Monday, December 31, 2012

Tractor trailer fire forces closure of the O'Neil tunnel

Around 11:30 this morning box 9325 was struck for the Southbound O'Neil tunnel for a fully engulfed tractor trailer unit. Upon arrival of state police, they reported the cab of the 18 wheeler was fully engulfed and the fuel tanks contained 130 gallons of diesel fuel. Ventilation fans have been activated and the fire has been knocked down. Overhaul is in progress. Todiscos towing is on location to remove the truck and trailer. For a time, all the southbound lanes were shutdown. The 3 right lanes are now closed while crews work to clean up the remains of the truck and so Massdot inspectors can inspect the wall panels. Companies were staged above ground as additional resources if they were needed. Traffic on I- 93 is backed up into Sullivan Square at last report.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Boston firefighters battle 2 alarm blaze in snow storm

At 10:09 this evening Boston fire alarm transmitted box 2263 for 4 Juniper Terrace. Upon arrival of Chief Mitchell, a 2nd alarm was ordered for a fully engulfed 3 story wood frame with severe exposure issues. Companies stretched lines to immediately protect exposures and went to work. Exterior operations were ordered and it was reported that power lines were arcing outside the structure. The main body of fire has been knocked down and NStar is on scene cutting power to the scene. So far no injuries have been reported.

Update-11:40 PM-Fire still continues to vent thru the roof. No access via ladder truck due to difficult access and issue with arcing wires. All companies still heavily engaged and crews are being rotated in and out for rehab.

Gas leak prompts evacuation in Fall River

Around noon today firefighters from Fall River responded to 4 Hartwell St for a strong odor of gas inside the structure. Upon arrival they evacuated the building and began measuring gas levels while the ladder truck began to ventilate the structure. Gas levels were reported to be as high as 87 PPM at one point and apparatus at the scene  had to be pulled back and be repositioned. The gas company was already on location doing work in the street when incident occurred. The power has been shut off to the building and a shelter for displaced residents is in the process of being set up.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Back to back armed robberies in Somerville

Shortly after 9:00 this evening Somerville police responded to the area of 153 Alewife Brook Pkwy (Route 16) for reports of an armed robbery. The victim; a female, was approached from behind by a Hispanic male wearing a mask and dark coat armed with a knife. The victim was relieved of personal effects and the subject fled eastbound on Route 16 towards the Arlington line.

Minutes later another robbery was reported in Davis Square.

Both incidents remain under investigation and more details will be posted as they become available.

Mercantile Bank in the South End robbed.

Around 9:40 this morning the Mercantile Bank at 1320 Washington St, in the South End was robbed. Conflicting reports of the description were broad casted over the airwaves but the one that garnered the most attention was a black male, 30-40's about, 6 foot 2, face was covered up. He was wearing black pants, black boots, a black puffy parka coat with a gray turtle neck underneath.

An undetermined amount of cash was taken and a note was passed. The subject fled on foot down Washington St towards Mass Ave.

Numerous possible sightings in the area included a male/female couple that were stopped on Union Park St and another possible sighting in an alleyway near 462 Mass Ave. Both of those turned out to be negative. Surveillance tapes are being reviewed and detectives from the Boston Police are investigating the incident as well as the bank robbery task force.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Car vs MBTA bus in Revere. 1 victim with serious injuries

Shortly before midnight last night in Revere on Route 1A (Northshore Rd) near the intersection of Oak Island Rd a vehicle rear ended an MBTA bus at a high rate of speed and continued about 300 yards before it came to rest. The lone occupant of the vehicle sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Mass General Hospital in Boston and listed in critical condition. The bus was unoccupied at the time and the driver was uninjured. The southbound travel lanes were closed for approximately 4.5 hours while the Massachusetts State Police CARS team responded to piece together the facts and circumstances surrounding the crash and aided Revere PD and Transit PD in the investigation.

Lawrence crash sends 2 with serious injuries to hospital after striking a pole and bursting into flames

Around 10 PM last night Lawrence police and fire raced to the intersection of Haverhill St by Morton St for reports of a vehicle that had struck a pole and caught fire. Radio transmissions indicated that 1 was ejected during the impact and another was trapped inside the vehicle. Preliminary investigation indicated that the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed down Haverhill Street when the driver lost control struck a utility pole, shearing it in half and travelled roughly 200 yards finally coming to rest against a food truck that was parked. The Massachusetts State Police accident reconstruction team was called in and assisted Lawrence police with the investigation. The identities of the occupants of the vehicle have not been released at this time.



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Triple decker burns in East Cambridge. 2 injured. 1 fatally

Around 12:30 this morning Cambridge fire received calls for a house fire at 294 Columbia St. Box 297 was struck and engine 5 reported heavy fire showing from the top floor of a 3 story wood frame. Rescue 1 conducted a primary search and located 1 victim on the fire floor which is reported to be in serious condition. The bulk of the fire has been knocked down and the scene is being held for fire investigators with Cambridge fire and the Massachusetts State Police. Updates to follow as they become available.

Updated: 11/18-Article from the Cambridge Chronicle identifies the victim: Cambridge fatal fire

Thursday, October 18, 2012

2 alarm fire damages hangar building at Boston Logan

At 9:27 this morning Massport fire requested assistance with a fire at 204 Prescott St; Building 9 (The old TWA hangar). Fire was in an office area on floor 3 of a 3 story hangar building that was undergoing renovation. A second alarm soon followed as interior crews tried to locate the seat of the fire.  No aircraft were stored at the facility at the time. At 9:52 command reported the bulk of the fire was knocked down and companies were venting an extensive smoke condition throughout the structure. At 10:32 AM command reported via radio transmissions that the 2nd alarm companies were picking up and are returning in service. Chelsea and Cambridge fire departments also assisted at the scene. No injuries have been reported. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Multi vehicle crash snarls midday commute in Norwood

Around 11:15 this morning police and fire crews responded to Route 1 South near the intersection with University Ave in Norwood for a multi vehicle accident with at least 1 injured person. Scanner transmissions indicated that one subject fled the scene and was apprehended a short time later by officers. The southbound side of the roadway was closed for approximately one hour as crews worked to clear the vehicles from the roadway and conduct the investigation. At the time of the road closure traffic was backed up to Route 128 in Dedham approaching the scene. The road is now open and delays have quickly eased. More updates posted as they become available.

Motorcyclist involved in deadly crash in North Andover

Shortly after 11 AM this morning. Fire and police crews raced to Route 114 near the intersection of Sharpners Pond Rd in North Andover for a collision involving a motorcycle vs. a pickup truck. The occupant of the bike sustained serious injuries during the impact and was transported to the Lawrence General Hospital by ground and later pronounced dead. A medflight helicopter was requested then later cancelled. The occupant of the pickup was also transported to the hospital w/ minor injuries. The roadway had lane restrictions has reconstruction teams worked the scene and traffic was heavily impacted in both directions. Identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin. More information to be posted as it becomes available.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Updated: Armed subject in Billerica

Around 4:40 PMyesterday afternoon the Billerica police along with numerous agencies including the NEMLEC Swat team along w/ a negotiator responded to 8 Pinedale Ave in the Pinehurst section of town for a report of a subject inside of a house armed with a firearm following a complaint from a neighbor that was threatened by the suspect. 6 area houses and businesses in the 880 Boston Rd plaza were evacuated and the road was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Patrol officers at the scene reported via radio traffic that the subject was well known by them and likely had a size able cache of weapons inside the home. Around 6:15 PM the subject surrendered peacefully without incident to officers and was taken into custody by officers and transported to the station for booking. Officers conducted a brief walk through of the area following the incident making sure any civil unrest was eased and the property was secured. Traffic was heavily impacted along Routes 3A and route 62 as law enforcement officials responded to the area. The area has since been cleared and traffic delays have eased.

Numerous reports from onlookers overheard at the scene included: The guy shot and killed his wife then took hostages, another rumor was that there were just "shots fired". There is a rod & gun club down  the road on Route 62 that I believe had a class being conducted at the same time. Those reports are very much false and did NOT occur. This incident resulted in no injuries to officers or any member of the public. An official release from the Billerica Police will follow.

Update 10/16-The subject has been identified as Edward Graboski a 69 year old male that resides at the above mentioned address. Arresting officers reported finding a loaded .32 caliber revolver on his person and a wide array of weapons at the home. The subject was arraigned this morning in Lowell district court on charges relating to the incident including assault by means of a dangerous weapon.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Body Recovery in the Charles River

Around 8:15 this morning the state police received a call reporting a body in the Charles River near the BU Bridge. Boston Fire dispatched a technical rescue response and Marine 1 responded to the scene. Members of the state police underwater recovery unit were also activated and divers have been deployed. No identity has been made at this time. Details to follow as they become available.

House fire levels Ashland MA home

Around 6AM this morning firefighters from across the metro-west part of MA raced to the scene of 72 Grover Rd in Ashland MA for a reported house fire. Upon arrival, the second and third alarms were quickly struck for a large dwelling fully involved with exposure issues. Water issues were reported and crews went defensive. The house is reported to be a total loss. No mention of injuries at this time. The State Fire Marshall's office has been requested to the scene.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Numerous crashes on Masspike bring traffic to a halt

Shortly before 5:45 PM today the State police responded to the Masspike eastbound around mile marker 67 in Brimfield for a reported multi vehicle accident involving as many as 8 vehicles. Preliminary investigation by troopers indicated there were 2 accidents. 1 involving 2 vehicles and a 2nd 3 car accident in the mix. Numerous injuries have been reported, none serious or life threatening. Ambulances from numerous departments around the area are responding include; Palmer, Wilbraham, Monson and Warren. The 2 left travel lanes are shutdown as state police work the crash and wreckers clear the scene. Traffic is at a standstill currently for 7 miles approaching the scene.

Update-6:45 PM. Troopers reporting now that both scenes are clear and all travel lanes are open. Delays are starting to ease.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Melrose/Wakefield hospital placed in lock down

Around 2 PM this afternoon the Melrose police and fire departments responded to the Melrose-Wakefield hospital for an "un-specified" police incident. The hospital itself was placed on lock down; which means no one in and no one out. There was also mention of a nearby building with the address of 65 Rowe St-which I believe is a medical office building. Police have released very little information on incident but do confirm an "incident" is on-going and a command post has been established.

Update-3:30 PM: Police now confirming that an "anonymous phone call" was placed saying there was an explosive device inside the building. The hospital is still on lock down and local and state authorities are searching the complex. No injuries have been reported at this time.

ATV crashes and seriously injures 1 in Hudson NH

Around 12 PM today Hudson first responders were toned to the area of Boyd Rd under the high tension power lines for an ATV accident. Londonderry has responded on mutual aid. A gator and stokes are being utilized to remove the victim from the woods. Scanner transmissions indicate the victim is suffering from a serious leg injury. A DHART medevac has been requested to the scene and will be landing at the Hills House on Route 102.

Plane crashes into the woods in Falmouth

Shortly after 11 o'clock this morning, Falmouth fire officials were called to a wooded area off Air Park Drive for a plane that went into the woods and burst into flames. 2 victims were medflighted to Boston area hospitals and a third victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The fire has been knocked down and scene remains very active. The FAA, NTSB, and the State Police are on the scene conducting the investigation. No identies of the victims have been realesed at this time.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fire destroys vacant Peabody home

Shortly after 1 AM this morning Peabody fire officials were called to 15 Flynn Road for a reported fire. First due engine reported heavy fire showing from the rear of a 1 story ranch style house and ordered the working fire. Flames quickly raced through the roof and within just a few minutes it was reported that there was a partial roof collapse. Companies were ordered to go defensive then  went back inside after a short period of time when the fire was knocked down to overhaul the structure. No injuries were reported.

Quick video clip: Working fire-Peabody MA

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Puerto Rican festival creates havoc for Providence first respsonders

Around 10:15 tonight Providence police responded to the CVS located at Broad and Sumter Streets for multiple reports of shots fired. A female victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. She was transported to Rhode Island hospital in serious condition. No suspect description has been given at this time. The area is heavily concentrated with police, mounted units included. Reports from scanner traffic indicate that bottles were being thrown at those officers. Meanwhile a few blocks away on Harriet Street, a vehicle was found shot up. Broadcasts via scanners also indicated a group of 4-5 individuals were seen fleeing the scene. This is still young in the evening. I will try to keep this entry updated thru-out the night

Update-5:30 AM-8/27-Things rapidly calmed down after the 11 O'clock hour. There was one call for shots fired on Appleton Street just before 2 AM. There were no injuries reported in the incident.

Pedestrian struck and critically injured on Beach St in Woburn

Around 6:30 pm today Woburn fire and police were called to the area of 84 Beach St for a reports of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The vehicle remained on the scene and operator was questioned by police. The victim who has not yet been identified was rushed to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington with serious injuries. Based on scanner transmissions, a trauma team was requested at the hospital. The road was shutdown for an extended time so detectives from the Woburn Police could photograph and reconstruct the scene.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Motorcyclist killed on Columbia Rd in Boston

Shortly before 2 AM this morning a state trooper attempted to stop a motorcycle for a violation on Columbia Rd. The bike fled the area and within minutes crashed onto a sidewalk in the 1200 block of Columbia Rd. by Mercer St. The lone occupant of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries during the impact and was pronounced at the scene. State police CARS team as well as the Boston PD crime scene services section processed the scene and collected evidence during the investigation. The victim's identity has not been released.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Chelsea first responders kept at bay with a stabbing and assault

Around 2 AM Chelsea police and ems responded to a home on Guam Rd where they discovered a victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to the Mass General Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. No suspect has been taken into custody.

Shortly after that an assault was reported at Orange and Washington Streets, as officers arrived the 2 suspects fled and a short foot pursuit ensued. Both suspects were quickly apprehended by Chelsea PD and transported back to the station for booking while the victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Rollover crash forces closure of Northshore highway

Around 2 AM this morning the state police and Revere Fire and EMS responded to Route 1 North in between the ramps at Lynn St for a vehicle that rolled over trapping a male occupant. The Jaws of Life were utilized to remove the victim from the vehicle and he was transported by EMS to the Mass General Hospital in stable condition with injuries to his face, neck and back. All lanes were closed for approximately 30 minutes while crews worked the scene and was reopened to traffic around 2:30 AM.

Serious crash injures adult & young child inside the tunnels

Around 12:30 this morning the Massachusetts State Police along with Boston EMS and Fire Department converged on the I-93 NB tunnel by exit 24, the Government center exit for a reported rollover. First arriving troopers advised there was an adult female and a young child that were ejected from the flipped over vehicle. The Jaws of Life were utilized to extricate the occupants in the other vehicle also involved in the collision. Both the child and adult were transported to the Mass General Hospital. The child is said to have life threatening injuries. The 3 left lanes were shut down as state police reconstructed the scene for approximately 3 1/2 hours and reopened around 4 AM. There were significant delays trying to leave the city as a result. State police say charges are possible for both operators pending the investigation.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Multi alarm fire races thru Worcester rooming house

Shortly after 5 AM Worcetser firefighters answered the call once again for a reported fire at 39-41 Irving St. Upon arrival of the first due the 2nd alarm was ordered and a 3rd alarm shortly thereafter, The building is a large 3 story brick, 18 person-5,000 square foot rooming house. Companies have been ordered out of the building as the roof is reported to be sagging. Evacuation tones have been sounded and PAR checks are being conducted. So far no injuries have been reported.
Listen live-Worcester firefighters battle smoke/fire in a rooming house

Monday, July 30, 2012

Barricaded subject in Paxton

Around 6:30 PM yesterday, Officials from Paxton, Leicester, Spencer and the State police responded to a home on Laurel Street for a Deparmtent of Corrections officer that barricaded himself inside. Area houses were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

State police say in a release that Bruce Bazinet, 50, a sergeant at the West Boylston jail, was alone in the house at 100 Laurel St. that he shares with his wife and daughter.

It was also stated, that Bruce Bazinet was potentially suicidal and that he was armed with several firearms including a rifle and several handguns.

A state police negotiator was called to the scene and the subject was taken into custody without incident roughly 2 hours later

He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester for evaluation.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fatal hit and run in Springfield

About 8:30 PM tonight, Springfield PD and Fire departments responded to 685 Sumner Ave for a reported hit and run involving a female pushing a baby carriage. Captain Collins with Springfield PD says that a 30 year old woman was struck and thrown into oncoming traffic subsequently being struck by another vehicle. She was transported to an area hospital where she passed away. The child said to be between 2 and 3years old was uninjured during the crash. Police are looking for a white Ford escort wagon with a blue decal on the rear and a missing side view mirror. Anyone with information is requested to call Springfield Police at (413)-787-6355.

Updated-5:30 AM-7/28-The vehicle has been located and a possible operator has been identified. They are still trying to locate that person.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Serious motorcycle crash closes local road in Wilmington

Around 7:40 PM, first responders from Wilmington police and fire converged on Aldrich Rd near Avery St for an accident involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, a request was made for a medflight helicopter but they were unavailable. The State police accident reconstruction team has been requested to the scene and is responding. Billerica police are assisting with the closure of Cook St near the Wilmington line.

Missing autistic teen in Raynham MA

Around 6:30 PM today a 19 year old female w/ autism went missing from her home at 106 Tearall Rd in the town of Raynham. She is described as a white female, blonde hair and blue eyes, 5 feet tall; weighs 180 pounds. Last seen wearing a red Taylor Swift t-shirt and dark brown shorts. Troopers from the Mass State Police have been requested to assist in the search and are responding at this time.

Update.7:50 PM-Raynham PD reports she has been located lying in the woods not far from her home. EMS is responding to the location. Injuries don't sound to be life threatening at this time

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Norwell firefighters battle late night fire in warehouse

Firefighters from Norwell are currently fighting a fire at 55 Washington Street,  the site of Goldberg Enterprises. The building is reported to be a 7,200 square foot warehouse. Heavy smoke is reported to be pushing from the rear of the building. and a ladder pipe is being set up.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

North Andover bank robbery

North Andover PD are investigating an attempted bank robbery of the Citizens Bank inside the Stop and Shop on Turnpike St that occurred around 4:37 this afternoon. The suspect passed a note stating there was a bomb located inside the deposit box and then fled out of the store. Only description at this time is a tall white male. It is unclear whether he fled on foot or in a vehicle

Quincy firefighters battling blaze in block of stores

Around 2:45 this afternoon, firefighters were called to 320 Quincy Ave for a reported fire. Upon arrival it was reported that heavy fire was showing from the rear of a 1.5 story block of stores including a Dependable Dry Cleaners. Defensive operations have been ordered. Boston fire companies and many others have been summonsed to the scene for mutual aid and station coverage.

Listen to police and fire operations live here: Quincy PD/fire live

Update 3:25 PM-Command still reports heavy fire venting in rear of building. Numerous hndlines and master streams in use. Boston Ladder 29 is setting up for ladder pipe operations. 1 firefighter has been transported to an area hospital.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ludlow firefighters battle house fire

Around 10:50 PM, Ludlow firefighters responded to a 1 story house on Barre Dr for a reported fire. Upon arrival, units were reporting heavy smoke showing and reported fire in the basement extending upwards to the ground floor. 2 lines have been stretched. All companies are heavily engaged. So far no injuries have been reported.

At 11:07 PM, the officer in charge requested a Wilbraham engine to cover a station and Western Mass Electric to respond to the scene.

At 11:17 PM command reports the fire is under control.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Home invasion leaves 1 victim critically wounded

Around 4 AM this morning Billerica police and paramedics responded to 795 Boston road in the Pinehurst section of the town for a reported home invasion. Upon arrival patrol units reported they had a 22 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to the Lahey Clinic  in Burlington. Detectives remained at the scene throughout the morning gathering evidence. Billerica police have requested that any inquiries into the incident be referred to the District Attorneys office for further.

Lexington crash snarls traffic on 128

Around 1:45 PM today Lexington fire officials responded to Route 128 SB at the Route 2 interchange for a vehicle that rolled off of Route 2 East and onto the highway below. The Jaws of Life were used to extricate the victim who was then transported to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. State police are on the scene and have requested the services of the Collision Analysis Reconstruction Services (CARS) unit. The 2 right travel lanes are restricted as an investigation is underway.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gloucester motorcycle accident

Around 2:15 PM Gloucester firefighters raced to 232 Main street for a reported collision between a motorcycle & a pickup truck. Based on scanner reports the pilot of the motorcycle was ejected and landed in the bed of the pickup truck. A request has been made for a medflight rescue helicopter.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Waltham Drill

Around 7:30 tomorrow AM, June 10th at the Beaver St railroad crossing near Waverly Oaks Road the Waltham fire department will be conducting a drill.

They will practicing extrication techniques & more following a car/TT unit & a train collision.

Pictures will follow tomorrow.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fire at Petco in Woburn

Just before 10 AM today Woburn fire responded to reports of a fire inside the Petco store at 103 Commerce Way. Dispatch reported workers at the store extinguished the blaze prior to arrival in the fish department. Ladder 2 reported smoke showing on arrival then the assignment was reduced to 1 engine and truck. The store was evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

Rollover crash snarls traffic on I-95 in Attleboro

At 9:15 this morning Attleboro first responders as well as the state police responded to what is a 2 car accident. Both vehicles have gone into the woods, 1 has rolled over on Interstate 95 South just prior to exit 1. Both vehicles are reported to be fully engulfed & 2 people have been ejected. 2 victims have been transported to Rhode Island Hospital. Injuries are said to be non life threatening.

State police also responded to 2 separate "rubbernecking" style accidents in the back up as a result.

Car destroys utility pole in Framingham

Shortly after 1:30 this morning Framingham PD along with fire & ems crews responded to High and State Streets in front of Framingham State University for reports of a pickup truck that had crashed into a utility pole.

Witnesses at the scene report that the truck exited off of Route 9 East and lost control, clipped the guardrail & continued about another 40 feet striking a utility pole. 2 occupants of the truck were transported to an area hospital or treatment of injuries said to be non life threatening injuries.

Access to High St from Route 9 East  was restricted so crews could clean up the scene and replace the pole.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Serious accident snarls traffic on 128 in Waltham

Shortly after 11 AM this morning; The Waltham Fire Department along with the state police responded to Route 128 South near Route 20 for a vehicle into a tractor trailer. Upon arrival, first responders reported that there was one person that had been ejected onto the roadway suffering serious injuries from the vehicle.

The left lane gets by the scene currently as a reconstruction team gets called in for the investigation. Delays can be expected for a while longer.

Identities of the people involved in the crash have yet to be released. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Update 12:20 PM- Investigators are still on the scene. The back ups extend back to Route 2 in Lexington. Allow for plenty of extra travel time.

As you can see, the pictures attached are from the Department of Transportation traffic camera website which is a public domain.

Update-3:40 PM -More on the crash can be found here:Waltham patch

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Multi car crash closes Route 16 in Revere

Shortly after 5PM this evening; first responders from the Revere fire department; along with Cataldo EMS & the state police responded to reports of a multi-vehicle accident in which 1 vehicle had rolled over on the Revere Beach Parkway by Winthrop Ave. There were no serious injuries & a few minor injuries were reported. The eastbound side of the roadway was shut down for a time so crews could remove the vehicles from the roadway & clear debris.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rollover on the turnpike injures 1

Around 9:30 PM this evening, the State Plice along with fire & ems crews responded to the Massachusetts Turnpike Westbound  near the 95.4 mile marker, in between exits 11 & 10 for a report of a vehicle that rolled over into the woods.

Troopers arrived at the scene and reported that no one was inside the vehicle. A request was made for a K9 to respond. Troopers continued to search the tree line along with other rescuers & they located the victim who was reported to be unconscious after being ejected during the crash.

The victim was transported to an area hospital & the incident remains under investigation.

Child struck-Medflighted to Boston Hospital

Around 3 PM this afternoon, Waltham first responders headed for the area of 770 Lexington St for reports of a child struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival of engine company 7 a request was made for a Medflight rescue helicopter. An additional engine company was dispatched for the landing zone assignment to the Falzone Field on Trapelo Rd.

Reports from the scene indicated a 13 year old male had been struck by a minivan which was driven by a 16 year old individual. The victim was said to be unconscious and suffering from a serious head injury.

The victim was transported to the landing zone for the awaiting helicopter and was loaded up for the ride to the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. His condition at this time is not known.

The incident remains under investigation by Waltham police & identities of both the victim and operator of the vehicle have not been released.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

New Bedford: Cop stabbed. Suspect shot

Shortly after 9 PM this evening, a clash between a knife wielding suspect and New Bedford police sent 2 to the hospital in the area of 96 Cedar St. Reports circulated that the individual that was shot was 15 years of age but that has yet to be confirmed. Officers from the NBPD gang unit opened fire after the suspect turned the knife on the officer and stabbed him in the chest. The officer was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment & the shooting victim was transported to St. Lukes in New Bedford. Scanner transmissions suggested that large crowds were forming and State police officers converged on the area to assist. A large scale crime scene has been established & an investigation is underway.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Chicopee firefighters battling early evening house fire

Around 8:15 PM the Chicopee was alerted to a structure fire on the vicinity of 63 Harwich St. Upon arrival of the first due engine company they reported smoke showing from a distance & arrived to find a 1.5 story dwelling fully engulfed in flames.

Crews have stretched multiple hand lines & are commencing search & rescue operations.

Update 8:54 PM-Command reports bulk of the heavy fire has been kocked down and crews are chasing hot spots. No injuries have been reported as of this time via emergency radio broadcasts.

Listen to firefighters in action here: CFD battle house fire

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Serious accident shuts down highway off ramp

Shortly after 8:45 PM Nashua NH first responders along with troopers from the New Hampshire State Police responded to the Everett Turnpike Southbound at the off ramp exit 2 for a report of multi motorcycles involved in a collision.

Based on scanner reports; it was reported that at least 1 victim was in serious condition and that CPR was in progress on at least 1 victim. The ramp is still currently closed.

Update: 5/13-9 PM -Story from Nashua Patch here:fatal motorcycle wreck

Monday, May 7, 2012

Billerica 7-11 robbed. Suspect fled with register drawer

Shortly after 3 AM Billerica PD patrols responded to the 7-11 at 314 Boston Road for a report of a robbery. Upon arrival a male suspect fled out the door after shoving the clerk and grabbing the register drawer. No weapon was displayed during the incident. State police patrols in the area that were monitoring the incident also responded to the area to assist in the search for the suspect.

Update: Less than 24 hours later the subject was taken into custody by Lowell PD. Billerica PD press release can be found here: Billerica PD Press Release

Person shot in Lynn

A little before midnight last night a male victim was shot twice inside the apartments at 498 Essex St. EMS transported the victim to the Mass General Hospital in Hospital for treatment. Scanner transmissions indicated he was conscious and alert.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hazardous materials scare/MCI in Bolton

Around 11:30 AM Bolton officials were called to the Nashoba Regional High School for what appeared to be a white powdery substance in an envelope that as many as 20 people came in contact with while they were at an event at the school according to the State Fire Marshals Office. There are conflicting reports as to whether it was the Pan Mass Challenge Group or a group that was meeting with grief counselors following the death of a student following a car accident earlier in the week.

There has been a Tier 1 response initiated & a Level B MDU request as well. Based on emergency radio transmissions there were reports that victims were leaving the scene & walking into area hospitals. A decon tent has been requested to the nearby hospital and several surrounding area hospitals have been put on alert via the HARMS system. A Mass Casualty Incident has been declared in addition to the massive hazardous materials response.

At 12:50 PM hazmat crews assigned to the Department of Fire Services are currently arriving at the scene and setting up operations.

Update 11 pm: FBI has possession of the envelope & is investigating it as a criminal matter. The victims were de-conned in the parking lot in the school & no serious injuries were reported. The superintendent of schools reported that school will be in session like a regular day & no harm or threat is present despite the incident.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Man injured in fiery rollover crash

During the early evening hours of April 29th, the Massachusetts State Police as well as Andover fire/rescue personnel responded to Interstate 93 NB half a mile before the I-495 interchange for a rollover accident with a report of the car on fire.

I was minutes away from this when it was dispatched over the air so I took to the highway & headed for the scene.  Upon my arrival there were at least 2 vehicles involved 1 of which had lost control and subsequently traveled across all 4 lanes of the northbound side went airborne through a highway sign & finally coming to rest on it's side in the woods to the right side of the roadway and bursting into flames. A passerby in a vehicle identified as New Hampshire State Trooper Scott Frye; who was traveling with the  NH Governor; John Lynch & his wife; stopped to assist the occupant of the vehicles involved. Trooper Frye was able to remove the victim from the vehicle & pull him to the breakdown lane of the highway were he was met by arriving first responders. Trooper Frye did receive minor injuries (cuts & scrapes) & smoke inhalation as a result of the fire. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment & later released. The victim in the vehicle that was pulled to safety was transported to the Lawrence General Hospital for treatment by ambulance.

The 2 right lanes as well as the breakdown lane of the highway were shutdown so officials could work the scene. The roadway was completely open to all traffic around 8:30 PM

The investigation into the facts & circumstances surrounding the crash remain under investigation by Troop A of the Massachusetts State Police. It is unclear at this time if anyone will face charges as a result of the incident.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Boston firefighters battle a 2 alarm fire in Roxbury

Around 11:30 this morning calls to Boston fire alarm were reporting fire at 81 Moreland St in the Roxbury section of the city. Firefighters arrived to the 3 story building reporting fire in the basement and quickly making an advance up all floors to the attic area of the structure. Rescue 2 has conducted a primary search of all floors and they are reported to be clear at this time. Several hand-lines are stretched & ladder trucks are opening up to ventilate the building.

At 12 PM it was reported that the main body of fire has been knocked down & companies were chasing hot spots & overhauling. 10 minutes later it was reported that the 2nd alarm companies were beginning to make up.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

South Shore bank robbery

Shortly after 10 AM the South Shore Savings Bank in Weymouth on Washington St was robbed by 2 males. They fled the area in a grey jeep. Braintree attempted to stop the vehicle after noticing erratic operation on Route 37 however the vehicle failed to stop & continued heading towards Brockton. The state police joined the chase launching the air-wing to assist. Air 5 was shortly overhead. The suspects ditched an "item" on Glendale St in the city of Brockton. The heavyset white male suspect was quickly apprehended by officers. The black male suspect was apprehended shortly by officers near Sawtell & Field Streets. An area search for evidence & weapons recovered, based on scanner transmissions, a toy gun.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Arlington MA-2nd alarm

Around 4:30 this morning firefighters answered the call to 40 Dudley Street; a 2 story mixed occupancy type building, Commercial businesses on 1st floor with apartments above. There was a partial roof collapse & ladder pipe operations were used for a short time. All occupants were safely evacuated and the cause remains under investigation.

Here is a short video clip:Arlington Dudley St. 2nd alarm