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Dudley’s Chief Named President of Police Association

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Dudley’s Chief Named President of Police Association

Congratulations are in order for Dudley’s Police Chief Steven Wojnar on being named President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. In a post on Facebook, Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early posted he is, “Looking forward to continuing to work with such a great chief.” According to their website, The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association’s mission is to advance professional police services; promote enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices; foster cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police leaders and organizations throughout the state.  They also encourage all police personnel statewide to achieve and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, community interaction and professional conduct. Congratulations, Chief Wojnar and thank you for keeping Dudley a…

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New 911 Service Available to Webster & Dudley Residents

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on New 911 Service Available to Webster & Dudley Residents

The South Worcester County Communications Center has announced a new service being offered to the residents in Webster and Dudley that will help to decrease the time to reach the local Communications Center during an emergency. Effective December 11, 2017, the South Worcester County Communications Center began receiving 911 calls directly from cellular devices.  Previously all 911 calls originating on cellular devices were routed through a statewide call center and then directed to the appropriate agency for dispatch. With the implementation this past year of the Next Generation 911 System, the ability to take cellular calls directly became a viable solution. This change will result in a decrease in time to reach the local communications…

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Uxbridge Police Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing

December 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Uxbridge Police Save Baby Who Stopped Breathing

On Thursday, December 7th, Uxbridge Police received a 911 call for an infant not breathing.  During the call officers were advised by dispatch that the mother and grandmother had left the residence and were driving to the fire department. Dispatch was able to obtain a vehicle description and relay that information to the officers. Moments later Officer Kyle Tripp intercepted the vehicle.  Officer Tripp ran to the vehicle and the the grandmother handed him the infant out the window.  He quickly sprang into action and began performing back thrusts to remove what was preventing breathing.  After several back thrusts, the infants airway was able to be cleared and Officers Tripp and William Ethier advised dispatch the…

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Sturbridge Police Seek Robotic Vacuum Shoplifter

December 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Seek Robotic Vacuum Shoplifter

The Sturbridge Police Department is investigating a report of a shoplifting incident that occurred on Sunday night at around 7PM at that town’s Walmart on Route 20 (Charlton Road). The female subject was caught on surveillance cameras leaving the store without paying for 2 robotic vacuum cleaners, valued at $392. If you recognize her, or have any further information you are asked to call Officer Tom Giordano of the Sturbridge Police at (508) 347-2525 ext.308.

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Dudley Votes In Favor Of Veterans Portion Of Local Cemetery

December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Dudley Votes In Favor Of Veterans Portion Of Local Cemetery

During last night’s meeting, Selectmen in Dudley have announced a proposal that would assign a portion of Corbin Cemetery for use exclusively by veterans and their spouses. The idea was proposed by local residents and veterans Stephen Rogerson and Richard Majercik. Corbin Cemetery will allow the families of veterans a local option to visit their loved one’s graves without having to drive to a veteran’s cemetery out of town. To be eligible for one of these new cemetery plots, a veteran must be a Dudley resident at the time of death and the family must provide proof of an honorable discharge.  Spouses would able to be buried if they are married to the veteran at the…

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Dudley Police DARE Fundraiser Begins

December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Dudley Police DARE Fundraiser Begins

The annual fundraiser for the Dudley Police DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program is underway in the Town of Dudley.  Calls are being made to local residents and businesses seeking donations to this worthwhile program. Dudley Police Sergeant Dean Poplawski has conducted the DARE Program to the sixth graders at the Dudley Middle School for many years.  This is a half year course and it is a substance abuse and violence prevention program.  This is completely funded through this fundraiser and other donations. In addition to providing money for the program, coloring books and educational materials will be produced for distribution to Dudley School Students.  The Dudley Police thank everyone in advance for their generosity…

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5 Arrested On Drug Charges In Southbridge

December 11, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Arrested On Drug Charges In Southbridge

On Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 4:18pm Detectives from the Southbridge Police Department and Task Force Officers from the South Worcester County Counter Crime and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant for narcotics at 79 Oliver Street second floor apartment in Southbridge, MA. The search warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into drug distribution in our community. Upon arriving at the residence, Detectives knocked and announced their presence and entry was made into the apartment. As Detectives entered the kitchen they observed two male subjects attempting to flush suspected narcotics down the toilet. When the suspects saw Detectives entering the apartment a struggle ensued and one suspect attempted to flee the apartment…

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Worcester Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Webster Stabbing

December 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Worcester Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Webster Stabbing

On Saturday, December 9, at 12:16 pm, Webster Police responded to Nelson Street, for a reported disturbance involving a knife. Officers arrived to find the victim with what appeared to be multiple, serious lacerations to her neck and legs. Her ex-boyfriend, Zachary Orlowski, 28, 10 Sterns Street Worcester, was immediately placed into custody. Orlowski had apparently also cut his own neck in an apparent suicide attempt after attacking his ex-girlfriend, and was unresponsive at the scene. The couple’s four year old son was in the residence when this occurred, but was unharmed. The Department of Children and Families was contacted and is investigating. Orlowski’s mother was injured as well trying to separate Orlowski and the…

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Stabbing Reported In Webster

December 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Stabbing Reported In Webster

Very few details have been released after a stabbing was reported in Webster yesterday. Webster Police have not released any information other than saying a female was stabbed and a male was in custody.  The woman was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester but her condition is not known. Police have also withheld the names of the people involved, and also have not said what part of town the incident took place in, however unconfirmed reports from residents have told us that it happened on or near Nelson Street. Please check back to this page as more information becomes available we will update you.  

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One Killed, One Injured In Oxford Crash

December 9, 2017 | Comments Off on One Killed, One Injured In Oxford Crash

Oxford Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place this morning on Sutton Avenue near Market Basket. The driver of the car, 28 year old Ashley Corbett of Oxford, died at the scene. Her passenger, 30 year old Ashley Dunne of Webster was transported to UMass Medical Center in unknown condition. No other information on the crash is available at this time. Sutton Avenue was reopened to traffic early this afternoon.

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