Juneau police are recommending three Juneau teens be charged in connection with throwing rocks Sunday at vehicles in the Mendenhall Valley, injuring at least one person.
Police say they received several calls about rocks being thrown in the area of Stephen Richards Drive and Mendenhall Loop Road. When they investigated, police found two juvenile boys and an 18-year-old hiding in the bushes, and one had rocks in his hands. Police questioned the boys and released them to their parents.
Then they learned a 6-year-old boy had been cut by flying debris when a rock smashed through the rear window of the vehicle in which he was riding. His mother stopped the vehicle and called 911. The boy was taken to the hospital by ambulance, where he was treated for a severe laceration to his cheek.
Now police say the boys who were allegedly throwing the rocks may be charged with assault, criminal mischief, false information to law enforcement and minor consuming.
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