Thursday, April 18, 2013
A vehicle struck the rear of a Massachusetts State Police cruiser on Rte. I-95 in Sharon at around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Foxborough Barracks responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger and a Massachusetts State Police Cruiser on Rte. I-95 North near Exit 10 for Coney Street on the Sharon-Walpole town line. A state trooper was inside the cruiser within a detail setup in the area, according to preliminary reports from Massachusetts State Police Thursday. The second vehicle reportedly lost control, entered the detail setup and struck the rear of the cruiser, though state police are investigating the reason why the car lost control. The trooper involved in the accident was transported by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with minor injuries. The operator of the second vehicle was transported by …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Massachusetts State Police will run extra safety checks on vehicles in the area on Friday, April 5 into Saturday, April 6.
If you spot a Massachusetts state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Norfolk County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Norfolk County from Friday, April 5 into Saturday, April 6. Alben said the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road. The checkpoint will be conducted over varied hours, vehicles will not be chosen arbitrarily and troopers will …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
According to Sharon Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy said the two men appear to have suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Two men were hospitalized this morning after their car flipped and landed on its roof on South Walpole Street in Sharon. According to Sharon Deputy Fire Chief Richard Murphy, the vehicle hit "a tree, a rock, a big tree and landed on it’s roof.” One of the men was taken to the Rhode Island Trauma Center in Providence. A medical helicopter was called out and then cancelled due to the weather. The other was transported to Norwood Hospital. Murphy said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. “The road was wet but I wouldn’t want to guess,” he said. The State Police accident reconstruction team is currently on scene. Murphy said the two men, both in their twenties, appear to have suffered non-life threatening injuries. "But we …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers.
Drunk driving arrests by Massachusetts State Police increased by 30 percent or more than 1,100 drivers, said Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Timothy Allen at a press conference outside of Massachusetts State Police headquarters in Framingham Friday morning. As of yesterday, Dec. 27, Massachusetts State Police had arrested 4,866 individuals and charged them with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In 2011, Massachusetts State Police arrested 3,728 individuals. Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers on the roads, as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign. Natick …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The New England Patriots will wear black-ribbon logos on their helmets and hold a moment of silence before Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers in Foxborough.
Foxborough will be center stage of the National Football League world for the second time in six days Sunday night when the New England Patriots host the San Francisco 49ers in primetime on NBC's Sunday Night Football. But even a game with so much significance on playoff positioning will simply be less important in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The New England Patriots, along with the rest of the country, will have the 26 victims of Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on their minds and in their hearts during Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. In recognition of Friday's tragedy, the Patriots plan to honor the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by wearing black-…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Find out where to bring your Toys for Tots donations in the area this holiday season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, December 10, 2012
Last month, Sharon Patch reported that Vince Wiflork, star defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, stopped by the South Main Street branch of Eastern Bank to film several TV spots promoting a partnership between Eastern Bank and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign. Toys for Tots is well underway for the holiday season, and there are several locations close by to drop your toys off. Those interested in taking part should bring new, unwrapped toys to the drop-off locations. Every year for the past 28 years, the Massachusetts State Police has worked with the Marines to collect toys for needy children by using State Police Barracks as drop off locations and assisting with toy drives throughout the state. The age …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 30, 2012
Editor's Note: The following message was submitted to Patch by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to …
Monday, November 26, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County is slated for the holiday weekend.
Drivers in the Norfolk County area should take note that Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night into Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25, according to an announcement from Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. "The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from the roadways," the statement reads. According to the statement, the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorist will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…