Friday, January 27, 2006
Juvenile charged in state park vandalism
Carlisle Police officers were surprised with a real "twofer" when they responded to an auto accident call just before 9 p.m. on January 6, and wound up charging one of the drivers with multiple offenses relating to vandalism at the State Park.
The accident involved a 16-year-old Billerica youth who, driving around a curve, had sideswiped a pick-up truck off a North Road embankment. The accident caused minor damage to the driver's side of the pick-up. When Officer Andy Booth questioned the youth, he noticed a State Park trail sign in the car. State Park superintendent Ray Faucher came to the scene and identified the sign. Faucher also advised the police (Officer Booth, Officer Paul Smith and Sgt. Leo Crowe, who had been on patrol in the area) of recent vandalism at the park, including a lantern post uprooted, a restroom sign missing, and pamphlets thrown around.
The three officers charged the Billerica youth with trespassing, being a minor in possession of alcohol, littering, larceny of property under $250, and malicious destruction of property. The charge for sideswiping the car on the embankment was failure to keep right.
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