Solvang man suspected of slashing tires on postal vehicles in custody

Feb 26, 2014

One of the many USPS vehicles with slashed tires in a Solvang parking lot.
Credit Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

A Solvang man is facing felony vandalism and theft charges after Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies caught him in a parking lot full of slashed tires.

Deputies say 23-year-old Dakota Serge was arrested early this morning on Alisal Road in Solvang.

The sheriff's department reports 35 tires were slashed, 22 of those on United States Post Office trucks.

In addition, deputies say Serge was in possession of an an American, a California, and several Danish flags, which they believe were cut down from local Solvang businesses.

Serge was caught by deputies with the help of a 9-1-1 call.