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A Massachusetts man previously thought to be missing has been taken into custody by state police on possession of child pornography. Methuen police said Michael Meuse, 42, was arrested by state police at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a rest area in Chelmsford where he had used an ATM. Meuse was ...
Investigators are following the money trail in the Massachusetts State Police Department, and critics say there needs to be more transparency and accountability. An investigation by the Boston Globe shows that troopers' earnings are significantly greater than had previously been reported. "It's important for ...

Police reported finding weapons, ammunition, large-capacity feeding devices and "infernal machines" — under Massachusetts law, "any device for endangering life or doing unusual damage to property, or both, by fire or explosion." In this case, the devices appeared to be smoke grenades, police said.
Some payroll records may have been kept from the public. Troop F patrols Logan International Airport and parts of the Seaport District. Advertisement. Related Content. 5 Investigates: Troopers suspended amid overtime investigation · State police dispatcher from Brockton shares evidence, opinions on ...
Next up on the to-do list is the Massachusetts Basic Firearms Safety Course. The course must be with an instructor certified by the colonel of the Massachusetts State Police, which is most of them. Sound complicated? It's not. I chose the Mass Firearms School in Holliston, the largest provider of firearms ...
Gov. Charlie Baker said he believes it was "clearly deliberate" that payroll records for a Massachusetts State Police troop were not publicly reported on the state comptroller's website since 2010. The governor's remarks Monday followed a Boston Globe report that revealed payroll information for the ...

Revelations about an alleged overtime scam, a wave of suspensions, and hefty pay for Massachusetts State Police troopers have sparked scrutiny of the state's largest law enforcement agency. But troopers' actual earnings are much higher than previously reported, and new disclosures raise further ...
The Massachusetts State Police vow to “protect all residents and visitors to the Commonwealth.” That's a heady mission that needs to be reclaimed. The force is an embarrassment lately. The criminals they capture should dominate the headlines, not allegations of overtime padding, records shredding and ...
Nine Massachusetts State Police troopers were suspended without pay and nine more retired this week in the midst of an internal affairs investigation into alleged theft of overtime pay, the agency announced on Friday. In all, 19 troopers were scheduled to have internal duty status hearings Friday to ...
The investigation began after state police, as the result of an internal affairs investigation, determined the need to review payments to a handful of Troop E members for certain overtime traffic enforcement shifts - known as Accident Incidence Reduction Effort patrols - on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
UPDATE (Friday 2:45 p.m.) Governor Charlie Baker's administration has cited the investigation launched by Attorney General Maura Healey into allegations of State Police overtime malfeasance as proof the governor considers the nature of the actions criminal. BOSTON — Senate President Harriette ...
The State Police Association of Massachusetts, the union that represents troopers, said in a statement that it does not condone any actions that may have violated the public trust. This is just the latest controversy in the last few months to sully the reputation of the State Police. Two state troopers filed lawsuits ...
BOSTON (CBS) – A Massachusetts State Police trooper is under investigation for racist and profane comments he allegedly made on a website. According to the WBZ-TV I-Team's Cheryl Fiandaca, Trooper Matthew Sheehan allegedly wrote the comments on a website called MassCops using the screen ...
The Massachusetts State Police suspended Trooper Matthew Sheehan, according to a spokesman for the law enforcement agency. The agency ordered that he be suspended without pay indefinitely after a Boston Globe report named Sheehan as the author of multiple racist posts on MassCops under the ...
Two high-ranking Massachusetts State Police officials retired suddenly Friday, in the latest fallout from the controversy over how police handled the October arrest of a judge's daughter. One of the officials, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Risteen, the third in command at the agency, is also linked to a separate, ...
The office of Attorney General Maura Healey will pick up on the investigation of 21 Massachusetts State Police troopers who were discovered billing for overtime hours without actually showing up for their patrols. Col. Kerry Gilpin announced Tuesday from the Massachusetts State Police headquarters that ...
FRAMINGHAM (CBS) – Duty status hearings will be scheduled for 19 state troopers, sergeants, and lieutenants involved in an overtime scandal involving 21 current and former members of the Massachusetts State Police, the agency's head, Col. Kerry A. Gilpin, confirmed Tuesday. The action stems from ...

(Framingham MA, 03/20/18) Massachusetts State Police Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin speaks to the media at Mass State Police Headquarters about 21 state troopers that will face duty status hearings following overtime pay audit on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Staff photo by Matt Stone Placeholder image.
TRIALS OF TURTLEBOY: Worcester Blog Takes On Boston Newspapers Over Coverage Of Massachusetts State Police Scandals ... In statements provided to both newspapers, State Police spokesman David Procopio confirmed that Genduso was recently placed on paid administrative leave from her ...
The Massachusetts State Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Suffolk County Saturday, March 3, into Sunday, March 4, State Police Superintendent Col. Kerry Gilpin said Thursday in a press release. The checkpoint, essentially a large roadblock designed to stop all traffic on a given ...
Three Fall River, Massachusetts-area residents were killed Wednesday morning when the car they were passengers in rolled over in the westbound lanes of the New York Thruway near Verona, Syracuse.com reported. New York State Police said 81-year-old Maria Braga, of Fall River, David M. Botelho, 73 ...
The State Police Association of Massachusetts, the union that represents state troopers, didn't return a Herald request for comment yesterday. News of the investigation into Genduso is the latest in a series of probes involving state troopers. Two troopers are suing the department amid allegations they were ...
Just a year later, Genduso was on the other side of the law, hired as a dispatcher for the Massachusetts State Police. ... Earlier this week, the State Police placed Genduso, 36, on paid administrative leave and launched an internal investigation into her hiring after details of her past were posted Monday on a ...
When a young man headed to the Massachusetts State Police's Air Wing base at Lawrence Airport last week, he wanted one thing: To meet the troopers who saved his life. Raveth Than wanted to thank Troopers Russell Phippen and John Hazelrigg, members of the State Police Air Wing, who plucked Than ...
A Massachusetts State Police sergeant has been relieved of duty after he was arrested for assaulting an off-duty police officer at a CVS while trying to buy Valentine's Day gifts. State police would confirm only that Sgt. Brian Duffy works out of Troop F at Logan Airport and was relieved of duty following his ...
BEDFORD -- A New Hampshire man state police say was under the influence of drugs was arrested after his car rolled into a police cruiser attempting to pull him over on Route 3 southbound Thursday afternoon. According to a press release from Massachusetts State Police, the accident occurred about ...
The State Police continue to investigate a reported attempted abduction in Watertown to determine whether it was an actual attempted abduction. The girl was not harmed, according to an announcement posted on the Massachusetts State Police website, and police are working to determine the exact ...
FRAMINGHAM, MA (WHDH) - If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, New England will undoubtedly be buzzing. Authorities say they plan to use an array of new technology to keep residents safe if the team captures its sixth championship on Sunday. A new plan designed by the Massachusetts State Police ...
LYNN (CBS) – After more than a year on the run investigators arrested alleged fugitive, 28-year-old Steven Touch, for a violent murder and home invasion in Billerica in July of 2012. Investigators say they found Touch in an unusual hiding place: inside a drawer built into a bed frame in a Lynn apartment.
LYNN — A man on the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted list was captured in Lynn Tuesday night. Steven C. Touch, 28, was found hiding inside a drawer built into a bed frame at 108 Empire St. around 7:30 p.m. by Lynn, Revere, and State police officers, according to the Massachusetts State Police.
Officers chased the person on foot, but he evaded them, police said. Extra officers, along with a helicopter and canine unit from the Massachusetts State Police, were called to the area. As of noontime, the search for the suspect was still underway. Police said they are not concerned for the safety of the public ...
Meanwhile, K-9 police units from Fall River, Dartmouth and the Massachusetts State Police continually scoured the hallways and grounds around Diman in search of any suspicious activity. “We're securing the building as we go and keeping a visible presence. ... You can't take any chances,” said Fall River ...
Talk about a wild encounter for one Massachusetts State Police trooper. State police said Monday a trooper was driving through Tolland when an owl flew into the side of his cruiser. The trooper, Michael O'Neil Jr., stopped and assessed the owl, which was unconscious. O'Neil didn't find any injuries, so he ...
The Massachusetts law prohibiting bump stocks and trigger cranks goes into effect on Thursday and the Massachusetts State Police are urging people to turn in those devices. Massachusetts became the first state to ban bump stocks after 58 people were killed and hundreds were injured in the October ...
MONTGOMERY - Massachusetts State Police have blocked off a section of North Road and Main Road in the town of Mongomery, according to reports. WWLP TV-22 reports the section is closed to traffic and there is a large police presence. State police are not disclosed why police are on scene. This is a ...
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts State Police has launched an investigation into payroll discrepancies uncovered during an internal audit. State police said Monday that an internal audit of patrol shifts assigned to officers within Troop E found evidence that shifts assigned were not always worked and ...
CARVER - A man killed in a car crash in Carver last week was a 31-year-old man from East Taunton, Massachusetts State Police said Friday. Daniel Newcomb died Friday, Jan. 12, after being struck by a driver while parked in the westbound breakdown lane of Route 44, police said. At the time of his death, ...
The driver of the other tractor trailer, which had been struck, was not injured, state police reported. The crash, which resulted in bottles of shampoo being spilled on the roadway, closed I-91 North for several hours, with traffic rerouted through Exit 49 in Enfield, Connecticut and connected back to the highway ...
MIDDLEBORO - The Massachusetts State Police are warning residents about hoax calls showing state police barrack phone numbers, including the Middleboro barracks, where the person on the line pretends to be an officer and demands for money. “The calls are hoaxes,” State Police posted on ...
A woman has barricaded herself in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and law enforcement sources tell us shots have been fired on scene. (Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018). Massachusetts State Police and the Haverhill police department responded late Thursday night to a barricaded woman in Haverhill. Law enforcement ...
Western Mass News reported that mutual aid, including the Massachusetts State Police and Massachusetts Department of Transportation, have responded to the area. Orange Police confirmed to MassLive.com that Athol is facing flooding and ice jams. Athol emergency officials declined to comment on the ...
Richard McKeon, the state's top-paid worker not in the UMass system, earned $386,829 as colonel of the Massachusetts State Police, a position from which he resigned after several troopers filed lawsuits in relation to the alleged ordering of the altering of a police report which included embarrassing ...
Police did not give a possible motive in the shooting. The Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office is assisting Brookfield police with investigation into the incident. Anyone with any information about the shooting has been asked to contact either ...
At the state level, Public Safety and Security Director Dan Bennett said state police would not assist federal authorities in enforcing federal law against marijuana dispensaries that are legal under state law. “I don't think we are going to see prosecutions,” said Jim Borghesani, spokesman for the Marijuana ...
A Massachusetts State Police trooper was injured Friday in a crash with a tractor-trailer. At approximately 7:20 a.m. Friday, the cruiser was traveling westbound on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Framingham when it was struck by a tractor-trailer. Impact from the crash sent the police vehicle, a marked SUV, ...
Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett, who leads the Massachusetts State Police oversight, told the Boston Herald, “We have a state law that we're intending to enforce, and the state law was voted on by the people of Massachusetts. We have no intention of raiding a pot shop that is legal under state law.”.
As is typical, academia provided most of the state's top earners, followed by the state police. Police officers frequently earn extra pay for overtime or special details. Some medical personnel -- such as doctors working in public health, mental health or the medical examiner's office -- can also take home ...
When 5 Investigates began asking questions, the state police launched their own internal review and now the major of the troop in question is retiring. At the time of the investigation, Maj. Terry Hanson was in charge of Troop E, which oversees the Massachusetts Turnpike. We've learned Hanson has put in ...
The idea first came to Best when he graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy and was given his own kit, as are all graduates. He said he knows not every town's police department can afford them for all their officers, which is where he comes in. This is the second round of his foundation's ...
MARION (WHDH) - Massachusetts Sate Police said there was a fatal, sing-vehicle crash in Marion around 7 a.m. on Saturday. The rollover crash happened on Route-195E when the driver, Robert Xifaras, 55 of Mattapoisett, lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. Xifaras was pronounced dead at the ...


 

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