Raynham Fire and Police Departments Respond to Crash on Route 44

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-742-3922
Email: ben@jgpr.net

*Joint Release*

Raynham Fire and Police Departments Respond to Crash on Route 44

RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan and Fire Chief James Januse report that the Rayham Police and Fire departments responded to a crash on Route 44 Thursday night.

At approximately 5 p.m., rescuers responded to the area of 1705 New State Highway, Route 44, for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Upon arrival, police and firefighters found that a 2005 Dodge Caravan and a 2015 Cadillac Escalade had collided. The Dodge went off the road and came to rest in a nearby wooded area.

The driver, and sole occupant, of the Dodge was an 82-year-old Middleborough man. The driver, and sole occupant, of the Cadillac was a 62-year-old Raynham man.

Firefighters had to use hydraulic extrication tools to get both men out of their respective vehicles safely.

They were both injured and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Route 44 was closed on both sides by police while the drivers were being treated and the crash was being investigated. The road was reopened at approximately 5:45 p.m. after the scene was cleared.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by Raynham Police.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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Raynham Police and Fire Departments Respond After Vehicle Crashes Into Garage

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-742-3922
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Raynham Police and Fire Departments Respond After Vehicle Crashes Into Garage

RAYNHAM — Fire Chief James T. Januse and Police Chief James W. Donovan report that a woman suffered minor injuries when she backed her car into a detached garage at a home in Raynham Tuesday morning.

At approximately 9:32 a.m., the police and fire departments received a report of a car crash at 63 Center St.

When rescuers arrived, they found an 85-year-old Raynham woman who was unable to get out of her car because it was wedged into one of the bays of the two-car garage. The garage sits about 30 feet away from the home.

Shelving units were removed in order to help get the woman out of the car safely. She was subsequently transported to Morton Hospital with minor injuries.

The initial investigation indicates that the woman was backing down the driveway and angled the car to avoid a white pickup truck that was parked in front of the garage. The woman then reversed and accelerated through the garage door and became stuck.

The 2004 Mercury Sable sedan and the structure both sustained significant damage.

As a result of the crash, Raynham Police submitted a Request for Immediate Threat License Suspension/Revocation to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

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Raynham Police Continue to Investigate Crash Involving Pedestrian

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 9, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Raynham Police Continue to Investigate Crash Involving Pedestrian

RAYNHAM — Police Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is continuing to investigate a crash involving a pedestrian on Sunday, and that the victim has been released from the hospital.

The crash happened at approximately 9:25 a.m., Sunday, April 8, at 1 Judson St. in the parking lot of the Raynham Flea Market. The flea market was open for business at the time.

Robert Gadsby, age 75, of Raynham, was driving a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup truck when he collided with William Maurice, age 61, of New Bedford, who was walking in the parking lot.

Maurice sustained serious injuries and was taken by a Raynham Fire Department ambulance to a landing zone at a nearby parking lot. From there he was airlifted by medical helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital.

Maurice has since been treated and released from the hospital.

Gadsby remained at the scene and was cooperative with police.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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*Update* Raynham Police Find Nothing Suspicious in Search of Raynham Middle School

Raynham Police Department
Chief James Donovan
53 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

*Update*

Raynham Police Find Nothing Suspicious in Search of Raynham Middle School

School to Begin On Time, With After-School Activities Today

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that no other items of concern were found in a police search of Raynham Middle School, after an empty shell casing was found inside the gym Wednesday afternoon.

School will begin at the normal time Thursday and there will be after-school activities. There is no reason to believe, at this time, that there is any threat or danger to the school.

Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased presence of uniformed officers at the school today.

The investigation is still ongoing. No suspects have been identified. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Raynham Police at 508-824-2716 or contact school officials.

At approximately 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, Raynham Police responded to the middle school after receiving a report that a single shell casing had been found by a teacher near the bleachers in the gym.

There was no live round in the shell casing.

School officials immediately notified the Raynham Police Department and an investigation was launched. No other suspicious items were found in a search of the gym.

Students were dismissed at the regular time and in normal fashion. Out of an abundance of caution all after-school activities were cancelled Wednesday.

Multiple K9s were brought to the school Wednesday night to provide a thorough search and nothing suspicious was found.

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