Public assistance is needed in vehicle incidents

Brookville, IN — On Tuesday, two vehicles were damaged in separate incidents and one of the drivers suffered minor injuries as a result of objects being thrown from a passing vehicle.

At 4:45 pm, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department were called to the first scene on U.S. 52, just east of Brookville. It was reported that an unknown vehicle was westbound on US 52 when an occupant threw a Gatorade bottle through the windshield of an eastbound delivery van. The driver of the delivery van, Garrett M. Rauch, 30, of Brookville, suffered minor injuries from broken windshield glass. Rauch described the vehicle as lighter in color.

A similar incident occurred a short time later on State Road 101, near the entrance to the Brookville Dam. At 5:02 pm.  It was reported that a southbound delivery van, driven by John A. Williams, 59, of Indianapolis, was damaged in a similar fashion. Williams stated that an unknown vehicle was northbound on State Road 101, when an occupant threw an object from their vehicle, striking the windshield of Williams’ vehicle. Williams described the vehicle as a tan passenger car, similar to a Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable.

The incidents are still under investigation and are believed to be related. Deputies are asking that if anyone witnessed the events or has any information on the person(s) or vehicle involved, please contact the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 765-647-4138.