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Police: Rocks thrown at vehicles on Durham Freeway

Posted February 1, 2013

— Police said Friday that Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in several recent incidents where rocks and bricks have been thrown at vehicles on the Durham Freeway.

Two people have suffered minor injuries in these incidents, which occurred between the South Alston Avenue bridge and Briggs Avenue, police said. Items have been thrown from overpasses or bridges or from embankments beside the road.

The incidents have usually occurred at night, and most of the vehicles have been in the northbound lanes, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4415, extension 29311, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

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  • llf Feb 6, 10:23 a.m.

    tjbscott

    I was a friend of the family of the woman that died in the 80's. It was a horrific thing to happen. I hope they put the cameras on the bridge. This is such a horrible thing for our young ones to be doing. They are probably not looking at the all things that can happen with this type of deeds.

  • 68_dodge_polara Feb 5, 9:57 a.m.

    This has been occurring for more than 30 years. Why doesn't the DOT place fencing on the sides of the over passes where this is occurring? It's a solution that has worked most every where else.

  • aquamarine46 Feb 4, 11:44 a.m.

    Such dangerous mischef.....yes to camera's, and totally agree with jbyrd.

  • beach2011 Feb 4, 9:24 a.m.

    That expensive bridge is being used for something!!! I agree what about cameras to catch this terrible crime!!

  • kellypsnll Feb 1, 6:51 p.m.

    When I worked for advance auto parts a long time ago, I heard about one of the big rig drivers had big rock or bowling ball dropped from an overpass, went thru her windshield. It is a miracle there was not a fatality. Most likely, the person or people doing this are juveniles with nothing better to so. Wonder if the area in question can have a surveillance camera set up to catch them.

  • tjbscott Feb 1, 6:33 p.m.

    A woman died in the 1980s because of this type of mischief, on the Freeway.

  • Huey Feb 1, 5:43 p.m.

    Just one of the risks of going through a dangerous neighborhood at night I guess.

  • jbyrd Feb 1, 5:17 p.m.

    And when they catch the &($&#)'s, charge them with asault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill....