Monday, April 22, 2013
Five people were arrested, with another placed in protective custody, following a fight outside Whiplash in Stoughton April 14. A week later, police responded to the nightclub for a shooting.
Stoughton Police, currently investigating a shooting which took place outside Whiplash early Sunday morning, also responded to the Wyman Street nightclub to break up a brawl the previous Sunday, April 14. Just before 1 a.m., police arrived to quell a fight. Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine said people were ejected from the club and started fighting outside, and officers "had to clean up the mess." Devine described a scene of "chaos" where hundreds were outside. Police arrested five for their alleged roles in the brawl, and placed another in protective custody. Bianca Johnson, 32, of Dorchester, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer; disorderly conduct; participating in an affray; and resisting arrest. …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Two were hospitalized as a result of the Sunday morning shooting in Stoughton.
Stoughton Police and the Massachusetts State Police are in the midst of an investigation to find the involved parties in a shooting outside Whiplash Nightclub that sent two to Boston area hospitals early Sunday morning. The following information is from the Stoughton Police Department Facebook Page: On April, 21 2013 at 12:45 a.m., a shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Trackside Plaza, adjacent to the Whiplash nightclub. Stoughton Police Officers were already on scene and quelling a fight inside the nightclub when the shots rang out. One victim was found on the ground of the parking lot with serious injuries and was Med Flighted to Massachusetts General Hospital. An apparent second victim walked into another Boston area hospital …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A 26-year-old Stoughton man has been charged with smuggling drugs (believed to be Suboxone) into the Norfolk County House of Correction, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.
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Wednesday, April 17
The following is from the office of Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey: A 26-year-old Stoughton man has been arrested and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the Norfolk County House of Correction in Dedham by mailing envelopes doctored to appear as if they came from area law firms to avoid detection, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. “Sheriff Mike Bellotti contacted us last month to begin a joint investigation based on information that his department had developed,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “With their partnership, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to our drug unit executed a search warrant [Tuesday] afternoon on a package that had arrived at the facility. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Stoughton Police Logs, April 1-5, 2013.
The following information is from the Stoughton Police logs. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Drunk Driving An Avon man was arrested in the early morning hours of April 4 for allegedly driving drunk for a third time. Stoughton Police made a motor vehicle stop at 1:13 a.m. on April 4 at the intersection of Page St. and Maple St., and placed two men in custody. Paulo J. Barros, 38, of Teddy Dr. in Avon, was charged with OUI liquor (third offense); negligent operation of a motor vehicle; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license; marked lanes violation; and the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Meanwhile, a 38-year-old Brookline man was taken into protective custody. *** Suspicious …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Stoughton Police, with the help of some volunteers, rescued an owl stuck in netting at the Cedar Hill Golf Course in Stoughton. Take a look at a video of the rescue.
Stoughton Police, with the help of some volunteers, rescued an owl stuck in netting at the Cedar Hill Golf Course on Park St. in Stoughton last Saturday morning, March 30. Police received a call reporting the incident at 9:18 a.m., less than two hours before the start of the Stoughton Community Events Committee's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which was set to take place at Cedar Hill. The owl was found tangled in a net, hanging upside down, wrote Laurie Cushing, who uploaded the video she took of the rescue. After the owl was removed from the net, it was taken to a medical center for animals in West Bridgewater, according to the Stoughton Police log.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A Stoughton man was arrested Thursday morning by Stoughton Police after he was seen "huffing" from an aerosol can.
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Saturday, April 6
The following information is from the Stoughton Police Department: A Stoughton man faces multiple charges after he allegedly inhaled toxic substances, and then resisted arrest. School Resource Officer Robert Kuhn responded to a crash on Cushing St. at Station St. at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 4 where he saw Boris Rabkin, 26, of Columbia Rd. in Stoughton, allegedly "huffing" from an aerosol can. "Rabkin refused orders to shut off his vehicle and fled the area with Ofc. Kuhn in pursuit," according to a post on the Stoughton Police Department Facebook page. "Rabkin stopped in the driveway of his residence and promptly charged Officer Kuhn who had drawn his firearm. Ofc. Kuhn showing tremendous restraint, began to retreat in an effort to …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A Mattapan man allegedly attempted to break into a Stoughton home in the early morning hours of March 30 to continue a fight which started in Brockton. Once arrested, the man acted "completely belligerent," according to police.
A Mattapan man faces several charges for allegedly attempting to break into a Stoughton home early Saturday morning and for uncooperative behavior once placed under arrest, including urinating in the booking room of the police station. The alleged incident stems from a fight which started in Brockton, Executive Officer Robert Devine said. Michael Sherrod, 35, of Arborcrest Terrace in Mattapan, reportedly followed those involved in the fight back to their home in Stoughton on Rogers Drive. Sherrod then tried to kick the door in, smashing the bottom of the door in, trying to continue the fight, Devine said. Stoughton Police received a call around 2:30 a.m. on March 30 reporting that someone was trying to break into their home, and …
Friday, March 29, 2013
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STOUGHTON POLICE CHIEF: MY DAUGHTER, THE DOCTOR! Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany is mighty proud of all three of his daughters. His oldest, Amanda, is a successful mortgage broker. His youngest, Heather, is a registered dietitian and nutritionist. But, Shastany's middle child will soon officially be a doctor! Lauren Shastany studied audiology at Northeastern University (where she was the recipient of one of the two most prestigious scholarships there, the Henry Warren 1/2 Tuition Scholarship). Lauren also received an Academic Excellence Scholarship at Northeastern, saving dad some hard-earned cash. Study requirements were recently changed from Master level to Doctorate level for Audiologists. So, in addition to her four years …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Stoughton Police Logs, March 13-18, 2013.
The following information is from the Stoughton Police logs. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Assault Stoughton Police received multiple calls reporting an alleged case of assault at the Lodge at Stoughton on Technology Center Drive shortly after 5 p.m. on March 17. Courtney Taylor, 31, of Stoughton, a resident of one of the apartments at the complex, was charged with three counts of assault and battery after allegedly barging into one of the other apartment units and assaulting a group of neighbors, Stoughton Police Executive Officer Robert Devine said. Employees Fight at McDonald's Stoughton Police received a call at 6:59 p.m. on March 15 reporting a fight between two employees at the McDonald'…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Stoughton Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies which took place at Fairy Tales Formals and Rite Aid.
Stoughton Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies which took place at Fairy Tales Formals and Rite Aid last week. Police received a call at 3:11 p.m. March 14 reporting a robbery at Fairy Tales Formals, located at 761 Washington St. in the downtown. Executive Officer Robert Devine said a man walked into the store and stated that he had a gun, stole a few hundred dollars in cash, and then fled on foot. The suspect, described to police as a black male, approximately 40 to 45 years old, with a stalky build, wearing black pants and a grey hoodie at the time, did not show the gun during the robbery, Devine said. The day before, March 13, Stoughton Police responded to a robbery at Rite Aid at 638 Washington St. in Shaw's Plaza just …