has received "a lot of calls" reporting residents who have vehicles parked in their yards with out-of-state licence plates.
Subsequently those individuals are not paying the state excise taxes to the town.
said the packets of information will be provided to Rehoboth police officers who "will be out at various locations" in the next few weeks so they can "try to nail down some people who live in town" who may not be aware about statutes and regulations.
"A lot of people are under the assumption that if they own a business in another state, they can have the vehicles registered there even though they are garaged in this state and so forth."
According to Trombetta
, "we will be taking their names and other info" and trying to keep any delays as short as possible when stopping cars.
announced that after a five-month investigation Bigelow had been charged with four counts relating to writing and sending harassing letters to selectmen and others.
Trombetta's announcement was met with applause from the audience.
According to Bigelow, he
was interrogated at police headquarters for about 90 minutes, and was still there when Trombetta
suddenly left about 7 PM.
appeared at the BOS
meeting shortly afterwards.
Chairman Costello praised the police for their work while Trombetta said there is a possibility that "others will be charged" as the investigation continues.
This afternoon Bigelow met with an attorney to discuss the announcement by Trombetta
at last night's BOS meeting that he
had been charged, and the subsequent media reports about his
"I think this is all somehow connected to my thinking about running for selectman in the spring," he
said, mystified why exactly he
was targeted by the police.
"I did not write those letters and I was not charged," he
said, adding that his
name and reputation have been questioned due to an arrest that never happened.
James Trombetta of the Rehoboth Police Department.