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Friday, July 29, 2011

Man falls from third floor porch in East Boston

Boston Fire Department Ladder 21 is on scene at 150 Leyden St, where a 30 year old male fell from a 3 story balcony. Fire reports the patient has multiple injuries. EMS is en route.

UPDATE 5:54 P.M.: BPD detective requested to respond to the scene.

2 alarm fire at 45 Washington St in Lawrence

Lawrence firefighters are currently battling heavy fire conditions at 45 Washington St. A second alarm was struck on arrival, as there was heavy fire showing from all of the second story windows. Updates will be posted as they become available.

UPDATE 11:19 A.M.: All firefighters have been ordered to evacuate the building. Listen to the FD radio live here.

UPDATE 11:40 A.M.: Fire is through the roof. Companies using master streams; defensive operations only.

UPDATE 12:40 P.M.: Command reports the heavy fire is knocked down, some mutual aid companies are being released.

Man seriously injured in motorcycle accident on 128 in Peabody

A man in his 30's was seriously injured today when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a dump truck on Route 128 southbound prior to I-95. The man hit the back of the truck so hard, the rear axle of the truck broke, and the motorcyclist was thrown approximately 100 feet. Medflight was initially requested, but was canceled and the patient went by ground ambulance to Mass General Hospital. He sustained facial trauma and injuries to his extremities, but the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. He was wearing a helmet, but initial reports are that it came off in the initial crash, before he was thrown from the bike.
Three lanes of Route 128 were closed during the accident.

UPDATE 11:15 PM: State police have identified the operator of the motorcycle as a 25 year old Chelmsford man, Richard Healy. He has been charged with negligent operation, speeding, and driving in the breakdown lane.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

One teen killed in MassPike Crash in Springfield

State police responded to a one car accident on I-90 eastbound just after 10:30 this morning and found a Ford Explorer rolled over, with a 15 year old boy killed after being partially ejected. State police say he was not wearing his seat belt. The driver and three other passengers, all 17 year old girls, received minor injuries. From the MSP press release:
Preliminary investigation by Trooper Stanley Dewberry indicates that a 1998 Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle being operated by AMANDA JEAN LARIVIERE, 17, of East Otis, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 90 in the far right travel lane when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle. In the process of changing lanes, the driver observed a truck already occupying the left lane and she attempted to move back into the first travel lane. In doing so, the driver over-steered and lost control of the vehicle. The Ford entered the shoulder on the right side of the road and rolled over 3-4 times before coming to rest on its roof in the breakdown lane. 

Traffic backed up on Eastern Ave in Lynn due to garage fire

A two car detached garage at 386 Eastern Ave caught fire this afternoon, and firefighting equipment blocking the street caused traffic to back up past D'Amici's bakery, according to Taryn McInnis on Twitter.

Students taken to the hospital after school bus accident in Lincoln

A multi-car accident involving a school bus this afternoon on Route 2 Westbound at Bedford Rd. sent fourteen people to the hospital, including nine students.
A Mass Casualty Incident was declared by the Fire Department commander at the scene, which is done whenever there are more injured people then there are available ambulances. The children on the bus suffered only minor injuries, and a second school bus was utilized to transport them to Emerson Hospital for evaluation and treatment. The condition of the other five injured is unknown.

Man medflighted to Boston from Abington after falling from roof

Medflight was requested today after a man in his 30's fell from a second story roof at 122 Patricia Dr. Besides injuries suffered in the fall, the patient also had a foreign body impaled through his head. EMS transported the man to Woodsdale School, where Boston Medflight landed in the parking lot and flew him to Boston Medical Center.

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Medflight on the ground in Abington - Photo by Pat Travers

One homeless, one sent to hospital after Malden fire

A fire at 14 Sawyer Court in Malden just before midnight sent one person to the hospital, and the American Red Cross was requested to help provide housing for another person, who was unable to return to the building.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

18 wheeler rollover on I-95 in North Hampton leaves 1 dead, several injured

Police, Fire, and EMS are on scene with a 18 wheeler tanker truck carrying water rolled over onto a car after an accident on I-95 near mile marker 8 in North Hampton, near the Greenland line. Rescuers report a total of five injured, including three with very serious injuries. A medevac helicopter from Dartmouth Hitchcock (DHART) has been requested and will land on the highway shortly.
Initial reports state that there may be one fatality at the scene.

11:55PM Update: Lanes are starting to be re-opened. At least one confirmed fatality at this time.

1 dead in rollover crash on I-95 North in Byfield

Two people were seriously injured when they were ejected from their vehicle during a rollover accident on I-95 Northbound near the Exit 55 & the Byfield / Newbury line. Two medflight helicopters were requested, one to land on the highway for the first injured party, and the second helicopter to land at Anna Jaques Hospital to meet the second patient. One patient was flown to Boston Medical Center.
The highway was shut down while medflight landed, and for State Police to investigate the scene, reportedly causing a backup 10 miles long.

Photo courtesy @ActionPage1 on Twitter

UPDATE 9:00 PM: A commentor on the AlertNewEngland Facebook page reports that one fatality has resulted from the accident.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Good Samaritans help after car ends up in marsh off I-290

Per the Massachusetts State Police, 3 witnesses went into a marsh this morning to help a driver whose vehicle had rolled over and was sinking after being struck by another car. The accident happened just before 8:30 near the Auburn / Worcester line on I-290 Eastbound. From the press release:

Several witnesses and concerned citizens stopped to help the crash victims. Three men entered the swamp while a fourth provided tools in an effort to free the trapped occupants. State Police Lieutenant David Keefe arrived on scene shortly thereafter and he too entered the swamp and joined the rescue effort. 
Ms. Wilson, the Subaru’s operator, was removed from the car. Her male passenger, Christopher Cote, 20, of Worcester, had to reposition himself in the vehicle as the front end was submerged.  He was removed by the rescuers and both occupants were transported to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center-Lakeside for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was cited.

Homes evacuated in Andover due to gas leak

Several homes had to be evacuated this morning after propane was discovered leaking from a large tank outside 35 Chandler Rd. just before 7:30 AM. Andover Fire Department ordered the evacuations, and staged at the scene.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Man shot in the head at 200 Norwell Street in Boston

Boston Police and EMS responded tonight to 200 Norwell St, where a man had been shot in the head. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, and his wounds are life threatening. Boston Police remain on scene investigating, and Norwell Street is closed down in the area of the crime.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

23 year old medflighted after serious assault at Comcast Center

Boston Medflight responded to the Mansfield Municipal Airport this evening and flew a 23 year old assault victim to the Boston Medical Center. The victim sustained serious wounds to his upper body, reportedly from being kicked repeatedly to the head and torso. The assault happened at the Comcast Center, where Tim McGraw is playing a concert tonight.

UPDATE 7/25 11:55AM: Per Westwood Patch, the victim has been identified as a 19 year old from Westwood, and is still being operated on at BMC.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Person shot in the back on Geneva Ave. in Boston

A man was taken to Boston Medical Center by paramedics after a shooting just after 10:00 PM tonight. The victim was shot in the back by a suspect described as a black male, wearing black t-shirt and shorts, who fled on foot down Olney towards Bowdoin.
Initial reports are that the victim's wounds are life-threatening. Per UniversalHub, Geneva Avenue is shut down while crime scene technicians and detectives investigate.

Rescue workers find child on riverbank in Vernon VT

Police and firefighters immediately began searching the Connecticut River and surrounding land near the dam and Governor Hunt Rd when a parent called to report that their 2 year old child had been missing for 15 minutes. K9 units and a dive team were put on standby, but the child was located on a beach below the dam. An ambulance was requested, and initial reports are that the child was unresponsive and had no vital signs.

Person stabbed on Washington St in Boston

One person was taken by ambulance to the Boston Medical Center emergency room after being the victim of a stabbing. The stabbing happened in the 500 block of Washington St just before 1:00 AM.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Man transported by helicopter after Lawrence shooting

A man in his early thirties was shot on Spruce St in Lawrence tonight, and was wounded severely enough that he had to be airlifted to the hospital. The victim, who was shot in the area of 190 Spruce St, was transported to Lawrence Hospital, and from there by UMass Lifeflight to UMass Medical Center in Worcester. His condition is unknown at this time.

Gallivan Blvd shut down after woman hit by car

A woman was seriously injured today around 2:00PM after being hit by a car in front of 28 Gallivan Blvd, near the intersection with Morton St. Boston Police officers were first on the scene, and requested a push on the ambulance due to the seriousness of the patient's injuries. The patient was transported to the Boston Medical Center, where a trauma team was activated. Her injuries were described as life-threatening. Gallivan Blvd is closed while the accident reconstruction team investigates the accident and photographs the scene.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cranberry Highway closed in Wareham after pedestrian struck

A person was struck by a large pickup truck tonight, on Cranberry Highway near the intersection with Onset Avenue. The victim, described only as a 57 year old, was found unconscious and lying in the roadway with injuries to the head and legs. They were transported by ambulance to the Tobey Hospital with severe injuries. Cranberry Highway is shut down from the accident scene to the Bourne line while police investigate the accident.
The patient was later flown from Tobey Hospital to Boston Medical Center by Boston Medflight Med 1.

Man shot on Elmwood Ave in Lynn

A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the area of 78 Elmwood Ave in Lynn this evening. Initial reports state that the victim, a 17 year old, was shot in the back, and transported to Mass General Hospital.

Man jumps from Mass Ave bridge into the Charles River

State Police cruisers and marine unit, along with Cambridge Police & Fire, and EMS, responded to a report of a person who fell or jumped into the Charles River from the Mass Ave bridge on the Cambridge side of the river. When MSP cruisers arrived, they observed a man in his 30's treading water under the bridge. The man was pulled from the water and evaluated by EMS before being transported to Beth Israel hospital. He was not charged with a crime at the scene. MSP troopers on scene were familiar with the individual from past incidents.

UPDATE: The person who jumped was completely nude. Click here for pictures from the scene. (warning, contains a naked guy)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Small fire at the Revere State Police barracks

An air conditioning unit caught fire this evening at the Massachusetts State Police barracks at 220 Revere Beach Blvd. The fire spread to a room inside the barracks, but Revere firefighters were able to bring it under control. There are no reports of injuries from the fire.

Teenager injured in car accident on I-190 in Worcester

A 16 year old had to be rushed to UMass Medical Center after a car accident on I-190 Southbound at the Ararat St. ramp. He sustained serious injuries after being ejected through the windshield, and was reported to have a foreign body impaled through his abdomen. At least three other people were also injured in the crash, which occurred around 10:00PM. The highway was partially closed after the accident.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Girl hit by car in Waltham

An 11 year old girl was struck by a car on Main Street near the intersection with Nathan Road just after 8:00 this morning. The girl sustained serious injuries, including a broken arm, and was transported to Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was unconscious when she left the scene, and her injuries are considered life-threatening.
Initial reports state the driver that struck her was passing a stopped MBTA bus when the accident occurred.

UPDATE: Waltham Patch reports the girl is undergoing emergency surgery for her injuries.

Two seriously injured by hit & run driver in Providence

Two people were left with serious injuries after being struck by a car near the intersection of Snow St. & Weybosset St. after midnight on Friday. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. The victims were both transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Person burned durning 3 alarm fire in Rockingham, VT

One person needed to be flown by medical helicopter to a hospital with a burn unit after sustaining second degree burns in a house fire at 5 Town Farm Rd. The helicopter will meet the patient at the hospital in Springfield, VT. The house is reported to fully involved at this time, and a propane tank attached to the building may be feeding the fire.

Tracking the NASCAR Flights

This weekend is the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon International Speedway, and sure enough, earlier today I noticed my Mode S receiver had logged driver Jimmie Johnson's Learjet (Tail #N480JJ). A short time later, I logged the Saab 2000 used by Hendricks Motorsports, tail number N511RH, en route from Concord, North Carolina, to Concord, NH. Another Hendricks plane, N508RH, made the same flight today.

Jamie McMurray also flew into Concord, from Statesville, NC, aboard a Learjet 31 Tail N1JM
Kasey Kahne arrived at 5:48 PM in Concord from Wapokoneta, OH, in a Cessna Citation III, Tail N91KK
Mark Martin flew in a Citation CJ4, Tail N4M, also from Concord to Concord
Flying in from Nashville was Darryl Waltrip, in N500DW, a Citation 5

Some drivers flew into Manchester.

A CRJ-200 registered to Tony Stewart's racing team, Tail N60GH, arrived from Concord, NC at 8:00 PM.
A Miami Air International charter, flight BSK8903, also traveled from Concord, NC to Manchester Airport today.

Who's your favorite driver?

Car crashes into a house after shooting in Woonsocket

A car has crashed through the house at 44 Florida St after a shooting. A photo of the damage can be seen here. More details will be posted as they become known.

Two planes crash on the ground at Logan Airport

Two passenger jets have collided with each other while taxiing at Logan International Airport. Initial reports state that there are no injuries, but one of the planes has extensive damage. A Delta 767's wing struck the wing of a smaller Delta regional jet, a CRJ-900ER (pictured here). Click here for a photo. Here's a better photo on the Herald's site.
The Delta 767, flight DAL266, was taxiing for take off, en route to Amsterdam. The CRJ-900, Delta flight 4904, was departing for Raleigh-Durham.

UPDATE 8:08PM: Boston EMS is responding to Harborside Dr. for a patient with a neck injury from the collision.

Fire in the attic of Trenton St. home in Worcester

Worcester firefighters are on scene with a fire in the 2nd floor ceiling of the home at 11 Trenton St. Companies report there is heavy fire in the attic, and they are opening up the ceiling to reach it.

UPDATE 11:45AM Firefighters report the fire is under control. Companies will remain on scene overhauling.

Medflight, jaws of life used after car crashes into tree in Dunstable

A woman was seriously injured this morning after the car she was in crashed into a tree in the 400 block of River St. in Dunstable. The car sustained heavy damage, and firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free a 20 year old woman who was trapped inside. An advanced life support ambulance transported the patient to the Southern NH Regional Medical Center, where a trauma team had been activated. Her injuries were severe enough to require a more advanced level of care, and she was flown by Medflight helicopter to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

Woman stabbed during robbery in Roxbury

A woman was stabbed during an armed robbery that took place just after 5:00 this morning near the intersection of Sherman St. and Dale St. Police searched the area for two suspects, while the woman was transported to Boston Medical Center with a stab wound to the chest.

Body found in woods in Worcester

Police are on scene investigating a body found in the woods in the area of Plantation St and I-290. No further details are available at this time.

2 injured in head on collision on Old Barnstable Rd in Mashpee

Two people were seriously injured tonight after a head on car accident in the 300 block of Old Barnstable Rd. 2 ALS ambulances were requested to transport the patients to the hospital.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Woman shot on Gold St. in Lowell

From Mike, on twitter: A woman was shot at 13 Gold St, and is being transported by EMS to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.
One suspect is in custody. Robert Mills blogs the details.

3 alarm fire in Worcester paper factory

Worcester firefighters are battling a 3 alarm fire at the Rand-Whitney plant at 1 Agrand St. The fire is in a large commercial building that reportedly manufactures the center tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls. The fire is believed to have started in a piece of machinery. Rand Whitney is a subsidiary of the Kraft Group, owned by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

UPDATE 9:46PM All firefighters are being ordered to evacuate the plant. Companies are also reporting having trouble with the water supply.

UPDATE 10:14PM Firefighters have been making good headway against the fire and are now reporting the heavy fire is knocked down.

Homeless man wanted for Lowell sexual assault captured in Cambridge

The attack happened along the Lowell Riverway over the weekend, and police have been searching ever since.

Robert Mills provides the details.

Porch fire at Winthrop home

Fire broke out on the porch of a home at 131 Bartlett Rd just before 1:00 PM today, and spread to the front room of the house. Winthrop firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control, and kept it from spreading to the rest of the house.

Fire in basement of a Hill St home in Newburyport

NFD firefighters quickly knocked down a fire late this morning in the basement of the house at 47 Hill St. The electrical inspector was called to the scene.

Bomb squad called to Copley Place

Boston PD's bomb squad is on scene at 138 St. James Ave/Trinity Place, next to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, for a backpack left inside of a newspaper vending machine. Ambulances are staged and the area is cordoned off while bomb squad technicians examine the item.
Dartmouth St. is closed between Boylston St and Huntington Ave.

Person shot on Alpine St in Boston

Just before midnight, Boston police responded for a shooting victim at 17 Alpine St. They located a victim with a single gunshot wound to the buttocks. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Standoff at Revere home

Police officers and a SWAT team are attempting to negotiate with a man barricaded inside his house on Dale St. The man is wanted in connection with bank robbery charges, and is believed to be armed.

Some photos from the scene.

UPDATE 9:12PM Josh Brogadir reports that the suspect is a 29 year old male name Armando, and that the house is his mother's, who may be at home. Flash-bang grenades and tear gas have been used.

UPDATE 9:20PM Police believe the suspect is armed with a rifle and holed up in the attic.

UPDATE: 9:33PM Police reports that they have the suspect in custody. He was reportedly taken away in an ambulance. identifies the suspect as Rolando Galo, wanted for a string of bank robberies, including one in Malden last month.

3 alarm house fire in Lawrence

7:09 PM: Lawrence firefighters are currently battling a heavy fire in a house at 34 Sargent St. A second alarm was requested upon arrival, and a third alarm has now been struck.

Six year old struck by car in Southie

A six year old was hit by a car this evening near the intersection of Crowley Rogers Way and St. Casimir St, near Orton Field. Boston EMS transported the child to Tufts Medical Center. The patient's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Two Alarm Fire at the Kowloon Restaurant

Fire broke out in a void space above a walk-in freezer at the Kowloon restaurant this afternoon, filling the 2nd floor with smoke. Firefighters called for second alarm companies to respond to the scene, mostly due to strenous conditions cause by the high temperatures outside today.

Matt Tempesta, of the Lynn Daily Item, reports that roofers had been working in the area earlier in the day. The fire damaged the roof in the rear of the building, and owners hope to be able to open tonight.

Fire in Marlboro Apartment Building

Marlboro FD fought a fire in an apartment building at 168 Boston Post Rd East this afternoon. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to one apartment.

Woman Found Dead After House Fire in Springfield, MA

Firefighters were called to a house fire in the 100 block of Phillips Ave today. After knocking down the fire, they located a deceased female inside the building. The Fire Marshal is investigating.

28 Year Old Killed By Garbage Truck in Methuen

Methuen Police report a 28 year old man was killed in an accident with a garbage truck late this morning.

The accident happened on Bedford St, where the man appeared to have been run over by the truck. Initial reports state that he may be a member of the garbage truck's crew. Police are currently investigating at the scene.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Firefighters Battle Fire in Lynn

Lynn Fire Department is fighting a 2 alarm fire in a house at 42 Valley Ave. Updates will be posted as they become available.

One Reported Dead After Train Hits Truck in N. Berwick

An Amtrak passenger train struck a dump truck at the crossing on Route 4 this morning, killing one and injuring several others. The crash also resulted in a fire. The train is derailed and is stopped well past the crossing.
Initial reports are that Northbound Downeaster train #681 is the one involved in the accident. As of now, twelve additional ambulances have been requested, and a Mass Casualty Incident has been declared.

Update: 12:02: C.J. Loycana reports five injured, with on backboarded and the rest walking wounded. 125 passengers were on the train at the time. Rescuers are still working on a search of the train.

Update: 12:19: EMS has at least 12 patients with c-spine precautions. It is believed the driver of the truck is the fatality. Buses are being requested for the passengers who aren't injured.

Man Medflighted after Stabbing in Fitchburg

A person was transported by ambulance to Leominster Hospital late this morning after a stabbing in the 100 block of Mechanic Street in Fitchburg. EMS reported a 38 year old male with at least five stab wounds in his back. Boston Medflight flew the victim to UMass Hospital in Worcester.

Person Shot at Humphreys & Dudley in Boston

Boston PD located a shooting victim Just after midnight Sunday morning near the intersection of Humphreys St & Dudley St. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fatal Car Accident in Raymond, NH

Raymond Police are reporting a 21 year old woman died in a car accident at the intersection of Regina Ave. and Evelyn Ave this afternoon.

Person Shot in the Head in Atkinson, NH

Rescuers responded to the scene of a shooting on Rock Ridge Drive in Atkinson at approximately 6:30 PM and found one victim with a single gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported by ambulance to a trauma team waiting at Lawrence General Hospital.

Medflight Called to Accident on I-95 in Norwood

Boston Medflight landed on I-95 South in Norwood near the Neponset Street exit for a rollover car crash that happened just before 4:30. One patient was flown to the Boston Medical Center after being ejected from the vehicle. Initial radio reports indicate the patient suffered a near-amputation of an extremity. The freeway was shut down while the helicopter landed, and for the accident investigation.

Mill Fire in New Bedford

A general alarm has been transmitted for the fire in the mill building on Healy St. The fire started on the roof. Companies report backdraft conditions on the upper floors. Mulitple ladder pipes are in use.

16:54: The NBFD Chief reports the heavy fire on the roof has been knocked down. Companies are now attacking the inside fire on the fourth floor with handlines.

Early Morning Stabbing in Lowell

Just after 2:30 this morning, Lowell Police responded to a stabbing near the intersection of Manahan St and Branch St. The victim, a male in his early 20's, had multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. Boston Medflight was requested and landed on the UMass Lowell campus near Broadway & Pawtucket. The victim was flown to Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston in stable condition.

Head On Collision on Quincy Shore Dr.

Police responded to a head-on collision early Sunday morning on Quincy Shore Drive near Fenno St. One victim was transported in traumatic arrest, and rescuers on scene described it as a fatal accident, after the victim was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. Four additional patients were transported to the hospital, two with serious injuries, and two in stable condition. The Northbound side of Quincy Shore Drive, as well as one Southbound lane, were blocked off for accident reconstruction by the Mass State Police CART unit.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Two Houses Burn in New Bedford

Fire in a house on Grinnell Street quickly spread to the structure next door, and firefighters are having difficulty getting them under control. The fire is believed to have started at 92 Grinnell, near the intersection with South Second Street. Both houses now have heavy fire conditions, forcing firefighters out of the buildings.
The fires have reached a "general alarm" level, and off-duty firefighters are being called into work to assist.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Boat Runs Aground off Boston's North End

Just before 11:00 tonight, US Coast Guard and Boston Fire responded for a sinking boat in the water behind Joe's American Bar, near the intersection of State St and Atlantic Ave. The BFD dive team was also activated and put into the water.
When rescuers reached the boat, they found that it had run aground, but was not taking on water or sinking. The owner and occupants wished to stay on board, likely hoping to be able to float the boat away when the tide changes. Boston Fire Marine Unit was concerned that the people on board would soon be in danger, but because the boat had never made a distress call, the USCG was unable to force them off of the boat. Coast Guard Sector Boston has the phone number of the boat's owner, and will be calling him hourly to ensure he is safe. After the USCG accepted responsibility, BFD cleared from the scene. The BFD divers who entered the water were decontaminated.

Shootings Continue in Boston, One Dead

A twenty-five year old man was shot in the chest at around 10:40 PM. Three suspects fled in a white Honda. Police report that the shooter jumped out of the car and started shooting while it was still moving before fleeing on foor. The victim was transported to the Boston Medical Center.

A half hour later, another man was shot on Mountain Ave. at Mascot St. in Roxbury. The victim was transported to BMC with life threatening injuries, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Earlier today, two people were shot outside a school on Columbus Rd.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Three Alarm Fire in Princeton, MA

The Princeton FD, along with firefighters from neighboring towns, are fighting a large house fire at 68 Bullard Rd. The house is reported to be fully involved, and firefighters are having trouble getting water to the scene. A third alarm has been struck.

2 Alarm Fire at MCI Norfolk

A 2 alarm fire broke out today on the top floor of an administration building at MCI Norfolk, a medium-security correctional facility. The fire started on the third floor and spread to the attic and roof of the building. Firefighters faced difficulties, both with the hot July temperatures, and because of the inability to secure power to the building. Ambulances were staged at the gate, in the event of injury.

Two People Shot on Columbia Rd.

Boston PD responded to 275 Columbia Rd, near the intersection with Intervale St., and found one person with a  single gunshot wound through the shoulder. The Shotspotter system indicated a total of nine rounds were fired. BPD located several rounds either lodged in, or through the windows of, the nearby Lilla G. Frederick Middle School. Children were in the school at the time, but none were injured.
Columbia Rd was shut down in both directions to investigate the shooting.  CSI technicians and homicide detectives responded to the scene, due to the seriousness of the victim's injuries.
Per UniversalHub, a second victim, with a gunshot wound to the leg, walked into the Boston Medical Center.

On July 4th, two people were shot dead at the intersection of Columbia Rd and Ceylon St.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Help Catch a Burglar

Denis forwarded me the email below. If you live in his neighborhood, keep your eyes open, as their have been a string of burglaries. Also, consider installing tracking software, such as Prey, on your laptop.

Hello Steve,

My condo complex in Savin Hill had a string of break-ins lately, where the perp would break in, collect the valuables and carry them out in any suitable bag he finds in the apartment.  In my case, he made off with a laptop and a bunch of other things, carried away in a Chrome Soma messenger bag.  That bag is very unique-looking, with a big seatbelt buckle on the strap, and would stick out like a sore thumb on anyone who's not a bike messenger or JP hipster.  This happened in Dorchester, so it's pretty safe to assume the guy who made off with my stuff is neither a messenger nor a hipster.  Would you mind making a post on your site asking if anyone saw a shady-looking character walking around with a large camera bag and a Chrome Soma backpack?  Your site gets tons of hits - who knows, maybe someone saw him?  That lowlife robbed six apartments over the past two months, lots of people will be very happy if he gets busted.  Just have people mail me if they saw anything.  Here's what the bag looks like: Chrome Soma Messenger Bag

Chrome Soma Laptop Messenger Bag, (Black/Red) 

Keep your eyes peeled for anything out of the ordinary, and stay safe.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Rescuers Search for Missing Swimmer at Breakheart Beach

Divers from the Massachusetts State Police and Cambridge Fire Department are searching the beach area at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus for a missing swimmer.
Divers were unable to find anyone, and cleared from the scene. The report was deemed to not be credible.

Teenager Lifeflighted After Being Hit By Car in Fitchburg

UMass LifeFlight was called today when a 14 year old girl was struck by a car in the 200 block of Westminster St and suffered a serious head injury just before 5 PM. The helicopter landed at Morin field, and the teen was flown to the UMass pediatrics department.

Fatal Accident on Route 1 in Peabody

State Police responded to an accident on Route 1 Southbound in Peabody early July 5th and found the vehicle facing the wrong way off the road & crashed into a tree, along with one person ejected. One person died at the scene. Two lanes were blocked while the MSP Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team investigated the accident.

Peabody: RT 1 SB, rollover w/ejection, 1 vic DOA, MSP photo&a... on Twitpic
Photo by Mark Parkinson

Two Dead After Shooting on Columbia Rd in Boston

A shooting just after midnight at Columbia Rd and Ceylon St in Dorchester left two people dead, and one in critical condition. Columbia Road outbound is shut down while crime scene technicians and detectives investigate. The shooting also caused a car wreck.

Another shooting occurred at almost the same location Thursday afternoon, July 7th.

17 Year Old Shot During Police Standoff in Palmer

A SWAT team was called to an address on Pinney St for a report of a male armed with a firearm and holding hostages.
Police reportedly shot a 17 year old male, who was transported by a UMass LifeFlight helicopter to UMass hospital in Worcester in critical condition.

Monday, July 4, 2011

3 People Shot on Norton St. in Dorchester

Happening now: Three people are reported to be down with gunshot wounds on Norton Street near Bowdoin St.

Child Drowns in Groton Pool

EMS responded to a call of a four year old child found at the bottom of a pool on Old Orchard Rd. EMT's immediately began conducting CPR, and requested a paramedic unit urgently respond. Paramedics transported the child in respiratory arrest to Nashoba Valley Regional Medical Center, but were unable to revive the patient.

Child Drowns in Backyard Pool in Lynnfield

Ted Pendergrast reports a child nearly drowned in a pool on North Hill Drive in Lynnfield this evening. The child was reportedly found submerged in the pool. Lynnfield Fire responded and performed CPR while transporting the child to Union Hospital.
News reports say the child, a 4 year old girl, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Person Shot on Hollander St in Roxbury

Police responded to a 911 call of a woman screaming that someone had been shot on Hollander St and located a person with serious injuries in front of 60 Hollander. The victim had been shot and was in traumatic arrest. Police are looking for an older model, burgundy Infinty that may be connected to the shooting.

At 8:30 PM, witnesses near Charles Circle reported seeing a dark colored, older Infinity near Charles Circle. Someone in the vehicle reportedly waved a firearm out the window. The vehicle then got on I-93. Multiple departments are actively looking for this car.

Plane Crashes Near Plymouth Airport

A two-seater Cessna made a crash landing into a cranberry bog near the Plymouth Municipal Airport this afternoon. The crash happened off of Village way, near the Carver/Plymouth line. It is unknown how many people were on board, but rescuers were able to quickly reach the crash site and confirm that there were no injuries.

EDIT: According to Enterprise News, the pilot intended to land in the bog, and it wasn't a crash at all.

Body Found on Commuter Rail Tracks in Malden

The body was found early this morning near Adams St, per Malden Patch.

Person Shot at Harvard St & Ripley Rd.

Boston PD responded to a report of a shooting and located a victim shot multiple times near the intersection of Harvard St. and Ripley Rd. EMS transported the victim to the Boston Medical Center.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Person Falls 30 Feet From Dorchester Porch

A man fell from a 3rd story porch at 27 Cameron St tonight. EMS responded and transported the patient in unknown condition to Boston Medical Center.

Vehicle Chase Starts in Randolph, Ends in Rhode Island

A suspect led Randolph PD and MSP on quite a chase tonight before she wrecked his car. The pursuit, which reached speeds over 90 MPH started in Randolph, and didn't end until after the suspect crossed into Rhode Island on I-95 Southbound and crashed at Exit 29. The suspect wrecked hard and was trapped in the vehicle. The Fire Department had to use the Jaws of Life to reach her in the wreckage.
Police involved in the pursuit reported the woman appeared to be holding something up to her head. The chase was called off at the state line, which is when the crash occurred. Officers initially surrounded the car at gunpoint. Stop sticks were deployed at Exit 4, but were unsuccessful.

Two Shot on Pierce St in Hyde Park

Shortly after 7:00 PM tonight, Boston PD responded for a call of persons shot in the area of 72 Pierce St in Hyde Park. One arrival, officers located one person shot, and less than a minute later, a second victim at 86 Pierce St.
PD reported one victim was shot in the back, while the second victim was shot in the leg. One firearm was recovered in the middle of Davison St. Witnesses reported seeing another firearm discarded on Pierce St, and a ballistics K9 was requested to respond. BPD's ballistics K9 was employed elsewhere, and assistance was sought from MSP, MBTA, Quincy, and Milton, with no success. Chelsea PD was able to provide a K9. BPD CSI and detectives responded to the scene.
One victim was transported to the Brigham & Women's Hospital, the second victim went to Beth Israel. Both victims were placed under arrest at the hospital.

Friday, July 1, 2011

2 Alarm House Fire in Tiverton, RI

Tiverton FD is fighting a house fire at 58 Crest Rd. Two extra tankers and an additional ladder truck have been requested to respond to the scene to help fight the fire in the 1 1/2 story house.
The fire quickly spread through the house and out the roof, and a 2nd alarm was ordered. Firefighters were forced out of the building and into defensive operations.
The fire was brought under control at 12:15PM

Natural Gas Leak in Wilmington

Wilmington and North Reading fire departments are on scene at the Avalon Apartment complex at 3000 Evergreen Dr., where a contractor digging holes for a new fence struck a natural gas line, causing a leak. Companies have been unable to locate the shut-off, and are evacuating the building. Several ambulances have been requested to respond.
The gas was successfully shut off at approximately 11:45AM. 

Man Shot in the Leg in Lynn

Police and EMS responded to 16 Lander St just before midnight Thursday for a man shot in the leg. The victim had lost a significant amount of blood, and was transported to the hospital.