An 18-year-old Northwest Washington man was ordered held without bond yesterday after being charged in D.C. Superior Court with felonious destruction of property in connection with slashing the tires on one car Monday night near North Capitol Street and New Hampshire Avenue.
Brian Michael Frost, of the 4700 block of Fifth Street NW, also was charged with burglary in connection with an incident a month ago. According to federal prosecutors, he had been scheduled to appear at trial Jan. 10 on another burglary charge.
Frost, a second-year student at Cardozo High School, according to court records, was arrested after a series of tire slashings in the Farragut section of the city.
Police, who said the slashes appeared to have been made with a hunting knife sometime between 11 p.m. and daybreak Tuesday, estimated that tires of between 130 and 200 cars had been destroyed. Police yesterday estimated the damage at between $30,000 and $40,000.
Frost was charged with slashing the tires on the car of Alice Headry of 508 Crittenden St. NW. The neighborhood consists mostly of retired persons, some of whom awoke to the hissing sounds of their slashed tires and were left stranded. Police said the same persons who slashed those tires may be responsible for a similar acts of vandalism in the same area the night before and along Reno Road NW last November and along Wisconsin Avenue last July.
Police said yesterday they are looking for two juveniles in connection with the incidents. Frost was ordered held without bond until Jan. 4, when he is scheduled to appear at a hearing to consider a trial date.