On Saturday, December 14th, many area police departments will be taking part in a “Goods For Guns” campaign.  Local residents with unwanted or unsafe firearms will be able to take them to a participating police station and trade them in for gift cards for local supermarkets. For each operable gun, you will receive $25 per…

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UPDATE:  The Massachusetts State Police say technical issues with the 9-1-1 system, and the resulting wireless capability outages, have been resolved. Massachusetts callers may resume using 911 from their cell phones for public safety emergencies.   If you have an emergency, dialing 9-1-1 from your cell phone may not go through, according to Massachusetts State Police. A…

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An Auburn man is facing his 4th drunk driving charge after a crash on Tuesday night on Route 20. Auburn Police say they responded to a crash at 7:39PM near Mill Street in Auburn where it is believed 53 year old Kenneth Kudron was driving a 2004 Ford van while under the influence of alcohol.  There…

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District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office says an armed man who was shot by Auburn police officers on Wednesday has died. Joseph Loughery of Dublin, New Hampshire was shot by police after he ignored repeated commands by the officers to drop his weapon.  Loughery was approached by officers at about 1:15 p.m. while he was…

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There is a heavy police presence in the area of Swanson Road in Auburn on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives from the Massachusetts State Police are on the scene investigating reports of an officer involved shooting.  At this time there are no reported injuries to any officers. The ramp from Route 290 to Swanson Road is closed…

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A retired Auburn elementary school music teacher was arraigned on Thursday, August 23rd in Worcester Superior Court on indictments alleging aggravated sexual abuse of a child, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Stephen Jaszek, 62, of South Hadley, is charged with four counts of aggravated rape of a child and one…

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On Monday, June 25th loss prevention employees of the Home Depot store on Washington Street in Auburn called police as they were watching 2 men who had been accused of stealing power tools from the store in the past. One of the males was choosing tools and batteries and was handing them to the other…

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On Monday June 18th, Auburn Police arrested Bryous Sanders of Worcester in connection to several recent break-ins in the Pakachoag Street area of town. Police pulled over a gray Toyota with only one license plate and noticed gloves and a small pry bar on the floor of the car at the passenger’s feet. The passenger…

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At 10AM on Monday May 21st there will be a ceremony at the Auburn Public Library honoring the memory of Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. The town of Auburn will be dedicating the Swanson Road bridge over Route 290 and a portion of Route 9 in Leicester in the late officer’s honor. Officer Tarentino was shot…

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Auburn Police say an unoccupied school bus operated by A&A Transportation crashed into a telephone pole on Wednesday, May 9th. The crash, that was caught on surveillance cameras, happened moments after the driver exited the bus on Oxford Street.  The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.  No injuries were reported. The video is…

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