New Brunswick

Large rocks on highway spark investigation

RCMP believe someone is deliberately placing large rocks on the Trans-Canada Highway in Oromocto.

Car damaged on Trans-Canada in Oromocto

The RCMP believe someone is deliberately placing large rocks on the Trans-Canada Highway in Oromocto.

A car sustained extensive damage on Thursday, about 2:45 a.m., when it struck a 12-inch tall rock, Const. Gerald Lawless stated in a news release.

The rock was in the middle of the lane, between Exit 301 and Exit 303, he said.

The lone occupant was not injured, but the car had to be towed.

Officers found several similar sized rocks on the shoulder of the road in the same area, said Lawless.

Investigators believe the rocks were deliberately placed and are seeking the public's help with the mischief case.

Anyone who may have seen an individual or a group of people near the pedestrian tunnel that runs underneath the highway, connecting Pioneer and D'Amours Streets in Oromocto, is asked to contact RCMP at 506-357-4300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.