Police seek vandals throwing items onto interstate
Since early September, Oregon State Police officers have responded to 10 separate reports of a variety of objects being thrown at passing motorists from a walkway adjacent to Interstate 205.
The area in questions is the Exit 289 of southbound Interstate 5, which curves, goes underneath I-5 and becomes I-205 northbound.
The exit ramp is adjacent to a footpath that travels behind the Martinazzi Village apartments in Tualatin. Multiple paths connect to it, which gives access to I-205 and I-5.
The items being thrown have included apples, rocks, branches, logs and pumpkins. The descriptions of the individuals responsible have ranged from early teens to early 20s, with a variety of different clothing descriptions. The items being thrown have hit passing vehicles causing damage. The most recent incident occurred Tuesday, Dec. 12, when a large rock hit a vehicle's windshield.
To date, none of the victims have been injured and these incidents have not caused any crashes. On several of the incidents the suspect or suspects were seen fleeing the area into nearby trees or up a hillside and out of sight.
Anyone with knowledge of these incidents is encouraged to call the Oregon State Police NCC dispatch center at 503-375-3555 or 800-452-7888.