10/03/2011 10:24 EDT | Updated 12/03/2011 05:12 EST

Toronto police say election signs painted, tires slashed in St. Paul's riding

TORONTO - Toronto police are asking people living in the midtown riding of St. Paul's to be vigilant after what appears to be election-related vandalism over the weekend.

Police say eight homes in the Eglinton Avenue area from Mount Pleasant Boulevard to Yonge Street were targeted by vandals.

Const. Tony Vella says it appears the homes had Liberal election signs on their properties.

Some of the signs were spray painted and several vehicles had their tires slashed.

Police say they are treating each case as a major crime scene and are taking shoe prints and fingerprints.

There's no word on suspects.

There was similar vandalism at houses with Liberal signs in Barrie over the weekend.

It's not the first time residents in St. Paul's have been targeted. There was also vandalism reported at houses with Liberal signs in the May federal election.

(AM640, The Canadian Press)