State Police to Charge 4 Juveniles in Highway Rock-Throwing Incident
Trooper Andrew Daige from the Holden Barracks arrived at the scene and interviewed several victims whose vehicles had received damage from rocks that the suspects had been throwing. In all, Trooper Daige located approximately 60 golf-ball sized rocks and approximately 10 more rocks the size of softballs that had been thrown at vehicles on the ramp entering Route 290 eastbound. Several vehicles, which had remained to report their damage, had smashed windshields while several others had damage to the hoods, roofs, and sides of their vehicles.
One of the victims chased the suspects and with the assistance of Worcester Police Officers, was able to locate and identify four juvenile suspects. Trooper Davidson Lamarre interviewed the male juveniles and they admitted to having thrown the rocks at traffic.
Follow-up investigation by Trooper Daige identified several more victims for a total of twelve vehicles having sustained damage from the rocks thrown by these juveniles. Trooper Daige also conducted follow-up interviews with the offenders and has determined the charges appropriate for this matter. The charges against the four juveniles, all between the ages of 9 and 11, will be forthcoming later today.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.