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Police: Rocks, pumpkins, logs thrown at cars on I-205

Ten times since September; tips sought

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) - Police say a large rock hit a vehicle's windshield on Interstate 205 near Tualatin, the tenth time since September that items have been reported being thrown at motorists.
 
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the latest incident happened Tuesday.
 
Oregon State Police say the items thrown in the past several months include apples, rocks, branches, logs and pumpkins.
 
Police say the items have been thrown at passing motorists from a walkway near the southbound Interstate 5 Exit 289 which curves, goes underneath Interstate-5, and becomes I-205 northbound.
 
Police say the exit ramp is adjacent to a footpath that travels behind an apartment complex in Tualatin.
 
Police say none of the victims have been injured and the incidents haven't caused crashes.
 
Police ask that people with information call 503-375-3555 or 800-452-7888.

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OSP news release:

Since early September, OSP has responded to ten (10) separate reports of a variety of objects being thrown at passing motorists by unidentified individual(s) from a walkway adjacent to I-205. The area in questions is the Exit 289 I-5 SB which curves, goes underneath I-5, and becomes I-205 NB. The exit ramp is adjacent to a footpath that travels behind the Martinazzi Village apartments in Tualatin. There are multiple paths connecting to it which gives access to I-205 and I-5. 

The items being thrown have ranged from apples, rocks, branches, logs and pumpkins. The descriptions of the individual(s) responsible have ranged from early teens to early twenties in age with a variety of different clothing descriptions. The items being thrown have hit passing vehicles causing damage, most recently as of today, with a large rock hitting the windshield of a motorist. To date, none of the victims have been injured and these incidents have not caused any crashes. On several of the incidents the suspect(s) were seen fleeing the area into nearby trees and/or up a hillside and out of sight. 

Anyone with knowledge of these suspect(s) is encouraged to call the Oregon State Police NCC dispatch center at (503)375-3555 or (800)452-7888.


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