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Suspect ID'd in case of rocks that damaged cars

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen says the large rocks were left at the intersection of 217th Street East and Dakota Avenue in Credit River Township. While no one was injured, a number of vehicles were damaged when unsuspecting motorists ran into them.

CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP, Minn.- Investigators have identified a juvenile suspect in connection with the placing of large rocks in the middle of the road that caused extensive damage to a number of vehicles in Scott County October 17.

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen says the large rocks were left at the intersection of 217th Street East and Dakota Avenue in Credit River Township. While no one was injured, a number of vehicles were damaged when unsuspecting motorists ran into them.

“Thanks to the diligent efforts of our investigators, we have determined who is responsible for these actions,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “We are thankful that there were no injuries resulting from these incidents.”

The case has been forwarded to the Scott County Attorney's Office for possible charges against the juvenile, who has not been named.

Anthony Jiacone was driving to his friends house at around 10:30 Wednesday night when he saw multiple vehicles down the road with their hazard lights on. He soon found out why.

“I couldn't see the boulder because it was blending in with the ground and so I tried to swerve it but it hit my front right head on and unluckily got a flat and it messed up my bumper,” Anthony said.

He got a flat tire and broke his bumper but he was happy it wasn't worse and Anthony wasn’t alone. The Scott County Sheriff's Department says five other vehicles were involved, four of them sustaining damage.

“There were two, one had their bumper hit and the other had their oil tank hit and then there was a truck that hit it and there was another car too,” Anthony said.

Other Lakeville residents posting images on their Facebook page warning others to keep a lookout for the individuals rolling boulders and cinder blocks at oncoming cars, going on to say this is the 4th night in a row that this has happened.

Right now everyone involved, including Anthony, is thankful no one was hurt.

“Because you could swerve there’s a big ole ditch right here, there are cars on the road, you could have hit someone on the side of the road, could have hit another oncoming car, you could honestly die from just that rock right there,” Anthony said.

According to the Scott County Sheriff's department, they are pursuing leads but no arrest have been made and the investigation is ongoing.