Regional Roundup: Plane Crash, Drug Arrests and Public Art
A smattering of news items from the area.
Mansfield Police received a call at 1:18 p.m. Sunday reporting that a 1968 Cessna 150H airplane had endured an emergency crash landing into a tree near the Mansfield Animal Shelter in the area of Fruit Street.
The plane, which came out of an airfield in Marshfield, lost power during takeoff. A student pilot and instructor, both males, were doing what is referred to as "touch and go" landings, which involves landing on a runway and taking off again without coming to a full stop.
Four men were arrested in Norwood Wednesday on a "variety of drug charges" including possession and distribution of Marijuana and LSD, according to a statement from the Norwood Police.
The arrests by Norwood Police detectives and other members of the Norfolk County Police Anti-Crime (NORPAC) Detectives Unit, concluded a narcotics investigation that began months ago when Officer David Eysie and Norwood detectives learned that Stephen Petrosh, 18 of 110 Pellana Rd., was dealing Marijuana from his home.
On Oct. 24 detectives executed a search warrant at Petrosh’s home.
Petrosh and three others identified as Joseph T. Carbone III, 18, of Scituate, Joseph A. Spaziani III, of Weymouth, and Justin T. Schrekenghaust, 20, of 14 Cross St. in Norwood were arrested on scene. Police said that in addition to the drugs detectives also seized cash, weapons, scales and items used in the packaging and distribution of drugs.
Dedham Public Art Project will conclude the 2012 project that placed rabbit sculptures throughout town with a celebration on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Church and Parish of Dedham.
For the first time ever, all fifteen rabbits will be on display in one location, providing the community an opportunity to photograph the rabbits and say goodbye, meet several of the artists, and follow bidding in the final hours of the online auction (biddingforgood.com/dedhamshines).
After complaints from residents that there was too much speeding in town, the Plainville Police took a modern approach as a response. When the department received a new speed radar sign in August, it was quickly put to use to study the driving habits around Plainville. Since receiving the new sign, the department has been moving the sign around town and reporting on their findings on their Facebook page.
The new sign, which is held up on a poll by a bracket near a speed limit sign, has been helpful in tracking data on driving habits. With the ability to break down data to see when the busiest days and hours are, the Plainville police now have the advantage of being able to understand how fast or slow drivers on a street may be and how much traffic there is on a road.