State Police recover stolen SUV, large amount of cocaine

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STURBRIDGE — Massachusetts State Police recovered a stolen vehicle and a large amount of cocaine on Route 84 on Friday afternoon. Trooper Scott Shea was patrolling Route 84 East when, at approximately 1:40 p.m., he observed a gray Ford Explorer traveling in the center lane. According to a State Police […]

Dudley District Court briefly shuttered after bomb threat

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No suspicious devices uncovered after evacuation DUDLEY — Authorities are seeking information after a bomb threat closed the district courthouse Friday morning. Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies converged on Dudley District Court after a call had been received at the Framingham State Police Call Center warning of […]

Police bag shoplifters in new counter-crime initiative

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Five arrested for failed five-finger discounts SOUTHBRIDGE — Sixteen individuals, including five locals publicly outed by local law enforcement social media, have been arrested for shoplifting in recent weeks, all part of a new counter-crime initiative in conjunction with downtown merchants. The Southbridge Police Department released the names and booking […]

Police pinch suspicious perp after pursuit in woods

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Suspect tased in “swampy area” near Ten Schoolhouse Road CHARLTON — A suspicious vehicle turned into a foot pursuit through the woods and the recovery of a loaded semi-automatic pistol on Saturday. Officers Brian Cardrant and Christopher Birtz responded to Ten Schoolhouse Road where a report had been made to […]

More than 200 pot plants seized by Leicester Police

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LEICESTER — A sizeable marijuana growing operation hidden within a local residence was taken down by authorities last Thursday. While executing a search warrant, more than 200 marijuana plants were seized by the Leicester Police Department, along with cultivation equipment. Leicester Police announced the April 26 bust through its social […]