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17-Year-Old Suspect In Custody After 15-Year-Old Shot In Oxford

May 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 17-Year-Old Suspect In Custody After 15-Year-Old Shot In Oxford

At just before 4:30PM, Oxford Police responded to the center of town for reports of a fight with shots fired.  Officers arrived moments later to find a 15-year-old Oxford boy suffering from a gunshot wound in front of the library.   Police believe the original altercation occurred outside in front of St. Roch’s Rectory. After the shot was fired, the suspect fled the scene on foot and was located about an eighth of a mile away on Water Street. The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Investigators and K-9 officers from Webster and Worcester were called to help locate the firearm.  At 6:19 PM police say the .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun was located nearby. The suspect, who…

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2019 Webster Area Memorial Day Parades

May 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 2019 Webster Area Memorial Day Parades

Memorial Day Weekend is here, and to most people, it is the unofficial start to Summer, but it is more than just cookouts and an extra day off.  It is a day designed to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Veterans and their families from the Webster-Dudley area are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Sacred Heart Church at 18 East Main Street in Webster on Sunday, May 26 at 11 AM.  Upon the conclusion of the Mass, all Veterans will proceed to Holy Trinity Cemetery on Old Boston Road in Dudley to render Memorial Day weekend honors around noontime. The following communities will experience some road…

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Man Charged With Littering After Leaving Boat On Route 16 in Douglas

May 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Man Charged With Littering After Leaving Boat On Route 16 in Douglas

It was the talk of the town for a week or so after people online were wondering, who may have left their boat on the side of the road.  Well, some detective work by the Douglas Police Department has answered that question. Police say on Sunday, May 12th they were alerted to a boat that was dumped on the side of Webster Street (Route 16) near the State Forest.  With the help of several witnesses and a video of the vehicle prior to the dumping, Officers were able to identify the person who left it there. As a result, 34-year-old Michael Sullivan of Athol will be charged in Uxbridge District Court for Illegal Dumping (Littering).…

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The Gift Gallery Building Gets New Owner, Tennants

May 17, 2019 | Comments Off on The Gift Gallery Building Gets New Owner, Tennants

Things are looking a little different on South Main Street in Webster.  At number 505 to be exact.  The former home of The Gift Gallery for over 30 years has now been purchased by Donald Bourque. Earlier this month, Don’s companies Choice1Graphics and Choice1Temps moved from their old locations downtown on Main Street to this larger building. Don tells THE LAKE 940, “We needed more room for the companies that I now own and the expansion of the graphics store.”  Also under the same roof now are Choice1Realty, Marchand Insurance, Brooks Transportation, and the Webster/Dudley/Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Choice1Temps is the area’s premier staffing agency that helps put people to work who may be in-between…

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Southbridge Teacher Charged With Bringing Ammunition To School

May 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Southbridge Teacher Charged With Bringing Ammunition To School

On Thursday, May 16th, just after 8 AM a teacher at Southbridge High School reported to staff that he had just found one live round of 9mm ammunition in the rear stairwell of the building.  As a result, the school was placed on lockdown. After reviewing video surveillance during the lockdown, police determined that the teacher who reported the ammunition, Alfred Purcell III was responsible for placing it there.  He was seen standing in the stairwell and removing the live round of ammunition from his pocket and dropping it on the floor.  Police say Purcell returned and stood over the live round of ammunition about 10 minutes later and took a picture of it with…

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Stolen Items From Webster Boy’s Grave Replaced With Kindness

May 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Stolen Items From Webster Boy’s Grave Replaced With Kindness

In 2016, 6-year-old Jaeden Robinson of Webster passed away.  After battling leukemia for more than half of his life, it had gone into remission, but sadly he contracted meningitis and died suddenly. His parents, Shawn and Samantha, and siblings Devin and Alexa are determined to keep Jaeden’s memory alive. Recently, The Robinson Family went to visit his grave at Mount Zion Cemetery, as they often do.  They dropped off a large stuffed “Minions” toy and some new flowers.  Just a few days later they were gone. After contacting police and town officials, they are still looking for the person or people responsible for taking the items, even though it isn’t likely they will be caught. …

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High Beam Headlights Leads To Major Drug Bust In Webster

May 15, 2019 | Comments Off on High Beam Headlights Leads To Major Drug Bust In Webster

While on patrol of town on Tuesday, May 14th at about 10:30 PM, Officer Michael Reardon was in the area of Harris and Elm Street responding to a report of a person looking into parked vehicles when he observed a car drive past him with its high beams on.  The officer signaled his high beams numerous times in an attempt to get the motorist to lower his, but was unsuccessful in doing so. Police say Officer Reardon attempted to stop the car, which was unsuccessful.  That led to a short pursuit through several intersections.  The car came to a stop in the parking lot of the Webster Head Start program and put his vehicle into…

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CT State Police Searching For Webster/Thompson Area Burglar

May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on CT State Police Searching For Webster/Thompson Area Burglar

Connecticut State Police Troop D have announced they are looking to locate and arrest 27-year-old Patrick Salvas. Salvas, who was arrested last year after a Webster burglary, is also wanted for another burglary and larceny in Thompson earlier this year. Police say a warrant for his arrest with extradition has been authorized.  The suspect is described as 6 feet 6 inches tall, 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information regarding Salvas’ whereabouts is urged to contact Trooper Zachary Cash at zachary.cash@ct.gov.

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Grand Re-Opening Of McDonald’s In Uxbridge

May 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Grand Re-Opening Of McDonald’s In Uxbridge

You are invited to the grand re-opening of the McDonald’s Restaurant, located at 200 Quaker Highway (off Route 146) in Uxbridge.  The celebration begins with ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, May 15th at 10 AM. In addition to a new look outside, the restaurant is putting more choice and control in the hands of customers, giving them the opportunity to use new self-order kiosks and even have your meal delivered right to your table.  Customers will be able to pay at the self-order kiosks, order and pay with the McDonald’s app, or order at the traditional counter if they prefer.   New technology like Apple and Android Pay are also being used at this location. Joseph Spadea and…

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Driver Flees After Crashing In Dudley, Charged With DUI

May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Driver Flees After Crashing In Dudley, Charged With DUI

At around 1 AM on Friday morning, May 10th Dudley Police were called to 13 West Main Street for a report of a motor vehicle crash.  The driver had fled the scene on foot.  As officers arrived, they found a 2008 Silver Chevrolet Pickup had struck a utility pole.  The vehicle was heavily damaged, and the pole had caught fire.  As a result, power was lost in the area.  A witness described the operator as a white male with dark jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt.  He had left the scene heading west.  Another witness, who was familiar with the operator, had stopped at the scene and provided the responding officers with the name of…

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