Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Massachusetts State Police have announced the location of this weekend's sobriety checkpoint.
Submitted by the Massachusetts State Police, headquartered in Framingham: Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety. Thanks to a grant …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Report of a rolled over vehicle on Route 9 in Framingham, just after midnight.
Massachusetts State Police and emergency vehicles responded to a report of a rolled over vehicle on Route 9 in Framingham. The crash happened at 1657 Worcester Rd just after midnight. Framingham Police and Framingham Fire were on the scene. Unknown if there are any injuries.
Friday, May 3, 2013
He was struck by a Framingham driver, 85, on Tuesday.
The Framingham Police Lieutenant who was struck by a car on Tuesday has been released from the hospital, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini. Lt. Mike Siaba was working a police detail for Lewis Tree Service on Maple Street, when he was struck by a car driven by a Framingham woman, 85. Lt. Siaba had his back to the driver and didn't see the car when it struck him. He was knocked unconscious after the incident. He was flown, via helicopter, to Massachusetts General Hospital. He suffered a concussion, a hip injury and cuts and bruises, said Brandolini. The driver's name has not been released. She has not been cited or charged with anything, at this time. Framingham Police and Massachusetts State Police are investigating.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Massachusetts State Police helicopter spotted the fire from the air.
Framingham Fire has a brush fire with difficult access off Livoli Road in the Nobscot section of town. The Massachusetts State Police helicopter spotted the fire from the air just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. Framingham Fire requested a second engine for water supply to battle the blaze. Framingham Patch will update when we know more.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Framingham Police arrested Tuesday night a 19-year-old male for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Framingham student, 15, after she got of her school bus from Keefe Tech last week.
UPDATE Tuesday, April 9: The Framingham Police log listed Nathan Williams' address as 126 Union Ave, Apt #5 in Framingham. This information was not available on Monday night. *** Framingham Police, with the assistance of the Massachusetts State Police, arrested Nathan Williams, 19, for the kidnapping and rape of a teen, 15, on April 3 in Framingham. The suspect was arrested at Reardon Park in Framingham without incident about 6 p.m. Tuesday night, said Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini. Williams, who has been staying in Framingham, will be arraigned tomorrow, April 9 at Framingham District Court, said Brandolini. No address was given for Williams by Framingham Police. He was charged with rape of a minor by force, indecent assault and …
Officers are responding to a fatal crash on the Mass. Pike.
Update: 5:17 p.m.: Traffic is still largely unaffected on the Mass Pike Westbound, according to traffic.com, though exit 11a is currently closed. Passage is slow on I-495 south coming into the site of the crash near exit 11a. *** A driver of a tractor-trailer was killed after a rollover crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Hopkinton Monday afternoon, according to a scanner report. The crash occurred on the ramp from the Pike westbound to Route 495, according to CBS Boston. State troopers and medical personnel responded to the crash, which was picked up by scanners around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Exit 11a is expected to be closed for "an extended period of time," according to the CBS Boston report.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Massachusetts State Police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, April 5
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Timothy P. Alben announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Friday, April 5 into Saturday, April 6. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. Alben 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. He said the …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A woman who lives in the neighborhood said Framingham Police are looking for a suspect, who attacked a teen getting off the bus and tried to drag her into the woods.
UPDATED 10 p.m.: Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini said no arrest has been made and the police are still looking for the suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to call Framingham Police. *** UPDATED 8 p.m.: State Police and K-9 searches in the wooded area have been called off. Suspect still at large. No arrest made. *** Framingham Police Lt. Ron Brandolini said the girl, 15, was attacked, and sexually assaulted by a male teen. A knife was shown, but she was not stabbed, he said. The attack happened on Gorman Road just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. Police are searching for a light-skinned black male in his late teens, wearing a long-sleeved, black shirt, blue jeans and muddy sneakers, said Brandolini. Brandolini said at this time, …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Welcome spring, fire on Carlson Road, tanker crash closed Mass Pike Tuesday, free SAT practice test and political fundraiser all featured in today's column.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. Today is the first day of spring. However, weather forecasters are predicting we could see snowflakes tomorrow and we'll have temperatures below normal for the rest of the week. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said Framingham received 8.4 inches of snow by 5 p.m. 2. Framingham Fire Department responded to and put out a fire on Carlson Road Tuesday morning. Fire was reported about 9:30 a.m. at 16B Carlson Rd. in a 2 1/2 story wood-frame apartment complex. Fire started on the first floor near a computer, said Framingham Assistant Fire Chief John Magri. The first floor apartment had fire, …
The Tuesday afternoon crash closed the Mass Pike westbound for about an hour.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating a multiple car crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike westbound in Framingham Tuesday about 3 p.m., in which a tanker jackknifed. Preliminary reports from Trooper Thomas McCarthy indicate a 2011 Honda Pilot was travelling in the left travel lane when, for reasons yet to be determined, drifted over into the breakdown lane. The truck struck the guardrail, coming back across the roadway and striking the right side of a 2006 Western Star tanker trailer, according to State Police. The collision caused the tanker trailer to jackknife, blocking all three travel lanes, said a State Police release. A third vehicle, 2013 Honda CRV that was traveling in the center lane, was unable to stop, and became lodged …