Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

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

Raynham Police Release Video of Armed Robbery at Gas Station

 

RAYNHAM — Chief James Donovan reports that the Raynham Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a gas station early Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:46 a.m., Raynham Police received a report of two men who brandished knives and robbed the Seasons Corner Market, 442 New State Highway. The gas station convenience store, which is open 24-hours-a-day, is at the corner of Route 44 and South Street.

The suspects are described as two white males, who were wearing masks, as well as dark-colored sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The suspects demanded money from the clerks and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing down the eastbound side of Rt. 44, toward Middleboro, possibly in a black Dodge Charger.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police will be reviewing video surveillance footage from the store to assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen something suspicious in the area, is asked to call the Raynham Police Department at 508-824-2716.

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Video: Dracut Police Investigating Residential Burglary

Peter Bartlett
Chief of Police
110 Loon Hill Road
Dracut, MA 01826

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

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

Video: Dracut Police Investigating Residential Burglary

Click here for downloadable video footage.

DRACUT — Chief Peter Bartlett reports that the Dracut Police Department is actively investigating a residential burglary and is releasing video surveillance footage in an effort to enlist the public to assist in the case.

Yesterday afternoon, Dracut Police responded to a residence on Gerrish Avenue to take a report of a past breaking and entering. An investigator spoke with the resident who was able to private high-definition video footage from their front-door surveillance camera.

The footage shows two male suspects eating and drinking before proceeding to the rear of the residence, off camera, and breaking into the home.

Several items, including jewelry and CDs were stolen from the home.

If anyone recognizes the suspects seen in the video or noticed anything suspicious in the area, they are urged to call Dracut Police at 978-957-2123

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Rochester Releases Video on Land Use Laws

City of Rochester
Daniel Fitzpatrick, City Manager
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

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

Rochester Releases Video on Land Use Laws

ROCHESTER – City Manager Dan Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that the latest chapter of City Manager’s Corner is now online for residents to watch.

Designed as a public service announcement, the half hour video, broken into three parts, goes into detail about the city’s land use ordinances, otherwise known as zoning ordinances, and how they affect residents on a day-to-day basis.

“Zoning laws, though sometimes difficult to understand, are for the protection of everyone,” City Manager Fitzpatrick said. “Think of zoning ordinances as a contract between you and your neighbors that ensures your property values are not affected by future developments. While there are exceptions to the law, residential and commercial zoning areas are set up for the benefit of everyone.”

City Manager’s Corner, a video series in which City Manager Fitzpatrick and his staff discuss a variety of municipal topics, are released approximately every other month on the city’s video hub.

In the first segment of the video on zoning, Jim Campbell, Director of Planning and Development explained the meaning of zoning ordinances, which are put in place by city government to guide development, and how they are adopted.

During the second part of the video, Jim Grant, Director of Building, Zoning and Licensing Services, explained how to obtain an exception or variance on a zoning law. First, go the Building, Zoning and Licensing section of Rochester’s city website. Once there, on the left side of the page, click on the “zoning” tab to figure out what zone you’re in and what are the permitted uses within your zone. Those who need a zoning variance can download the application to do so in that section as well.

If applying for a variance, five criteria must be met, which City Attorney Terence O’Rourke explains in the final portion of the video:

  • The variance will not be contrary to the public interest (will not alter the essential character of the neighborhood).
  • The spirit of the ordinance is observed (will not threaten public safety and welfare).
  • Substantial justice is done by granting the variance (the loss to the applicant is greater than the benefit received by the public if the variance were not granted).
  • The values of surrounding properties will not be diminished.
  • Literal enforcement of the provisions of the ordinance would result in an unnecessary hardship (the applicant must show that the property is somehow unique in its area and because of that uniqueness, the property is negatively affected by the current zoning in place and a variance is needed to improve the area).

For more information on zoning ordinances, contact the Planning Department at 603-335-1338 or Building, Zoning, Licensing Department at 603-332-3508.

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Video: Methuen Police Investigating Armed Home Invasion

Methuen Police Department
Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844

For Immediate Release

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017

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

Video: Methuen Police Investigating Armed Home Invasion

METHUEN — Mayor Stephen Zanni and Chief Joseph E. Solomon report that the Methuen Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as detectives investigate an armed home invasion that occurred Saturday night.

Click here for video footage.

On Saturday February 11, 2017 at approximately 9:05 pm, police responded to 14 Kirk St for a report of a home invasion. Upon arrival, officers learned that the incident had taken place approximately 1.5 hours earlier at 7:30 pm.

The resident told police that three masked men knocked on the door of the home looking for a specific male resident. According to the victim, when the suspects learned that the resident was not home they forced their way into the apartment. One of the suspects allegedly brandished a handgun and pointed it at the victim’s head. The suspects demanded to know where the particular male’s room was and once shown they ransacked the room.

The suspects then fled the apartment with an undetermined amount of cash and other items.

The suspect with the handgun was described as a 5’6″ male with bushy hair wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The other two suspects were described as males, about 6-feet tall. All the males had large winter coats on.

Police believe that the suspects fled in a grey Kia Soul or similar subcompact crossover vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Methuen Police Deptartment at 978-983-8675 or Detective Keith Frost 978-983-8709.

The video file can be directly downloaded from the JGPR Vimeo account or viewed on the Methuen Police YouTube channel. Please credit the video to the Methuen Police Department. Thank you.

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