Man Arrested for Multiple Car Breaks
– A Worcester man was arrested and second suspect
eluded police after officers responded to a call for
cars possibly being broken into off of Oak Street in
Shrewsbury early Monday morning.
Det./Lt. James Hurley stated officers from the Shrewsbury
Police Departments Patrol Division responded to a call
that a resident heard car doors closing at approximately
3:50 AM. Officers began checking the neighborhoods around
the area where the call originated and Sgt.
Ronald Benoit observed two suspects carrying items
stolen from a motor vehicle at the corner of Pal Drive
and Angela Ave., in Shrewsbury. Both of the suspects
fled on foot hopping over fences and running through
Officer Christopher Eliadi who was also patrolling
the area observed one of the suspects fleeing the scene.
Officer Eliadi pursued the suspect and apprehended him
after a brief foot chase. Police used a police dog from
the Worcester County Sheriffs Office to track the second
suspect but the suspect eluded police.
The man police arrested have been identified as Mark
A. Nazarewicz 18, who listed an address of 30 Columbia
Street (3rd), Worcester, MA. He was charged with four
counts of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle, Larceny
Over $250, Resisting arrest, disorderly person, and
disturbing the peace. He was released on bail and was
scheduled to be arraigned in the Westborough District
Court on May 31.
Detectives from the Shrewsbury Police were processing
evidence and following up leads in an attempt to identify
the suspect who escaped. They were also following up
to see if the suspect was connected with numerous car
breaks which have occurred in Shrewsbury over the past
Lt. Hurley reminds residence to lock their vehicles
if they are outside overnight. The majority of the recent
car breaks has involved entry only into unlocked vehicles.
We need our residents help by locking up their cars
Leaves, Grass & Yard Waste Drop-Off
Yard waste can be dropped off at the Municipal Garage
at 211 South Street from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following
- June 11
- June 25
- July 9
- July 23
- August 6
- August 20
- September 3
- September 17
- October 1
DO NOT leave any yard waste at the garage when
drop-off is closed.
Use Restriction Goes Into Effect May 16
WATER USE RESTRICTION
Whereas The Board of Selectmen has determined that
a shortage of water exists and conservation measures
are necessary to ensure an adequate supply of water
to all water consumers, and
Whereas The Board of Selectmen is empowered under Article
18 of the General By-Laws of the Town of Shrewsbury
to take action to ensure an adequate supply of water
to all water consumers, therefore be it resolved:
- Pursuant to Article 18, Section 4 of the General
By-Laws of the Town of Shrewsbury the following water
conservation measure is hereby implemented:
Outdoor Use of Water Restriction
Based upon the street address number as follows:
- Even numbered addresses may use water outdoors:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
- Odd numbered addresses may use water outdoors:
Wednesday, Friday and
- No outdoor use of water on Monday
- The Board of Selectmen calls upon all water users
to conserve water whenever possible and to observe
the above listed water restriction.
- The Board of Selectmen determines that for the
period of time that this State of a Water Supply Conservation
is in effect that enforcement of the provisions of
Article 18 of the General By-Laws of the Town of Shrewsbury
shall be pursuant to General Laws Chapter 40, Section
21D which provides for non-criminal disposition.
- This restriction becomes effective on May 16, 2005.
Adopted this 25th day of April, 2005.
to Investigate Mosquito Complaints in Town
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Program will
be in Shrewsbury to investigate residents' mosquito
complaints on May 24, and June 1, 7, 14, 21, and 28.
The results of the investigation may warrant the use
of mosquito insecticide spray to defined, site-specific
areas of town. The application will be by hand or truck
mounted equipment, depending on the extent of the application.
A notice on the spray schedule is posted on the CMMCP
phone system after 3:30 P.M. each day. It is also listed
on their website: http://www.cmmcp.org.
Complaints about mosquitos may be called in to the
CMMCP office at 508-393-3055 between 7:00 A.M. and 3:30
P.M. Monday through Friday. Residents who want their
property excluded from the mosquito spray program should
call the Town Clerk (508-841-8507) for more information
on the exclusion process, or contact the CMMCP office
during business hours.
Town Election - June 6, 2005 - RESULTS
special election to decide a $1.5 million override drew
7,262 voters, or 36 percent of Shrewsbury's 20,425 registered
voters. Voters denied the override by a margin of nearly
2 to 1 with 2,451 casting ballots in favor of the override
and 4,797 voting against it. Fourteen voters chose to
leave their ballots blank.
The turnout for the June 6 special election was much
higher than the turnout for the annual town election
held on May 2 when just nine percent of registered voters
made it to the polls.
Town Clerk Ann Dagle said the reason for such a strong
turnout Monday compared to May’s election was
that when there's an election with a contested race
or an override question on the ballot more people are
interested in the outcome.
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Soccer Registration Ends June 15
Youth Soccer will be holding Registration for the Fall
2005 season from May 15th through June 15th. You may
register on line at www.shrewsburyyouthsoccer.org
or by attending one of the walk in registrations to
be held at the Sherwood Middle School on Tuesday May
31st and Thursday June 2nd from 7:00-8:30 PM.
All first time and new players to the Shrewsbury Youth
Soccer program are required to bring a copy of their
birth certificate or proof of date of birth for proper
Registration fees for the U-6, U-7 and U-8 programs
are $70.00. Registration fees for the U-10 to U-18 program
are $80.00. New uniforms for traveling team players
are $45. Late registration will be held on line from
June 16th through July 15th and will incur an additional
Shrewsbury Youth Soccer is a non-profit association.
Any questions regarding Shrewsbury Youth Soccer or the
Fall 2005 Registration process, please go to www.shrewsburyyouthsoccer.org
for more details.
Shrewsbury Youth Soccer
Graduates First Citizen's Fire Academy
Shrewsbury residents graduated from the Citizens Fire
Academy April 28th at the town hall. The graduates names
were James Arnold, Christopher Bunn, Paul Healy III,
Rekha Shankar Prasad, George SamaraJr. , George Smith,
Ethan Upper and Paul Weaver.
Instruction was offered by many volunteers, including
the Shrewsbury Fire Dept., UMASS EMS, the State Police
Bomb Squad, and other professionals from MECTA and MEMA.
The program lasted 9 weeks.
They climbed ladders, rode on emergency calls and
were certified in CPR. They are all registered to complete
an upcoming program that will qualify them to be members
of the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.S.)
The program was a great success. The program will be
offered once a year. All photos were taken by Ethan
Upper, a class member.
Media Connection Wins Overall Excellence Award
Media Connection has won a Hometown Video Award
for Overall Excellence in P.E.G. Access (for
budget under $200,000.)
The SMC Staff submitted documentation and a 30 minute
video and compiling the best of Public, Educational
& Government programming produced this past year
for the contest. The competition was fierce!
In 1997 SMC was a finalist in the Public Access category.
SMC producer Monica Mansfield is no stranger to the
Hometown Video Awards as she has won several over the
years for her show Mostly Rock 'n' Roll.
If you go to the Alliance for Community Media website
– Hometown Video Festival (http://www.alliancecm.org/index.php?page_id=184)
you will see more on this.
Thanks to all of you who worked so hard this past year
to make SMC the best. All of the programming that's
on SPAC-TV33, SETV-34 and SGTV-35 contributed to our
winning the Hometown Video Award for Overall Excellence
in P.E.G. Access this year. Congratulations to all of
our community producers!
Provides Banners for Ornamental Streetlights in Center
The new banners
currently being displayed in Shrewsbury Center were
purchased with funds received from a Massachusetts Turnpike
Authority grant. The patriotic banners will be displayed
annually from May 20 to July 20.
In addition to the banners currently being displayed,
the Town of Shrewsbury was also able to purchase banners
to celebrate spring. The blue and green banners will
appear on alternate poles throughout the center from
March 20 to May 20 annually.
Invasion Leads to Arrest of Worcester Man
Seek Second Suspect
Part of Attack is Caught on Video Tape
SHREWSBURY – A Worcester man was under arrest
and police were seeking a second man in connection with
an armed home invasion that occurred Wednesday night
in Shrewsbury. Det./Lt. James Hurley said that the investigation
began about 11 PM on Wednesday after the victim came
into the Shrewsbury Police Station to report the incident.
Uniformed patrol officers and members of the Shrewsbury
Police Department conducted an investigation at the
victims apartment located near Shrewsbury Center and
processed it as a crime scene. Detectives investigating
the incident found that a portion of the incident had
been caught by a video camera inside the apartment where
the incident occurred. By mid afternoon on Thursday
investigators had identified both suspects involved
in the incident.
Lt. Hurley stated that the video tape shows two men
bursting into the apartment and beating the victim,
who was home alone at the time. Once inside the house
the two suspects engage in a very physical altercation
with the victim. The victim is eventually subdued by
the suspects and is later seen gagged with duct tape.
At one point on the video tape one suspect is seen pointing
what appears to be a handgun at the victim. The victim
who police declined to identify was treated and released.
Hurley stated that the victim suffered cuts and bruises
which required treatment at a local emergency room.
Late Thursday night Chase Joinville, 21 of 69 Wall
Street (#2), Worcester, MA turned himself into Worcester
Police and was then transferred to the Shrewsbury Police
Department. Joinville is charged with Armed home invasion
while masked, armed robbery while masked, and assault
and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was released
after posting $1,000 bail and appeared this morning
in the Westborough District Court.
Police Seek Whereabouts of Charles Johnston
Police were seeking a second suspect identified as
Charles Johnston, 19 last known address of 55 Wall Street
(apt. #1) Worcester. Lt. Hurley said an arrest warrant
was issued Thursday charging Johnston with Armed home
invasion while masked, armed robbery while masked, and
assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He remains
at large. Anyone with information on the whereabouts
of Charles Johnston or with information pertaining to
the incident is asked to call the Shrewsbury Police
Department Crime tip hotline at (508) 841-8420. All
calls are confidential.
Lt. Hurley said the case was investigated by Acting
Sergeant Kevin Anderson, Officer Christopher Eliadi,
Officer Timothy Finacom and members of the Shrewsbury
Police Detective Division.
Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing
- A local resident was arrested May 30 and charged with
stabbing a woman in his apartment.
Det. /Lt. James Hurley said that patrol officers responded
to a reported domestic at 60-J Shrewsbury Green Drive,
Shrewsbury at approximately 10:45 Monday. When Officer
Joseph Gonet arrived he found a woman on the floor of
the apartment bleeding heavily and a man seated at the
kitchen table smoking a cigarette. The female then indicated
to the officer that the man had stabbed her. Officers
arrested Sukhwinder Singh 46, of 60 Shrewsbury Green
Drive, Shrewsbury and charged him with:
- Attempted Murder
- Assault and Battery By Means of a Dangerous Weapon
- Assault and Battery
Mr. Singh was held at the Shrewsbury Police Department
and was transported to the Westborough District Court
for arraignment. Shrewsbury Police were request to assist
court personnel shortly after Mr. Singh arrived at court
when Mr. Singh report he was suffering from chest pains
and had to be transported to the hospital. Shrewsbury
officers guarded Mr. Singh while he was at the hospital
and arraignments were being made to arraign him at the
Police indicated that they had not confirmed the relationship
between Mr. Singh and the victim Surinder Kaur who resides
at the same address as Mr. Singh. Police indicated that
they had not been able to speak with Ms. Kaur who was
immediately transported to the hospital and was still
being treated this afternoon.
Lt. Hurley said that both uniformed officers from
the Shrewsbury Police Department Patrol Division and
Shrewsbury Police Detectives were involved in the ongoing
investigation. Police also indicated that they had recovered
the weapon used in the stabbing along with additional
evidence that would be sent to the crime lab for analysis.
Lt. Hurley state that according to the last update that
police had received the victim was listed in stable
of Public Buildings Seeks Quotes for Exterior Painting
All Interested Parties
FROM: Robert A. Cox, Superintendent of Public Buildings
DATE: May 18, 2005
RE: Quotation - Exterior Painting Shrewsbury Town Hall
In accordance with MGL c. 149 the Town of Shrewsbury
is seeking quotations from qualified companies to provide
Exterior Painting in accordance with the attached specification.
Specifications are available at the Public Building
Department, 100 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545,
Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Submit quotations on the form provided. Quotations
will be received at the Public Buildings Office until
4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2005. Quotations may be
faxed to this office.
Please contact me with any questions.