Sturbridge Police Investigating Credit Card Fraud

December 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Sturbridge Police Investigating Credit Card Fraud

The Sturbridge Police Department need your help in identifying this man.  They are investigating fraudulent use of a credit card at both Stop and Shop and Shaw’s grocery stores today. The male subject is wanted for questioning in regards to this matter. If you have any information on the identification or contact information for this person, please contact Sgt. Larry Bateman at (508) 347-2525 ext. 325   Our agency is investigating a credit card fraud which occurred at both Stop and Shop and Shaw's grocery stores, here in… Posted by Sturbridge Police Department on Saturday, December 23, 2017

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Will Webster See A White Christmas This Year?

December 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Will Webster See A White Christmas This Year?

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be in luck this year! According to new data from The National Weather Service and the latest forecast from AccuWeather, the Webster area is expected to see a moderate snowfall on Monday. Early predictions show at least 2 to 4 inches could fall on Christmas Day, leading to tricky travels to Grandma’s house.  Some parts of Central Massachusetts could see 4 to 8 inches or more when all is said and done. Massachusetts has not seen snow on Christmas since 2009, and the last time it snowed more than an inch was in 2002. Remember if you have to travel in the snow, to go a…

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Two Charged In Crash That Killed Spencer Woman

December 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Two Charged In Crash That Killed Spencer Woman

A Worcester County Grand Jury handed up indictments today against two people in an October 29, 2016 crash that killed a Spencer woman.  Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr says that 21 year old Andrew Ledoux of Worcester was indicted for motor vehicle homicide, three counts of operating under the influence causing serious bodily injury and operating to endanger.  Ledoux was the driver in the crash that occurred on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Westborough. As a result of the crash, 26 year old Ashley Sheehan was killed. 20 year old Gina Correiri was also indicted on a manslaughter charge.  She allegedly pulled on the steering wheel of the SUV causing it to leave…

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Popular Restaurant Destroyed By Fire

December 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Popular Restaurant Destroyed By Fire

An early morning fire in North Smithfield, RI destroyed a popular local restaurant.  The Coffee and Cream restaurant located at 4 Greenville Road (corner of Route 146A and Route 104) was severely damaged and will be closed until further notice.  The Smithfield Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire with the help from surrounding towns. There were no injuries reported.  The neighboring restaurant Beef Barn, owned by the same family was not damaged.  In a statement on Facebook, the owners of the restaurant thanked customers for their “love and support.”  There has been no official cause determined yet. This morning about 3am we received a devastating phone call from our local fire department informing us…

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Woman Arrested For Shoplifting From Putnam Stores

December 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Woman Arrested For Shoplifting From Putnam Stores

  Today at approximately 11 AM, Connecticut State Troopers assigned to the Danielson barracks began investigating numerous shoplifting incidents at various businesses throughout Northeastern Connecticut.  An investigation revealed that a female stole approximately $1000 worth of merchandise from the Putnam Stop & Shop as well as local area Walmarts. The female fled from store employees of Putnam Stop & Shop in a motorized wheelchair before speeding off in a red Kia Sportage. Troopers located and stopped the Kia on Reynolds Street in Danielson and found it completely full of stolen merchandise.  56 year old Jacalyn Whittemore was placed under arrest and transported back to Troop D where she was charged with larceny. Whittemore was released…

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Worcester Man Sentenced For Injuring Auburn Police Officer

December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Worcester Man Sentenced For Injuring Auburn Police Officer

A Worcester man was sentenced to 15 years in state prison today for driving into an Auburn Police officer with his SUV as he fled police in February, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. 48 year old Matthew Ostrander pleaded guilty to 11 charges, including aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of personal injury, operating to endanger and resisting arrest. He also pleaded guilty to a breaking and entering in the daytime charge related to the break-in of a home in Millbury that led to the police chase. Ostrander was also classified as a habitual offender, which requires he serves a minimum 15 year sentence on…

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6 Families Left Homeless After Fire In Sturbridge

December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on 6 Families Left Homeless After Fire In Sturbridge

Days before Christmas, 6 families are now without a place to live after a 5 Alarm fire destroyed their home in the Fiskdale section of Sturbridge.  Firefighters spent several hours putting out the blaze at 23 Brookfield Road late last night. The multi-family apartment building was destroyed and left uninhabitable.  Crews from surrounding fire departments were called in for mutual aid, including Brimfield, Warren and Charlton.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Sturbridge Coffee House located at 407 Main Street is collecting donations for the families. So many great donations, gift cards, $$, and 5 bags of clothing collected so far. #thankyoueveryone for all your support. Let's keep it going #supportlocalfriends Posted by…

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Woodstock Man Arrested For Operating Drug Factory

December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Woodstock Man Arrested For Operating Drug Factory

On December 20th at approximately 7:15 PM, a trooper from Connecticut State Police’s Troop D was on patrol in Killingly and spotted a drug transaction take place between two vehicles in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn and Suites.  As the trooper approached, the vehicles quickly exited the parking lot. The trooper followed one of the vehicles onto Tracy Road and subsequently stopped it. When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver, 23 year old Daniel Bowling of Woodstock produced two baggies of marijuana.  As the trooper conducted a search of the vehicle he observed several indicators of suspected narcotics dealing and requested…

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Danielson, CT Fugitive From Justice Arrested

December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Danielson, CT Fugitive From Justice Arrested

On December 20th at approximately 6:30 PM, Trooper’s from the Connecticut State Police Troop D Quality of Life Task Force arrested 39 year old Alexis “Butter” Sanchez of Danielson for being a fugitive from justice.  Sanchez, who was located on Main Street in Danielson, held an active felony/extraditable arrest warrant in the State of New York. Sanchez was transported back to Troop D, processed and held on a $250,000 cash/surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court today.   Troopers were assisted by members of the Danielson Adult Probation Department.

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Dudley Police Thank Community For Toy Donations

December 21, 2017 | Comments Off on Dudley Police Thank Community For Toy Donations

The Dudley Police Department collected donations for needy families during the holiday season.  Many people and area businesses made generous contributions to this worthwhile cause.  A large volume of toys, clothing, and other gifts were provided to Dudley residents who needed assistance during these difficult times.  These were distributed on Wednesday, December 20th. Thanks to the generosity of those who donated, approximately 30 local families, including some 65 children, will enjoy the holiday season when they would have otherwise gone without.  Special thanks go out to Officers Chandler Boyd and Marek Karlowicz for coordinating and organizing this year’s drive once again.  Also, a special thank you goes out to the members of the Webster-Dudley Boys…

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