Suspects hurl rocks, bricks at cars in Lapeer

Mark Hicks

Lapeer County Sheriff’s officials are investigating at least four incidents in which rocks or bricks were reportedly thrown at cars last weekend.

All four incidents were reported about 2 a.m. Easter Sunday and “in each case, the object thrown originated from a motor vehicle traveling in the opposite direction,” investigators said in a statement.

Michigan law forbids throwing objects at a motor vehicle. Penalties range from a one-year misdemeanor for property damage to a 15-year felony when a death is associated, county leaders said.

Three of the incidents reported Sunday involved a black Honda Civic or Chevrolet Lumina in Metamora, according to the release. Those cases were at Baldwin Road near Sutton; Pratt west of Baldwin; and near Pratt and Hadley.

“In these cases, there was considerable amount of damage to vehicles including the windshields shattered,” sheriff’s officials wrote. “Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.”

Another incident was reported near Hayes and Oregon Road in Lapeer and caused considerable damage, authorities said. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white, 1990s model Chevrolet Lumina.

“This malicious and reckless act is not only causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage but placing motorist in extreme danger,” sheriff’s officials said.

Lapeer County sheriff’s deputies are stepping up patrols to find the suspects. Meanwhile, area motorists are urged to use caution when traveling during the early morning hours.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office at (810) 664-1801 or its tip line at (810) 245-1374.