Maynard Police Department – 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 Maynard Police Department – Maynard Police Department http://maynardpolice.com 32 32 101755945 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 Host Successful Youth Police Academy http://maynardpolice.com/2016/07/28/maynard-police-host-successful-youth-police-academy/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/07/28/maynard-police-host-successful-youth-police-academy/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:04:42 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2268 MAYNARD -- Chief Mark Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department hosted a successful first Youth Police Academy last week.

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

Maynard Police Host Successful Youth Police Academy

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MAYNARD — Chief Mark Dubois is pleased to announce that the Maynard Police Department hosted a successful first Youth Police Academy last week.

The academy took place on July 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Twenty-two participants, who were referred to as cadets, attended the program. Each were provided with a uniform, including a hat, shirt and a water bottle, as the program included physical training each day.

Throughout the week, cadets learned about firearm safety, court procedures, criminal and constitutional law, 911 procedures and engaged in a discussion on town bylaws. The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office also provided a K-9 demonstration for cadets.

Additionally, the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth gave a presentation on cyber safety, and Maynard Police Sgt. William Duggan taught cadets about the NEMLEC SWAT Team, where participants got a close look at the equipment and enjoyed a ride in the NEMLEC Bearcat armored vehicle.

On Thursday, July 21, the Maynard Youth Police Academy took students to a paintball course, where they learned about patrol procedures and SWAT tactics.

“I’m very pleased with the success of our first ever youth police academy,” Chief Dubois said. “Not only were we able to teach our cadets about safety procedures in many aspects of the field, but we were also able to have fun in the process. I look forward to running the academy again in the future.”

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Maynard Police Chief Attends 21st Century Policing Event in Washington, D.C. http://maynardpolice.com/2016/07/26/maynard-police-chief-attends-21st-century-policing-event-washington-d-c/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/07/26/maynard-police-chief-attends-21st-century-policing-event-washington-d-c/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:45:09 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2256 MAYNARD -- The Maynard Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief Mark Dubois attended a 21st Century Policing Briefing in Washington, D.C., where President Barack Obama made a guest appearance, to talk about the future of policing.

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

Maynard Police Chief Attends 21st Century Policing Event in Washington, D.C.

MAYNARD — The Maynard Police Department is pleased to announce that Chief Mark Dubois attended a 21st Century Policing Briefing in Washington, D.C., where President Barack Obama made a guest appearance, to talk about the future of policing.

Left to right: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, Maynard Police Chief Mark Dubois and Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn. (Courtesy Photo)

Left to right: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, Maynard Police Chief Mark Dubois and Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn. (Courtesy Photo)

The White House hosted the fourth in a series of meetings since June for law enforcement officials focused on implementing the recommendations set forth by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing on July 18.

“My hope is that it’s been useful in giving you some tools and best practices to give you a sense of how departments on the cutting-edge are using data to train officers and engage with the community,” President Obama said at the event. “We also are hopefully hearing from you about what you’ve learned in your experience works and doesn’t work, and where the federal government can partner with your departments and state and local law enforcement officers across the country to do even better.”

More than 150 law enforcement officials were in attendance at the event last week. Chief Dubois traveled to D.C. with Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin and Watertown Police Chief Michael Lawn.

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing was established in 2014 to identify best practices that would promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. Findings were released in a final report in May 2015.

“This was an extremely worthwhile trip that allowed police and leaders of this nation to discuss best practices for law enforcement moving forward to ensure the communities we serve are always protected,” Chief Dubois said. “I was honored and excited to be a part of this dialog.”

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Maynard Police Offer Graduation Safety Tips http://maynardpolice.com/2016/05/19/maynard-police-offer-graduation-safety-tips/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/05/19/maynard-police-offer-graduation-safety-tips/#comments Thu, 19 May 2016 19:23:14 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2104 MAYNARD -- With graduation less than a month away, Chief Mark Dubois and the Maynard Police Department would like to remind students and parents to celebrate responsibly.

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 19, 2016

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

Maynard Police Offer Graduation Safety Tips

MAYNARD — With graduation less than a month away, Chief Mark Dubois and the Maynard Police Department would like to remind students and parents to celebrate responsibly.

The Maynard High School graduation will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m. at Alumni Field in Maynard. However, if inclement weather is in the forecast, the ceremony will be held indoors in the high school gymnasium.

“Congratulations to the class of 2016!” Chief Dubois said. “As students, family and friends prepare for their celebrations, we ask that they do so in a safe manner to ensure positive experiences all around.”

Students, please remember:

  • To not feel pressured to drink or do drugs. The penalty for person under 21 years old who attempts to purchase alcohol, makes arrangements to buy alcohol, or uses a fake I.D. is a suspended license for 180 days and a $300 fine.
  • Never drink and drive. Do not get in a car with anyone who has been drinking or is under the influence of drugs.
  • Respect yourself and others. Know your boundaries and don’t hesitate to call 911 if you or someone you know is being abused.

Parents can help their students celebrate appropriately. Chief Dubois recommends that adults:

  • Know their teenagers’ plans. Find out where your student is going, who it’s with and what they’ll be doing. Make sure all parties are supervised and that you and the responsible adults share the same expectations about party behavior. Offer to drive your teenager to and from parties.
  • Set firm guidelines and expectations for post-ceremony celebrations. Establish a reasonable curfew and check-in periodically. Include consequences for breaking the rules in your discussion.
  •  If you’re hosting the party, provide non-alcoholic beverages and do not tolerate drugs on your property. Keep alcohol at home in a locked cabinet. Under the Social Host Law, parents are criminally and civilly liable if they allow underage drinking to occur in their homes.
  • Keep an eye out for students bringing in backpacks or large purses, which could be used to conceal alcohol. Put guests’ belongings in a room and watch out for those who may be going into their bags to retrieve alcohol or drugs that could have slipped past you at the door.
  •  Party crashers should be turned away, as the greater the number of guests at the your residence, the harder it will be to maintain a controlled environment.
  • At the same time, if an invited guest arrives intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, be prepared to call the person’s parents. Alert adults to your rules before the celebration so they are aware of the consequences if their teen becomes a problem.

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Maynard Fire Department Investigating Suspicious Fires at Mill and Main Building http://maynardpolice.com/2016/04/18/maynard-fire-department-investigating-suspicious-fires-mill-main-building/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/04/18/maynard-fire-department-investigating-suspicious-fires-mill-main-building/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:48:31 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=2065 MAYNARD -- Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department is investigating a series of fires inside building two of the Mill and Main campus.

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Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 18, 2016

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-9003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Maynard Fire Department Investigating Suspicious Fires at Mill and Main Building

MAYNARD — Chief Anthony Stowers reports that the Maynard Fire Department is investigating a series of fires inside building two of the Mill and Main campus.

Firefighters responded to the development at 6:55 p.m. on April 17. Upon their arrival, they found evidence of eight small fires, some in stairwells and others in suites, that had occurred. It appeared the fires burnt out on their own. Because of the small size of the blazes, the building’s sprinkler system was not triggered.

A Massachusetts State Police K-9 unit was called in and determined that some type of accelerant may have been used in three areas. Damage to the building was minor.

Fire investigators from the Police and Fire departments also arrived to assess the building and remained in the area until 8:25 p.m.

Maynard Fire and Police continue to investigate the incident, along with the State Police Fire and Explosive Investigation Section.

“The fires remain under investigation, but appear to suspicious in nature at this time,” Chief Stowers said. “Thank you to the Maynard and State Police for their continued assistance as we review this matter further.”

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Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond to Bomb Threat at High School http://maynardpolice.com/2016/02/23/1985/ http://maynardpolice.com/2016/02/23/1985/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:28:28 +0000 http://maynardpolice.com/?p=1985 MAYNARD -- Police Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made at the high school this morning.

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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

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

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

Maynard Police and Fire Departments Respond to Bomb Threat at High School

MAYNARD — Police Chief Mark W. Dubois reports that the Maynard Police Department is investigating a bomb threat made at the high school this morning.

Around 7 a.m., a resident called police to report there was a note on her vehicle’s windshield indicating a bomb threat at the high school, 1 Tiger Drive. The caller is not a student and does not have any connection to the Maynard schools.

Police secured the note and determined the threat to be a low risk.

The School Resource Officer and the school administration were immediately notified of the incident. Because school was not in session, only a few students were on campus and were evacuated. Arriving students were sent to the Fowler Middle School.

Police, with the assistance of the school administration and maintenance staff, searched the building and determined it was safe for students to return at approximately 8 a.m. The Fire Department also arrived on scene to aid in the investigation.

“After a thorough search of the high school, we determined there was no risk to the safety of students, staff and faculty,” Chief Dubois said. “This matter remains under investigation.”

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