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Tires slashed on highway patrol vehicle

Grand Forks police received a report today that the back tires of a North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle had been slashed. Sgt. Aaron Hummel said Trooper Greg Smith's patrol vehicle was parked outside Smith's Grand Forks home when the vandalism oc...

Grand Forks police received a report today that the back tires of a North Dakota Highway Patrol vehicle had been slashed.

Sgt. Aaron Hummel said Trooper Greg Smith's patrol vehicle was parked outside Smith's Grand Forks home when the vandalism occurred.

Smith reported the vandalism this morning. Hummel said the tires were likely slashed the night before.

Hummel said police told the patrol that other vehicles in the neighborhood have had tires slashed.

In May, brick was thrown through the rear window of another trooper's squad car while it was parked near the trooper's Grand Forks home.

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