Webster Police Searching For Missing 57-Year-Old Man (Updated)

August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Police Searching For Missing 57-Year-Old Man (Updated)

UPDATE – AUGUST 18TH 5PM – John Connor has been found.  Webster Police say no further information is available at this time. Webster Police Detectives are currently working on a missing person investigation.  Police say 57-year-old John Connor was last seen on August 10th, 2021 in the area of Blueberry Hill in Webster.  It was reported that he left his wallet and phone at home after an argument with his family.  He is described as approximately 6 feet tall, heavyset and bald. Police believe Connor may be distraught, and somewhere in the area of the Douglas State Forest. Anyone with information is asked to contact Webster Police Detectives at 508-943-1212.    

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Brief Foot Pursuit To Arrest Drug Suspect In Webster

August 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Brief Foot Pursuit To Arrest Drug Suspect In Webster

It was an active morning for area police as the Worcester Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force and Southern Worcester County Drug and Counter Crime Task Force were in Webster to assist with an arrest. While taking 39-year-old Jarquin Dyshawn Baldwin into custody for an outstanding warrant, he escaped and fled on foot.  Police say a foot pursuit began with help from the Massachusetts State Police Canine Unit joining to search for the suspect.  After a search, Baldwin was taken into custody at Price Chopper in Webster. In addition to Baldwin’s arrest warrant, he is also being charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, larceny, and resisting arrest.  He is currently being held at the Webster Police…

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Nationwide Test Of Emergency Alert System

August 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Nationwide Test Of Emergency Alert System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have a nationwide emergency alert test scheduled for Wednesday, August 11 at 2:20 PM. Test messages will be broadcast on all TV and Radio stations in America, as well as cell phones that have opted in to receive emergency messages. The purpose of this test is to ensure that the alert systems continue to be effective means of warning the public about emergencies, particularly those on the national level. Periodic testing of public alert and warning systems helps to assess the operational readiness of alerting infrastructure and to identify any needed technological and administrative improvements. The Emergency Alert System national test is…

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Webster Shooting Leaves Woman Injured

August 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster Shooting Leaves Woman Injured

Webster Police detectives are currently investigating an “apparent shooting” that took place this evening at 72 Pleasant Street in town.  THE LAKE 940 has learned a female victim was transported to UMass Medical Center with minor injuries and is expected to survive. Police say, the shooting “is not believed to be a random act, and there is no immediate danger to the public.” This link will be updated as more information is made available.

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One Injured In Dudley Motorcycle Crash

August 4, 2021 | Comments Off on One Injured In Dudley Motorcycle Crash

First responders from the Dudley Police and EMS department responded to a serious car vs. motorcycle crash at 5:30 PM on Tuesday afternoon, August 3.  The accident took place at the intersection of Warsaw Avenue and George Street. The names of the men involved have not been made public.  When police arrived they found the operator of the motorcycle lying in the road, conscious and alert, suffering from serious injuries.  He was transported to UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester and remains in stable condition. Police believe the motorcycle was travelling east on George Street and the second vehicle, a black Dodge Dart, was heading in the other direction. The car was in the process of…

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Webster’s Memorial Beach Closed This Weekend

August 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Webster’s Memorial Beach Closed This Weekend

The town of Webster has announced a triathlon is returning to the area this weekend, and for the safety of the racers, Memorial Beach will be closed for much of Saturday, August 7, and Sunday, August 8. The boat ramp is scheduled to be opened on Saturday at 11 AM and Sunday at 3 PM but don’t expect to go for a dip in the water to cool down. Information on the triathlon can be found here, including registering to take part in the race or to be a volunteer. All of the swim courses will take place in Webster Lake at Memorial Beach Park.  All swims will be a beach start and finish on…

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Search For Webster’s New Town Administrator Begins

August 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Search For Webster’s New Town Administrator Begins

Webster Town Administrator Doug Willardson has announced he is leaving his position, “with a heavy heart” as he looks forward to starting a new job in North Carolina. In a post on Facebook, Willardson, who arrived in Webster in 2016, says his last day working for the town will be September 3rd. In thanking residents for a great 5 years, part of his post read, “Working for the Town of Webster has been very fulfilling and has been the highlight of my professional career. The Board of Selectmen, Town staff and Town residents have all been a pleasure to work with. I am grateful for the opportunity we had to work together and accomplish a…

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Arrest Made In Connection To January Shooting In Webster

July 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Arrest Made In Connection To January Shooting In Webster

Webster Police have announced the arrest of a 31-year-old Webster man on several gun-related offenses. This morning at 6 AM with help from the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT Team, an arrest warrant was served on Trent Nicholopoulos at 43 Hillside Avenue. Police say the charges include possession of a firearm without an FID Card, and a firearm violation with 3 prior violent drug crimes, stemming from the suspect’s involvement in a shooting at the Hartley Street Apartments in January.  The shooter in that incident, David Hallaman, was arrested by Putnam Police in February. Evidence to implicate Nicholopoulos in the Webster shooting was received by detectives from the state crime lab.  The suspect was…

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Former Senator Scott Brown Ready To Take Stage At Indian Ranch

July 12, 2021 | Comments Off on Former Senator Scott Brown Ready To Take Stage At Indian Ranch

  THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Doc Siddall chats with former Senator Scott Brown, who will be taking the stage at Indian Ranch this Saturday, July 17th.  Hear, here:   The 75th anniversary season at Indian Ranch is underway, and coming to Webster this weekend is Scott Brown and the Diplomats, opening up for  Dark Desert Eagles (an Eagles tribute band) at 1 PM on Saturday, July 17th. Longtime Massachusetts residents will remember Scott Brown as our former Senator from 2010 to 2013, and more recently serving as United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.  These days when he isn’t playing in his rock band he is also serving as Dean of a private law…

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Free Summer Meals Available For Webster Children

July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Free Summer Meals Available For Webster Children

The Webster Public School Department has announced they are taking part in a federally-funded child nutrition program to provide Summer meals to children.  Kids who rely on school meals during the school year can struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months.  Free meals served at schools in the Summer can help. The program is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with support from anti-hunger organizations Project Bread and the Child Nutrition Outreach Program. Ellen Nylen, Food Service Director and chef at Webster Public Schools told THE LAKE 940, it is similar to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  “During summer meals we are required to follow the same…

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