Category archives for: Police & Fire

Rez dam repairs to cause road closures, detours

Motorists and school buses traveling in the vicinity of Pleasant Street can expect to encounter some road closures and detours as repairs to the Reservoir Pond Dam get underway in early September. The repairs are expected to start after Labor Day and could cause road closures along Pleasant Street and detours to Sherman Street as […]

Police following leads in home invasion probe

Police reported no arrests as of July 25 but continue to follow different leads in an investigation into a home invasion on Arboretum Way that occurred last Tuesday morning, July 18. Police determined that three suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), forcibly entered the residence of an elderly […]

Police probe home invasion; solve robbery case

Canton police continue to search for suspects in a daytime home invasion on Arboretum Way on Tuesday that left an elderly resident hospitalized with “serious but non-life-threatening” head injuries. Police responded to the scene around 11 a.m. and determined that the suspects, described as three Hispanic males wearing hoodies (two blue and one black), had […]

Fire Dept. realigns as county dispatch takes effect


The Canton Fire Department has officially made the switch to the Norfolk County dispatch system after successfully testing the system throughout the month of June. While all 911 calls will still go to Canton Police headquarters, under the new system, all fire-related calls are transferred to the county dispatch center in Holbrook and then on […]

Randolph/Washington redesign plans coming into focus

It appears that the solutions for the redesign of the intersection at Randolph and Washington streets will likely include a clearly marked right-hand turn lane onto Washington Street from Randolph; some kind of a timed traffic light during peak traffic hours; and a realignment of the roadway to engage motorists to make quicker decisions. Those […]

News Notes: Police charge 2 in Bank of Canton robbery

Police arrested two suspects in connection with a Bank of Canton robbery that occurred on Monday, June 12, around 4 p.m. at the bank’s Route 138 branch, located at 259 Turnpike Street. Arrested on bank robbery charges were Joseph Parella of Norwood and Kimberly Ginewicz of Malden. Police received a 911 call and responding officers […]

News Notes: CPD to launch ‘positive ticket’ campaign

Police Chief Ken Berkowitz and Lt. Charles Rae have announced a new community outreach initiative that the CPD will be piloting this summer. In an effort to promote positive reinforcement, officers will be on the lookout for citizens doing good deeds and will be issuing a ‘positive ticket,’ along with a gift card to one […]

CAASA reaffirms opposition to marijuana sales

The Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA) has reaffirmed its decision to support a ballot question that would prohibit the retail sale of marijuana in Canton, following in line with the towns of Norwood and Stoughton, who have already passed the prohibition. Police Chief Ken Berkowitz will be advising selectmen of the CAASA position and ask […]

Apartment clubhouse uninhabitable after major fire

A heavy fire, believed to be caused by discarded smoking materials, substantially damaged a clubhouse at the Blue Hill Village Apartments last week. At about 4 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, the Fire Department received an alarm and 911 call from a resident reporting a building fire at 735 Randolph Street. Upon arrival, firefighters found […]

Shawmut Road building evacuated due to gas leak

A commercial building at 65 Shawmut Road that houses several businesses was temporarily evacuated following a rooftop gas leak last Wednesday, April 19. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said firefighters found a displaced HVAC unit and shut off the gas until the gas company arrived to make repairs. Firefighters responded at 12:41 p.m. and left the […]

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