Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The information below was provided by the Massachusetts State Police. Where arrests and charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.
One man is under arrest and another man suffered minor injuries after a short chase on the Massachusetts Turnpike Tuesday afternoon. According to the Massachusetts State Police, Roberto Rivera, 33, of Worcester was arrested this afternoon following a brief chase on the Pike. Police said they received reports of an erratic driver traveling eastbound on the Pike near Weston. A check on the license plate number revealed the car, a 2004 Acura MDX sport utility vehicle, had been reported stolen from Holyoke earlier this month. When an officer attempted to stop Rivera east of the Weston tollbooths, he refused to stop and "accelerated in an attempt to flee," a police press release reads. According to Twitter reports, Rivera reached speeds of 100 …
Massachusetts State Police have one suspect in custody following failure to stop on Mass Pike.
Updated: An additional announcement from the Office of Media Relations relayed the following: The below pursuit began at approximately 12:35 p.m. after the State Police Barracks in Weston received calls of an erratic vehicle travelling eastbound in the Weston area. A check of the provided license plate revealed the car to be stolen. A trooper observed and attempted to stop the car. The operator refused to stop and accelerated in an attempt to flee. After a brief pursuit the operator lost control of the car and crashed. He was taken into custody. The suspect suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing. We will provide more information when available and appropriate. Original Article: One person is in custody following a high-speed…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Editor's Note: The following message was submitted by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to listen to music, audio…
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 over 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 (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) 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 …
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 …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sixteen-year-old boy reportedly is uninjured after crash into Route 128 guardrail.
Original report: Scanner reports Monday night indicate a driver is in State Police custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase down Route 128 that ended in a crash near the Newton/Weston line. CBS Boston is reporting that the driver is a 16-year-old from Westford who was driving his mother's car. He reportedly missed a court appearance today and was wanted on a felony warrant for a probation violation. The boy was not hurt in the crash, the AP reports. According to emergency communications from this evening, the chase started in Westford when police attempted to pull over a black Volvo SUV on Route 40. The driver then reportedly took off down Route 3 at a high rate of speed. Eventually, the driver made it to Route 128 south and…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Massachusetts State Police have announced a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.
Massachusetts State Police have announced they will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Middlesex County, of which Weston is a part. "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," wrote police in a statement. The checkpoint will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 into Sunday, Sept. 4.