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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Couple Identified In Oxford Murder-Suicide

June 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Couple Identified In Oxford Murder-Suicide

Oxford Police are investigating a domestic incident that took place on Tuesday evening that left one man and one woman dead at 234 Old Webster Road. THE LAKE 940 has learned a 911 call was placed at around 5:20 PM on Tuesday afternoon after shots were fired.  According to a post from Charlton Police on Facebook, “Three children, ages 13, 4 and 3, were present at the time of the incident.” The woman was found deceased in the kitchen of the home, the man’s body was found outside. On Thursday, Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early, Jr. identified the female as 34-year-old Jamie Dickinson and the male identified as 38-year-old Jesse Brooks. A 13-year-old boy…

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Southbridge Police Arrest 5 After Weekend Riot

June 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Southbridge Police Arrest 5 After Weekend Riot

Just before 8 PM on Saturday, June 19th, Southbridge Police were called to the intersection of Union and Oliver Streets to investigate the report of loud music and vehicles racing in the road. Officers were able to clear the scene but were called back twice more by 8:30 PM for complaints of a similar nature. Closing in on 9 PM, Southbridge Police had to return for a fourth time, where a crowd of more than 50 people had gathered, drinking alcohol and setting off fireworks, according to police. At this time, other nearby police departments were called in as backup to assist.  As the group began to be more combative, officers attempted to de-escalate the…

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Trio Arrested Inside Lobby of Southbridge Police Station

June 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Trio Arrested Inside Lobby of Southbridge Police Station

Southbridge Police didn’t have to go very far to catch these three individuals.  Officers were dispatched to their own Police Station lobby at 12:15 PM on Tuesday, June 15th for the report of a disorderly disturbance. According to a press release from Chief Shane Woodson, “The three subjects became belligerent and combative towards officers and refused numerous requests to calm down.”  The trio didn’t even give a reason as to why they were at the police station. After police attempted to put an end to the action, all three were asked to leave.  Chief Woodson said, “The three subjects refused to leave our lobby and continued to be belligerent and yell at officers.” Refusing to…

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