Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Hull Police Arrest Woman after Fort Revere is Vandalized Again
HULL — Chief John E. Dunn reports that the Hull Police Department arrested a woman for allegedly vandalizing Fort Revere.
MARGARET ST. SAUVEUR, AGE 20, OF COHASSET was arrested and charged with Tagging Property.
On Friday, Aug. 25, at 2:49 p.m., Hull Police responded to Fort Revere to investigate a report of graffiti tagging in progress. Police were told that the suspect got into a black Ford Escape. An officer located the vehicle nearby and made a traffic stop. The driver, identified as ST. SAUVEUR had blue paint on her hands, and the officer saw paint and paintbrushes on the floor of the car in plain view. Police also found a can of blue paint at the site of the tagging.
ST. SAUVEUR was arrested and released on personal recognizance pending arraignment at Hingham District Court.
Hull officials and the Department of Conservation and Recreation funded the repainting of Fort Revere in June to remove graffiti in several areas, and since then police have stepped up patrols in the area. The Massachusetts State Police have also made multiple arrests over the last couple of weeks for vandalism and trespassing.
The Hull Police Department, along with Massachusetts State Police, will continue to closely monitor the Fort Revere site and will not hesitate to charge those who are found to be breaking the law.
“Fort Revere is a historic site and is hallowed ground, as it serves as a burial ground for French soldiers who died assisting our young nation in the American Revolution. We will not tolerate the desecration of this site,” Chief Dunn said. “If you tag or vandalize at Fort Revere, we will arrest you.”
Fort Revere is an eight-acre historic site situated on a small peninsula located in Hull, atop Telegraph Hill. The site features the remains of two seacoast fortifications, a water tower with an observation deck and a military history museum.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.