Kids Learn Safety Skills Thanks to Upton PD

Sgt. Vass and Off. Poxon with some of the radKIDS participants - photo  courtesy of Upton PD Last week approximately 30 children between the ages of 5 and 10 participated in the radKIDS program, a comprehensive safety program. The program focused on providing all children with the choices and practical skills they need to escape violence and/or harm including abduction, bullying, abuse, or sexual assault, by replacing fear and confusion with confidence, knowledge, skills, and … [Read more...]

Sex with your teacher at 16 is okay in Massachusetts – Former BVT teacher pleads guilty to child porn charge

Did you know it's okay in Massachusetts for a 16 -year-old to enter into a consensual sexual relationship with her/his teacher, or any adult as long as that adult is not more than 10 year older than they are? A local family was disgusted to learn this when they discovered in 2013 their 16-year-old daughter was wooed into a relationship with Charles (Chuck) Mattie, 26, formerly of Hopedale. Mattie was her Special Education Aide at Blackstone Valley Tech High School in Upton (BVT). Mattie's … [Read more...]

Registration open for Radkids Child Safety Program

Michael Lupachino kneeing Officer Poxon during the 2013 radKIDs program The Upton Police Department will be holding a radKIDS course August 24th through August 28th. RadKIDS is a personal safety course that will teach children to recognize, avoid, resist and if necessary, escape violence. The class will be held in two groups, from 8:30am-10:30am for children between the ages of 5-7 and 11am-1pm for children between the ages of 8-10. Parent’s are encouraged to join the class with their … [Read more...]

Nipmuc Regional High School and Upton PD Investigate Potential Hit List

Nipmuc Regional High School Principal John Clements sent an email to parents at approximately 2 p.m. today stating the school had learned of a student who created a list of students he may wish to cause harm to. Clements advised parents the school has been working with the Upton Police Department to determine the nature of the list and any potential safety risk posed to the school community. Superintendent Dr. Maruszczak said, "Upon sorting out this incident with the Upton Police Department, … [Read more...]

Upton Police host annual senior spaghetti supper

photo courtesy of the Upton Police Department On April 16 the Upton Police Department held their annual senior spaghetti supper at the Upton Center. Dinner was prepared for approximately 85 seniors by the very talented chef, Officer Carl Ambrosino. Officer Ambrosino made sure there was enough for everyone to take home some yummy leftovers. Department members and their families helped serve the meals, and Chief Bradley raffled off prizes at the end. According to the Upton Police this … [Read more...]

Jaws of Life Needed in Two Car Crash on Route 140 Upton

Photo Courtesy of Upton Police Upton Police are reporting on Saturday, March 28 at 3:40 p.m. police and fire responded to a two vehicle crash at 44 Milford Street, Upton with multiple injuries. Police Chief Michael Bradley wrote in a press release, "The preliminary investigation revealed that Thomas Burns, 41 years of age Milford, was operating a 2007 Toyota Sequoia traveling south on Milford Street. Burns vehicle crossed the center line striking a 2011 Ford Escape operated by Jess Freitas, … [Read more...]

Upton PD advise residents to use caution navigating narrow roadways

Minor MVA involving School Bus on Chestnut St 3/5 - photo courtesy of Upton Police This morning the Upton Police responded to multiple motor vehicle crashes. According to the police, "Icy roads and narrow lane conditions played a contributing factor in this mornings crashes, all of which were minor and did not result in any injuries." Upton PD responded to a vehicle sliding off the roadway on Mendon Street and to a two vehicles crash on East Street. The East Street incident involved two cars … [Read more...]