Monday, December 20, 2010

Teens Accused Of Tossing Rocks From Overpass

Several local teenagers have made Santa's naughty list this holiday season. Cookeville police say two girls and two boys have been accused of tossing items off a railroad overpass, aiming at vehicles on the street below. And, in a separate case, two teenagers are accused of spray painting graffiti at Avery Trace School. Police say they arrested the 14- and 15-year-old juveniles on Friday night after an investigation which began when a motorist reported that something hit his windshield and broke it as he drove on West Spring Street, near Carr Avenue. The man told authorities that he saw someone near the railroad overpass toss something at his vehicle. Two similar incidents were reported on Willow Avenue, where the railroad bridge comes across that road, including one in which a man reported that a large rock had been tossed off the bridge and almost hit his car.  Police found three teenage girls walking in the area and they allegedly confessed when questioned about the incident. Authorities say they also implicated two teenage boys who had been with them.  And they say one of those boys is also a suspect in the graffiti incident at the Middle School.