Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 04162016 – State Police Arrest Abington Man on Gun Charges at Nantasket Beach
Yesterday at about 2:15 p.m., State Police arrested an Abington man on Hull Shore Drive in Hull following an investigation into a complaint that the man was allegedly drinking on Nantasket Beach and treating his dog in an overly aggressive manner.
Recent academy graduate, Trooper Conor Flynn and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Michael Donahue, responded to the area and located the man in question, PAUL MARTELL, 55, of Abington, who was speaking with Hull police officers at the time. Hull officers determined MARTELL was in possession of an open bottle of whiskey.
Following a preliminary investigation, MARTELL was placed under arrest for violating both town and DCR regulations, which prohibit drinking alcoholic beverages on the beach. Upon further investigation, troopers located a Walther PPK/S handgun, a fully loaded magazine, and a large folding knife on MARTELL’s person. They then located additional knives of various sizes, a hatchet, a dagger, and a double sided machete in his vehicle.
MARTELL was transported to the State Police barracks in Norwell where he was booked on the following charges:
1. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm without a License
2. Carrying a Firearm with Ammunition
3. Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
4. Illegal Consumption of Alcohol on DCR Property
MARTELL was held pending $240 bail and will be arraigned in Hingham District Court. Hull Animal Control took custody of his dog.
There is no further information available. Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.