News Notes: Weekly Substance Abuse ReportBy Mike Berger
Canton Police and Fire personnel responded to three heroin overdoses last week (July 20-26), and all three people were revived with Narcan. The victims included a 21-year-old female, a 48-year-old male, and a 32-year-old male.
In other news, Police Chief Ken Berkowitz announced that the Substance Abuse Coalition will sponsor open gym nights for Canton youths every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at CHS until the end of the summer.
Randolph PD warns of police impersonator
On Thursday, July 23, at approximately 3 p.m. in Randolph, a white male, identifying himself as a police detective, approached a 12-year-old boy in front of the Donovan School. The man, who was sitting in a black sedan with tinted windows, reportedly got out of his car and told the boy that he had to search his backpack, stating that it was a “high drug area.” The boy complied and showed the suspect the contents of his backpack. There was no physical contact between the two. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s, approximately 5’9” and 200 pounds, clean shaven, with black hair. He was wearing sunglasses and a black shirt with tan pants and a tan/brown jacket. He had a police-style radio (possibly a hand-held scanner). The victim did not observe a badge or firearm. Anyone having any information should call the Randolph PD at 781-963-1212. All area police departments were notified of the report, and the Canton Police posted it on its Twitter page.
CPD chief to conduct neighborhood meetings
Police Chief Ken Berkowitz plans to visit the different neighborhoods of Canton with a police van and wants to meet informally with residents. The first neighborhood meeting was planned for July 29 on Pequit Street. Other neighborhood meetings will be announced soon.
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