Archive | February, 2012

Westborough, MA: Fire at Park Village West apartments

21 Feb

Firefighters from Westbororough, assisted by those from neighboring departments, are battling a 3 alarm fire at 135 East Main Street, the Park Village West Apartment complex. The fire is reported to have started on the third floor, and has spread up into the attic. Three people have been transported from the scene by ambulance for minor injuries and smoke inhalation.

Two apartments have been seriously damaged, and firefighters have been forced to cut holes in the roof to access the fire and vent smoke.

UPDATE: As of 12:10, the fire is at a 4th alarm.


Boston MA: Person shot on Norton St

21 Feb

One person was shot just after 10:30 this morning at 85 Norton St. Police are currently searching the area for a short, heavyset black male wearing a black North Face jacket and a do-rag. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Bellingham, MA: Fire on South Main Street

17 Feb

Firefighters are currently fighting a 2 alarm fire in a house at 763 South Main Street in Bellingham.

UPDATE: Command has ordered a 3rd alarm be transmitted. There is heavy fire in the attic of the house.

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Woman struck and killed by tow truck in Brighton Center

17 Feb

A woman was struck by a tow truck and seriously injured Thursday evening at the intersection of Chestnut Hill Ave and Washington Street in the Brighton section of Boston. She was transported by EMS to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and her injuries may be life threatening. The roadway is closed while a police accident reconstruction team investigates.

UPDATE: Boston Police report the woman died at the hospital.

Twitter user Brandon posted this picture of the scene afterwards.

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Randolph, MA: Shooting on Oak Street

17 Feb

Twitter user Shawn reports there’s been a shooting at 27 Oak Street in Randolph, and that the State Police are sending in every trooper they can spare to help with crowd control. David Mullen reports one person was hit.

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Boston MA: Bank robbery at 1 Center Plaza

14 Feb

Police responded to a bank robbery at the Citizens Bank at 1 Center Plaza in downtown Boston early Tuesday afternoon. Per the Boston Police department, the suspect was a white male, 6′ tall, with a large build and facial stubble.

Paul Dabene posted this picture, and reported one person was taken into custody, and that detectives were on scene counting the money recovered:

Per the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, the suspect, identified as Christopher J. Washburn of Quincy, ran past a plainclothes Boston Police detective while fleeing the bank. The detective followed him into a parking garage, where Washburn threatened to stab him. There was a struggle, and almost instantly, the detective was assisted by additional Boson Police officers (from the station just a couple of blocks away), Federal Protective Services officers (from the JFK building across the street), and Suffolk County Sheriff Deputies (who were leaving the courthouse next door).

Washburn was taken into custody, and police recovered $1200, the amount taken in the robbery. He is being charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery on a public employee, and resisting arrest.

Boston Police have confirmed that the suspect was captured:

All charges are allegations, and suspects are innocent until proven guilty. 

Providence, RI: Rollover crash at Chalkstone Ave & River Ave

11 Feb

Rescuers responded to a 3 car accident just after midnight on Saturday at Chalkstone Avenue and River Avenue. Injuries were reported at the scene.

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