Cops: Medway Man Waved Machete at Teens
A 20-year-old is in custody after allegedly threatening three teens with a machete and breaking into a car.
Natick Police have arrested a 20-year-old Medway man who reportedly waved a machete at teens while they were fishing Friday night.
Maximilian Wiggin, of 10 Brigham St., Medway, was charged with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (machete), breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and malicious wanton damage to property.
Natick Lt. Brian Grassey provided the following account of the circumstances that led to Wiggin's arrest:
At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Sgt. Ingham was approached by three teens in the area of 75 West St. (football field, fuel pumps). The teens, in an obvious excited state, told the sergeant that they had just been assaulted by a subject holding a long knife or sword. Sgt. Ingham immediately requested support units and set a perimeter to facilitate a search for the suspect.
According to accounts, the teens were fishing nearby and heard rustling in a nearby wooded section. This was followed by a smashing of glass from the area where they had parked their car. When they approached they observed a subject reaching into a vehicle. The suspect, upon seeing the teens raised a large bladed object and ran towards them, causing them to scatter. The suspect then ran off in an alternate direction.
Armed with a description, units of the Patrol and Detective Divisions in conjunction with a State Police K9 began their search. In only a few minutes after securing the area, a subject (Wiggin) walked back to Officer Chris DiModica, who had remained with the victims to obtain detailed statements. The ensuing conversation coupled with the accrual of evidence caused this party to be placed under arrest based upon probable cause that he had committed the crime.
A search of the area during daylight hours produced a weapon as described by the victims/witnesses. Wiggin was placed on $500 bail and as of Saturday afternoon, remained in custody.