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Teens Charged with Throwing Rocks Off Overpass

June 19, 2014 10:25 AM | News


Two teens are facing charges and another is being sought after they allegedly threw rocks off the Pembina Highway overpass onto vehicles below.

Winnipeg police say it happened Tuesday night shortly after 10 p.m. at Pembina Highway and Bishop Grandin Boulevard. The teens are said to have thrown rocks at vehicles travelling eastbound on Bishop Grandin at speeds of roughly 80 km/h.

Four vehicles were hit, totalling $2,500 in damage, including a Nissan Versa, Toyota Sienna, Ford F-150 and Volkswagen Jetta.

Three of the victims pulled over and began chasing the youths on foot. A 22-year-old man caught up to one of the suspects, but was then assaulted in the upper body.

Police located and arrested two of the suspects, however an officer was assaulted by one of the teens while he was in police custody.

A 13-year-old boy is facing four counts of mischief endangering life, assault and assault on a peace officer. A second 13-year-old is facing four counts of mischief endangering life.

A third teen is still being sought and police continue to investigate.


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