Rocks thrown at a car along I-76, then police find trailer on fire

AKRON, Ohio - Akron police are investigating a rock throwing incident and semi trailer fire and how they may be related.

The rock throwing happened first on I-76 east near the Kenmore Boulevard exit just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.

A driver called police to report his car had been struck by rocks that had been thrown from the woods along the highway. The driver told police that a person was running behind some businesses on Wilbeth Road.

Akron police brought out a K-9 to attempt to track the suspect or suspects.

Police said the dog immediately hit on a scent and was leading them along some railroad tracks behind the businesses on Wilbeth Road when police noticed a fire in the distance. The fire was a semi trailer full of business materials behind Fastenal, a supply company.

As the K-9 continued its track, the dog led police right to the trailer that was on fire.

Police and firefighters are not certain if the fire was intentionally set but they were suspicious since the K-9 lead police to the trailer that was on fire.

The K-9 then continued to track towards Wilbeth Road before losing the scent.

Police did not locate anyone during their search.

Akron Fire Department arson investigators were called to the scene to investigate the cause of the fire.

The driver was not hurt when his car was struck by the rocks.

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