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 charge man with assault to murder after early morning stabbing

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Knife breaks off handle in “violent” attack SOUTHBRIDGE — A local man allegedly attempted to kill a woman in a domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning, police said. Scant details were provided “to protect the identity of the the victim and the victim’s family,” according to a Southbridge Police Department press […]

Southbridge cops crack down on alleged drug dealer

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Colon charged after search warrant nets heroin, cocaine, more SOUTHBRIDGE — Law enforcement officials cracked down on an alleged drug dealer on Monday afternoon, arresting a Southbridge man in an apartment near the local library. Abnel Colon, aged 39, was arrested in his apartment shortly after 12:30 p.m. after detectives […]

Southbridge police seeing increase in domestic violence reports

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Two “horrible crimes” within hours of one another last weekend SOUTHBRIDGE — Citing “an increase” in recent domestic violence calls, local police are seeking to raise awareness and urge victims to seek help and assistance. While the identities of individuals were withheld “out of respect for the privacy of the […]

Appointments, promotion made after lengthy meeting delay

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Salisbury earns his sergeant stripes in Southbridge By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@TheCitizenChronicle.com SOUTHBRIDGE — Robert Salisbury was promoted to sergeant for the police department with a unanimous vote by the Town Council on Monday night. Deputy Police Chief Jose Dingui said Mr. Salisbury started as an auxiliary police […]