Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A service line sprung a minor gas leak near Forest Street on Trapelo Road Tuesday, but there was no immediate danger or reported injuries, according to Waltham police.
The Waltham Police Department began rerouting traffic on Trapelo Road near Forest Street early Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of a minor gas leak in the area. The leak sprung from a service line on the road, Sgt. Dennis Deveney of the Waltham Police Department told Waltham Patch, and was reported by a work crew on site. The matter is now under control, Deveney added, and said no one on site was in any danger. National Grid was notified of the matter. Traffic will be diverted around the work site until the leak has been repaired; drivers in the area should expect minor delays, according to the WPD's Twitter page.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
One man rushed to Beth Israel for emergency surgery.
Police in Waltham are investigating a Sunday evening stabbing that sent one man to Beth Israel Hospital after he was stabbed in the abdomen. According to Waltham Police Sgt. James Vaglica, police were called to multi-family building at 101 Chestnut St. for a report of a man who needed medical attention after being stabbed. The call came in about 6:39 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, and police found a “small gathering” at the home. The stabbing victim, whom police believe is 33, was rushed to Beth Israel where he had emergency surgery. His condition as of 9:30 p.m. was unknown, Vaglica said. The investigation is ongoing. Stay tuned to Patch for more on this story as it develops.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
No injuries reported.
The Waltham Fire and Police departments responded to Willow Street last night for a report of a car fire. First reports on Twitter came at 11:11 p.m. for a working fire at 205 Willow Street, where a car was reportedly on fire in a commerical garage. The car was believed to be a small pickup truck. There were no reports of injuries. No one at the fire department's general line pick up the phone for comment. Det. Sgt. Tim King was not available for comment Sunday morning.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
No one in the car found in the Charles River.
Waltham Police are investigating the discovery earlier today, Sunday, Dec. 16, of a vehicle submerged in the Charles River near a boat launching ramp. According to numerous Twitter reports, the car was unoccupied when it was found this morning. The location, across the street from 48 Woerd Ave. at the intersection of Cove Street and just off Crescent Street on the Waltham/Newton line, is the Woerd Avenue Boat Access Facility where trailers are backed into the water.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Waltham Police and Fire responded to a simulated car and train collision on June 10 by 110 Beaver Street.
Imagine your car has stalled on the train tracks. Just behind you, a tractor trailer is driving full steam in your direction. To your right, a commuter rail train blows its horn as it approaches you. The result of this simulated catastrophe was precisely what Waltham Police and Fire responded to on the morning of June 10 by 110 Beaver Street. With the help of an army of volunteers, first responders were able to train and prepare for the worst. Specifically, the drill had a train crash into a hitting a car which hit a tanker truck, according to Boston.com. The tanker truck started leaking and firefighters applied foam to clean it up. Authorities also responded to around 100 train passengers with a range of injuries including one seriously…