LOCAL NEWS

THREE CARS HIT BY GUNFIRE IN CAMPELLO AREA OF BROCKTON

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
March 10, 2019

BROCKTON – Brockton police responded to a ShotSpotter alert during the early hours on Sunday, recovering nearly 20 gun shell casings and finding three cars that were hit by bullets. Read More

FOURTH MAN ARRESTED IN BROCKTON CELL PHONE STORE ROBBERY

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
March 5, 2019

BROCKTON – A fourth suspect was arrested after a violent robbery on Jan. 26 in Brockton, committed by a group that later shot a gun at the police. Read More

'DON'T KNOW HOW WE ARE ALIVE' - CARVER WOMAN THANKFUL AFTER CRASH

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
March 4, 2019

CARVER – Kristine Robichaud was only about three miles away from her home early Saturday morning when her life almost changed forever. Read More

WAREHAM POLICE GET ASSIST FROM PLYMOUTH COUNTY K-9 TEAM IN ARRESTING 2 CHASE SUSPECTS

Wicked Local
February 19, 2019

WAREHAM – Wareham Police got an assist from a Plymouth County K-9 team in arresting two suspects following a car-turned-foot chase Monday night. Read More

7 GUNSHOTS FIRED WEST OF DOWNTOWN BROCKTON

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
February 14, 2019

BROCKTON – Police recovered seven shell casings after gunshots were fired just west of the downtown area Wednesday night. Read More

WAREHAM MAN FACES SEVERAL CHARGES FOR B&E OF MATTAPOISETT HOME

Tim Dunn
WBSM
February 10, 2019

MATTAPOISETT – A Wareham man faces multiple charges after breaking into a Mattapoisett home and stealing several items. Read More

RAYNHAM DRIVER STRIKES TAUNTON MAN WITH CAR IN WEST BRIDGEWATER

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
February 6, 2019

WEST BRIDGEWATER – A man walking across the entrance way of a supermarket parking lot was struck by a vehicle and injured Tuesday night. Read More

MAN SET WHITMAN DUMPSTER FIRE, RETURNED TO SCENE SMELLING LIKE GAS

Joe Pelletier
The Enterprise
January 31, 2019

WHITMAN – A Colorado man set a dumpster fire behind a town convenience store, then was arrested when he returned to the scene of the crime smelling like gasoline, officials said. Read More

BARNSTABLE SCHOOL SEARCHED AFTER BULLET FOUND IN CLASSROOM

Kristen Young
Cape Cod Times
January 29, 2019

HYANNIS – A bullet found in a classroom at Barnstable Intermediate School on Monday prompted a search of the school by police and school officials, according to the Barnstable Police Department. Read More

OCCUPIED BUS SLAMS INTO TREE IN LAKEVILLE

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
January 25, 2019

LAKEVILLE – A school bus carrying four children slammed into a tree Thursday afternoon, causing major damage to the bus and leaving the driver injured. Read More

BROCKTON MAN HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN STABBING OF BROTHER

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
January 24, 2019

BROCKTON – A Brockton man accused of stabbing his brother in the neck was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation during his arraignment earlier this week. Read More

GUNSHOT FIRED BEHIND BROCKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
January 10, 2019

BROCKTON – A gunshot was fired behind an elementary school early Wednesday evening when a pre-arranged marijuana sale turned into an attempted armed robbery, police said. Read More

RAYNHAM MAN ARRESTED IN BROCKTON ARMED ROBBERY

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
January 9, 2019

BROCKTON – A combined effort by detectives and patrol officers led to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect early Wednesday morning, about six hours after the incident. Read More

BROCKTON'S NEW YEAR BEGINS WITH GUNSHOTS, CHAOS

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
January 1, 2019

BROCKTON – A man was shot, reportedly in the stomach, about six hours into 2019. Read More

BRISTOL COUNTY, FALL RIVER PD K9s GRADUATE NARCOTICS, WEAPONS ACADEMY

The Herald News
December 28, 2018

DARTMOUTH – The streets in Fall River and Bristol County are safer today than they were yesterday, and the community has some four-legged officers to thank for it. Read More

YEAR IN REVIEW 2018: STORIES THAT MADE HEADLINES IN HANOVER

Hanover Mariner Staff
Wicked Local
December 26, 2018

HANOVER – Hanover's 2018 year in review. Read More

PLYMOUTH 2018, THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
December 26, 2018

PLYMOUTH – Reporter Rich Harbert presents his take on Plymouth news in 2018. Read More

PLYMOUTH'S HOLIDAY SEASON OVERDOSES BELIE PROGRESS IN OPIOID CRISIS

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
December 20, 2018

PLYMOUTH – The town lost two residents to the opioid crisis as the year comes to a close, but overdoses were down in Plymouth in 2018. Read More

GOOD SAMARITAN HELPS WAREHAM POLICE OFFICER SUBDUE ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

Wicked Local
December 18, 2018

WAREHAM – A Wareham police officer with a Good Samaritan’s assistance corralled and arrested an armed robbery suspect who was offering violent resistance Tuesday morning for sticking up the Dollar General store at 3137 Cranberry Highway. Read More

BOSTON MAN CHARGED WITH SMASHING CAR WINDOW OUTSIDE BROCKTON HOSPITAL

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
December 14, 2018

BROCKTON – A Boston man will be charged with smashing a car window outside a city hospital after police say evidence at the scene led them to him. Read More

CAR GOES AIRBORNE, CRASHES INTO BROCKTON BANK

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
December 7, 2018

BROCKTON – A man suffered serious injuries early Friday morning when his car went airborne and crashed into a bank, landing on its roof. Read More

REHOBOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL ON LOCKDOWN AFTER PURPORTED GUN THREAT

The Herald News
November 20, 2018

REHOBOTH – The D.L. Beckwith Middle School was briefly on lockdown on Tuesday afternoon while police investigated a threat to school safety. Read More

MIDDLEBORO MAN CHARGED IN 'SERIOUS' STABBING IN CARVER

Jennette Barnes
South Coast Today
November 18, 2018

CARVER – A Middleboro man has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder in the multiple stabbing of a man during an argument Saturday night at a home in Carver. Read More

EXPERTS URGE PREPARATION FOR SOUTH SHORE COASTAL RESIDENTS

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
November 15, 2018

SCITUATE – Experts are urging coastal residents to be proactive about protecting their property from the coastal flooding and other storm damage sure to come in the next few months. Evacuation procedures, property preparedness and floods are all things residents should be considering ahead of winter storm season, Dave Ball, president of the Scituate Coastal Coalition, says. Read More

BRIDGEWATER MAN STRUCK BY CAR, THROWN 15 FEET

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
November 7, 2018

BRIDGEWATER – A town man who was struck by a vehicle while walking in a crosswalk Tuesday night was thrown 15 feet, police said. Read More

EAST BRIDGEWATER MAN, REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY MORNING, FOUND AFTER HOUR-LONG SEARCH

Josie Albertson-Grove
The Enterprise
October 26, 2018

EAST BRIDGEWATER – A 23-year-old man reported missing around 9:15 a.m. Friday was found unhurt about an hour later. Read More

HOMELESS MAN IS BEING HELD ON KIDNAPPING, OTHER CHARGES OUT OF KINGSTON

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
October 24, 2018

KINGSTON – A homeless man faces kidnapping, assault and battery and other charges after an alleged domestic assault in Kingston. Read More

HANOVER POLICE THWART CRIME, RECOVER $40K WORTH OF TIRES

Adam Silva
Wicked Local
October 23, 2018

HANOVER – As Hanover Police Officer Jason Lamb was completing an early morning area check near the Prime Infiniti car dealership earlier this month, an odd parking job lead to the recovery of $40,000 worth of stolen goods. Read More

BROCKTON POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS, SERIOUSLY INJURES KNIFE-WEILDING MAN

Corlyn Voorhees
The Enterprise
October 19, 2018

BROCKTON – A man armed with a knife was shot by a police officer Friday afternoon after he refused orders to drop the weapon, officials said. Read More

BUILDING BRIDGES: SPAN SALUTES A BIPARTISAN LEGACY

Tracy F. Seelye
Whitman Hanson Express
October 18, 2018

HANSON – Bridges over sometimes-troubled political waters — and the late Charles W. Mann’s role in spanning political divides throughout his career in public service — was the theme of the Oct. 12 dedication of the Hon. Charles W. Mann Bridge. Read More

PLYMOUTH COUNTY OUTREACH AWARDED

Joe DiFazio
The Patriot Ledger
October 11, 2018

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth County Outreach, a South Shore coalition of law enforcement and health care providers fighting opioid abuse, has won a national community policing award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Read More

PLYMOUTH AREA WILL RECEIVE $1M TO COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS

Johanna Seltz
Boston Globe
October 9, 2018

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth area will be receiving just over $1 million in federal money over the next two years to help deal with the opioid crisis. Read More

PLYMOUTH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST TACKLES ISSUES

Kathryn Gallerani & Emily Clark
Wicked Local
October 9, 2018

PLYMOUTH – Legislators discussed everything from dredging harbors to nurse-to-patient ratios, nuclear waste to the opiate crisis. Read More

LIISA BUDGE-JOHNSON REMEMBERED FOR DECADES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ADVOCACY

Richard Harbert
Wicked Local
October 6, 2018

PLYMOUTH – When Liisa Budge-Johnson found a cause or interest, she went at it full bore. Read More

POLICE OUTRAGED AT VANDALISM AT ACUSHNET CEMETERY

Curt Brown
South Coast Today
October 5, 2018

ACUSHNET – The vandals who toppled 17 headstones at the Acushnet Cemetery overnight Wednesday trampled on sacred ground, police said. Read More

MARSHFIELD SAFETY DAY TO SHOWCASE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
October 5, 2018

MARSHFIELD – Be it by land, by air or by sea, if it’s a rescue vehicle, it’s fair game for next weekend’s Marshfield Regional Safety Day. Read More

PLYMOUTH COUNTY OPIOID TREATMENT EFFORTS TO GET $500,000 GRANT

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
October 3, 2018

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office will receive a $541,300 federal grant to support the Plymouth County Outreach program, the Department of Justice said Wednesday. Read More

MATTAPOISETT MANHUNT FOR ARMED SUSPECT ENDS PEACEFULLY

Taylor Cormier
WBSM
September 30, 2018

MATTAPOISETT – A Mattapoisett man has been arrested after a six-hour manhunt Saturday night. Read More

MARSHFIELD POLICE CHIEF: ACCUSED MURDERER 'PURELY EVIL'

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
September 25, 2018

PLYMOUTH – A man prosecutors say stabbed, shot and ran over his estranged ex-wife will be held without bail in Bridgewater State Hospital as he undergoes a psychiatric evaluation. Read More

BROCKTON BANK ROBBER CAUGHT ON CAMERA GETTING AWAY ON BIKE

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
September 24, 2018

BROCKTON – Police released surveillance camera photos of the bank robber who took off on a bicycle last week, showing a large, heavyset man getting away from the scene. Read More

CARVER CHOOSES EXPERIENCED OFFICERS FOR DETAIL WORK

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
September 11, 2018

CARVER – Two new special police officers join the force as the Carver Police Department looks to avoid falling short during construction details. Read More

GUNSHOTS RING OUT ON NORTH SIDE OF BROCKTON

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
September 8, 2018

BROCKTON – Shots rang out on the north side of Brockton on Friday night, leaving shell casings at the scene, but no evidence of anyone getting hurt, according to police. Read More

MEMORIAL STONE TO BE DEDICATED TO FALLEN DUXBURY POLICE OFFICER

Amy McKeever
The Patriot Ledger
September 5, 2018

DUXBURY – A fallen Duxbury police officer will be honored with a memorial stone and dedication ceremony outside the police department Saturday afternoon. Read More

FOR 42ND YEAR, KIDS WILL BE OFF TO THE RACES AGAIN IN BROCKTON

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
September 3, 2018

BROCKTON – This Saturday will mark the 42nd season of the Kids Road Races, which are held for eight weeks in the fall and spring at D.W. Field Park. Read More

WAREHAM POLICE DEPT. HOSTS 'PUBLIC SAFETY DAY'

Mary McKenzie
Wicked Local
September 2, 2018

WAREHAM – With office superstore Staples as a corporate sponsor, Wareham’s first responders are organizing a “Public Safety Day” for Saturday, Sept. 8, at Andersson Track across from Wareham Middle School on Viking Drive from 2-5 p.m. Read More

LETTER WRITER HAD IT WRONG ON POLICE TREATMENT OF ADDICTS

Sippican Village Soup
August 9, 2018

MARION – In a recent opinion a writer made the statement “opioid addiction is still treated as a crime rather than an illness.” That simply is not true. Read More

CARVER JUNIOR POLICE EXPLORERS TOUR COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
August 9, 2018

CARVER – As they sat in the chapel at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility wearing pants on a hot summer day with their pockets empty, they initially hesitated to ask questions. Read More

KINGSTON: PHOTOS FROM NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Lenny Rowe
95.9 WATD
August 8, 2018

KINGSTON – Hundreds of first responders from around the area were in Kingston for National Night Out. Read More

1 SHOT IN ABDOMEN, ANOTHER IN ARM IN DOUBLE BROCKTON SHOOTING

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
August 7, 2018

BROCKTON – Two men were shot inside a home on Bellevue Avenue early Tuesday morning, where officers found blood, alcohol and marijuana. Read More

MOTORCYCLE COLLIDES WITH CAR IN BROCKTON CRASH - DRIVER HOSPITALIZED

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
August 6, 2018

BROCKTON – A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a Toyota Camry sedan on Sunday night on Crescent Street. Read More

EAST FALMOUTH MAN CHARGED WITH CRUELTY FOR THROWING DOG FROM ONSET BRIDGE

Wicked Local
August 4, 2018

WAREHAM – A 51-year-old East Falmouth man has been charged with animal cruelty for tossing a dog from the Stonebridge in Onset into the water from a height of more than 12 feet for fun, which was caught on video. Read More

WAREHAM DNR CHARGES FILED REGARDING DOG THROWN OFF STONEBRIDGE

Cape Cod Today
August 3, 2018

WAREHAM – The Wareham Department of Natural Resources reports that charges have been filed against the man accused of throwing a dog off Stonebridge, an act that was caught on nearby business' surveillance cameras. Read More

LETTER: HANOVER POLICE CHIEF THANKS COMMUNITY FOR SUPPORT

Wicked Local
July 30, 2018

HANOVER – For the past 10 days, the Hanover community has shown an incredible amount of support for the family of Sergeant Michael Chesna, Weymouth PD, and his brother and sister police officers. It would not be possible to find a more welcoming and supportive community. Read More

CARVER JUNIOR POLICE EXPLORERS VISIT CRIME LAB

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
July 30, 2018

CARVER – A visit to a crime lab and an introduction to the work of K-9 teams made for a full day for the Carver Junior Police Explorers. Read More

OCES, PLYMOUTH CAL PARTICIPATE IN MARCH AGAINST ELDER ABUSE EVENT

Wicked Local
July 11, 2018

PLYMOUTH – Old Colony Elder Services joined forces with the Plymouth Center for Active Living to March Against Elder Abuse on June 21. Read More

AS OPINIONS RACE ON FAIRGROUNDS PLANS, SOME SPEAK UP FOR THOSE THAT CAN'T: THE HORSES

William Tague
The Berkshire Eagle
May 27, 2018

GREAT BARRINGTON – When Claudia d'Alessandro was a little girl, she had an eye for handicapping horses at the Barrington Fair. Read More

WAREHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS K-9 PROGRAM

Meghan Neely
Wareham Village Soup
May 26, 2018

WAREHAM – The Wareham Police Department’s K-9 program is set to be suspended for the foreseeable future, according to Acting Police Chief John Walcek. Read More

CHALLENGE TO ICE AGREEMENTS FACES UPHILL FIGHT

Geoff Spillane
Cape Cod Times
May 24, 2018

BOSTON – The Massachusetts state Senate passed a condensed version of the Safe Communities Act as a budget amendment late Wednesday, potentially nullifying an agreement the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office has with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read More

MIDDLEBORO STANDOFF "EERILY SIMILAR" TO YARMOUTH INCIDENT

Sara Cline
The Enterprise
May 17, 2018

MIDDLEBORO – Police Chief Joseph Perkins got a call Wednesday morning that he said no chief ever wants to get -- shots fired upon his officers. Read More

ARMED STANDOFF IN MIDDLEBORO ENDED WITH SUSPECT TAKING OWN LIFE

Sara Cline
The Enterprise
May 16, 2018

MIDDLEBORO – People stood on the side of the road watching as dozens of cruisers, SWAT trucks, K-9 units and even a tank drove away. Read More

BRIDGEWATER ATTORNEY, ACCOMPLICE CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING SUBOXONE INTO JAIL

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
May 10, 2018

PLYMOUTH – A woman who typically defends people accused of crimes was in a different role Thursday — as a defendant in court. Read More

UPDATE: YARMOUTH POLICE K-9 NERO

Cat Wilson
Cape Cod
April 24, 2018

YARMOUTH – I was searching through news feeds for articles about Yarmouth Police Department’s K9 Nero and the late Sgt. Sean Gannon. Read More

LOCAL OFFICIALS: STATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW IS PROMISING, BUT FUNDING CRUCIAL

Brad Petrishen
Telegram
April 21, 2018

WORCESTER – Public safety officials in Worcester County are generally praising last week’s historic overhaul of criminal justice, as are academics who believe it’s long overdue. Read More

SGT. TRACY BARBAS' MEMORY NOW LIVES ON FOREVER AT BROCKTON POLICE STATION

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
April 20, 2018

BROCKTON – Tracy Barbas, an 18-year veteran of the Brockton Police Department, died of brain cancer at the age of 42 on Jan. 15. Read More

TAUNTON BERTUCCI'S CLOSES, BUT GEORGE HEATH'S BARSTOOL LIVES ON

Rebecca Hyman
Wicked Local
April 17, 2018

TAUNTON – For Rosemary Heath, the Bertucci’s in the Silver City Galleria was more than a restaurant. Read More

POLICE EXAMINING ILLEGAL SNARE THAT CAUGHT, KILLED COYOTE IN MILTON

Elise Takahama
Boston Globe
April 13, 2018

MILTON – Police are investigating an illegal snare in Milton that caught and killed a pregnant female coyote Monday, officials said. Read More

7 MPH OVER THE LIMIT AND $100,000 IN POT IN ROCHESTER

Curt Brown
South Coast Today
April 10, 2018

ROCHESTER – After stopping Joseph Sessine for driving seven miles over the 40 mph posted limit on Mary’s Pond Road, the officer asked him twice to step out of his vehicle, court records say. Read More

WAREHAM MAN GETS 6-8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN OVERDOSE DEATH

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
April 7, 2018

BROCKTON – A Wareham man who sold a fatal dose of heroin to a 25-year-old woman will spend the next six to eight years in state prison. Read More

AR-15 AMMUNITION MAGAZINE THROWN FROM CAR WINDOW ONTO WHITMAN LAWN

Tom Relihan
The Enterprise
April 6, 2018

WHITMAN – Home delivery of a magazine is a common occurrence, but one Whitman homeowner found himself receiving an unexpected one early Tuesday morning – and it wasn’t of the print variety. Read More

BATTLING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN HINGHAM IS A TEAM EFFORT

Carol Britton Meyer
Wicked Local
March 31, 2018

HINGHAM – Substance misuse education is the key to prevention and recovery, those involved in battling the current widespread opioid crisis say. Read More

PLYMOUTH COUNTY K9 DOGS TO GET NARCAN

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
March 30, 2018

PLYMOUTH – Police dogs are often at the front lines of the law on drugs. Trained to sniff out illegal drugs, they can also be the most vulnerable to an accidental overdose. Read More

WHITMAN MAN CHARGED WITH MOTOR VEHICLE HOMICIDE

Tracy F. Seelye
Whitman-Hanson Express
March 30, 2018

PLYMOUTH – A Whitman man has been arraigned on charges that he was operating under the influence of alcohol when he caused a crash that killed a Carver man, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced Wednesday afternoon, March 28. Read More

OPIOID TASK FORCE GRANT TO TARGET TRAUMA AMONG STUDENTS

Tom Relihan
The Enterprise
March 22, 2018

BROCKTON – For former Middleboro resident Shana Poole, it was a school staff member whom she credits with likely saving her life. Read More

SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL IN KINGSTON EVACUATED AFTER HOAX DEVICE FOUND

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
March 5, 2018

KINGSTON – An apparent hoax device caused Sacred Heart High School to be evacuated Monday morning after inspection by members of the State Police Bomb Squad. Read More

CARVER, WAREHAM DRIVERS INJURED AFTER COLLIDING ON TREMONT STREET

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
February 10, 2018

CARVER – The two drivers were seriously injured after colliding head-on in the area of 77 Tremont St. in Carver Saturday afternoon. Read More

URI FORENSIC SEMINAR SERIES TO ADDRESS SUDDEN DEATH RESPONSE, SEARCH DOGS, AND HEROIN TO FENTANYL

Dave Lavallee
URI
January 29, 2018

KINGSTON, RI – Addressing sudden death response, search dogs, and a drug user’s journey from heroin to fentanyl, are among the topics that will be explored during the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series for spring 2018. Read More

TEAMSTERS RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR HELP

Patriot-Bridge Staff
Charlestown Patriot-Bridge
January 25, 2018

BOSTON – Teamsters Local 25 of Boston was honored by the Massachusetts Sherriff’s’ Association (MSA) for its support of the MSA Hurricane Irma Relief Drive. Read More

UPDATE: CARVER OPENED CMHS AS AN EMERGENCY SHELTER; SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
January 4, 2018

CARVER – Due to the numerous power outages around town, Carver Emergency Management opened Carver Middle High School as an emergency shelter at 7 p.m. last Thursday, Jan. 4. Read More