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HPD/ HFD Media Conference: December 9, 2013

by Paul Saulnier
December 12, 2013

Officer Matt Waugh presided over the Police Department briefing:

·         Incident Highlights (November 22, 2013 to December 8, 2013)

o   11/22 – Vandalism to construction equipment, Mohawk Path

o   11/23 – K-9 request, Milford PD

o   11/24 – K-9 request (suspected B&E), Hopkinton PD

o   11/26 – MV Stop resulting in confiscation and citation for less than one ounce of marijuana

o   11/27 – Criminal complaint for A&B stemming from an apparent road rage incident, Washington Street

o   11/27 – Elder fraud investigation

o   11/28 – MV Stop resulting in criminal complaint for unlicensed operation,  Washington Street

o   11/29 – Investigation for a leaving the scene of an accident incident,  Washington Street

o   12/3 – B&E to a MV; Loose change taken from unlocked vehicle, Indian Ridge

o   12/3 – Vandalism to a MV, Highland Street

o   12/5 – Investigation of credit card fraud, Summer Street

o   12/6 – MV Stop resulting in criminal complaint for operating after license suspension, Washington Street

o   12/6 – Warrant arrest, Fiske Street

o   12/7 – MV stop resulting in criminal complaint for MV trespass and citation   for less than once ounce of marijuana, Rail Trail

o   12/8 – Report of stolen/lost license plate 

31 Incident Reports, 5 Arrest Reports, 23 Crash Investigations, 17 Crash Reports, and 50 Motor Vehicle Stops from 757 log entries

 

·         PD Highlights (November 22, 2013 to December 9, 2013) 

o   Completion of legal update in-service in cooperation with Ashland, Sherborn, and Hopkinton Police Departments (Chief Moore)

o   11/27 – Officer Michael Woods is appointed as the newest member of the Department

o   11/30 – Toys for Tots Fill-a-Cruiser event at the Holiday Stroll (Officer Stone assisted by a group of Young Marines)

o   12/4 – Letter of Merit awards to citizens Katelyn Springsteen and Jennifer Clark in recognition for extraordinary efforts that resulted in potentially saving lives.

 

·         Future Dates, Events and Projects

o   12/14 – Last day to donate to Toy for Tots (drop off bins located in station lobby)

o   12/9 – Police Association Senior Holiday Lunch

o   12/13-1/1/14 – Department participating in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

2013 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN    MEDIA RELEASE

 

There Are No Festivities in Jail

Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

 

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Holliston Police will be out in force from December 13, 2013 to January 1, 2014 to protect the Commonwealth’s citizens by arresting anyone caught behind the wheel operating under the influence.  The Holliston Police will join the 191 eligible local law enforcement agencies and the MA State Police to run extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division (EOPSS-HSD).    

The Holliston Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers.  “You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for impaired driving,” said Police Chief John Moore. 

“The message is simple:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix.  If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle,” said Chief Moore.   

Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions and serious legal consequences. Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of impaired drivers on the roads. In 2011 in Massachusetts, 114 people were killed in crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher. 

 “There is no holiday cheer behind the bars of a jail cell,” Sergeant Matthew Waugh said. “Don’t let your 2013 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death or injury.  Remember, whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk.” 

“The December holiday season is the ‘most wonderful time of the year,’ and we are going to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit friends and family,” said Sergeant Waugh. “This holiday, we will show zero tolerance for those driving under the influence on the road. If you choose to drive drunk, we will see you, we will stop you, and you will be arrested.” 

  EOPSS-HSD recommends these tips for a safe holiday season:     

    • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
    • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home;
    • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
    • If you happen to see an impaired driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact law enforcement;
    • And remember, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get home safely. 

For more information, please visit www.mass.gov/highwaysafety 

Chief Michael Cassidy presided over the Fire Department briefing:

Incident Highlights (November 21, 2013 to December 8, 2013)

25 Fire Incidents (1 structure fire, 1 Jaws call, 1 mutual aid)
45 EMS Incidents (22 BLS transports, 19 ALS transports, 4 no transports)
11/21 – structure fire – N. Mill Street
11/21 – motor vehicle crash – Washington Street [3 ambulances: 2 Holliston, 1 Hopkinton]
12/8 – mutual aid to Milford – E. Main Street [Chief Cassidy, Ladder 1]
12/8 – motor vehicle crash – Norfolk Street [mutual aid ambulance from Sherborn]


FD Highlights (November 21, 2013 to December 8, 2013)

11/21 – Collaborative Planning for Tactical Interoperability [Natick Police]
11/21 – Community Risk Reduction webinar [Fire 20/20]
11/25 – Calling Hours for Captain Michael Curnyn [Chesmore Funeral Home]
11/25 – Ambulance training (Extreme Sports Injures: Extremity Injuries)
11/26 – Funeral Mass for Captain Michael Curnyn [St. Mary’s Church]
11/30 – HBA Holiday Stroll [Engine 1]
11/30 – Medway Christmas Parade [Engine 4]
12/1 – Milford Welcome Santa Parade [Engine 1]
12/2 – Fire Department training (Case Study: Line of Duty Death)
12/4 – Station Tour (Tiger Scouts)
12/4 – Citizen Recognition Ceremony [Town Hall]
12/5 – Nova Scotia Business Inc. New England Trade Mission [Fire QRVS]
12/7 – Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade [Engine 1]

Future Dates, Events and Projects

12/11 – Bid Opening (replacement ambulance

2013 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN    MEDIA RELEASE

 

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