Raynham Police Cite School Bus Driver for Leaving Scene of Crash with Kids On Board

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

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

Raynham Police Cite School Bus Driver for Leaving Scene of Crash with Kids On Board

 

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department has cited a school bus driver, after she allegedly struck two trees while driving with students on board and then continued driving and finished her route Monday afternoon.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., Raynham Police received a report that a school bus had been involved in a crash.

Police responded to the Raynham Middle School, where the bus driver spoke to officers.

Through the subsequent investigation it was determined that the driver struck a tree and then backed into a second tree, smashing the back window of the bus. At the time there were at least 10 middle school students on board.

No injuries were reported.

FRANCELLE FLEURINE, AGE 34, OF ATTLEBORO was issued a citation for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Marked Lanes Violation. She will be issued a summons to appear in Taunton District Court at a later date.

Through the investigation, police determined that the driver was running late and was trying to turn around in the area of 80 Locust St. when the collisions occurred.

The driver dropped off the students at their respective bus stops and went to the middle school where she was met by police.

Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District Superintendent Derek J. Swenson reports that immediate action was taken and FLEURINE will no longer be a driver for the school system.

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Raynham Fire Department Extinguishes Kitchen Fire at Home

Raynham Fire Department
Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767

For Immediate Release

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

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

Raynham Fire Department Extinguishes Kitchen Fire at Home

RAYNHAM — Chief James T. Januse reports that the Raynham Fire Department has extinguished a fire at a home on Britton Street late Sunday night.

At approximately 10:22 p.m., a resident called 911 to report that a fire had started in the kitchen at 331 Britton St.

When firefighters arrived flames and smoke were coming from the kitchen and an adjacent outside porch area.

The flames had gone into the wall and ceiling in the kitchen and out onto the porch. The man who called 911 attempted to put out the flames himself, but was unable to do so. He awoke his wife and both were able escape to safety. No injuries were reported.

The fire was quickly extinguished by Raynham firefighters and was contained to the kitchen and porch area.

The home sustained about $50,000 worth of fire, water and smoke damage.

The two residents were displaced and were being assisted by neighbors.

The fire is believed to have started at an electrical outlet in the kitchen. However, the cause is still under investigation.

Members of the Taunton Fire Department responded to the scene to provide assistance and the Bridgewater Fire Department provided station coverage for Raynham.

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Raynham Police Arrest Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

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

For Immediate Release

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

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

Raynham Police Arrest Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

JOHN DAVENPORT, AGE 51, OF QUINCY (Raynham Police Department Booking Photo)

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department arrested a man yesterday who was wanted out of Avon for attempted murder.

JOHN DAVENPORT, AGE 51, OF QUINCY was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder by Knife.

On Friday, Jan. 26, at approximately 12:55 p.m., Raynham Police were advised to be on the lookout for a white Ford F150 truck with an attached camper that was likely being driven by DAVENPORT.

At 1:04 p.m., Raynham officers located the truck and camper in the parking lot at Walmart, 36 Paramount Drive, and contacted the Avon Police Department, which had obtained a warrant for DAVENPORT’S arrest after he assaulted a female victim and stabbed her in the stomach earlier in the week.

Raynham Police, in cooperation with Avon Police, then took positions outside of the camper and approached the vehicle in an attempt to make contact with DAVENPORT.

Officers subsequently approached the camper and spoke with a woman who was inside, and observed significant movement inside the camper prior to her exiting to speak with them further.

Following a brief on-scene interview, the woman was removed from the immediate area and officers were able to initiate a conversation with DAVENPORT, who responded from inside the camper.

After a brief period of time, DAVENPORT complied with officers’ requests to exit the camper and was placed into custody without further incident. After the booking process was completed, DAVENPORT was transferred to the custody of the Avon Police Department.

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

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Raynham Police Arrest Man Who Fled From Crash, Charge Him with OUI

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

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

Raynham Police Arrest Man Who Fled From Crash, Charge Him with OUI

Police K9 Kyro Helped Track and Locate Suspect Who Fled on Foot from Crash

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department arrested a man for OUI after he fled on foot from a motor vehicle crash Sunday night.

KENNETH HARRINGTON, AGE 52, OF MIDDLEBORO, was charged with:

  • OUI Liquor
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Leaving the Scene After Causing Bodily Injury

At approximately 6:48 p.m., Raynham Police responded to a three-vehicle crash on Broadway (Route 138) near Route 495.

When officers arrived, they were notified that one of the drivers, later identified as HARRINGTON, had fled from the scene of the crash on foot.

Following a subsequent search for HARRINGTON, Sgt. Frank Pacheco and K9 Kyro were able to successfully track and locate him about a quarter-mile away. HARRINGTON was hiding in the backyard of a home at the corner of Bridge and Althea streets.

He was placed under arrest and taken into custody without further incident. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that HARRINGTON had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was expected to be arraigned Monday in Taunton District Court.

Two adults and a child in the other vehicles were taken to local hospitals with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The crash is still under investigation.

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

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