Some 25 tires were slashed in Astoria Saturday night, including a few at the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office where the culprit was caught on video.

Now, Rayna M. Blackburn, a 44-year-old transient, has been charged with five counts of first-degree criminal mischief and one count of second-degree criminal mischief.

At 10 p.m. Saturday, Astoria Police were called to an area near the Merrytime Tavern for a report of tires being slashed. Officers arrived and found six vehicles with at least one tire slashed each.

A third party told police that a woman pushing a shopping cart was to blame.

Moments later, another six vehicles with tires slashed were reported between Sixth Street and Tenth Street. While Officer Tim Gillum responded to those discoveries, Officer Ken Hansen located a woman pushing a shopping cart and identified her as Blackburn.

But because there was no witness, officers had to release her.

Gillum then responded to three more vehicles reported near McDonald’s, where a witness was located who identified the alleged slasher as Blackburn.

She was arrested.

But the vehicle discoveries didn’t end there.

While taking Blackburn to the jail, Police located more vehicles with slashed tires.

“Blackburn was captured on video vandalizing the vehicles in the County Sheriff’s parking lot,” Astoria Police stated.

In total, police located 20 cars with 25 tires damaged.

She was booked into the Clatsop County Jail. Her arraignment is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. today.

Police are looking for additional witnesses or victims to contact Officer Tim Gillum at or 503-325-4411.


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