Monday, May 20, 2013
Paul A. Collins will be in Cambridge District Court in Medford.
The Long Island, N.Y., man arrested Friday in connection with the investigation into sexual-abuse allegations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club will be arraigned today in Cambridge District Court in Medford, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan. Paul A. Collins, 62, of 31 Pleasant Ave., Centerreach, N.Y., has been charged with rape of a child by force, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 (three counts) and open and gross lewdness, according to the district attorney’s office. Collins was arrested Friday at his Centerreach home without incident by Arlington police and the United States Marshal’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A Long Island, N.Y., man was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Arlington police have made in arrest in connection with the investigation into sexual-abuse allegations at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Police arrested Paul A. Collins, 62, of 31 Pleasant Ave., Centerreach, N.Y., Friday and charged him with rape of a child with force, lewdness, open and gross conduct and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, according to an Arlington Police Department release. Collins’ crimes allegedly occurred in the late 1970s, early 1980s, and there are five unknown victims at this time, according to police. Collins was expected to be arraigned at 11 a.m. Saturday at the 1st District Court in Central Islip, N.Y. He was arrested without incident by Arlington police and officers from the …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Arlington police responded to Watertown early Friday morning, April 19, when a shootout broke out between officers there and the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Arlington police also received a standing ovation Monday at Town Meeting for their efforts in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Local officers were on the 'front lines' during Friday's manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine said.
Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine and Town Meeting members recognized Arlington police officers Monday for their work in the aftermath of last week’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. The local officers assisted Boston police with operations, including the president’s arrival Thursday, and formed part of the perimeter around suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, when he was found hiding in a boat behind a Watertown home Friday, Chapdelaine said. “Our men and women from the Arlington Police Department were there on the front lines helping to bring the suspect to justice,” he said at the beginning of Town Meeting’s opening session. Lt. Ronald Kerr led the Arlington officers in Watertown, while Chief Frederick Ryan commanded the local officers in Boston, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
More than 30 local officers will be in the city.
More than 30 Arlington police officers will travel into Boston Thursday to assist the city’s police with operations, including the president’s arrival. “We’re doing anything we can do to help out,” Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn said Wednesday. “It’s all hands on deck.” Flynn said a couple officers have been going into the city since Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings as part of the North Eastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC), which provides support to departments in need of help. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis recently contacted Arlington for additional officers, as a 17-square-block area has to be shut down Thursday for President Barack Obama, Flynn said. The Arlington officers, including Flynn, will be in …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
See why the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team is in town.
This article has been updated. ---------- If you see a police dive team near the River Street Bridge this morning or early afternoon, don’t be alarmed – police are just searching for a firearm that was allegedly thrown into the Mystic River, according to Arlington Police Capt. Richard Flynn. Arlington police and the Massachusetts State Police Dive Team should be in the area starting at about 11 a.m. Thursday, he said. The firearm is related to an ongoing drug investigation by the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau, he said.
Incidents and arrests in Arlington from Monday to Tuesday, April 1-2.
The following information comes from the Arlington Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Two More Reported Break-Ins But Police Also Make an Arrest Police responded to two Arlington residences Monday for reports of break-ins. Also Monday, after Arlington police organized a meeting with 30 local detectives and crime analysts to try and solve the recent spike in home break-ins, Belmont police arrested Azad Terzian, of Watertown, in connection with a Lexington break-in earlier in the day. Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan said Tuesday that police believe Terzian and his accomplices “have played a major role in the recent spike of residential burglaries throughout the region.” Ryan did not …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Police believe the suspect and his accomplices played a "major role" in the recent rash of residential burglaries throughout the region, according to Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan.
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Wednesday, April 3
The following is from the Arlington Police Department. On Monday April 1, the Arlington Police Department hosted an Area Wide Detectives Meeting in an effort to identify possible suspects involved in the numerous house breaks occurring in Arlington and surrounding communities. In attendance were 30 local Detectives and Crime Analysts who shared crime data and suspect information with the goal of combining resources to solve this string of crimes. Later that day, house breaks occurred in Arlington and Lexington. A witness in Lexington was able to identify a gray Audi as being involved in the crime. Earlier during the meeting local Detectives had identified Azad Terzian of Watertown as a suspect who is known to drive an Audi. With this …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Let us know by posting a comment below.
On Tuesday, Arlington police sent out a release warning residents of a recent spike in home break-ins, especially during the daytime hours. Police asked for residents’ help in solving these break-ins and reporting suspicious activity (Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau, 781-316-3938). Two of the more notable incidents happened in the last two weeks: We want to know: Are you concerned about the recent spike in home-break-ins, or do you just view it as part of the normal ebb and flow of suburban crime? Also, have you taken any recent steps to protect your home? And do you think the town should take any steps, such as putting more money toward increased police patrols? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
See the map of recent home break-ins in Arlington.
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Tuesday, March 26
The following is from the Arlington Police Department. “Day Time” Residential House Breaks In recent weeks the Arlington Police have responded to a growing number of residential “Day Time” (6am-6pm) house breaks where homes are being broken into and property has been stolen. The APD Patrol Division and Criminal Investigation Bureau are working together to try and solve these crimes and prevent future incidents. In continuing our partnership with the residents in our community, we are seeking your help with this problem. We are asking if anyone has information regarding any of these past crimes or if you have witnessed suspicious activity to please contact the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 781-316-3938. We are also …