Boys 11, 13 Arrested After Rocks, Concrete Thrown At Cars On I-35

WACO (July 1, 2013)—Two boys, ages 11, and 13, were in custody and Waco police were looking for several others after rocks and concrete were thrown at southbound vehicles on Interstate 35, leaving some motorists with cuts and scratches, mostly from broken windshields.

At least eight vehicles were struck over a 45-minute period, police said.

The victims, ranging in age from 19 to 64, suffered facial and upper body cuts from glass shards, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Monday.

Paramedics treated all of them at the scene, Swanton said.

Officers responded after a motorist stopped to report the incident, which happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday in the area of the Forrest Street exit on the Interstate.

The officers with help from a Department of Public Safety helicopter began to search the area and located several suspects, Waco police Swanton said.

Officers caught the two boys after a brief foot chase, Swanton said.

They were both charged with engaging in organized crime, criminal mischief and aggravated assault, Swanton said.

Officers were looking for additional suspects and police received an additional report Monday of damage the juveniles may be responsible for, Swanton said.