Man charged with vandalizing a Dayton police cruiser

Source: Montgomery County Jail website

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is in custody charged with slashing the tires on a Dayton police cruiser.

Christopher Oakley was arrested for the incident that happened around 9:45 p.m Saturday.

Police reports say officers were patrolling the area around the Greater Dayton RTA building on South Main Street when one of them saw a man walking away from a cruiser parked in the employee lot.

Officers got a description of the suspect from patrons which was given to a supervisor.

Oakley was later identified and apprehended as he was about to get on a bus. After a search, police found a knife in his pocket.

He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail where he is facing vandalism and criminal tools charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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