Storm Drain Covers Stolen from Washington, Becket, and Hinsdale

Chief Miller reports that a number of thefts recently took place here and in neighboring towns. Please see her letter to the community below, and let her know if you have any information that might prove useful in apprehending the culprits.

TO: Town of Washington Community
FROM: Police Chief Miller

I was made aware of an incident that took place in Becket On May 14, 2024. Several dozen storm drain covers had been stolen from the roadways in the area of McNerney Rd and County Rd. Upon checking Washington Mountain Road in Washington it has been discovered that more than a dozen storm drain covers in our Town have also been stolen. These covers are very heavy and had to have taken more than just a few minutes to remove and load into a vehicle. If anyone has any information about this incident please advise Chief Miller. I am working closely with Becket, Hinsdale and Dalton as we have all been victim to this theft. The State Police are also aware of the incidents. Please use caution if you are walking on Washington Mountain Rd. as the Town waits to replace the covers. The storm drains are open could potentially cause harm to someone if they are not paying attention.

Respectfully,

Chief Miller

 

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