State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Blandford

State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Blandford   At approximately 10 p.m. Friday September 25, 2020, Massachusetts State Troopers assigned to State Police-Westfield responded to reports of a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle on Route 90 Eastbound, at the 24.2 mile marker, in Blandford. The victim suffered fatal injuries.  Preliminary investigation indicated that a…

MSP K9 Kantor Receives Donation of Body Armor

Massachusetts State Police Department K9 Kantor has received a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Kantor’s vest was sponsored by Madeline Hamersley of Sorrento, Maine, and embroidered with the words “In honor of Sandy Marcal.” Kantor’s handler is Trooper Brian Soares of the…

Trooper, Springfield Officer Arrest Man with Firearm after Struggle

Just before 10 p.m. yesterday Trooper Justin Dauplaise, assigned to the Troop B Community Action Team, was patrolling Route 91 in Springfield. As he was traveling southbound approaching Exit 11 he observed a brown Mitsubishi Outlander operating erratically while making numerous lane violations. Trooper Dauplaise caught up to the Mitsubishi as it was entering the…

Troopers Arrest Man Trafficking Narcotics

Just before midnight on Tuesday September 15, Trooper Brad Beckles was on patrol with Trooper Christopher Loftus, assigned to State Police-Charlton, on Route 90 in Auburn. As they were stationary observing traffic at the interchange of Route 290 they observed a black Dodge Charger pass their location with extremely loud exhaust. They also noticed the…

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest, Seizure of Large Quantity of Methamphetamine

A joint investigation into a large-scale methamphetamine distributor resulted in the execution of search warrants Friday at a Lawrence home and a North Andover driving school, the arrest of the target of the investigation, and the seizure of a significant quantity of narcotics. MICHAEL LAROCQUE, 56, of Lawrence, was arrested at his home and booked at the State…

Crash in Boxford Leaves Melrose Woman Dead, Another Seriously Injured

Early this morning, at approximately 12:50 a.m., troopers from the State Police – Newbury Barracks responded to reports of a crash on I-95 Northbound, prior to Exit 53A in Boxford. Upon arrival, troopers discovered a 2009 Toyota Avalon had gone off the right side of the travel lanes, striking a guardrail and subsequently striking trees…