Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wrentham Police are investigating a crash on Route 140 North Sunday afternoon.
A Rosindale man is facing several charges after being in a single car accident on Route 140 in the area of 205 Dedham St., Sunday afternoon. The Wrentham Police charged James A. Gately, 33, of Rosindale with operating under the influence, assault & battery with a dangerous weapon (the vehicle), operating after suspension and child engagement He was taken to Norwood Hospital and then to Women & Brigham Hospital in Boston where he was placed in protective custody and was being held without bail. He was scheduled to be arranged yesterday. Rhiannon Gately, 31, had to be removed from the car by the Wrentham Fire Department using the Jaws of Life. She was transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. Their eight-year-old was seriously hurt and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Massachusetts State Police will run extra safety checks on vehicles in the area on Friday, April 5 into Saturday, April 6.
If you spot a Massachusetts 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. Colonel Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Norfolk County from Friday, April 5 into Saturday, April 6. Alben said 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. The checkpoint will be conducted over varied hours, vehicles will not be chosen arbitrarily and troopers will …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers.
Drunk driving arrests by Massachusetts State Police increased by 30 percent or more than 1,100 drivers, said Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Colonel Timothy Allen at a press conference outside of Massachusetts State Police headquarters in Framingham Friday morning. As of yesterday, Dec. 27, Massachusetts State Police had arrested 4,866 individuals and charged them with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In 2011, Massachusetts State Police arrested 3,728 individuals. Massachusetts State Police and local police departments will be out in force this holiday weekend looking for drunk, impaired and dangerous drivers on the roads, as part of their Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday campaign. Natick …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Early this morning, a Southwick man was arrested for his alleged part in a hit and run on Route 1.
UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Dec. 11, 2012) -Massachusetts State Troopers on detail following Monday night's New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium arrested a Southwick man and charged him with OUI after he allegedly struck a pedestrian in Foxborough. "Early this morning at about 1 a.m., Trooper Michael Isom was working the Patriots Game detail when he was informed by a passing motorist that there was an accident close to his assigned post," state police said. Trooper Isom, according to state police, headed northbound on Route 1 when he found a man lying on the road. "The man was in obvious pain and rolling around on the ground," state police said. "Trooper Isom requested EMS and gave out a description of the suspect's vehicle." Trooper …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County is slated for the holiday weekend.
Drivers in the Norfolk County area should take note that Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night into Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25, according to an announcement from Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. "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 the roadways," the statement reads. According to the statement, the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorist will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
An overturned tractor-trailer at Exit 14 on Route 495 caused some delays for commuters this morning.
An accident on 495 South in Plainville caused some traffic delays for commuters this morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a tractor-trailer truck at the off ramp from 495 South to Route 1 South at Exit 14 rolled over, forcing the shutdown of the exit ramp according to the Massachusetts State Police. The driver of the truck was taken to Rhode Island Hospital to treat minor non life-threatening injuries. The Wrentham Fire Department was on the scene by 8 a.m. to clean up an small fuel spill caused by the accident. The accident did cause delays in the morning commute. The exit was reopened by 9:15 a.m. The Massachusetts State Police are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Monday, November 19, 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…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Preventing people from looting their neighbors' homes is part of the troopers' work in New Jersey.
New Jersey called; Massachusetts answered. The state of New Jersey asked for help with devastation in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, requesting that nearby states send law enforcement officers to help keep peace and order in the hardest-hit areas of New Jersey. On Saturday, a detachment of 25 troopers from the Massachusetts State Police was selected and sent, reporting to Fort Dix to be sworn in as police officers. The Massachusetts State Police officers are working with Louisiana State Police and New Jersey State Police in areas including Brick, Ocean Park, Seaside Heights and Palisades Park. Many of the MSP troopers are experienced with storm-related issues, especially after the destructive storms Massachusetts has experienced over the …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
One of the horses involved in yesterday's trailer turnover has been put down.
One of the two horses involved in yesterday's accident on Route 1A had to be put down according to a report from WCVB. The horses were injured after the trailer they were in flipped over while on the ramp from Route 1A to Route 495 North. Both were taken to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton for treatment. The accident is still under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police. Due to extensive injuries, the first horse had to be put to sleep. The second horse in the accident is still being evaluated and may need surgery.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Massachusetts State Police responded to an overturned horse trailer on the Route 1 to 495 North onramp this morning.
Update 1:45 p.m. - According to Wrentham Animal Controller Chris Wider, both horses were taken to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton for further treatment. Both horses had lacerations on their legs and hoofs. Update 1:02 p.m. - All lanes and ramps from 1A to 495 North and Exit 15 have been reopened according to MassDOT. Original Story - Massachusetts State Police from the Foxborough Braracks responded this morning around 11:00 a.m. to an overturned horse trailer on the on ramp from Route 1A to Route 495 northbound in Wrentham. Both the ramp to Route 1A and the on ramp from 1A to 495 North have been closed. Preliminary reports from the State Police say that there were two horses in the overturned …