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Pair suspected of slashing 20+ tires in Cambridge

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Suspects Steven LeMaster and Brett Lycans Suspects Steven LeMaster and Brett Lycans Guernsey County Sheriff's Office

Two men arrested early Monday morning wanted on other warrants

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio -- Officers arrested two men, suspected of slashing more than 20 tires in Cambridge, early Monday morning.

According to reports from the Cambridge Police Department, dispatchers received numerous reports at around 3:00 a.m. Monday of tires being slashed in the area surrounding Orchard Avenue, Jefferson Avenue, and S. 6th Street. Several callers also complained that their vehicles had been broken into. While patrolling the area, officers observed two men walking through a nearby alley. When requested to stop, the men attempted to flee the scene. One suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Stephen LeMaster of Cambridge, fell down and was taken into custody. The other escaped the area.

A short time later, officers learned that the other suspect - 23-year-old Brett Lycans of West Salem - had stopped at a Madison Avenue residence. Lycans was located and arrested at the home without incident just before 5:00 a.m.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered that both suspects were wanted on outstanding warrants - LeMaster in Guernsey County, Lycans in Wayne County.

All together, the pair is suspected of damaging at least 21 vehicles in the south Cambridge neighborhood. LeMaster has been charged with obstructing official business, while Lycans faces charges of burglary and obstructing official business. The case has been sent to the Detective Bureau for further investigation and possible felony charges.

Z. Daniel Barnett

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