Thursday, December 27, 2012
The investigation was spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security.
A Tewksbury man whose place of employment is listed as Winchester Hospital and his brother, a college professor also from Tewksbury, are facing felony child pornography charges after being arrested on Thursday, Dec. 20. Robert C. Fierimonte, 50, and Steven Fierimonte, 43, a professor of mathematics at both Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, were arrested by Tewksbury detectives at their residence at 100 Prospect Hill Drive in Tewksbury. Details regarding the case are limited as the investigation is ongoing, according to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan. Sheehan said agents from the Department of Homeland Security arrived at Tewksbury Police Headquarters the morning of Dec. …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Notable incidents in Winchester from Sunday to Wednesday, Dec. 16-19.
The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Gerbil-Distracted Driver Causes Multi-Car Crash A Winchester man told police that he was being distracted by his gerbil when he rear-ended the car stopped in front of him at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. The collision caused that car to strike the car in front of it, according to police. The gerbil-distracted man was cited for impeded operation, police said. Get Winchester police news in your inbox by signing up for our daily newsletter. Vehicle Strikes Man in Wheelchair at Intersection of Central and Church A woman was coming out of Central Street onto Church Street at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she hit a …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
More than 40 police departments left the Burlington Mall Wednesday morning to deliver cards to 6-year-old Nathan Norman in Rustburg, Va.
The only thing on Dawn Norman's wish list this holiday season is that her 6-year old son Nathan lives to see another Christmas, and that his wish of receiving cards, letters and patches from as many police officers, firefighters and EMTs is fulfilled. Why? Because police officers, firefighters and EMTs happen to be Nathan's heroes. As reported on New Milford Patch, three years ago, Nathan, who lives with his family in Rustburg, Va., was diagnosed with brain cancer. "I remember the doctor saying that there was an abnormality," Dawn Norman remembers. "The doctor kept telling me over and over that there was an abnormality and then it hit me. He was telling me that my son had cancer." Like most little boys, Nathan loves to watch police …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Notable incidents in Winchester from Saturday to Wednesday, Dec. 8-12.
The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Toddler Puts Parked Minivan in Neutral, Minivan Rolls Into SUV Police responded to Madison Avenue, near the Winchester Recreation Department, at about 11:49 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a motor vehicle crash. There, a Woburn woman told police that she was putting her infant son into her parked minivan, a Toyota Sienna, when her other son, a toddler, jumped into the driver’s seat and put the van in neutral. The woman was unsure of how he was able to do this, given that her keys were not in the ignition. The van, which was facing toward Highland Avenue, then rolled backward down the hill toward Main Street, …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Notable Incidents in Winchester from Thursday to Friday, Dec. 6-7.
The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Rear Window Smashed on Cross Street A Cross Street resident reported at about 10:54 a.m. Friday that someone had smashed the rear window of his minivan sometime during the previous night. The resident said he parked the van in his driveway at about 9 p.m. Thursday and noticed the damage at 3 a.m. Friday. Police were unable to locate an object that may have been used to break the window. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle. Grinch on Cross Street A Cross Street resident reported at about 7:17 p.m. Thursday that someone had taken a package from her front step. The resident told police that she …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Notable incidents in Winchester from Tuesday to Wednesday, Dec. 4-5.
The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Winchester High Employee Has Car Keyed A Winchester High employee went to the police station at about 11 a.m. Wednesday to report that her car had been vandalized while parking in the teacher’s parking lot at the school sometime that morning. The employee said that someone made a long scratch along one side of her vehicle sometime before 10:30 a.m. Get Winchester police news in your inbox by signing up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Notable incidents in Winchester from Friday to Monday, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3.
The following information comes from the Winchester Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Fells Road Woman Comes Home to Find Apologetic Intruder in Bedroom Closet A Fells Road woman returned home at about 11:45 a.m. Friday to find a young man hiding in her bedroom closet. The woman told police that she had gone clothes shopping for about an hour, and that when she returned home, she entered through her basement and then noticed a first-floor rear door slightly ajar. She assumed it had been one of her kids, she said. She then thought she heard a noise upstairs but stopped to listen and didn’t hear anything else, so she went upstairs to put away her new clothes in her bedroom closet. When she …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Scott Brazis will take over as special sheriff—second in command—from Patrick Murphy, who's retiring.
Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian appointed new leaders to two top positions in the Middlesex Sheriff's Office, according to an announcement sent by the sheriff's office Tuesday. Scott Brazis will take over as special sheriff, which is essentially the second in command, according to the sheriff's office. In Massachusetts, special sheriffs take over the office if the sheriff is sick, absent or otherwise unable to do the job. Brazis will replace Patrick Murphy, who is retiring Friday after 33 years with the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office. Brazis has worked in Middlesex Sheriff's Office for 28 years, starting as a corrections officer and, most recently, serving as superintendent of the Middlesex Jail in Cambridge, according to the …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The house suffered approximately $150,000 worth of damage.
While working at the Winchester Country Club, a couple of workers noticed smoke coming out of the roof of an Arlington Street home. According to Winchester Fire Chief John Nash, the men informed the homeowners – Christie and Gerry Regan – of a possible fire. “It was first discovered by country club workers,” Nash said. “They saw the smoke from the roof, knocked on the door of the occupants and called 9-1-1.” Nash said that the fire originated in the attic and was caused by a gas heater in a crawl space. “The fire was burning along the roof line,” Nash said. “We had to do excessive work, cut holes in the roof and pull out ceilings in order to access the fire.” According to Nash, the house suffered approximately $150,000 worth of damage. The…