Police asking the public to be patient regarding damaged vehicles on area highways

Updated: 06/14/2014 1:17 PM
Created: 06/13/2014 10:21 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

The calls continue to come in. Drivers on area highways are reporting damage to a car windows. It has gone on now for weeks. Greece Police say they are starting to see people post things on Facebook and Twitter about banding together and helping police solve the mysterious case. Police are asking the public to be patient. 

There were possibly two more incidents just Friday. On Friday morning around 9:00 a.m., there was an incident near the Mount Read Exit on 490 West. Then in the early afternoon, another driver at 390 and Lyell Road called 911 to say his windshield was hit.

Some people are frustrated and wonder what police are doing, including people like Robin Kukla, of Penfield.  She says it is the job of the police to solve crimes, not citizens.

Robin Kukla said, “Personally, I wouldn't try to apprehend them myself, but I would call 911 if I had a description of the car or the person we should be looking for.  I think everybody can be on the lookout.”

Kukla's husband has a slightly different viewpoint. 

Mark Kukla said, “If I actually caught them in the act, I might actually wrestle them to the ground or something like that, but I don’t think they have any intention to hurt anybody, so I think I would call 911.”

The incidents have continued over the past several weeks and have involved everything from school buses to SUVs to a large commercial truck. Police have not determined if all of these cases are connected or are the work of the same individual. Pittsford resident Colleen Ruffino says we have to trust the police to solve this case.

Colleen Ruffino, Pittsford resident, said, “Police have the training to really look for these folks and bring them to justice and I think if we randomly start going out there trying to find people you could get the wrong person and you could seriously put them in danger as well as yourself.”

Local police want to remind the public that they are working on this case and what you see is only a fraction of the work that's going on.

If this happens to you, police are asking you to pull over safely and call 911.

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