Suspect In Vietnam Veterans Memoriam Vandalism Identified and Sent for Mental Health Evaluation; Will Face Charges

UMass Boston Police and the Massachusetts State Police have identified and interviewed the man who vandalized the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dorchester on Thursday. The man, a 33-year-old Dorchester resident, was taken into custody without incident this morning by State Troopers and UMass Officers. He was then interviewed by police. Following the interview, the man…

Two Men Arrested for Trafficking Heroin

Yesterday, Trooper Brandyn Henson, of the State Police-Bourne Barracks, arrested JAQUA SMITH, 24, of Onset, and SHAWN PANEPINTO, 22, of New Bedford, and charged them with Trafficking Heroin.   Just about 9:30 a.m., Trooper Henson was on patrol on 11th Street in Wareham when he observed a Honda CR-V with an expired inspection sticker stopped…

On-call status for the Office of Media Relations

Be advised that the Office of Media Relations will be functioning in an on-call capacity beginning at 3:30 p.m. today and continuing through Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. If you have any media related inquires during that time, please dial 508-820-2121 to contact the on-call PIO.

State and UMass Police Investigate Vandalism in Dorchester

The Massachusetts State Police and University of Massachusetts Boston Police are investigating significant vandalism committed today at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. Several dozen recent plantings of shrubs and flowers were torn out of the ground, numerous flags were ripped down and thrown into a wooded area , and hate-related graffiti –…

Worcester County Sobriety Checkpoint

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2019 CONTACT: State Police Office of Media Relations Daytime: 7am.-11pm. (508) 820-2623 Nights & Weekends: (508) 820-2121 STATE POLICE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way in the…

Rhode Island Man Arrested For Somerville Armed Bank Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, May 23, 2019 When confronted by police, defendant allegedly shot at officer BOSTON – A Rhode Island man was arrested and charged today in federal court in Boston in connection with an armed bank robbery in Somerville on May 1, 2019, that resulted in shots fired.  Daniel Rosado, 32, of Providence, R.I., was charged with one count of armed bank robbery,…