Canton Police hope surveillance video tracks down boys who threw rocks onto highway

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CANTON, Ohio - Police hope the image of two boys seen by a highway overpass on December 30 will help them identify the people responsible for throwing debris onto the busy road, damaging at least five cars.

The incidents were reported on State Route 30 near the Harrison Road exit on December 30th.

Craig Frank was one of the people whose vehicle was hit, a rock damaging his truck near the passenger side rear view mirror.

"The car in front of me was off the side of the road already and their windshield was totally smashed in had it gone through the windshield it would have hit the driver right in the face because that is exactly where it hit," Frank told Fox 8 News the next day.

After reviewing security video from a nearby school and from a landscaping company police say two boys seen at the overpass when the damage was reported may be responsible.

The video shows two boys believed to be between 14 and 17 years old, one of them on a bicycle, outside of Garfield Academy.

The same two people are believed to be seen in the landscaping company surveillance video going underneath the bridge from Dueber Avenue just as another truck was hit by rocks.

Police believe the surveillance video shows the boys emerging from underneath the bridge just after the driver of another car reported that her car was also damaged by rocks.

"We believe that these two individuals went underneath the bridge and possibly threw debris from under the bridge onto the roadway or possibly at vehicles causing damage to the vehicles either by the vehicles hitting the rocks and kicking them up or possibly hitting the vehicles themselves with the rocks," said Canton Police Sgt. Scott Prince.

Police photos show rocks littering the side of the highway on the day of the reported incidents.

Although there were no reports of serious injuries from the incidents, police say that does not make the incident any less serious.

And they hope somebody can help identify the boys who are seen in the videos.‚Äč