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Police Incident Log - Most Recent First  





Updated Tuesday, June 12, 2012 


Monday, July 11, 2012
6:07 pm Ashland Police Department requested assistance with a motor vehicle stop on Cherry Street. Officer Aaron O'Neil responded.

9:42 am
A walk in spoke with Sergeant John Porter regarding fraud on Cole Drive.

9:26 am
A caller on East Street requested assistance with a dormitory alarm.

Photo of weekend incident for illustration purposes only.


Looming Large

June 12,2012 —  People driving into Downtown Hopkinton this morning couldn't help notice a large crane assisting with the installation of a new air conditioning unit on top of Hopkinton Drug.


Eighth Grade Girls Softball Ends Season on Positive Note

June 11, 2012 — The team was 12-1-2. Almost a perfect season. Outscoring other teams 4:1. That was not the best part though.
The best part was off the field, the team raised $360 for the autism group, East Coast Jumbos & autism awareness. The girls set up shop in front of Hopkinton drug, and also asked family members to purchase car magnets in the shape of a ribbon promoting Autism awareness. The girls learned how lucky they are to be able to to play a sport they love every day. They also learned that athletics are really important but, come after school, family, and special needs; and they gave up some of their personal time, in efforts to help out this extra special group of kids. Above, players pose with coach Rick LeBalnc, grey shirt, and coach Ray LeBlanc, who accepted the gift on behalf of the East Coast Jumbos.


Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts


Compiled  for HopNews.com by Robert Falcione © 2012 All Rights Reserved

New Transactions from June 6, 2012 to June 11, 2012






49 Ash Street Nathaniel Oram, Marla Oram $340,000 June 8, 2012 Robert Handlin, Stephanie Miller Cook
Last Time        
56 Pinecrest Village Drive #8 Susan Odegaard $207,000 June 6, 2012 Teresa Rice, Randall Bergmann
264 Hayden Rowe Street Brian F Chatten, Jennifer M Chatten $260,000 June 5, 2012 Marie A Mouradian, William E Bowker, Peter Bowker Tr, Joanne Markarian Tr, Peter R Bowker Tr
11 Tammer Lane Alexander R Keeler, Jennifer K Keeler $699,900 June 1, 2012 C Douglas Smith, Beth M Smith
7 Valleywood Road Michael Bartley, Victoria Bartley $530,000 June 1, 2012 Michael E Jesanis, Janet D Jesanis
213 Winter Street Dianna Doucette $561,500 May 31, 2012 Donna L Smith, Jan Marie Evans
4 Palomino Drive Anne W Lee, Ryan McDaniel $575,000 May 31, 2012 Thomas B Hamil, Jennifer L Hamil
7 Forest Lane #4 Nitin Sobti, Naina Luthra $297,000 May 31, 2012 Jeanne M Corey, Dimitri Corey
1 Birchwood lane #5 Joyce C Daley, Patrick R Daley $246,000 May 31, 2012 Stephen  Messineo, 1 birchwood Lan Realty Tr
4 Peppercorn Rd Jef A Curl, Jane R Curl $635,000 May 30, 2012 John R Andel, Michelle E Andel
18 East Street Robert Wright, Elaine Gowdy $377,000 May 30, 2012 Malcolm M Porter, Paula L Porter
7 John Matthew Road Monica L Preman, Gary Preman $865,000 May 25, 2012 Kenneth Clark Swartzel, Pamela C Swartzel
21 Jamie Lane Nicholas M Gambino, Meghan K Gambino $695,000 May 25, 2012 Mark P Gervig, Linda M Gervig
8 Benson Road Anne L VergnonChristopher L Vandeusen $665,000 May 24, 2012 Maribeth S Kane,
7 Stoneybrook Road Nicholas Robert Ernick, Liu Lin $635,000 May 22, 2012 Thomas CK Chan, Kay CH Chan



Join the fun at a Summer Music Festival on Saturday June 23rd from 1 PM – 8:30 PM on the grounds of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA). The lineup includes Steve Spector/Carter Berking, Barbara Kessler (file photo), Robb Millett, The Burnsides, Sasha Yatchenko, Shut Up James, Splatter Cactus, Blackwell, Take Care and more.  Activities, raffles and hot air balloon rides round out the day. Proceeds go towards renovating the HCA facilities, a capital campaign spearheaded by the Hopkinton Community Endowment. 

 Admission $15 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors, with children under 5 free and a $40 maximum for families. Purchase tickets at the Festival or in advance at www.hopartscenter.org.


Hopkinton’s July 4th Horribles Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Registration at the Town Common 11:30 am

Parade starts at Noon

Join the Horribles Parade. - A tradition spanning more than 80 years.


All are welcome. This year’s theme is



It’s your chance to comment on local, state or national events.

Dress up yourselves, your vehicles, your bikes, make your own floats,

or just march in your most festive 4th of July attire.

Any and all floats and entries are welcome (file photo).

Prizes for ‘Most Horrible,’’ ‘Most Patriotic,’ and other categories will be awarded at the Common after the parade.

Parade starts at the Town Common, follows Hayden Rowe Street to Grove Street, down Pleasant Street to Main Street and returns to the Common.

You can register early or on the day of the Parade. Don’t panic if you are having trouble developing an idea. Most of the “horrible” entries from past years were put together on short notice - sometimes the morning of the 4th!

For more information, to register early or if you are in need of ideas, contact:

Colleen McIntyre 508-397-4656 or Dan McIntyre 508-868-5424


Police Incident Log - Most Recent First  


Updated Monday, June 11, 2012 

day, June 10, 2012

10:14 pm A Wedgewood Drive caller reported his vehicle was sideswiped, but the vehicle did not stop.

10:10 pm A Spring Street caller reported a man dressed only in shorts was walking aimlessly up the roadway. Detective Brennan checked the area with a negative find, but did note that an individual who lives in the area is known to walk frequently.

7:32 A Wood Street resident reported his son-in-law had gone into his house earlier and taken some items. He said he wants to be sure the man dose not return.

5:40 pm Assisted Boston Police in contacting Hopkinton resident.

5:08 pm Officer Peter Booth, responding belatedly to parking compaints on hayden Rowe Street, found that the issues had cleared up in hte meantime.

5:04 pm Took a report of a possible restraining order violation on Davis Road.

3:21 pm A caller reports a teen known to him acting strangely on Church Street near his home. A friend picked him up before police arrived.

2:21 pm An Oakhurst Road caller reported a fire in their grill. The arriving officer reported it was small and under control.

1:38 pm Officer Stephen Buckley took aprt in a Community Policing section on Hayden Rowe Street.

1:10 pm Officer Stephen Buckley, while on scene at a motorcycle accident on West Main Street, where the injuries were so minor that the ambulance was called off, another accident ocurred involving no personal injury.

10:04 am Assisted with Firefighters parade.

1:48 am Assist other police agency on West Main Street.

12:59 am Officer Linda Higgins checked a motor vehicle on Saddle Hill Road.

12:09 am A neighbor complained of a party and fireworks in the John Matthews Road area.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

11:43 pm Officer Linda Higgins conducted a motor vehicle check on Lakeshore Drive.

11:26 pm Officers conducted a motor vehicle check on Grove Street.

8:36 pm Units checked on a person who was reported to be coming out of the woods and into a neighbor's house, but it turned out to be the neighbor.

8:07pm A caller reported a newly acquired dog was sick, and might be related to where it came from.

6:27 pm A caller reports having a window smashed and items stolen — a smash and grab — just over the line in Milford.

1:42 pm A caller was unhappy with teens trying to flag cars into a charity car wash, but Officer Philip Powers found no violations.

6:09 pm A West Elm Street resident walked in to complain of suspicious calls on his new cell phone.

11:50 am Westborough PD advised a truck loaded with brush causing a hazard was heading into Hopkinton, but it could not be found.

10:51 am A person checkin on a Wood Street property reported a past B&E.

2:05 pm 2:05 am Checked on a motor vehicle on Grove Street.

1:54 am An operator who called to say he drove his truck into a lake, which turned out to be Pratt Pond in Upton, did not know where he was.

11:43 pm An individual waiting for a friend on Hayden Rowe Street was moved along.

10:37 pm A DJ Murphy Lane caller complained of a neighbor making noise. Neighbor promised to quiet down.

7:57 pm A large raccoon was stuck in a dumnpster on Chestnut Street. Officer Peter Booth put a board in to assist its exit.

Friday, June 8, 2012

4:59 pm An individual reported two checks stolen from his vehicle at his workplace on East Main Street.

3:42 pm Checked a vehicle on Clinton Street.

2:33 Minor MVA on Main Street.

12:24 pm Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with a West Main Street resident about a larceny he was reporting.

12:46 pm A Hayden Rowe Street caller complained of harassing phone calls.

7:28 am Officers assisted with an accident in front of the tennis courts, but the occupant(s) refused treatment.

1:51 am Checked a motor vehicle on Spring Street.

1:43 am Officer John Moran checked on suspicious activity on C Street.

FACEBOOK EVENT: 2nd annual Thomas Patrick Weaver Alumni Game

Fruit Street Fields
Come and watch Hopkinton High School's Alumni play the 2012 Boys Lacrosse team! The game will take place June 16th on the Fruit Street Fields at 3:00pm. Admission will be $5 with the exception of $2 for all children under age of thirteen. B+ apparel will be for sale and we'll have a half-time raffle as well. All money will go directly into the Thomas Weaver Scholarship fund. It should be a great time!All money will go directly into the Thomas Weaver Scholarship fund. It should be a great time!All money will go directly into the Thomas Weaver Scholarship fund. It should be a great time!Click link for more info.



June 11, 2012 — Hopkinton Middle School students shaking hands with and thanking WWII Veterans at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Two of the Vets shared that they took part in the landings at Normandy, while one woman vet spoke of her experience in the Women's Army Corps.


Division I Champs

June 11, 2012 — Alden G. Hosmer (right) of Hopkinton, MA, a varsity tennis player at St. John's High School located in Shrewsbury, MA stands with his doubles partner, Mitchell Axelson from Paxton, MA holding the team's tropy as the Central Massachusetts Tennis Champions. The St. John's Tennis Team, Division I, won over Shrewsbury High School with a score of 5-0 last week. Onto the State semi-finals against Longmeadow, MA today.
Photo by MaryBeth Keaton


Tech Team Rescues 20 Year-old in Ashland Quarry Cliff Fall
Several towns participate in effort

June 10, 2012 — A call that came in to Ashland Police at 2:39 pm Sunday from friends led to the discovery of a 20 year-old at the quarry at Aggragate Industries in Ashland following a 15-20 foot fall from the side of the quarry onto some rocks, which rendered him unconscious. Firefighters arrived at the victim's side at 3:33 pm, and assessed the young man's vital signs to be stable. Then the Tech Team from Fire District 14 was activated, putting real world and simulated practical experience in extricating people from dangerous conditions to the test.  Firefighters pulled the patient up the cliff while other firefighters bushwacked a trail with chainsaws to a home on Olive Street for the fastest way to an ambulance. Below, Hopkinton Firefighter Kaz Piorkowski talks about the use of ropes and the difficulty of reaching the victim in the rockey terrain, loosened by years of excavation.
Ashland Police Public Information Officer Lt. David Iarussi said that the quarry has about 20 more years before the property will be transferred to the town and included as part of the Ashland Reservoir to be incorporated into that park. See the quarrry and hear Lt. Iarussi talk on video here.


Ongoing Rescue

June 10, 2012 — Several towns are on scene and in the woods in Ashland at Aggragate Industries, commonly referred to as Tri-Mount, an asphalt plant on Spring Street in Ashland where a large quarry is located, one that is not visible from the street. Police are guarding the entrance to the scene and are mum on the circumstances of how a 20 year-old male fell 15-20 feet, hitting his shoulder and his head. Firefighters first located the patient at 3:33 pm this afternoon, and are just now at 4:32 pm determinig if trail-blazing with chainsaws would be the best way to extricate the patient in a stokes stretcher, one often used for crane or helicopter rescues. First responders said the patient suffered a concussion. More on this later, when authorities make information available.


More Timlin Race

June 10, 2012 — Choose the thumbnails below to see more photos larger from the Sharon Timlin Race to cure ALS that took place in Hopkinton today. Scroll down to see winners.


The Real Thing

June 10, 2012 — This beauty found a place so still that he looked like a plastic model of a frog in the frog pond behind the Garden Center at Weston Nurseries today.



June 10, 2012 — A yellowjacket finds the lip of this flower at Weston Nurseries a very inviting place to land this afternoon.


Firemen's Sunday

June 10, 2012 — Hopkinton Fire Department observed Firemen's Sunday today, marching to Mayhew Street and ringing the bell to commemorate firemen who have passed. Above, the Tedstone family, Tina, Brendan II, Brendan and Ella pose inside the firehouse this morning.


Sharon Timlin 5k Race to Cure ALS

June 10, 2012 —The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5k Race to Cure ALS took off promptly at 8:30 am to the sound of a siren. And then, 16:32.5 later, 17 year-old student from Hopkinton, Patrick Levenson, above, crossed the finish line on the Loop Road with the fastest time. Less than 2 and a half minutes later, 15 year-old Hopkinton student Shelby Aarden, below, topped all of the females running today.


Beach Time

June 9, 2012 — These Lake Maspenock Preservation Association kids eagerly await the next animal to be presented by Animal Adventures at their Family Fun Day on Sandy Beach Saturday. One girl raises her hand to let the presenter know she would like to handle the next animal, whatever it may be.



June 9, 2012 — Pythons take special care in handling by several people at a time as well as by individuals, as with this afternoon's presentations at Sandy Beach.

Hopkinton Spoils Foxboro's Streak - Wins Division 2

June 9, 2012 — In a repeat of the 2011 season, the HHS girls tennis team met Foxboro today in the South Sectional Finals. Once again, the Hiller Girl's tennis prevailed 3-2 over the previously unbeaten Foxboro squad. The HHS girls tennis will next play the winner of the upcoming North Section Final (Winchester vs Concord-Carlisle) for the Division 2 Girls Tennis State Championship.The Division 2 State Finals will be played at a site and time TBD.



June 9, 2012 — The Breakers won their final game today, making it an unbdefeated season as part of the BAYS League.


Man's Best Friend

June 9, 2012 — Cooper is an alpaca who answers to his name, loves to be around people and makes sure the sheep know who their protector is. This photo taken today was to precede his being sheared.


Great Gifts

June 9, 2012 — Michelle Palmquist puts the "Plus" in Action Copy Plus with her great positive-message hand-made signs for a favorite teacher or student.


Police Incident Log -

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Updated Saturday, June 9, 2012 

Thursday, June 7, 2012
pm Officer Peter Booth arrested an individual on Hayden Rowe Street for OUI Liquor.

11:18 pm Sgt. Scott vanRaalten spoke with a Lakeshore Drive resident about a restraining order violation.

9:17 pm Officer Peter Booth issued a complaint application regarding alcohol to one or more people and transported them to the station.

 4:56 pm Officer Aaron O'Neil was unable to locate a dog that was reported by several people to be running loose on West Main Street.

1:39 pm Officer David Shane responded with the Fire Department for an alarm at a Nazneen Circle residence as a result of cooking.

1:06 pm Assisted street sweeper.

12:35 pm A suspect vehicle in a hit and run on Main Street escaped undetected.

11:24 am Officer Patrick O'Brien stood by on South Street while the Frie Department handled a medical.

9:30 am Officer Gregg DeBoer spoke with a caller regarding harassment.

9:29 am Officer DeBoer spoke with an individual who walked in about possible fraud.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

10:33 pm A vehicle reported to be occupied at the Middle School for a long time checked out to be unoccupied.

8:30 pm A vehicle hit a hydrant on Jamie Lane.

Officer Thomas Griffin spoke with a Hearthstone Road resident about threats.

1:22 pm Several units responded to a Lumber Street address after the report of an argument that turned out to be between a mother and child.


Someone Like You

June 9, 2012 — Performing at the Annual Respite Center Coffee House in the Faith Community Church, Ricardo .Barraza took a step into the background so Arva Ferguson could do her best Adele cover


Dashing Good Time

June 9, 2012 — Dale Danahy drew the winning tickets early Friday evening for the Grocery Dash that will take place at 10:00 am June 13, 2012. Winners Brian Thomas from Hopkinton and Ellie Robinson from Marlborough will get four minutes to load up a cart, or carts, with as many groceries possible. The Lions CLub, Colella's and Action Copy are sponsoring the event.

Medfield 9, Hopkinton 8

June 9, 2012  — The Medfield goalie looks back at the ball that number three just fired past her and into the net. 


#3 seed HHS girls tennis beat #2 seed Hingham 3-2 in the semifinal round, and play#1 seed Foxborough for the D2 South Sectional championship Sat at 1 PM at Medway HS (neutral site). Encourage sports fans to come out and watch.


Hopkinton varsity baseball beat Sharon today 7-2 in the state quarterfinals

Photo by Tom Levergood



Who is the Victim in Landman Debacle?

The parting-of-the-ways between Dr. Landman and the Hopkinton School Committee has all the makings of a childish high school break-up...."It's not you, it's me." While we may have accepted such a silly excuse when we were 16, we shouldn't have to accept it now. The community, as well as the employees of our school system, deserve more information.
I have been in contact with the School Committee directly regarding my concerns over Landman's "resignation" and how poorly they have handled it. Was he fired or did he quit? Why was it so abrupt and so soon after an election? If he did quit, then why the $105k good-bye gift? I have grown increasingly frustrated with their generic, "cut and paste" answers. I eagerly watched last night's School Committee meeting hoping to get answers and heard many fellow residents express their heartfelt concerns. While I didn't expect the committee to respond to the comments during the meeting, I wanted them to give some sort of timeframe as to when they would. They did not. I can't help but think of a quote from one of our favorite movies, Elf. "You sit on a throne of lies."
The School Committee keeps hiding Dr. Landman (and themselves) behind a shroud of "privacy" as if he is some sort of victim. Yet, when he is the one walking away with our money, I can only wonder who the real victim is. While I realize some information can not be disclosed, the taxpayers of Hopkinton deserve better answers. Once they learn to stay out of our wallets, we'll stay out of their business.
Linda Lane
13 Longwood Drive
June 8, 2012



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And the Winners Are...

June 8, 2012 — Kindergarten students who won the HPTA raffle got to have pizza at Bill's this morning along with their teachers, one of whom, Mrs. Lynne Rufo, left, is retiring after 37 years on the job.


Raza's Razors

June 8, 2012 — Maya Raza of Michele's Uptown Hair Salon gives Austin a razor cut this afternoon, as her colleagues looked on. Her coworker Valerie said that Maya is one of the few people around who still specializes in the razor-cut technique.


Coffee Wars

June 8, 2012 —  A holdover from the FoxNews ZipTrip, this life-sized cup of java from a competitor took up a position in front of the Hopkinton Gourmet. Neither the cup, which was mute, nor the Hopkinton Gourmet, would talk about the situation.


FOXNEWS 25 a Big Hit in Hopkinton

June 8, 2012 — Marathon Restaurant owner Michael Tobins speaks with FOXNEWS anchor Gene Lavanchy while daughter Riley gestures to someone on the sidelines. FOX 25 was in Hopkinton for a ZipTrip, a visit that features their morning news and weather with local food vendors invited to show their wares, and public figures invited to share their thoughts.


Mother and Son Team

June 8, 2012 — Twelve year-old Ian Cornell, who was one of two chefs today — his 18 year-old brother Rory was the other — stands by with mom, Mary, while awaiting some air time on FOXNEWS during their ZipTtrip today on Hopkinton Common. They were representing Cornell's Pub.