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Press Release: Motor Vehicle Breaking & Entering Suspects Located 9-25-23
At approximately 3:19 a.m., the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center (SEMRECC) received a 911 call from a resident on Church Street reporting that someone was attempting to break into vehicles and had been successful in entering another vehicle. Mansfield officers converged on the area and observed a group of individuals running around Brook Street. Assistance from the Massachusetts State Police K9 unit was requested and, along with the dog, additional troopers and officers from Foxborough PD responded to assist.
Over the next hour, officers established a perimeter of the area while coordinating to identify and follow the fleeing suspects through the backyards and wooded area between Samoset, Church, and Cottage Streets. Officers during this time responding to the area of Brook Street and Cottage Street also recovered a vehicle that was reported stolen from a Cottage Street residence during the intervening period. At approximately 4:45 am Officer Sorge, stopped a vehicle with 4 suspects wearing wet and muddy clothing and detained them.
During the 6:00 a.m. hour, calls began coming in from other victims in the area as they awoke to find their vehicles had been broken into and belongings were missing. Discarded personal belongings were found strewn through the area. At approximately 7:00 a.m., a 911 caller reported a subject tried entering the caller’s vehicle and ran toward Hope Street. Officers maintaining a presence in the area responded and another MSP K9 responded along with the MPD Drone to assist in searching for two additional subjects while officers maintained a perimeter.
At approximately 10:40 a.m., a caller on Glen Street reported two subjects running through backyards in the neighborhood, and Sgt. Pierce, along with Officers Kelley and Pepicelli, detained the two subjects on Willis Street, who surrendered without further incident.
In all, six juvenile males from Rhode Island were detained at the Mansfield Police Department before being transported to Taunton District Court. They will be facing charges of:
- Breaking & Entering into a Motor Vehicle (nighttime)
- Breaking & Entering into a Motor Vehicle (daytime)
- Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle
- Larceny of a Motor Vehicle
- Conspiracy, and
- Unlicensed Operation
- Receiving Stolen Property
Thank you to our law enforcement partners in the area for their assistance and to our residents in the “Back Bay” area including Cottage Street, Church Street, Samoset Avenue, Hillside Terrace, Glen Street, and Hope Street who all called to report suspicious activity, shared footage, and ultimately helped bring about a successful and safe conclusion for all involved.
If you are a resident or visitor who was parked in that area last night, please check your car if you haven’t already. A night like this is a sobering reminder of the importance of locking vehicles left outside overnight, removing or hiding valuable items, and ensuring driveways are adequately lit. Anyone wishing to report being a victim, please call 911 and an officer will respond to take your information. Anyone with video evidence or additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Anthony Lattanzio by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-261-7300 x61319
Press Release: Serious Motor Vehicle Crash 9-3-23
September 5, 2023
At approximately 7:49 pm on Sunday, September 3, Dispatchers from the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communications Center began receiving 911 calls reporting a severe motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Tremont and Williams Streets. First responding officers confirmed a single vehicle roll-over crash with the driver and sole occupant suffering from what appeared to be significant injuries.
Mansfield Fire arrived with two ambulances and two engine companies. They found the lone occupant of the vehicle had then self-extricated. Upon evaluation, the injuries were severe enough that the decision was made to activate Boston Medflight to transport the patient via helicopter. At the time of transport, the patient had serious, life-threatening injuries. We do not have an update on the patient’s condition.
The road was reopened at approximately 4:00 am after an investigation by Mansfield Detectives and Collision Reconstructionist Officer David Kinahan. Preliminary investigation indicated the vehicle, a 2019 Ford Ranger pick-up truck, was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Tremont and failed to stop at the stop sign at Williams St. The vehicle struck a telephone pole and rolled several times before coming to rest upside down against a garage. No one at the property was injured.
The crash remains under investigation by Officer David Kinahan and Detective David Kerr.
Press Release: Mansfield Service (Mobil) 9-3-23
At approximately 3:41 this morning, Sunday, September 3, 2023, the Southeastern Massachusetts Regional Emergency Communication Center (SEMRECC) received a 911 call reporting an attempted robbery of Mansfield Service (Mobil) at 189 Chauncy St. The clerk on duty reported a male suspect assaulted him and demanded money before fleeing toward Central St. Responding officers Josh Ellender and Sgt. Dave Schepis arrived on scene within minutes and located a man matching the physical description and wearing clothing consistent with the suspect description provided by the clerk. Following a brief foot pursuit, the subject was taken into custody without further incident.
As a result of the investigation, Reon Collins, 43, of Easton, MA, was arrested and charged with the following.
- Unarmed Robbery
- Assault & Battery
- Disorderly Conduct
- Strangulation or Suffocation
- Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
Mr. Collins will be arraigned in Attleboro District Court on Tuesday, September 5th.
On Sunday, April 30, 2023, Animal Control Officer Jeff Collins received multiple reports of black bear sightings in the area of Ware/Essex Streets. MPD encourages you to bring in bird feeders and secure trash cans to help prevent your yard from becoming a happy habitat for the bears. Please read the attached information for recommendations.
If you see a bear, and it poses a public safety risk, please contact MassWildlife at 508-389-6300 or the Environmental Police at 800-632-8075. As always, dial 911 in the case of an emergency.