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Explore the latest in local safety with our Police & Fire news. Stay informed from the Massachusetts towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, & Hudson updates, along with fire incidents in the area. Discover the latest police and fire local news, ensuring you’re in the know about police news and beyond.

Puntini installed as Southborough’s new fire chief

In a brief ceremony at the Southborough Senior Center, Town Clerk James Hegarty administered the oath of office to Andrew Puntini.

Update: Westborough fire causes $1 million damages; no injuries

A Westborough resident is seeking a new home after a fire ripped through his South Street apartment early on Sunday, June 2.

2 rescued in 2-alarm fire in Westborough Center

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Westborough Fire Department and the District 14 Fire Investigation Unit.

Police log arrests, May 31 edition

Shrewsbury Friday, May 17 7:05 p.m. Arrested, David M. Tolley, 39, of 37 Bexley Rd., Apt. 3, Roslindale, on warrant. Saturday, May 18 3:08 a.m. Arrested, Ryan D....
The Northborough Police Department is located on Main Street. Photo/Laura Hayes

Northborough Police charge 3 men with shoplifting at Wegman’s

Police took three men from Worcester into custody after they were allegedly seen shoplifting at Wegman's.

First responders honored for reviving Shrewsbury resident

On May 22, Worcester County DA Joseph D. Early Jr. presented the TEAM award – short for Team Excellence and Merit – to 12 first responders.

Fatal fire in Marlborough home under investigation

According to a press release, the Marlborough Fire Department responded to 66 Nolan Way at 8:23 a.m. May 22.

Marlborough police log, May 24 edition

Marlborough Thursday, May 9 7:30 a.m. Lakeside Ave. MVA with injuries. 8:39 a.m. St. Mary’s Credit Union/West Main St. MVA property damage only. 9:57 a.m. Fairfield Inn/Apex Dr....

Northborough police log, May 24 edition

Northborough Friday, May 10 5:10 a.m. Northgate Rd. Ambulance. 7:44 a.m. Bartlett St. Accident: P.D. 10:54 a.m. Cedar Hill St. Ambulance. 6:46 p.m. Johnson Ave. Well-being check. 7:03 p.m. Sunset...

Grafton police log, May 24 edition

Grafton Sunday, May 5 3:25 a.m. Pine St./Centennial Dr. Erratic operator. 10:56 a.m. Oak St. Well-being check. 1:28 p.m. Carroll Rd. Motor vehicle stop. 10:00 p.m. Meadow Ln. Well-being...

Shrewsbury police log, May 24 edition

Shrewsbury Wednesday, May 8 8:44 a.m. Browne Rd. Animal complaint. 11:03 a.m. Arrested, Jhonata De Souza Carreiro, 29, of 271 Whipple St., Apt. 2FL, Fall River, for...

Shrewsbury police charge two with making threats with a firearm

Police have charged two men for allegedly making threats with firearms during two separate incidents on May 14.

Westborough police log, May 17 edition

Westborough Monday, April 29 12:50 a.m. Turnpike Rd. Suspicious auto. 1:05 a.m. West Park Dr. Extra patrols/house checks. 1:59 a.m. Arrested, Juliano Da Silva Guzanksy, 23, of 12...

Northborough police log, May 17 2024

Northborough Thursday, May 2 2:13 a.m. Avalon Dr. Ambulance. 8:14 a.m. West Main St. Ambulance. 3:33 p.m. Maynard St. Larceny. 4:27 p.m. South St. Accident: P.D. 8:13 p.m. Juniper Brook...

Grafton police log, May 17 edition

Grafton Sunday, April 28 1:39 a.m. East St./Harrison Ave. Motor vehicle stop. 7:22 a.m. Wesson St. Ambulance – medical. 7:23 a.m. Hollywood Dr. Accident – property damage. 9:36 a.m....

Shrewsbury police log, May 17 edition

Shrewsbury Friday, May 3 7:06 a.m. Kings Point Dr. Medical call. 9:09 a.m. Holden St. Animal complaint. 9:54 a.m. Bailey Rd. Preserve the peace. 11:04 a.m. Robertson Dr. Medical...

Marlborough police log, May 17 edition

Marlborough Friday, April 26 7:44 a.m. Brigham St. MVA property damage only. 10:26 a.m. Stevens/State Sts. Suspicious activity. 11:53 a.m. Bond St. Suspicious activity. 12:40 p.m. Salon and Day...

Southborough police log, May 17 edition

Southborough Monday, April 29 1:27 a.m. Boston/Framingham Rds. Traffic lights inoperable. 2:48 a.m. Arrested, Tristen W. Perez, of Water St., Framingham, for OUI-liquor or .08%, negligent operation...

Worcester DA IDs 16-year-old victim in Northborough shooting

The Worcester County DA has identified the teen killed during a shooting at a party in Northborough as Ygor Correia, 16, of Bellingham.

Marlborough resident charged in Northborough shooting

A Marlborough man was one of three defendants charged in a fatal shooting at a party on Howard Street in Northborough.