Barrington charge against Warren clam-digger dismissed

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A trespassing charge lodged against a Warren man who allegedly cut across private property on Adams Point in order to dig clams was dismissed in municipal court in Barrington last week.

Barrington police had charged 59-year-old Mark Konikowski after an Adams Point area resident spotted him digging clams along the shoreline and reported the man trespassing.

Police investigated the complaint and discovered that while Mr. Konikowski was free to dig clams anywhere below the mean high tide mark, he had illegally crossed private property in order to access the beach. Police said property deeds stated that a path to the water was a private right of way and not a public path.

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Judge Frank Connor reportedly agreed to dismiss the charge in exchange for Mr. Konikowski’s promise that he would not trespass again. The Warren man also agreed to pay $45 in court costs.

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