Chief John Dunn
1 School Street
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Hull Police Arrest and Charge Man Following Several Acts of Vandalism
HULL — Chief John Dunn reports that the Hull Police Department has arrested a man who turned himself into police after he allegedly vandalized several businesses and vehicles over the weekend.
MICHAEL HASKINS, AGE 26, OF HULL is charged with 12 counts of Vandalizing Property.
Hull Police were investigating the vandalism incidents that occurred late Saturday night and after midnight on Sunday in the area of the Kenberma shopping district, Nantasket Avenue, Newport Road and Touraine Avenue.
In total, there were 12 acts of vandalism with an estimated $5,000 worth of damage. Five storefront windows and doors were broken, along with damage done to seven motor vehicles.
While police were actively investigating the incidents, at approximately 8:40 p.m. Monday, a man who identified himself as HASKINS turned himself in at the Hull Police Station.
As part of the subsequent investigation, HASKINS’ parents consented to allow investigators into their home where they seized the clothing that HASKINS had been wearing that night. The clothes had blood on them and HASKINS also had an injury and cuts on one of his hands.
On the initial call, police officers followed a trail of blood that led from one business to another that had been vandalized.
The clothes that were seized from the home match the clothes that HASKINS was seen wearing in surveillance footage obtained by police at one of the businesses that was vandalized.
HASKINS is expected to be arraigned today at Hingham District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.