Reward offered for information on wires stretched across state trails

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - Just days after police warned trail users to watch for wires stretched across trails throughout the state, a reward has been offered for any information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible.

Environmental police warned bike riders to watch out for hard-to-see wires that have been stretched across trails. Police said the wires were put there intentionally and put riders at the risk of crashing.

The New England Trail Rider Association (NETRA) announced a $500 reward for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) who have seriously endangered trail users’ safety by stringing wire across trails in Massachusetts state forests.”

NETRA says they are hoping to help local and state authorities to find the “culprit(s) of these very dangerous crimes.”

Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Department of Conservation and Recreation posted warnings on state park trails after they received several reports that the wires have been strung up. The wires were found at state parks in Franklin, Wrentham, Freetown and Foxborough.

Anyone who notices something suspicious on the trails is asked to call the Massachusetts Environmental Police or the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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