Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The following is from the Sharon Police Log. Where arrests are mentioned, they do not indicate convictions.
May 13 2:16 p.m. Caller reported a case of identity theft on Walter Griffin Road. 4:25 p.m. Caller reported the theft of a radio from a bus. 4:50 p.m. Caller reported an attempted break in on High Plain Street. May 14 6:21 a.m. Caller reported the theft of a radio from a bus. May 17 9:14 p.m. Caller reported a felony case of vandalism, with damage above $250. May 18 1:11 p.m. Caller reported a deer strike on Norwood Street. No injuries were reported. 3:52 p.m. Caller reported a hit and run on South Main Street.
What would you say to local, state and national Emergency Medical Service personnel?
This week -- May 19-25- is National EMS Week and the theme is "EMS: One Mission. One Team." In 1968, President Gerald Ford signed the first EMS Week proclamation, designating a time for the nation to celebrate the emergency medical technician paramedic as well as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical role of EMS in the community, according to EMS.gov. Wednesday, May 22 has been designated as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, according to emsweekideas.org. Every day our local, state and national EMS respond to crisis situations. Recently, Boston's EMS was in the spotlight because of last month's bombings; and today, Emergency Medical Service personnel in Moore, Oklahoma, are in the national spotlight …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Foxborough police department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Three teenagers were arrested Sunday night on armed robbery charges after allegedly assaulting and robbing a 16-year-old Halifax boy outside Pine Tree Gardens apartment complex on Chestnut Street, according to Foxborough police logs. A 17-year-old Sharon man, 16-year-old Sharon boy and a 16-year-old Foxborough boy were each arrested and charged with armed robbery, conspiracy and larceny over $250 following the incident. Police received an emergency 911 call from a Halifax woman just after 8 p.m. Sunday reporting her 16-year-old son was “assaulted by three [males] in the common area of Pine Tree Gardens, 101 Chestnut St., Foxborough,” according to police logs. “[Caller] reported firearm was shown during the incident.” Foxborough officers …
Middle School aged children attended the sixth "Junior Cadet Academy."
The Sharon Police Department conducted its sixth "Junior Cadet Academy" at the police station, May 18-19. The program is designed for middle school aged youth to see "inside" the Sharon Police Department and how we function. Sixteen students were chosen out of numerous applications. The applicant's responses to questions on the application were reviewed to help determine who would be selected. The cadets received an extensive tour of the police station while observing demonstrations of the various functions a police officer performs. These included a firearms demonstration, police equipment review, arrest booking procedures, crime scene investigation, canine narcotics demonstration, CPR, Taser, radar demonstration, motor vehicle stop …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Police are on the lookout for a B&E suspect.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 19
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Theft - Case No. 130051 January 25, 2013 Foxboro : Rt.1 Liquor Mart Case Details: Looking for information on an attempted B&E/Smash and grab that occurred in Foxboro on 1/25/13 at approximately 1:05 A.M. at a liquor mart on Route 1. Security video shows two suspects. Both appear to be white males. One taller, heavy set, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. The other was shorter, thin, wearing a dark jacket with a light stripe. Anyone with information can contact Detective Tim O’Leary or Detective Brian Gallagher at 508-543-…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
State Police investigating the cause of Saturday's accident.
According to the Sharon Fire Department, a motorcycle rider was injured in a collision on Saturday. The crash, which occured at approximately 3:20 p.m., is under investigation by the state police. State police said the crash occured near exit 9. As of 5 p.m. the area has been cleared for traffic. Sharon fire reported that speed may have been a factor in the crash. State police have stated that the operator sustained serious injuries and was transported to Norwood Hospital. Check back on Sharon Patch for further updates.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Officials have set aside $200,000 to study Sharon's police and fire stations and determine the best way for the departments to be brought up to current standards.
A new committee in Sharon was formed last week to choose an architect who would do a feasibility study on the town's aging police and fire stations. The Public Safety Feasibility Study Committee comprises Town Administrator Ben Puritz, Department of Public Works Superintendent Eric Hooper, Town Engineer Peter O'Cain, Police Chief Joseph Bernstein, Fire Chief Jim Wright, Selectman Joe Roach and two citizens, Rick Rice and Bill Croteau, who are both architects. The town has set aside $200,000 for the study. “It’s actually to look at the current facilities and then suggest proposals for solutions to bring them up to current standards," said Wright. "So that could be anything from a new combination public safety building somewhere or …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph in the afternoon.
The National Weather Service is warning of the potential for brush fires in the area Thursday afternoon and night. Counties across Eastern and Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island are under the fire warning. Winds are expected to pick up to at least 30 mph in the afternoon. The wind coupled with “low relative humidities” will cause the risk of fire, according to the NWS.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The individuals were charged with attempt to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit a crime and malicious damage to property.
Sharon Police arrested three individuals from Norwood on Monday after investigating a recently-reported housebreak on High Plain Street in Sharon. Police received a 911 call from a resident of that road around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, May 13, according to a news release from Sharon Police on Wednesday. "The resident was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect motor vehicle," Lt. Tilden Kaufman wrote in a statement to Sharon Patch. "A very short time later, Sharon Police Officer Richard Derry observed this vehicle operating on Edgehill Road." Derry then stopped the vehicle and after further investigation arrested Sean Winslow, 22, Corey O'Reilly, 21, and Christopher Grasso, 21, all of Norwood. All three were held overnight and …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 DUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers …