October 6, 1998

Youths arrested in rock-throwing incident

by Josh Renaud
special to The Current

Four juveniles were taken into custody by Normandy Police on Sept. 24. The juveniles are suspected of throwing rocks at vehicles leaving the University on Bellerive Drive around 3:15 p.m. that day.

According to Sergeant C. Cantwell of the Normandy Police Department, the suspects threw the rocks from the overpass and damaged four vehicles. The damage included broken windshields and dented body panels. The suspects have been charged with destruction of property.

Officers Josh Huelsing and Chris McCann said they had to run the youths down to catch them. The officers said they chased the suspects beginning at Waco Road, going over the railroad tracks, ending the chase close to the Fine Arts building.

Police would not release information about the suspects because the case is still in progress. The suspects are juveniles, and all four are charged with a misdemeanor.

"If they are found guilty, they will probably be required to make restitution, among other things," said Donna Rau, community relations coordinator for the St. Louis Family Court.

Rau said that if the suspects were to confess, the restitution process would begin immediately. If not, then there would probably be a hearing to determine their guilt. The case could last two months or longer.

This article was reprinted with permission from The Current.

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