Tuesday, April 9, 2013
State police conducted two checkpoints over the weekend, including Canton and Lowell.
Massachusetts State Police conducted two sobriety checkpoints over this past weekend and a Medford man was among the arrests, albiet not for alcohol-related charges. Mark Chubbs, 54, faces charges of a marked lanes violation and operating with a suspended license after his arrest as part of a Lowell checkpoint Saturday. According to state police, they conducted their checkpoint at Route 3A in Lowell and 16 people were arrested, 12 being charged with operating under the influence of liquor. The other checkpoint was in Canton Friday night on Neponset Street. State police said they arrested six people for OUI alcohol and drugs with two criminal summons and issued 88 civil motor vehicle citations.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Kevin Hegarty, 33, was charged with OUI liquor and a seatbelt violation.
Over this past weekend, Massachusetts State Police conducted increased patrols in several locations in the Commonwealth, and a Medford man was among the arrests as part of the patrols. Kevin Hegarty, 33, of Medford, faces charges of operating under the influence of alcohol and a seatbelt violation following his arrest over the weekend. A "saturation patrol" was held in Middlesex County by state police on Friday night into Saturday morning, followed by a sobriety checkpoint on Route 16 in Everett. State police said they made 10 overall arrests for OUI or drugs as part of that patrol. They said all 10 were to be arraigned in Woburn District Court Tuesday morning. On Saturday night into Sunday night, state police conducted a saturation patrol…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
State Police shut down Cabot Road in Medford.
UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Emergency vehicles appeared to be clear of the scene at 1 Cabot Road in Medford at approximately 1:30 p.m. NECN is reporting the building was cleared at about 12:35 p.m. and workers were allowed back into the building. The search for a bomb was negative, according to NECN. UPDATE, 12:12 p.m.: WHDH-TV is reporting that police said the threat was phoned in to the address in question and not a specific business. 1 Cabot Road is located off Rivers Edge Drive, not far from the Wellington T station and Wellington Circle. City assessing records indicate the property is an office building valued at $41.48 million. ORIGINAL STORY: On Twitter, WBZ-TV is reporting that Massachusetts State Police informed them a threat was phoned in…
One suspect reportedly in custody.
UPDATE, 8:45 a.m.: State Police Trooper Nicole Morrell, a department spokeswoman, was unable to provide details on the individual taken into custody or what they were charged with Thursday morning. Morrell said the vehicle was originally heading eastbound on Route 16 in Medford, crossed into Everett and then turned around to head west on Route 16 back into Medford near Wellington Station. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was apprehended in the parking lot of Kelly's, according to Morrell. ORIGINAL STORY: According to emergency communications, Massachusetts State Police took a male into custody early Thursday morning after a stolen vehicle pursuit turned into a foot pursuit near Wellington Station in Medford. At 2:11 a.m., emergency …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Medford man among suspects was released by a district court judge Wednesday.
The suspects in the Logan Airport taxi stand bribery case, which includes one Medford man, were released on personal recognizance Wednesday after arraignment in East Boston District Court. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Judge Kenneth Fiandaca released Donald Potts, 47, of Medford, and four other Logan Airport Ground Transportation Unit agents alleged to have accepted bribes from taxi cab drivers for preferential treatment at the airport. Potts and Kenneth Clement, 67, of Attleboro; Michael Garvey, 51, of Melrose; Vadim Mkrtychev, 36, of West Roxbury; and James Murley, 45, of Canton all face charges of accepting a corrupt gift under Chapter 268A, Section 2, of the Massachusetts General Laws. Prosecutors …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Donald Potts allegedly took bribes from taxi cab drivers.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Donald Potts allegedly took bribes from taxi cab drivers.
A Medford resident was among five Massport employees arrested Tuesday for their involvement in an alleged bribery scheme at Logan Airport's cab stands. Donald Potts, 47, of Medford, was charged "with accepting a corrupt gift under Chapter 268A, Section 2, of the Massachusetts General Laws," according to a statement released by Massachusetts State Police, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office and Massport. Potts is employed as a Ground Transportation Unit agent, known as a “cab starter,” according to the statement. Potts and four other agents are alleged to have accepted bribes from taxi drivers at Logan Airport so the drivers could skip the wait in what is called the "Taxi Pool" at airport cab stands. "Starters" like Potts man the …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Two reportedly in custody.
Kohl's on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford was robbed this afternoon around 1 p.m., according to emergency communications. On Twitter, Alert New England reported first that the store was robbed and one suspect was in custody. A few moments later, Alert New England reported a second suspect had been taken into custody by Massachusetts State Police. They also stated the robbery was reported as an unarmed one. Stay tuned to Patch for more details on this story.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Police caught three suspects and a firearm in West Somerville after a car chase through Somerville and Medford.
A state police helicopter and police dogs searched a normally quiet neighborhood in West Somerville Monday night for suspects, at least one of them armed, that had led police on a car chase that went through part of Medford. Police in the area around Powder House Boulevard and Leonard Street—right next to the Tufts University campus—had three suspects in custody as of about 11 p.m., and Somerville, Medford, Boston and state police were still searching the neighborhood for a possible fourth suspect. Police also discovered one handgun, according to Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department. Police arrested Avis Medrano, 23, of 9 Carney Court., Charlestown, and Alexis Gonzalez, 20, of 33 Carney Court, Charlestown and a 15-…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
Editor's Note: The following message was submitted to Medford Patch by the Massachusetts State Police. The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to …