Tuesday Jul 27 2010
Investigation continues in rock-throwing incident
By: Gloria Beverage
California Highway Patrol officers are still searching for the individuals who threw rocks off the Canyon Way/Placer Hills Road overpass early Monday morning. Apparently a group of four or five individuals were seen throwing rocks at vehicles traveling westbound and eastbound around 2:30 a.m. Sacramento resident Jose Palomera was seriously injured when one of the rocks shattered his vehicle’s windshield and struck him in the face. According to CHP Gold Run Commander Lt. John Arrabit, Palomera is in intensive care following surgery at Sutter Roseville Hospital. City council member Ken Delfino believes Monday morning’s crime “casts Colfax in a bad light because it happened on the freeway overpasses to our town.” And, if the individuals were juveniles as he suspects, Delfino believes some of the blame for the incident should be placed on the parents.. “There are some parental controls lacking in those families,” he said. Arrabit said his officers are pulling out all the stops to find the perpetrators. "This criminal act is intolerable and we will seek full prosecution of the involved individual(s), once they have been identified,” said Arrabit. “We encourage people to come forward with any information that will assist in our investigation. In the meantime, we will be increasing patrols of the area to prevent further incidents." Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Area Office at (530) 389-2205. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-923-8191. A $500 reward will be given for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for this crime.