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Police roll up tire slashers in Revere

REVERE — Two men were arrested for allegedly slashing the tires on more than 20 cars in Revere Tuesday night.

James J. Lyons, 25, and Corey A. Oliva, 22, both of Revere, are each charged with 20 counts of malicious destruction of property and violation of the city knife ordinance for carrying a prohibited knife in connection with the damage caused to cars overnight, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Police Chief James Guido said more than 20 cars were damaged with slashed tires.

The DA’s office said at least one of those cars had a broken window. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

Both men were arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Wednesday. Bail was set at $1,500 for Lyons and $500 for Oliva, the DA’s office said.

The men return to court on Jan. 4.


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