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Acting Chief Fred Alden



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 Sep 29, 2014   Ashby Police Logs for week of September 21, 2014 
  Ashby Police Logs for week of September 21, 2014 are available.

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 Sep 28, 2014   Arrest. 
  James A. Place, 32, of Westfield, MA. was arrested at 2046 hours on Pillsbury Road on an outstanding warrant. Place was released on personal recognizance and is due in Westfield Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Sep 22, 2014   Arrest. 
  Rafael Rapetto, 37, of Leominster, MA. was arrested at 0725 hours on Rindge Road and charged with operating without a license and speeding. Rapetto was transported to Ayer District Court for arraignment.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Brian F. Vautour.

 Sep 22, 2014   NEWS RELEASE 
  ASHBY POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SEPTEMBER 27th AT ASHBY POLICE DEPARTMENT

ASHBY, MA  On September 27th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ashby Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Ashby PD at 893 Main St. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 377,080 pounds 188.5 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners. In its three previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in almost a million poundsnearly 500 tonsof pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an ultimate user of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents controlled substances in certain instances. DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act, a process that can take as long as 24 months. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like Ashby Police Department and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.

 Sep 19, 2014   Arrest. 
  Francis M. Bernatchez, 68, of Lunenburg, MA. was arrested at 2042 hours on Wares Road and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, open container violation and failing to drive in the right lane. Bernatchez was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Glenn J. Casey.

 Sep 14, 2014   Arrest. 
  Ashley A. Davis, 23, of New Ipswich, NH. was arrested at 1930 hours on Greenville Road on an outstanding warrant. Davis was released on personal recognizance and is due in Leominster District Court on Monday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Sep 11, 2014   Arrest. 
  Charles E. Wood, 27, of Keene, NH. was arrested at 1330 hours on Piper Road and charged with possession of a class A substance (Heroin)and operating with a suspended license. Wood was transported to Ayer District Court for arraignment.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Sep 8, 2014   Arrest. 
  Ronald R. Lain, 45, of New Ipswich, NH. was arrested at 1638 hours on Hosmer Road and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and an outstanding warrant. Lain was released on $400.00 cash bail and is due in Ayer District Court on Tuesday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Sep 8, 2014   Arrest. 
  Cory W. Spoon, 35, of New Ipswich, NH. was arrested at 1638 hours on Hosmer Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, possession of a class E substance and open container violation. Spoon was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Tuesday.

Arresting Officer: Patrolman Shawn R. McCluskey.

 Sep 5, 2014   Arrest. 
  Kenneth B. Olausen, 60, of Ashby, MA. was arrested at 1823 hours on Main Street and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Operating under the influence of alcohol and open container violation. Olausen was released on personal recognizance and is due in Ayer District Court on Wednesday.

Arresting Officer: Reserve Officer Anthony C. Montesion.




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