State Police Continue Investigation into Possible Shooting Incidents on Route 3
State Police today announced that they will continue dedicated patrols, including use of the department's Air Wing, in that area for the foreseeable future. State Police are also assigning detectives to work with field troopers in the investigation.
In recent days the State Police Barracks in Norwell received calls that vehicles traveling on Route 3, in the area of the 16.3 mile marker, were being damaged by unknown foreign objects.
Troopers responded immediately and were on-scene within minutes of the first call. Ground units were additionally supported by a State Police Helicopter as well as State Police K9 units.
The victim's vehicles appeared to have been possibly damaged by thrown rocks or a pellet -type gun. While checking the surrounding areas and seeking information, troopers were directed to a residence in Plymouth where, after speaking with the occupants, three pellet guns were voluntarily turned over for investigation and testing.
Over the prior two days, the Norwell Barracks had reports of kids in the woods, throwing rocks at vehicles; however after searching the area troopers were unable to locate anyone. Over the entire three-day period, a total of six vehicles were damaged as a result of these incidents.
Since securing the pellet guns, there have been no additional reports of similar events. The State Police are committed to investigating these incidents thoroughly and prosecuting any individual or individuals who are responsible for damaging these vehicles.
Troopers were additionally assisted by the Kingston Police Department and the Plymouth Police Department.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the State Police Barracks in Norwell at (781) 659-7911.
State Police will be available to brief the media at 6:00 p.m., at General Headquarters in Framingham, regarding this investigation.
Please contact the Communications Sections at (508) 820-2121 for arrangements.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not call the barracks directly.