Saturday, May 25, 2013
"Operation Blue Lights" will be back in effect this holiday weekend, with extra patrols on Route 24.
"Operation Blue Lights" will be back in effect in southeastern Massachusetts Memorial Day Weekend, State Police announced Thursday. According to WPRO News, "State Police will deploy 100 additional troopers across Southeastern Massachusetts over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. It is an effort to curb accidents and fatalities, and to enforce traffic laws, said Major Anthony Thomas, Commander of Troop D, which patrols all of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands." The emphasis on Routes 24 and 195 began last summer after a string of fatal accidents on Route 24, including the dealth of Norton 12-year-old Angel Pina in Stoughton and Mansfield teenager Lisa Banat in West Bridgewater. Last year during the summer surge, 90 …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
New buildings for the Sharon Fire and Police Departments may be on the horizon.
The Sharon Police and Fire Departments are looking to upgrade their facilities. Voters approved a Safety Feasbility Study Committee at town meeting. The committee, made up of the town administrator, DPW superintendent, town engineer, two citizen members from the standing building committee and the fire and police chiefs as proponents, is looking to hire an architect. “They’re going to look at whether the buildings are adequate, which they certainly are not, and also see if either building could be rehabilitated,” Sharon police chief Joseph Bernstein said. “It could also be that neither one of them are worth rehabbing and the way to go is to build a public safety complex where both departments are housed in one building.” Bernstein added …
During a confrontation with the FBI and the Mass. State Police, a Florida man was shot and killed and an officer was injured.
One man was dead and an agent injured after a confrontation between the FBI and Mass. State Police in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing in the Orlando area on Wednesday morning. The FBI on Wednesday morning said an agent, two Massachusetts State Police troopers and other law enforcement personnel were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing when he attacked the agent. The FBI identified the person shot and killed as Ibragim Todashev, 27. During the confrontation, Todaschev was shot and killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries. "As this incident is under review, we have no further details at this time," the FBI said.
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.
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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."
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 21
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 …