Monday, May 20, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Massachusetts State Police. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
UPDATE (Tuesday, 6:30 a.m.) - Two Braintree children who were allegedly kidnapped Monday afternoon were found safe late Monday night. Braintree and Massachusetts State Police issued an Amber Alert Monday for the two children, who were found at a 7-11 in South Windsor, Conn., according to updates from state police. Both appeared to be fine, according to the updates. Police were able to locate the children after a trucker found the vehicle they were reportedly traveling in as it exited Rte. I-84 in South Windsor, according to MSP. Connecticut State Police then responded to the area with cruisers and located the children. The Amber Alert was issued shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, after police began searching for the children and their father…
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 …
Sunday, December 30, 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 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 Police Chief …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Daniel Lishness, 27, of Southwick was arrested after he allegedly struck a man with his vehicle and fled the scene on Route 1 in Foxborough early Tuesday morning.
UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Dec. 11, 2012) - Massachusetts State Troopers on detail following Monday night's New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium arrested a Southwick man and charged him with OUI after he allegedly struck a pedestrian in Foxborough. "Early this morning at about 1 a.m., Trooper Michael Isom was working the Patriots Game detail when he was informed by a passing motorist that there was an accident close to his assigned post," state police said. Trooper Isom, according to state police, headed northbound on Route 1 when he found a man lying on the road. "The man was in obvious pain and rolling around on the ground," state police said. "Trooper Isom requested EMS and gave out a description of the suspect's vehicle." Trooper …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Rollover in Mansfield blocked two lanes on 495 South Wednesday, causing delays through Foxborough.
State Police are reporting a tractor trailer rolled over on Route 495 South at the Route 95 exit in Mansfield, closing two lanes. A fuel spill, resulting from the rollover, has forced the closure of exit 13 on route 495 South, which is the onramp to Route 95 North in Mansfield. The crash occurred at 2:42 p.m. and ss of 3:11 p.m., there are no known injuries reported. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. The truck was reportedly hauling some sort of syrup, which has also spilled onto the road. The syrup is not considered a hazard at this time. Companies were still on scene cleaning up the spill as of 3:11 p.m. More on this story as it develops.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The single car-crash took place on Foundry Street in Easton Saturday night.
Easton and Massachusetts State Police are investigating a reported fatal motor vehicle accident that took place on Foundry Street/Rte. 106 Saturday night. Easton police and Massachusetts State Police said the accident took place at 285 Foundry St. The victim is currently identified as 76-year-old Frederick L Haarer Jr. of 16 Richard Street Foxborough. The incident remains under investigation. Just prior to the accident police received a call reporting an erratic operator on Route 106. Moments later, the crash was reported via numerous 911 calls. An Easton Police investigation revealed that the vehicle traveled off the road and hit the guardrail. The vehicle then reentered the road, crossing both lanes and struck a utility pole. The pole …
Tuesday, November 27, 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 …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The incident occurred on the I-495 South ramp to Route 1 in Foxborough Tuesday morning, according to WBZ Boston News.
An overturned tractor trailer on I-495 South to Route 1 South in Foxborough Tuesday morning has caused traffic delays for area commuters. WBZ Boston News reported on Twitter the incident occurred on the 495 South ramp to Route 1 and while the tractor trailer was off the road by 7:30 a.m., commuters were told to expect delays. At 8 a.m. The Massachusetts State Police said on Twitter that Wrentham Fire was on scene cleaning a small fuel spill on the 495 South ramp caused by the incident. Patch Traffic reported the ramp at Exit 14 to Route 1 from 495 in Foxborough was closed on but expected to reopen before 8:30 a.m. Delays are expected. The incident occurred around 6:13 a.m., according to Patch traffic reports. Follow the latest traffic …
Friday, November 9, 2012
A routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County is slated for Friday and Saturday.
Drivers in the Norfolk County area should take note that Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday night into Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, 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 …