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Kingston’s man deliberately placed large stones on the highway, causing damage to many vehicles

A man who spent months deliberately placing large stones in the middle of a highway in Kingston, damaging a slew of vehicles, was arrested Monday night after an extensive investigation, officials said.

Cameron Currier, 31, from Kingston, will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Tuesday on charges including 11 counts of willful damage to a motor vehicle and nine counts of attempted willful damage to a motor vehicle, according to the Kington Police Department.

Since February, officers had been investigating reports of a series of large stones and boulders placed along Route 27 at Pembroke Street near Reed Street.

“These events occurred sporadically, usually in the dark. Each time, it appeared that a single large stone, ranging between about 15 and 50 pounds, was placed in the center of the roadway,” Kingston police said in a press release. “This section of road, which is less than 1/2 mile, is heavily wooded and dark with no residences bordering the roadway. It became clear that someone maliciously placed these stones on the road to cause damage to vehicles.”

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Detectives took over the investigation in June as the frequency and severity of stone-placing incidents increased, police noted.

In many of the incidents, motorists were found to have hit the rocks and continued driving. In several other cases, the undercarriage of cars was ripped out, spilling fluid, disabling vehicles and even deploying airbags.

“Obviously this was incredibly dangerous. Investigators feared that someone could be seriously injured or killed, whether hitting a rock while riding a motorcycle or hitting a rock, crossing the centerline and causing a head-on collision ”, said the police. “Because of the remote area, the heavy traffic on the roadway, the inconsistent reporting of the events, the difficult electronic surveillance environment and the sporadic incidents spread over months, this investigation took a lot of effort.”

Currier was eventually caught by a detective, dressed in full camouflage, who positioned himself in the woods in the pouring rain at around 10 p.m. a rock in the middle of the road and turn onto Reed Street.

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Investigators then greeted Currier on his porch about 10 minutes after the stones were observed to be placed.

“The defendant’s residence has one of the best views in the area where occupants can hear the ensuing collisions and see emergency response to the accidents caused by these malicious acts,” police said.

Currier reportedly admitted to driving the matching vehicle and only recently arriving home, although he denied stopping on Pembroke Street and was reportedly unaware that a detective watched the entire event from the edge of the woods.

According to police, additional inconsistencies in Currier’s story were identified and another probable cause was gathered, resulting in his arrest.

Anyone who hit a rock on Route 27 near Reed Street from February through Monday is urged to contact Kingtson Det. Lieutenant Michael Skowyra at 781-585-0523.

An investigation is still ongoing.

This is an evolving story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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