MIDWOOD (PIX11) -- An arrest was made in the Brooklyn tire slashing rampage that affected at least 40 cars early Sunday morning.
Cops say between 50 and 70 tires were affected by the act of vandalism from Quentin Road to Avenue S and East 17th Street to Bedford Avenue.
Eduard Ivashcenko, 21, who reportedly lives in the area, was charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief.
The NYPD’s 61st Precinct said on Twitter that the tire slasher was apprehended Monday afternoon. The precinct also thanked the community for its cooperation during the investigation.
Community leaders in the mostly Jewish neighborhood say they think it was an isolated incident and not a bias crime.
The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) also thanked the NYPD for its swift work catching the suspect.
“This shows once again how our community will not tolerate quality of life crimes and vandalism,” Councilman Chaim Deutsch said.
“The intolerable situation highlights the importance of reporting every crime to the police and the value of the police and community working together.”
Councilman Greenfield also thanked the applauded the NYPD for their work in nabbing the tire slasher. Greenfield was the first to offer a $1,000 award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
"This quick arrest proves once again that we truly have the NYPD's finest serving our neighborhoods and that goes a long way in calming the nerves of the community. The message is very clear: New York City has zero tolerance for these quality of life crimes," Greenfield said.
A motive for the crime is unclear, but victims do know it is costing them a lot of money.