MA: Three to be charged with firing shotguns in Hingham forest
December 17, 2013
Hingham police have filed criminal complaints against three men
who they say were illegally hunting on conservation land.
Sgt. Steven Dearth said an off-duty officer found the three men
Friday wearing hunting gear and holding shotguns in More-Brewer
Park, a 106-acre conservation property off Old Hobart Street.
They will face charges of firing a gun within 500 feet of a building
and violating a town bylaw that prohibits the use of firearms on
The hunters are a 28-year-old man from
Braintree and a 40-year-old and a 25-year-old from Weymouth.
An officer heard gunshots and went into the woods to see where they
came from. When the officer found the men holding shotguns, they
told him they were hunting deer. The men were about 281 feet
from a nearby home when they fired the shotguns.
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