Nails Thrown on the Street Leads to Arrest

Officers have arrested a Freetown man accused of throwing construction screws onto a busy roadway numerous times over the past few weeks. According to CBS 12 in Providence, the screws that were found scattered along South Main Street, caused numerous flat tires.

The Freetown Highway Department has “spent a great deal of time” picking up the screws

at least 100 screws were picked up from the roadway each day for the past several weeks.

Taken into custody Tuesday was 56 year old Peter Vasconcellos, after officers found a box of screws in his vehicle identical to the ones found. Vasconcellos has been charged with operating a vehicle with a revoked license, operating a vehicle with a revoked registration and uninsured operation of a vehicle.


The incident remains under investigation.