LIVERMORE FALLS — A resident’s request to selectmen last month to get the town’s clock tower fixed led to police finding out it had been vandalized.

The clock had stopped working for about a month and Ron Chadwick asked that it be fixed. Community members, businesses, the town and others raised money to buy new parts and repair it a few years ago. The clock had been working fine until November.

Police arrested a local man on the roof of the four-story Bank Building on Main Street in November. Officer Robert Samson charged Jason H. Pierce, 31, of Millett Street with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Police said Pierce damaged or destroyed several dish antennas and wiring to several apartments.

What they didn’t know at the time, Lt. Thomas Gould told selectmen Monday, was that the town’s clock on top of the building was also damaged.

Glass had been broken on the clock and it is believed that and wind caused it to stop working, police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said Wednesday.

In all, $2,000 to $3,000 in damage was done to items on the roof, including the clock, Steward said.

Pierce was reissued a summons that elevated the criminal mischief charge to an aggravated charge, which is a felony, Steward said.

Board Chairman Bill Demaray told the audience at the board meeting Monday that people have a right to bring forward questions, complaints and other issues they would like to talk about to the board meetings without threat of harassment afterward.

Selectmen appreciate finding out about concerns they may not be aware of, he said.

“We don’t see everything that goes on in town,” Demaray said.

Chadwick had presented selectmen with his “bucket list” at an earlier meeting. It included the tower clock and getting a roof built over the trash and recycling compactors at the landfill to protect them from inclement weather.

Demaray asked if Chadwick had another list Monday, and Chadwick said no.

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