Pepperell Police Charge Bridge Vandalism Suspect

Retained by the Pepperell Police Department

Pepperell Police Department
David Scott, Chief of Police
59 Main St.
Pepperell, MA 01463

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Pepperell Police Charge Bridge Vandalism Suspect

Pepperell Police charged a suspect who is believed to have vandalized the covered bridge in town. The suspect is the same person allegedly responsible for vandalism in Tewksbury. The top photo is vandalism in Tewksbury and bottom two are in Pepperell. (Courtesy Photo Pepperell Police Department)

PEPPERELL — Chief David Scott reports that the Pepperell Police Department identified and charged a suspect in connection with vandalism found on the covered bridge in town and signage at Prudence Wright Overlook.

JOSHUA CHISHOLM, AGE 29, OF LOWELL, AND FORMERLY OF PEPPERELL, is charged with two counts of Vandalizing Property.

In October, a resident notified Pepperell Police that the covered bridge on Groton Street had been vandalized. Police also later discovered graffiti on informational signs at Prudence Wright Overlook.

Over the last month, Pepperell Sgt. Alan Lessieur worked with detectives from the Tewksbury Police Department to identify a suspect after Tewksbury Police discovered several cases of vandalism that included markings similar to those found in Pepperell.

“I’d like to commend Sgt. Lessieur and the members of the Tewksbury Police Department for working together to identify this individual,” Chief Scott said.