Saturday, March 17, 2012
Another great reason to avoid drinking and driving.
The Massachusetts State Police will be conducting a motor vehicle sobriety check point Saturday, March 17 into Sunday March 18, somewhere within Middlesex County, according to State Police. Police will be stopping vehicles to find potentially drunk drivers in Middlesex County, which includes Newton. As is normal practice, police do not disclose the hours or locations of the checkpoints. "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 our roadways," a state police statement reads. "It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Three ambulances wait near Chestnut Hill Reservoir as divers search underwater.
The search for missing Boston College student Franco Garcia intensified today. Garcia's family is asking today for help with an on-foot search. They will lead search teams for Franco. The Facebook Group for Missing Student: Franco Garcia has posted, asking everyone who can help to meet at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir on the St. Thomas More street side. The post says at 3 p.m., they will divide up into teams to search the surrounding area. Friends are Tweeting information about Garcia and updates from their search from the Twitter handle @FindFranco. Also today, members of Garcia's family members are walking the sidewalks near the reservoir with signs taped to themselves with a picture of Franco and information about him. Meantime, …
Monday, January 30, 2012
According to scanner reports, the chase started in Westford.
Updated Jan. 31, 2:30 p.m. State Police arrested a 16-year-old driver Monday night after he led officers on a high-speed chase down Route 128 that ended in a crash near the Newton/Weston line. According to State Police, the teen reportedly missed a court appearance Monday and was wanted on a felony warrant for a probation violation. The boy was not hurt in the crash, the AP reports. Westford Police captain Victor Neal said town police officials were informed at 4 p.m. Monday by the Lowell Juvenile Probation office that a juvenile offender living in Westford with an ankle monitoring bracelet could not be found, although there was suspicion that he had taken a particular vehicle. Around 8:30, an officer spotted the vehicle on Oak Hill Road …
Friday, January 27, 2012
After two recent child pornography possession arrests in Newton community, a look at the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and how they work to arrest those involved with child exploitation.
In less than two weeks, the Newton community has been rocked with news that two city employees have been arrested and charged in separate cases of child pornography possession. The latest arrest, that of 47-year-old Peter Buchanan, was part of an investigation by the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, an organization charged with assisting local and state agencies investigate child exploitation on the internet. According to State Police Sgt. Michael Hill, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Commander, the ICAC Task Force is one of 61 task forces stationed around the country as part of a federal initiative to help local police and district attorneys prosecute those exploiting children on the …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Be sure to buckle up!
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The following press release is courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police. Massachusetts State Police Announce Start of Spring 2011 ‘Click It or Ticket’ Mobilization In their continued effort to increase seat belt use and enhance traffic safety, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Massachusetts State Police have launched the Spring 2011 ‘Click It or Ticket’ mobilization. The statewide effort, which involves extra high-visibility traffic enforcement and a public information campaign, runs through June 5. State Police and more than 180 local police departments have issued zero-tolerance enforcement policies and will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants on roadways in Massachusetts. State Police alone will …