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POLICE: Rocks intentionally placed on roadway cause damage to cars

Police ask for help to find those involved

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - The Fountain Police Department is asking for help to find those involved in multiple incidents that caused damage to cars.

Police said since June 2013 there have been several incidents where large rocks have been intentionally placed in the roadway on Powers Boulevard, just south of Fontaine Boulevard. Police say it usually happens in the early morning hours.

"We'll stop on the shoulder of the road and turn on our emergency lights. We'll remove the debris from the roadway," Fountain Police Lt. Ron Reeves said. 

Because of these incidents, police say more than a dozen vehicles have been significantly damaged and disabled. The cost of the damage warrants felony charges. Those involved would face multiple counts of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

No one has been hurt in any of the incidents.

Police believe those involved live in the area where the incidents have been happened and the suspects may be teenagers.

Darryl Matioda lives near Powers Boulevard.

He said he is going to tell his kids to keep a closer eye on the road.

"I will tell them to be more watchful, more careful and maybe drive a slower speed so they can react faster," he said.

If you have any information about who is responsible for these acts, you're asked to call the Fountain Police Department at (719) 382-8555. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the Investigations Division Tip Line at (719) 382-6956 or with CrimeStoppers at 634-STOP (7867).

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