For Immediate Release
Illinois State Police District 10 and Zone 5 Investigations are continuing to investigate multiple reports of vehicles being damaged while traveling on Interstate 74 between Champaign and Ogden. Drivers have reported that their windows have been shattered by an unknown object or objects. Anyone who has information regarding such incidents are urged to call 911 immediately. “We are taking these criminal acts very seriously. Participating in this type of activity can injure or kill a driver or passenger in a vehicle and possibly cause a major traffic crash,” stated District Commander, Captain Louis Kink.
If you become a victim or witness regarding these incidents, please do the following:
Pick up your phone and call 911 IMMEDIATELY.
If you are scared or feel unsafe, you do not have to continue driving, and you can pull to the shoulder of the roadway and call 911 IMMEDIATELY.
If you feel comfortable to drive, continue driving but pick up your phone and dail 911 IMMEDIATELY.
The Troopers and Investigators working these incidents need to know of the details in a timely manner. On several recent incidents the victims have not contacted the police until 4-5 hours later. It is critical to call 911 IMMEDIATELY.