Trails keep BPD busy: eight locals charged for trespassing


BURRILLVILLE – Eight town residents ranging in age from 19 to 23 were arrested on Friday, May 25 and charged with willful trespass, a charge Burrillville Police say will appear on their blotter frequently through the summer months.

This time, police say the two female and six males suspects were trespassing on land owned by National Grid off of Wilson’s Trail, a well-known party spot for young locals. Police have a standing order from National Grid, as well as the owners of two adjacent properties in the area, to arrest and charge anyone caught there.

“That area, especially in the summer time – we’re up there fairly frequently,” said Major Dennis Leahey. “People like to party there.”

The land, which runs off Wilson’s Trail, has a series of paths running to spots including one known as “The Mud Pit.” Portions are also owned by the Department of Environmental Management and Boy Scouts of America.

Around 11 p.m. last Friday, three 19 year-olds; one 20 year-old; two 21-year-olds; and two 23 year-olds were located and taken in.

Leahey said the eight suspects in this case were “very, very cooperative and very respectful.” They were given summons to appear in 6th District Court at a later date on the spot, and then released.

In a separate call on Sunday, May 27, police responded to a request for a rescue and ended up charging a 21-year-old man with two counts of domestic assault with a deadly weapon-in a dwelling household.

Timothy W. Guilmain, 21, of 105 George Eddy Road, Pascoag, was transported to the hospital around 10:30 p.m. with what police say were self-inflicted lacerations.

Leahey said officers decided to charge Guilmain following an investigation that included speaking with his parents.

Guilmain was brought before a bail commissioner and released with a court appearance scheduled in 6th District Court.

The calls were among 790 that police responded to during the week of May 18 to May 25. Officers also conducted 30 follow up investigations, 118 traffic stops and took part in 36 emergency medical calls.

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