A Hellertown woman was one of seven people who had tires on their vehicles slashed while they were guests at the Copperhead Grille on Airport Road in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, earlier this month, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.
According to a state police news release, Darcie Geisler, 39, had a tire or tires on her vehicle slashed by the unknown perpetrators sometime around 10:30 p.m. Sept. 4.
Police said a total of 16 tires on vehicles owned by residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, Walnutport, Emmaus and Parish, N.Y., were slashed in the restaurant’s parking lot along with two tires on a truck tractor that was in the parking lot of the nearby Red Roof Inn.
Including totals from other recent incidents, “at least 25 vehicles have been affected in the jurisdiction of PSP-Bethlehem Barracks, (while) Bethlehem City Police Department has reports of at least 42 vehicles affected in their jurisdiction,” the news release stated.
The damage to the tires in the Sept. 4 Copperheard Grille mass tire slashing was in excess of $1,000, state police said.
The investigation into these criminal mischief incidents is ongoing, police said.
Anyone with information about them is asked to call the Bethlehem barracks at 610-861-2026. According to the news release the investigating officer is Tpr. Juan Barrios.