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Teens arrested for 'launching' rocks at cars off south side bridge

Posted at 6:28 PM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 18:28:01-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police have arrested two teens accused of throwing rocks at vehicles from off a railroad overpass on the south side.

IMPD officers were dispatched at least eight times between 1-4 p.m. on Monday for reports of vehicles struck by rocks in the 1500 block of South Madison Avenue. The vehicles suffered damage ranging from dents to shattered windows.

During the investigation into the case, IMPD detectives acquired surveillance video of two teens launching rocks from off the overpass.

Police said numerous tips were called into Crime Stoppers, which led detectives to 13-year-old and 15-year-old suspects.

The teens were subsequently arrested and taken to the juvenile detention center for processing. They each face multiple charges of criminal recklessness.

The area where the teens were allegedly throwing rocks at vehicles is just a short distance away from another bridge – this one at the intersection of Raymond Street and Madison Avenue – where juvenile suspects have also been reported throwing rocks, tires and other objects at vehicles.

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Several vehicles have been reported damaged at that location from objects thrown from that bridge.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the juvenile suspects arrested this week were also being looked at in connection with the Raymond Street bridge incidents.

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