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Teens accused in brick tossing

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Darryl Enriquez
February 9, 2011
— Two teenagers are charged with throwing a brick from a Highway 12 overpass, penetrating the fiberglass roof of a truck below and narrowly missing the driver.

Jay W. Hawk, 17, of N683 Darling Road, Genoa City, and Dylan J. Parker, 18, of W1048 Margurite Road, Pell Lake, are charged with reckless endangerment and causing property damage.


The incident happened Jan. 10 at the Clover Road overpass of Highway 12 in Bloomfield Township. A semitrailer truck was heading west on Highway 12 when it was struck by a brick that landed in the sleeping compartment of the cab, according to a criminal complaint.


The driver, Mark Jones of McHenry, Ill., contacted police.


According to the complaint:


A town of Bloomfield police officer went to Parker's nearby home, where he found tire tracks and boot prints that matched those on the bridge. The officer saw a stack of bricks that were the same as the one that struck the cab.


The officer found Parker and Hawk at Parker's home.


Parker said that while driving from Lake Geneva, and he and Hawk stopped on the overpass and "chucked a brick." The officer asked Parker who threw the brick, and he blamed Hawk.


Hawk confirmed that it was he who had thrown the brick.


The officer reported he found a pair of boots at the home that matched the tread pattern of footprints on the overpass.


Hawk and Parker are free on bond. Parker was ordered to appear at 1 p.m. Thursday for a hearing before Walworth County Judge Robert Kennedy.


Hawk is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 before Kennedy.



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