Bail Reduction Denied for Accused Tire Slasher

David Toledo, the accused Mayfair tire slasher, remains behind bars after a 2nd request to lower his bail is denied

By Dan Stamm and Jackie Gailey
|  Thursday, May 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:44 AM EDT
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David Toledo in His Own Words

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David Toledo, 44, is accused of slashing tires in his Mayfair neighborhood over the past few months. He'll appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

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David Toledo in His Own Words

Accused Mayfair tire slasher David Toledo was never camera shy while the search for the person who was vandalized cars in his neighborhood was going on. After his arrest for the slashings, NBC10 takes a look back at all the things Toledo said while the search was on for the Mayfair tire slasher.
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David Toledo, the victim turned suspect in the Mayfair tire slashing spree, remained behind bars Thursday morning after his lawyer tried unsuccessfully, again, to get his client's bail lowered.

Toledo's request to have his bail modified was denied, according to court documents.

This is the second time a motion to get bail for the accused car vandal lowered failed. Just last week, Toledo's lawyer William Brennan, argued unsuccessfully that the bail should be less.

Toledo's bail remained at $270,000 and he remained behind bars unable to post the money needed. He didn't appear at Thursday's hearing. 

Toledo, 44, is accused of vandalizing dozens of cars on his own block and in the area surrounding his home. Toledo is facing 49 counts of criminal mischief and five counts of making false police reports.

Toledo's attorney told reporters outside court last week that his client didn't commit the crimes and that he should soon be able to post bail.

"He's presumed innocent... we haven't seen one piece of discovery yet and it wouldn't be the first time the wrong guy was arrested," Brennan said. "In fact -- if my understanding is correct -- on the day that he was arrested and incarcerated six or eight cars got hit in Feltonville. That begs the question, 'did Dave Toledo do anything and if so did he do 47 of them.'"

Brennan was off with his facts. The tire slashings of three cars in Feltonville occurred two days after Toledo was arrested on April 25 .

Toledo's trial is still set to begin on July 12.

Toledo spoke to NBC10 several times after coverage of tire slashings in the area of the 4000 block of Aldine Street -- where he lives -- and surrounding roads began to surface in February.

"I hope the cops get them before the neighbors find out who it is because something bad is going to happen," said Toledo after some cars were vandalized in mid-March. "My wife said 'somebody is watching us watching the cops' because when they're here nothing happens."

Toledo is now accused of causing sleepless nights for neighbors concerned that their cars would be vandalized while the slept. A town watch was formed and police even offered a big reward for an arrest in the case.

All along Toledo was there speaking out against the vandalism.

"This will be the last time that you're going to get my car because you will get caught," Toledo told NBC10 after just his tires were slashed on March 20. "The $10,000 reward, I don't want the money, all I want is their hands so I can smash them so they can never do it again."


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