Peru Police announced the arrest of two men after a series of tire slashings and possible arson early Wednesday morning.

Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Hodge of Peru and 30-year-old Kurtis Kelchner of Mendota were picked up at 11:30 Wednesday morning. Police Chief Doug Bernabei says the pair slashed 27 tires on at least 14 vehicles after midnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Bernabei also believes both men lit fireworks in a malicious way, causing a small fire in the Ken-Mar Trailer Court in Peru at about 3:30 Wednesday morning.

Bernabei said the two are locked up in the La Salle County Jail.

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