Winston-Salem police report more incidents of teens throwing rocks at vehicles

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem police are working to identify the teens they believe are responsible for a new round of rocks being thrown at passing motorists.

FOX8 first brought you the story of this dangerous trend with juveniles in January. In both January and February, there were multiple reports of teens throwing rocks, some as large as 7 inches, off overpasses along Highway 52 within the city. Police identified those they believed were responsible for the acts and the rock-throwing stopped.

However, overnight Monday and Tuesday -- into Wednesday morning -- police reported six new incidents where motorists had their vehicles hit by objects. This time, it’s happening near the 1300 block of University Parkway.

"That could definitely cause a major accident and harm more than just one person, and even someone they know,” said Jennifer Duncan, a Winston-Salem native.

Police say each of the incidents happened between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

"Your kid should be at home in the bed asleep at 4 o'clock in the morning,” said Christopher Rouse, of Winston-Salem.

"All I can say for these little juveniles running around, you all should have had parents like we had and you would be scared to pick up a rock,” added Fonda Welch.

Police have not reported any injuries related to the incidents. They believe the juveniles throwing the objects are between 13 and 16 years of age.

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