Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The scam happened in Braintree.
A 50-year-old Attleboro man was defrauded of $800 last week after he fell victim to a scam at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, local Police Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. A man claiming to be the victim's UPS delivery driver told him his brother-in-law "Henry" worked at Sears and had 65-inch LED TVs for sale at a discounted price, Jenkins said. In the parking lot outside Sears, "Henry" took the money from the Attleboro man and gave him a fake receipt. He never returned. Jenkins also warned residents about the following scam: "Residents should also be aware of another scam in which a caller claims to be a jury duty coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the caller asks you for your Social…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The incident happened at the intersection of Pine and School streets.
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle late Monday afternoon at the intersection of Pine and School streets, witnesses said. The person was taken to a hospital via ambulance, said people living in a home near the scene. They declined to elaborate on the situation. The incident was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Police investigated the scene until about 5:30 p.m. Attleboro police were unavailable for comment for the remainder of Monday. The Sun Chronicle reported via an Attleboro fire official that the victim was a teenager who was struck on a minibike by an SUV. She suffered "mostly cuts and scrapes," according to the newspaper.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Have you seen these two males?
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 5
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Theft - Case No. 130159 March 21, 2013 MANSFIELD : T-Mobile store Case Details: Two White Males entered store, while clerk was helping another customer the removed security wire and ran out of store. One male described as 6’ approx. 150 lbs. and the other 5’9” wearing a black Chicago Bulls hat. If you have any information about the identity of this person or where they are, please contact: MANSFIELD PD: (508) 261-7301 x 225 Investigator: Detective Wright Case Submission No.: 130159
Friday, May 3, 2013
Fifteen arrests are reported for April 25-28.
The Attleboro Police Department reported the following recent arrests and charges (an arrest and/or charge does not indicate a conviction): April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 *The time indicates when the person was booked at the Attleboro police station.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Streets around the hospital are closed while police and firefighters investigate the scene.
A reported "suspicious" package found Wednesday morning in the parking lot at the main entrance of Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro turned out to be a toy car, Attleboro Police Chief Kyle Heagney said. Hospital security contacted police about the item at about 9:15 a.m. Firefighters and the state police bomb squad were sent to the scene. Streets around the hospital were closed. "A secure perimeter was established around the device of approximately 400 to 500 feet out of precaution," wrote Heagney in an email to Attleboro Patch. "It was subsequently determined that the device was a toy which had an instrument attached to it. The toy was left at that location by accident. There was no malicious intent involved in this incident." The …
There are nine reported arrests for April 22-24.
The Attleboro Police Department reported the following recent arrests and charges (an arrest and/or charge does not indicate a conviction): April 22 April 23 April 24 *The time indicates when the person was booked at the Attleboro police station.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The UMass-Dartmouth men joked with Tsarnaev about his resemblance to the FBI suspect photos, then “freaked out” when they concluded it was really him.
Federal law officials believe three classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed evidence in Darmouth while the suspected bombing brothers fought police in a gunfight in Watertown. In a complaint filed in federal court Wednesday, special agent Scott Cieplik claims suspect Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov destroyed or concealed a laptop and backpack filled with fireworks. Third suspect Robel Phillipos, meanwhile, is being charged with lying to federal officials. According to the complaint, the April 18 night started when Kadyrbayev texted Tsarnaev, needling his friend about his resemblance to the FBI photos released earlier that day. Tsarnaev wrote back "LOL" and then said Kadyrbayev could go get anything they needed from Tsarnaev's …
Officials stress there is no threat to the public, details still emerging.
Boston Police announced a major new development in the Boston Marathon bombing case Wednesday morning. According to the department, there are three new suspects in custody. Boston Police tweeted the news just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. There were no further details, though the police said they would offer more information soon. There is no additional information being released at the moment. BPD said additional details will be provided when they become available. Police stressed there was no immediate threat to the public. UPDATES BELOW 4:40 p.m. Attorneys for the three suspects all gave brief statements outside of the courtroom. Each stressed that his client cooperated with the investigation. An attorney for Kadyrbayez denied that his …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Detective Kevin Fuoco and Sgt. Brett Poirier were among those who went door to door in Watertown searching for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Mayor Kevin Dumas and the city councilors showed their appreciation last week for two members of the Attleboro Police Department who participated in the multi-agency law enforcement effort to find the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. Sgt. Brett Poirier was presented with resolutions at the council meeting. Detective Kevin Fuoco, who could not be there because he was on a planned vacation, was also recognized. Fuoco and Poirier participated in the effort in Boston and Watertown as members of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, which includes officers from various area law enforcement agencies. Dumas said the two were among those who went door to door in Watertown searching for surviving bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. "It was a …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The location is off I-295 near I-95.
12:30 p.m. update: Gregg Miliote, spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's Office, says the death does not appear to be suspicious. **** Massachusetts State Police pulled a body from the Manchester Pond Reservoir in Attleboro during the 10 a.m. hour. The location of the body was off I-295 near I-95. Attleboro Patch will have more information on this story soon.