Regional Roundup: Man Arrested for Accepting $1M in Marijuana, Dedham Citizens Academy and More

A round up of local headlines for the week of Feb. 17.


Community Police Academy Aims to Teach Dedham Residents About DPD

The Dedham Community Police Academy ended their last tutorial with a bang Wednesday morning.
Members of a Dedham Retired Men's Club got to see first hand some of the firearms training that Dedham officers go through using a simulation program that shows them different scenarios they may see through the course of duty.
"It's like a big video game for cops," said Sgt. Frank MacMillan who ran Wednesday's session.
The purpose of the tutorials, held at Endicott Estate, is to show Dedham residents, first hand information on how their police department works.

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Ernie Boch Jr. Interested in Buying The Boston Globe

Ernie Boch Jr., owner of Norwood-based Boch Enterprises, is considering the purchase of The Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal reports.
"Ernie is teaming up with Bruce Mittman, president and CEO of Mittcom (the Newton marketing agency), and partner in Community Broadcasters (the radio station group in upstate New York)," Peggy Rose, a spokesperson for Boch Enterprises told the journal.

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Walpole Police are looking for the owners of dozens of valuables sent by mail within the past year that were allegedly stolen by a part-time employee at the East Walpole post office.

The employee, Marie Kernian, 24, of Mattapan was arrested Feb. 5 after a sting operation set up by Walpole PD and the U.S. Postal Service Inspector General's Office resulted in her allegedly opening two packages, taking the contents and then resealing the empty boxes.

After being placed under arrest, authorities found cell phones, iPads, GPS systems and dozens of gift cards in Kernian's car believed to have been stolen. They found 25-30 items they believe were taken from packages coming into the East Walpole office.


Brooklyn Man Arrested in Canton For Allegedly Accepting Nearly $1M Worth of Marijuana

Massachusetts state and local police arrested a Brooklyn, New York man in town on Friday for allegedly accepting a marijuana delivery valued at nearly $1 million. Thomas Jin Kim, of Brooklyn, was taken into custody after taking possession of nearly 300 pounds of pot, and was subsequently charged with trafficking in marijuana.


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