Man caught damaging cars in Ridgewood arrested early Tuesday morning

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Officers slapped the cuffs on an early morning vandal who damaged four parked vehicles in Ridgewood on Tuesday.

According to a community alert sent out by the 104th Precinct, officers responded to a 911 call on Tuesday, June 28, at approximately 5:12 a.m. in the vicinity of Onderdonk Avenue and Himrod Street, where an individual was seen damaging vehicles in the area.

Officers then arrested David Martinez, 28, from Ridgewood and charged him with criminal mischief, police said. Upon further investigation, law enforcement agents reported that Martinez bent one vehicle’s driver’s side mirror, as well as up to four other vehicles’ windshield wipers before being arrested.

The 104th Precinct encourages anyone that lives in the vicinity of this location and suspects their vehicle was damaged to call 911 or contact the precinct at 718-386-3004.