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ARCHIVED NEWS
There are 52 archived news items found for 2014.

Archived News
 
 Jul 29, 2014   IRS Scam. 
  IRS scams are on the rise. Area towns are reporting that people are receiving calls advising them that there are warrants for their arrests and that fees need to be paid. They are requesting that you go get prepaid cards and call them back with the numbers. Please do not fall for this scam. More info provided at the link below.

For information click HERE .

 Jul 26, 2014   Arrest 
  Brittany M Peace, 23, of Fitchburg, MA. was arrested at 2222 hours on Valley Road on an outstanding warrant. Peace was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Jul 23, 2014   Band Concert. 
  The band concert for tonight has been cancelled.

 Jul 22, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jessie L. Davis, 28, of Ashby, MA. was arrested at 0737 hours on Greenville Road on an outstanding warrant. Davis was booked and transported to Ayer District Court.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Brian F. Vautour.

 Jul 17, 2014   Officers receive thank you letters. 
  Two officers received thank you letters recently from people they assisted.

Officer Shawn McCluskey assisted a town resident with getting into her residence after the door handle stopped working. Officer McCluskey was able to get into the residence and then returned later that same day to fix the door handle. The letter stated in part "The Ashby Police Dept. is amazing with service above and beyond the call"

Officer Derek Pepple assisted a New Ipswich, NH resident on Greenville Road by changing her flat tire. The female and her two children were waiting over an hour in 90 degree heat for AAA when Officer Pepple arrived on scene. The letter stated in part "That was so nice of you and above and beyond your duties".

Both officers' actions exemplify this department's core value of service.

 Jul 11, 2014   Arrest. 
  Tanner L. Ricciardi, 22, of Mount Vernon, NH. was arrested at 1731 hours on Mayo Road and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and false name to a police officer. Ricciardi was held without bail at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Erik C. Salo.

 Jul 11, 2014   Arrest. 
  Amanda A. Miller, 23, of Milford, NH. was arrested at 1731 hours on Mayo Road and charged with possession of a class E substance, receiving a stolen motor vehicle and fugitive from justice. Miller was held without bail at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Erik C. Salo.

 Jul 12, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jesus A. Maldonado, 34, of Fitchburg, MA. was arrested at 1544 hours on Fitchburg State Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle (Moped) with a suspended license. Maldonado was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman John R. Dillon.

 Jul 12, 2014   Arrest. 
  Hector L. Santiago, 61, of Fitchburg, MA. was arrested at 1544 hours on Fitchburg State Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle (Moped)with a suspended license. Santiago was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman John R. Dillon.

 Jul 6, 2014   Arrest. 
  Matthew J. Greig, 22, of Ashby, MA. was arrested at 0017 hours on Ashby State Road in Fitchburg and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and speeding. Greig was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Jul 5, 2014   Arrest. 
  Kathy L. Vargas, 25, of Fitchburg, MA. was arrested at 0219 hours on Main Street and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and marked lanes violation. Vargas was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman John R. Dillon.

 Jul 3, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jonathan P. Schafer, 24, of Townsend, MA. was arrested at 2135 hours on West Road and charged with assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Schafer was released on $200.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Glenn Casey.

 Jul 2, 2014   2014 Band concert details. 
  Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (Weather permitting) July 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20

Food and beverages sold by different local non-profit organizations each week.

 Jul 2, 2014   Bonfire Details. 
  Bonfire Details (Allen Field) Thursday July 3rd. 4:00 PM - Gates open 5:00 PM - Chicken Barbecue, contact Ken or Kathy J. at 386-5502 for tickets. 7:30 PM - Band Concert 9:30 PM - Bonfire

 Jul 1, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jared A. Gove, 25, of Leominster, MA. was arrested at 1956 hours on Fitchburg State Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license (Subsequent Offense). Gove was released on $200.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Wednesday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 Jun 21, 2014   Arrest. 
  Bruce A. Linstad, 31, of Ayer, MA. was arrested on Fort Hill Road at approximately 2228 hours and charged with possession of a class B substance. Linstad was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officers: Patrolman Shawn McCluskey.

 Jun 23, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jeffrey O. Pitre, 35, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Main Street at approximately 0925 hours on an outstanding warrant. Pitre was transported to Ayer District Court.

Arresting Officers: Patrolman Brian Vautour.

 Jun 8, 2014   Arrest. 
  Melissa J. Howard, 35, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Fitchburg State Road at approximately 0157 hours and charged with obstruction of justice. Howard was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Erik C. Salo.

 Jun 6, 2014   Arrest. 
  David M. Pitre, 31, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Taylor Road at approximately 2210 hours on an outstanding warrant. Pitre was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officers: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple and Reserve Officer Anthony C. Montesion.

 Jun 6, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jeffrey O. Pitre, 35, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Taylor Road at approximately 2210 hours on an outstanding warrant. Pitre was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officers: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple and Reserve Officer Anthony C. Montesion.

 Jun 6, 2014   Arrest. 
  Patrick K. Nangle, 31, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Taylor Road at approximately 2210 hours on an outstanding warrant. Nangle was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officers: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple and Reserve Officer Anthony C. Montesion.

 Jun 5, 2014   Motor vehicle accident. 
  At 0134 hours the Ashby Police, Fire and Ambulance was dispatched to Greenville Road for a reported motor vehicle accident. The operator stated that a deer ran out in front of her. The occupants refused medical treatment at the scene.

 Jun 3, 2014   Arrest. 
  Patrick K. Nangle, 31, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Taylor Road at approximately 1555 hours on an outstanding warrant. Nangle was held at the State Police Barracks in Leominster and is due in Ayer District Court on Wednesday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman John R. Dillon.

 May 14, 2014   Arrest. 
  Nathaniel G. Moore, 24, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on West State Road at approximately 2231 hours and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, marked lanes violation and defective equipment. Moore was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Thursday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 May 13, 2014   Warrant Arrest. 
  Sheila G. Jacks, 47, of Bedford, NH. was arrested (location withheld) at approximately 1950 hours on an outstanding warrant. Jacks was released on personal recognizance and is due in Concord District Court on Wednesday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 May 13, 2014   MVA on Fitchburg State Road. 
  At 1528 hours the Ashby Police, Fire and Ambulance was dispatched to Fitchburg State Road for a reported motor vehicle rollover. The operator was transported to Leominster Hospital. This accident is currently under investigation.

 May 7, 2014   2014 Memorial Day weekend events May 23 - 26. 
  For information about this year's events click HERE .

 May 4, 2014   Warrant Arrest. 
  Stephanie J. Lohnes, 34, of Fitchburg, MA. was arrested on Hosmer Road at approximately 2052 hours on an outstanding warrant. Lohnes was held at the Lunenburg Police Department and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 May 2, 2014   Town Meeting. 
  Don't forget Town Meeting tomorrow, May 3, 2014 at 9:30 am at AES.

Click HERE to view warrant.

 Apr 27, 2014   Arrest. 
  Craig J. Jatrinski, 42, of Pepperell, MA. was arrested on Fitchburg State Road at approximately 1207 hours and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Jatrinski was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Sr. Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 Apr 19, 2014   Arrest. 
  George A. Farnsworth, 29, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Damon Road at approximately 2100 hours on an outstanding warrant. Farnsworth was released on $200.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Tuesday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Glenn J. Casey.

 Apr 15, 2014   2013 Ashby Town Report. 
  The 2013 Ashby Town Report can be viewed at the link below.

Click HERE .

 Apr 8, 2014   Arrest. 
  Veronica L. Burton, 29, of Ashburnham, MA. was arrested on Turnpike Road at approximately 1814 hours and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Burton was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Wednesday.

Arresting Officer: Sr. Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 Mar 21, 2014   **** Community Notice **** 
  The door to door meat sellers are back in the area. The vehicle is a gray Ford pickup with Texas plates and a large white cooler in the back. The markings on the vehicle state "The Steak Guys" and their paper work states "Steakhouse Supply". They DO NOT have a permit to solicit in town and were already asked to leave. The website on the paperwork they supplied is not active.

Do not become a victim. If they try to sell you meat, please contact this department at 978-386-5652.

Read more HERE .

 Mar 14, 2014   Arrest. 
  Philip H. Vondeck, 49, of Ashburnham, MA. was arrested on South Road at approximately 2252 hours and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, open container and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Vondeck was released on $300.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Anthony Montesion.

 Mar 14, 2014   Reminder. 
  Special Town Meeting on March 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Ashby Elementary School.

 Mar 1, 2014   Arrest. 
  Jared A. Gove, 25, of Ashby, MA. was arrested on Foster Road at approximately 1659 hours on an outstanding warrant. Gove was held at the State Police Barracks in Leominster and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Glenn Casey.

 Feb 28, 2014   Arrest. 
  Joshua A. Guy, 35, of Leominster, MA. was arrested on Greenville Road at approximately 1837 hours and charged with violation of a restraining order and four outstanding warrants (3 from Fitchburg District Court and 1 from Edgartown District Court). Guy was held at the State Police Barracks in Leominster and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Brian F. Vautour.

 Feb 27, 2014   Arrest. 
  Lorin J. Horton, 24, of Wilton, NH. was arrested on Greenville Road at approximately 1537 hours and charged with possession of a class A substance (Heroin). Horton was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Friday.

Arresting Officer: Chief Fred Alden and Patrolman Shawn McCluskey.

 Feb 27, 2014   Arrest. 
  Ryan M. Sanborn, 27, of Mason, NH. was arrested on Greenville Road at approximately 1537 hours and charged with possession of a class A substance (Heroin) and knowingly present where heroin is kept. Sanborn was held at the State Police Barrack in Leominster and is due in Ayer District Court on Friday.

Arresting Officer: Chief Fred Alden and Patrolman Shawn McCluskey.

 Feb 26, 2014   Arrest. 
  Eric A. Serpa, 24, of W. Warwick, RI. was arrested on Greenville Road at approximately 2030 hours and charged with speeding, failing to wear a seat belt and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Serpa was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Thursday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Derek J. Pepple.

 Feb 21, 2014   Arrest. 
  Louis D. Sciabarrasi, 39, of Greenville, NH. was arrested on Fitchburg State Road at approximately 2000 hours and charged with a number plate violation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Sciabarrasi was released on $200.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Anothony Montesion.

 Feb 9, 2014   **** Community Notice **** 
  On Sunday 02/09/2014 at approximately 1220 hours an elderly female from Erickson Road reported that a black male knocked on her door and asked about cleaning her carpets. The male was invited in and tried to get the female to sign some type of form. After the female refused to sign anything the male left the area in a large blue station wagon type vehicle (possibly a Dodge).

We do not have any permits to solicit issued to any carpet cleaning company. DO NOT let a person that you don't know into your residence. Report these incidents to us at 978-386-5652.

 Feb 3, 2014   Good Luck Officer Casey. 
  The Ashby Police Department would like to wish Reserve Officer Glenn Casey the best of luck. Officer Casey started the full time police academy in Springfield today and upon completion will be working for the City of Leominster.

 Jan 28, 2014   Community Notice. 
  A representative for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company / Kinder Morgan Company will be contacting people on Main Street, Erickson Road and Turnpike Road to speak with landowners about the possibility of a natural gas pipeline coming through town. This person does not need to gain access to your residence.

 Jan 24, 2014   ********** SAFETY ALERT ********** 
  Incidents of a suspicious person approaching children at bus stops have been reported in area towns.

The suspect is described as a white male with medium to dark complexion, may have facial hair, medium length straight black hair, between the ages of 25-35 years old, and may be wearing silver framed eye glasses.

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver or gray Toyota Prius (photo is not actual vehicle) with tinted windows with a 2 to 4 inch blue and white sticker attached to the back window on the driver's side. The registration number is unknown at this time but has been reported to be Massachusetts with red numbers.

Area departments are looking to identify this person. If you have any information or spot the vehicle, do not approach the vehicle but call your local police department immediately.

 Jan 21, 2014   **** SCAM ALERT **** 
  Several people in town have reported that they are receiving these phone calls. DO NOT give any information, bank account numbers, credit card numbers or wire money.

Read more at HERE .

 Jan 20, 2014   Thank You. 
  The men and women of the Ashby Police and Dispatch would like to thank Krista Burson for her service to the Town of Ashby. Krista has resigned as the Administrative Assistant to the Police Chief to take another job. We all wish her good luck with her new job.

 Jan 18, 2014   B&Es reported. 
  Two B&Es have been reported on New Ipswich Road today. Entry was made into both residences by forcing the door open. The first resident reported a 50 TV, Xbox and jewelry missing while the second resident reported prescription medications missing.

Both are currently under investigation.

 Jan 17, 2014   Job Posting. 
  The Town of Ashby is accepting applications for the part-time, non-benefited position of Accounting Clerk and Administrative Assistant to the Police Department. Duties include assisting Town Accountant with preparation of accounts payable, payroll, receivables processing, and maintaining accounting files. A thorough knowledge of principles/practices of municipal accounting, financial computer applications and accuracy is a prime requisite. Knowledge of Excel is critical. Police Department Administrative Assistant duties include bills and payroll submittals & tracking, electronic reporting for grants, data entry for firearms licensing, ordering supplies, filing and organizing and other clerical/accounting duties as deemed appropriate. A background check including CORI check and finger print submission is required. 18 hrs./week during warrant weeks and 13 hrs./week during non-warrant weeks with schedule t/b/d. Minimum two years of higher education preferred.

Send résumé & letter of interest to the Town of Ashby, Attn: Jennifer Collins, 895 Main Street, Ashby, MA 01431.

Starting pay rate: $13.00/hr. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE.

 Jan 12, 2014   Arrest. 
  James P. Penny, 46, of Ashby, MA. was arrested at the police station at approximately 2151 hours on an outstanding warrant. Penny was held at the State Police Barracks in Leominster on $300.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn McCluskey

 Jan 10, 2014   AMBER ALERT FROM FITCHBURG POLICE. MOTHER HAS TIES TO ASHBY. 
  UPDATE - AMBER ALERT CANCELLED. BOTH HAVE BEEN FOUND IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Friday 01/10/2014--BOLO 1998 Buick Century Color Blue. South Carolina Registration JJT687. Non-Custodial kidnapping by mother, Leeanna Wilson, Age 50, W/F. Child is 6 year old Alize Whipple, B/F, pink top and pants, pink sparkly sneakers. Mother is bi-polar, and may be fleeing with child to South Carolina.

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