Dudley Police Investigate Home Invasion, Stabbing

October 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Investigate Home Invasion, Stabbing

An angry father from Leicester is facing several charges after breaking into a Dudley home where his daughter was staying with another man. Dudley Police say 40-year-old Jeffrey Sprague was arrested this morning on charges including attempted murder, assault and battery, home invasion, and breaking and entering. Officers responded to the home on Dudley-Southbridge Road just before 11 PM on Tuesday night where a 39-year-old man was suffering from knife wounds to his face, neck chest, and arm.  He was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is in stable condition.   According to a press release from Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar, “Initial investigation revealed both residents were in bed asleep” when the…

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Masks Now Required In All Webster Municipal Buildings

October 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Masks Now Required In All Webster Municipal Buildings

Beginning today, October 5, face-covering masks will now be required in all municipal buildings in Webster, regardless of vaccination status. The announcement was posted on the town’s website as the latest COVID-19 emergency public health order, “based upon a review of current COVID-19 caseload and testing positivity rates in Webster.”  This new order will be in effect until further notice and requires all visitors and employees over the age of two, to cover their nose and mouth while inside. When an employee is at their own desk and is able to properly social distance, the face-covering may be removed.   Masks also may be removed while eating or drinking. This new policy is in addition to…

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Police Looking For Attempted Murder Suspect In Charlton – UPDATED

September 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Police Looking For Attempted Murder Suspect In Charlton – UPDATED

UPDATE – Charlton Police say the suspect has been found. Massachusetts State police apprehended 29-year-old Luis Morales in Lowell.  Officials initially said he was wanted for attempted murder but later corrected the alert to say he was wanted on multiple warrants for armed robbery and firearms charges. –original article– Police in Charlton are looking for a suspect who escaped police custody wearing one handcuff earlier this morning. State Police Troopers attempted to arrest the suspect, wanted on several warrants, including assault and attempted murder.  The man is described as Hispanic, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, wearing a white shirt and white shorts and missing a shoe, is believed to have fled on foot into the…

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Tanker Truck Rolls Over On Route 146 In Sutton

September 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Tanker Truck Rolls Over On Route 146 In Sutton

Crews from the Sutton Police and Fire Department reported to the scene of a tanker truck rollover on Route 146 South between Boston Road and Central Turnpike. The incident happened on Tuesday morning, closing a portion of the highway for a short time around 10:15AM.  The truck is in the process of being removed from the area.  Traffic is expected to return to normal later this afternoon. There has been no further information released as to what caused the crash, if there were any injuries or any leakage from the tank.  

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Webster Police Investigating Reported Axe Attack

September 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Police Investigating Reported Axe Attack

Not many details have been released, but THE LAKE 940 has learned Webster Police are investigating a reported attack with an axe in town on Monday. WHDH-TV reports the domestic incident happened on Brookside Avenue just after midnight, leaving 2 people with serious injuries. The Worcester District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the investigation.  As of now, no arrests have been made.  This page will be updated as more information is released.    Police investigating alleged axe attack with serious injuries in Websterhttps://t.co/BsvoTn7CYX — 7News Boston WHDH (@7News) September 27, 2021  

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Putnam Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl – UPDATED

September 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Putnam Police Searching For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl – UPDATED

***UPDATE*** Missing child Alyssa Farris has been found and is safe. The Putnam Police Department would like to extend a thank you to all those who provided information and tips relative to this investigation. The Putnam Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating missing 14-year-old Alyssa Farris. Farris was last seen at approximately 10 PM on Saturday, September 18th and was reported missing on Sunday morning. Alyssa Farris is a white female approximately 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds with a thin build. She may be wearing a black hoodie and carrying a black and white backpack. Anyone with information about Farris’ whereabouts is asked to contact the…

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Dudley Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Pandemic Unemployment Funds

September 20, 2021 | Comments Off on Dudley Man Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Pandemic Unemployment Funds

A Dudley man has pleaded guilty to being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and misuse COVID-19-related unemployment assistance. 34-year-old Norman Higgs pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Patti B. Saris scheduled sentencing for December 17th.  Higgs was first charged in May 2021. From April to June 2020, Higgs conspired with others to submit fraudulent Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims using stolen identifying information of other individuals. The PUA payments were directed into bank accounts controlled by Higgs and others who used the funds for their personal benefit, including to pay off credit card debt and to buy digital currency. In total, Higgs and others obtained over $450,000…

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George Thorogood Ready To Rock Webster At Indian Ranch

September 16, 2021 | Comments Off on George Thorogood Ready To Rock Webster At Indian Ranch

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO:  Doc Siddall chats with George Thorogood, performing this Sunday at Indian Ranch.   Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 live shows.  It’s George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Indian Ranch this Sunday, September 19th. Does he like playing in Webster?  You might find his answer interesting.   “I’m not a fan of playing outside,” but they “gave it a try” and now he’s back for time number 3. George said the second appearance in Webster was even better than the first, so here’s hoping the third time is even more memorable for the band and the fans. Expect to…

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Webster Pair Arrested On Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Pair Arrested On Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

  On Monday, September 13th, detectives were conducting an investigation into fentanyl distribution in Webster and Southbridge. With assistance from the Southern Worcester County Crime Task Force, 37-year-old Javier Reyes Otero of 52 Hartley Street in Webster, and 27-year-old Caitlyn Lambert of 40 Harris Street apartment 3 were arrested as two potential distributors of fentanyl. Webster police pulled over their vehicle on Main Street.  During that stop, police say Otero was in possession of approximately 84 grams of a white powdery substance believed to be fentanyl, along with 13 suboxone strips and 10 Gabapentin nerve medication pills. Otero and Lambert were both charged with conspiring to violate the controlled substance act and trafficking in fentanyl. …

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Pursuit From Webster To Dudley Ends In Driveway, Officer Injured

September 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Pursuit From Webster To Dudley Ends In Driveway, Officer Injured

  At around 10 PM on Monday, September 13th, Webster Police tried to pull over a red Jeep that was traveling down Main Street with no headlights on.  After a failed pullover attempt, police followed the vehicle over the Dudley line where officers there provided assistance. After stopping at a red light at the intersection of Route 12 and Schofield Avenue, police again tried to get the driver out of the vehicle but he continued driving.  The second pursuit ended as the motorist pulled into his own driveway on 4 First Avenue in Dudley, but the altercation did not end there. Once at the driveway, officers ordered the man out of the Jeep, but he…

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