BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a man in connection with a fatal shooting in Brockton.
Massachusetts State Police detectives and Brockton police said in a statement...
BOSTON (AP) — A vandalized memorial to Vietnam War veterans in Boston has been restored ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.
The Boston Globe reports volunteers on Friday helped clean up the...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police most wanted list in connection with the shooting of a woman during a robbery has been arrested in North...
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper responding to a report of a wounded dog on a busy road just north of Boston got an unexpected surprise.
Police arrests 3, seize 3 kilos of fentanyl
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say they have arrested three people and seized three kilograms of the powerful opioid fentanyl.
The suspects, all residents of Boston, are scheduled...
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts state police say a suspect has been arrested after someone fired a weapon at officers responding to a bank robbery in Somerville.
Teen charged with assault leaps from courthouse balcony
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a teenager was severely injured when he apparently jumped from a Boston courthouse's interior balcony.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a trooper was involved in a shooting in Brockton Saturday morning.
State Police Spokesman Dave Procopio said preliminary information suggests the...
Prosecutors say state police unit had 2 quota systems
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say troopers in a troubled Massachusetts State Police unit had a second illegal quota system for issuing traffic tickets.
Man dies, 3 others injured in three-car crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has died in a three-car crash near the Connecticut state line that injured three others.
Massachusetts State Police say 26-year-old Yerly Jared...
Holyoke man arrested in food stamp fraud scheme
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a man they say purchased tens of thousands of dollars' worth of food with fraudulently obtained food stamps, and gave it to his wife...
Massachusetts road rage incident sends 1 to hospital
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say that a man was taken to the hospital following a road rage incident on Route 93.
The Eagle-Tribune reports that police received numerous...
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say the person pulled from a vehicle submerged eight feet deep in an East Longmeadow pond has died.
BOSTON (AP) — Police commended a tow truck driver for shielding a man in a wheelchair who ended up inside Boston's Prudential Tunnel during rush hour.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.
Ex-trooper gets prison time in OT theft scandal
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper who pleaded guilty to getting paid for hours he didn't work has been sentenced to three months in prison.
Massachusetts State Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston.
Police say they initially responded to a reported "active shooter"...
BOSTON (AP) — A suspended state trooper has been sentenced to one day in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse...
State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.
The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg is...
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a UPS tractor-trailer has crashed with another truck, scattering more than 1,000 packages across an interstate highway.
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a Maine man struck and killed by his own pickup truck on a highway near Boston may have suffered some kind of medical emergency.
Police: Vandals splash oil on war memorial in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a World War II memorial was vandalized in Boston.
Authorities say the vandalism was reported Monday morning, and troopers found an oil-like...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man who got out of his pickup truck on a highway south of Boston was hit by his own vehicle and fatally injured.
Man dies after car rolls over into water along I-495
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a 23-year-old man whose car rolled over and ended up upside down in a body off water just off Interstate 495 has died.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating graffiti left on the Statehouse and two nearby buildings over the weekend.
Police say the Statehouse's exterior was vandalized in...
Rhode Island woman dies in Massachusetts crash
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a Rhode Island woman has died in a rollover crash on a Massachusetts highway.
Police say 65-year-old Judith Wright was driving west on...
Police: Teen without license leads officers on 40-mile chase
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old who doesn't have a driver's license led police on a more than 40-mile chase in a stolen car.
Police: Drunken driver left child behind at scene of crash
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a drunken driver who rolled over her car left a child behind at the scene of the crash.
Authorities say the 37-year-old Revere woman faces...
Police: 1 dead in rollover on I-290 in Auburn
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say one person has died in an early morning rollover crash on Interstate 290.
The crash just before 1 a.m. Tuesday occurred on the ramp from Route 12 to I-290 east.
Police say the male driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced dead.
State police trooper to plead guilty in overtime abuse probe
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has agreed to plead guilty in connection to an investigation into overtime abuse.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said Wednesday that 40-year-old Heath McAuliffe, of Hopkinton, agreed to plead guilty to one count of embezzlement of nearly $8,000 from an agency receiving federal funds.
State troopers testing body cameras in 6-month pilot program
BOSTON (AP) — The head of Massachusetts State Police says about 100 troopers will test body cameras over the next six months.
Col. Kerry Gilpin said Monday that the troopers in the pilot program will test cameras from several vendors.
Gilpin says the body cameras "offer the potential to bring a new level of officer safety, transparency, and accurate documentation" to interactions between police and the public.
Ex-state trooper pleads guilty in OT pay scandal
BOSTON (AP) — A seventh former Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to federal charges in an overtime pay scandal.
Federal prosecutors say retired Lt. David Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds for taking overtime pay for shifts he either did not work or did not complete.
Authorities say in 2016, Wilson was paid more than $12,000 in fraudulent overtime pay.
Man clings to moving SUV in rage episode caught on video
BOSTON (AP) — State police say they were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike because a man was clinging to the hood of a moving SUV in an apparent road rage episode, some of which was caught on video .
Massachusetts State Police responded to Interstate 90 westbound in Weston on Friday, where witnesses had gotten the SUV to stop.
Magician charged with inappropriately touching students
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a magician they say inappropriately touched three students during magic classes.
The Plymouth district attorney's office says 52-year-old David Hussey was arrested at his Weymouth home Wednesday and charged with indecent assault and battery.
Hussey, who uses the stage name David Oliver, pleaded not guilty.
Trooper, tow truck driver, struck and hurt on I-95
WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper and a tow truck driver have been struck and injured by a passing vehicle while assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95.
A state police spokesman says the trooper and tow truck driver were both outside their vehicles when they were struck just after 6 a.m. Tuesday on I-95 north in Wakefield. The vehicle that struck them also struck the tow truck.
Man on Massachusetts most wanted list caught in Miami
BOSTON (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police's most wanted list for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a woman in March has been captured.
State police say 50-year-old Kevin Hamel was caught Friday morning in Miami by the U.S. Marshals after State Trooper Thiago Miranda determined his whereabouts.
Hamel is being held in Florida as a fugitive from justice pending his return to Massachusetts.
2 dead in early morning crash in Massachusetts
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say two people have died in an early morning crash.
Troopers responded to Interstate 95 south in Attleboro at about 1:25 a.m. Thursday and found that a Kia Soul had rear ended a Hyundai GST with five occupants.
A rear seat passenger in the Hyundai, 23-year-old Maryori Conde, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police: ‘Grenade’ at recycling plant was a butane lighter
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police say what was at first described as a live grenade at a Massachusetts recycling plant turned out to be a lighter.
The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad responded Thursday morning to Casella Recycling in Auburn to a report of a "live explosive device."
Auburn police tweeted out the all clear just after 10 a.m. and said the device was a "butane lighter which had been designed to look like a live hand grenade."
Fire chief charged with drunken driving after police chase
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts district fire chief who they say led troopers on a chase while driving under the influence.
Massachusetts State Police say they received a call about someone driving a pickup truck on its rims early Friday morning in Dartmouth.
Troopers attempted to stop the truck, but the driver sped off and hit speeds of up to 65 mph before coming to a stop near Dartmouth Mall.
Bomb squad destroys marker flare found on beach
DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad says it exploded suspected ordnance discovered at a Cape Cod beach over the weekend.
The Dennis Police Department received a report of an unexploded ordinance Sunday afternoon from a person walking on the beach.
The Cape Cod Times reports the item was determined to be a deteriorated marine marker flare that washed ashore.
Massachusetts state police warn of sporadic 911 outages
BOSTON (AP) — Public safety officials in Massachusetts are warning of sporadic 911 outages.
In an alert sent to cellphones Friday, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recommended individuals looking for emergency help use the 10-digit telephone number to contact their fire or police departments.
The numbers are available on the internet and through directory assistance.
Police seize more than 6,000 counterfeit merchandise items
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested three New York men and seized more than 6,000 counterfeit items they allege they were selling at a Lawrence flea market.
Police ID woman killed in 4-vehicle crash
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the name of a woman who was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 495 in Middleborough.
Massachusetts State Police say 57-year-old Anita Stevens, of Brockton, was killed Friday after her SUV spun into opposing traffic and was struck head on.
Stevens was entering the highway from Route 44 around 4:15 p.m. when her SUV spun out and then stopped in a northbound lane. Police say they're investigating what caused the vehicle to lose control.
3 arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana through airport
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say travelers tried to smuggle more than 150 pounds of marijuana in suitcases through Logan International Airport.
State Police say California residents Jerry McNair, Ladonna Hardman and Saudia Watson were arrested Saturday at the airport.
Police say they received a tip from law enforcement in Sacramento County that McNair and Hardman were traveling with large amounts of marijuana in several suitcases.
State police trooper suspended over assault allegation
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been suspended with pay while authorities investigate reports of an assault on a woman outside a Boston restaurant earlier this month.
A Boston police report says Hickey and his girlfriend were involved in a physical confrontation outside Dorset Hall in the city's Dorchester section.
The report says Hickey choked the woman and kicked her in the right leg, shattering her tibia.
Prosecutors: 8th trooper charged in overtime abuse scandal
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say an eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an overtime abuse scandal.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 40-year-old Heath McAuliffe, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was charged Wednesday with embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds.
2 seriously injured in Massachusetts school bus crash
BERKLEY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a school bus carrying adults and children went off the road and crashed into the woods in Massachusetts, sending several people to the hospital with injuries.
Massachusetts State Police say two adults suffered serious injuries in Saturday night's crash in Berkley. Police say the 23 other passengers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries or for precautionary reasons.
4th suspect pleads guilty in state police OT scam
BOSTON (AP) — A retired Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $29,000 in overtime pay he did not earn.
Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Paul Cesan, of Southwick, pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. He faces 10 to 16 months in prison at sentencing on March 12.
Cesan was assigned to the now disbanded Troop E, responsible for patrolling the Massachusetts Turnpike.
1 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash on Thanksgiving
OAKHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a head-on crash on Thanksgiving that killed a woman and injured three others.
State police say a 21-year-old Franklin man driving a Toyota Corolla lost control in Oakham at 5:20 p.m. Thursday and struck a Honda CRV coming from the opposite direction.
The Franklin man's passenger, identified Friday as 21-year-old Annabelle Rosemond, of New Bedford, died.