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Saturday, May 10, 2014

National Grid Scam

 
 
NATIONAL GRID WARNS NEW ENGLAND CUSTOMERS
OF ON-GOING PAYMENT SCAM
May 9, 2014
 
Good afternoon,
The attached press release details a utility billing scam that is once again targeting National Grid customers in New England.  These utility bill scammers are demanding immediate payment for electric bill balances, which customers might not even owe.  The fraudulent callers are claiming to be from National Grid and threatening customers with immediate service shut-off unless they provide credit card or bank account information that can be used to access the accounts.
National Grid has been doing public outreach to raise public awareness about this scam.  You may have even heard us on the radio instructing customers not to give the caller any information and to ask them to verify the last 5 digits of the billing account. 
Since many residents look to their municipalities for guidance on these matters,  we are sending this to you to provide you information, phone numbers and to post on the town’s website if possible.
 
Thank you for your continued partnership!
National Grid Community & Customer Management Team / South MA
 
Customer Contact Center: 1-800-322-3223

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Suspect in a Housebreak Arrested by Wrentham Officers

On April 23rd, 2014, Officers Coliflores and O'Connell with Detective Sgt. Barrett, responded to a suspicious person seen walking up a driveway on Spring Street in West Wrentham.

Officer Coliflores was first at the scene and identified Jeffrey Carroll of Franklin walking on Spring Street carrying a plastic bag with stolen property.  Officer Coliflores arrested Carroll, assisted by Officer O'Connell.

Further investigation connected Carroll to the house on Spring Street only a short walk from where Carroll was apprehended.  Items in Carroll's possession at the time of his arrest also link him to the property.

An older model, green Jeep Cherokee was seen leaving the area and is believed to be connected to this case.
* ARRESTED *
Jeffrey Carroll
Oak Street
Franklin, MA

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WANTED - Brett Frigon

WANTED
For: Witness Intimidation (felony)
Brett S. Frigon
Date of Birth 08/16/1992
8 New Emerald Lane, Wrentham, MA 02093 (last known residence)
5’8”
160 lbs
Brown hair, brown eyes

Please call your local police, or the Wrentham Police, at (508)384-2121 if you have any information.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Stolen and Counterfeit Credit Cards WVPO

Three Arrested for Stolen and Counterfeit Credit Cards and ID’s at the Wrentham Village Outlets

On December 30th, 2013, around 1:00PM, the Wrentham Police responded to the Burberry store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  Store employees were reporting three individuals inside the store attempting to make a purchase valued at more than $8000.00 with stolen or counterfeit credit cards and identifications.
Officer Robert O’Connell arrived to the scene first and witnessed the transaction taking place.  When he confronted two of the suspects, they fled from the store on foot to a rented 2013 Mercedes E350, parked nearby.  Officer Jon Coliflores and Sgt. James Barrett assisted Officer O’Connell in apprehending the three suspects before they were able to escape.
A subsequent investigation, including suspect interviews and several search warrants, revealed the three had spent thousands of dollars throughout Massachusetts, specifically Newbury Street in Boston, using stolen or counterfeit credit and debit cards and id’s.
The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, but it appears these three suspects may be involved in similar crimes in other eastern states.
The three arrested are Justin Worthington, 24 years old from Oxon Hill, Maryland; Alexus Jackson, 20 years old from parts unknown and Christian Johnson, 23 years old from Landover, Maryland.

All three were held on $10,000.00 cash bail until court on the following day where they were arraigned.  Johnson is being held on a felony warrant for carjacking out of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Metro LEC Announces Award

National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, January 13th, 2014, is set aside and memorialized in honor of Amber Hagerman and the establishment of a national AMBER Alert Program by the U.S. Department of Justice.  This is an appropriate time to notify the public of an important achievement by the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro LEC).  Metro LEC is a consortium of cities, towns and sheriff departments from Massachusetts with the goal of sharing resources among its member agencies in order to provide the best possible police services to the community.

On July 23rd and 24th, 2013, Metro LEC conducted a “mock” child abduction drill in the Town of Norwood.  Officers from member agencies of the Metro LEC organization mobilized and responded to Norwood to investigate a report of a missing child.  Assessors from the AMBER Program evaluated the Metro LEC Child Abduction Response Team (Metro CART), a specialized unit within Metro LEC.   They assessed protocols and the effectiveness of the drill, to meet standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Justice.  After completion of the drill, Metro CART has received notification from the AMBER Program that we have successfully met these necessary standards and will become the 19th nationally certified CART team, and only the second northeastern state team to receive the honor.

On February 18th, 2014, Metro LEC will be presented an award by the Department of Justice for the national certification.  This award will be presented by Phil Keith, Program Director of the AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program.  More information will follow regarding the award ceremony.

                                                                                               

Metro LEC PIO UNIT

Deputy Chief Helena Findlen Canton Police (781) 828-1214 x101  hfindlen@town.canton.us
Lt. Marie Cleary Wellesley Police (781) 235-1212                                              mcleary@wellesleyma.gov

Lt. Todd Jackson Norton Police (508) 285-3302                                    jackson@nortonpolice.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wrentham Police Seeking a Lateral Transfer Officer




The Wrentham Police Department is currently seeking applicants for Police Officer Lateral Transfers.

The Wrentham Police Department seeks motivated, dependable, and community oriented police officers for lateral transfer to this department. The applicant must be currently employed by a civil service police department and be eligible for transfer.

The applicant will have successfully completed a MPTC full-time police academy, must possess Massachusetts motor vehicle operators license, Massachusetts license to carry firearms, successfully complete a comprehensive pre-employment background investigation, physical, drug and psychological testing, possess problem solving ability, believes in a community policing model, and have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Located mid way between Boston and Providence, Wrentham is approximately 23 sq. miles with a population of more than 11, 000.  Wrentham is home of the Wrentham Premium Village Outlet Mall which full time officers regularly work paid details for purposes of traffic enforcement and crime prevention.

The Wrentham Police Department offers the Quinn Bill M.G.L. Chapter 41 Section 108L benefit to all new hires who, at the time of their hire are approved by the State to receive such benefits under Chapter 41 Section 108L.

There are three lakes in Wrentham including Lake Pearl which is a 212 acre body of water which is patrolled by officers in the Wrentham Police Department’s 17’ Boston Whaler Police Boat.

During the summer, full time officers patrol the Wrentham State Forest, covering 1,027 acres and 23 miles of trails, utilizing state of the art police mountain bikes and ATV patrol.

Special assignments include; Motorcycle Patrol, School Resource Officer, Elder Affairs Officer, Community Relations Officer, Detective/Patrolman and Dare Officers.

The Wrentham Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Candidates will be subjected to an extensive background check, medical evaluation, drug testing and psychological screening.

The Town of Wrentham is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates must submit a current resume, letter of interest, and all police certifications to:

James Anderson
Chief of Police
89 South Street
Wrentham, MA. 02093
(508) 384-2121 x 1000


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Child Pornography Case Leads To Jail Time

Wrentham man jailed for
Possessing child porn

               A Wrentham man pled guilty to 12 indictments of possessing child pornography in Norfolk Superior Court August 7, 2013 and was sentenced to a year and a half incarceration, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.
               “Edward Bourget admitted to having more than a thousand images and videos of children, some still toddlers, being sexually abused,” District Attorney Morrissey said after the plea. “The maximum penalty for the crime is 5 years state prison. We requested a 4 to 5 year sentence, followed by 10 years of probation with sex offender treatment, GPS tracking of his movements, no internet use and no unsupervised contact with children under 18 when he is released.”
               Morrissey praised the investigation by the Wrentham Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the Computer Crimes Unit of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, saying “there was a tremendous amount of work necessary to process and develop this much evidence, and Assistant District Attorney Anne Yas did good work bringing this to a successful conclusion.”
               Judge Kenneth C. Fishman sentenced Bourget, 49, of Blackberry Hill Road in Wrentham, to 2 ½ years in a house of correction, 18 months to serve, followed by 6 years of probation with conditions that he undergo sex offender treatment, be subject to GPS monitoring, submit a DNA sample, possess no adult or child pornography and have no internet access - enforced by a firewall to monitored by probation.
               “Be it possession, creation or distribution, any involvement with child pornography encourages and abets the criminal violation of children and the damaging of young lives,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “Society needs to stand against this at every turn. I cannot thank the Wrentham police and their partners enough for their work here.”
               From September 2011 until January 2012, Bourget used the screen name “MWMfromMA” to communicate with a party he did not know was an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Task Force agent. That communication began when Bourget answered a posting offering sex with an underage girl in Florida. Probable cause was developed to obtain a search warrant for Bourget’s residence stemming from those communications.