Police and fire personnel were busy last week.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Emergency personnel were busy this week in the city.
Three daytime robberies prompted police to reach out to residents while a reported student fall from over 25 feet in the air drew fire personnel. Extra vigilance is being called for by Police Chief Mark Leonard following three day-time break-ins Thursday. While no one was home at the time and no one was injured, police are asking for everyone in the city to be especially watchful. It is unknown yet whether these robberies are linked to a series of daytime robberies earlier in the year that targeted cash and jewelry. There have been no arrests on those Marlborough robberies, said Leonard. A student at Assabet Valley Vocational High School was reported to have fallen more than 25 feet on Monday. Once fire officials were on the scene, it was …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Police and fire officials have been busy this week.
From the November Police shooting being ruled justifiable to the latest firefighters in the city; both departments were in the news this week. The November shooting of Bryce Coutinho by Marlborough Police Officer Soren Levenson has been deemed justifiable by the Middlesex District Attorney's office. The department's investigation concluded that Coutinho, who had assault and battery charges pending with the Marlborough Police Department, got within 5 or 6 feet of the officer while holding a knife in an aggresive manner. A Marlborough man was released on $10,000 bail this week after breaking into her apartment and punching a woman in the face and allegedly telling her he was going to kill her. A new group of firefighters has joined …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Police and Fire Departments have seen nearly 30 people out on leave since July.
Injuries, illness and administrative matters are to blame for over 30 police and fire personnel being out on leave since the beginning of the fiscal year, according to officials. “We are down about 10 people,” said Fire Chief James Fortin. “We still have a considerable amount of injuries that have been long-term." The Police Department, with a force of 65 officers, has been in a similar position with 17 injured or on leave. Not all officers have been out on extended leave and some officers were out on sick leave, according to Police Chief Mark Leonard. “There’s been a couple of unusual situations," he said, referencing one officer on administrative leave following a lethal shooting of a man who allegedly had a knife. Receive breaking news …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This week was a busy one for police and fire, with numerous arrests that included attempted murder and a fire downtown on Friday.
It was a quiet week for firefighters until the very end of the week. They battled a two-alarm fire in the MacDonald Hotel Friday morning. The fire was spotted by passing firefighters and everyone was evacuated. The fire spread into the first floor of the building and a total of three fire departments were on the scene working to extinguish the fire. One business owner told Patch of how he was evacuated by firefighters shortly after smelling smoke. Marlborough police had a number of arrests on their hands this week. It started off with an alleged attempted murder. According to police records, a man allegedly choked a woman into unconsciousness and then threatened her with a BB gun that she did not know was not a real gun. Receive breaking …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The owner of Brasilerinho below the MacDonald Hotel was evacuated quickly by fire fighter who he credits with a very quick response.
He smelled smoke but did not know the danger until Marlborough Firefighters ushered him outside, said the owner of Brasilerinho located below the MacDonald Hotel which caught fire earlier today. "We felt a strong smell like something was burning," said Jardel Fernandez who owns Brasilerinho located below the rooming house on Main St. Firefighters ushered him out of his business shortly after he first smelled the smoke. "They were very fast," he said. Although he did not see fire in his own business, he could clearly see it in the first floor of the hotel. "The fire was really high already," said Fernandez of the flames in the hotel office. He was uninjured and waiting across the street to examine the damage to his business. He has not been…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Bank robberies, fires and a woman allegedly hiding her battered vehicle after snapping a utility pole in half; officials were busy this week.
It has been another busy week for Police and Fire officials. The week ended with a bang, or rather the threat of one, as police arrested a person at gun point following a bank robbery at St. Mary's Credit Union on Friday. Fire fighters had been busy the previous day with a structure fire that caused $10,000 in damage to a local business. A Marlborough man got himself into a bit of trouble over the previous weekend when he allegedly pushed a security guard and attempted to push a police officer in a Concord, NH nightclub. At least he avoided the Tazer treatment that another unruly patron received in the incident. Police had their hands earlier in the week when a man strangled two dogs and hung a baby by its leg in a "drunken rage," …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The victim of the house explosion last month died this week and the cause of structure fires in the city has been determined.
It was an explosion that shook a neighborhood. That explosion has now claimed a life. The early morning explosion at 15 Grant Ct. shook surrounding houses and destroyed the home. Fire officials confirmed that gas was the source of the explosion, although the exact cause had not been determined. Investigators with the Fire Marshal's Office had been waiting for an opportunity to interview the victim, they now await a report from the state coroner's office. The causes of three of the six structure fires that occured in the city within a three week period have been determined by the Marlborough Fire Department. Faulty electrical wiring and appliances were found to be the cause of the three fires where the investigations have been concluded. …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Marlborough fire fighters have faced six structure fires in three weeks, while police have been kept busy.
A shed fire Monday night marked the sixth structure fire Marlborough fire fighters have fought in the last three weeks. The fifth came in the form of an early morning trailer fire. None of the fires have resulted in the loss of life. Although property damage has been extensive in some. Police also recently arrested three men that have been linked to at least two break-ins in the city. The investigations are ongoing into the Life Flight Crash on Parmenter Street, the exploding home and the police-involved shooting.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The sixth structure fire in three weeks hit in Marlborough Monday night.
Fire crews responded to their sixth structure fire in three weeks around 10 p.m. Monday night. A 911 call reported a fire at 100 Phelps Street. Engine 1, Engine 3 , Ladder 2, and Rescue 1 responded on the initial alarm. Engine 3, arrived from their station on Boston Post Road and found an 8 b 10 foot storage shed on fire. The fire was extinguished, preventing it from spreading to the nearby mobile home. The fire caused an estimated $1500 worth of damage to the shed and its contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Marlborough Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit. Anyone with information about this fire should call the Fire Investigation Unit at 508-624-6984 Extension 13.