Blue Hills bomb scare, robbery suspect identifiedBy Mike Berger
Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz said police will be issuing charges to a 17-year-old Milton student who allegedly wrote a threatening bomb scare note and left it in a wastebasket at Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical School. The note led school and law enforcement officials to evacuate all students and staff on Monday morning, April 30, at 8:45 a.m. Students were released for the day as bomb-sniffing dogs searched the school.
Berkowitz said the note was found in the wastebasket and reported to authorities. He described the incident as a “careless prank” by a student attending the school.
Warrant issued for Brockton man wanted in store robbery
Canton police have issued a warrant for a Brockton man who later turned himself in to Holbrook police following reports of five unarmed robberies in three days in Holbrook, Canton, and Randolph. Bruce Mitchell, 50, has been charged with the unarmed robbery of Ray’s Variety on Turnpike Street, which occurred Monday, April 16, around 9 a.m. Canton police were given a plate number and a description of the getaway vehicle. No weapon was shown and $200 was taken in the robbery, according to Police Lt. Helena Findlen.
Firefighters respond to Stoughton house fire
Four Canton firefighters responded to a three-alarm house fire on Park Street in Stoughton early Tuesday morning, May 1, which destroyed a home and displaced 15 residents. Canton firefighters responded to the call at 1:30 a.m. and assisted with water supply, fire suppression, and overhaul operations, which lasted three and a half hours. No Canton firefighter injuries were reported.
On Friday, April 27, around 5 p.m., eight Canton firefighters battled a brush fire deep in the woods off Wardwell Road with assistance from Stoughton. The fire damaged an acre and a half of woodland. Fire Lt. Brian Marshall said the cause of the fire remains undetermined.
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