NBCPhiladelphia.com - Rosemary Connors
A Northeast Philadelphia man is behind bars this morning, charged with slashing tires near the 3300 block of Cottman Avenue.21-year-old Quincy Kramer is in custody after not posting bail. Tips from surveillance video led police to search Kramer's apartment, where they say officers found knives.Investigators do not suspect Kramer is responsible for the other slashings that have recently plagued nearby neighborhoods in Mayfair, like the 4000 block of Aldine Street. There, neighbors have resorted to watching their cars from their porches in overnight shifts.
Residents in Mayfair remain on edge, despite news that a suspect is behind bars in a recent rash of tire slashings.
A 21-year old neighborhood man was arrested Monday for some of the incidents.
Quincy Kramer did not make bail, so he’s still in custody. Kramer is accused of slitting tires on 9 cars on the 32-hundred and 33-hundred blocks of Cottman Avenue last week.
Police tracked him down through tips, after he was spotted on surveillance video. Investigators say they recovered knives and the jacket he wore in the video.
Neighbors were shocked to learn his identity. Nicole Durringer told NBC10 “When we heard it was him, we were like, wow. No way. He just lives, you know, 2 doors away.”
Police believe there are other suspects involved in the string of vandalism. They are patrolling day and night. And residents are helping out by taking turns keeping watch on overnight shifts.
"It just seems like the more people that are involved, the better chance it is that we catch him” said Karen Woldsmit.