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Southbridge Man Charged With Motor Vehicle Break-Ins

August 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Southbridge Man Charged With Motor Vehicle Break-Ins

As a result of a lengthy investigation, the Southbridge Police Department says that 30 year old Tommie Lee Goddard of 115 High Street in Southbridge has been charged with 3 counts of breaking and entering into motor vehicles and 2 counts of larceny. Goddard was identified as the subject caught on video surveillance last month attempting to break into motor vehicles.  A warrant for Goddard’s arrest was issued on August 2nd and Goddard turned himself into Dudley District Court on the same day. He was later released by the court on $100 cash bail.

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West Nile Virus Found In Webster, Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

August 2, 2018 | Comments Off on West Nile Virus Found In Webster, Mosquito Spraying Begins Tonight

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recently identified one positive mosquito sample from the area of Sutton Road in Webster.  The Town of Webster has coordinated with Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control to spray the area of concern to try to lessen the threat of the virus. The spraying will begin after sunset on August 2nd on the following streets: Birchwood Drive, Camile Road, Chestnut Drive, Cudworth Road, Henry Joseph Drive, Kate Lane, Kingsbury Road, Minebrook Road, Nicholas Circle, Oakwood Drive, Pinewood Drive, Ronnie Drive and Sutton Road.  The map can be found below. Residents are asked to close street facing windows and keep pets inside between sunset and midnight.  Accidental exposures are not expectations to cause…

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Webster Water Interruption Planned For 6 Hours On Wednesday

July 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Water Interruption Planned For 6 Hours On Wednesday

The Webster Water Department will be replacing a gate valve on Whitcomb Street on Wednesday, August 1st starting at 9 AM. This means that water service to all homes and businesses in the immediate area will be without running water for about 6 hours during the work. Affected streets include Lake Street from Eddy to Harris, including Stefaniak Avenue, West Avenue and Whitcomb Street from Lake Street to Cutler. Nearby streets should expect to experience discolored water during that time.  If you need to reach the water department, you may call (508) 949-3861.  You are asked not to call the Webster Police Department or 911, unless you are experiencing an emergency.

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Webster Police Arrest 3 For Armed Robbery At Southbridge Supermarket

July 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Webster Police Arrest 3 For Armed Robbery At Southbridge Supermarket

On Friday, July 27th at around 7:30PM, Southbridge Police was called to the parking lot at Big Y Supermarket located at 505 East Main Street to investigate the report of an armed robbery.  A caller told dispatch the three suspects were seen in a gold Chevy Malibu or Impala. The victim told police he was waiting in his vehicle with his 9 month old daughter, when male subject pulled up to the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle.  A second male removed the victim’s car keys, while a third male reportedly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The 3 suspects fled the area after one of the men punched the victim, who was…

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Real Tough Guys Wanted For Upcoming Mark Wahlberg Movie

July 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Real Tough Guys Wanted For Upcoming Mark Wahlberg Movie

Are you a tough guy, or know someone who is?  Then Boston Casting is looking for you. The search is on for “character men with tough faces” for a different roles in an upcoming mob movie starring Mark Wahlberg. Parts that they are in need of include construction workers, blue collar workers, DPW workers, fishermen and mob guys. The open casting call will take place this Saturday, August 4th at 129 Braintree Street in Allston between 10AM and 4PM.  All aspiring actors are asked to bring a photo.  Since they are “real people” no previous acting experience is necessary. The title of the upcoming movie has not been released by the casting company, but according to…

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4 Arrested In Early Morning Drug Bust In Dudley

July 29, 2018 | Comments Off on 4 Arrested In Early Morning Drug Bust In Dudley

On Sunday, July 29th around 1:45 am, members of the Dudley Police Department, The Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team and the Southern Worcester County Drug and Counter Crime Task Force, executed a search warrant at 10 Williams Street. Police officers were able to successfully seize approximately 90 grams of crack cocaine, over $3,000 in cash, and a loaded 9mm firearm. As a result of the investigation, 44 year old Shawn Gliniecki of Dudley was arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act and possession of a dangerous weapon. Also arrested at the scene charged with trafficking in cocaine and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act were…

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Widespread Water Outages In Dudley

July 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Widespread Water Outages In Dudley

The South Worcester Communications Center and Dudley Police Department report that the town is currently experiencing a widespread water outage in town.  As of 6AM on Sunday morning, July 29th, The water department has been called in and they are attempting to locate and fix the problem.  At this time they say that there is no time frame for a resolution.  Police Chief Steve Wojnar tells THE LAKE 940, “The Southeast portion of the community appears to be impacted directly.  Members of the Water and Sewer Department are aware of the problem and are actively searching for the source.”  He says that several calls have come in for low water pressure or no service, but…

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Tornadoes Confirmed In Douglas, Uxbridge, Northbridge & Upton

July 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Tornadoes Confirmed In Douglas, Uxbridge, Northbridge & Upton

Investigators from The National Weather Service have confirmed two early morning tornadoes touched down in the area on Thursday, July 26th.  Both storms were rated EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale with estimated winds at about 100 miles per hour. One of the twisters stayed on the ground for approximately 4 miles beginning in Douglas, going through Uxbridge and fading out in Northbridge, while a second one popped up in Upton at around the same time. The strong winds damaged homes, brought down trees and power lines in several local towns.  There were no injuries reported. This is the second tornado to hit the area this month, another one hit Ashford, Connecticut last week during…

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Douglas Teen’s 911 Call Stops Robbery In Progress

July 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Douglas Teen’s 911 Call Stops Robbery In Progress

On Wednesday July 25th, just after 1PM, Douglas Police received a 911 call from a 15 year old girl stating that she was home alone and 2 men were attempting to break into her house.  While officers were on the way to the scene, the dispatcher stayed on the phone with the girl and she kept police informed of what was going on. Police say the men attempted to gain entry to the home through a back door using a pry bar.  The girl was advised by the dispatcher to lock herself in a room. Officers Anthony Yannino and Jake Bloniasz arrived at the home and observed a vehicle parked at the end of the driveway. …

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Douglas Couple Arrested For Making Crack Cocaine In Front Of Their 3 Year Old

July 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Douglas Couple Arrested For Making Crack Cocaine In Front Of Their 3 Year Old

On Tuesday July 24th, just after 6PM, Sutton Police stopped a 1994 Ford van on Putnam Hill Road for a motor vehicle violation and ended up finding more than they expected. Police say that during the investigation there was a strong odor of gas inside the vehicle.  A propane bottle connected to a portable burner was turned on inside the vehicle.  Police suspect the pair was actively processing powder cocaine into crack cocaine at the time of the stop. As a result of the traffic stop, Christopher and Jamie Coal of 22 Charles Street in Douglas were arrested for several drug offenses, including trafficking cocaine and manufacturing a class B substance. The couple’s 3 year old…

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