Store owner offers $500 reward to find rock thrower in Lane County

Oregon State Police officials said they have leads, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 12:48 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 7:03 PM

LANE COUNTY, Ore. -- After multiple people reported having rocks thrown at them in rural Lane County, one local store owner is offering a reward.

Ken Jamieson Jr., owner of Junction City Muffler Shop, has put up a $500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the person or people who threw the rocks.

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"I just think it's time for somebody to step up and throw a reward out there and stop this person in their tracks," Jamieson said. "This can't happen again."

He said other people in the community have come forward to give money to add to the reward. Jamieson said it’s not about his business but about bringing these people to justice that could have seriously injured someone.

"That's the community I live in," Jamieson said.  "We pull together when we need to, and if we can catch this person, let's do this, let's end this."

MORE: Rocks thrown at drivers in rural Lane County, OSP says

Oregon State Police officials said they have leads, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Reports indicate that someone in a truck in western Lane County threw rocks at drivers and bicyclists last weekend in the Veneta and Triangle Lake area.

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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