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Large rocks placed on U.S. 1 in Stafford; suspect sought
By KEITH EPPS
Stafford County authorities are trying to identify whoever placed 20 large rocks across the northbound lanes of U.S. 1 early today.
Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said the rocks were placed in the area of Coal Landing Road just past the courthouse area between 2 and 2:40 a.m.
At least two vehicles struck the rocks; one suffered a flat tire while the other had no readily apparent damage.
When Deputy Matthew Flick arrived, Kennedy said, he found 20 rocks weighing between five and eight pounds apiece in a line across the two northbound lanes. The rocks had apparently been removed from a ditch on the east side of the highway.
Kennedy said police have had issues with someone placing tree limbs across the road in that same general area.
“We very much would like to know who is responsible for [the rocks],” Kennedy said. “It is very fortunate this didn’t result in more serious damage or a serious injury.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 658-4400 or Crime Solvers at 659-2020.