Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Norwood Police arrested three parties on Monday for conspiracy to violate drug law.
Norwood Police arrested three parties on Monday for conspiracy to violate drug law - including a Dorchester man with five previous drug-related convictions. Patricia Crawford, 42, of 48 Berwick Street, Norwood; Lisa Jenks, 44, of 11 Hoyle Street, Norwood; and Jamil Bowden, 38, of 60 Downer Avenue #2, Dorchester were all charged with conspiracy to violate drug law. Bowden was also charged with operating a motor vehicle after revocation, second and subsequent offense. According to a statement from Norwood Police, Officer David Eysie was conducting drug investigations in areas known to be high in drug sales. "On Monday, he [Eysie] observed Crawford and Jenks standing outside a business in a shopping plaza on Walpole Street. The two were …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Police are actively looking for the suspect in an assault from early last Thursday morning in South Norwood.
An assault incident in South Norwood last Thursday has led to the arrest of two local males for drug-related charges, Norwood Police spokesman Kevin Grasso said in an email statement Tuesday. The suspect in the initial assault has not yet been arrested, but police are "actively looking to get him in custody," according to Grasso. He said the suspect's name will be released once he has been arrested and arraigned. According to the police statement, on Oct. 4, at 1:39 a.m. a victim of an assault and battery flagged down Officer Andrew Jurewich at the intersection of Dean and Pleasant streets. He had visible injuries and was treated on scene by the Norwood Fire Department. "The 35-year-old male victim stated that a male acquaintance had …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Norwood Police arrested two men on Monday afternoon after a plainclothes officer allegedly witnessed the sale of narcotics between the two.
Norwood Police officers arrested two men on Monday after a plainclothes officer saw them allegedly engage in a drug transaction. Scott Doyle, 31, of 38 Jefferson Dr. in Norwood, was charged with distribution of a class A controlled substance, subsequent offense, and possession of a class A controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Sean Curran, 27, of 138 Cottage St. in Norwood, was charged with unlawful possession of class A and C controlled substances. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday a resident called the Norwood Police Department to report suspected drug activity in the area of Hill St. Officer David Eysie, who is currently on a plainclothes drug assignment according to the NPD, went to the area and began monitoring the situation. …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Foxborough Police took a proactive approach in crowd control during last weekend’s New England Country Music Festival at Gillette Stadium, resulting in over 100 arrests in two days. Do you agree with the strategy?
Some have criticized Foxborough Police for being “overzealous” during events at Gillette Stadium but that doesn’t concern Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary. What does concern O’Leary, who has 26 years of experience leading the Foxborough Police Department, is underage drinking and the public's safety during events at Gillette Stadium. “I always have been an activist when it comes to underage drinking,” said O’Leary. “[No one was] unfairly treated [at the concerts] because they were underage and around alcohol.” O’Leary said Foxborough Police spent three months with Massachusetts State Police and Gillette Stadium security preparing for this year’s New England Country Music Festival – the ninth to be held at Gillette Stadium since its …
Under the direction of Sgt. Elaine M. Kougias, three patrol officers will work to track down defendants who are wanted for defaulting on court cases brought by the Norwood Police Department.
Editor's Note: The following is from a press release on the Norwood Police Department Facebook page. Chief Brooks announced the creation of the Norwood Police Department Warrant Unit on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Under the direction of Sgt. Elaine M. Kougias, three patrol officers will work to track down defendants who are wanted for defaulting on court cases brought by the Norwood Police Department. Officers Timothy McDonagh, Derek Wennerstrand and Dylan Haldiman will receive specialized training on search and seizure, and the tracking of fugitives. Some warrants held by the Department are for older cases while others are more recent. Priority will be given to defendants wanted for crimes of violence, drug distribution and OUI. People who know the…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Your daily dose of Patch knowledge.
Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. Weekend Forecast: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the low 80's. Get out and enjoy it, Norwood! 2. There will be a two-day yard sale at Grace Episcopal Church, today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Only clothes and linens will be available on Friday. Everything, including small appliances, furniture, knick-knacks, linens, clothes, seasonal decorations, books, children's items, and lots of good stuff will be sold on Saturday. All proceeds benefit church ministries. 3. Having your own yard sale, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The 13-page document establishes a strategy for the Norwood Police Department in its mission to suppress drug distribution and abuse.
The Norwood Police Department, led by Chief William G. Brooks III, this week released a 13-page strategy for combating the distribution and abuse of Heroin and prescription painkillers. "Many communities in the United States struggle with issues related to drug dependence," the document reads. "Over the past few years Norwood has experienced an upsurge in the abuse of heroin and prescription opioids. (Opioids are drugs that are usually prescribed to relieve pain, and include oxycodone, hydrocodone and fentanyl.)" According to the National Drug Intelligence Center - which closed in June of this year - heroin and opioid abuse in New England is the region’s most significant drug threat. "Many Norwood residents are aware of the problem," the …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A possible identity thief in Canton is the subject of today's "Wanted."
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, August 20, 2012
Each week, we'll feature a different outstanding criminal case from around the region. Information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. If you have any information regarding the case, contact your local police department. Subjects attempted to cash fraudulent checks on an account that was compromised out of nearby Canton. The victims had mail stolen from their mailbox, which contained several checks. The subject pictured, attempted to cash the checks at the Eastern Banks in West Roxbury and in Brookline (Coolidge corner). The checks were made out to other individuals who have had their identities stolen. If you have any information about the identity of this person or where they are, please contact: Canton Police Dept.: (781) 828-1214 x 306 …
We want to hear from you and see if there's a consensus among readers.
Different people care about different issues in their town and Norwood is no different. Is it improvements in infrastructure such as old water mains, the Town Hall repairs and roads in need of attention? Or the Norwood schools budget and the cuts that were necessary for this school year? Last week a great deal of readers commented regarding drug arrests made in town - is drug use Norwood's biggest issue? Today, we want to hear from you. Tell us in the comments section what the biggest issue Norwood is currently facing, according to you. It can be something you feel will have a long-term impact on the town or an issue that you are personally concerned about.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 23-year-old male was arrested for allegedly dealing Marijuana to two girls in South Norwood, and was subsequently charged for destroying a sprinkler head in an NPD holding cell.
Norwood Police arrested a 23-year-old Norwood man on Tuesday for allegedly dealing Marijuana. Henry S. Samuels, of 15 Sturtevant Avenue, was initially charged with a subsequent count of distribution of a class D substance. A Norwood Police statement said that an additional charge, destruction of property over $250, was added when Samuels destroyed a sprinkler head in the holding cell of the Norwood Police department causing flooding. According to the police statement, on Tuesday afternoon Officer David Eysie, who was assigned to plainclothes for the purpose of narcotic investigations, observed two young females walking on Sturtevant Ave. "The two walked to 15 Sturtevant Ave. and were seen meeting with a black male wearing a white T-shirt…