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Sutton Police Respond To Motorcycle Crash

April 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Sutton Police Respond To Motorcycle Crash

One person was transported to a local hospital after a motorcycle crashed on Putnam Hill Road in Sutton on Thursday. In a post on Facebook, the department thanked 2 bystanders for calling police and helping at the scene.  The identity of the driver, or cause of the crash, was not released.

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Leominster Woman Arrested In Sturbridge For Larceny & Drug Charges

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Leominster Woman Arrested In Sturbridge For Larceny & Drug Charges

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 3rd police in Sturbridge were called to a home at 58 Main Street for the report of a larceny.  In a post on Facebook, police say a 31 year old Leominster woman was placed under arrest. In addition to being charged with larceny and forgery, she was also charged with possession of cocaine.  The name of the woman arrested was not released.   On Wednesday 04/03/2019 at approximately 1200 hours, Officer Nicole Patterson responded to 58 Main Street for a report… Posted by Sturbridge Police Department on Wednesday, April 3, 2019  

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Dudley Police Investigating Recent Daytime House Break-Ins

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Investigating Recent Daytime House Break-Ins

The Dudley Police Department asking for help from the public after 3 homes were broken into within the last month.  In a post on Facebook, police say the 3 residential break-ins happened during daytime hours when the residents were away.  Two burglaries occurred in the New Boston Road and Eagle Drive area, and the most recent one occurred on Alton Drive. It is unknown if any items were taken or if police have any suspects at this time. If you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood you are encouraged to contact Dudley Police.   The Dudley Police Department is currently investigating three residential house breaks that occurred in the last month. … Posted by…

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2 Alarm Fire Rips Through Charlton Home

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on 2 Alarm Fire Rips Through Charlton Home

At 11:30 on Tuesday evening, crews from Charlton Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire at 136 Freeman Road.   The blaze quickly became a 2 alarm fire with mutual aid brought in from Auburn, Oxford and Southbridge. Within 10 minutes the fire was already showing through the roof of the unoccupied building.  The fire department says the bulk of the fire was located on the upper level of the home as crews worked to knock it down from the inside. The home is listed as having 5 bedrooms and over 5,000 square feet of living space, last sold in 2013. The fire was placed under control at 12:19AM.  National Grid was called to scene…

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Oxford Police Investigate Serious Truck Crash

April 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Investigate Serious Truck Crash

A serious crash on Main Street (Route 12) in Oxford sent several people to local hospitals.  It happened just before 6PM on Monday where a tractor trailer truck and an SUV collided, leaking fuel all over the road.  The Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the spill. One person had to be extricated from one of the vehicles.  Names of those involved, or their conditions were not released. The cause of the crash is under investigation. The road was closed for several hours while debris was cleaned up and police conducted an investigation. More photos from the scene are below. RT 12 at industrial Park West closed due to a head on collision involving…

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3 Arrested In Southbridge After Month-Long Drug Investigation

March 28, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Arrested In Southbridge After Month-Long Drug Investigation

District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office has announced three people were arraigned in Dudley District Court on Thursday on drug charges after a month-long investigation by the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and Southbridge Police. Among the arrested were, 24 year old Edwin Estrada of 2 Cross Street in Southbridge.  He pleaded not guilty to charges of distribution of a class A substance (heroin), possession of a class B substance (cocaine), and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Also charged was 20 year old Crisleonel Cuzado-Plaza, of the same address, pleading not guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance (cocaine), possession with intent to…

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All Clear After Hazmat Lockdown At Harrington Hospital In Southbridge

March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on All Clear After Hazmat Lockdown At Harrington Hospital In Southbridge

Just after 2PM on Wednesday, Southbridge Fire Department and the Massachusetts Hazardous Materials Response Team were called to the Emergency Room at Harrington Hospital in Southbridge. According to Southbridge Fire Department, hospital staff described a package having a foul odor, and requested that it be checked out.  As a result, the emergency room was put on lockdown, and a tier 1 response was activated. A post on the Harrington Facebook Page stated, ” three Harrington Hospital employees began experiencing sudden respiratory issues. They presented to the Southbridge Emergency Department, where out of an abundance of precaution, the Hospital called a Code Black.” All patients were said to be safe and no further exposures to the…

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All Residents Escape 3-Alarm Douglas Apartment Fire

March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on All Residents Escape 3-Alarm Douglas Apartment Fire

Just before 3AM on Wednesday, March 27th, the Douglas Fire Department responded to a 9-1-1 call for a fire located at 40 Depot Street in town.  When crews arrived on scene, they started to douse the flames on the first floor of the 3 story multi-family apartment building. A short time later, the fire quickly grew to a second, then third alarm fire.  Due to a sudden change in the color and velocity of the smoke, all firefighters were ordered from the building and were forced to battle the blaze from overhead through a hole in the roof. Douglas Fire Department credits working smoke detectors as one reason all residents were able to escape the…

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Town Of Webster Begins Enforcing Water Shut-Off Policy

March 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Town Of Webster Begins Enforcing Water Shut-Off Policy

The town of Webster Water & Sewer Departments have announced they will begin to implement their water shut-off policy in an effort to recover $400,000 in outstanding bills. According to a post on the town’s website, the policy was created in 2014 and approved by the Board of Selectmen to help the departments recover outstanding water and sewer bills.  The policy was updated this morth by the Water Sewer Commission. THE LAKE 940 has learned if an account has a past due balance of greater than 120 days for nonpayment of water and/or sewer fees, they will be sent an overdue balance notice letter by certified mail informing the customer that they must make immediate…

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UPDATE: 1 Killed In Head-On Crash On Route 131 In Dudley

March 24, 2019 | Comments Off on UPDATE: 1 Killed In Head-On Crash On Route 131 In Dudley

On Sunday morning just after 9AM, Dudley Police, Fire and Emergency crews responded to a 2 vehicle head-on collision on Route 131 (Southbridge Road) near the intersection of Mill Road. Police say the crash occurred on the bridge spanning the Quinebaug River.  One vehicle was driven by a 22 year old male from Southbridge, while the other was operated by a 68 year old male from Woodstock.  Both people were transported to local hospitals in serious condition. Traffic was detoured for a short time during the investigation. On Monday afternoon, Dudley Police updated the situation, stating 68 year old John Waleski, of Woodstock was still hospitalized in stable condition.  22 year old Quinn Paul of Southbridge…

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