Cobleskill police investigating a report of slashed tires arrested a local resident.

Skye W. Schaefer, 29, of Cobleskill, was charged Jan. 1 with third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, police said.

Police received a report of damage to a vehicle parked at Green Bridge Apartments at about 1:30 a.m. Jan 1, a media release said, and an investigation revealed that many other vehicles had punctured tires.

Schaefer was found near vehicles damaged at about 1:45 a.m., and a knife was found in the area by officers, the release said.

Schaefer was charged with seven counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, after police consulted with the Schoharie County District Attorney's Office.

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