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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Newton Man Charged with Beating Up Son

Newton Man Charged with Beating Up Son

The following are excerpts from the Newton cop log. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.
Hero Who Died After Helping People Escape Brighton Fire Identified

Hero Who Died After Helping People Escape Brighton Fire Identified

Leo Silva, 45, went back into a burning building multiple times to rescue people, officials said.
Newton Police Remember One of Their 'Darkest Days'

Newton Police Remember One of Their 'Darkest Days'

Officers Henry Bell and Lawrence Murphy were shot and killed by a robbery suspect on this day in 1937.
Hero Dies After Helping Residents Escape Huge Fire in Brighton

Hero Dies After Helping Residents Escape Huge Fire in Brighton

The four-alarm fire engulfed a pair of three-deckers on Murdock Street Thursday morning.
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.
Bad Crash on Mass. Pike in Newton

Bad Crash on Mass. Pike in Newton

Three vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened It happened on the eastbound side of the highway near Exit 15.
Man Calls Newton Police After Ex-Girlfriend Keys Car

Man Calls Newton Police After Ex-Girlfriend Keys Car

The following are excepts from the Newton police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Massive Tree Crashes Into Power Lines on Suban Place, Sparking Fire

Massive Tree Crashes Into Power Lines on Suban Place, Sparking Fire

Power was knocked out to homes in the area.
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.
Help Catch 4 of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted'

Help Catch 4 of Massachusetts' 'Most Wanted'

Here’s the latest list from Mass Most Wanted.
2 Crashes on Mass. Pike in Newton During Heavy Rain

2 Crashes on Mass. Pike in Newton During Heavy Rain

The rain was expected to continue on and off through Wednesday. A flash flood watch was in effect for Newton Wednesday until 8 p.m.
Vandal Slashes Tires All Over Newton

Vandal Slashes Tires All Over Newton

The following are excerpts from the Newton police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Newton Resident, Former MIT Dean with Ties to Bernie Madoff Admits to Investment Scheme

Newton Resident, Former MIT Dean with Ties to Bernie Madoff Admits to Investment Scheme

Gabriel Bitran and his son, Marco, were charged with misleading investors.
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."
Man Flees After Passing $100 in Fake Bills at Newton CVS

Man Flees After Passing $100 in Fake Bills at Newton CVS

The following are excerpts from the Newton police log. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.
MA Patch Daily: Woman Sues Whole Foods Over Yogurt, Layoffs at Market Basket, Man Arrested for Doing Naked Yardwork

MA Patch Daily: Woman Sues Whole Foods Over Yogurt, Layoffs at Market Basket, Man Arrested for Doing Naked Yardwork

Plus, a Burlington man was convicted of raping a child and a Newton man was expected to be charged with leaving a dog in a hot car.
Drunk Newton Teen Crashes Car; Friends Flee, Cops Say

Drunk Newton Teen Crashes Car; Friends Flee, Cops Say

The 18-year-old was charged while being treated at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, police said.
Police to Charge Newton Man After Dog Locked in Hot Car

Police to Charge Newton Man After Dog Locked in Hot Car

The dog "appeared to be dehydrated (with) white foam around its mouth” while locked in a car on Pearl Street Monday, police said.
State Police Warn Drivers to Follow License Plate Law for Electronic Tolling

State Police Warn Drivers to Follow License Plate Law for Electronic Tolling

State Police will enforce a law that prohibits licenses plates from being covered or obscured.
Police Log: 2 Charged with OUI, Newton-Wellesley Patient Attacks Staff, Man's Diaper Bag Stolen

Police Log: 2 Charged with OUI, Newton-Wellesley Patient Attacks Staff, Man's Diaper Bag Stolen

The following are excerpts from the Newton police log. An arrest or charge does not indicate a conviction.