Monday, January 21, 2013
The Norwood Police Department strongly encourages residents of the Town of Norwood to be aware of anything in their neighborhood that looks out of place.
The following is a press release from the Norwood Police Department: Like many communities around us, the Town of Norwood has seen an uptick in residential housebreaks over the last four months. Since September 2012, thirty residential breaks to homes have been reported to us. Many remain under investigation. Many of these housebreaks have occurred in the Callahan and Prescott school districts, along with the area of West Border Road. Taken in these housebreaks, are items that are easily concealed by the thieves such as jewelry and small electronics. Also, large screen televisions were stolen in two of the breaks. The thieves are targeting houses that appear unoccupied or offer them some concealment from the roadway. Often, the thieves …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The following information was provided by the Norwood Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate conviction.
Friday, Jan. 4 10:00 a.m. - Top floor resident on Monroe Street reported his wife informed him of a black female who knocked on the door on the first floor. She walked around back and did the same. She had a blue hooded top, jeans and boots. Both residents are at work and will check with the first floor resident tonight to see if they were expecting anyone. Anti-crime and cars notified for extra checks. 5:00 p.m. - Caller reported found bag of Marijuana on William Shyne Circle. Police filed a report. 9:44 p.m. - Caller on Norwest Drive reported someone broke into her apartment. Officers responded, filed a report. Saturday, Jan. 5 11:10 a.m. - Caller on Lane Drive reported breaking and entering to home. Police filed a report. 11:59 a.m. - …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
State fire marshal says trees have been involved in fires.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan recently urged community members to dispose of their Christmas trees properly. Christmas trees kept too long after the holiday have been involved in fires, including one at a Lunenberg condominium last Jan. 9, Coan said in a press release. The Norwood Department of Public Works will be picking up Christmas trees on the same day as your regular trash pickup this week and next. The DPW asks that before disposing of your tree you please remove all tree bags, tinsel, lights and ornaments. Wreaths can not be disposed of the same as trees as the wire frame damages the chipping equipment.
Monday, December 10, 2012
A suspect with a silver semi-automatic handgun reportedly demanded money from an employee at the Mobil Mart on Washington St. before fleeing the scene.
The following is taken from a report by the Norwood Police Department: Between 3 and 4 a.m. Monday the Norwood Police Communication Center received a telephone call from an alarm company reporting a panic alarm at 499 Washington Street - which is the Mobil Mart. Officer James Mahoney was first on scene and spoke with an employee who stated the store had been robbed at gunpoint. It is reported that the suspect came into the store and demanded cash from the cash register. Once the suspect received the cash from the employee he fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect was described as a black male, 150-180 pounds, between 5’8 and 6 feet tall. Suspect was seen wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a baseball cap, black …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Simunitions is a brand name for a small marking cartridge which allows realistic training in a safe environment for police officers.
The following is from the Norwood Police Department: A top priority of the Norwood Police is the constant training of its officers. In November of this year all Norwood Police Department personnel participated in Simunitions training. Chief William Brooks has participated in Simunitions training in the past and knows it can be a valuable training tool for officers. Simunitions is a brand name for a small marking cartridge. It is fired from a specially modified weapon that replicates the real weapons carried by officers. Participating officers and role players wear both face and neck protection. This allows realistic training in a safe environment. In September, three supervisors from the NPD were sent to Simunitions Instructor Class in …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Police are urging anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity in that neighborhood on Friday to come forward.
The following is a statement from the Norwood Police Department: On Friday, Nov. 16, two adjacent homes were broken into on Juniper Dr. In each incident entry was made by forced entry at the back of the house. Valuables were taken in each case. Both homes were empty most of the day. We are asking any witnesses to suspicious persons or activity in the neighborhood Friday to come forward and report. We are urging everyone throughout Norwood to look out for each other and report suspicious activity or suspicious persons when noticed in their neighborhood. We are offering the services of our Crime Prevention officer(s) to assist residents (via a home survey) to make your home less of an attractive target for a thief and harder to break into if…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The FBI's annual crime report shows a decrease from 2010 to 2011 in reported violent crimes in Norwood.
Fewer violent crimes were reported in Norwood in 2011 than were reported in 2010, according to statistics released this week by the FBI. The number reported last year was 20, while 29 were reported in 2010. The FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report includes information submitted by local law enforcement agencies. The information is compiled and released to the public in the fall of the year that follows the reported year. Violent crimes include murder and non-negligent manslaughter (willful, non-negligent killing of one human being by another, according to the FBI's website), forcible rape (including attempts and "assaults to commit rape"), robbery and aggravated assault. Reported for Norwood in 2011 were four rapes, seven robberies and nine …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Highlights from the Norwood Police Logs. Arrest information does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, Oct. 26 3:27 p.m. - As the result of a Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime Detectives Unit investigation, police arrested one man in connection with marijuana distribution. 3:36 p.m. - Caller reported finding a bag of syringes near Rama Fitness on Washington St. An officer picked them up and disposed of them. 8:06 p.m. - Caller on Kerry Pl. reported males outside drinking alcohol and possible smoking marijuana. Officers responded and spoke to a business owner who was on his property playing darts with friends. No alcohol or drugs being used. Saturday, Oct. 27 3:35 a.m. - Police responded to a head-on collision on Rte. 1 between two vehicles. Two parties were sent to Boston hospitals with serious injuries. One was arrested for …
Monday, October 29, 2012
NORPAC Detectives seized over 100 pounds of Marijuana with a street value of $300,000 from an apartment in Norwood on Friday.
Detectives from several local police departments, including Norwood, arrested a Brockton man on Friday after he allegedly delivered over 30 pounds of Marijuana to an apartment in Norwood. Calvin J. Lorelike Jr., 61, of Brockton, was arrested for possession with intent to distribute Marijuana and was scheduled to be arraigned in Dedham District Court today. A Norwood Police statement said that detectives from the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime (NORPAC) Detectives Unit had learned in the course of an investigation that Marijuana was being shipped to addresses in Norwood and West Roxbury. On Friday, NORPAC detectives from Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Wellesley, and Walpole monitored the delivery of three boxes each containing approximately 10 …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A great time was had by all at the Norwood Fire Department Annual Open House.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Editor's note: The following text and photos were submitted by the Norwood Fire Department A great time was had by all at the Norwood Fire Department Annual Open House. As usual the focus of the event was the kids and fire safety. There was lots to see and do and of course Sparky the Fire Dog made an appearance. A Citizens Recognition Award was given out to Andre Siquiera for his brave actions in notifying the NFD of an apartment fire at the Stonebridge Apartment complex this past spring. The annual event is an extension of the Norwood Fire Department's Fire Safety & Education Program coordinated by Firefighter Paul Ronco. Paul would like to thank Dunkin Donuts and Papa Gino's Pizza for their generous donations helping to make this event a…