ON the morning of December 4, 2014, numerous residents of North Vancouver woke up to discover that their vehicle tires had been slashed. Approximately 200 tires related to 150 various vehicles were flattened in an overnight, one-man mischief spree in the Capilano University area. Tow truck services located throughout the Lower Mainland assisted those whose vehicles had had their tires slashed.
After a complex and lengthy police investigation utilizing forensic evidence (blood found on slashed tires), 35-year-old Shane Nendick was identified as the person responsible. Subsequently, Nendick was also identified in the following three other property-related offences that occurred in 2015:
* On January 1, 2015, the Capilano University Library received property damage when it was broken into and a fire started in one of its offices.
* On January 10, 2015, a local gas station was broken into and had property stolen.
* On August 15, 2015, a local grocery store was broken into an had property stolen.
This year, on March 31, Nendick appeared in North Vancouver Provincial Court and was found guilty of 28 criminal charges, 24 of which were related to the tire slashing incident.
Upon recent sentencing, Nendick received a conditional sentence of two years less a day for the tire slashing incident. For all the other criminal charges, Nendick received a suspended sentence with three years’ probation. As part of his 20 probation order conditions, Nendick must reside at his family residence in Squamish and comply with a strict curfew.