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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
After Flying Ax Scare, State Police Cite Nearly 100 Drivers for Unsecured Cargo

After Flying Ax Scare, State Police Cite Nearly 100 Drivers for Unsecured Cargo

Police cracked down after an incident last month where an unsecured ax flew through the windshield of a trailing car.
Massachusetts State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County This Weekend

Massachusetts State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County This Weekend

The checkpoints will be "operated during varied hours."
Social Media Helps Catch Bank Robbery Suspect

Social Media Helps Catch Bank Robbery Suspect

Joseph Barrett, 45, of Dorchester, was arrested and charged with one count of armed robbery.
UPDATED: Bedford Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

UPDATED: Bedford Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

The Bank of America on The Great Road was robbed Monday.
Mass. State Police Warn: State Law Requires Licenses be Legible, Uncovered

Mass. State Police Warn: State Law Requires Licenses be Legible, Uncovered

State Police will enforce law that prohibits licenses plates from being covered or obscured.
DA Seeks Public’s Help with Investigation Into Burlington Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash with Pedestrian

DA Seeks Public’s Help with Investigation Into Burlington Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash with Pedestrian

Pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night in Burlington.
Motorcycles Racing Through the Region Lands One with Charges

Motorcycles Racing Through the Region Lands One with Charges

New Hampshire State Police clocked some going 122 to 132 mph.
Preliminary Report Released on Fatal Hanscom Plane Crash

Preliminary Report Released on Fatal Hanscom Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released the report Friday.
Bedford Firefighters Deliver Baby Girl on I-93

Bedford Firefighters Deliver Baby Girl on I-93

First responders delivered the baby during Thursday morning’s rush hour.
Sexual Assault Reported on Minuteman Bike Path

Sexual Assault Reported on Minuteman Bike Path

The alleged assault occurred Friday afternoon.
Woman Rescued from Bedford Hotel Swimming Pool

Woman Rescued from Bedford Hotel Swimming Pool

The woman was in critical condition Sunday night.
7 Killed in Plane Crash at Hanscom Field

7 Killed in Plane Crash at Hanscom Field

A private jet crashed on takeoff and burst into flames.
Meet Bedford's Newest Police Officers Lomot and Barry

Meet Bedford's Newest Police Officers Lomot and Barry

Both new officers are Bedford natives and Bedford High School graduates.
Bedford Police Officer, Firefighters Deliver Baby at Bonnievale Drive Home

Bedford Police Officer, Firefighters Deliver Baby at Bonnievale Drive Home

The baby girl was born early Monday morning.
Man in Wild Chase Carjacked 4 Cars, Shot at Cop, Police Say

Man in Wild Chase Carjacked 4 Cars, Shot at Cop, Police Say

Donald Hall was charged with 31 crimes related to the March 31 incident.
Bedford Police Receives Drug Collection Unit at Friday Event

Bedford Police Receives Drug Collection Unit at Friday Event

A total of 36 communities have now received drug collection bins through the District Attorney's program since 2012.
Tractor Trailer Crash on Rte. 3 Closes Lanes

Tractor Trailer Crash on Rte. 3 Closes Lanes

Driver not hurt, 150 gallons of fuel spilled in accident
Most Middlesex County Police Chiefs Agree to Mutual Aid Compact

Most Middlesex County Police Chiefs Agree to Mutual Aid Compact

Agreement allows police to cross town borders during emergencies, other situations.