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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Services Offered to Town Residents - Please Read

August 30, 2011 – Hurricane Irene Information

·        Power is not expected to be restored in the short term. Please plan accordingly.


·        Trash will not be delayed. It will be picked up on your regular day.

·        If you have already had your trash picked up, but did not yet clean out your refrigerator and/or freezer, you will be allowed to bring one (1) bag to the Department of Public Works for disposal. You will have to check in with the office staff and provide your name and address.

·        One extra container (33 gallons) of trash will be allowed this week for disposal of refrigerator and freezer waste. No need for purple bags.

Brush Dump Open

·        Wednesday, Aug. 31st and Thursday, Sept. 1st
·        Saturday, September 3rd


·        Water is available at both Fire Stations. Bring your own bottles.

Cell Phones

·        You may charge your cell phones at the Public Safety Building (Fire Department).

Shower Facilities

·        The YMCA’s in Franklin and North Attleboro are allowing anyone without power to use their shower facilities.

Food Services

·        On Tuesday, August 30th from to , the King Philip Middle School will be hosting a free spaghetti and pizza dinner. Use of their shower facilities will also be allowed, including charging of cell phones.

·        If power is not restored on Wednesday, August 31st, the King Philip Middle School will again by providing dinner and use of shower facilities from to

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Storm Photos 2

Here are a few more photos taken around Wrentham...

Forest Grove Avenue @ Shears Street

Cumberland Road @ West Street

The old Sheldonville Nursing Home (West Street)

- Posted away from my desk via iPhone.

Storm Photos

We have no Internet working so I'll resort to the trusty iPhone blog app!

Thought you all might be interested in some pics of storm damage while you are hunkered down in your homes (hopefully).

Franklin Street

Franklin Street near Elysium Street.

Town Common

- Posted away from my desk via iPhone.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene Preparedness

The Town of Wrentham, including the Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department and Department of Public Works have begun to prepare for the eventual arrival of Hurricane Irene which is currently projected to hit the Massachusetts area sometime this Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Possible Trajectory of Irene

Meteorologists are calling this hurricane one of the most significant weather events to hit the east coast of the United States in decades. They are recommending that people begin taking action immediately to prepare for significant damage caused by high wind and flooding rain.
The Wrentham Police Department encourages residents to begin taking steps immediately to prepare for a significant weather event. Flooding has the potential to have aggravated effects if residents lose power for a length of time and/or have to leave their homes. The loss of power may prevent residents from operating pumps and other electrical items in their home.
Residents should ensure that they have the following items at a minimum:
      1.  Battery operated flashlights
2. Battery operated radio
3. Extra batteries
4. Fresh drinking water (water bottles)
5. Cell phones charged
6. A “Go Bag” prepared with necessary items (clean clothes, medicine, water, etc) in the event you have to quickly leave your residence.
7. Vehicle filled with gasoline
8. If you have a generator or pump, make sure it is in working order.

2.      Unless evacuated, please stay in your homes for safety reasons.

3.      Additionally, residents should begin taking in outdoor furniture, umbrellas and any other items that may be damaged by the storm.
In the event of an emergency during the storm, residents should call 9-1-1. For all other inquiries or to report property damage, please contact the Police Department at 508-384-2121 to speak with a police dispatcher.
Updates will be sent via this service as more information becomes available. All residents are urged to track the movements of this storm via weather and news outlets and to take precautions as needed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

$4000.00 Watch Stolen From the Movado Store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

We are looking for any information that could lead to the identification of a suspect wanted in the theft of a $4000.00 watch from the Movado Store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  The theft occurred today (08-17-2011).

Information now is limited, but based upon the surveillance video, the suspect appears to be a lighter skinned male with a thin build and short dark hair.

If you have any information that could lead to the identification of this person, please contact the Wrentham Police Department at 508-384-2121 or email

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wrentham Outlet Mall Robbery Suspects Arrested

On July 24, 2011, Wrentham Police responded to a robbery at the Wrentham Mall. Employees of the Reebok Store and Rockport Store were on the way to a local bank with deposits when the employee carrying both bank deposits was assaulted by a male suspect who knocked him to the ground and struck him several times until he released the deposit bag. The assailant then fled with an accomplice to a getaway car that was driven by a third suspect.

Sgt. Mayhew, Officer Hearon, Officer Coliflores and Det. Lt. McGrath arrived at the scene and conducted investigation that led to recovery of key evidence.

On July 25, 2011, Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath executed a search warrant on a suspect vehicle in Cumberland RI after the vehicle was seized by Officer Shanna Loveless of Cumberland P.D. Additional evidence was recovered as a result of the search. Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath developed information on possible suspects and proceeded to Providence RI where additional information was gathered for the investigation.  

On July 29, 2011, the investigation continued in Milford MA where one suspect was located, identified and subsequently arrested. Matthew J. Brodeur, age 24, of 21 Lee St., Milford was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Unarmed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; Larceny Over $250.00; and Assault & Battery.

On July 30, 2011, Det. Lt. McGrath and Providence Police Detectives, with arrest warrants in hand, searched locations in Providence that led to the arrest of two additional suspects.
Marcus Appiah, age 24, of
192 Lester St
, Providence RI
Michael Appiah, age 24, of
100 Vinton St
, Providence RI
Both suspects were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Unarmed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; and Larceny Over $250.00.

All three suspects were arraigned on August 1, 2011 at the Wrentham District Court.