Pellet gun used in standoff with law enforcement

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Police: Suspect yelling ‘someone was going to die today’ STURBRIDGE — A regional SWAT team was dispatched to a local apartment complex where a man was reportedly shooting a pellet gun at a maintenance worker. According to a press release issued by Sturbridge Police Chief Thomas Ford, Kevin Parent was […]

Police investigate football field vandalism

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Tantasqua turf tagged with red spray paint 📷 Sturbridge Police Department photos of reported vandalism to football field at Tantasqua Regional High School. STURBRIDGE — Police are seeking the public’s help in an investigation into reported vandalism of a high school athletic field. The Sturbridge Police Department was notified of […]

Toy drive underway in Southbridge area

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Police, Lions Club partner once again SOUTHBRIDGE — The Southbridge Lions Club and the Southbridge Police Department are sponsoring their second annual Cops “N” Kids & Lions Toy Drive. Please help us bring Christmas to deserving children in our area by donating new, unwrapped, non-violent toys by December 20.  Of […]

Arizona man arrested for OUI, fleeing scene of accident

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Two tractor-trailer units involved in Sunday crash STURBRIDGE — An Arizona man was arrested by local police after he was allegedly fled from a motor vehicle crash on Sunday. The 58-year-old man, whose name was not provided in a statement issued by the Sturbridge Police Department, will be arraigned in […]

Dozens displaced by three-alarm Easter morning fire

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Portion of Route 20 closed as crews battle blaze STURBRIDGE — A three-alarm fire broke out in a basement apartment on Easter Sunday morning, displacing dozens and temporarily closing a stretch of Route 20 to both east and westbound traffic. Sturbridge Fire Chief John Grasso said in a press release […]