Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A police chase early Wednesday morning has ended with a dozen charges against a Wilmington man, including allegations he struck a Sheriff's deputy while drunk.
A driver that originally drew the attention of police on I-95 in Danvers early Wednesday morning was eventually arrested more than an hour later after a police chase through three towns that included allegedly striking a sheriff’s deputy. Paul Tierney, 34, of Wilmington faces 12 charges, including his third charge of operating under the influence of liquor and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. It began at 1:27 p.m. in Danvers on I-95 southbound near the Ferncroft rotary. A trooper spotted a red Kia Sorrento and went to stop it. The Kia didn’t stop and headed south on I-95, getting off at the Centre Street exit. “Once they came off the highway the trooper terminated the pursuit for safety reasons,” said Lt. Daniel Richard, a …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Several cars are off the road and there was at least one crash on I-95 near the Ferncroft Rotary on Thursday morning.
Three people are injured in multiple car crashes on I-95 southbound near the Ferncroft Rotary on Thursday morning, according to initial reports from first responders. The crash, plus other spinouts in the area, were attributed to icy conditions. All injuries were believed to be minor. The first crash occurred at about 6 a.m. A State Police trooper at the crash reported that there were “numerous cars all over” in a radio transmission and that the road was "all black ice." The state Highway Department was headed to the area to set up an arrow-board to direct drivers away from the crashes. Some of the vehicles would require a winch to get them back on to the road, according to State Police. At least three cars were in the ditch, according to …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
There were no major injuries but significant traffic backups when three car crashes happened during the period of about 50 minutes along a section of Route 128 in Danvers on Wednesday.
Three car crashes along less than a mile stretch of Route 128 during rush hour on Wednesday night caused significant congestion during one of the final shopping days before Christmas. It all started at just about 5 p.m. when one car smashed into the back of another car on Route 128 southbound just north of exit 22. Nobody was injured in that crash, but it was the first of three crashes that culminated in a five-mile long backup of traffic on the northbound side of the road, stretching from near the Beverly line back to the I-95/Route 128 split in Peabody. State Police said there was no single thing that contributed to all the crashes, which were reported during a 50 minute period along a mile stretch of Route 128 roughly between Endicott …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Multiple car crashes on Route 128 are causing congestion through Danvers and neighboring communities on Wednesday.
It is slow-going on Route 128 through Danvers on Wednesday night because of car crashes in both directions. One crash happened on Route 128 southbound near exit 22 for Route 62. The other crash happened northbound between (exit 24) Endicott Street and exit 23 (Route 35/High Street). Injuries were reportedly not major with either crash but that the northbound crash left a “debris field.” The first crash was reported at about 5:15 p.m. Traffic on the southbound was slow and backed up to exit 21. On the northbound side, traffic was at a near-standstill back to exit 44 on I-95 at the split for Route 128 in Peabody. Another crash was reported on the northbound side just past exit 22 just before 6 p.m. Danvers police, fire and Lyons ambulance …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
State police will set up a sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Essex County Friday night into Saturday morning.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
If you spot state troopers on the side of the road somewhere in Essex County this weekend, they may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Col. Timothy P. Alben has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an unspecified public way in Essex County from Friday, Dec. 14, into Saturday, Dec 15. Alben said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness about the need for both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and get them off the road. He said the checkpoint would be conducted over varied hours, safety will be assured, vehicles will not be chosen arbitrarily…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The suspect in an Amber Alert issued Wednesday morning was driving a gray 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with Massachusetts license plates.
[UPDATE, Wednesday, 1:39 p.m.] Massachusetts State Police will do a short briefing on this investigation at 3 p.m. at State Police Headquarters in Framingham. [UPDATE, Wednesday 1:16 p.m.] State police are investigating credible information that the suspect headed south from New England along the Eastern Seaboard to the Mid-Atlantic Region. They are working to narrow the geographic area. ---- Massachusetts State Police issued an AMBER Alert on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at around 10:18 a.m. The alert reads as follows: The Massachusetts State Police have just received a request for an AMBER Alert from the Westfield Police Department regarding a Westfield woman who has taken her 3-month-old daughter, of whom she does not have legal custody. We are …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A woman being arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of liquor kicked out the window on a State Police cruiser on Thursday morning.
A woman allegedly kicked out the back window of a State Police cruiser in Danvers early Thursday morning after being arrested for driving under the influence of liquor. The incident happened at 1:38 a.m. on Route 1 northbound at Centre Street. A State Trooper assigned to the Danvers barracks stopped a vehicle at the Centre Street overpass and later arrested the driver, Katie Weismann, 26, of Medford. She was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, assault and battery on a police officer, malicious destruction of property over $250, resisting arrest and marked lanes violation. While she was being arrested, Weismann allegedly kicked out a window on the cruiser. The trooper was not injured, said State Police Lt. Daniel Richard, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
State police will set up a sobriety checkpoint for drivers somewhere in Essex County Saturday and into Sunday.
If you spot a state trooper camped out by the side of the road somewhere in Essex County this weekend, the trooper may be doing more than just watching for speedsters. State Police Superintendent Col. Marian McGovern has announced that a sobriety checkpoint will be established on an undisclosed public way in Essex County from Saturday, Sept. 1, into Sunday, Sept 2. McGovern said in a press release that the purpose of the checkpoint is to further educate motorists and strengthen public awareness about the need for both detecting drivers who are operating under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and get them off the road. She said the checkpoint would be conducted over varied hours, safety will be assured, vehicles will not be chosen …