Friday, November 30, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, November 30, 2012
The following was submitted by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to music, audio books, and other media…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their C.A.R.E program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make sure they are being safe and responsible…
Monday, July 9, 2012
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Norfolk County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced today that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Norfolk County from Friday to Saturday. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking them off the road. She said the checkpoint would…
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Divers searched one week for Caleigh Anne Harrison, who went missing on Rockport's shore April 19.
State dive teams searched one week for missing 2-year-old Caleigh Anne Harrison. The search was ended April 26, one week after the toddler was reported missing off the Long Beach shore in Rockport. She was with her 4-year-old sister and the family dog, when her mother chased a ball that had gone over a fence. When she returned, Caleigh was missing. Prevailing thought is she was swept out to sea, but the family thinks she may have been abducted. State investigators have no leads as to Caleigh’s whereabouts, and unless there are new clues as to where she went, the search will remain finished. Should state investigators have stopped looking? They deployed teams of, at most, 20 divers and used all methods of technology to locate signs of the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Lt. Marie Cleary of the Wellesley Police Department said police working the investigation were on their routine shifts at the time.
A Wellesley police official says there were no overtime or additional costs associated with a response to a report of sexual abuse in Wellesley three months ago. According to an e-mail from Lt. Marie Cleary of the Wellesley Police Department, most of the police officers who set up a perimeter and worked a ground search for a suspect in an alleged sexual assault on Edmunds Road Nov. 28 were on their routine shifts. “The majority of the response from all the agencies involved was officers/troopers working their regularly scheduled shifts so no overtime or additional costs were incurred,” Cleary writes. Wellesley Police requested a State Police K-9 unite to assist with the ground search of the alleged suspect. A State Police helicopter also …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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This morning, Wellesley Patch reported the weekly police log, which highlights the arrests of the prior week. In a typical week, there will be at least one arrest made of a driver on the portion of Route 9 that runs through Wellesley. Often there are arrests made for driving under the influence of alcohol. In May 2010, Wellesley Police collaborated with the Massachusetts State Police on a drunk driving checkpoint on Route 9 at Lexington Road. The agencies arrested 10 drunk drivers in the span of four hours. Though the police do a good job at monitoring Route 9, should there be more of these random, unannounced checkpoints in the area?