Three individuals have been arrested in Oregon for allegedly hurling rocks at passing motorists, according to law enforcement officials. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to 911 calls early Monday morning (26 June) from drivers on Interstate 84 in Fairview, Oregon, who reported being struck by boulders the size of softballs.
When MCSO deputies arrived on the scene, they reportedly observed three individuals fleeing the scene. MCSO stated that deputies arrested two juveniles and one adult for multiple counts of criminal mischief and negligent endangerment.
Authorities reported that a cinder block struck one vehicle. No serious injuries were reported, according to the MCSO. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office has urged individuals whose vehicles may have been damaged by rocks to submit a police report.
Do you know that on Tuesday (June 27), the Portland Police Department was able to identify the woman who died in a collision in which three other people were injured? Just after 6 p.m. on Sunday, a night-shift officer in Gresham spotted a vehicle that may have been involved in a string of armed robberies:
According to prosecutors, three Colorado adolescents were arrested earlier this year in connection with a rock-throwing spree that killed a driver and injured three others.
Joseph Koenig, Nicholas “Mitch” Karol-Chik, and Zachary Kwak, all 18-year-old high school seniors at the time, were arrested in April on charges of first-degree murder, with extreme indifference, as well as six counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, three counts of assault in the second degree, and three counts of criminal attempt to commit assault in the second degree, according to the Colorado First Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
The three teenagers allegedly threw large landscaping rocks at least seven vehicles on Colorado roads, with the last incident resulting in the death of 20-year-old driver Alexa Bartell. According to court documents, Kwak allegedly took a photograph of Bartell’s car after striking it “as a memento.”
After Bartell’s death, Kwak claimed Koenig and Karol-Chik discussed being “blood brothers” and agreed to never discuss the incident again, according to court documents. According to court documents, they convened the day after Bartell’s murder to discuss what transpired.