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TAUNTON MOBIL ROBBED FOR SECOND TIME IN PAST TWO MONTHS

Charles Winokoor
Wicked Local
November 22, 2017

TAUNTON – Monday morning’s knife-point robbery of a Route 140 gas station was the second time in less than two months the Taunton business was targeted for armed robbery, police said. Read More

REPORT: PAIR MOVED DRUGS IN COURT

O'Ryan Johnson
Boston Herald
November 17, 2017

BROCKTON – Three court officers are being investigated after a mother and daughter were charged with trying to smuggle heroin to prisoners inside Brockton Superior Court, officials said. Read More

MOTHER, DAUGHTER CHARGED AMID PROBE INTO DRUG DEALING AT COURTHOUSE

CBS Boston
November 16, 2017

BROCKTON – Three court officers have been placed on leave and a mother and daughter are accused of delivering an article to an inmate and drug offenses as authorities investigate alleged drug distribution at a Brockton courthouse. Read More

HELPING VETERANS AT PLYMOUTH COUNTY JAIL

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
November 11, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Freedom isn’t free, and not all veterans are either. As Veterans Day approached this week, 57 men with military service were incarcerated at the Plymouth County Correctional Center. Read More

POLICE DEPARTMENT NAMES ELDERLY AFFAIRS OFFICER

Robert Barboza
South Coast Today
November 9, 2017

LAKEVILLE – A little over a month ago, Lakeville Police Chief Frank Alvilhiera appointed Officer Emiliann Melo as the department’s first official elderly affairs liaison officer. Her mission, simply put, is to help the Council on Aging keep an eye on the community’s most vulnerable citizens. Read More

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINS TO PROTECT K-9 PARTNERS FROM DEADLY OPIOIDS

Boston 25 News
November 8, 2017

PLYMOUTH – More dogs are overdosing from the deadly forms of fentanyl now on the streets especially police K-9s, vital to the local war on opioids. Read More

PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF HELPING ICE IDENTIFY INMATES IN THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
November 2, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Staff at the county jail will soon begin helping the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement flag inmates who may be in the country illegally. Read More

WORCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES "ZEUS" TO THE TEAM

Melanie Petrucci
Community Advocate
October 31, 2017

SHREWSBURY – There’s a new sheriff in town. Well, not exactly. Rather, there’s a new member on Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s team – Zeus, an eight-month old mixed lab. Read More

SENIORS LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AT EMILSON YMCA HEALTH FAIR

Adam Silva
Wicked Local
October 30, 2017

SOUTH SHORE – The Emilson YMCA is helping seniors stay as independent as possible for as long as possible. Read More

PEMBROKE POLICE WELCOME JAX TO THE DEPARTMENT

Morgan E. Wiedmann
Wicked Local
October 27, 2017

PEMBROKE – Pembroke Police Officer Mark DiGravio said he welcomes the opportunity to work with his best friend. Read More

BRIDGEWATER: CRASH INJURES TWO, INCLUDING HULL K-9 OFFICER

Dan McCready
959WATD
October 26, 2017

BRIDGEWATER – Bridgewater Police are investigating a crash involving a marked Hull Police Department K-9 cruiser. Read More

STUDENT FIGHT LEADS TO 1 ARREST AT DURFEE HIGH

Fall River Herald News Staff
South Coast Today
October 25, 2017

FALL RIVER – B.M.C. Durfee High School was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after four students were involved in a fight. One student was also arrested after allegedly creating a disturbance on school grounds. Read More

"TIP-A-COP" COMES TO WAREHAM'S RED ROBIN

Mary McKenzie
Wicked Local
October 22, 2017

WAREHAM – Just like your mother told you, it’s always a good thing to tip your waiter or waitress. Read More

TEAMSTERS, SHERIFF COLLABORATE ON HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF

Wicked Local
October 15, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Teamsters Local 25 of Boston recently drive two 18-wheel trucks full of donated disaster relief supplies to the Florida Keys, as the region struggles to recover from Hurricane Irma. Read More

SCITUATE STANDOFF SUSPECT FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES

Ruth Thompson
Wicked Local
October 11, 2017

SCITUATE – Douglas Simonovitch, the 46-year-old Oxford man who was involved with a standoff lasting several hours on Oct. 10 with Scituate Police and other law enforcement agencies has been charged with threat to commit a crime (murder); assault with a dangerous weapon; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest subsequent to booking. Read More

SHOTS FIRED, WITHOUT BOTHERING ANYONE

George Brennan
MV Times
October 11, 2017

MARTHA'S VINEYARD – Sixty sheriff’s deputies and police officers on Martha’s Vineyard got the chance to practice their shooting skills under some intense and realistic scenarios. Read More

PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF SENDING DONATIONS TO FLORIDA HURRICANE VICTIMS

Benjamin Paulin
The Patriot Ledger
October 9, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Thousands of pounds of goods collected by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department is being driven to Florida in two trailer trucks Tuesday to help people affected by Hurricane Irma. Read More

MASSACHUSETTS SHERIFFS TO SEND STORM SUPPLIES TO FLORIDA

CapeCod.com
October 9, 2017

BOURNE – The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department will join law enforcement agencies from across Massachusetts by sending much need supplies to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Read More

MARION MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

Wicked Local
September 19, 2017

MARION – Police have charged a 35-year-old Marion man with two counts of attempted murder as well as other assault, firearm and motor vehicle charges after he shot at a woman driving on Route 6 westbound in the area of Gifford’s Corner Road Monday a little before 7 p.m. from his own moving car, Wicked Local reported. Read More

HELPING VETERANS AT PLYMOUTH COUNTY JAIL

Rich Harbert
Wicked Local
November 11, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Freedom isn’t free, and not all veterans are either. As Veterans Day approached this week, 57 men with military service were incarcerated at the Plymouth County Correctional Center. Read More

PLYMOUTH SCHOOL KIDS GROW TOMATOES WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FARM

PCN PACTV

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth School Kids Grow Tomatoes with Sheriff Farm. The town of Plymouth introduced what is being called the “tomato sauce initiative.” Video 1 - Video 2

FINGERPRINTS LED TO ARREST OF BREAK-IN SUSPECT: POLICE

Daniel Libon
Hingham Patch
July 22, 2017

HINGHAM – A Stoughton man was arrested and faces charges related to a Hingham break-in, police said. Read More

PLYMOUTH MAN STEALS HANSON CRUISER IN WILD CHASE, SAY POLICE

Benjamin Paulin
The Patriot Ledger
May 11, 2017

HANSON – A Plymouth man is facing several charges after police said he stole a Hanson police cruiser during a wild chase through several communities early Thursday morning. Read More

GIVING BACK TO BROCKTON: COMMUNITY GROUPS COSPONSOR DAY OF SERVICE

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
May 9, 2017

BROCKTON – City residents big and small, young and old, are being called to give back to the community during the Brockton’s Promise Day of Service on Saturday. Read More

CARVER MAN FOUND GUILTY OF SCHEMING TO STEAL $1.1 MILLION FROM ELDERLY NEIGHBOR

Wicked Local
May 4, 2017

PLYMOUTH – A Carver man who orchestrated a scheme to defraud an elderly neighbor of $1.1 million has been convicted, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced. Read More

FEWER ARRESTS MADE AT BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE'S SPRINGFEST

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
April 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER – The college said it took steps to educate students on being good neighbors off-campus – and the effort resulted in fewer arrests during the spring end-of-the-year celebration. Read More

TEEN WHO CREATED FAKE ALIBI GUILTY OF KILLING MIDDLEBORO MAN

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
April 8, 2017

MIDDLEBORO – A then-teenager who struck and killed a bicyclist and fled the scene, proceeding to make up a story that he hit a deer, was sentenced to jail when he pleaded guilty on Friday. Read More

RED CROSS HONORS HEROES AMONG US

Haven Orecchio-Egresitz
Cape Cod Times
April 7, 2017

HYANNIS – When West Barnstable resident Stephen Gelson collapsed at his home in August, his son Nicholas was there. But the 5-year-old had never used a phone by himself before. When he saw his father in distress, however, Nicholas reacted quickly to call for rescue and save his life. Read More

BROCKTON POLICE ARREST 4 IN MULTI-STATE DRUG RAID

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
April 7, 2017

BROCKTON – A lengthy investigation in two states led to four arrests and police seizing more than 150 grams of various drugs Friday morning. Read More

POETRY PROGRAM EXPANDING

Wicked Local
April 7, 2017

PLYMOUTH – Quincy College, in coordination with the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department and the Plymouth Public Library, is expanding its poetry program for students, inmates and the greater community in a two-part event on April 12. Read More

THOMAS BOWLER AND SHERIFFS OF MASSACHUSETTS: INCREASE MARIJUANA EXCISE TAX FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT, SERVICES

Thomas Bowler and Sheriffs of Massachusetts
The Berkshire Eagle
April 5, 2017

CAMBRIDGE – As sheriffs of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, we have significant concerns regarding the potential for a drastic increase in addiction and people needing treatment for substance abuse once the recently passed law legalizing the use of recreational marijuana goes into effect. Read More

SHERIFF MCDONALD TAKES CONCILIATORY TONE WITH BROCKTON'S DUBOIS ON IMMIGRATION

Marc Larocque
The Enterprise
March 31, 2017

BROCKTON – Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson strongly denounced state Rep. Michelle DuBois at a Congressional subcommittee hearing, before doing the same during several national cable television interviews, for her statements tipping off undocumented immigrants about a supposed federal raid in Brockton. Hodgson said that DuBois should resign from public office, should be ashamed of herself and could potentially face five years in prison for harboring or concealing “criminal illegal aliens.” Read More

MINIVAN CRASHES INTO CARVER COUNCIL ON AGING

Mary Whitfill
The Patriot Ledger
March 29, 2017

CARVER – A driver crashed into the council on aging building in Carver after striking a guardrail and another vehicle on Wednesday morning, police said. Read More

PEDESTRIAN INJURED IN HANSON ACCIDENT

The Enterprise
March 26, 2017

HANSON – A 22-year-old man was injured Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle while walking on Main Street. Read More

HINGHAM POLICE ASSIST IN LARGE DRUG RAID

Daniel Libon
Patch
March 22, 2017

RANDOLPH – An early morning raid has led to the arrests of over a dozen people, authorities said. Read More

TWO BROCKTON MEN AMONG 16 ARRESTED IN REGIONAL DRUG BUST

Cody Shepard
The Enterprise
March 21, 2017

BROCKTON – More than 200 police officers from 20 agencies, including Brockton, Bridgewater, East and West Bridgewater, conducted 19 raids around the region, South Shore and Boston on Tuesday morning, resulting in 16 people being arrested. Read More

MISSING TEENS FROM PLYMPTON, KINGSTON FOUND

Benjamin Paulin
The Patriot Ledger
March 21, 2017

PLYMPTON – Two teenagers have been found after an extensive search that began late Monday night. Read More

POLICE EXECUTE DRUG, GUN RAIDS ACROSS SOUTH SHORE

Benjamin Paulin
The Patriot Ledger
March 21, 2017

RANDOLPH – A state wiretapping investigation into a drug trafficking ring based in Randolph led to the arrest of 16 people and the seizure of thousands of opioid-based pills and kilograms of cocaine Tuesday throughout the southeastern part of the state. Read More

YARMOUTH POLICE WELCOME NEW K9

Wicked Local
March 21, 2017

YARMOUTH – The newest member of the YPD’s Proactive Anti-Crime Unit is Gauge, two-year-old black Lab trained in drug detection. Read More

'TEAM MARION' TRANSFORMING VFW INTO SENIOR/REC CENTER

Michael DeCicco, South Coast Today
March 19, 2017

MARION – Mere months after the town’s fall 2016 acquisition of the former Cushing VFW post on Mill Street, the building is well on its on its way to being crafted into a 6,000-square-foot town senior and recreation center. Read More

MATTAPOISETT POLICE ASSIST WITH CARVER DRUG CASE

Kathryn Gallerani, Wicked Local
March 15, 2017

CARVER – Drug charges have been filed against three men after police in Carver seized cocaine and Fentanyl from the suspects in two separate cases. Read More

Sheriff's Deputy EHO ENDED DEADLY TAUNTON RAMPAGE DOWNPLAYS HEROICS

CBS - Boston
October 12,2016

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PROGRAM THAT HELPS OVERDOSE SURVIVORS MAY EXPAND

Rich Harbert, Old COlony Memorial
October 11,2016

PLYMOUTH – A local program aimed at getting drug addicts into treatment is poised to expand. Read More

BREAK IN VICTIMS CHARGED WITH FENTANYL TRAFFICKING CHARGES

Christine James, WATD
October 6, 2016

HANSON - Two of four men that allegedly broke into a Hanson home on Main Street on September 29th are facing dangerousness hearings today in district court. Read More

Alleged drunk driver seriously injures pedestrian in Marshfield

Chris Burrell, The Patriot Ledger
October 4, 2016

MARSHFIELD - Police have charged a Plymouth man with driving drunk and seriously injuring a pedestrian in a crash Monday night in Marshfield. Read More

6 TONS OF FOOD HARVESTED FROM COUNTY FARM, NEARLY TWO TIMES LAST YEARS HAUL

Bobbi Clark, WATD
September 27, 2016

In Plymouth, the County Farm almost doubled the amount of food it produced last year. Sheriff McDonald celebrated this milestone at the farm on Friday with South Shore Community Action Council officials, who distribute the harvest to people in need.

The 12,000 pounds of food grown this year is a large increase, especially in drought conditions, over the 7,500 pounds produced last year. Sheriff Joseph McDonald is proud of that. Read More

Edaville USA quiets things down for Autism Weekend

Kathryn Gallerani, Wicked Local
September 26, 2016

CARVER – A restored train car has been transformed into a quiet room where children with autism visiting Edaville USA can go to decompress, to rebalance, to just sit and be. Read More

SHERIFF MCDONALD WARNS RESIDENTS OF NEW SCAMS

Wicked Local
September 15, 2016

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. is warning the public of a new surge in email and phone scams targeting residents of Plymouth County. Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit makes room for drug discussion

James Kukstisjkukstis
Wicked Local
September 2, 2016

HANOVER - An interactive exhibit at the Hanover Mall is aimed at helping parents spot the warning signs of at-risk behavior in their children.

The exhibit, Hidden in Plain Sight, displays a typical teenager’s bedroom as a test for parents to recognize common items that may be indicative of substance abuse. Read More

Thousands converge on Provincetown for Carnival Parade

Cape Cod Times
August 19 2016

PROVINCETOWN – Thousands of people descended on Provincetown on a picture perfect Thursday for the annual Carnival Parade. The theme this year was “Back to the 80s.”

Security was tight with Provincetown Police being supplemented by Truro and Wellfleet Police, Barnstable County Sheriff”s Deputies, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s mounted unit. Read More

POLICE DEPARTMENT HOLDS 32nd ANNUAL POLICE NIGHT OUT

WATD
August 4, 2016

KINGSTON - On Tuesday in Kingston, the Kingston Police Department held their 32nd annual Police Night Out at the Silver Lake Middle School. Read More

Plymouth county HOSTS 22nd ANNUAL DARE CAMP

Wicked Local Scituate
August 3, 2016

Last week, the county held its 22nd annual Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education Camp at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, educating 10 to 12 year olds with the help of presentations, games and more. Read More

Plymouth county farm combats hunger

Wicked Local Plymouth
June 21, 2016

PLYMOUTH - Daisy snored. Bees buzzed in the flowers. And a blanketing sense of calm descended, the drenching June sunlight flooding every crevice and shadow. Life at the Plymouth County Farm hummed along as it always has Wednesday afternoon. Read More

Officer's 'heroic actions' brought stabbing rampage to an end

WCVB, Channel 5
May 11, 2016

TAUNTON - An off-duty sheriff's deputy was dining with his wife when a man who stabbed two people inside a Taunton home stormed into a mall restaurant to continue his violent rampage.

Plymouth County Deputy James Creed stopped the attack Tuesday night at Bertucci's inside the Galleria Mall. Read More

Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff Who Ended Taunton Rampage Identified

CBS
May 11, 2016

TAUNTON - (CBS) The off-duty Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff who killed a man on a stabbing rampage in Taunton has been identified. Deputy James Creed fatally shot Arthur DaRosa at the Bertucci’s inside the Silver City Galleria mall Tuesday evening. Read More

2 stabbed to death in spree of violence in taunton

By: Globe Staff
The Boston Globe
May 11, 2016

TAUNTON — Two people were stabbed to death, including an 80-year-old woman, and their assailant was killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in a spree of violence that began at a home in Taunton and spilled over into the Silver City Galleria mall Tuesday evening, State Police said. Read More

Headless chicken case baffles brockton police

By: Maria Papadopoulos
The Enterprise
May 9, 2016

BROCKTON – Heather McNamara looked in the direction of her neighbor’s house, where a decapitated chicken was found with a circle drawn around it on the front lawn Monday. Read More

YMCA Promotes healthy youngsters through activities

By: Chris Shott
Bangor Daily News
May 2, 2016

WAREHAM – A nationwide program celebrating its 25th anniversary concluded a successful 11th run Saturday at the Gleason Family YMCA of Wareham. Read More