3 say rocks were thrown at windshields while driving near Selah
SELAH, Wash. — If you’re driving in the dark near Selah, be careful.
Three people say rocks were thrown at their windshield while driving outside of Selah this month. Thankfully, no one was hurt, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
The most recent case was reported on Friday Nov. 16.
A woman was driving on Selah Naches Road near Selah Heights Road around 9 p.m. when she heard a loud crash and saw a rock had shattered her windshield, said sheriff’s office spokesman Casey Schilperoort.
She believes the rock was thrown from a vehicle that passed by in the opposite direction, but said she wasn’t able to get a good description of it.
The incident mirrors two very similar cases that occurred Friday Nov. 2 in which drivers reported rocks flying through their windshield around 9 p.m.
In one case, a man was driving on Selah Loop Road near McGonagle Road when a rock came through his windshield. He was not able to see any passing cars or people on the side of the road.
In another case, a woman was driving in the area of Selah Naches Road and Speyers Road with three children when it happened.
The woman said she saw a car pass by in the opposite direction that appeared to be an older 1990s pickup colored dark grey or dark blue.
“We think it’s probably the same person doing it,” Schilperoort said. “We just don’t know who he is and it’s kind of difficult to be in that area so late.”
Schilperoot says he believes there’s a good chance the person responsible is a young person, adding that it “doesn’t seem like adults would be doing that type of thing.”
He says drivers traveling between Selah and Naches should use extra caution on the road.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call the YCSO at 509-574-2500.