Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Massachusetts State Police have announced the location of this weekend's sobriety checkpoint.
- POLICE & FIRE
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Submitted by the State Police: Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the Counties named below. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety. Thanks to a grant provided by the Highway Safety Division of the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The state police responded to the crash yesterday afternoon.
When multiple callers reported a rollover in Route 90 Thursday afternoon, troopers with the Massachusetts State Police Responded to Hopkinton where the accident occurred. "The 911 callers reported that it was a single vehicle that rolled over numerous times. On arrival troopers found a 2001 Jeep Cherokee that had come rest on its passenger side in the far left lane," a release from the state police. The driver and passenger were both wearing their seat belts when the vehicle rolled, although they were both hospitalized with non-fatal injuries. The state police are still investigating the cause of crash and they have said charges have not been ruled out. During the response several lanes were closed to allow for medical assistance and …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
It is unclear whether other vehicles were involved.
For those of you looking to drive on the roads today be sure to drive slow and be aware of your surroundings. Even the most trained of drivers in the Massachusetts State Police are vulnerable during major storms. According to scanner reports, one of the many crashes along Route 495 involved a Massachusetts State Police officer. The crash occurred on the northbound side of the highway prior to exit 21. It is unclear whether or not any other vehicles were involved. Scanner reports say no injuries were reported and the cruiser was off the road and into a snow bank.
Monday, November 26, 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. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
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…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Multiple ambulances have been called.
According to scanner reports officers from the Massachusetts State Police responded to a car crash on Route 90 after 11 p.m. tonight. The crash, which occurred in Hopkinton between Wood Street and Route 495 required multiple ambulances. More details will be posted in the morning or as they become available.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Yesterday officers from Massachusetts State Police tracked an erratic vehicle, stopping it in Hopkinton.
Just prior to 4 p.m. yesterday, Lt. Steven Hennigan with the Massachusetts State Police observed a tractor-trailer drifting on the Mass Pike in Framingham. According to police, the truck drifted from the center to the right lane nearly hitting the lieutenant’s unmarked cruiser. "Lieutenant Hennigan pulled forward of the truck and began to closely observe the truck to ensure it was only a mistake by the operator. He observed the truck to drift several more times out of his lane, into other travel lanes and nearly strike several other vehicles," a report from the state police said. At this point in time the lieutenant activated his emergency lights in attempt to pull the truck over, but the operator did not respond. Soon two other cruisers …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
State police responded to one vehicle roll over this morning which sent three to the hospital.
At 11:30 this morning troopers from the Massachusetts State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on route 495 northbound in Hopkinton. Trooper Sullivan responded to the scene where he observed a rolled-over SUV with one person entrapped in the SUV. State police said six people were taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. While the investigation in to the crash was underway all lanes of traffic were closed for approximately an hour, causing traffic to back up from just before exit 21 well in to Milford and beyond exit 19 according to some reports. None of the vehicles occupants have life-threatening injuries.
Police reports say five ambulances have been requested.
Watch out if you're headed toward the Mass Pike. Scanner reports say that a major accident has occured at the interchange on route 495. Five ambulances have been requested along with the jaws of life to free entrapped subjects. Stay tuned to Patch for more updates. You can also check out the traffic map by clicking here.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Hopkinton and Massachusetts State Police spent several hours on Sunday looking for a suspect who fled the scene of a motor vehicle stop.
Update: According to an email from the Hopkinton Police Department, Gonzalez was arrested on Monday, March 12, one day after he escaped in to the woods near West Main Street. ------- Early this afternoon Massachusetts State Trooper Peter Frothingham attempted to stop a motor vehicle near exit 21 on route 495 in Hopkinton. According to the state police, the motor vehicle was beileved to have been operated by Kevin Gonzalez who fled the scene in to the woods where state and Hopkinton police officers spent several hours looking for him. At this time Gonzalez is still at large but he is not considered to be any type of a danger to the public. There will be warrants issued for Gonzalez whose description and address were not available.