Archive | January, 2012

Winchester MA: House fire on Arlington Street

31 Jan

Winchester firefighters are battling a house fire at 38 Arlington Street. Smoke was showing from the house when firefighters arrived on scene. Details will be posted as they become available.

UPDATE: The fire, which started in the attic area, is under control now. Firefighters cut through the roof in order to get to the fire and vent smoke.


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Psychic reports hit & run

28 Jan

Brian D’Amico sent this clip of a police dispatcher in Dennis, MA, advising officers to be on the lookout for a vehicle that may have been involved in a hit and run. The interesting thing about it is the source of the information.

Dennis Police – Reported Hit and Run MVA from Psychic by brianjdamico

I’m curious to know what people think of this sort of thing?


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Person shot on Levant Street in Boston

27 Jan

Boston Police responded to the area of 11 Levant Street Thursday evening and found a person shot in the head. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, and the injuries are considered life-threatening.


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Brockton MA: Bank robbery at HarborOne credit union on Legion Parkway

26 Jan

At approximately 10:40 Thursday morning, the HarborOne Credit Union at 68 Legion Parkway was robbed. The suspect, described as a white male, fled on foot. Police are searching the area.

UPDATE: Eric Hoffman reports that the suspect is in custody.


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Chelmsford, MA: Car goes airborne in accident on Rt. 3

26 Jan

A car traveling on Route 3 Northbound in Chelmsford left the roadway and ended up near Leedburg Street. Police on the scene described the car as having “gone airborne”. A man in the car suffered severe lacerations, and a Boston Medflight helicopter was called to transport him to a Beth-Israel Hospital in Boston. The helicopter landed at Robert’s Fields near Westford Street & Old Westford Rd.

A second car believed to be involved in the accident was located off the highway near Route 40, but no victim was located. A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to assist with the search for additional victims. Police believe a second victim may have fled the scene on foot. (UPDATE: After investigation, it was determined the second victim, described as having some injuries, entered a nearby store, where he called a taxi which then picked him up. Police located him at the emergency room of the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he had been dropped off. He is reported to have an active warrant for his arrest).
The accident is being investigated by the MSP Collision Accident Reconstruction Team.


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Boston MA: HazMat response to Park Plaza Hotel building

23 Jan

Boston firefighters and police responded to a hazardous materials incident at the Park Plaza building at 20 Park Plaza early this afternoon. Staff at the Israeli Consulate had identified a suspicious item in the mail, and when they opened it, found an unidentified white powder. The staff had opened the package in a secure, sealed container. Fire Department technicians on scene reported that none of the powder escaped from the container, and that no one had been exposed to the substance. The container and it’s contents will be transferred to a state laboratory for analysis. The tenth floor of the building was evacuated, but a full evacuation was not required.

The incident has been turned over to the FBI for investigation.

UPDATED: Story updated to identify that the incident was at the Israeli Consulate, located at 20 Park Plaza.


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Haverhill, MA: 2 alarm fire on Woodstock St

21 Jan

Haverhill firefighters are working at the scene of a house fire at 96 Woodstock St. The fire has gone to a second alarm, and firefighters have been pushed out of the building by heavy fire conditions. The house is a 1.5 story woodframe single-family home that is reported to be unoccupied.

Photo by Gretchen Putnam


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