Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A Belmont man is facing OUI and drug charges following his March 25 arrest in Lexington.
State Police arrested a Belmont man for operating under the influence of drugs last night following a short pursuit on Route 128 in Lexington. The incident began around 8:25 p.m. on Monday, March 25, when troopers assigned to the Concord Barracks received several reports of a red BMW operating erratically on Rte. 128/95 in Burlington, according to a Massachusetts State Police press release. Several troopers responded to the area to search for the vehicle, which was reportedly continuously striking the guardrail as it traveled northbound. The vehicle exited the highway and looped back onto Rte. 128/95 south, where Trooper Zachary Bolcome located it in Lexington, according to MSP. Following a brief pursuit, the BMW finally stopped in the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Massachusetts State Police announce when drunk driver checkpoints will be set up in Middlesex County.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Massachusetts State Police will set up sobriety checkpoints somewhere in Middlesex County over Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday, Nov. 23 into Saturday. Nov. 24. The state police say the purpose for the checkpoints "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."
Monday, November 12, 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 …
Friday, September 14, 2012
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
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. Col. Timothy P. Alben, superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, has announced a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Friday into Saturday. 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 …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The single-car crash happened Wednesday at 4 a.m. on Treble Cove Road in Billerica. The driver was killed.
Update: Wednesday, July 25, at 12 p.m. Correction Officer Edward “Teddy” Dillon III of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office was killed Wednesday morning in a single car crash in Billerica, according to a press release. A Lowell resident, Dillion was 27 and had served with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office since 2008. Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian released the following statement: “My thoughts and prayers, as well as those of the entire Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, go out to Officer Dillon’s family, friends and colleagues. We know the work of correction officers is difficult and dangerous, but that does nothing to ease the pain and shock when we lose one of our own. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office will work to ensure that our…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Don't drink and drive.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Friday, July 20, 2012
Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Middlesex County, which includes Lexington. The checkpoint will be start Saturday, July 21 and end the next day. In line with standard practice, State Police are not releasing the location and times of the checkpoint. "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," a State Police …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Were you happy to see a little snow this morning? Take our poll or let us know in the comments section below.
Most Massachusetts residents awoke to a little dusting of snow this morning, the first time many have seen the white stuff since that freakish October storm. Some Lexington residents said they got up to an inch or so of snow accumulation, but by mid-morning the precipitation had mostly turned to sleet and rain, which very quickly began turning snow to slush. According to the National Weather Service, rain and patchy fog are in the forecast for the rest of the day as temperatures climb as high as 46 and wind gusts get up to 29 miles per hour. The night holds a chance for showers late and temps down in the mid-30s, the service says. While the snow on the ground could well be gone within a few hours, it looks like conditions could stay slick …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Snow, sleet, rain and ice tonight could make tomorrow morning's commute a little slippery.
Better find the ice scraper and automatic car starter because snow—you know snow, that white stuff we haven’t seen all winter—is in the forecast tonight. After the wild October storm that downed limbs and wires all over Lexington, this winter has been a weird one, with no snow to speak of. Which, as Town Manager Carl Valente mentioned the other day, is not a bad thing for the budget. But there’s a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast for tonight into tomorrow and Friday, creating conditions for a potentially slick morning commute. According to the National Weather Service, snow is likely overnight, before switching to snow and rain during a windy Thursday with patchy fog. Less than half an inch of snow accumulation…
Sunday, December 4, 2011
A look back at the week that was in Lexington.
Politics, Panera, police actions and a holiday festival grabbed headlines this week in Lexington. On Monday, residents, officials and Panera executives broke bread to mark the café’s opening after months of planning, renovations and procedural work. Late that night, a single vehicle struck a guardrail along Route 2 and was seriously injured. The driver died at the hospital early Tuesday morning, according to the Massachusetts State Police. Public Works crews and Patch bloggers were busy this week. Work to repair trip hazards along Lexington Center sidewalks began on the north side of Massachusetts Avenue and will head over to the south side in the days to come. From our Local Voices we heard conservation photographer Carmen Mandel’s story …
Friday, December 2, 2011
A New Hampshire man on parole for his fifth operating under the influence offense, was arrested yesterday evening in Lexington by a State Police trooper who found him asleep at the wheel on Route 128 and and wearing an ankle bracelet.
The following is a press release from the Massachusetts State Police. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on the night of Thursday, Dec. 1, Massachusetts State Police Trooper John Ciszek arrested a 50-year-old Laconia, New Hampshire man for his 6th OUI offense and operating a motor vehicle without a license after finding him passed out in the breakdown lane. Trooper Ciszek was working his assigned shift at the Concord barracks when he observed an Oldsmobile Bravada stopped in the breakdown lane of Route 128 southbound in Lexington. The trooper stopped to check on the well-being of the operator and found him asleep with the car running. The trooper had difficulty waking up the operator, identified as Timothy Converse, 50, of Laconia, New Hampshire. …