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Drivers beware: More rocks thrown at cars

MASON CITY – Another rock-throwing incident was reported to police in Mason City this week, just a few blocks from where large rocks were dropped onto cars driving under a bridge.

Mason City police took a report on October 5 after a caller reported at least four juveniles were throwing rocks at cars near 15th Street and North Penn Avenue. By the time an officer arrived, the juveniles were gone. However, police claim to know the identity of one of the juveniles involved, and the officer went to that person’s home. When the officer arrived, no one was home, and no further action appears to have been taken.

13th NE trestle
13th NE trestle

On September 12, at around 11:38 PM, an officer was driving a police car in the 400 block of 13th Street NE when someone threw “large rock”s from the old railroad train trestle, which struck the squad car. The officer pulled over and noticed fresh damage in multiple places to the squad car from the rocks. Around this time, another motorist reported that someone had thrown a large rock from the same bridge and cracked the windshield on his vehicle.

Police immediately searched the area and were able to flush three juveniles out from the brush where they were detained near 9th and Elm Drive. The three juveniles caught are: Kyle Movick (Age 14); Tucker Duckert (Age 14); and Leon Walker (Age 10).

All three juveniles were charged with third degree criminal mischief, an aggravated misdemeanor. The three juveniles were booked that night and released to their parents. The criminal charges were referred to juvenile court services.

Damage to the two vehicles is estimated to be approximately $500-$750.

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