Complications from Water Main Repair Close Route 16 Westbound in Chelsea

At 4:15 pm today road crews closed three out of four lanes on Route 16 westbound in Chelsea, between Garfield Street and Washington Street, in order to make repairs to a water main under the roadway. During the repair crews encountered unforeseen and unavoidable complications requiring use of all four lanes, as such all westbound…

Operator Identified from Monday’s Fatal Crash in Palmer

Just after 6 a.m. Monday troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Charlton responded to reports of a single vehicle crash on Route 90 eastbound at mile marker 60.8 in Palmer. Upon their arrival they observed a 2006 Pontiac G6 in the wood line to the right side of the roadway. For reasons still…

Troopers Arrest Man on Firearms, Narcotics Offenses

Shortly after 3:30pm yesterday, while on patrol on Bullard Street in New Bedford, Troop D CAT Team Trooper’s conducted a traffic stop on a black Lincoln LS as they observed the operator texting and driving.  While speaking to the operator, identified as SEVERN WILLIAMS, 20, of New Bedford, it was discovered he was in possession…

Massachusetts State Police Add Accused Child Rapist to Most Wanted List

The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section today added ZION PIERRE VAZQUEZ, 31, an accused child rapist from Leominster, to the Department’s Most Wanted list.  VAZQUEZ is suspected to have committed multiple sexual assaults against a child who was under ten years old over an extended period of time. In 2013,  following an investigation…

Officials to Discuss Security/Transportation Plans for Encore Casino

Officials to increase awareness about public safety and transportation plans in advance of the resort-casino’s June 23 opening State and local officials will join Encore Boston Harbor representatives to discuss public safety and transportation preparations in advance of the resort-casino’s grand opening on June 23, 2019.  The media advisory will be held on the Encore…

MSP, Lawrence Police, Essex Sheriff’s Dept. Conduct Zero-Tolerance Initiative

The Massachusetts State Police, Lawrence Police, and Essex County Sheriff’s Department yesterday concluded a four-night Zero Tolerance Initiative in Lawrence that resulted in numerous arrests, most for drug and motor vehicle offenses. The initiative sought to reinforce the tone that law enforcement will not abide any criminal offenses, including street-level drug crimes and motor vehicle…