Thursday, January 3, 2013
Minor injuries were reported in a tractor trailer rollover Thursday afternoon.
A tractor-trailer driver sustained minor injuries Thursday afternoon when his truck overturned on a highway onramp. State Police received a call reporting the accident at 12:38 p.m. According to troopers at the scene, the driver had been driving north on I-93 and was trying to get to Route 495 South, when he lost control on the onramp and the truck flipped on its side. State Police and Andover Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. The driver was taken by ambulance to Lawrence General Hospital. The crash shut down the ramps from 495 South to I-93 North and from I-93 North to 495 South until 2 p.m. on Thursday. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The State Police have announced increased patrols in light of Andover's fatal accident.
In light of a crash that killed an elderly couple last week, the State Police Barracks in Andover will be focusing on Route 125 immediately. In a press release sent Thursday, State Police said effective immediately, they will be directing a selective enforcement patrol to focus exclusively on Route 125 through Wilmington, Andover, and North Andover. "This action is being taken in the interest of public safety in response to traffic concerns raised by community members," the release said. Several community members have said a set of lights is needed at the stretch of road in Andover where the couple was killed Friday. When staffing permits, a selective enforcement patrol out of the Andover Barracks will be assigned to focus on Route 125 in …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
State Police are charging the men with assault on police officers, drug possession and fireworks possession.
Two State Troopers were injured after a traffic stop Friday night. According to Fox 25 TV Boston, Spokesman David Procopio said the troopers stopped the vehicle around 9 p.m. Friday on Route 93 after determining that the operator's license was suspended. Propcopio said the suspects, men ages 20 and 22, were also transporting fireworks and in possession of narcotics when they were stopped. According to Procopio, one trooper suffered an eye injury during the assault and the other suffered a shoulder injury. Both were treated and released from Lawrence General Hospital. Both suspects were taken into custody but their identities have not been released by the State Police. They are charged with resisting arrest, assault on police officers, …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Helicopters were spotted in the area searching.
Between 3 and 4 a.m., local and State Police searched for two men wanted in connection with a crime but would not specify what type. Shortly before 3 a.m., North Andover officer Pat Beirne saw a car driving by him near Massachusetts Avenue with sparks flying out of the back. State Police had been chasing the car from Lawrence, and Beirne then turned around and joined in pursuit. According to the Eagle Tribune, whoever was driving the vehicle fled after crashing it at the intersection of Elm and Maple streets. The car, a red Acura Integra, was towed by Trombly Brothers Inc. of North Andover at around 2:55 a.m, the Eagle Tribune reports. The driver fled down 125 southbound, and Beirne noticed the car seemed to have difficulties with its …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend in Essex County.
Make sure you have a designated driver if you're going out this weekend. Colonel Marian J. McGovern, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a “Sobriety Checkpoint” will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a public way in Essex County this weekend - Friday and Saturday. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways. It will be operated during varied hours, the selection of vehicles will not be arbitrary, safety will be assured, and any inconveniences to motorists will be minimized with advance notice to reduce fear and …
Monday, December 13, 2010
Bail was not posted for Robert Bryant. Police identified the victim.
Bradford resident Robert Bryant was arraigned today in Lawrence District Court after being charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal pedestrian accident yesterday afternoon. State Police allege that Bryant was driving drunk when he struck a woman, who police are now identifying as Cynthia Anne Ray, 30, of Bradford. Yesterday afternoon, Ray had visited the State Police barracks on Route 125 in Andover for an accident report for a family member and was allegedly struck by Bryant on her way back to her car. She was transported to a hospital and later died of her injuries. Following Bryant's arraignment today at Lawrence District Court, a $50,000 bail was not posted for Bryant by the end of the day. He will be transported to …