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Macomb County Sheriff: Kids drove around throwing rocks at other cars, hit police car

More than $20,000 of damage was done

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three juveniles have been charged in Macomb County after allegedly damaging vehicles with rocks on multiple occasions in November.

On Nov. 19, a man and his daughter were traveling on 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township when the windshield of their Jeep suddenly shattered. Glass from the windshield entered the vehicle and injured the hands of the daughter, according to police.

On Nov. 20 around 2:55 a.m., a Shelby Township police officer was traveling east on West Utica Road, responding to a call, when someone in a passing vehicle threw rocks at his car. According to authorities, the rocks were thrown out of the rear driver’s side window of the passing vehicle.

The officer turned around and followed the vehicle to an apartment complex on Ryan Road, police said, but the occupants of the vehicle ran away on foot. According to police, there were rocks on the rear-seat and floor of the vehicle. Police impounded the vehicle, a Chrysler 300.

A K-9 was unable to locate the occupants of the vehicle, police said, but two of the occupants came out of the woods and surrendered. Police arrested them.

According to police, interviews and investigations determined that other vehicles were damaged and there were at least 14 victims. More than $20,000 of damage was done over several days by a group of people in at least two cars, police said.

Three juveniles are charged with throwing objects at trains/cars causing injury, a 4-year felony, malicious destruction of property ($1,000-$20,000), a 5-year felony, and throwing objects at trains/cars causing property damage, a misdemeanor.

Two of the juveniles are from Macomb Township. The third is from Fraser.

Police said other police agencies have separate investigations and more charges are possible.

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