Oxford Police Looking To Identify Check Fraud Suspect

July 8, 2021 | Comments Off on Oxford Police Looking To Identify Check Fraud Suspect

The Oxford Police Department has announced they are looking for help from the public to identify the woman in the photo above. According to a post on Facebook, police believe she is a suspect in an ongoing check fraud investigation.  If you know who this person is, you are asked to contact Oxford Police by calling (508) 987-0156.  

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Road Work Expected To Impact Traffic In Dudley

July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Road Work Expected To Impact Traffic In Dudley

A message from Dudley Police Chief Steve Wojnar about upcoming road work in Dudley. “The Town of Dudley Water Department will be conducting work on Mason Road near the intersection with West Main Street starting on Thursday, July 8th.  Work is expected to continue in this area for several weeks.  This will impact residents and overall traffic in this area, particularly those seeking to access the Mason Road School and surrounding streets.  Traffic detours and some road closures will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Please be aware of this construction.  Drivers should expect delays and take measures to seek alternate routes.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation and assistance.”  

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Oxford Man Comes In Second At Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 5, 2021 | Comments Off on Oxford Man Comes In Second At Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Oxford Resident and Bay Path Regional High School Teacher Geoffrey Esper has outdone himself again.  Competing in the 2021 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, he came in second place, only to the legend, Joey Chestnut. We first met Geoffrey in 2018 when he came in fourth place in that year’s competition “only” eating 41 that year.  In 2019, he finished in third place consuming 49 hot dogs.  This year Esper downed 50, leaving him as the runner-up to Chestnut, who set a new personal record of 76 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes.  Chestnut earned his 14th win, earning $10,000 and the world-famous mustard belt.  Esper’s 2nd prize checks in at…

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State Police K-9 Locates Missing Millbury Girl

July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on State Police K-9 Locates Missing Millbury Girl

K-9 ROXY LOCATES MISSING JUVENILE GIRL Early yesterday morning Trooper John Doherty, with his K-9 Partner Roxy, received a call from State Police-Millbury that the Millbury Police Department was seeking K-9 assistance for the search of a female juvenile. Trooper Doherty responded to the house where the female was last seen and conducted an area check, then deployed K-9 Roxy on a track from a scent-article. K-9 Roxy tracked down a street before pulling right onto an intersecting roadway, then toward the woodline. The pair checked several yards along the way and continued down that roadway eventually tracking to an overpass of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Roxy pulled to the left side of the road toward…

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Crack Cocaine & Heroin Seized In Webster Traffic Stop

July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Crack Cocaine & Heroin Seized In Webster Traffic Stop

  Webster Police have announced a recent drug arrest on North Main Street.  Around 10 AM on June 25th an officer made a motor vehicle stop after receiving information about a possible drug sale. Police say the driver, 53-year-old Nicolas Diaz Rivera of Worcester, was found to have crack cocaine and heroin “secreted on his person.”  Officers seized about 14 grams of cocaine and $300. Rivera was charged with Possession of Class A and B substances with intent to distribute.  He was held on $790 cash bail and arraigned at Dudley District Court on June 28th.

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2 Injured In Dudley Crash

July 1, 2021 | Comments Off on 2 Injured In Dudley Crash

On Thursday afternoon at around 12:30 PM, first responders from Dudley reported to a 2 vehicle crash on West Main Street. Upon arrival, police and fire crews found a pickup truck down an embankment into a small river.  Two people were removed from the vehicle by fire and EMS personnel and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Photos from the scene are below.    

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Massachusetts Vax Bus Arrives In Southbridge & Worcester

June 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Massachusetts Vax Bus Arrives In Southbridge & Worcester

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced additional vaccination opportunities for Massachusetts residents via the newly created mobile vaccination unit.  The “VaxBus” is expected to increase access to Covid-19 vaccines across the state. The Commonwealth is hosting community-based mobile vaccination clinics in 23 municipalities across Massachusetts.  The municipalities include those that are part of the Vaccine Equity Initiative and those with lower-than-average vaccination rates. The mobile clinics will be in easy to access locations to reach individuals that may have trouble getting vaccinated in a traditional setting. Members of the public can show up to be vaccinated without an appointment.  The VaxBus will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and up and the single-dose…

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Bridge Replacement Leads To Road Closure In Charlton

June 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Bridge Replacement Leads To Road Closure In Charlton

Similar to the work being done on the Webster/Dudley line, road closures will soon be in place in the town of Charlton. According to the Charlton Police Department, beginning July 6th, Brookfield Road at the intersection of City Depot Road will be closed for bridge replacement work over Cady Brook. Travelers are expected to seek alternate routes for the near future.  No timeline on re-opening has been given. An interactive Google Map of the area can be viewed below.    

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Route 395 North In Oxford Re-Opens After Tractor-Trailer Fire

June 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Route 395 North In Oxford Re-Opens After Tractor-Trailer Fire

If you were commuting on Route 395 on Friday morning you were probably in standstill traffic.  Crews from Webster and Oxford Fire-EMS responded to a fully engulfed tractor-trailer fire at around 10:20 AM. Prior to first responders arriving, the driver was able to disconnect the tractor from the trailer and move it away from the fire.  Due to the location of the fire, both lanes of 395 had to be closed while crews battled the flames.  Traffic was backed up for several miles. The road re-opened to traffic once the remains of the truck were cleared away and traffic slowly returned to normal speeds. Photos from the scene are below.

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Southbridge Cops N Kids Program Receives $5,000 From D.A.’s Office

June 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Southbridge Cops N Kids Program Receives $5,000 From D.A.’s Office

District Attorney Joe Early Jr, Deputy Chief Dingui, and Chief Woodson (Southbridge Police) The Southbridge Police Department has five thousand reasons to be thankful to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Joe Early, Jr. was in town to present a $5,000 check in support of the Cops N Kids Program. The Southbridge Police Department’s Cops N Kids Program is a year-round effort to reduce juvenile delinquencies and build stronger relationships with local youths.  The program began over 20 years ago, and the program boasts juvenile delinquency rates dropping over 85% since its inception. The program includes 150 youths while incorporating academics and athletics during the Summer.  More information on Cops N Kids can…

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