Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Stoughton, Avon and Randolph Fire Departments responded to a single car rollover on Route 24 northbound near the Route 139 overpass Wednesday morning.
A single-car rollover Wednesday morning on Route 24 northbound in Stoughton near the Route 139 overpass sent three to the hospital, according to Stoughton Fire Captain Bob O'Donnell. The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. The vehicle, a SUV (Jeep), was traveling northbound, and was cut off by another vehicle, causing it to rollover, O'Donnell said. The operator was ejected through the moonroof, and ended up by the guardrail in the median. She was transported to Boston Medical Center by an Avon ambulance, O'Donnell said. The other two passengers in the car, one in the front and one in the rear, were not ejected. The Stoughton Fire Department also transported them to Boston Medical Center. O'Donnell said the injuries did not appear to be …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Massachusetts State Police troopers are investigating a tractor trailer rollover with an entrapment on Route 24 South near the Avon/Stoughton line, which has closed two lanes on the highway.
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Thursday, April 18
The following is from a Massachusetts State Police press release: Massachusetts State Police troopers are investigating a tractor-trailer rollover with an entrapment on Route 24 South near the Avon/Stoughton line. The crash occurred Thursday at 3:40 p.m. on Route 24 South at Harrison Blvd. in Avon. The ramps to Harrison Blvd. and the first two travel lanes are closed at this time. A medical helicopter is responding to the scene.
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, February 1, 2013
Five people were taken to the hospital after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 24 north in Stoughton on Friday, Feb. 1.
A crash including multiple vehicles on Route 24 northbound near Route 139 in Stoughton shortly before noon on Friday caused a "number of injuries," according to the Massachusetts State Police twitter account. Acting Deputy Fire Chief Greg Goldberg of the Stoughton Fire Department said the crash involved five vehicles and took place in the high speed lane just past the Route 139 interchange, on the Stoughton/Canton line. Three patients from one vehicle and two patients from another vehicle were transported to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton with minor injuries, Goldberg said. The Stoughton Fire Department and the Massachusetts State Police were both on scene. The crash caused significant traffic delays at the time, with only one …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A Fall River man has been identified as the suspect in an alleged attempted robbery of the Dunkin Donuts inside the Gulf Station on Dykeman Way in Stoughton January 17.
The man who was captured on surveillance footage attempting to rob the Dunkin Donuts inside the Gulf station on Dykeman Way in Stoughton, right near Route 24 and the Avon line, has been identified as Steven Vidinha of Fall River, according to the website MassMostWanted.com. Warrants are being sought for his arrest, according to MassMostWanted.com. The suspect is described as a "white male with some facial hair (unshaven) approximately 5'06" to 5'10" [tall]," MassMostWanted reports. He may have been driving a gray/silver vehicle. After allegedly attempting to rob the Dunkin Donuts at the Gulf Station in Stoughton shortly before 5 a.m. on Jan. 17, this same suspect reportedly took off on Route 24 South where he is believed to have committed …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police increased patrols on Route 24 and ran a sobriety checkpoint in Norfolk County this Thanksgiving weekend, which resulted in a number of OUI arrests, other offenses and hundreds of citations.
Massachusetts State Police Troopers made 20 OUI arrests and issued almost 350 citations on area roadways this holiday weekend - the result of increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 and a sobriety checkpoint in Canton, according to a press release from the MSP. The State Police deployed increased patrols on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts, the evenings of Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 as "part of the department’s ongoing efforts to curb impaired, distracted, and aggressive driving on those roads," the MSP stated in a press release. According to the MSP, the weekend patrol surge resulted in 13 drunk driving arrests, as well as eight non-OUI arrests and nine criminal summonses. An additional motorist will also be …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
After 90 OUI arrests and more than 1,400 citations during a summer patrol surge, Massachusetts State Police say the will continue to crack down on impaired or erratic operators on Routes 24 and 195.
Massachusetts State Police announced Wednesday morning that while the nearly three-month patrol surge in Southeastern Massachusetts along Routes 24 and 195 may be over, there will continue to be a concerted effort to crack down on unsafe drivers. "Any time an impaired operators are removed from our roadways, our roadways are safer," State Police Troop D Commander Major Anthony Thomas said during a press conference at the Route 24 rest stop in Bridgewater Tuesday morning. The surge, which began in late July after a string of fatal accidents in the area, was focused on achieving just what Thomas described. Overall, 90 OUI arrests were made during the hours between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on weekend nights in the later summer. One in every 32 …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Five Things You Need to Know Today: Nine More Drunk Drivers Arrested During Weekend Patrol Surge on Routes 24/195; Remembering Shayla Lutz; Know a Teen Looking for a Job?; and more...
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. Nine More Drunk Drivers Arrested During Weekend Patrol Surge on Routes 24/195 The following is from the Massachusetts State Police: Massachusetts State Police Troop D continued their patrol initiative on Routes 24 and 195 in southeastern Massachusetts. The saturation patrols were deployed on both Friday and Saturday nights in the overnight hours. There were a total of 9 OUI arrests, 14 arrests for other activities (warrants, etc.), 8 criminal summons issued and 334 civil motor vehicle issued this past weekend. Highlights include one arrest for OUI third offense and another for OUI second offense with one citation …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Massachusetts State Police Troopers also caught three drivers going more than 100 m.p.h.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The following is adapted from a press release from the Massachusetts State Police: Massachusetts State Police troopers deployed as part of the Routes 24/195 Patrol Initiative made 10 more drunk driving arrests, including one for a sixth offense, during overnight hours this past weekend. The sixth weekend of the patrol surge also resulted in 14 other arrests, issuance of six criminal summonses and 263 citations for motor vehicle violations. Three operators stopped for speeding were clocked at speeds of 104, 107, and 110 miles per hour. Since the Routes 24/195 Patrol Initiative began on the night of July 27, deployed troopers have made 55 OUI arrests, 56 other arrests, issued 42 criminal summons, and written 1,640 citations for motor vehicle…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of August 26, 2012.
Two-Alarm Fire at Canton Home The cause of a two-alarm fire that ignited at a home on Chapman Street in Canton Tuesday night was the result of an accidental electrical issue, Canton Fire Chief Charles E. Doody said Wednesday. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, and caused fire damage to a basement electrical room. The two occupants who own the home were displaced as a result of the fire, though there were no injuries, Doody said. Read more by clicking here. *** 18-Wheeler Rolls Over on Route 24 On-Ramp in Stoughton The male driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured when his 18-wheeler carrying stainless steel rolled over just before getting on Route 24 northbound in Stoughton Monday afternoon, August 27. The 18-wheeler …