Rowley Police Department Responds to Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, June 15, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rowley Police Department Responds to Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

 

ROWLEY — Chief Scott A. Dumas reports that the Rowley Police Department responded to a serious, two-vehicle crash this morning between a small car and a dump truck that resulted in the death of a motorist.

The Rowley Police Communication Center received several 911 calls at 8:15 a.m. Friday for a report of a crash at the intersection of Newburyport Turnpike and Central Street. Rowley Police, Rowley Fire, and Action Ambulance all responded to the scene.

The first arriving police officers found that a large, ten-wheel dump truck and a Toyota Prius had collided.

The operator of the Prius, who was the lone occupant of that vehicle, was found with serious injuries. Extrication and life-saving measures were attempted, however the operator was pronounced dead on scene.

The name of the driver, a 24-year-old man from Dedham, is not being released at this time, pending identification and notification of next of kin. The operator of the dump truck was not injured and remained at the scene.

Newburyport Turnpike was closed in both directions during the initial investigation, and a the roadway is expected to reopen by noon.

The crash is under investigation by the Rowley Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section, and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

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Rowley Water Department Repairs Broken Water Main

Rowley Water Department
401 Central Street,
Rowley, MA 01969

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-769-5193
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rowley Water Department Repairs Broken Water Main

ROWLEY — The Rowley Water Department reports that a broken water main was repaired in town yesterday and would like to advise residents to run their cold water taps if they see discoloration in their water today.

At approximately noon, Monday, June 11, the Rowley Water Department was notified of a water main break on Hillside Street.

A six-inch main broke causing an estimated 1,300 gallons per minute to flow out into the street.

The Water Department immediately responded and was able to halt the flow of water by about 12:40 p.m. A crew of six workers then successfully repaired the broken main, and water was restored to residents in the area around 7 p.m.

The main was then flushed out via a nearby hydrant overnight until 7 a.m.

A portion of Hillside Street was closed from 12:40-8 p.m. while the repairs were made. The street is currently open and will remain open while road repairs are made.

If any residents experience brown discoloration in their water, they should run their cold water tap for a few minutes until it becomes clear. Residents who experience cloudiness in their water should not be alarmed. The cloudy discoloration is from air that entered into the pipes and it is safe to drink.

If anyone experiences ongoing issues, they should contact the Rowley Water Department at 978-948-2640.

“We thank the residents in town for their patience while the repairs were being made,” said Primary Operator Rob Swiniarski. “Our guys did a great job of getting the water shut off and fixing the main as quickly as possible.”

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Rowley Police Department to Undergo Voluntary Assessment for Re-Accreditation

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, May 14, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rowley Police Department to Undergo Voluntary Assessment for Re-Accreditation

ROWLEY — Chief Scott A. Dumas is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (MPAC) is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, May 22 to begin examining various aspects of the Rowley Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities.

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Police Accreditation Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or retain state Accreditation — a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as a percentage of the optional standards. The Rowley Police Department is seeking their 6th re-accreditation. The Rowley Police Department has been fully accredited by MPAC since October 2003.

Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence. Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Chief Dumas or the Department’s Accreditation Manager Captain David Sedgwick at 978-834-5180.

“I am extraordinarily pleased to announce the Rowley Police Department’s latest assessment by the Massachusetts police Accreditation Commission,” Chief Dumas said. “Accreditation ensures that the citizens of Rowley are receiving the highest levels of service from our department, which they rightfully expect every day.”

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Rowley Police and Fire Respond after Man is Struck by Tree

Rowley Police Department
Scott A. Dumas, Police Chief
477 Haverhill Street
Rowley, MA 01969Rowley Fire Department
Chief James C. Broderick
7 Hammond St.
PO Box 281
Rowley, MA 01969

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thurdsay, May 3, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rowley Police and Fire Respond after Man is Struck by Tree

ROWLEY — Police Chief Scott A. Dumas and Fire Chief James C. Broderick report that the Rowley Police and Fire Departments responded after a tree fell on a resident this morning.

Rescuers responded to a residence on Main Street at 11:18 a.m. for a report of a tree that had fallen on a man as the tree was in the process of being cut down.

The victim, an 81-year-old Rowley man was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was assisting a neighbor cut down a tree on the neighbor’s property.

The incident is under investigation by the Rowley Police Department and State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

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