Sunday, May 5, 2013
Foxborough Police announced Detective Sgt. Thomas Kirrane’s retirement this week after 40 years of service. The department held a farewell party for the longtime officer on April 30th.
After 40 years of service with the Foxborough Police Department, Detective Sgt. Thomas Kirrane has retired. The department announced the news on its Facebook page Tuesday and held a retirement party for the town's longest serving full-time officer. Kirrane received the following citations for his 40 years of service, each presented at the officer's retirement party on Tuesday, April 30th at the Foxborough Public Safety Building: Senator Timilty also presented Kirrane with the Massachusetts State Flag, which flew over the State House the week following the Boston Marathon Bombings. Kirrane also received a Foxborough Police Detective Sgt. Badge encased in Lucite, which was presented by Foxborough Police Lt. John Hannon. Kirrane, according to…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Foxborough Police officers Charles Gallagher and James Fahey will be delivering the Foxborough Police Relief Association check in hand next week to assist MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue Jr. in his recovery following last week's shootout.
The Foxborough Police Department is reaching out to its wounded brother, MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue Jr., to assist in his recovery from a gunshot wound suffered in last Friday’s shootout in Watertown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. “The Foxborough Police Relief Association will be donating $500 to the MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund to assist officer Donohue in his recovery,” Foxborough Police said Wednesday on its Facebook page. “Foxborough police officers Charles Gallagher and James Fahey, both former Transit police officers, will be delivering the check in hand next week.” Dr. Russell Nauta, professor of surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital, explained what happened to Donohue following a press …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A small crowd of residents joined Foxborough Police and Fire in front of the Public Safety Building Monday for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims from last week’s attacks on the Boston Marathon.
The wind whipping through an American flag flying at half-mast was the lone source of sound on a sunny spring day in front of the Foxborough Public Safety Building for one minute Monday to honor the victims of the Marathon bombings. A small and solemn crowd joined members of the Foxborough police and fire departments in front of the public safety building at 2:50 p.m. to join Boston and other communities around the state in a moment of silence to remember those affected by the deadly bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon exactly seven days later. Those gathered quietly remembered the victims and prayed for the families of those who lost their lives and those who remain hospitalized following the attacks. “We continue to pray…
Friday, April 19, 2013
Foxborough police thank everyone involved in the capture of the second suspect from Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon.
The news of Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s capture has led to celebration and relief around the state and country Friday night as 102 hours of terror, mourning, striving and struggle, have resulted in police killing one and capturing the second bomber suspect from Monday’s attacks on the Boston Marathon. In Foxborough, the police department issued the following statement on its Facebook page shortly after media reports surfaced that the manhunt for Tsarnaev was over. “Great job by all law enforcement personnel during this difficult week,” the police department said. Foxborough Police Department and Foxborough Patch Facebook fans reacted to the news: Brad Diesso said: “Relentless and strong! They DID mess with the wrong city!” Craig Martin said: “…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Incidents reported in Foxborough’s police logs from April 10-15.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Foxborough Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction. Wednesday, April 10: 10:40 a.m. – Adam J. Witkowski, 32, of Foxborough was arrested on two default warrants on East Street after a caller reported a suspicious vehicle at her neighbor’s residence who wasn’t home at the time. Witkowski lived at the same residence as the woman who called police. 7:19 p.m. – Michelle A. Fahey, 18, of Foxborough, was arrested on a straight warrant after requesting to speak to an officer at …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary asks for the community’s assistance and vigilance during string of break-ins.
Another attempted housebreak has Foxborough police on alert and asking for the community’s assistance Tuesday. “If you are home and see something suspicious say something,” said Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. “Give us a call so we can at least check it out. It doesn’t help the homeowners to have their stuff ripped off.” The attempted break-in occurred at a residence on North Street before noon Tuesday. O’Leary said the resident “happened to be home at the time and called police right away.” “There was no car seen by the homeowner,” O’Leary said. “Officers responded right away to the 911 call and screened the area but was unable to locate the person.” The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with a small build and …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Foxborough police arrested a 50-year-old Providence man Thursday on Mechanic Street after discovering 119 grams of cocaine inside the vehicle.
UPDATE (3 p.m., Friday, April 5) - Foxborough police distributed the following press release following Thursday's drug bust. "On Thursday, April 4th at 12:34 p.m., Foxborough Police Sgt. John Chamberlin stopped a vehicle on Oak Street for a motor vehicle violation. Upon contact with the operator, Sgt. Chamberlin found the operator to be using a fake Puerto Rican driver’s license. He also observed numerous other criminal indicators in the vehicle. A K-9 scan of the vehicle by his Foxborough Police narcotics dog (Marley) alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. "With the assistance of Massachusetts State Police Sgt. James Bazzinotti, they discovered an electronic hide – in the area where K-9 Marley had already alerted to. This …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Foxborough resident James Fraser, arrested Sunday on attempted murder charges following an alleged altercation with his wife, will appear in Wrentham District Court on May 9th for a probable cause hearing.
Editor’s note: The following information was provided via public record by Wrentham District Court. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction. A lovers’ quarrel between Foxborough residents James Fraser and his wife is reportedly what led to the high school wrestling coach’s arrest Sunday, according to police reports. Fraser, 45, was arrested Sunday following an alleged altercation with his wife at their Sherman Street home and charged with domestic assault and battery and attempted murder by strangulation. Fraser was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Monday and released on $2,000 cash bail, according to court documents. Fraser is due back in Wrentham District Court on May 9th for a probable cause hearing. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Funding is part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division’s Underage Alcohol Enforcement grant program.
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) recently awarded Foxborough’s Police Department $5,000 in funding as part of the Commonwealth’s Strategy for Underage Alcohol Enforcement, according to Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. “The grant was applied for by Sergeant Richard Noonan, who has managed both the grant and the activities the department has undertaken to reduce the risk of underage drinkers in our community,” O’Leary said in a letter to selectmen. The board unanimously accepted the grant Tuesday. The project period will begin when the EOPSS Office of Grants and Research’s Executive Director signs the completed contract.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Incidents reported in Foxborough’s police logs from March 14-17.
For more town news and instant updates on stories like this (and more!), follow Foxborough Patch on Facebook and Twitter, or sign-up for our e-mail newsletter. Editor’s note: The following information was provided by the Foxborough Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction. Thursday, March 14: 9:52 a.m. – David Tremblay, 41, of North Smithfield, R.I., was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of motor vehicle and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation following a motor vehicle stop on Elm Street. Friday, March 15: 7:25 p.m. – A 55-year-old Stoughton man was removed from Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and taken into protective custody. Saturday, March 16: 2 p.m. – …