Communities rocked by vandalism in rural Lane County seek justice

Oregon State Police describe the suspected truck as a dark-colored lifted flatbed with a loud muffler.

Posted: Dec 11, 2018 6:20 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- Oregon State Police continue to investigate after they said a truck in western Lane County threw rocks at drivers and a bicyclist over the weekend in the Veneta and Triangle Lake area.

"I hope they were high on drugs or something 'cause it was a senseless crime," said Joe Wallace, who says he was a victim. "I can't even believe people do it broad daylight."

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Wallace said he left his car outside his house on Highway 36 south of Low Pass on Saturday with the hopes of selling it. Then at around 3 p.m. in the afternoon, Wallace said he found it vandalized -- the front windshield was broken, the front passenger-side window was completely destroyed and a large rock was in the passenger seat.

Wallace said a witness saw a person in a truck throw rocks at the car.

"Why do this?" Wallace said. "They created all this agony and they could have killed somebody. I just hope they learn their lesson."

On the same day Wallace said his car was vandalized, Eliott Sutton, who works in the nearby community of Horton, said a white man with blondish brown hair threw a rock at him while he was riding his bike on Horton Road.

Sutton said his thick down jacket prevented any injury and is thankful the rock didn't hit him the head.

Oregon State Police describe the suspected truck as a dark-colored lifted flatbed with a loud muffler. They are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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