SLO teens arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at passing cars

Two teen boys were arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks at passing cars in San Luis Obispo after a police officer allegedly caught them in the act.

Police noticed an increase in report of vandalism to vehicles in the area of Tank Farm Road and the railroad overpass lately, according to the department. Most of the crimes involved rocks or eggs being thrown at moving vehicles from the area of the railroad overpass.

An officer went to the area Monday night to try and catch the vandals, according to the department. At 9:50 p.m., the officer allegedly saw two people walk across the railroad tracks and start throwing rocks at cars passing by. Two vehicles were allegedly hit before the officer had a chance to contact the people.

The two boys, 14 and 16, live in the neighborhood and allegedly told the officer they had done the same thing 10 to 15 times in the past. They were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism and released to their parents.

-Larissa Doust

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