Warning! Tires slashed - AZ Wildcat/Camp Creek/11-mile wash

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by alphaBETAdog, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    Today all four of my truck tires got slashed as well as 4 other trucks at the Tonto National Forest parking area at the north end of 136th St. near north Scottsdale. I think the area is also known as Granit Mountain. Had a nice day of riding only to come back to my truck to find the tires flat and slashed. It must have been done sometime between 12:30 and 3:45. Needless to say we were all very pissed and it created quite a problem and expense getting our trucks towed out. Something makes me think it was a resident that lives somewhere along 136th street the doesn't like the traffic going up there. They also put a "private drive" sign up about 1/4 mile before the area and it is a public dirt road.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #1
  2. benwiggin2

    benwiggin2 Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,310
    Location:
    Brea, CA
    jeebus that sucks.
    #2
  3. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    704
    First, I offer my sympathy that you have been the victim of vandalism
    perpetrated by a cowardly 4$$h0le.


    I'd go back again with a couple of big strong buddies, a video camera,
    and some appropriate personal protection gear, and ride off and then
    sneak back and wait in the bushes for the guy who did it to come back
    and do it again. Video them in the act of slashing tires again and you'd
    have a slam-dunk court case and all of your buddies could go after the
    perpetrator for damages and lost wages etc. An arrest would be guaranteed,
    and it sounds to me like the damages incurred the first time were sufficient to
    secure a felony conviction, though I do not know the law on this in your state.


    On the other hand, if this area is close to a drug smuggling route and that's why
    they don't want you riding around out there, you could find yourself facing some
    dangerous people. Obviously it's your call what you decide to do.



    .
    #3
  4. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,716
    Location:
    socorro NM 505-five five zero-2583
    if you ride that area alot just set up a game camera and hope it is a local
    #4
  5. It'sNotTheBike

    It'sNotTheBike Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    704


    The problem with setting up a game camera is that if you aren't around and the perps
    wear a hoodie or a balaclava, you haven't got much to work with. That's why I like
    the plan of two or three large strong friends hiding in the bushes. The idea is that
    you don't allow the perp to leave the scene of the crime. You hold him and call the
    cops.


    .
    #5
  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    31,909
    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    WOW! What a fucking coward. <label for="rb_iconid_25">[​IMG]</label>

    Thanks for the heads up and sorry you had to go through this.
    #6
  7. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,350
    Location:
    The north edge of 85050
    This may be the correct thing to do, but a little street justice sounds much sweeter to me.

    Sorry about this ABDog.

    S.C.
    #7
  8. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    It is going to cost me just under a grand for the tires and tow. My insurance deductable is $1000. The bastards even slashed my spare tire underneath!

    The Sheriff said that just last weekend other vehicles got their tires slashed at that very same parking area. Also, a friend that live near that area said some other friend of his got hassled for riding their street legal dirt bikes up that very same road a few weeks ago. It is definately a reident. Also, at the intersection of 136th St. & Ashler Hills Rd someone put an official looking "private road" sign which it is no way a private road. Some street justice needs to be done as it is doubtful law enforcement will or can do anything.
    #8
  9. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,899
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    Just a thought, if a person has put a sign up, legal or not & his first attempt at diversion & inforcement in the area to off roaders is slashing tires, personally I would consider this to be a dangerous person & could be capable of much more? No drug runners here, I would think a deranged local for sure. $1,000 a lot of money for sure to be out. Don't know what the answer here is. Law inforcement should be the method in solving this, for sure your life is worth more than the risk! I ride alone a lot & often run into road closed or no trespassing signs on roads I feel are legal to be on but see no physical reason to press the issue. I realize the area you were in is highly used to unload & ride from but??
    #9
  10. mgraber

    mgraber n00b

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Edge of the Western World
    I'd start by removing the 'private property' sign but leave it on the ground near where it had originally been posted. Find a suitable OP and see who puts the sign back up. This "might" help you ID a person of interest. Further recon might lead you closer to either justice or retribution. You have boots on the ground there, I don't so take my advice for what it's worth; very little.
    #10
  11. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Oddometer:
    7,350
    Location:
    The north edge of 85050
    Just bring a bigger knife, and a bigger set of balls.

    S.C.
    #11
  12. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,899
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    Unfortunatly violence can't solve all problems.
    #12
  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,609
    Location:
    tucson, AZ, It's a dry hate.
    So you're saying violence should be the answer to all problems? WTF?

    j/k

    What a bunch of bullshit for the OP. Hope the person gets caught and is made to pay for all the damage.
    #13
  14. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    31,909
    Location:
    Queen Creek, AZ
    While a stake out sounds like a great idea to catch the scumbag
    who here has that sort of time?
    #14
  15. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,899
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    #15
  16. oldxr

    oldxr Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,169
    Location:
    central komifornia
    If the guys on dual sports got hassled by somebody then they know who it is.Are there expensive houses nearby?Or some homeless tree hugger living in a non-running vw bus?I ride alot by myself and think I will be packing soon.I see a business opportunity here.Upper body armour with built in holster.Hopefully who ever it is wont start dropping nails or tie piano wire between trees or signs.
    #16
  17. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,266
    Location:
    knockin round the rim, AZ
    that blows betadog,,,,, vandalism is the main reason i dont like leaving my truck out there.

    i say the best thing to do is "hire" someone to camp out and watch the place from afar with good bino's and a camera with telephoto lens. if you can get the person in the act then lawsuits and legal action are in the bag, get your money back for tires and "private surveillance". ect. if its a local resident it would totally be premeditated, and that might be a felony offense.
    #17
  18. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumper™

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,337
    Location:
    Jacksonville Fl
    Not wishing any more misfortune on you, but I wonder why they didn't slash the trailer tires.
    #18
  19. alphaBETAdog

    alphaBETAdog Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2011
    Oddometer:
    305
    Location:
    Central Arizona
    That really perplexed me as well! And it would have been an extrem hassle if they did. Maybe it was because it was a brand new Kendon trailer and even this scumbag couldn't do that?

    One of the other trucks that got all 4 tires slashed had those expensive "Baja" tires that he said cost $800 each. He was extremely pissed.

    Mentioned this to the Cosco tire store manager who also rides offroad. He said he has known of instances where someone has strung barbed wire at neck level. If so, this is definately a deranged individual/s we're dealing with.
    #19
  20. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,478
    Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    where exactly is this spot? i may need to go and spend some time there.
    #20