Ice Safety For Massachusetts Lakes And Ponds

December 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Ice Safety For Massachusetts Lakes And Ponds

With the colder temperatures hitting the area, the Massachusetts Environmental Police have issued a warning encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to use extreme caution when engaging in activities on or around cold waters and ice. Fluctuating temperatures and flowing waters degrade ice conditions.  When venturing onto ice, it should always be considered as potentially dangerous. It is also important to know that newly frozen ice is actually stronger than old ice.  For example, 4 inches of clear, newly formed ice may support one person on foot, while a foot or more of old, partially thawed ice may not. The Massachusetts Environmental Police wants to remind everyone that on state owned properties a minimum ice thickness of 5 inches…

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‘Goods For Guns’ Buyback A Success

December 16, 2017 | Comments Off on ‘Goods For Guns’ Buyback A Success

It would seem today’s 16th Annual “Goods for Guns Buyback Program” was a success, because even taking 1 gun off the streets is great for the community. The event was held at several locations throughout Central Massachusetts and was made possible by the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office in association with UMass Medical Center, in an effort to prevent injury or death from unwanted or unsafe guns in local homes. People who anonymously turned in guns in Dudley were eligible to receive gift cards to Park N Shop Supermarket. In Dudley, Chief Steve Wojnar tells WGFP that 4 weapons were turned in at his police station today.  These weapons have been already been turned over…

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Massachusetts State Police Issue Hoax Alert

December 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Massachusetts State Police Issue Hoax Alert

The Massachusetts State Police have issued a hoax alert after a woman living in New York City alerted them to a phone call she received asking for her personal information. The Caller ID on her phone indicated that the call was coming from (508) 820-2300.  That number belongs to the headquarters for the Massachusetts State Police in Framingham. State Police say they did not make the call but it was an example of phone number spoofing, where a hoaxer pretends to be calling from a different phone number than their own. State Police say, “It is fairly common for hoaxers to use police numbers to give their fraudulent calls an appearance of credibility or to support…

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Truck Driver Hit By Own Vehicle In Auburn

December 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Truck Driver Hit By Own Vehicle In Auburn

A garbage truck was involved in a serious accident on Upland Street in Auburn yesterday.  The driver of the truck is still in critical condition.  Early reports say the driver may have been hit and run over by his own vehicle.   The truck jumped a curb and went into a wooded area after snapping a telephone pole yesterday just after 1 in the afternoon. At 4:30PM on Saturday, Auburn Police gave an update saying the driver of the truck is still in very critical condition at UMASS Medical Center. The Auburn Police Department Crash Reconstruction Team along with the Massachusetts State Police are still investigating.

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Webster Seeks Snow Angels To Help Neighbors In Need

December 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster Seeks Snow Angels To Help Neighbors In Need

Can you be somebody’s snow angel?  The Town of Webster is looking for residents who are willing to help their neighbors that are unable to do snow removal after upcoming snow storms.  If you are able to shovel or plow a neighbor who isn’t physically able to do it, please click the link below and fill out the questions.  The town is compiling a list of residents that they can contact if someone is unable to remove snow. All you need to do is submit the part of town, name, address and phone number.  The Webster Police will do a quick background check on you and then add you to the list. CLICK HERE TO…

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Webster’s Great Christmas Light Fight 2017

December 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Webster’s Great Christmas Light Fight 2017

Webster’s Recreation Department has announced a contest open to all residents who have Christmas lights on their home.  Don’t worry if you haven’t gotten them up yet, you still have time!  To nominate your display, or one that you love – simply send an email to recreation@webster-ma.gov or call (508) 949-3800 extention 1023. All nominations must be submitted by December 21st.  A group of 3 judges will visit all entries the next day. It’s free to enter, and the grand prize winner will get a free beach pass for 2018!

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1 Dead In 3 Alarm Fire In Oxford

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on 1 Dead In 3 Alarm Fire In Oxford

Matthew Gregoire (Facebook) 6:00AM FRIDAY UPDATE:  Fire crews from Oxford, Leicester, Millbury, Dudley, Webster, and Charlton spent most of the night battling a 3 alarm fire at 16 Sacarrappa Road in Oxford.  The fire broke out shortly before 8PM Thursday and quickly rose to a 2, then 3 alarm fire. We have learned 1 person who was previously unaccounted for has been found, but another person and 2 dogs died as a result of the fire. Firefighters were on the scene for several hours trying to extinguish the smoldering fire.  Crews had to fight the fire from the outside because conditions inside were too dangerous. There is also a report of at least 1 Oxford…

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North Brookfield Police Issue ‘Thief Alert’

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on North Brookfield Police Issue ‘Thief Alert’

Can you identify this suspect? North Brookfield Police are asking for help from the public after this woman went into the Cumberland Farms on North Main Street yesterday, distracted the cashier, and stole a Toys For Tots donation container and all the cash inside of it. Police as you to take a good look at these photos and if you think that you know who she is, please give them a call at (508) 867-0206.  Officer Rich Caron is on the case and working hard at identifying her. More photos can be viewed below on the department’s Facebook page.   Ok folks, so we have a thief-alert here and we’re asking for your help. This…

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2 Arrested On Drug Charges In Charlton

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on 2 Arrested On Drug Charges In Charlton

On Friday, December 8th, as a result of an ongoing investigation into drug distribution in the area, Detectives and Officers from the Charlton Police Department, along with Task Force Officers from the South Worcester County Counter Crime and Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant for narcotics at 22 Harrington Road, apartment #26 in Charlton. Upon arriving at the residence, Officers knocked and announced their presence; however, individuals inside refused to answer.  Once entry was made, the target of the search warrant, Edwin Barreto, was searched and found to have approximately 6 grams of a white powdery substance consistent with cocaine. A further search of the apartment found Emmanuel Rodriguez had an outstanding warrant for his…

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Bullying Blamed In Thompson Student’s Suicide

December 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Bullying Blamed In Thompson Student’s Suicide

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr. is investigating the suicide of a 15 year old student from Thompson, Connecticut.  Connor Tronerud died on December 4th “after struggling with bullying from peers” according to his obituary.  Connor lived in Sutton, but went to school at Marianapolis Prep in Thompson. It has not been made public where the alleged bullying took place, in Massachusetts or Connecticut, but at this time only Massachusetts State Police are investigating. On Twitter the school released a statement stating, “The Marianapolis community is grieving the loss of sophomore Connor Tronerud.  Connor will be greatly missed by the entire community.’’ A celebration of Connor’s life will be held at the Chapel at Marianapolis on…

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