Freetown Police: Screws Were Intentionally Scattered On Main Road

FREETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Freetown Police have announced an arrest in a mysterious caper that's been plaguing drivers in town.

Police say construction screws have been intentionally placed on South Main Street for weeks. Car and truck tires on a section of the street in Assonet Village have been popped, and police say highway crews have spent a lot of their time picking the screws out of road.

Police say they arrested 56-year-old Peter Vasconcellos at about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

They said he lives on the part of South Main Street where the screws have been found, and said they found two boxes of screws in his vehicle identical to the ones that were found in the street.

Vasconcellos has been charged with a slew of driving violations like driving with a revoked license, but police stopped short of charging him with destruction of property.

He was set to be arraigned in Fall River District Court on Wednesday.

Police are asking anyone whose tires were damaged on South Main Street to reach out to them.

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