Saturday, December 31, 2011
State police will set up a routine sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Middlesex County this weekend, he or she may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern announced last week that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Middlesex County from Saturday into Sunday — New Year's Eve into New Year's Day. The checkpoints, which are funded by a state grant, are routine operations performed by the state police. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness to the need of both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and taking …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Forty-seven-year-old Frank Ceccaroni was booked at the Medford State Police Barracks on a host of charges stemming from a drunken, high-speed chase and crash early Wednesday morning.
As of 10:39 a.m., a Holliston man was being booked at the Medford State Police Barracks on a host of charges stemming from a drunken, high-speed chase that began in Stoneham and ended with a crash early Wednesday morning. Forty-seven-year-old Frank S. Ceccaroni, of Holliston, was hospitalized after allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen car and crashing into a tractor trailer, state police said. Ceccaroni was released from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and will be arraigned at Woburn District Court later Wednesday after he is booked in Medford. Ceccaroni has been charged with operating under the influence of alcohol (sixth offense), receiving a stolen motor vehicle (subsequent offense), receiving stolen property, attaching …
Friday, May 6, 2011
A Stoneham man was one of the recipients of an award at the ceremony held at the Massachusetts State House Friday morning.
Standing tall on the Grand Staircase at the Massachusetts State House the recipients of awards and medals signifying bravery gathered to display their honors to their families, fellow police officers and state troopers. The awards and medals were given out at a ceremony on behalf of the Massachusetts State Police. A huge round of applause erupted from the crowd Friday morning to show their appreciation for the heroic acts demonstrated by the honorees who humbly said they were only doing the right thing. “I just did what I was trained to do and it’s nothing extra,” said Trooper David Fleming Jr. who received the Lifesaving Award for resuscitating a nine-year-old girl with help from fellow honoree Brendan Donahue of the Shrewsbury Police …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The investigation began in April, culminating with the arrest of Michael Dell’Isola of Somerville on Monday.
*UPDATED at 12:35 p.m. WOBURN – A Middlesex Sheriff’s Department sergeant from Somerville was arraigned Tuesday in Woburn District Court after being arrested and charged with receiving cocaine from an undercover state trooper. Judge Paul Yee ordered Michael Dell’Isola, 51, be held on $1,000 cash bail with the condition that he stays away from the Sheriff’s Department, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Dell'Isola is slated to reappear in court June 8 for a probable cause hearing. “This defendant is alleged to have accepted illegal narcotics and money from an undercover state trooper this afternoon, in violation of the public trust placed in all employees who engage in the care, custody and control of prisoners," Leone …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Robert Forrest, 62, was dishonorably discharged by the Massachusetts State Police Thursday after being convicted earlier in the year for accepting cash bribes in 2009.
[Editor's note: This is a press statement issued by the Massachusetts State Police on Friday afternoon.] The Massachusetts State Police yesterday terminated Robert A. Forrest Jr., a former trooper who was convicted in January of bribery and related charges. He has been dishonorably discharged from the Department. Yesterday, a Departmental Trial Board found Forrest, 62, of Stoneham, guilty of five separate violations of Department Rules and Regulations: unbecoming conduct; failure to comply with laws; unsatisfactory performance; abuse of process; and failure to be truthful. His termination was effective as of yesterday. Forrest had been suspended without pay since his 2009 arrest in connection with a conspiracy to accept cash bribes. As a …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Woburn and Stoneham Fire quickly handled a car fire on Interstate 93 North on Tuesday afternoon.
Woburn and Stoneham firefighters quickly extinguished a car fire on Route 93 North shortly before noon today. The car fire closed down the two left lanes of the northbound highway for about an hour. According to Mass State Police spokesman David Procopio, a 1991 Toyota van operated by an 82-year-old Lawrence man caught fire on 93 North by the Salem Street overpass. The fire, which was reported at 11:40 a.m., brought firefighters from both Woburn and Stoneham to the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished and both departments cleared the incident shortly before 12:30 p.m., allowing traffic back into the two left lanes on the highway. There were no injuries during the incident and the van was towed from the highway. Traffic should be …
Sunday, December 26, 2010
With heavy snowfall expected tonight into Monday, Massachusetts State Police are recommending drivers to stay off the roads.
The State Police recommend people stay off the road today, and will deploy a tank-like, all-terrain vehicle to the Greater Boston area in anticipation of more than a foot of snow expected to pound the region tonight and Monday. The vehicles, which run on treads like small tanks, can move through deep snow or flooded areas, and are used for emergency situations, spokesman David Procopio said in a statement. The State Police are also increasing road patrols, deploying a motorcyle unit and truck team, and continuously monitoring storm conditons. Safety Tips:
Monday, December 20, 2010
Former Massachusetts State Trooper Bob Ahern of Stoneham was deeply affected, like so many others, by the tragedy of 9/11. He has since spearheaded several fundraisers to support various causes, including helping out homeless veterans.
Former Massachusetts State Trooper Bob Ahern of Stoneham was deeply affected, like so many others, by the tragedy of 9/11. His father, two brothers and he were slated to attend the Metal of Honor Convention in Boston that year on Sept. 14. Ahern, who was in the Army Reserve and the Massachusetts National Guard for nine years, said he "knew there was no question the U.S. was going to war" after the attack. When Ahern and his family attended the postponed event in October, he was particularly struck by speaker Tom Lyons, the then Executive Director of the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans (NESHV). At the end of the Convention, Lyons spoke about the plight of homeless veterans, according to Ahern. In his time with the …