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Maria Reitman
· December 21, 2017
I am outraged by the treatment from a police officer, who did not introduce him/her self, responding to the scene where we (myself, my son and a leashed cat) were viciously attacked and bitten by a gr...oup of unleashed dogs - the officer questioned why we were even there with a cat, said "animals are animals" and that I knew that dogs run without leashes in the park. There were people with small children walking in the Hammond Pond park, rock climbers go there, mountain bicyclists. It is not a designated off leash dog park. That behavior was extremely unprofessional. Are officers even aware of Newton off leash ordinance?? See More
Tonie Stephens
· January 5, 2018
Thank you to the police officers who went to help C.M. whose dog needed an emergency vet in that terrible storm. God Bless you. Without you she would have died
April Lynne
· May 27, 2017
****MISSING PERSON -- updated 5/26 @ 11:40pm****

~~~~As of this update, Sara has not been located. Residents are urged to keep an eye out for this missing female. Any possible sightings, even if yo...u are not sure, should immediately be reported to the Waltham Police at 781-314-3600~~~~

On 5/25 at around 7:45pm Sara was seen on video near the intersection of Main St @ Moody St. Unknown direction of travel from that intersection.

Sara was seen on video at 7:22pm on 5/25, in front of Nova Biomedical, heading east over the Prospect St bridge, then turning onto Crescent St, headed towards the intersection of Moody St & Pine St. See added pictures attached.

Original Post:

Missing since 5pm on 5/25 from the area of Brook Ave (near the old Waltham Hospital/South St area).

Sara Laroche is a 73 year old Haitian female. She is 5'6" and approximately 120lbs. Was last seen wearing a long blue skirt, white sweatshirt, and black knit hat. Sara is new to the area and is believed to be travelling alone, on foot. She speaks only Hatian-Creole and may suffer from dementia.

All residents are encouraged to check in or around sheds, porches, garages, etc. Sara may have used any of these structures to escape the elements.

This is an active and ongoing search by the Waltham Police, Waltham Fire, NEMLEC, NEMLEC K-9, Environmental Police, Transit Police, Bentley and Brandeis Police.

Please contact the Waltham Police with any information at 781-314-3600.
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Jameson White
· May 11, 2016
Officers responded (very) quickly to a minor late night disturbance in our quiet Waban neighborhood. They handled the matter professionally and were very polite. All 3 officers on the scene were under...standing of the plight of this young person who was clearly having a rough time. They quickly and quietly (given that it was 1am) wrapped things up without incident.

Keep up the great job Newton PD!!
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Jenny Miner
· May 23, 2016
We had a wonderful officer outside our house today on commonwealth for the BC graduation. The kids made him some cards and brought him a Popsicle, he was very sweet and so gracious.. The kids were so ...encouraged by his smiling face ! Great job Newton Police! See More
Michael Maughan
· April 21, 2015
I came to visit my sister from the UK and went to see Newton police, officer Dan Divine showed me round the dept a good bunch of people from the chief down stay safe out there folks, Mick Maughan (De...rbyshire police) See More
Brian Boudrot
· April 15, 2017
Dept. full of great people from the top on down.
Karla Ericson
· April 22, 2017
Always professional, reliable and rapidly responsive. Thank you for all that you do!
Kimberly Elwood
· October 25, 2014
Thank you for responding yesterday for the poor turkey that got hit. That was still alive the officer was very professional and very curtious
Sandra Winters
June 3, 2013
People giving the NPD wayyyyyy too much grief here today. Two sides to every story. The police did what needed to be done (not to mention it was the Enviromental PD that shot the bear). Easy for ev...eryone to judge what they dont understand. Unless you were there, you don't know what went down. See More
Michael Gabriel
· November 23, 2016
Day before Thanksgiving and The Polics Officers directing traffic in front of Whole Foods Market are causing traffic rather than preventing it. Please retake traffic direction classes. Very rude to older driver who was having a dificult time understanding the traffic flow. See More
Jean Marie Heid
June 3, 2013
Killing that bear was totally uncalled for. Takes alot of guts to shoot a defenseless animal. Time to educate yourselves or better yet you want someone with REAL guts and not afraid to hide behind a ...gun when it comes to wildlife, you just give me a call. Totally wrong. See More
Katie Fender Coleman
June 2, 2013
Tranqs didn't work? Really? Come on Newton PD. Shooting and killing an innocent animal as you did is a disgusting act. Whoever made this decision should be ashamed of themselves.
Quentin Lowell
· June 2, 2013
killing an innocent bear?, BAD CALL!!
Holly Miller
June 2, 2013
If you could hit him with a bullet and kill him you COULD OF USED THE TRANC GUN AND NOT KILL IT.
Amy Lin
May 10, 2013
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Members of the Newton Community Chorus came by headquarters to spread some Holiday Cheer. They have a concert on Feb. 1st at 8PM at the 1st Baptist Church.
Kevin Fitzgerald on the pipes at tonight's 911 Memorial ❤️

Our condolences, hearts and prayers once again go out to victims of another senseless act of horrific violence.

A typical day in the life of a Newton Police Officer! Great work by Newton North Students Aidan and Dylan, as well as Officer Reid Larson.

A documentary by Aidan Leary and Dylan Crook about the Newton Police Department.

Thank you @Patriots for another exciting year...8 Super Bowl appearances since the 2001 season makes you winners regardless of tonight’s score🏈

Advisory: Since the first of the year, there’s been 35 vehicles broken into. Of those, the vast majority were unlocked!
We again remind everyone to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables...🚗🚕🚙🚔

Update with regard to Sheeko the dog that was reported missing yesterday from Spiers Road: he is home safe and sound! 🐶🏠

Congratulations to the @Patriots and the #GOAT Wouldn’t be a win without the drama🏈🏈

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Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts

Thank you to all who participated in our 2nd Annual #MLKDay Collection!

This year, we teamed up with Belmont, MA Police Department, Brighton, Watertown Police D...epartment, Brookline MA Police Department, Newton MA Police Department, Wellesley Police Department, Needham Police Department, Arlington, Massachusetts Police Department, Lexington MA. Police Department, Winchester, Weston Police Department - MA, and Grace Chapel to collect a combined total of 394 bags of donations, impacting 1,183 children in need!

Our dedicated transportation partner, Olympia Moving & Storage, helped ensure that each donation made it's way back to our Giving Factory, making this a true community effort honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!

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Update: Washington Street has now reopened!

Traffic Advisory: Due to fire department activity at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Washington St. (westbound) in Newton Corner is closed. Please seek alternate routes. @WBZTraffic

Traffic Advisory: Due to fire department activity at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Washington St. (westbound) in Newton Corner is closed. Please seek alternate routes.

Flood Safety Advisory:
Preparedness and Safety Information
· Flood Safety and Preparedness Tips are available at:

Elevate items stored in the basement and other low-lying flood prone areas of homes and businesses to minimize damage from flooding. If you have a sump pump, check that it is functioning properly....
Clear snow and ice from street catch basins and storm drains to prevent or reduce street flooding.
Avoid parking vehicles in low-lying areas or areas prone to flooding during heavy rainfall.
Don’t drive through flooded roads. Remember the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”
Safely remove any remaining piles of deep snow from flat and low-pitched roofs. If safe to do so, clear ice and snow from drains on flat roofs.

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Flooding is a leading cause of death in many disasters. Learn how to prepare for a flood, stay safe during a flood, and protect your health when you return home after a flood.

Thanking Nick, Paul and all the others @AL_POST440 for hosting and honoring the Newton Police on Police Appreciation Day 💙

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The Newton Police Department will be partnering with Cradles to Crayons during their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service collection drive. Collection bins are located at Newton Police Headquarters at 1321 Washington Street, West Newton, and the Newton Police Annex at 25 Chestnut Street, West Newton. Please consider donating items listed below!

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Cradles to Crayons Massachusetts

Cradles to Crayons is partnering with local police departments and community organizations this #MLKDay for a collection event to celebrate Dr. King's spirit of... service!

We'll be hosting collections in Belmont, Boston, Watertown, Brookline, Wellesley, Needham, Arlington, Lexington, Winchester, Weston. Watch this space for more details.

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