USC Notify, the emergency notification system launched by Upper St. Clair this year, provided the following message for township residents Tuesday afternoon:
“A rash of criminal mischief spread across the township this summer. It has grown increasingly malicious and destructive to include slashing tires, smashing car windows, hacking at front and garage doors, church windows, lampposts, vehicle entries and mailboxes.
“The police department urges all residents to review security protocol for their home and auto. Report any suspicious noise or activity immediately to the police department at 412-833-7500. Please call promptly and band together to halt this senseless vandalism.”