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Excessive Heat Warning: Webster Area Cooling Centers

July 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Excessive Heat Warning: Webster Area Cooling Centers

It’s a scorcher out there!  An excessive heat warning has been issued through 8PM Sunday night.  It’s not just the temperatures, but also the humidity that will make for dangerous weather this weekend.  As temperatures close in on the 100 degree mark, heat index values (feel-like temperatures) will be around 105 to 115 degrees. If you are among those fortunate enough to have air conditioning in your home, please remember that your neighbors may not be. Check on your elderly and at-risk neighbors and family members and let them know there are places they can go if they need to get out of the heat.  Also make sure that you and your pets get plenty…

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Southbridge Police Assist In Arrest Of Wanted Fitchburg Shooter

July 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Southbridge Police Assist In Arrest Of Wanted Fitchburg Shooter

Southbridge Police have announced the arrest of 33-year-old Concepcion Rodriguez of Worcester. Detectives along with members of the United States Marshall’s office and Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section made the arrest at around 10:30 AM on Wednesday morning at hiding in the basement of a home located at 115 High Street in Southbridge. The suspect was taken in for outstanding warrants. Rodriguez was wanted for discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, assault and battery with a firearm, assault to commit a felony, carrying a firearm without a license, assault, and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. He was also charged with disorderly conduct, 3 counts…

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Thompson Man Arrested After Webster Abduction & Assault On 12-Year-Old Girl

July 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Thompson Man Arrested After Webster Abduction & Assault On 12-Year-Old Girl

A Thompson man has been arrested in connection to an abduction of a 12-year-old girl from Webster in May. Webster Police announced 35-year-old Joshua Besaw after a lengthy investigation, which included reviewing surveillance video. Police believe Besaw enticed the child to enter his vehicle at a park in Webster, then drove her across the state line into Connecticut where an assault took place.  The child was then dropped off in a Dudley neighborhood and contacted her parents who picked her up and brought her to police. Detectives who were tracking the suspect were able to retrieve used cigarettes that were tested for DNA that matched DNA that was taken from the victim on May 31. Besaw…

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Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Striking Deer On Route 395 In Oxford

July 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Striking Deer On Route 395 In Oxford

In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 4th, Police, Fire and EMS departments from Oxford were called to Interstate 395 north just before exit 5 for the report of a motorcycle crash.  Oxford Fire-EMS says, “the motorcyclist was struck by a deer while traveling on the highway.” Crews responded to the wooded area off the highway and admininstered emergency care at the scene.  The patient was then loaded onto a scoop stretcher, according to officials, and then transported to a local hospital. The extent of the injuries are not known at this time. Additional photos from the scene are below.  Traffic is not being severely impacted by this crash.   Oxford FIRE-EMS, Oxford Police…

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2019 Webster Area 4th of July Fireworks Listing

June 30, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Webster Area 4th of July Fireworks Listing

As we get closer to the 4th of July, many local communities will be holding fireworks displays, but it is important to remember that fireworks are illegal for personal use in Massachusetts.  There are fines even if you are caught driving through the state with them purchased legally in Connecticut or Rhode Island. Here is the list of upcoming Independence Day fireworks for 2019: Sunday, June 30th SUTTON – Uxbridge Road Field, 9:15PM Monday, July 1st AUBURN – Pappas Recreation Complex, 9:30PM (Rain Date: July 2) Tuesday, July 2nd WORCESTER – East Park, 9:30PM (Rain Date: July 3) Wednesday, July 3rd WEBSTER – Memorial Beach, 9PM (Rain Date: July 5) FITCHBURG – Rollstone Hill, 10PM…

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Overnight Crash On Route 146 In Sutton

June 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Overnight Crash On Route 146 In Sutton

Police are currently on the scene of an overnight crash on Route 146 in Sutton.  A vehicle left the road and crashed into the sign for 146 Fitness at 211 Worcester-Providence Turnpike and a nearby utility pole. Sutton Police posted, “If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym this morning, we can tell you that 146 Fitness is currently closed.”   The road, however, is open and traffic does not appear to be impacted by the crash. There is no word yet on what caused the crash or if any injuries were reported. More photos from the scene are below.   If you’re looking for an excuse to skip the gym this morning, we…

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Webster Receives $30,000 Grant To Upgrade Town Hall

June 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Webster Receives $30,000 Grant To Upgrade Town Hall

The town of Webster has announced a grant of $30,000 has been awarded from the Massachusetts Historical Commission.  The money will be used for design work to renovate the Town Hall that was built in 1927. An architect is expected to be hired and will review and design any upgrades needed, including possible work in the auditorium and clock tower. Once the plans are complete, the town has the option to re-apply to the commission for further assistance with the construction of the project. Webster’s Town Hall, located at 350 Main Street, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

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Car Crashes Into Oxford Honey Farms Store

June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Car Crashes Into Oxford Honey Farms Store

It was a scary sight on Sutton Avenue in Oxford as crews from Oxford Police, Fire and EMS were called to Honey Farms/Mobil after a vehicle crashed through the front of the store. The accident happened on Thursday afternoon.  An employee of the store said, “Everyone is okay here at the store, shaken but not broken!” There were no injuries reported to the driver, or inside the store to employees or customers.  The store was cleaned up and vehicle removed.  No word on if any charges will be filed against the driver.     Oxford FIRE-EMS, Oxford Police, on the scene of a vehicle into a building at Sutton Ave Mobil Station / Honey Farms. There…

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16 Year Old Charged With Oxford Car Break-Ins

June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on 16 Year Old Charged With Oxford Car Break-Ins

Days after several residents reported items being taken from unlocked vehicles in Oxford, Police have announced an arrest in connection to the break-ins. Oxford Police say a 16 year old juvenile male has been charged in connection with 3 of those incidents in town. Even though the victims have been notified and property has been returned, detectives are continuing to try and identify more suspects by using surveillance video. The most recent break-ins were reported in the vicinity of Charlton, Wheelock, Minuteman, Monument and Corbin Streets as well as Old Dudley Road In addition to locking your doors and closing windows, police also advise you not to keep valuables in your car.   Oxford PD…

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Holden Man Charged With OUI After Charlton Crash

June 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Holden Man Charged With OUI After Charlton Crash

Just before 7:30PM on Monday, June 17th, Charlton Police, Fire and EMS were called to a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Stafford Street and Center Depot Road. The 2 vehicle accident closed the roadway for a short time as a white GMC van and black Ford Escape were removed.  As police investigated, they said, “it became apparent to the officers on scene that the driver of the Escape, Jonathan Morrissey of Holden, appeared to have been consuming an alcoholic beverage and was unsteady on his feet.” Morrissey was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests.  There were no major injuries reported. In addition to an operating under the influence charge, Morrissey…

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