Category archives for: Police & Fire

Resident complaints put MV speeding on town’s radar

The frequency and severity of motor vehicle speeding has recently surfaced as a hot-button issue across Canton, with the Board of Selectmen seemingly addressing a different trouble spot each meeting, from “cut-through” streets such as Wentworth Road and Lawrence Street, to the usual high-volume traffic locations such as Dedham, Bolivar, and Washington streets. The Citizen […]

CPD officers thwart attempted burglary at demo site


Three Canton police officers are being praised by their superiors for their efforts in thwarting an apparent burglary in progress at a demolition site in Canton last week. The incident occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 21. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said police initially received a call for an open door at an […]

Canton officers aid Boston Police in firearms arrest

Two Canton police officers aided Boston police last week in arresting two Boston residents — one on firearm-related charges and the other on an outstanding warrant issued in connection with a non-fatal shooting that occurred last August in Roxbury. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12. Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty said […]

Traffic concerns resurface in Wentworth neighborhood

In an effort to address speeding and traffic concerns on Ridge Hill Road, selectmen voted to approve a ‘no right turn’ at the intersection with Wentworth Road that takes effect as soon as the DPW installs the sign. At a public hearing Tuesday night, selectmen heard from many Ridge Hill Road residents who said they […]

Police team up to make stolen MV arrest

A call to the police station for erratic driving on Green Street led to the arrest of a Boston man on motor vehicle theft charges on Sunday, July 10. Police received the call around 2 p.m. and dispatched Officer Tim Taylor to the scene. Taylor ran the license plate and discovered that the car had […]

Fire & Police News: EMTs treat two overdose victims

  Jamie Meier, EMS coordinator for the Canton Fire Department, reported that EMTs successfully administered Narcan to two overdose victims last week. One victim was a male non-resident in his 30s and the other was a Canton woman in her 20s. Firefighters free worker trapped in elevator Firefighters were called to the Brightview senior living […]

CAASA Report: CFD responds to 2nd overdose death

The Canton Fire Department reported an overdose fatality last week — a male in his 30s. It was the town’s second drug-related fatality since the start of 2016. In other substance abuse news, the Canton Alliance Against Substance Abuse continues its series on the newly signed STEP Act — an act relative to Substance Use […]

Canton police still looking for armed robbery suspects

Deputy Police Chief Helena Rafferty reported on Tuesday morning that police have some leads but are still looking for the public’s help in identifying two male suspects who are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at Andalus Variety Mart, located at 1036 Turnpike Street (Route 138), on Saturday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. The […]

News Notes: Worker injured falling through skylight

Canton firefighters and paramedics transported a man from the scene of R&L Corp., located at 30 Industrial Drive, to Boston Medical Center on Tuesday, May 24, around 1:45 p.m. Fire Lt. Greg Woodbury said a man fell from a roof

Canton police probe golf course, house break-ins

Police announced that they have juvenile suspects in connection with a previous break-in at the Milton Hoosic Club but no suspects yet in a break-in that occurred early Saturday morning, May 21, at the Wampatuck Country Club in which a safe was taken. Police are also looking at a non-resident adult person of interest in […]

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