LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.
Ex-trooper gets prison time in OT theft scandal
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts State Police trooper who pleaded guilty to getting paid for hours he didn't work has been sentenced to three months in prison.
Massachusetts State Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting at a hotel in suburban Boston.
Police say they initially responded to a reported "active shooter"...
BOSTON (AP) — A suspended state trooper has been sentenced to one day in prison and one year of supervised release after pleading guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse...
State trooper convicted of rape faces sentencing
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A suspended Massachusetts State Police trooper convicted of raping his former girlfriend faces sentencing.
The Middlesex district attorney says Robert Sundberg is...
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a UPS tractor-trailer has crashed with another truck, scattering more than 1,000 packages across an interstate highway.
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a Maine man struck and killed by his own pickup truck on a highway near Boston may have suffered some kind of medical emergency.
Police: Vandals splash oil on war memorial in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a World War II memorial was vandalized in Boston.
Authorities say the vandalism was reported Monday morning, and troopers found an oil-like...
CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man who got out of his pickup truck on a highway south of Boston was hit by his own vehicle and fatally injured.
Man dies after car rolls over into water along I-495
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a 23-year-old man whose car rolled over and ended up upside down in a body off water just off Interstate 495 has died.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating graffiti left on the Statehouse and two nearby buildings over the weekend.
Police say the Statehouse's exterior was vandalized in...
Rhode Island woman dies in Massachusetts crash
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a Rhode Island woman has died in a rollover crash on a Massachusetts highway.
Police say 65-year-old Judith Wright was driving west on...
Police: Teen without license leads officers on 40-mile chase
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old who doesn't have a driver's license led police on a more than 40-mile chase in a stolen car.
Police: Drunken driver left child behind at scene of crash
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a drunken driver who rolled over her car left a child behind at the scene of the crash.
Authorities say the 37-year-old Revere woman faces...
Police: 1 dead in rollover on I-290 in Auburn
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say one person has died in an early morning rollover crash on Interstate 290.
The crash just before 1 a.m. Tuesday occurred on the ramp from Route 12 to I-290 east.
Police say the male driver, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where he was pronounced dead.
State police trooper to plead guilty in overtime abuse probe
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has agreed to plead guilty in connection to an investigation into overtime abuse.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said Wednesday that 40-year-old Heath McAuliffe, of Hopkinton, agreed to plead guilty to one count of embezzlement of nearly $8,000 from an agency receiving federal funds.
State troopers testing body cameras in 6-month pilot program
BOSTON (AP) — The head of Massachusetts State Police says about 100 troopers will test body cameras over the next six months.
Col. Kerry Gilpin said Monday that the troopers in the pilot program will test cameras from several vendors.
Gilpin says the body cameras "offer the potential to bring a new level of officer safety, transparency, and accurate documentation" to interactions between police and the public.
Ex-state trooper pleads guilty in OT pay scandal
BOSTON (AP) — A seventh former Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to federal charges in an overtime pay scandal.
Federal prosecutors say retired Lt. David Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds for taking overtime pay for shifts he either did not work or did not complete.
Authorities say in 2016, Wilson was paid more than $12,000 in fraudulent overtime pay.
Man clings to moving SUV in rage episode caught on video
BOSTON (AP) — State police say they were called to the Massachusetts Turnpike because a man was clinging to the hood of a moving SUV in an apparent road rage episode, some of which was caught on video .
Massachusetts State Police responded to Interstate 90 westbound in Weston on Friday, where witnesses had gotten the SUV to stop.
Magician charged with inappropriately touching students
WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a magician they say inappropriately touched three students during magic classes.
The Plymouth district attorney's office says 52-year-old David Hussey was arrested at his Weymouth home Wednesday and charged with indecent assault and battery.
Hussey, who uses the stage name David Oliver, pleaded not guilty.
Trooper, tow truck driver, struck and hurt on I-95
WAKEFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper and a tow truck driver have been struck and injured by a passing vehicle while assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle on Interstate 95.
A state police spokesman says the trooper and tow truck driver were both outside their vehicles when they were struck just after 6 a.m. Tuesday on I-95 north in Wakefield. The vehicle that struck them also struck the tow truck.
Man on Massachusetts most wanted list caught in Miami
BOSTON (AP) — A man on the Massachusetts State Police's most wanted list for allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a woman in March has been captured.
State police say 50-year-old Kevin Hamel was caught Friday morning in Miami by the U.S. Marshals after State Trooper Thiago Miranda determined his whereabouts.
Hamel is being held in Florida as a fugitive from justice pending his return to Massachusetts.
2 dead in early morning crash in Massachusetts
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say two people have died in an early morning crash.
Troopers responded to Interstate 95 south in Attleboro at about 1:25 a.m. Thursday and found that a Kia Soul had rear ended a Hyundai GST with five occupants.
A rear seat passenger in the Hyundai, 23-year-old Maryori Conde, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police: ‘Grenade’ at recycling plant was a butane lighter
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Police say what was at first described as a live grenade at a Massachusetts recycling plant turned out to be a lighter.
The Massachusetts State Police bomb squad responded Thursday morning to Casella Recycling in Auburn to a report of a "live explosive device."
Auburn police tweeted out the all clear just after 10 a.m. and said the device was a "butane lighter which had been designed to look like a live hand grenade."
Fire chief charged with drunken driving after police chase
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts district fire chief who they say led troopers on a chase while driving under the influence.
Massachusetts State Police say they received a call about someone driving a pickup truck on its rims early Friday morning in Dartmouth.
Troopers attempted to stop the truck, but the driver sped off and hit speeds of up to 65 mph before coming to a stop near Dartmouth Mall.
Bomb squad destroys marker flare found on beach
DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad says it exploded suspected ordnance discovered at a Cape Cod beach over the weekend.
The Dennis Police Department received a report of an unexploded ordinance Sunday afternoon from a person walking on the beach.
The Cape Cod Times reports the item was determined to be a deteriorated marine marker flare that washed ashore.
Massachusetts state police warn of sporadic 911 outages
BOSTON (AP) — Public safety officials in Massachusetts are warning of sporadic 911 outages.
In an alert sent to cellphones Friday, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recommended individuals looking for emergency help use the 10-digit telephone number to contact their fire or police departments.
The numbers are available on the internet and through directory assistance.
Police seize more than 6,000 counterfeit merchandise items
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have arrested three New York men and seized more than 6,000 counterfeit items they allege they were selling at a Lawrence flea market.
Police ID woman killed in 4-vehicle crash
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the name of a woman who was killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 495 in Middleborough.
Massachusetts State Police say 57-year-old Anita Stevens, of Brockton, was killed Friday after her SUV spun into opposing traffic and was struck head on.
Stevens was entering the highway from Route 44 around 4:15 p.m. when her SUV spun out and then stopped in a northbound lane. Police say they're investigating what caused the vehicle to lose control.
3 arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana through airport
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say travelers tried to smuggle more than 150 pounds of marijuana in suitcases through Logan International Airport.
State Police say California residents Jerry McNair, Ladonna Hardman and Saudia Watson were arrested Saturday at the airport.
Police say they received a tip from law enforcement in Sacramento County that McNair and Hardman were traveling with large amounts of marijuana in several suitcases.
State police trooper suspended over assault allegation
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been suspended with pay while authorities investigate reports of an assault on a woman outside a Boston restaurant earlier this month.
A Boston police report says Hickey and his girlfriend were involved in a physical confrontation outside Dorset Hall in the city's Dorchester section.
The report says Hickey choked the woman and kicked her in the right leg, shattering her tibia.
Prosecutors: 8th trooper charged in overtime abuse scandal
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say an eighth Massachusetts State Police trooper has been arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into an overtime abuse scandal.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling says 40-year-old Heath McAuliffe, of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was charged Wednesday with embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds.
2 seriously injured in Massachusetts school bus crash
BERKLEY, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a school bus carrying adults and children went off the road and crashed into the woods in Massachusetts, sending several people to the hospital with injuries.
Massachusetts State Police say two adults suffered serious injuries in Saturday night's crash in Berkley. Police say the 23 other passengers were taken to the hospital for minor injuries or for precautionary reasons.
4th suspect pleads guilty in state police OT scam
BOSTON (AP) — A retired Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to collecting more than $29,000 in overtime pay he did not earn.
Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Paul Cesan, of Southwick, pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. He faces 10 to 16 months in prison at sentencing on March 12.
Cesan was assigned to the now disbanded Troop E, responsible for patrolling the Massachusetts Turnpike.
1 killed, 3 injured in head-on crash on Thanksgiving
OAKHAM, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating a head-on crash on Thanksgiving that killed a woman and injured three others.
State police say a 21-year-old Franklin man driving a Toyota Corolla lost control in Oakham at 5:20 p.m. Thursday and struck a Honda CRV coming from the opposite direction.
The Franklin man's passenger, identified Friday as 21-year-old Annabelle Rosemond, of New Bedford, died.
Officer-involved shooting under investigation
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in a gas station parking lot and near a mall and high school.
State police say the shooting occurred in Auburn late Wednesday morning.
Police posted on social media that the shooting scene has been secured, there is no suspect search underway and there are no known injuries to any officers. They did not say whether anyone was hurt.
Wrong-way driver crashes, injures state trooper, 2 civilians
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police have released the name of the driver involved in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 91 that injured a state trooper and two civilians.
Police say 31-year-old Yevgeniy Rudenko is facing multiple charges, including drunken driving, in connection with the crash in Springfield on Tuesday night.
Police say the West Springfield man was spotted driving north in the southbound lanes at around 10 p.m. The trooper put his cruiser in the pickup truck's path.
Dentist loses excessive force suit against state troopers
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A jury has ruled against a Connecticut dentist who alleged in a federal lawsuit that three Massachusetts State Police troopers beat him during a traffic stop.
Police discover massive stockpile of weapons at man’s home
SHIRLEY, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a man was arrested after police found dozens of unlicensed firearms stockpiled in his home.
Police say they seized approximately 47 illegal firearms, 44 homemade silencers and around 35,000 rounds of ammunition from the 62-year-old Shirley man's home. He was arraigned Thursday in Shirley District Court and was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
Police: Man hit by car attempting to help driver on highway
BOXFORD, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police troopers say a good Samaritan attempting to help a driver in a broken down vehicle on Interstate 95 ended up with severe injuries when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
Police ID man accused of stabbing state trooper
BOSTON (AP) — Police have released the name of a man accused of stabbing a Massachusetts state trooper.
Massachusetts State police said Sunday that 18-year-old Nghia Le, of Manchester, New Hampshire, faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder. He is being held on $1 million bail.
Police say Le led police on a multi-state chase Friday after he was involved in a crash in New Hampshire and then carjacked a Toyota Camry.
State trooper stabbed following multi-state police pursuit
NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper was recovering Saturday in a state hospital from multiple stab wounds following a multi-state pursuit of a driver involved in a New Hampshire crash.
Police said that driver, an 18-year-old New Hampshire man, was shot during the incident and also taken to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester for treatment. Both men underwent surgery Friday evening and were listed in stable condition.
State trooper stabbed in head, neck during pursuit
NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts State Police trooper sustained stab wounds to the head, neck, shoulders and arm while trying to apprehend an 18-year-old who had earlier fled a traffic stop.
Authorities say the teenager was then shot in the torso by the 47-year-old trooper and both were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The trooper was conscious and alert.
State police first chased the teen Interstate 91 on Friday afternoon, but broke off pursuit when he left the highway.
2 more agree to plead guilty in state police OT scandal
BOSTON (AP) — Two more people have agreed to plead guilty in the Massachusetts State Police overtime abuse scandal.
Federal prosecutors on Friday said suspended Trooper Eric Chin and retired Trooper Paul Cesan each agreed to plead guilty to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds. No dates for them to enter their pleas have been scheduled.
MADD to honor those keeping impaired drivers off the roads
DEVENS, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is honoring people and organizations working to keep impaired drivers off the state's roads.
MADD's annual Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday at the Devens Common Center.
The officers and troopers being honored have been nominated by their superiors and chosen by a committee, including representatives from the Massachusetts State Police.
3rd state trooper pleads guilty in overtime scandal
BOSTON (AP) — A third Massachusetts State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to getting paid for overtime shifts he either did not work or complete.
Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Gary Herman, of Chester, pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzlement from an agency receiving federal funds.
Under a plea deal, Herman faces six to 12 months in prison at sentencing on Jan. 17.
State Police back off request to destroy old payroll records
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police say they're backing off from efforts to destroy years of audit and payroll records.
State police last month sent the secretary of state's office a request to allow for the destruction of 12 boxes of records — including detail assignment and roster assignment payroll records — covering the years 2009-2012 for Troop F based at Logan Airport.
It was the most recent of several requests to destroy years of older payroll records.
Police: Woman killed in motorcycle crash
PALMER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a woman has been killed in a motorcycle crash.
The Republican reports the crash happened Monday afternoon in Palmer when a motorcycle and a car collided on Route 20. Police say the motorcyclist was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield where she died from her injuries.
Authorities haven't released the victim's identity.
Police release names of victims in wrong-way crash
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the names of the two New Hampshire residents who died in a wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway earlier this week.
Massachusetts State Police say a Nissan Altima driven by 42-year-old Rebecca Savoie, of Nashua, New Hampshire, was heading south in excess of 100 mph in the northbound lanes of Route 3 in Chelmsford at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when it collided head-on with a Dodge Avenger.