Archive | April, 2011

Four Alarm Fire in JP Home

27 Apr

A fire in the house at 14 Olmstead St went to 4 alarms before being brought under control by firefighters. Firefighters responded just after 6PM, and could see flames upon arrival. Companies announced that the fire was knocked down at about 10 minutes to 7. The fire department will remain on scene overhauling the building. Damage is believed to be extensive.

Photo by the Boston Fire Department

High Speed Pursuit on Rt. 128 Northbound

26 Apr

At approximately 2:00 AM, a Massachusetts State Police Sergeant on patrol in cruiser 776 on Route 128 Northbound in the Canton area observed a vehicle operating erratically with the hazard lights on. When the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the female operator refused to pull over. Initial speeds were approximately 90 MPH, but the sergeant slowed down and secured his blue lights as the suspect’s vehicle approached the construction detail setup near the East St. overpass.

Upon exiting the detail, the vehicle accelerated to approximately 110 miles per hour. Another trooper was able to successfully deploy spike strips near Exit 17, but the suspect continued to travel at a high rate of speed, even as her tires came off of the rims.
She then slowed to 40 MPH, drove in the breakdown lane and exited at Highland Ave, with both left tires completely gone. Officers pursued the vehicle down Highland Ave, until she came to a stop while attempting to make a u-turn at Winchester St in Newton. Newton PD were on scene and assisted troopers in safely taking the woman into custody. She was transported by State Police to the Milton Barracks. An ambulance was requested to meet the cruiser at the barracks due to reports that the woman may have been having psychiatric issues and be off of her medicine. The woman’s vehicle was towed.
The entire pursuit lasted approximately 10 minutes.

All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Fire on Albert St in Worcester

25 Apr

Just before 7:00 PM, the Worcester Fire Department responded to 7 Albert St for a fire in the building. Firefighters were faced with  heavy fire on the third floor of a three story building. It took them approximately 20 minutes to get the fire knocked down. Initial reports are that one was injured. The state fire marshal is on scene investigating the cause.
The American Red Cross responded to assist residents affected by the fire.

Accident in Dedham Shuts Down River St.

25 Apr

Around 4:00 PM, Dedham PD responded to an accident in the area of 20 River St. The accident was bad enough to require River St. to be shut down, and Boston PD assistance was requested in closing down River St. at the Boston/Dedham line.

Photo by Kevin Wiles

MBTA service in the area was also affected.

Homicide Investigation on Commonwealth Ave.

25 Apr

The Boston Police Department Homicide Unit was summonsed to 1387 Commonwealth Ave for a body found in a 4th floor apartment just before 11AM.

No further details are available.

Man Shoots Himself While Being Chased by Trooper

25 Apr

A Massachusetts State Police trooper was involved in a foot pursuit of an armed suspect in Chelmsford, when the suspect reportedly shot himself in the head. This occurred at approximately 11:30 PM in the 600 block of Wellman Ave. It is unknown at this time why police were chasing the suspect.
The suspect, described as a man in his 40’s, was transported to Lowell General Hospital in traumatic arrest. Boston Medflight was put on standby to transport him to a Boston area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.
A large crime scene was established on Wellman Ave. Police are on scene investigating the shooting.

All information is from the police scanner and is subject to change as more facts become available. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Chelmsford Patch picked up the story and linked to this blog.

Wicked Local Chelmsford says there was no pursuit, just a man who shot himself before staties could stop him.

2 Alarm Fire in Westford

25 Apr

At approximately 10:40 PM, Westford firefighters were called to a reported house fire at 10 Wilson Farm Rd. Upon arrival, they observed flames coming from the upper floor of the house, and immediately requested a second alarm company dispatched.
Firefighters went to work battling fire on the 2nd floor and attic. By 11:10, the fire in the attic was under control, and twenty minutes after that, the bulk of the fire was knocked down.
One resident was transported by EMS with burns to 1/4th of her body.