David Toledo has been arraigned on 49 counts of criminal mischief, seven counts of possession of an instrument of crime and five counts of false reports. His bail is set at $270,000.
His neighbors and the media gathered outside his house on the 4000-block of Aldine Street last night where Mayfair Town Watch
President Milt Martelack
called a press conference.
For months, residents of the block had been victims of vandalism, waking up many mornings to find their tires slashed
, or the air let out. David Toledo was among them, but it turns out he isn't a victim.
"He betrayed us," Martelack told NEast Philly late Wednesday afternoon after initial reports indicated Toledo was a town watch member. In fact, Toldeo never received town watch training. Instead, Martelack believes Toldeo expressed interest in joining the rejuvenated neighborhood watch group to get a sense of how it works so he could proceed to vandalize several dozen cars on his own block.
"At no point did he do anything beneficial for the community whatsoever," Martelack said of Toldeo.