Region Roundup: Armed Bank Robbery, Dumpster Fire at Norwood Hospital, Bar Fight and More
A look at the top headlines around the area for the week of Dec. 2, 2012.
At 9:39 a.m. Thursday morning, a suspect robbed the Sharon Credit Union on 100 Forbes Blvd. in Mansfield and fled the scene.
Mansfield Police Lieutenant Sam Thompson said that the suspect was a black male, wearing a black ski mask, a dark hoodie, blue jeans and white sneakers.
He said after taking a currently unknown amount of money from the bank, the suspect ran behind the building through the woods to a vehicle already waiting on Walnut Street.
The quick response and work of the Norwood Fire Department prevented disaster last Wednesday evening at Norwood Hospital.
The call came in at 9:07 p.m. for a dumpster fire at Norwood Hospital at Washington Street and Hoyle Street. Fire Captain Kevin Romines quickly located the outside fire in the hospital loading dock area on East Hoyle Street. Apparatus arrived within three minutes and were confronted with a large rollable dumpster that was fully involved with fire rolling up the side of the hospital building. Equally as dangerous was the fire’s close proximity to a group of large liquid oxygen tanks located on the property.
Grant A. Phillips, 30, of Hyde Park was arrested by Foxborough Police Monday night and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), assault and battery and disorderly conduct after allegedly getting into a fight with a Walpole man at Fusion 5 on Route 1 in Foxborough.
On Monday the Town Administrator authorized the Acting Fire Chief to implement the following program:
If the department falls below the required amount of personnel during the daytime shift of 8 p.m. to 6 p.m., Engine 4 will be taken out of service.
"The response districts will be redefined throughout the Town so that no district will be left without coverage."
And only two Department personnel will be allowed to take vacation on a given shift.
So because only 8 out of the 11 reported for duty today, Engine 4 was shut down. The personnel who were unable to report were on an authorized leave, according the The Administrator. But Dedham Fire hopes that they will be OK.
"We have another truck," the Fire Deputy said. "We have enough to cover one incident and then from there we will just ask another town if they're available."
In the meantime, the town is hoping to fill the vacancies as soon as possible. But the Town Administrator also wants to be fiscally responsible.
ULTA Beauty, the country’s largest one-stop retailer for beauty products and services, plans to open at Patriot Place in Foxborough by Summer 2013, according to a press release Monday.
The 10,000-square-foot beauty store in Patriot Place’s South Marketplace will be ULTA Beauty’s eighth Massachusetts location. It will offer more than 20,000 products across a variety of categories, including cosmetics, fragrance, hair care, skincare, bath and body, and salon styling tools. The store will also include a full-service beauty salon.
Revolutionary War Re-Enactors March Through Wrentham
When they arrived in Wrentham on Dec. 5, it was as if four individuals from the Revolutionary War found a time machine to 2012. Dressed as French soldiers, the gentlemen were taking part in a re-enactment of the French army’s walk across what is now known as the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail.
The walk takes the re-enactors from Providence to Boston using the exact same trail taken by 5,000 French soldiers in 1780.
The French army spent one day in Wrentham, set up camp near what is now King Philip Regional High School, and continued their three-day walk to Boston the next day.