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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Gov. Patrick: 'I'm Sick of Unarmed Black Men Being Shot by Police'

Patrick made his first comments regarding the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month.
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."
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here’s the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
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.
Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Who Are Four of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted' Criminals?

Here's the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Norfolk County This Weekend

State Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint in Norfolk County This Weekend

State Police said "inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and anxiety.”
Students Spot Man with Gun Outside a Sherborn Elementary School

Students Spot Man with Gun Outside a Sherborn Elementary School

Police were searching the woods near Pine Hill Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon.
MetroWest Health Foundation to Fund Nasal Naloxone Programs

MetroWest Health Foundation to Fund Nasal Naloxone Programs

The grant will fund the purchase of Narcan doses for police vehicles, provide funding for training, and coordinate these activities with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
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.
Sheriff’s Office: Beware of New Telephone Scam

Sheriff’s Office: Beware of New Telephone Scam

The scam has been reported multiple times in the last week.
Sherborn Man Faces Reckless Driving Charge After Crash in NH

Sherborn Man Faces Reckless Driving Charge After Crash in NH

New Hampshire State Police: Children were injured in the accident.
Sherborn Officer James Graziano Graduates from Police Academy

Sherborn Officer James Graziano Graduates from Police Academy

Welcome to Sherborn's newest officer.
Police Investigating Recent Spike in Heroin Overdoses

Police Investigating Recent Spike in Heroin Overdoses

A high number of heroin overdoses, including fatalities, have been reported in Massachusetts in the last two weeks.
Feds Seeking Death Penalty for Accused Boston Marathon Bomber

Feds Seeking Death Penalty for Accused Boston Marathon Bomber

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, of Massachusetts, announced the decision Thursday.
Would You Buy Boston Mob Boss' Memorabilia?

Would You Buy Boston Mob Boss' Memorabilia?

Proceeds from sales of items belonging to convicted killer and mob boss Whitey Bulger will go to the families of his victims.
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Governor: State Offices Close at 3 p.m., Highways Remain Open

Governor: State Offices Close at 3 p.m., Highways Remain Open

Patrick asked residents heed warnings as the winter storm intensifies.
Expect Extra Drunken Driving Patrols, Checkpoints During Holidays

Expect Extra Drunken Driving Patrols, Checkpoints During Holidays

Massachusetts State Police and 200 city and town police forces are mobilizing extra enforcement efforts through Jan. 1 thanks to a federal grant.