High-Speed Chase Results in Drug Bust of Norwood Man
A high-speed car chase in Stoughton this past weekend resulted in a drug bust and the arrests of a Norwood man and a Stoughton woman, according to a post on the Stoughton Police Department's Facebook page.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m. on June 8, "Officer Healey, while on his way to work, noticed what appeared to be a domestic event in the vehicle in front of him. He called in the information and followed the vehicle while waiting for a marked unit," according to the SPD Facebook post.
Walpole Officers Receive First Responder Award
Summary: At last year's Night Before the Fourth celebration, Walpole Police Officer Robert Simmons collapsed in the police station. He suffered a heart attack in the middle of the roll-call room, where more than 20 officers were preparing for the event.
Several Walpole Police officers sprung into action and began life saving CPR while officer Ian Tolland ran down, and back up, three floors to retrieve an AED. That AED was used to shock officer Simmons three times and he was eventually saved.
For their work, officers Manganello, Moses and Tolland were awarded the Massachusetts Police Training Council's First Responder Award on June 6th at a ceremony held at Bentley University.
Also honored at the event, were Walpole Police officers Michael Benner and Luke Parlon, who were instrumental in saving the life of a Walpole resident during a difficult incident last year.
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Foxborough Burglary Suspect Calls Tow Truck After Vehicle Gets Stuck at Scene
A suspected burglar in a daytime breaking and entering Tuesday on Bailey Street may have aided police in the investigation when he got his getaway vehicle stuck at the crime scene.
“The burglar had to call a tow truck because he had driven his vehicle behind the house to hide it from being in the driveway and he got stuck,” said Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary following Tuesday’s incident. “The tow truck operator was the one who called the police about suspicious activity. Once the car was pulled out the [suspect] jumped in the vehicle and drove across the lawn to get away.”
O’Leary said the tow truck operator called police to the scene and after an initial investigation discovered the break-in.
“Unfortunately for the bad guy we have a good description of the truck he used and more importantly his license plate number,” O’Leary said.
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Did You Know?: Famous People In Sharon
You may not know it, but Sharon has given the world some really exceptional people.
Of course, there's Revolutionary War soldier Deborah Sampson Ganet lived in Sharon until her death in 1827. She was a patriot, dressing as a man and serving in the Continental Army for 17 months as Robert Shurtlieff from Uxbridge. She was founded out in 1782 and given an honorable discharge at West Point.
Screenwriter Etan Cohen was raised in Sharon after his family emigrated from Israel. He co-wrote "Tropic Thunder "with Ben Stiller. He also wrote the recent "Men in Black 3", as well as an episode of "American Dad", for New England entertainer Seth Macfarlane, who has local ties to Wrentham
Mansfield Police Looking for Alleged Sunglasses Thief
A recent robbery at the Mansfield Pearl Visions Center on School Street has local authorities looking for a man connected to the crime.
On Sunday, June 9 at 4:29 p.m., a large man walked into the glasses store to shop for some sunglasses. After claiming he left his wallet in the car, the suspect quickly exited the store and turned left away from the building.
According to Mansfield Police, nine pairs of high end sunglasses valued at $1,500 were taken.
Driver Reports Hitting Pole in Easton
Calls to the Easton Police on June 3 and June 4 were highlighted by the recovery of a stolen vehicle, a driver calling to report she had hit a pole that had fallen into the street and a man reporting that he had been receiving a lot of phone calls from someone who had loaned him a large sum of money.