Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Police used stop sticks after the woman fled a traffic stop.
When most drivers see the blue lights of a police officer behind them they pull over, but not everyone. On Tuesday afternoon a Massachusetts State Police officer observed a vehicle making an unsafe lane change and according to Boston.com, the driver fled. The chase, which began in Brimfield, reportedly occurred at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. When troopers deployed tire-deflation devices at mile 56 on Route 90 they popped three tires on a vehicle driven by Kimberly Baum, 22, of Shrewsbury. Braun was charged with marked lanes violation, speeding, and reckless operation of a motor vehicle according to Boston.com
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Massachusetts State Police arrested 12 people at their checkpoint in Worcester.
While conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Worcester Saturday night the Massachusetts State Police arrested 12 people and issued 44 citations according to a press release. Matthew O'Neil, 25, of Shrewsbury was among the arrested. O'Neil was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle. O'Neil was arraigned in Worcester District Court Monday morning.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A crash during rush hour on Monday left one person dead on Route 290.
Just after 5:00 last night a trooper from the Massachusetts State Police was patrolling Route 290 in Worcester when he found the victim of a crash laying on the road. According to a release from the state police, the officer had stopped behind a vehicle that had crashed in to the guardrail when he discovered the fatality. "Preliminary reports indicate that the operator of the passenger car, a 2012 Toyota Camry, for reasons yet to be determined, exited the vehicle while it was in motion on the roadway. The person fell to the ground and was then struck by the tractor trailer," the release says. Catherine Berthiaume, 51, of Shrewsbury was determined to be dead at the scene. The eastbound stretch of highway was completely closed for more than …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The driver failed to stop for a state trooper on Route 290, but eventually pulled over in Shrewsbury.
Massachusetts State Police troopers pursued a vehicle down Route 290 through Shrewsbury. According to scanner reports the pursuit came to a conclusion just after 1 p.m. According to twitter reports by @alertnewengland, the vehicle was heading westbound on the highway. At one point a helicopter was launched to join the chase, which ended near the Main Street exit in Shrewsbury. After stopping, the driver reportedly told a trooper that they were inexperienced and "didn't know what all the lights and sirens were for." It is unclear at this time why the driver was being pulled over in the first place. The driver did not face any criminal charges.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Shawn Warren faces numerous charges after he was reportedly seen swerving on Route 290.
Sunday afternoon Massachusetts State Police Trooper Paul Weinschenk was patrolling Route 290 when he attempted to stop a vehicle that was operating erratically. According to state police reports, the trooper "observed a Honda SUV speeding and weaving through traffic" before following the vehicle off the highway at Grafton Street in Worcester. The operator allegedly fled in his vehicle when the trooper activated his emergency lights. Trooper Weinschnek pursued the vehicle for a short time but backed off due to safety concerns for the public. The report says that a second trooper observed the man parking the vehicle and taking off on foot down Coral Street where he was soon captured with the help of several troopers and witnesses. Shawn …
Monday, November 26, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Why were helicopters flying overhead on Wednesday morning?
On Wednesday morning, Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as email, buzzed with the question, "Why are there helicopters overhead? What is going on?" Some mentioned that the helicopters were over the Melican Middle School, certainly always a cause for concern ... or curiosity. Northborough police noted that National Grid had sent an alert indicating the company would be doing fly-overs to check power lines on Wednesday. A call to National Grid contradicted the information, as a spokesperson indicated that, "We had nothing in the Northborough area today. There were some in Lawrence, but not Northborough." Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the helicopters were part of the funeral service for State Trooper Matthew Murray, who, at 44, …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A New Hampshire man was pulled over on 290 for speeding; police said he was hiding ecstasy in his car.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
A 33-year-old Goffstown, NH, man was arrested in Shrewsbury yesterday morning on drug trafficking charges after State Police pulled him over for speeding. Trooper Dana Oliver stopped a Lincoln Navigator on Rte. 290 at about 11 a.m. Wednesday. The driver, Samuel G. Lebron, 33, of Goffstown, NH, was found to be unlicensed. Police learned he had active warrants out for his arrest in New Hampshire; they said they searched the SUV and found a secret compartment that contained 175 grams of ecstasy pills. Police took Lebron into custody, charging him with trafficking in methamphetamine and Distribution of a Class B substance. More charges are expected to be filed. Lebron is being held without bail as he has unrelated drug charges with State …