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Rockland: Selectman Placed on Probabtion, Loses Driving Privilages

A Rockland Selectman has lost his privilege to drive and has been placed on probation, after he was arrested for drunk driving and carried a loaded pistol. Korey Welch received one year of probation and has lost use of his driver s license for 45 days after being charged with driving drunk and carrying a loaded pistol while under the influence of alcohol. Welch had passed out in his pickup truck at around 1:30 a.m.

Saturday while waiting in the drive-through lane of a McDonald s restaurant on Route 123. Police were called and upon arrival subjected the first term Rockland Selectman to a field sobriety test in the parking lot. Officers also found Welch in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a holster.

On Tuesday, Welch admitted to sufficient facts in the charges stemming from the incident. Hingham District Court Judge Paul McCallum continued his case without a finding. McCallum also ordered Welch to surrender his firearm and not possess any firearm for one year.

He must also pay $665 in fines.

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Rockland: Selectman Faces Charges for Carrying a Loaded Gun …

A Rockland Selectman has lost his privilege to drive and has been placed on probation, after he was arrested for drunk driving and carried a loaded pistol. Korey Welch received one year of probation and has lost use of his driver s license for 45 days after being charged with driving drunk and carrying a loaded pistol while under the influence of alcohol. Welch had passed out in his pickup truck at around 1:30 a.m.

Saturday while waiting in the drive-through lane of a McDonald s restaurant on Route 123. Police were called and upon arrival subjected the first term Rockland Selectman to a field sobriety test in the parking lot. Officers also found Welch in possession of a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a holster.

On Tuesday, Welch admitted to sufficient facts in the charges stemming from the incident. Hingham District Court Judge Paul McCallum continued his case without a finding. McCallum also ordered Welch to surrender his firearm and not possess any firearm for one year.

He must also pay $665 in fines.

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Norwell: 30 Year-Old Man Who Set His Family's Kitchen on Fire Due …

The Norwell man who is accused of torching his family s kitchen and then barricading himself in their attic during a standoff with police faces a competency hearing and evaluation today.

30 year-old Ryan Palmer was in court last month for a dangerousness hearing Palmer was arrested January 11th after a SWAT team subdued him with a stun gun, ending the five-hour standoff. No one was injured, but police said the kitchen cabinets were burnt and melted from floor to ceiling. Police said Palmer lit a propane tank that he had ripped off an outdoor gas grille, and brought it into the house where he started the fire.

Norwell police said Palmer had had several encounters with the department in the past, and had quote shown a history of mental illness and a high propensity for violence and violence toward police.

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Weymouth: House Fire Blamed on Electrical Problems

Damage is estimated at around $40,000 to a two story home in Weymouth after a fire that broke out around 4:00 this morning. The fire in the home of 8 Mace Avenue started in the walls and ceiling of the second floor and the attic. No injuries were reported.

The Red Cross was called in to provide temporary housing for the victims of the fire.

The cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature.

Mutual aid was provided by Quincy, Braintree and Hingham.

Weymouth: Kay and Hedlund Win Preliminary Mayoral Election

Weymouth held their preliminary mayoral election Thursday night, and chose two out of six candidates to move forward to the general election. It s Incumbent Mayor Sue Kay and State Senator Bob Hedlund, pulling the votes to win the Weymouth preliminary mayoral election. The two are now ready to square off in the general election in November Hedlund soared above Kay in this preliminary, garnering 5,209 votes against the incumbent s 2200.

Here s the rundown on the rest of the four candidates Sean Guilfoyle comes in at 1459, Robert Montgomery Thomas 277, Joseph Cellini 210, and Edward Conway at the bottom of the list with 63 votes.

27.82% of Weymouth s registered voters turned out to cast their ballots.

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Hingham: Police Arrest “Upskirting” Suspect

This image and others helped Hingham Police locate the upskirting suspect from last month s incident in the Derby Street Shoppes Barnes and Noble. An arrest has been made following last month s upskirting incident in the Hingham Barnes and Noble. Andrew Gavin, 23, of Randolph was arrested on Saturday (September 12) by UMass Amherst Police on Hingham s warrant.

He was arraigned in Hingham District Court on Monday (Sept.

14) on charges of photographing sexual or intimate parts without consent and accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex. The charges stem from the August 15 incident in Barnes and Noble, when a female customer told the manager a man had tried to place a phone under her skirt. The suspect was gone before police arrived, but officers posted photos taken by the customer and images from the store s surveillance cameras online.

Within hours, police received several tips from the public saying they recognized the suspect and providing his name. Detectives went to the suspect s last known address in Canton and learned he was possibly living in Randolph. While they were unable to locate Gavin, they did manage to get him on the phone, and tried, unsuccessfully, to meet with him.

Then on August 26, detectives obtained a warrant at Hingham District Court. Gavin was located and arrested by UMass Amherst Police and held on bail at Hampshire County House of Correction before being transported to Hingham District Court. In his arraignment Monday, a judge ordered Gavin s bail revoked on two open cases out of Wrentham and Dedham district courts for the same charges.

His bail was set at $1000 cash on the Hingham charges; if released, he must stay away from the Derby Street Shoppes.

Gavin s due back in court on October 9.

Andrew Gavin, 23, of Randolph faces charges stemming from an August upskirting incident in the Hingham Barnes and Noble.

Marshfield: Officials to Form Town Drug Task Force

Marshfield selectmen unanimously voted Monday night to create a drug task force, to address the growing epidemic of opioid abuse. Marshfield Selectman Chairman Matt McDonough is actively spearheading the formation the town-sponsored task force. I ll be working with Mark MacDonald from the board of health and Melissa O Hearn from the Facebook group Marshfield Coalition Against Heroin, to work with the police and fire chief who will report back to the board of selectmen with our recommendation for a mission statement, as well recommendations for the composition of the drug task force, McDonough explained.

The opioid issue is both is a personal and emotional one for Matt, having lost a beloved family member to an opioid overdose. I ve personally have lost a loved one in my own family, and I don t want to see that happen to any other people in this town. My cousin passed away ten years ago.

I was 27 and he was 24, and Adam was like a little brother to me, and to watch him pass away from an overdose was one of the most painful moments in my life. I was there when he passed. He lived in New Hampshire and my family we were in the hospital and we were able to say our goodbyes to him, but it s just something that I don t want have to see any family have to go through, what my family had to go through.

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