Thursday, December 6, 2012
The use of such electronic devices can be hazardous while operating a vehicle, State Police said this week.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
[Editor's Note: The following message was submitted to Melrose Patch by the Massachusetts State Police.] The Massachusetts State Police, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, have begun a public awareness message on the use of personal headphones, or “ear buds,” while driving a motor vehicle. The constant need for instant communication has helped pioneer a host of advanced cell phone technology and has become an integral part of our lives. Unfortunately, this has added to the many distractions that hinder safe operation of motor vehicles. Hands-free technology, including personal headphones, have helped eliminate the constant need to hold a cell phone while driving. But some operators have begun to use their headsets to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Troopers from all over New England want to help local drivers stay safe and prevent crashes during the holiday season.
The holidays are upon us, and many residents will be traveling this week to see family and friends all across New England. State Police are doing their part to help ensure these visits don't end in tragedy because of impaired or distracted driving. The Massachusetts State Police joined forces with other New England State Police divisions at headquarters in Framingham to explain their Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E) program. Increased patrols this week will be cracking down on impaired/drunk driving, texting while driving and seatbelt law violations, among other things. "We aren't trying to discourage people from going out and enjoying themselves," Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy P. Alben said. "We just want to make …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thomas Lynch, 50, of Melrose, was arraigned on possession of child pornography charges Friday in a Malden court, announced Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle in a press statement.
A Melrose man was arraigned on possession of child pornography charges Friday in a Malden court, announced Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle in a press statement. Thomas Lynch, 50, of Melrose, was arraigned Friday in Malden District Court on two charges of possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, according to the statement. Malden District Court Judge Dunbar Livingston released the defendant on personal recognizance with the following conditions: have no contact with children under the age of 18 except for his own children; no work or volunteering with children under 18; no Internet or computer use except for work purposes; and must check in …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
State Police arrested a Melrose man who had an active warrant and tried to run away from a state trooper, after that trooper came across him fishing without a permit and with beer prohibited in Sandy Beach Reservation in Winchester.
An open bottle of beer and a missing fishing permit led to the chase and arrest on Saturday of a Melrose man who had a warrant out on an active felony, according to Massachusetts State Police. On Saturday, May 11 around 5:45 p.m., Sgt. Kevin Bibeau was walking a foot patrol of the Sandy Beach Reservation in Winchester when he came upon three people fishing on the shoreline, according to a State Police press release. Sgt. Bibeau greeted them and asked if they had obtained proper fishing permits. When they told him they didn’t, Sgt. Bibeau noticed an open bottle of beer and a bag that contained several more bottles of beer, which are prohibited on the reservation, the press release said. He asked for their identification instructed them to …