News – Maynard Police Department http://maynardpolice.com Dedicated to the Community Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:12:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i0.wp.com/maynardpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/53/2015/10/cropped-new-patch-2-copy.png?fit=32%2C32 News – Maynard Police Department http://maynardpolice.com 32 32 101755945 Maynard Police Investigating Series of Anti-Police Graffiti Messages Found in Town http://maynardpolice.com/2017/08/18/maynard-police-investigating-series-anti-police-graffiti-messages-found-town/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/08/18/maynard-police-investigating-series-anti-police-graffiti-messages-found-town/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:21:24 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=13723 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating a series of threatening graffiti images found throughout town overnight.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Investigating Series of Anti-Police Graffiti Messages Found in Town

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating a series of threatening graffiti images found throughout town overnight.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17 and 6 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, three anti-police messages were spray painted in town.

One, located at CVS on Main Street, read “Down to Die.” Another, left behind The Paper Store on Nason Street, said “Kill Pigs,” and the third, “Kill Cops Now,” was left at the Mill and Main complex on Main Street.

“These are extremely disturbing messages that we are taking very seriously,” Chief Dubois said. “This is no simple prank. It’s a threat not only to this department, but to the community as a whole. We will investigate and hold the person or persons involved responsible to the fullest extent of the law.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Maynard Detective Daniel Bodwell at 978-897-1011 ext. 1029.

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Maynard Police Arrest Man in Connection with Suspicious Device http://maynardpolice.com/2017/02/22/maynard-police-arrest-man-connection-suspicious-device/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/02/22/maynard-police-arrest-man-connection-suspicious-device/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:29:15 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=6082 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department arrested a man early this morning in connection with the suspicious device found in town earlier this week.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Arrest Man in Connection with Suspicious Device

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department arrested a man early this morning in connection with the suspicious device found in town earlier this week.

William O’Neil

WILLIAM C. O’NEIL, AGE 51, OF MAYNARD is charged with:

  • Placing an Explosive Device
  • Possessing an Explosive Device

On Monday, Feb. 20, police responded to 7 Demars St. after a homeowner called 911 reporting a suspicious package on his front porch. Following an on-scene assessment, the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad rendered the device safe.

Following an investigation, the Bomb Squad was able to obtain evidence that tied O’NEIL to the suspicious device.

The Maynard Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for O’NEIL and a search warrant for his home late last night.

Police arrested O’NEIL at 5:30 a.m. today without incident at his home. Officers are currently in the process of executing the search warrant at his residence.

O’NEIL is also believed to be connected to a similar incident that occurred on Oct. 29 involving a suspicious package found near a resident’s home on 6 Walcott St. in Maynard.

O’NEIL is being held at the Maynard Police Department pending his arraignment at Concord District Court today.

These incidents remain under investigation by Maynard Police and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Additional charges may follow.

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Maynard Police Actively Investigating Suspicious Package http://maynardpolice.com/2017/02/20/maynard-police-actively-investigating-suspicious-package/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/02/20/maynard-police-actively-investigating-suspicious-package/#respond Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:27:21 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=5808 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad are actively investigating a suspicious package found in a residential neighborhood earlier today.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Actively Investigating Suspicious Package

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad are actively investigating a suspicious package found in a residential neighborhood earlier today.

Just before 10 a.m., officials responded to 7 Demars St. after a homeowner called 911 reporting a suspicious package on his front porch. Upon arrival and after an assessment, Maynard Police decided to request the assistance of the Bomb Squad.

The Bomb Squad rendered the device safe. The incident is being investigated by the Maynard Police and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Anyone with information about this incident or the device left in the neighborhood is asked to call the Maynard Police Department at 978-897-1011 or the Maynard Police Department Anonymous Tip line at 978-897-0563.

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Maynard Police Investigate After Construction Nail Gun Shells Are Found in Fowler School Bathroom http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/26/maynard-police-investigate-construction-nail-gun-shells-found-fowler-school-bathroom/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/26/maynard-police-investigate-construction-nail-gun-shells-found-fowler-school-bathroom/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2017 21:10:20 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=3568 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating after shell casings from a construction nail gun were found in a girls bathroom at the Fowler School on Thursday.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Investigate After Construction Nail Gun Shells Are Found in Fowler School Bathroom

No Danger to Community

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating after shell casings from a construction nail gun were found in a girls bathroom at the Fowler School on Thursday.

During the morning, a student in a physical education class found what appeared to be empty shell casings in a plastic clip. She immediately reported the findings to her teacher and said that the casings were inside the holes of a cinder block at the top of a wall in the bathroom.

The teacher notified Principal Sharon Seyller who called Maynard Police Detective Christopher Sweeney, the department’s school liaison. Detective Sweeney determined that the shells were not from any kind of firearm but rather originated in a powder actuated nail gun commonly used by construction workers to fasten items to concrete.

The shells were spent, and there was no explosive powder remaining in the shells.

While there has not been any recent construction work in the building, officials believe that the shells may have been left in the cinder block holes 15 years ago when the building was constructed.

The shells were removed, and school and police officials do not believe there is any danger to the community or any criminal intent in this instance.

“The safety and security of children at school is paramount for the Maynard Police Department,” Chief Dubois said. “Thankfully, this appears to be nothing more than the careless disposal of construction debris. We are grateful to the student who immediately came forward upon making this discovery.”

Chief Dubois and Superintendent Dr. Robert J. Gerardi, Jr. have also been in contact about the incident.

There was no disruption to the school day, and classes went on as scheduled Thursday.

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Maynard Police to Co-host Screening of Film About Youth Prescription Drug Use http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/11/maynard-police-co-host-screening-film-youth-prescription-drug-use/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/11/maynard-police-co-host-screening-film-youth-prescription-drug-use/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:46:29 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2992 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department is partnering with Maynard High School and the Central Middlesex Police Partnership to host a community viewing of the film “If Only” later this month.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police to Co-host Screening of Film About Youth Prescription Drug Use

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department is partnering with Maynard High School and the Central Middlesex Police Partnership to host a community viewing of the film “If Only” later this month.

The free movie screening will take place on Jan. 26 at Maynard High School from 7-8:30 p.m. Co-written and produced by James Wahlberg, the short film was created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between parents and children, and within communities, about prescription drug use and opioid addiction.

Maynard High School students will view the film in school during the day on Jan. 26 and hear from James Wahlberg and Melissa Weiksnar, a Carlisle resident whose daughter died from an overdose.

“This film addresses one of the most serious health issues facing our society today. Addiction touches every culture, every family, and ultimately every one of us,” Wahlberg said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to create a project that informs, educates and leads viewers to recognize the warning signs of opioid use and to participate in a solution.”

The Jan. 26 screening is open to the public, and supportive resources will be available as part of the event. Additionally, an accompanying display, called “Hidden in Plain Sight,” invites attendees to explore and interact with a mockup of a teenager’s bedroom, which illustrates signs and items that may indicate that a teen is involved in high-risk behaviors like substance abuse, underage drinking and more.

“No community has gone untouched by the opioid epidemic and that includes Maynard,” Chief Dubois said. “This event will be a great opportunity to come ask questions and talk about addiction in a safe and supportive environment. I would encourage all who are able to attend this screening.”

Audience members are invited to stay after the film and hear from Dr. Brian O’Connor of Middlesex Recovery, Chief Dubois, Weiksnar, a local person in recovery and MHS personnel.

For more information about the film, including a trailer, visit www.IfOnlyMovie.org. For additional information regarding the Jan. 26 viewing, contact Jennifer Gaudet, Curriculum Director of Maynard Public Schools, at jgaudet@maynard.k12.ma.us.

The film was made possible in part by Millennium Health, Recovery Centers of America and The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation.

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Maynard Police Host Tourniquet Training Developed by MGH Surgeon http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/09/maynard-police-host-tourniquet-training-developed-mgh-surgeon/ http://maynardpolice.com/2017/01/09/maynard-police-host-tourniquet-training-developed-mgh-surgeon/#respond Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:00:42 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2886 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark W. Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department hosted a “Stop the Bleed” tourniquet training last week.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Host Tourniquet Training Developed by MGH Surgeon

MAYNARD — Chief Mark W. Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department hosted a “Stop the Bleed” tourniquet training last week.

The program, created by Dr. David King, LTC, was hosted at the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St., on Friday, Jan. 6.

Dr. King — a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a combat surgeon in the military for 14 years — is well known for completing the Boston Marathon just before the two bombs went off in 2013 and then immediately treating those who were injured.

The hour-long course, which was taught by Col. Richard L. Bailey and members of the 804th Medical Brigade based out of Fort Devens, focused on the importance of training both emergency responders and civilians alike on how to properly apply a tourniquet.

Col. Bailey began the session with a short video explaining appropriate situations to use a tourniquet and how to correctly apply one. The video also provided information about Dr. King and how his program has been proven to work. Just days after receiving this same training, two Boston Police Officers were shot in the line of duty and doctors credited the proper application of a tourniquet for saving one officer’s life.

Following the video, attendees broke out into small groups to practice applying the tourniquets. In each group, a member of the 804th Medical Brigade demonstrated proper technique and had participants practice applying the tourniquet three times on a prop — a trick that Dr. King believes help commit the skill to memory.

Col. Bailey stressed that civilians and bystanders are more likely to need this type of training for injuries and accidents that occur on the job site, at school or at home, where immediate treatment is required.

“This is not just for an active shooter or mass casualty event,” Colonel Bailey said during the program.

Members from Maynard Police, Fire and the Department of Public Works were present for the training, as well as representatives from the Concord, Acton, Bedford, Sudbury and Stow Police Departments.

“We were honored to host this training here in Maynard,” Chief Dubois said. “This information is important for all public safety officials and civilians to learn, as they may encounter a life-threatening situation or accident in their jobs or everyday lives that calls for emergency treatment before first responders arrive on scene.”

For more information about Dr. King’s Stop the Bleed program, or to schedule a training in your community, contact Col. Richard Bailey at COLRICKB@aol.com or 508-456-1881.

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*Joint Release* Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond After Child is Struck by Vehicle http://maynardpolice.com/2016/11/21/joint-release-maynard-police-fire-departments-respond-child-struck-vehicle/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/11/21/joint-release-maynard-police-fire-departments-respond-child-struck-vehicle/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:03:48 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2478 MAYNARD – Chief Mark Dubois and Chief Anthony Stowers report that the Maynard Police and Fire Departments responded after a was child struck by a vehicle this afternoon.

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Maynard Police Department
Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Maynard Fire Department
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

*Joint Release* Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond After Child is Struck by Vehicle

MAYNARD – Chief Mark Dubois and Chief Anthony Stowers report that the Maynard Police and Fire Departments responded after a child was struck by a vehicle this afternoon.

On Monday, Nov. 21, at approximately 2:42 p.m., Maynard Police and Fire responded to Tiger Drive for a report of a child struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered that a 9-year-old boy had been struck by a Honda Odyssey van. The 9-year-old was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An initial investigation determined that the boy was walking home from school when he ran out into the street and in front of the Honda. The vehicle was traveling approximately 10 mph at the time. There was no damage to the vehicle.

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(Video) Maynard and State Police Respond to Report of Suspicious Device http://maynardpolice.com/2016/10/29/video-maynard-state-police-respond-report-suspicious-device/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/10/29/video-maynard-state-police-respond-report-suspicious-device/#comments Sat, 29 Oct 2016 21:48:41 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2428 Maynard Police, Fire, and State Police Bomb Squad respond to a neighborhood on Saturday morning after a homeowner found a suspicious device near their home.

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

(Video) Maynard and State Police Respond to Report of Suspicious Device

Click here for video of the device being rendered safe by the Bomb Squad. (Maynard Police Video)

MAYNARD — Police Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department, Maynard Fire Department, and Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad respond to a residential neighborhood on Saturday morning after a homeowner reported finding a suspicious device near their home.

Officials respond to the area of 6 Walcott St. in Maynard at around 11 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival and after an assessment, Maynard Police decided to request the assistance of the Bomb Squad.

The bomb squad determined that the device was not explosive in nature. The bomb squad rendered the device safe. Officials do not believe there was any kind of detonation mechanism, and the incident is being investigated as a possible hoax device.

The incident is being investigated by the Maynard Police and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

Anyone with information about this incident or the device left in the neighborhood is asked to call the Maynard Police Department at 978-897-1011; or the Maynard Police Department Anonymous Tip line at 978-897-0563 or the Massachusetts Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. All calls may be confidential. The Arson Hotline is part of the Arson Watch Reward Program which provides rewards of UP TO $5,000 for information that helps to solve the case. The program is funded by the property and casualty insurance underwriting companies of Massachusetts.

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Maynard Police Department Investigating Bomb Threat http://maynardpolice.com/2016/09/19/maynard-police-department-investigating-bomb-threat/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/09/19/maynard-police-department-investigating-bomb-threat/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:55:20 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2360 Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police 197 Main St. Maynard, MA 01754 For Immediate Release Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 Contact: John Guilfoil Phone: 978-841-9948 Email: john@jgpr.net Maynard Police Department Investigating Bomb Threat Threat Believed to be a Hoax MAYNARD — Lt. Michael A. Noble reports that the Maynard Police Department is working with state and […]

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Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Police Department Investigating Bomb Threat

Threat Believed to be a Hoax

MAYNARD — Lt. Michael A. Noble reports that the Maynard Police Department is working with state and federal authorities to investigate a bomb threat that is believed to be a hoax.

Maynard Police received a call shortly before 6 p.m. Monday from a town resident who found a quantity of shotgun shells in a bag on the sidewalk in front of her house. Various messages were scribbled on the shells themselves, making references to terrorism and a bomb planted on a bus in town.

Maynard Police notified the Massachusetts State Police Fusion Center and federal authorities, as well as the Town Administrator’s office, School Department, and school bus contractor. The vicinity and all four of the town’s school buses were thoroughly searched by Maynard Police and the State Police Bomb Squad, and no danger was found. State Police took custody of the shotgun shells

“While we believe this incident is most likely a hoax, we are taking it very seriously and conducting a thorough investigation, utilizing all of the resources at our disposal,” Lt. Noble said. “We will prosecute those responsible.”

Maynard Police note that, even if a hoax is ascertained, this incident falls under MGL c 269 s 14 “Terroristic Threats,” violation of which is a felony carrying up to 20 years in prison.

Out of an abundance of caution, Maynard Police will have extra units monitoring the Maynard Public Schools on Tuesday.

This incident is being actively investigated by the Maynard Police Department. Anyone with information is strongly urged to call 978-897-1011 or 978-897-1012 or they may dial the department’s anonymous Tip line: 978-897-0563

Chief Mark W. Dubois is currently out of the state on United States Army Reserve duties. 

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Maynard Town Hall Open as Cooling Center for Maynard Residents Today http://maynardpolice.com/2016/08/11/maynard-town-hall-open-cooling-center-maynard-residents-today/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/08/11/maynard-town-hall-open-cooling-center-maynard-residents-today/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:34:38 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2286 MAYNARD -- Fire Chief Anthony Stowers, Police Chief Mark Dubois and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announce that the lower level of the Maynard Town Hall will be open as a cooling center for Maynard residents today.

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Maynard Fire Department
Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Maynard Police Department
Mark W. Dubois, Chief of Police
197 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754
Town of Maynard
Kevin Sweet, Town Administrator
Municipal Building
195 Main St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 978-841-9948
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Town Hall Open as Cooling Center for Maynard Residents Today

MAYNARD — Fire Chief Anthony Stowers, Police Chief Mark Dubois and Town Administrator Kevin Sweet announce that the lower level of the Maynard Town Hall will be open as a cooling center for Maynard residents today.

The Town Hall cooling center, 195 Main St., is open to all Maynard residents until 4 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. tomorrow to provide relief to those who may not have access to air conditioning or other ways to escape the heat. Water will be provided to residents who visit the cooling center.

Additionally, the Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St., will be available as a cooling center from 2-9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

With temperatures reaching dangerously high levels, Chief Stowers, Chief Dubois and Town Administrator Sweet would like to remind residents to follow safety precautions outlined by the American Red Cross:

• Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
• Eat small meals and eat more often.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
• Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
• Postpone outdoor games and activities and take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat. Don’t forget to monitor your pets to ensure they are not suffering from the heat.

If you see anyone who may be suffering from heat-related conditions such as heat cramps, heat stroke or heat exhaustion, move the person indoors or a cooler place and hydrate. Call 911 if the person needs medical attention.

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