February 10 2020

Burlington Teen Among Three Charged for Throwing Rocks Into Traffic


Three teenagers, including one from Burlington, have been charged for throwing rocks into traffic. 

The Massachusetts State Police say that after reports of two vehicles struck by rocks on Route 3 in Billerica, troopers, assisted by Billerica Police, located three people believed to have thrown the rocks into traffic from the side of the road. 

Troopers will summon the three to court on various charges related to the rock-throwing incidents. They are a 19-year-old male from Wilmington, a 17-year-old male from Billerica, and a 17-year-old male from Burlington. 

According to police, the investigation that led Troopers to the three males began at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, when a motorist reported to State Police-Concord that the windshield of his commercial vehicle was struck by a rock apparently thrown from the side of Route 3 northbound in Billerica near Exit 27. The motorist suffered minor injuries from flying glass and was transported to Lahey Clinic.  

A second motorist subsequently  reported that his vehicle was also struck by a rock apparently thrown from the same area. The second motorist was not injured.  

Troopers subsequently located the adult male and two juveniles in the area where the rocks had been thrown. Subsequent investigation revealed probable cause to believe that the three were responsible for throwing rocks at passing cars.

Massachusetts State Police said they are not releasing the names at this time. 


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