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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Person struck by train at Ruggles MBTA

A person was killed when they jumped in front of an Amtrak train at Ruggles MBTA station in Boston this evening. The Boston Fire department is on scene attempting to recover the remains from under the train.

Winchester MA: House fire on Arlington Street

Winchester firefighters are battling a house fire at 38 Arlington Street. Smoke was showing from the house when firefighters arrived on scene. Details will be posted as they become available.

UPDATE: The fire, which started in the attic area, is under control now. Firefighters cut through the roof in order to get to the fire and vent smoke.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Psychic reports hit & run

Brian D'Amico sent this clip of a police dispatcher in Dennis, MA, advising officers to be on the lookout for a vehicle that may have been involved in a hit and run. The interesting thing about it is the source of the information.

Dennis Police - Reported Hit and Run MVA from Psychic by brianjdamico

I'm curious to know what people think of this sort of thing?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Person shot on Levant Street in Boston

Boston Police responded to the area of 11 Levant Street Thursday evening and found a person shot in the head. The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, and the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Brockton MA: Bank robbery at HarborOne credit union on Legion Parkway

At approximately 10:40 Thursday morning, the HarborOne Credit Union at 68 Legion Parkway was robbed. The suspect, described as a white male, fled on foot. Police are searching the area.

UPDATE: Eric Hoffman reports that the suspect is in custody.

Chelmsford, MA: Car goes airborne in accident on Rt. 3

A car traveling on Route 3 Northbound in Chelmsford left the roadway and ended up near Leedburg Street. Police on the scene described the car as having "gone airborne". A man in the car suffered severe lacerations, and a Boston Medflight helicopter was called to transport him to a Beth-Israel Hospital in Boston. The helicopter landed at Robert's Fields near Westford Street & Old Westford Rd.
A second car believed to be involved in the accident was located off the highway near Route 40, but no victim was located. A Massachusetts State Police helicopter responded to assist with the search for additional victims. Police believe a second victim may have fled the scene on foot. (UPDATE: After investigation, it was determined the second victim, described as having some injuries, entered a nearby store, where he called a taxi which then picked him up. Police located him at the emergency room of the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, where he had been dropped off. He is reported to have an active warrant for his arrest).
The accident is being investigated by the MSP Collision Accident Reconstruction Team.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Boston MA: HazMat response to Park Plaza Hotel building

Boston firefighters and police responded to a hazardous materials incident at the Park Plaza building at 20 Park Plaza early this afternoon. Staff at the Israeli Consulate had identified a suspicious item in the mail, and when they opened it, found an unidentified white powder. The staff had opened the package in a secure, sealed container. Fire Department technicians on scene reported that none of the powder escaped from the container, and that no one had been exposed to the substance. The container and it's contents will be transferred to a state laboratory for analysis. The tenth floor of the building was evacuated, but a full evacuation was not required.

The incident has been turned over to the FBI for investigation.

UPDATED: Story updated to identify that the incident was at the Israeli Consulate, located at 20 Park Plaza.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Haverhill, MA: 2 alarm fire on Woodstock St

Haverhill firefighters are working at the scene of a house fire at 96 Woodstock St. The fire has gone to a second alarm, and firefighters have been pushed out of the building by heavy fire conditions. The house is a 1.5 story woodframe single-family home that is reported to be unoccupied.

Photo by Gretchen Putnam

Boston, MA: 2 alarm house fire on Gallivan Blvd

Boston firefighters are on scene with a two alarm house fire at 27 Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester. The house is described as a single family, 2 1/2 story wood home. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: At 1:20 PM, firefighters from Ladder 29 are reporting heavy fire coming through the roof of the house.

UPDATE: At 1:33 PM, firefighters report the heavy fire is knocked down.

UPDATE: Damages to the home are estimated at $300,000. Six people were displaced by the fire. Initial reports are that the fire started in a second floor bedroom.

A photo can be found here.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Quincy, MA: Man stabbed at Quincy Center MBTA

Joe Mavrogeorge reports a man was stabbed in the chest at the Quincy Center MBTA station just before 4:00 this afternoon. The man, described as being in his 40's or 50's, was transported to Boston Medical Center. Police have multiple suspects under arrest at this time. A motive is not yet known.

Kingston MA: fire at 15 Hillcrest Rd

Kingston firefighters are on scene reporting a working fire in an apartment building at 15 Hillcrest Rd. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Firefighters report they have the fire knocked down, and will be remaining on scene to overhaul the apartment. The fire was in an apartment in building #4.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Plymouth, MA: Double shooting on Jamie's Path

Plymouth Police are investigating a double shooting that happened Tuesday evening at 24 Jamie's Path. One of the victims, reported to be a middle-aged male, was transported to South Shore Hospital. Initial, unconfirmed reports are that a second victim, a juvenile, was transported to Boston Medical Center in traumatic arrest. Paramedics on scene initially requested a medical helicopter to transport the second victim, but they were not flying due to weather. No further information is available at this time.

UPDATE: The father has been identified as Richard Panepinto, who has been charged with attempting to murder the victim, reported to be his 15 year old son, Shawn. Police believe Richard shot his son and then himself. The son is in critical condition at Boston Medical Center.

Persons charged with crimes are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Video from the scene:

Holyoke, MA: Bad accident on I-91

A tractor trailer and a car collided Tuesday afternoon on I-91. The accident occurred on the Southbound side of the highway, near Exit 17. Initial reports are that the accident resulted in at least one fatality.

UPDATE: State Police have identified the victim as a 23 year old Springfield man, Abidan Gonzalez. Initial investigation shows that Mr. Gonzalez was traveling at a high rate of speed on the shoulder when he rear-ended a stopped semi truck.

Onset, MA: House fire on Ellis Ave

Onset Firefighters are currently working at a house fire at 51 Ellis Ave. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Chelsea MA: Person shot on Essex Street

Chelsea Police responded to a call for a shooting at 12 Essex Street Tuesday afternoon and found a man shot multiple times. The man, described as being an Hispanic male in his mid-twenties, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His condition is unknown.

Witnesses reported seeing a van full of Hispanic teenagers fleeing the scene. 

Boston Police identify man shot in Dorchester

A Lynn man was found shot on Trull Street in Dorchester on Saturday afternoon. The man was transported to Boston Medical Center, but died from his injuries.

Police have identified the man as Christopher Pichardo, an 18 year old Lynn man. An investigation is ongoing, and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Suspect attempts to flee police by traveling wrong way on I-93

A Massachusetts State Police trooper working in Boston spotted a vehicle reported to be stolen out of Medford, and when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver fled.

The vehicle was reported stolen by Medford Police from a car dealership Monday morning. Initial reports are that the suspect, who gave a last name of Saunders, is a former employee at the dealership.

The chase started in the area of Andrew Square in South Boston. The suspect fled towards the rotary at Old Colony Ave & Morrissey Blvd, traveling the wrong way around the rotary, and then headed the wrong way down Morrissey. His speed was reported to be approximately 65 MPH. State Police terminated the pursuit due to safety reasons. The driver went the wrong way up the ramp onto I-93, driving Southbound on the Northbound side, before exiting and heading into the Port Norfolk neighborhood. Officers searched the area, and Boston Police located the vehicle nearby, unoccupied. A K-9 officer began a track, and State Police troopers found the suspect hiding under a truck in a backyard on Taylor Street. He was taken into custody and transported to the State Police barracks for booking.

The suspect let a female passenger out of the car near Granger St. Police are currently searching for her.

UPDATE: MSP has identified the suspect as Richard S. Saunders, a 48 year old Reading man. Mr. Saunders led police on a wrong way chase on Rt. 128 two weeks ago, and after being caught, was released on $100 bail.

Fine print: No person involved has been convicted of a crime. All persons are innocent until found guilty in court.

4 alarm fire on Beacon Street in Brookline

Lowell MA: House fire at 40 St. Paul St

Lowell firefighters are currently working at a house fire at 40 St. Paul Street. Engine 7 reported smoke showing from the roof on arrival, and firefighters found fire in the walls of the house. The fire is now through the roof of the building. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: At 11:00 AM, command reports the fire is under control. Companies will remain on scene overhauling the building.

UPDATE: Lowell Firefighters investigating the house after the fire discovered a large-scale marijuana growing operation in the basement and one of the bedrooms of the house. The operation was sophisticated, including a water filtering system, fluorescent grow lights, and a generator to supply electric power. 50 pounds of marijuana were discovered inside, estimated to be worth approximately $150,000. The homeowner, Angel Luna, was charged with trafficking in marijuana in a school zone.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Plane disappears off radar contact off Yarmouth

US Coast Guard planes and boats are assisting Yarmouth area fire departments in a search for a plane that went missing from air traffic control radar screens. The plane missing is a single-engined 4 seat Piper Comanche, believed to have two persons on board. Initial reports stated that the people on board were a flight instructor and student. The plane took off from Marthas Vineyard airport (KMVY) at 9:20 this morning.

Tail #N7648P had altitude discrepancies and when queried by air traffic control, reported smoke in the cabin. They then reported that the smoke has cleared. Shortly afterwards, they dropped off air traffic control radar, and ATC was unable to raise them on the radio. ATC audio is below. A wide scale search is underway for the plane and it's occupants.

UPDATE: The plane has reportedly been located at the Captain's Golf Course off Freeman's Way in Brewster. Multiple units are en route.

UPDATE: Some wreckage of the plane and one body have been located in the area of 160 Robbins Hill Rd in Brewster. A second body has been reported to be found on the beach near 183 Cemetery Rd, also in Brewster.

UPDATE: A Massachusetts State Police helicopter, working with crews searching on the ground, located the wreckage of the plane Monday morning approximately one mile off the coast of Brewster, in 30 feet of water.

UPDATE: Synopsis from the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report:

On  January 15, 2012, about 1010 eastern standard time, a Piper PA-24-180, N7648P, crashed into Cape Cod  Bay  near  Brewster, Massachusetts. The airplane was registered to a private individual and was operated  by the private pilot. Instrument meteorological conditions were present in the area and an
instrument  flight  rules  flight  plan  was  filed  for  the  instructional  flight  from  Hyannis,
Massachusetts  (HYA)  to  Vineyard  Haven,  Massachusetts  (MVY). The flight was conducted under the provisions  of  14  Code  of Federal Regulations Part 91. The airplane sustained substantial damage.
The certified flight instructor and private pilot were fatally injured. According  to  the  Federal  Aviation  Administration,  the  crew  was practicing instrument holding patterns  as  part  of  an  instrument proficiency check. Air traffic control (ATC) queried the crew about  altitude  fluctuations, and the crew responded that there was smoke in the cabin. ATC cleared the  flight  direct  to  HYA,  and  the crew responded that the smoke had cleared and they wanted to continue  the  flight.  Radar  and  radio  contact  was  subsequently  lost. The wreckage was found, submerged, in the bay near Brewster.
Weather,  recorded  at HYA at 0956, included the winds from 310 degrees at 14 knots with gusts to 20
knots, visibility 1 and ½ miles in light snow, and an overcast ceiling at 1,900 feet.
The wreckage was recovered to a storage facility where a detailed examination will be performed.

N7648P by AlertNewEngland

Friday, January 13, 2012

House ablaze in Grafton, MA

Firefighters are working a house fire on Countryside Drive. A second alarm was requested for the house at 28 Countryside Drive. Firefighters reported that the house was already fully involved when they arrived on scene. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Firefighters are requesting a 3rd alarm. Very heavy fire conditions and exposure to propane tanks being reported.

UPDATE: Arson investigators from the state Fire Marshal's office and the BATF have been requested to respond to the scene. Neighbors report smelling gas before the fire started.

Click here for a photo of the fire.

Weymouth, MA: Fire on Randall Ave

Weymouth firefighters are at the scene of a house fire on 11 Randall Ave. The fire, which appears to have started in a 2nd floor kitchen, is spreading upward into the attic. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Randall Ave runs off of Broad Street.

UPDATE: At 12:09, WFD Car 2 ordered a 2nd alarm. Firefighters working in the attic report they have fire in the walls and need the 2nd floor ceiling cut open.

UPDATE: At 12:23, firefighters report the heavy fire is knocked down. Some fire extended down to the first floor. Companies will remain on scene overhauling the structure.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Waltham MA: Fire on the roof of the MacArthur School

Firefighters are on the roof of the MacArthur School at 494 Lincoln Street, where materials, possibly solar panels, have caught fire. The fire is now under control.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lawrence MA: 2 alarm fire raging on Medford Street

Firefighters from the Lawrence Fire Department are currently battling a 2 alarm house fire in the area of 38 Medford Street. The house is reported to be fully involved. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Click here to see a photo of the fire.

Brockton, MA: Two alarm house fire on Johnson Ct

Firefighters are battling heavy fire conditions in the 3 story house at 10 Johnson Court in Brockton. Heavy smoke and fire have pushed the firefighters back out of the building. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: All occupants are reported to be out of the building. The heaviest fire is on the third floor.

UPDATE: As of 10:35, firefighters have the bulk of the fire knocked down.

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Photo by Alex Jones

Arrest made in Everett stabbing

A 59 year old Chelsea man was taken into custody today in connection with the stabbing death of a 20 year old Everett woman. Clarence Earl Berry was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

The stabbing happened Tuesday night, January 3rd, at 6:44 PM. Police responded and found the victim, Jessica Cormier, with obvious stab wounds to her chest. She was transported by ambulance to Mass General Hospital, where she died of her wounds. An autopsy determined that the cause of death was homicide.

The victim was stabbed not far from her house. Police believe that the suspect and the victim knew each other. A motive for the crime is not known. After executing a search warrant at Berry's home, police recovered evidence, including some that tested positive for human blood.

Source: MDA press release

These charges are allegations and the defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Man shot on Carney Ct in Charlestown

Just after midnight, Boston Police responded to the area of 2 Carney Court and found a male in his early 20's shot twice in the chest. EMS transported the man to Mass General Hospital. His injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Photo by Mark Parkinson

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beverly, MA: 2 alarm fire at Folly Pond Road Apartments

Firefighters in Beverly are battling a 2nd alarm fire in an apartment building at 10 Folly Pond Road. BFD Engine 5 reports heavy fire conditions. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: Firefighters are trying to make sure everyone is out of the building, but are being forced to evacuate themselves as they encounter dead hydrants and are running out of water. Heavy damage is reported in the rear of the building, where there is heavy fire visible on the first, second, & third floors.

UPDATE: As of 9:26, firefighters are unable to gain control over the fire as it spreads through a common cockloft and into the rest of the building. Three of the building's units are now reported to have heavy fire in them.

UPDATE: A photo from the scene can be found here.

UPDATE: As of 9:57, firefighters appear to be getting a handle on the fire. A 3rd alarm has been struck to being in additional personnel to relieve those who have been on scene.

UPDATE: The fire has grown again, and firefighters are once again pulling out of the building.

Audio from the firefighters as they respond to the scene:

Beverly Fire 04Jan2012 by AlertNewEngland

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Woburn, MA: 2 alarm fire on Prospect Street

Woburn Fire Department is on scene at 97 Prospect Street fighting a 2 alarm fire. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Firefighters report heavy fire on the 2nd floor. As of 12:40, the fire is knocked down. Fire Investigation Unit has been requested to the scene.

Full coverage and photos can be found at Woburn Patch.

Dunstable, MA: 2 alarm fire on Depot Street

Dunstable firefighters are currently fighting a 2 alarm fire at 172 Depot Street. The fire appears to have started in a attached garage. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: A third alarm has been transmitted. Fire is reported to be very heavy.

UPDATE: As of 12:12, the fire appears to be under control.

Alert 2 at Logan for Comair 3054

Rescue companies , including fire trucks and a Mass State Police boat, staged at Logan Airport Wednesday morning when an "Alert 2" was issued for an inbound flight from Cincinnati (KCVG). It is unknown what problem cause the Alert 2 for Comair flight 3054, but the plane landed safely without incident and was able to taxi to the gate.

Boston, MA: HAZMAT response on Vesta Rd

A Boston Fire Department HAZMAT team is on scene at 10 Vesta Rd, investigating an unknown chemical leaking from storage drums.

Woman stabbed to death in Everett

At 6:44 Tuesday evening, Everett Police responded to 83 Pearl Street and found a woman stabbed. She was transported by ambulance to Mass General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman was identified as Jessica Cormier, a 20 year old from Everett. The investigation is ongoing.


UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the case. Click here for more information.

Springfield, MA: Bad accident on Oak Street

Firefighters from Springfield Fire Department's Ladder 5 are working to free the occupant of a rolled-over van on Oak Street at Crosley St.

Early morning house fire in Haverhill

Firefighters were called to a house fire at 72 Pleasant View Avenue early Wednesday morning and reported smoke coming from the house when they arrived. It took about 15 minutes for the firefighters to put out a small fire in the ceiling. No injuries were reported.

TD Bank robbed in Worcester

Worcester Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the TD Bank at 1127 Main Street just after 1:30 pm Tuesday and found that they had been robbed. Witnesses stated a white male pulled a handgun on a teller and demanded she fill a plastic bag with cash. The suspect then fled the bank.
The suspect matches the description of the person who robbed People's Bank on December 29th, Millbury Credit Union on the 21st, TD Bank on the 16th, and the DCU Federal Credit Union on the 12th.

UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the case. Lance Riendeau of Auburn was taken into custody after WPD detectives tracked him down based on a partial license plate number.
After obtaining the partial plate number, detectives set up surveillance on the suspect's address. They observed a man matching the description exit the residence and drive away in the vehicle. Police attempted to stop the car, but the driver refused to pull over, instead returning to the house. When detectives attempted to take him into custody, he resisted arrest. In addition to the above robberies, he is also being charged with two Bank of America robberies in November, for the banks at 348 Greenwood and 638 Chandler.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Body pulled from water in Lowell

A non-emergency technical rescue response was requested in Lowell this morning for the area of 145 Pawtucket St, where a body was observed in the waters of the Merrimack River. After approximately an hour, rescuers were able to remove the body of a male from the water. Assistance was provided at the scene by the Lowell Fire Department dive team and a Massachusetts State Police helicopter. The man has not been identified yet, and the case has been turned over to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.