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» Worcester Man Arrested for Multiple Car Breaks » 2005 Leaves, Grass & Yard Waste Pickup/Drop-Off » Water Use Restriction Goes Into Effect May 16
» CMMCP to Investigate Mosquito Complaints in Town » Special Town Election - June 6, 2005 - RESULTS » Spring Soccer Registration Ends June 15
» Shrewsbury Graduates First Citizen's Fire Academy » Shrewsbury Media Connection Wins Overall Excellence Award » Grant Provides Banners for Ornamental Streetlights in Center
» Home Invasion Leads to Arrest of Worcester Man » Shrewsbury Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing » Dept. of Public Buildings Seeks Quotes for Exterior Painting
 
 
Worcester Man Arrested for Multiple Car Breaks

SHREWSBURY – 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 back yards.

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 several weeks.

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 overnight.

2005 Leaves, Grass & Yard Waste Drop-Off

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 dates:

  • 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.

Water Use Restriction Goes Into Effect May 16

RESOLUTION 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:

  1. 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
      Sunday
    • No outdoor use of water on Monday

  2. The Board of Selectmen calls upon all water users to conserve water whenever possible and to observe the above listed water restriction.
  3. 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.
  4. This restriction becomes effective on May 16, 2005.

Adopted this 25th day of April, 2005.

CMMCP to Investigate Mosquito Complaints in Town

The 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.

Special Town Election - June 6, 2005 - RESULTS

Monday’s 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.

PR. 1 PR. 2 PR. 3 PR. 4 PR. 5 PR. 6 PR. 7 PR. 8 PR. 9 Total
Question 1             
Yes
355
198
100
168
314
216
422
405
273
2451
No
587
570
458
582
473
587
528
661
351
4797
Blank
4
3
4
0
1
2
0
0
0
14
Total
946
771
562
750
788
805
950
1066
624
7262

Spring Soccer Registration Ends June 15

Shrewsbury 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 divisional placement.

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 $15 fee.

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.

Thanks,
Dick Bertrand
President
Shrewsbury Youth Soccer

Shrewsbury Graduates First Citizen's Fire Academy

Eight 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.

Shrewsbury Media Connection Wins Overall Excellence Award

Shrewsbury 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!

Grant 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.



Home Invasion Leads to Arrest of Worcester Man

Police 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.

Shrewsbury Man Charged in Connection with Stabbing

SHREWSBURY - 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 (knife)
  • 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 hospital.

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 condition.

Dept. of Public Buildings Seeks Quotes for Exterior Painting

TO: 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.

 

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