Law enforcement investigating multiple reports of rocks being thrown at cars on St. Andrews Blvd

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - There are multiple reports of people throwing rocks at cars on Saint Andrews Boulevard in West Ashley.

It's across the street from Emily Drive near the Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

As a result drivers have hundreds of dollars worth of damage to their cars.

Charleston Police and the Charleston County Sheriff's office are looking into the reoccurring incidents.

At least six people believe someone threw a rock at them as they were driving by.

Charleston area resident Donna Gantt says it happened to her Tuesday night when she was driving home from work.

"There was not much traffic and I said, 'Oh this is going to be good, it won't take long for me to get home,'" Gantt said.  "All of a sudden there was a huge noise and it scared me half to death."

It was an impact that broke her windshield, but she didn't know what it was at the time.

"It looked like I saw something from the distance coming from the right side of the road before it hit, and then I started screaming a little bit. It scared me. It was really loud," Gantt said. "My husband was on the other end of the phone trying to figure out what was going on."

When police arrived she says they told her there have been reports of people throwing rocks in that area mostly at night.

The area is near a construction site.

There are clusters of rocks in the road and on a nearby trail next to a bush.

One incident report says a driver saw a person throwing rocks, but law enforcement weren't able to find them when they arrived on the scene.

"I talked to another lady that this has happened to. I'm like,'Oh my goodness how many people are getting hit and not realizing something is getting thrown at their car thinking it's just something off the road and it is not,'" Gantt said.

So far drivers have reported that they've had dents in their cars, broken windshields, and damaged mirrors.

"Something needs to be done. This has got to stop," she said.

Gantt along with another driver that was hit are now taking other routes to help avoid it happening again.

"I take it as a weapon being thrown at me or using a weapon, and I'm not going to sit down and take it," Gantt said.  "I want people to be aware because i don't want anyone to get hurt."

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says they've put a heavy patrol request in for the area.

There are no suspects at this time.

If you know who might be involved you can call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

Law enforcement wants citizens to call Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200 if they've had rocks thrown at their vehicle.

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