Webster Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

March 12, 2020 | Comments Off on Webster Public Schools Closed Until Further Notice

The Webster Public Schools will be closed for deep cleaning throughout the schools, starting tomorrow, March 13th until further notice according to a message from Superintendent Ruthann Goguen. The closure of Park Avenue Elementary, Webster Middle School and Bartlett High School is “due to the possible contact through a family member who may fall under the CDC guidelines for testing of COVID-19” (also known as Coronavirus.) All after-school activities have also been canceled for today as well. The school department is working with the Webster Board of Health for the safety of all students and employees. Town officials have also been meeting regularly to put measures into place and respond to concerns by residents. Earlier this…

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3 Caught After High Speed Chase On Route 16 From Douglas Into Webster

March 7, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Caught After High Speed Chase On Route 16 From Douglas Into Webster

  Webster Police are being credited with stopping a speeding vehicle this week.  Just after 5PM on Thursday, March 5th police in Webster were alerted to a vehicle traveling in excess of 80 miles per hour on Route 16 that refused to stop for Douglas Police. When the speeding Dodge Neon crossed the line from Douglas into Webster, officers from Webster also attempted to pull over the vehicle. Another officer further down Route 16 by The Lodge restaurant tried to set up a tire deflation device, but because the car was going so fast the stop sticks were not deployed in time, according to police. As the vehicle approached Mapfre Insurance, the car exited the…

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Watch For Douglas K-9 Officer Finn On ‘Good Morning America’

March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on Watch For Douglas K-9 Officer Finn On ‘Good Morning America’

Douglas Police K-9 Officer Finn has been selected as the Pet of the Week on ‘Good Morning America.’ The police department says Finn will be featured on the popular morning show tomorrow (Friday,) March 6th around 8:30am. Finn’s television debut can be seen locally on WCVB-TV Channel 5. More photos from Douglas Police are below.   DPD K9 Finn has been chosen as Good Morning America's Pet of the Week and will be featured on tomorrow mornings show. He… Posted by Douglas PD on Thursday, March 5, 2020

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3 Arrested After Traffic Stop In Oxford

March 5, 2020 | Comments Off on 3 Arrested After Traffic Stop In Oxford

Oxford Police have announced the arrest of 3 people after a motor vehicle stop during the early morning hours of Thursday, March 5.  The 2 females and 1 male were pulled over at the intersection of Main Street and Barton Street. Police say while officers were arresting the female driver of the vehicle for active arrest warrants, a male passenger fled from the front seat of the car. In addition to the Webster Police K-9, a drone from Auburn Police, assistance was also brought in from Charlton Police and the Massachusetts State Police. The suspect who fled was later located in a residential garage by the Webster K-9 and Oxford PD. He was arraigned in…

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Webster Police Arrest Dudley Man For Selling Drugs Out Of His Car

February 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Webster Police Arrest Dudley Man For Selling Drugs Out Of His Car

Webster Police say that just before 1PM on Thursday, February 27th a Dudley man was arrested after what was believed to be a drug transaction take place. A short time later, police made a motor vehicle stop and placed 34-year-old Mark McDonald into custody for Distribution of a Class B Substance (Crack Cocaine).  McDonald was transported back to the Webster Police Department where 17 grams of possible crack cocaine was located, as well as over $1000 cash. Police had McDonald’s vehicle towed to the Webster Police station, where a search warrant for it was executed. Evidence of narcotics distribution, an unknown blue pill, and an additional 10 grams of possible crack cocaine was found in…

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Deadly Oxford Garage Fire Under Investigation

February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Deadly Oxford Garage Fire Under Investigation

At around 2:30PM on February 27th, Oxford Fire-EMS received a call from someone reporting “smoke coming from the barn behind the residence of 33 Sacarrappa Road with no visible flames.” Deputy Chief Jon Belanger arrived on scene with crews and found a moderate amount of smoke coming from a two-story detached garage.  While some crews were attempting to extinguish the fire, others performed a search of the building.  During this search, a male was found unresponsive in the garage and was transported to Umass Memorial Trauma Center where he later died from his injuries. Officials have not released the identity of the victim. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Oxford Police in…

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Arrests Made In October Stabbing At Mario’s Showplace In Webster

February 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Arrests Made In October Stabbing At Mario’s Showplace In Webster

On October 4th, 2019, Webster Police responded to the parking lot of Mario’s Showplace where a male had been stabbed as the result of an altercation that occurred outside the business.  The victim did not know who had stabbed him, but police were able to obtain surveillance video of the incident. Since then, Webster Police Detectives have been investigating along with Detectives from Connecticut State Police, which resulted in the identification of two people involved in the stabbing. The two suspects are 42-year-old Brian Perez and 50-year-old Michael Nazario both of Putnam. Both Nazario and Perez have been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, assault to kill, carrying…

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Webster Woman Arrested In NH For Driving Drunk With 2 Children In Car

February 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Webster Woman Arrested In NH For Driving Drunk With 2 Children In Car

At around 10PM on Sunday, February 2nd, New Hampshire State Police pulled over a 29-year-old Webster woman on Route 93 North in Bow, NH after the trooper observed her making several motor vehicle violations. Police say Felicia Purcell was operating under the influence of alcohol and traveling with two children, ages 4 and 6. Purcell was arrested and charged with aggravated driving under the influence over .16, two counts of aggravated DUI with a passenger under age 16, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled for arraignment in the Concord, NH District Court in the near future.   On February 2, 2020 at…

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Car Stolen, Several Break-Ins Reported In Dudley

February 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Car Stolen, Several Break-Ins Reported In Dudley

  Police in Dudley are warning area residents about several vehicle break-ins reported in the vicinity of Corbin Road and Dudley-Oxford Road. The crimes were committed between midnight at 5AM on Saturday.  In addition to small items and cash being taken from inside of vehicles, a red 2010 Nissan Maxima was stolen from a driveway of a home on Corbin Road. Police want to make people aware of these occurrences and remind you to keep your vehicles locked, and keep items out of view.  Police Chief Steve Wojnar says, “Unlocked vehicles are easy targets and the perpetrators have a lower risk of being discovered since they are not causing damage (breaking glass, etc.). Perhaps as…

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2-Alarm Fire In Vacant Oxford Home Under Investigation

January 25, 2020 | Comments Off on 2-Alarm Fire In Vacant Oxford Home Under Investigation

On Friday night, just after 8:30PM, multiple 911 calls were made to Oxford Police and Fire Departments about a fire at a vacant building located at 91 Fort Hill Road.  Crews arrived with additional tanker trucks because the structure was “outside of the hydrant district” according to Oxford Deputy Fire Chief Jon Belanger.  The blaze quickly became a 2-alarm fire and mutual aid was brought in from surrounding towns including Webster, Auburn, Leicester, Sutton, Douglas, Charlton, Dudley and Sturbridge. The fire was determined to be knocked down just after 10PM.  There were no injuries reported, and damage was estimated at $40,000. The property was last sold in 2018 and was previously listed as being “settled…

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