Cuyahoga Falls say three kids were caught tossing stuff off the Route 8 overpass over Howe Avenue -- including a 50-pound piece of concrete a foot and a half in diameter. One car was hit by a softball-sized piece of junk. All three -- aged 11 to 14 -- facing juvenile charges.
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(Cuyahoga Falls PD via Facebook) On 2-9-2013 at approximately 8:05 pm, Cuyahoga Falls Police responded to the area of Howe Ave and State Route 8 for a call of debris falling from the railroad crossing bridge located overtop of Howe Ave. When officers arrived they discovered several small wooden logs, and chunks of concrete on Howe Ave that had been thrown from the railroad bridge overpass located directly above the roadway. The largest item thrown from the bridge onto Howe Ave was a piece of concrete approximately 18” in diameter and weighing approximately 50 pounds. At least one vehicle was struck by a softball size piece of concrete and sustained minor damage to the hood of the vehicle.
Officers checked the area of the incident and discovered three juveniles riding bicycles. The juveniles were stopped and questioned about the items thrown from the railroad bridge at vehicles on Howe Ave. All three juveniles admitted that they had participated in throwing items from the bridge at cars traveling on Howe Ave.
The juveniles, ages 11, 11 and 14, were all charged with:
Vehicular Vandalism O.R.C. 2909.09 Misdemeanor of the First Degree
Criminal Damaging O.R.C. 2909.06 Misdemeanor of the Second Degree Criminal Trespassing O.R.C. 2911.21 Misdemeanor of the Fourth Degree