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Local Police Participate In Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Local Police Participate In Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk

Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar, Webster Police Chief Timothy Bent, and Webster Deputy Police Chief Mike Shaw were among the thousands of participants in the 30th Annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk held on Sunday, September 23rd. The entire 26.2 mile Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston is used for the charity walk.  Chief Wojnar told us in a press release, several police chiefs from across the state, and their families, walked the final three miles to the Boston Marathon finish line.  Some even walked the entire marathon route. This fundraiser is geared towards raising money for children with cancer in New England.  Millions of dollars were raised to help with cancer treatment and…

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Missing Child Reported In Oxford – FOUND

September 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Missing Child Reported In Oxford – FOUND

UPDATE: Oxford Police say Brandon was found safe on Sunday Evening. The Oxford Police Department is asking for help from the public in looking for 17 year old Brandon Forgue. The teenager was reported missing, as a possible runaway, on Saturday, September 22nd. If you have any information on his whereabouts you are asked to contact Oxford Police at (508)987-0156   17 y/o Brandon Forgue was reported as missing/runaway on 9/22/18. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Oxford Police Department at (508)987-0156 Posted by Oxford Police Department Massachusetts on Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Dudley Police Searching For This Man

September 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Searching For This Man

Very little information is known about this suspect, but the Dudley Police Department is looking help from the public in identifying this man who was seen in the area of Central Avenue earlier this week. The Police Department asks that you private message them on Facebook or call them at (508) 943-4417 if you recognize him.  More photos are provided below.   The Dudley Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying the following individual who was in the area of… Posted by The Dudley Police Department Massachusetts on Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Hydrant Flushing Begins In Webster

September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Hydrant Flushing Begins In Webster

  The Town Of Webster has announced their fall hydrant flushing will begin on Monday, September 24th and last for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Flushing of hydrants will be done during normal business hours in most areas, according to the town’s website. The water department opens the hydrants in Webster twice every year to clear out sediment build up to enhance water quality and make sure water pressures are flowing correctly.  The town has been working hard at addressing water quality issues, and construction has begun on a $10 million dollar water filtration plant that is expected to go online next year. During the flushing, residents should expect discolored water coming out of faucets. …

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Webster Firefighters Help Woman Out Of Tight Situation

September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Firefighters Help Woman Out Of Tight Situation

Everyday, the men and women of the Webster Fire Department risk their lives running into burning buildings and helping people in car crashes, but this rescue was a little different. A woman walked into the fire station on Thursday afternoon with a steel necklace that she couldn’t remove.  Luckily for the woman, Deputy Chief Chris Jolda had attended a class a few months ago on this type of specialized rescue.  He and Captain Kevin Adams were able to successfully remove the necklace in just few minutes. Deputy Chief Chris Jolda tells THE LAKE 940, “It was steel with a hinge to put it around the neck and a screw from top to bottom to secure…

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Sturbridge Police Looking For Robbery Suspect

September 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Looking For Robbery Suspect

The Sturbridge Police Department is looking for help to identify the man in the photos posted below.  Police say the suspect is wanted in connection with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle in the early morning hours of September 6th.  A photo of the vehicle he was driving is seen above.  The suspect is accused of stealing a purse and then making numerous purchases with stolen credit cards. The suspect is seen below wearing the white shirt and red sweatpants.  If you recognize the suspect or the car, you are asked to contact Officer Garrett Danna at (508) 347-2525 EXT 311. The Sturbridge Police Department is seeking help from the public with identifying the…

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Thompson Schools Announce Early Dismissal

September 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Thompson Schools Announce Early Dismissal

FROM THE LAKE 940 STORM CENTER: Due to the heavy rains and afternoon forecast, Thompson Public Schools are letting students home early today, Tuesday, September 18th. The school’s website mentions flooding as a concern at one of the schools.  Thompson Middle and High Schools will be released at 1:30, the elementary schools at 2:30.  No after school or recreation programs will meet today. The remnants of Hurricane Florence are making their way to southern New England today, bringing the possibility of several inches of rain to the Webster area.  A Flash Flood Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for most of the listening area. Remember, THE LAKE 940 is your official AccuWeather…

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Lost Dog, Bella, Returns Home Thanks To Dudley Police

September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Lost Dog, Bella, Returns Home Thanks To Dudley Police

Some happy news out of Dudley.  The small Chihuahua, Bella, who was reported missing on Monday morning has been safely returned home, thanks to help from the Dudley Police Department.  The Blanchette family also thanked their daughter Alycia for hearing about a dog running on the police scanner and went to pick her up a short time ago.   BELLA IS HOME !!!!! THANK YOU Alycia Blanchette for listening to the police scanner when a call about a little dog… Posted by Dave Blanchette on Monday, September 17, 2018

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Thompson Home Invasion Under Investigation

September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Thompson Home Invasion Under Investigation

On Monday, September 17th, Connecticut State Police Troop D received a complaint from a homeowner that on Laporte Road in Thompson who reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery. Police say the man told them he was inside of his home, just after 8:30AM, when he was confronted by a white male in his early to mid 30s, approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall, weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.  The suspect was described to be tan with dark colored eyes, short dark brown hair and dark facial hair, wearing a black baseball hat with white colored numbers and letters on the front of it.  He was also wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, gray…

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Lost Dog In Dudley – FOUND

September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Lost Dog In Dudley – FOUND

MONDAY EVENING UPDATE:  Bella was located and returned home a short time ago, thanks to help from the Douglas Police Department. If you are in the area of Henry Marsh Road and Dudley Oxford Road in Dudley, you are asked to keep an eye out for Bella.  Dave Blanchette and his family is missing his 11 pound black brown and white chihuahua. If you see her, try not to chase her as she may run away.  Report any sightings to (774) 289-7689, The Dudley Animal Control Officers or the Dudley Police Department.     BELLA IS HOME !!!!! THANK YOU Alycia Blanchette for listening to the police scanner when a call about a little dog… Posted…

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