Marion Police Sergeant Placed on Administrative Leave

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: [email protected]

Marion Police Sergeant Placed on Administrative Leave

MARION — Town Administrator Paul Dawson and Police Chief John Garcia are releasing the following statement to the public:

“The Marion Police Department has been made aware of a multi-jurisdictional investigation in Bristol County that may impact a member of this department and his conduct related to the performance of his duties as a Marion Police Officer.

“While not the target of the investigation, information received by Chief John Garcia has led him to place Sgt. Jeffrey Tripp on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and an internal investigation and review of the facts and circumstances by the Marion Police Department.

“The initial investigation is being conducted by a Bristol County law enforcement task force and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. The Town of Marion is cooperating fully with that investigation. Unfortunately, we cannot release any further information at this time, as we do not wish to compromise the ongoing investigation. Additional information will be released when it becomes available. We appreciate the public’s patience and understanding as this process is completed.”

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Groveland Police Seek Public’s Assistance After Shot Fired at Motorist

Groveland Police Department
Jeffrey Gillen, Chief
Public Safety Building
181 Main St
Groveland, MA 01834

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Groveland Police Seek Public’s Assistance After Shot Fired at Motorist

GROVELAND — Chief Jeffrey Gillen reports that the Groveland Police Department is actively seeking the public’s assistance after an investigation revealed today that a shot was fired at a motorist while she was driving through Groveland.

On Tuesday, July 17, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Groveland Police received a report from neighboring West Newbury Police that a woman had both her vehicle’s front windows blown out while driving on Main Street in Groveland.

The victim was driving near the Shanahan Ball Field when the windows shattered. She continued home to West Newbury and then called police.

The victim explained to Groveland Police that while she was traveling west on Main Street, her passenger’s side window was suddenly cracked by a 1.5 inch to 2 inch hole. The window then shattered completely, followed by her driver’s side window. The woman sustained several cuts and bruises from the broken glass.

During the initial investigation, nothing was found in the vehicle that could have caused the windows to shatter.

Today, following further examination of the vehicle, investigators uncovered what appears to be a 9 mm hollow point pistol round on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

No weapons were found at the scene, and residents did not report anything suspicious. While hunting is common in the area, a 9 mm round is most commonly used in handguns and is not typically used for hunting.

“This is a very frightening situation that is uncharacteristic for a town like Groveland,” Chief Gillen said. “We are actively investigating to determine the facts and circumstances behind this incident, and we are asking anyone who may have heard or seen something out of the ordinary to call the Groveland Police Department.”

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, or who may have information, is asked to immediately contact the Groveland Police Department at 978-521-1212.

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Bedford Police Investigating After Woman Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries

Bedford Police Department
John J. Bryfonski, Chief of Police
55 Constitution Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

For Immediate Release

Monday, July 23, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Bedford Police Investigating After Woman Bicyclist Suffers Serious Injuries

BEDFORD, N.H. — Chief John J. Bryfonski reports that the Bedford Police Department is investigating the circumstances that led to a woman bicyclist being seriously injured on Sunday morning.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, Bedford Police responded to the area of 36 Birkdale Road for a report of a medical emergency.

Upon arrival, officers located a 58-year-old woman bicyclist who had suffered serious injuries. The woman was taken to a local hospital.

The incident is under investigation and Chief Bryfonski is seeking the public’s help with determining how the bicyclist was injured. The woman was wearing a bright orange shirt, a white helmet and she was riding a gray Trek hybrid bicycle.

Anyone who saw the woman in the area is asked to call Bedford Police at 603-472-5113.

Motorists are reminded they are required to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human powered vehicle and shall exercise due care by leaving a reasonable and prudent distance between the vehicle and the bicycle; at least three (3) feet when the vehicle is traveling at 30 miles per hour or less with one (1) additional foot of clearance required for every 10 miles per hour above 30 miles per hour.

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Rowley Police Arrest Man after Child Pornography Investigation

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Rowley Police Department
Scott A. Dumas, Police Chief
477 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: [email protected]

Rowley Police Arrest Man after Child Pornography Investigation 

ROWLEY — Chief Scott A. Dumas reports that after an aggressive and thorough investigation, the Rowley Police Department arrested a man today who allegedly viewed, possessed and distributed child pornography.

DARRYL MOORE, AGE 37, OF LYNN AND ROWLEY was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Dissemination of Child Pornography.

Rowley Police opened an investigation after detectives received information from a state task force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating that child pornography distributed over the internet may have come from a computer in Rowley.

As the investigation unfolded, Rowley Police conducted a search warrant at MOORE’S Boxford Road residence earlier today, along with a search of his person at his place of employment in Danvers. He was then placed under arrest in Danvers.

Rowley Police received assistance from West Newbury Police, Georgetown Police, Newbury Police, Lynn Police and the Massachusetts State Police in conducting the investigation.

MOORE is being held on $100,000 cash bail at the Middleton House of Correction pending arraignment Wednesday at Newburyport District Court.

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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