Monday, March 25, 2013
A Hyde Park man was arrested on gun and drug charges following a motor vehicle stop Sunday night on Route 24 in Stoughton.
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Monday, March 25
The following is adapted from a Massachusetts State Police Press release: Massachusetts State Police arrested a man late Sunday night on gun and drug charges following a stop on Route 24 in Stoughton. At approximately 11:10 p.m. on March 24, State Police Trooper Kevin MacDermott was headed home from a paid detail on Route 24 southbound in Stoughton when he observed a vehicle with an invalid safety inspection sticker. Trooper MacDermott observed the vehicle move over into the far left lane and accelerate up to 90-95 mph before he was able to stop the vehicle in Stoughton. Trooper MacDermott approached the vehicle and reportedly could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the the car. He spoke to the operator, Jason Brewer, 32…
Friday, January 18, 2013
See Stoughton's active firearms licenses as well as licenses from surrounding towns. Since 2008, the number of active firearms licenses in Stoughton have increased by almost 200.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a number of efforts this week aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. Massachusetts is home to some of the toughest gun control laws in the country, with local members of Congress urging the federal government do more to prevent tragedies like that in Newtown, Conn. Wondering how many firearms licenses are in Stoughton? The state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security provided Patch with a summary of active firearms licenses in Stoughton from 2008 through 2012. Here are the numbers for Stoughton and the surrounding area: STOUGHTON BROCKTON CANTON 947 EASTON Total FOXBOROUGH MANSFIELD NORWOOD RANDOLPH (numbers don't include Resident Class B Non-Large Capacity …
Friday, December 21, 2012
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," the NRA's Wayne LaPierre said.
In an amazing Friday morning press conference, the National Rifle Association broke its weeklong silence following the horrific shooting of 26 people at a school in Newtown, Conn. and called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around American schools. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." "We care about our president, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents," LaPierre said. "Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by Capitol Police officers. Yet, when it comes to our most beloved, innocent, and vulnerable members of the American family, our …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Stoughton Police arrested a 45-year-old resident on Tuesday after a caller reported hearing shots being fired in the woods on Brickel Road.
A Stoughton man was arrested and faces multiple gun-related charges after police received a call from a female on Brickel Road early Tuesday evening stating that she "heard several gun shots coming form the woods," according to the Stoughton Police log. After receiving the call at 5:21 p.m. on September 18, Stoughton Police arrived on scene and Officers William Healey and Christopher Grover went into the woods and later arrested Stephen B. Margolis of Southworth Court in Stoughton. Margolis, 45, is charged with two counts of carrying a firearm without a license; unlawful possession of ammunition/mace and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Lt. Fran Wohlgemuth assisted in making the arrest, Executive Officer Robert Devine …