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Time Waits for No One

October 7 ,2016 - This gate wheel in Oxford shows the ravages of time -- and perhaps some man-made destruction, too..


Healthy Bones

Progress continues on the Hopkinton Public Library construction, as more steel is delivered. While construction continues, the library has a temporary home:
Hopkinton Public Library
65 South Street - Hopkinton, MA 01748

508-497-9777 508-497-9779 (Children's)
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-8 Tues, Thurs: 10-5 Sat: 10-4 (September - May)



No Clown Sightings in Hopkinton

Clown suits -- and masks of any kind -- forbidden from school property


A sort of clown sightings-hysteria among children across the country, fueled by social media and imagination, has concerned school and police enough to issue warnings, guidelines and prohibitions regarding clowns and clown clothing on school property.

A letter to students and parents from HHS Principal is below:


Dear students and parents,


I am writing to address the concerns recently raised in the media regarding threatening clowns. We take these concerns very seriously as the health and safety of our students is always our first priority.  We will work closely with the Hopkinton Police Department to assess the credibility of any threats and related risks to our students and our community.


There have been no confirmed clown sightings on campus or in the community. The threats reported in the media have been generic in nature and not specific to our community. Therefore, we do not believe the clown activity reported in the news poses a credible threat to our students. If you see anything that concerns you, however, please do not hesitate to speak with Officer Powers or any adult at Hopkinton High School.


For the safety of everyone at Hopkinton High School, no one is permitted on campus at any time wearing a clown costume or a mask of any kind. As Spirit Week & Halloween approach, we expect everyone to be respectful of others and refrain from wearing clown costumes or anything that obscures your face.


Thank you for your help keeping our community safe.


Evan Bishop

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Fugitive Murder Suspect Captured


Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni, United States Marshal John Gibbons, Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon announced the arrest of Joey Camacho, 40, of Miami, Florida for a 2005 homicide in Holyoke.


On March 17, 2005 detectives from the Holyoke Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office as well as the Massachusetts Crime Scene Services responded to the scene of a gunshot victim on Beacon Street in Holyoke at approximately 12:32 a.m.


Upon arrival and in response to the initial report of a gunshot victim, officers from the Holyoke Police Department, found the victim lying on the ground in what appeared to be critical condition. Officers immediately began administering medical assistance until medical emergency response personnel arrived on scene. The victim was transported to Baystate Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. He was identified as Jesse Rosario, 25, of Holyoke.


The ensuing investigation identified Joey Camacho, 29 at the time and from Springfield, Ma, as suspect in the murder of Jesse Rosario. Law enforcement then began a search for Camacho but, in spite of several leads on his whereabouts, it yielded no results.


The State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) was asked to assist in locating Camacho, who was placed on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted List in October 2005.


Throughout the ensuing years VFAS troopers and member of the United States Marshals District of Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force assisted state and local homicide detectives in determining Camacho’s whereabouts. Law enforcement never stopped looking for Camacho.


Earlier this year, their investigation revealed that Camacho was possibly using the alias of Gerald Torres, and that he may have been stopped under that name for a motor vehicle violation in Miami and arrested for operating after license suspension.

Following his booking and release pending a court appearance, investigators determined that Torres’ fingerprints and those of Camacho were the same.

When Camacho appeared (as Torres) at a Miami courthouse Wednesday for his scheduled court appearance, members of the US Marshals Florida Regional Task Force were conducting surveillance of the facility. After observing Camacho, Task Force members converged on him and placed him under arrest. He was charged as a fugitive from justice.


Hampden County prosecutors will work with Florida counterparts to arrange Camacho’s rendition to Massachusetts to answer for Jesse Rosario’s homicide.


Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “The apprehension of this suspect is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of all agencies involved. I would like to thank the US Marshals District of Massachusetts Fugitive Task Force, Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to my office as well as the Holyoke Police Department for their work in identifying and apprehending the suspect. With the effort and skill of these agencies, we can now work towards justice for Jesse and his family.”


“The United States Marshals Service remains dedicated to assisting our State, Local and Federal Law enforcement partners with tracking down and arresting violent fugitives who flee the jurisdiction to avoid prosecution said U.S. Marshal John Gibbons.”  “I commend all of the agencies involved for their unwavering commitment with bringing this individual to justice after over a decade on the run.”


State Police Colonel Richard D. McKeon added: “Once again I am awed, but not surprised, by the superb work done by our Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and our partners at the US Marshals Service in finding criminals who are trying very hard not to be found. They, along with our State Police Detective Unit in Hampden County, DA Gulluni and his office, and Holyoke Police, never forgot Jesse Rosario and never tired in their pursuit of his killer.”


    Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger stated, “I’m glad this suspect can be brought to justice to answer for this heinous crime.”

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UniBank today announced the resignation of James Paulhus, President and CEO of UniBank for Savings. 

UniBank Executive Vice President & CFO William Mahoney (left) has been named Interim President & CEO and will assume those responsibilities effective immediately.


Senior Protection

Left to right; Officer Stephen Buckley, Hopkinton Police Department Crime Prevention Division; Nicole Nolin, UniBank Manager and Security Officer; Doris Hamburger, Vice President and Branch Relationship Manager, UniBank; District Attorney Marian Ryan.

HOPKINTON – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan recently hosted a senior protection seminar at the Hopkinton Council on Aging to discuss ways that seniors can avoid being victims of scams and elder abuse. District Attorney Ryan was joined by Officer Stephen Buckley, Hopkinton Police Department Crime Prevention Division; Nicole Nolin, UniBank Manager and Security Officer; and Doris Hamburger, Vice President and Branch Relationship Manager, UniBank.

District Attorney Ryan’s presentation to seniors included tips on how to handle unsolicited calls for donations, where seniors can go for helpful information or services and how to protect personal information from identity theft.

In Hopkinton, District Attorney Ryan reminded people that, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” In addition, she urged attendees to be skeptical if they receive a phone call or letter claiming they will get money for providing a social security number or personal information. District Attorney Ryan says the age-old safety precautions still apply in these modern times: lock your front door, never give personal information to strangers, and do not allow people into your home even if they say they have an emergency and need to use your phone. Finally, District Attorney Ryan says if you think you have been a victim of a scam, speak up, and tell someone and report the crime to a law enforcement authority.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s Senior Protection Program partners with local police departments, elder services and community-based banks to educate seniors on how to stay safe, avoid scams and theft and report abuse.

Before becoming District Attorney, Ryan served as Chief of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office’s Elder and Disabled Unit, where she prosecuted a myriad of crimes involving financial abuse and physical abuse of the most vulnerable victims. In that role, she collaborated with business and community leaders to conduct risk assessments and develop prevention plans for elders and disabled citizens. Ryan continues to host seminars in community settings to provide advice to residents about how to protect themselves.

For more information on ways to protect seniors visit: http://middlesexda.com/prosecution/elder-disabled.php



Man Arrested for Multiple Narcotics Offenses after Motor Vehicle Stop in Montague


Montague - Monday at 11:10 p.m., Trooper Scott Boutell, assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Shelburne Falls Barracks was on patrol in the town of Montague. While on patrol, Trooper Boutell conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing several motor vehicle violations.


While speaking to the driver of the Nissan Maxima, who was identified as DEON CHARLES, Trooper Boutell quickly learned that the driver’s right to operate was suspended. During the arrest process, CHARLES stepped out of his vehicle to have narcotics fall from his body. A further field investigation yielded more narcotics from CHARLES. In total, there were several bags of marijuana and cocaine seized into evidence.


Bail for CHARLES was set at $10, 000.

CHARLES was charged with the following offenses:

  1. Cocaine Trafficking;

  2. Possession to Distribute Class B;

  3. Possession to Distribute Class D;

  4. Operating a Motor Vehicle after License Suspension;

  5. Fail to Yield/Stop; and

  6. Crosswalk Violation

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Friends of Whitehall Annual Fall Lake Cleanup

October 22nd  from 9:00 to noon at the State Boat Ramp on Wood St., Hopkinton.  Questions: www.friendsofwhitehall.orgFile photo.


Quick Quiz: What begins with a gunshot and involves mystery, intrigue, attorneys, uncooked food and side-splitting laughter?

If you said, "Thanksgiving dinner at my house," we don't want to meet your family.

But, if you said, "Neil Simon's hilarious comedy, Rumors, performed by the Enter Stage Left Theater group this month," you are correct!

The show begins as the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. He's upstairs with a flesh wound, his wife and the servants are mysteriously gone and, worst of all, nobody has prepared dinner. With the guests arriving any minute, it's time to figure out what happened and why. 

Featuring ten actors from Hopkinton and surrounding towns, Rumors director, Brian Kelly, describes the show as, "a laugh-a-minute comedy and probably one of the best farces ever written."

Playing over two weekends this month, Rumors is one of Neil Simon's best and not to be missed!  Click here for tickets.



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Emergency, dial 911 • Non-emergency, PD dial 508-497-3401, FD dial 508-497-2323



The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

6 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

16 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

0 Incidents of Vandalism.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

0 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

0 Noise Complaint.

0 Incident of Breaking and Entering.

0 Incident of Fraud.

0 Incident of Lost Property.

0 Incident of Found Property.

Incident Log

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

7:16 pm A motorist reported an erratic operator who was changing speeds and swerving in the lane on Cedar Street. Officer John Corridan advised that he followed the vehicle until the Milford town line but did not observe any violations.
6:48 pm A female walk-in reported a male walking around with his pants half down. Officer John Corridan advised that it was the gentleman he spoke with earlier.
6:26 pm A Cedar Street resident reported a male tried to get into the back door to his home and when he was approached he stated that he knew the people that lived there. Two officers located that individual on Main Street and spoke with him.

Monday, October 3, 2016

8:39 pm An employee of a West Main Street business reported two males who were shoplifting. Three officers responded and notified the State Police K-9 to responded and search the vehicle. Subsequently, a 27 year-old male from Shrewsbury and a 52 year-old male from Milford were both arrested and charged with Shoplifting by Asportation and Larceny Over $250.
8:23 pm A female caller from Hayden Rowe Street reported hearing three gunshots in her neighborhood. Two officers checked the area but did not hear anything suspicious.
5:21 pm A caller reported that a black pickup truck did "donuts" in the Sandy Beach parking lot then sped up and down the street. Officer Matthew Santoro checked the area with a negative find.
1:09 pm Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with a walk-in who thought that someone was trying to poison his dog.

Public Police Log
Incidents and Arrests
From: 10/3/16 0:00 To: 10/4/16 0:00
October 04,2016



Booking # Booking Date/Time Name Address Age Race Gender
2016000000111 10/03/2016 21:19 TERRELL S HENRY 120 RESERVOIR ST 27 B M
Charges: 266/30A/A Shoplifting by Asportation
266/30/A Larceny Over $250

Booking # Booking Date/Time Name Address Age Race Gender
2016000000112 10/03/2016 21:44 PATRICK J PROFIT 10 CLAUDETTE DRIVE APT 5 52 W M
Charges: 266/30A/A Shoplifting by Asportation

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Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding Towns

New Transactions from September 27, 2016 - October 3, 2016
Click on blue links to see Town's property card w/photo
3 Hemlock Drive James M. Borzumato, Kristen E. Borzumato $531,500 Oct. 3, 2016 Gary Keane, Noreen Sloan
9 Andrea Drive Dawn E. Smith $900,000 Oct. 3, 2016 Dennis Bucceri, Suzanne H. Bucceri
4 Lorigan Road Michael D. Twardowski, Jessica M. Twardowski $387,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Silver Birch Management LLC
6 Teaberry Lane unit 199 Sangeet Uttam, Rakhee Uttam $640,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
11 Frostpane Lane unit 57 Suresh L. Srinivasan, Pavithra Kandaswamy $558,000 Sept. 30, 2016 John Xiao, Shiqin Wang
7 Tiffany Trail Tyler Faken, Laura Faken $505,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Estate of Lois E. Dickinson, Ann-Alexis Mangan
28 Pinecrest Village Tanya Cairns $235,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Lindsay A. Ucci, Lindsay Ritzenthaler
6 Schofield Road Elizabeth S. Ammon $545,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Brian D. Harpish, Kristen M. Harpish
30 Connelly Hill Road Shawn C. Henley, Cristina I. Henley $1,200,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Connelly LLC
8 Spicebush Court unit 135 Sumesh Mahesh Zingde, Reshma Shah $636,150 Sept. 29, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
2 Birchwood Lane unit 5B Yogish Gopala, Chaitra Kallianpur $280,500 Sept. 29, 2016 Mary C. McKeon, MCM Realty Trust
11 Wayside Drive unit 238 Karthik N. Ramanathan $524,920 Sept. 29, 2016 Pulte Homes of New England LLC
7 Davenport Lane unit 4 Salvatore J. Tocco, Rosalia Tocco $650,000 Sept. 28, 2016 Crosswinds Hopkinton LLC
6 Stoney Brook Road Nikiwe Dangirwa-Vundla, Thembinkosi J. Vundla $718,000 Sept. 27, 2016 Benjamin C. Best, Monica A. Best
173 Cedar Street Brian S. Atherton, Ashley M. Atherton $460,000 Sept. 30, 2016 James M. Borzumato, Kristen E. Borzumato
2 Hundred Oaks Lane Dwan Dube $419,900 Sept. 30, 2016 Elizabeth Ann Loven, Estate of Charles D. Thomas Jr.
63 Trailside Way unit 12-B Mathurin Pierre $240,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Proscovia Bukenya
10 Tydeman Road Michael Barron, Denise V. Pachan $665,100 Sept. 30, 2016 Richmond Development Corp.
10 Tydeman Road Richmond Development Corp. $142,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Cross Street Realty Trust, Steven A. Hickey
15 Woodland Road Joseph Smart, Shannon Revene $295,000 Sept. 30, 2016 David P. Hayward
7 Queen Isabella Way unit 71D Danielle Selleck $430,000 Sept. 28, 2016 Freedom Village Realty LLC
22 Adams Road Dianne Reffeitt-Jordan $200,000 Sept. 28, 2016 Steven Kipus, Estate of Steven J. Kipus
229 Trailside Way Karen Beaudoin $235,000 Sept. 28, 2016 Waymond Eng, Stacey Eng
7 Carriage Hill Circle John R. Reynolds, Lynne M. Sylvia $525,000 Sept. 29, 2016 Alanna Dwyer
7 Prospect Street Oliver J. Cowie, Dyanna Cowie $465,000 Sept. 30, 2016 Cristostomo G. Marques
104 South Street Amanda Lee Ayotte, Russell C. Picard Jr. $171,000 Sept. 29, 2016 Linda Brown, Rhonda Shannon, Brenda Capuzziello,
Amanda Ayotte, Russell C. Picard Jr.
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The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

11 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

35 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

2 Incidents of Vandalism.

2 Motor Vehicle Accidents without personal injury.

2 Disabled Motor Vehicles.

1 Time the Police participated in Community Relations, Crime Prevention Activities or Passenger Safety.

1 Noise Complaint.

1 Incident of Breaking and Entering.

1 Incident of Fraud.

1 Incident of Lost Property.

1 Incident of Found Property.

Incident Log

Sunday, October 2, 2016

9:50 pm A 911 caller on Knoll Road reported a family argument with an intoxicated male involved who had run into the woods in an unknown direction. Three officers checked the area but could not locate him.

12:47 pm An employee of a West Main Street business requested assistance with a possibly intoxicated person. Three officers responded and subsequently placed the individual into protective custody.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

9:54 pm A caller reported a teenage party on Wedgewood Drive and stated that they were throwing objects at passing vehicles. Two officers spoke with the home owners and advised that the teenagers ran upstairs and alcohol containers were found in the area.

5:13 pm The owner of a Lumber Street business spoke with Officer Linda Higgins regarding a male party who has been harassing his establishment.

Friday, September 30, 2016

5:57 pm The manager of a Main Street business reported receiving harassing phone calls from a young child then the child's mother. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas spoke with the individuals involved.

3:30 pm A resident of Amherst Road reported that his 13 year-old daughter was not on the bus home this afternoon and should have been home an hour ago. The high school was notified of the situation. The father then called back and advised that his daughter just came home.



Evergreen Cemetery, 306 Wood St., Hopkinton

Saturday evening, October 8 (Rain date, Sunday Oct 9)


On-going tours starting at 7:00 pm, last tour will start by 9:00 pm


$10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child 12 & under, with a maximum per family of $25.00.


On this tour we will be meeting the "spirits" of some of Hopkinton's most well-known and accomplished former residents!










Tickets will be sold at the Comey Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery. 


Parking should be only on the Wood Street side of the cemetery.  Park on the grass in front of the cemetery walls, at the boat landing across the street, or carefully along Wood Street. 


Walk down the eastern most cemetery road to the Comey Chapel (this will be marked and lighted). 


Please no coming in from Cunningham or Fruit streets, as it will interrupt the flow of the tours.



Massachusetts State Police Investigating Trooper Struck by Motorcyclist.



October 2, 2016 - The trooper struck by the motorcycle after today’s Patriots’ game remains at Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. At this time, the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. His name is not being released tonight.


The motorcycle operator who struck the trooper, and who will face criminal charges, is identified as JOSE PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, 25, of Everett. He is being treated for injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and will be booked as soon as his medical condition allows.


The crash occurred at parking lot P8 a short distance south of Gillette on Route 1. Preliminary investigation indicates that troopers on foot at traffic posts were trying to stop PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ, who was operating a 2009 Ducati, near the main entrance and the P6 lot. In an attempt to flee from the troopers, the suspect drove against traffic, going south in the northbound lane. When he reached the P8 lot, a trooper again attempted to stop the fleeing suspect. The motorcycle operated by PEREZ-RODRIGUEZ struck that trooper.


The crash investigation remains active at this time.

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Party Hearty

October 1, 2016 -- Above, retired Officer Tom Griffin poses  with his family after giving over 30 years to town service. Below, some his fellow retirees, as well as current police officers and department employees, pose with some prisoners on the wall below.
Both Sides Now

October 1, 2016 -- Singer/songwriter Cheryl Melody set the  guitar aside for a moment, and captured an infinite amount of shapes that race to meet at some place in the unseen distance. Taken yesterday at Hopkinton Reservoir.

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Norton Lancers 35 - Hopkinton Hillers 16 

October 1, 2016 -- Connor Hebert  gets ready to embrace a pass from James Adams in last night's first home game.
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District Attorney Marian Ryan presents Dr. John F. Doherty, Superintendent of Reading Public Schools, the Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Award

District Attorney Ryan Hosts Superintendents’ and Chiefs’ Breakfast

STONEHAM – More than 140 school superintendents, police chiefs, fire chiefs and elected officials from Middlesex County joined Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. today at the Superintendents’ and Chiefs’ Breakfast. This annual event, held at Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, brings staff from the District Attorney’s office together with educators, law enforcement and community leaders to collaborate on students’ safety, juvenile justice and crime prevention strategies. Dr. John F. Doherty, Superintendent of Reading Public Schools, was honored with the Dr. Patrick A. Schettini Jr. Award.

“The partnership formed between educators, law enforcement officials and fire chiefs presents a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information amongst community leaders to find new and innovative ways to keep students safe each year,” said District Attorney Ryan. “In Middlesex County we are incredibly fortunate to have superintendents and law enforcement officials who are dedicated to addressing the changing needs of our young people and the challenges that they may encounter this school year.”

At the Superintendents’ and Chiefs’ Breakfast each fall, the Dr. Patrick A. Schettini, Jr. Award is presented to a school superintendent, fire or police chief for their commitment to the health and safety of students in their communities. The award was created in 2010 to honor Dr. Schettini’s legacy as an outstanding educator and leader. Dr. Schettini, the Reading Public Schools superintendent, was a highly esteemed member of the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc. Board of Directors and was actively involved in the organization’s prevention work. After Dr. Schettini’s death in 2009, the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth Board of Directors created an award in his memory. The award recognizes Dr. Schettini’s leadership and compassion and honors a professional who keeps the health and safety of students at the center of their influence, while dealing with the complexities of the 21st century.

Dr. John F. Doherty, who served as an Assistant Superintendent in the Reading Public Schools with Dr. Schettini, was appointed as Superintendent of Schools following Dr. Schettini’s death. At today’s breakfast, Dr. Doherty was honored for his student-centered approach to learning and his innovative efforts to promote social and emotional learning. His array of social emotional interventions and supports systems have helped Reading students to be successful academically and personally.

“John’s commitment to the health and safety of his students is a model for all leaders in Middlesex County,” said Margie Daniels, Executive Director of Middlesex Partnerships for Youth. “Every decision he makes as a superintendent is grounded in what is best for students. His close working relationship with Dr. Schettini makes today’s award especially meaningful.”

Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., (MPY) is a non-profit organization which provides prevention and intervention resources and training to school districts and communities in collaboration with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Margie Daniels is the Executive Director. District Attorney Ryan chairs the MPY Board of Directors.

Through MPY’s efforts, educators, parents, and students engage in collaborative trainings with law enforcement, social services, and community-based organizations as well as share the latest information and resources. Such interactions provide the foundation for creating solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to addressing issues including youth violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, hate crimes, and harassment across Middlesex County. Learn more about MPY’s programs at www.mpyinc.org . Contributed content.


Oxford Crash

October 1, 2016 -- The driver in the passenger vehicle is being extricated as another ambulance is wailing up ahead, trying to get to the scene. The truck up ahead lost a wheel in this head-on crash in Oxford at about 7:00 pm. Dusk is often called the most dangerous time to drive.


Click on the photo above to view your video invitation to Michael's Run, and give Race Director Ricardo Barraza a chance to tell you more.

Tonight, September 30, 2016
Roast Prime Rib (Regular Cut) $ 13.95
King Cut (Bone In) $16.95 served with choice of two sides


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The Hopkinton Police were involved in the following incidents, which are not included in the detail report below.

12 Times the Police assisted the Fire Department, another department, town, or outside Police agency.

26 Motor Vehicle/Person/Home/Building Checks.

1 Motor Vehicle Accident without personal injury.

3 Times the Police assisted with an Animal Call.

2 Noise Complaints.

1 Incident of Fraud.

2 Incidents of Found Property.

2 Incidents of Suspicious Activity.

Incident Log

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10:40 pm The state police reported an erratic operator coming into town on Hayden Rowe Street. Two officers responded and issued a complaint application to the operator.

8:22 pm A resident reported people trespassing at College Rock and hearing someone talk about getting lighter fluid. Two officers responded and advised that a camp fire was extinguished.

12:50 pm A walk-in spoke with Officer Alex Cruzvergara regarding a hit and run motor vehicle accident.

7:17 am A caller reported a suspicious male with what appeared to be a camera on the end of a long metal pole at the corner of a building on West Main Street. Two officers checked the area with a negative find.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

12:57 am A caller reported a female screaming on Apple Tree Hill. Two officers checked the area but were unable to locate anyone.

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Recently Acquired Ladder Truck Proves its Worth

September 29, 2016 -- The Fire Department's recently purchased ladder truck, filling a need identified by Chief Stephen Slaman,
more than paid back its purchase price by saving the possible property damage to the home above that might have occurred without it.
The fire was extinguished and the crew reported that it did not extend into the home on Ash Street. See hot ash disposal safety tips.
Contributed photo

Hot Ash Disposal Safety Tips


Each year, Hopkinton Fire Department responds to fires that are caused by improper disposal of hot coals or ashes from fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, grills or mobile fireplaces designed for use on decks or patios.


The fact is that coals and ashes from fires can remain hot enough to start a fire for many days after you think the fire is out. The amount of time for complete extinguishment and cooling depends on many factors such as how hot the fire was, what was burning, how much unburned fuel remains, etc.


To be safe, simply treat all ashes and coals as hot, even when you think they had time enough to cool. 


To properly dispose of ashes or coals we recommend the following:

  • If possible, allow ashes and coals to cool in the area where you had the fire for several days. These devices are designed to contain their heat safely.


  • When it is time to dispose of the ashes, transfer them to a metal container and wet them down.


  • Keep the metal container outside your home and away from any combustibles until the refuse is hauled away.


  • DO NOT place any other combustibles in the metal container.  

  • DO NOT use a combustible container.


More Fireplace Safety Tips

  • Have your chimney inspected annually, and cleaned as necessary, by a professional chimney sweep to ensure it is clear of obstructions and creosote.


  • Repair any cracks in your chimney and fireplace.       


  • Use fireplace screens to keep sparks and fire debris inside the fireplace. 


  • Do not use an accelerant to start a fire.


  • Ensure the fire is completely out before going to bed or leaving the house.


  • Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of all combustibles (Three feet away is a good rule).


  • Keep all children and pets a safe distance from fireplaces.


  • Install both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 


  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand. 


  • Observe all safety precautions when using outdoor fireplaces they can be just as dangerous as indoor units.






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Hopkinton Detective Unit Closes Multiple Car Breaks - Search Warrant Executed

September 27, 2016 -- Hopkinton Police Detectives executed a search warrant at 87 Downey Street in Hopkinton.  The service of this warrant was an effort to recover stolen property from a series of car breaks that occurred during the summer.  Detectives were called to the scene and through the crime scene processing functions located fingerprints on the car.  These prints were run through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and a match was found.

Detectives had previously served an arrest warrant at this same address on 09/07/2016 for Joshua Dover age 24.  He was charged with a single car break at the time.  Additional prints lifted from other cars led to these new charges and the issuance of a search warrant for his residence in an effort to recover the property.

Hopkinton Detectives also worked with the Worcester County B&E Task Force and learned that Dover had also been arrested in Northborough for committing multiple car breaks in that community.

The search warrant discovered electronic equipment.

Chief Ed Lee stated “ The execution of this search warrant and arrest warrant will hopefully help to bring closure to the victims in these cases. Some victims will even get their property back, Today is just another example of the Hopkinton Police Department working tirelessly for their community.”

The Hopkinton Police would also like to remind everyone to lock you homes and cars,.  Most of the breaks discussed here were from unlocked vehicles.

Joshua Dover
87 Downey Street is now charged with:
2 counts of breaking and entering a Motor Vehicle
2 counts Larceny of Property
2 counts B&E Nighttime


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