Friday, January 18, 2013
Stoneham Police officers spent last week using the Middlesex Sheriff's Mobile Training Center, a trailer that tests officers' skill with both their firearm and decision-making using pre-recorded video scenarios.
Two police officers have their guns drawn, cautiously moving down the high school hallway as they check doors after a report of a man with a gun inside the school. Suddenly a crowd of students comes running around the corner, with the officers telling everyone to show their hands up, and just as suddenly the gunman turns around the corner. The officers yell for the man to drop his weapon, but he fires, and the officers return fire. That harrowing and sadly familiar sounding situation—and other intense scenarios involving firearms—took place in a virtual training last week behind the Stoneham Police Department, where the Middlesex Sheriff Department's Mobile Training Center parked for six days as officers were drilled in both firearms …
Friday, November 2, 2012
In a Letter to the Editor, Stoneham Police Chief Jim McIntyre asks voters to vote "no" to the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, also known as Ballot Question 3.
In a Letter to the Editor, Stoneham Police Chief Jim McIntyre asks voters to vote "no" to the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, also known as Ballot Question 3. To view the letter, click on it in the photo gallery.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Officers needed to remain at locations where roadways were blocked by trees with live electrical wires entangled for hours at a time on Monday, according to Stoneham Police Chief Jim McIntyre.
The town's dispatch center was lighting up during the peak hours of Hurricane Sandy Monday, as officers responded to several dozen calls for service, according to Stoneham Police Chief Jim McIntyre. Prior to Hurricane Sandy hitting Stoneham, McIntyre said, "Storm preparation was getting our vehicles in order and lining up additional staffing. During the height of the storm (Monday) night, we had eight officers responding to calls." During the peak period (2:30 p.m. to midnight), the dispatch center fielded 61 calls for service involving trees and wires down, building alarms and medical assistance calls, according to McIntyre. On Monday, the center received nearly 200 storm-related calls, McIntyre added. As for handling the various …
Friday, June 1, 2012
McIntyre takes over for recently retired Police chief Richard Bongiorno.
With the recent retirement of Richard Bongiorno, Jim McIntyre was sworn in as Stoneham Police Department's new police chief Thursday afternoon at the Town Hall Auditorium. The event included music performed by the Irish American Police Officers Association's pipes and drums and speeches by Town Administrator David Ragucci, Lieutenant Detective Richard McCarthy and a swearing in ceremony led by Town Clerk Maria Sagarino. Check out our photos and video from the ceremony.
Check out the Patch Facts column for June 1.
1. New leader: With the recent retirement of Richard Bongiorno, Jim McIntyre was sworn in as the new police chief in Stoneham. Check out our photos and video from the Thursday afternoon ceremony. 2. Project update: The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is expected to begin construction of a 20-million-gallon water storage tank behind the site of the former Boston Regional Medical Center on Woodland Road in Stoneham on Monday, June 4, according to the MWRA. 3. Share your vision: With our latest Visions for Vacancies feature, we'd like to know: What would you do with the empty storefront located next door to Liberty Bay Credit Union at Redstone Shopping Center in Stoneham? Post your comments here. 4. Unemployment data: Check out…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, police responded to a two-vehicle accident in the Central and Elm Streets area. Two people were taken to Stoneham area hospitals for medical treatment.
Two people were injured during a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in the area of Central and Elm Streets, according to police. At 2:10 p.m., Stoneham police responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident in the area of Central and Elm Streets, according to Lieutenant Jim McIntyre. The vehicles involved in the crash were a Honda Odyssey and a Dodge Stratus. "Two people were transported to the hospital," McIntyre said, adding that one person was taken to Lahey Clinic and another to Winchester Hospital. The extent of their injuries are currently unknown. A traffic light and a chain link fence at 12 Elm St. were reportedly damaged during the crash, according to McIntyre. Updated at 6 p.m. An Elm Street resident claimed that an elderly man …