Friday, April 12, 2013
We'll have more information as it becomes available.
The Massachusetts State Police has released a statement saying that an unknown object has struck one of their cruisers in the area of 495 Southbound in Chelmsford. No one was harmed during the incident. State Police representatives believe there is no danger to the public, but request that if any motorists were also struck by unknown objects that they contact the Concord Massachusetts State Police Barracks. Chelmsford Patch will attempt to obtain more information as it becomes available. UPDATE 4:36 p.m. - The incident occurred near Route 4, and investigators believe the object was a bb pellet. UPDATE 5:57 p.m. - Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section and Ballistics Section will be examining the cruiser …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Editor's Note: The following message was submitted to Patch 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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, Kurt Schwartz said in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time. …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across 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 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 they are being safe and responsible…
Tuesday, November 13, 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 …
Monday, September 10, 2012
On Sunday at 5:35 a.m., a 45-year-old Chelmsford woman collided with a 53-year-old man from Roslindale that was driving the wrong way in the Tip O'Neill Tunnel.
Massachusetts State Police reported on Sunday morning that a Chelmsford woman was involved with a three car accident in Boston that left one man dead. The incident, which occured inside the Tip O'Neill tunnel, involved Chelmsford resident Jennifer Green, and Idefonso Barros, 53, of Roxbury. According to the State Police account of the accident, Barros was driving the wrong way in the tunnel, colliding head on with Green. Police believe the Barros may have been ejected from his car, but that has yet to be confirmed. He was pronounced dead later at New England Medical Center. Green was also brought to New England Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the third vehicle, an unnamed individual driving a 2007 Ford …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
The driver was charged with OUI liquor, OUI drugs, a marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
A 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after an alleged drunk driver flipped over his car on Route 3 Saturday night. State Police responded to Route 3 northbound in Chelmsford after numerous reports of an erratic driver. Police found the vehicle, a 2006 Ford Focus, rolled over onto its roof, according to State Police. A 27-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle and not identified by State Police, was ejected onto the highway and suffered serious head and leg injuries. She was taken to Lahey Clinic where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle, James Turnquist, 22, of Merrimack, NH, was taken to Saints Memorial Hospital in Lowell. He was treated and released and then immediately taken into police …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Woman was found this morning in a truck at a rest stop on Rte. 495 in Chelmsford.
Update 4:55 p.m. State Police Spokesman David Procopio just addressed the media outside the Concord State Police barracks. He would not confirm the woman's name or a familial relationship, nor would say if she confessed. There was a development at some point during the day today that puts the case into the hands of the New Hampshire Attorney General's office. The woman in custody was taken out of the state police barracks by Concord emergency response personnell and transported to Emerson Hospital for observation. ********* Massachusetts State Police and Maine investigators are inside the Massachusetts State Police barracks in Concord questioning an approximiately 40-year-old woman found in Chelmsford this morning in connection with the …