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Leonia police grab teens who threw rock off highway overpass

Photo Credit: Courtesy LEONIA PD
Photo Credit: Courtesy LEONIA PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Leonia police grabbed a Hackensack man and a Maywood juvenile who they said threw a 2½-pound rock off an overpass onto Route 95 last night.

Nothing apparently was hit, but the hefty chunk of stone was in the middle of the northbound fast lane on the local side, so officers quickly retrieved it, Detective Sgt. Chris Garris told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

“It posed a genuine danger,” he said.

A passerby and a resident both called police to report two people throwing something off the Jones Road overpass around 6:30 p.m.

Responding officers found Cornelius Washington, 18, and a 17-year-old Maywood boy “walking around with a clipboard as if they were soliciting,” Garris said, “which they weren’t.”

Both admitted heaving the rock onto the highway, he said.

was charged with endangering and released on a court summons.

The juvenile was released to his parents after being issued a delinquency complaint to be heard in the Family Division of Superior Court in Hackensack.

IMAGES: Courtesy LEONIA PD

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