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.