Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The state police bomb squad investigated a false alarm Monday afternoon.
A suspicious package prompted a bomb investigation on Adams Street in Braintree Monday afternoon. The package, found by a school bus driver in the back of the driver's personal truck, was deemed safe after the state police cleared it using a robot, Acting Fire Chief Robert Dyer said. Dyer described the package as medium-sized with Arabic writing on it. The driver returned to the parking lot where Braintree Public Schools stores its buses to find the package around 4:30 p.m. The scene was cleared approximately an hour later, after the Braintree Fire Department notified state police and also the FBI. People working in the area were evacuated, Dyer said, and police and fire personnel stayed a safe distance away. "Anytime there is a suspicious…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Christopher L. Brooks, 35, of Norwood, was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense).
State Police apprehended a Norwood man after he reportedly caused several motor vehicle crashes on Route 93 North near Exit 2A in Canton. Police arrested Christopher L. Brooks, 35, of Norwood, and charged him with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (second offense). He was arrested at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree at 12:45 p.m. after police received multiple 911 calls for an erratic driver causing accidents on Route 93, according to Massachusetts State Police. State Police did not comment whether anyone was injured in the crashes. Braintree officers helped State Police in the arrest. Brooks was taken to the State Police Barracks in Milton where he was charged and …
Wednesday, November 21, 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…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that the man was driving northbound on Route 93 in the Braintree/Randolph area.
State police are investigating a shooting on Route 93 that happened early Sunday morning near the Braintree/Randolph border. Someone fired a gun from a vehicle and hit a man driving northbound, according to the Associated Press. The incident happened just after 1 a.m. The AP reported that the victim was taken to Boston Medical Center.
Friday, November 9, 2012
A routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers in Norfolk County is slated for Friday and Saturday.
Drivers in the Norfolk County area should take note that Massachusetts State Police will hold a sobriety checkpoint Friday night into Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, according to an announcement from Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police. "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 the roadways," the statement reads. According to the statement, the checkpoint will operate during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorist will be minimized with advanced notice to reduce …