PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Local outdoors groups are pooling their money in hopes of catching those responsible for stringing up cables across trails in Massachusetts state forests.
State and local police have been investigating since the dangerous wires were discovered at Wrentham, Franklin, and Freetown-Fall River State Forests last month.
The New England Trail Rider Association announced Friday that the reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction has been increased to $1,250.
The organization originally put up a $500 reward, but that’s since been increased with $500 from the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association and $250 from the Northeast Dualsport Riders.
Victoria Zandonella, founder and organizer of Northeast Dualsport Riders, released the following statement Friday.
“On behalf of Northeast Dualsport Riders, I would like to offer up $250.00 from NDR for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the stringing of wire across the trails in Massachusetts’ State Forests. NDR members are registered OHV users of the MA State Forests and we are wholeheartedly in support of your efforts to bring those responsible for this reprehensible act to justice.”
Anyone who’s found a trip wire or has information about those responsible for putting them up is asked to notify the Environmental Police Dispatch Center at (800-632-8075).