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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 […]

Canton man among trio indicted for murder, kidnapping

Murder indictments were unsealed last week against the three men — including one from Canton — who have already been charged in the New Year’s Day 2014 kidnapping of an Avon man, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s office. James Robertson was taken from his parents’ Avon home by two men identifying themselves […]

Police, federal authorities make major drug arrest

Canton police and detectives, working with Framingham police and ATF and DEA agents, executed a search warrant and seized a fair amount of crack cocaine, cash, and a loaded firearm at an Arboretum Way residence late Friday, April 29. Hollis Owens Jr., 42, of Canton, will be charged with several offenses, including trafficking a Class […]

Hundreds turn out for ‘Not Quite the Marathon’ 5K

More than 270 runners descended on downtown Canton this past Sunday for the second annual “Not Quite the Marathon” 5K, a charity race to benefit the local nonprofit organization Cops for Kids with Cancer. Race organizer Laura Donahue hailed it as a major success as the event raised nearly $8,000, all of which will be […]

BOS hears plans to build medical marijuana dispensary

Selectmen did not render a decision but took under advisement the application of MD Holistics Co. to build a 5,000-square-foot medical marijuana dispensary at 1 New Boston Drive, off Route 138. MD Holistics has applied for state licensing approval, and the Mullin family, owners of the company, asked selectmen Tuesday night to send a statement […]

Matthews to parole board: not that ‘troubled, angry kid’

Rod Matthews (center) appears before the parole board.

Expressing deep regret for his actions and insisting that he would not be a threat to others if granted his release, convicted murderer Rod Matthews told the state parole board on Tuesday that he now fully understands why he took the life of former Canton High School classmate Shaun Ouillette and insisted that he is […]

Convicted teen killer given another chance at parole

Nearly 30 years after he bludgeoned his Canton High School classmate with a baseball bat to satisfy a violent curiosity, convicted killer Rod Matthews is headed back before the state parole board later this month to plead for his release. One of the state’s most notorious teen murderers, Matthews, now 43, was only a high […]

Judge Rotenberg Ctr. evacuated after bomb threat calls

The Canton Fire Department evacuated two buildings at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center on Turnpike Street last Tuesday afternoon after the center received two separate bomb threats via telephone. A staff member activated the fire alarm box to alert students to an evacuation. The Fire Department searched both buildings and found nothing. Fire Lt. Greg […]

Investigation into party uncovers additional alleged crimes

An ongoing criminal investigation into a New Year’s Eve party at a vacant home on Weathervane Road has widened considerably over the past few weeks, uncovering an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the party and leading to the arrest of a 52-year-old Canton man. While police are not commenting on the specifics of the […]

Police probe juvenile offenses at vacant house

Police were called to investigate various juvenile offenses allegedly committed on New Year’s Eve in a vacant home on Village Gate Road. A total of five juveniles, ranging in age from 14-16, will be summoned to court to face charges. Police said the alleged perpetrators include both males and females and a mix of Canton […]

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