A 14-year-old male and two 11-year-old males were arrested this past weekend after police said they admitted to throwing items from a railroad crossing bridge on to Howe Avenue, striking and damaging at least one passing vehicle.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, at approximately 8:05 p.m., Cuyahoga Falls Police responded to the area of Howe Avenue and State Route 8 for a call of debris falling from the railroad crossing bridge located above Howe, according to a news release issued on the department’s Facebook page Tuesday.
Officers discovered several small wooden logs, and chunks of concrete on Howe that had been thrown from the railroad bridge overpass located directly above the roadway. The largest item thrown from the bridge onto Howe was a piece of concrete approximately 18 inches in diameter and weighing approximately 50 pounds. At least one vehicle was struck by a softball-sized piece of concrete and had minor damage to the hood of the vehicle.
Officers checked the area and stopped three juveniles riding bicycles, who admitted that they had thrown items from the bridge at cars traveling on Howe, according to the release.
Each juvenile is charged with vehicular vandalism, a first-degree misdemeanor; criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor; and criminal trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.