Davenport police are asking the public’s help in solving an outbreak of vandalism that occurred on the city’s east side during the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday.

At least 42 vehicles were damaged during the overnight hours, said Capt. Paul Sikorski, who is in charge of the department’s patrol division.

“The damage consists of mostly slashed tires,” Sikorski said. “It varied from vehicle to vehicle how much damage was done. Some cars had one tire slashed while others had two. There was one report of a broken car window.”

The areas where the damage occurred, he said, included the 700-1100 blocks of Bridge Avenue, the 1100 block of Oneida Avenue and the 900-1400 blocks of College Avenue. There also were damaged vehicles in the 1200-1300 blocks of East 13th Street and the 1200-1300 blocks of East 9th Street.

Police still are determining the value of the damage done, he said, adding that, “It’s a lot.”

Anyone who may have seen something suspicious or may know about the incidents is asked to call the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.