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Golden Hill residents worried over large rocks being left in streets, on vehicles

Someone leaving boulders in streets, on vehicles
Someone leaving boulders in streets, on vehicles
Posted at 1:50 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 21:33:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Residents in one San Diego neighborhood have grown increasingly worried over reports of large boulders being left in the streets - in some cases, on top of vehicles.

Golden Hill residents have reported the boulders appearing at 19th and Broadway, 26th and Broadway, Date Street, and the Golden Pacific Complex.

At times, some of the boulders have been covered with cardboard or blankets.

"It's way too easy, with the way they're positioned, for someone to jump in their car like they do every day and take off and end up running over a giant boulder," said Benn Bruff.

Bruff says a 25-pound boulder was placed in the wheel well of his girlfriend's car. Luckily they spotted it before she drove away. 

San Diego Police tell 10News the issue is very concerning. They are looking for more information and any description of the person responsible. Police says the person could face vandalism charges or obstruction of a roadway. If a driver were to hit a boulder and get in a serious accident the charges could be more severe. 

10News reporter Amanda Brandeis spoke with a resident who knows the damage the rocks can cause first hand on 10News at 6 p.m.

Councilman Chris Ward's office issued a statement to 10News, saying they are in contact with San Diego Police Department regarding the issue:

"We were made aware of this issue by constituents over the weekend and share the concern for the safety of residents and car owners being impacted by this. We have been in touch with the San Diego Police Department and are advocating for more patrols in the area, as well as better lighting in that part of the neighborhood."

The act is the latest rock-related vandalism this year after reports in La Mesa of someone hurling rocks into windows in January.

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Residents woke up to a loud crash of glass after the apparent vandal either used a wrist launcher or slingshot to shoot rocks through a home's window. At least six other neighbors reported similar rock attacks that same morning.