Halifax Regional Police is advising citizens of a number of recent cases where rocks have been thrown at vehicles.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve experienced a high number of complaints regarding property damage to vehicles. In Halifax there have been approximately ten incidents where vehicles travelling along Devonshire Avenue have been struck with rocks. The incidents are occurring in the afternoon around 3 p.m. and a group of 5-10 youths have been observed throwing the rocks.
There have been an equal number of similar cases in Dartmouth in the area of Victoria Road and Nantucket Avenue that are not believed to be connected to the incidents in Halifax. While the times of the incidents in Dartmouth are varied throughout the day, police believe that youths are also responsible.
This is an extremely dangerous activity that has caused a lot of damage, and as history demonstrates, can result in vehicle crashes and fatalities. Halifax Regional Police has increased patrols of these areas and is requesting the public's assistance in curbing this senseless and dangerous crime trend.
If you witness someone throwing rocks at cars please call police immediately. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.