Rock-throwing youths face charges in Parksville

Oceanside RCMP say several vehicles had their windows smashed by youths throwing rocks on Highway 19 near the French Creek bridge March 29

  • Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 12:00pm
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Two local youths are facing charges after their idea of a prank went seriously wrong.

Oceanside RCMP Const. Monika Terragni said police received a report at 11:40 p.m. on March 29 that several vehicles had their windows smashed by youths throwing rocks on Highway 19 near the French Creek bridge.

She said one of the drivers sustained minor facial and neck injuries. He required medical attention from B.C. Ambulance services and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox.

Oceanside RCMP, with the assistance of the Police Dog Services were able to track and locate two male youths hiding a short distance away in nearby bushes.  Both males were arrested at the scene and released to the care of their parents. Police will be recommending charges of mischief under $5,000.                                          — NEWS Staff