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Man arrested for pouring substances into gas tanks, other charges

On Behalf of | Jun 6, 2022 | Criminal Defense |

A Massachusetts man was recently arrested in Winchendon. He faces a variety of charges in connection with his alleged involvement in trying to disable the vehicles of women. Now, he is likely considering his options for mounting an effective criminal defense. 

The alleged crimes and arrest 

The report does not specify when the last incident occurred involving the man, but the activity had apparently gone on long enough for authorities to issue a warning to local residents. The warning stated that a man, described as being in his 30s, was flattening the tires of vehicles parked in parking lots, and he would also resort to pouring substances into the gas tanks of the cars, such as water or juice. The man, who was seen driving a blue Chevrolet Impala, would then offer a ride home to the women whose cars he has just disabled. 

On Saturday, May 28, police identified the man; however, the individual reportedly would not turn himself in to authorities. They ultimately arrested him at his home in Winchendon on Tuesday, May 31, on charges of malicious destruction of property. The Winchendon Police Department is also pursuing charges against the man that include making annoying phone calls, accosting another person and criminal harassment. 

Defense counsel needed 

This is not the man’s first run-in with the law. In Nov. 2021, he was taken into custody on similar charges but pleaded not guilty. His bail at that time was $10,000, and if he made bail, he was required to wear an ankle monitor bracelet and not return to Hampshire County. The report did not elaborate whether the man was wearing a monitoring ankle bracelet when this latest incident occurred. Regardless, these new charges are separate from his past indiscretions, and he deserves quality counsel from an experienced Massachusetts defense attorney who will work diligently to help the client obtain the best outcome possible, considering the circumstances and evidence against him. 

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