Region Roundup: Man Cited for Leaving Fatal Crash; Missing Teen Found (And More...)
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of July 29, 2012.
Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation to the man who was allegedly operating the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian on Route 24 northbound in Randolph early Sunday morning, July 29 (around 1:15 a.m.).
Shane Wilson, 20, of Norton was issued a citation with a single charge of leaving the scene after causing personal injury resulting in death, David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, said in a press release.
29-year-old Adam T. Trudeau of Needham was said to have been standing in the roadway on the northbound side of Route 24 when he was struck by Wilson's vehicle.
A woman who was 37 weeks pregnant called the Stoughton Fire Department at 6:27 p.m. on July 31 saying she felt as if she was going into labor and delivery was imminent.
Her due date was August 23, but it was not a false alarm - 16 minutes after the SFD was dispatched to her residence in the west Stoughton area, she gave birth to a baby boy, just before arriving at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton in the Stoughton Fire Department ambulance.
Group 4 from the Stoughton Fire Department responded to the call and assisted in the delivery. There were no complications during the birth.
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An 18-year-old Easton resident sent police and fire officials in that town on a missing person search last Saturday morning, July 28.
Easton Police Chief Allen Krajcik said the person, who was eventually found in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Canton Street, was at a house party on Pond Street, "apparently intoxicated" before he went missing.
"Police received a call from a homeowner on Canton Street (about a mile from Pond Street) reporting that a person had broken into his home during the night coming in through an unlocked sliding door and had fallen asleep in an upstairs bedroom," Krajcik said. "This person was confronted by the homeowner and ran out of the house into Canton Street cemetery."
The intruder turned out to be the missing 18-year-old, and he was located by police soon thereafter shortly.
Saer Sene, a forward for the New England Revolution, appeared in Wrentham District Court last week following his July 24 arrest in Foxborough and addressed the seven charges, according to court documents.
Sene, 27, was arrested following a motor vehicle incident that began on North Street and ended on Washington Street near Patriot Place in Foxborough at 12:33 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, according to Foxborough Police logs. Sene, according to police logs, faced three citations totalling seven traffic-related charges as a result of the arrest.
After two deaths at the July 26 Identity Tour at the Comcast Center, Mansfield administrators and police are looking at a disturbing situation for the town.
The main question seems to be how can illegal drug use and underage consumption and overuse of alcohol be curtailed at the venue?
These two deaths at the Comcast Center mark the first time anyone has died because of drug or alcohol consumption, but the problem has been around since the early days of the venue when it started as Great Woods.
Massachusetts K-12 schools might take the state's new school nutrition standards, which went into effect on August 1, with an air popped grain of sorghum.
Made by Sharon resident Ari Taube in Stoughton on Tosca Drive.
Taube's Mini Pops, a healthier alternative to popcorn, are on the Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages List available for schools to comply with the healthier Massachusetts School Nutrition Standards.
Compared to popcorn, Mini Pops has a "higher protein count. It's higher in calcium. Pound for pound, it has fewer calories and less fat," says Taube, the company's president.
It's not every day that helicopters can be seen flying over Wrentham, let alone a group of them. Yet that is exactly what happened Wednesday night when nearby Plainville played host to an army training exercise.
From approximately 8 p.m. to around 11:30 p.m. on August 1, a training exercise conducted by the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, with permission from Police Chief James Alfred and Town Manager Joseph Fernandes, occurred at the Old Wood School in Plainville.
The exercise saw soldiers in low flying helicopters land at the building and do entries into the facility with ammunition. No live ammo was used during the exercise.