Man Accused of Damaging Laurel Beach Association Property in Milford Arrested

William Varnum Milford damage at Laurel Beach
MIlford Police

Police have arrested a Milford man who is accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to Laurel Beach Association Property in May and driving at the bicyclist who was trying to stop him. 

William Varnum, 23, of Milford, is accused of doing “donuts” in his Nissan pickup on Court Street around 7 p.m. on May 21, causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. 

When a resident of the area rode his bicycle onto the property to stop the damage, the driver drove toward him, causing him to fall off the bicycle, then ran the bicycle over, police said. 

Police said witnesses were able to get a possible license plate of 907 or 908 with CV and authorities took Varnum into custody on Wednesday and has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief and evading responsibility. 

Varnum was released on a promise to appear and is due back in in in Milford Court on Aug. 8. 

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