Man Charged With 7th OUI After Crashing Stolen Car In Oxford

December 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Man Charged With 7th OUI After Crashing Stolen Car In Oxford

Oxford Police have announced the arrest of a 56-year-old Roland Hurley of Worcester after a crash in town at 7 PM on Monday night. The accident happened on Sutton Avenue near McDonald’s, and the driver of the vehicle left the scene heading on Route 395 South exiting at Cudworth Road, and headed North on Main Street. Police say, the driver parked the vehicle and fled into the woods near 94 Main Street. The Oxford and Charlton Police K-9 units began searching for the suspect.  Hurley was charged with OUI Liquor 4th offense or greater, (7th offense), leaving the scene of a crash with injuries, driving without a license and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.…

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Corrections Officer From Thompson Accused Of Sex With Inmate

December 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Corrections Officer From Thompson Accused Of Sex With Inmate

A Rhode Island correctional officer from Thompson is accused of having inappropriate relations with an inmate. RI State police said the ACI Investigations Unit arrested 36-year-old Justin Toye on Sunday.  Toye was arraigned on three counts of correctional employees having sexual relations with inmates. In a statement from Corrections Director Patricia Coyne-Fague, “Any display of unethical behavior has the potential to tarnish the good work of the dedicated staff in this agency, and we have zero tolerance for it.  Any employee who is found guilty of violating those standards and the public’s trust, will be held fully accountable for their actions.”, Toye was arraigned and released on recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court…

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One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 146 in Uxbridge 

December 5, 2021 | Comments Off on One Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 146 in Uxbridge 

On Saturday night at 9:40 PM, Troopers from the State Police – Millbury Barracks responded to reports of a two car crash on Route 146 northbound in Uxbridge. When the Troopers arrived on scene they discovered two vehicles collided as the result of a wrong-way operator. The 35-year-old operator of a 2004 Honda Accord, Jonathan Marmol of Woonsocket Rhode Island was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Marmol was driving southbound when he crossed the median into the northbound side of the highway striking another vehicle.  Both cars became engulfed in flames.  The other driver, a 62-year-old male from West Boylston was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The highway was closed for…

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No Visitors At Harrington Hospitals In Webster & Southbridge

December 4, 2021 | Comments Off on No Visitors At Harrington Hospitals In Webster & Southbridge

In a post to the community on Facebook, UMass Memorial Health has updated their hospital visitor policy.  Effective on December 4th, the health centers have implemented a “no visitor policy” in the Emergency departments at Harrington Webster and Southbridge. The post blames “the recent uptick in COVID” cases.  The no visitor policy has also been activated at the North Medical Surgery Unit in Southbridge. The post can be found below.  This is a change from the former “one visitor policy” that had been in place.

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Dudley Crews Extinguish Car Fire On Route 131

December 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Dudley Crews Extinguish Car Fire On Route 131

The Dudley Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire on Route 131 near Mill Road in the early morning hours of December 4th.  Crews found a single car had crashed into a guard rail and caught fire.  The driver and lone occupant was uninjured and was able to exit from the vehicle on his own. The road was shut down for about an hour as crews cleared the scene.

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Safe Exchange Zone Now Located At Dudley Police Department

December 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Safe Exchange Zone Now Located At Dudley Police Department

If you’re buying or selling in the near future, the Dudley Police Department want you to know about the safe exchange zone located in the parking lot of the police station at 71 West Main Street. In a post on Facebook, the department writes, “There has been an increase in stolen dirt bikes & ATVs across central Massachusetts. Most of these thefts have been due to posting personal information (home address) on social media sites such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist.” Instead of giving out your information online, the police would like you make plans to meet up with the other person in your transaction in the designated parking spaces.  The safe zone is under…

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Interview With Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey [AUDIO]

November 1, 2021 | Comments Off on Interview With Webster Fire Chief Brian Hickey [AUDIO]

THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Doc Siddall spoke with Webster Fire Department Chief Brian Hickey to learn more about the 175th Anniversary Firefighter’s Ball this weekend at Samuel Slater’s Restaurant.    The public is invited to this event, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Webster Fire Department.  The festivities will begin at 6 pm on November 6th at Samuel Slater’s Restaurant with dinner, followed by dancing and music provided by the band Pieces of Eight.  Tickets are available here. Photos from the 175th Anniversary parade are below.  

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Webster Police Make Drug Arrest On North Main Street

October 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Police Make Drug Arrest On North Main Street

On Friday, October 22, Webster Police officers patrolling North Main Street in the area of Gilbert’s market initiated a traffic stop at around 8:30 PM.  The suspect identified as 33-year-old Ryan Christian of Dudley was already wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants had to be physically removed from the back seat of the vehicle. Webster Police say Christian is “known to have been involved with the illicit sales of drugs” in the community.  He was taken into custody after a brief struggle.  Officers recovered $210 in cash from Christian’s hand, as well as a sandwich bag containing what appeared to be crack cocaine.  Police also found another bag that contained seven smaller bags of what officers…

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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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