Friday, February 15, 2013
The incident in the trash compactor happened Thursday night.
Target was evacuated Thursday night due to a small fire in an outside trash compactor, fire officials said today. The building's sprinkler system extinguished the fire, which was reported at the retail store, at 330 Turnpike Road, at 8:36 p.m., Westborough Fire Capt. Joe Lawrence said today. The fire was confined to the trash compactor, which is located in back of one of the shipping docks, Lawrence said. "We pulled it away from the building," he said. "Everything worked the way it had to."
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Westborough Police.
Have you seen this person? Each week, Patch will feature a different outstanding criminal case from a local police department. All information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. Theft - Case No. 120681 Jan. 31, 2013 Target in Westborough Case Details: On Jan. 31, 2013, someone used a man's credit card information at the Target department store in Westborough. The card holder had his card on him when the purchase was made, Westborough Police tell MassMostWanted. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Westborough Police at 508-366-3060.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The suspect also gave police a false name, police say.
A Worcester man allegedly shoplifted $60 worth of baby formula from Target's Westborough store before giving Westborough Police a false name Friday night. Police learned Vencenzo Brancaccio's real name through a state fingerprint scan, Police Chief Alan Gordon said today. Police arrested Brancaccio, 25, of 28 Ellsworth St., Worcester at Target, 330 Turnpike Road, at 8:35 p.m. Friday, according to the Westborough Police log. Police charged Brancaccio with shoplifting by concealing merchandise, and furnishing a false name/Social Security number. There also was a warrant for his arrest.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Anyone with information about this Feb. 21, 2008 case is asked to contact Westborough Police.
Have you seen this person? Each week, Westborough Patch will feature a different outstanding criminal case from the Westborough Police Department. All information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. Theft - Case No. 080150 Feb. 21, 2008 Target Case Details: On Feb. 21, 2008, someone stole a purse at Target and then used the victim's credit card at Wal-Mart in Northborough. Anyone with information about the identity or location of this person is asked to call Westborough Police Sgt. Chet Hallice at 508-366-3060.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Anyone with information about this Westborough case from Feb. 8 is asked to call Westborough Police.
Have you seen this person? Each week, Westborough Patch will feature a different outstanding criminal case from the Westborough Police Department. All information is courtesy of MassMostWanted.com. Theft - Case No. 120117 Feb. 8 Target Case Details: A pocketbook was stolen from a vehicle while that person worked at Price Chopper in Shrewsbury on Feb. 8. This suspect then used the victim's credit card at Target in Westborough, racking up more than $250 in charges. Anyone with information about the identity or location of this person is asked to call Westborough Police Detective Gary Hassett at 508-366-3060 or Shrewsbury Police Officer Pat Babin at 508-845-4681.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The much anticipated Apple product comes out Sept. 21.
The next generation iPhone comes out later this month, Apple announced Wednesday, and three Westborough stores will carry it. The Apple website points customers to Radio Shack, Verizon Wireless and Target, all on Route 9. The smartphone officially goes on sale Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., but all stores may not stock the iPhone 5 immediately. The new iPhone is thinner and lighter than the last two generations, but it is taller to accommodate the bigger screen, which is up from 3.5 inches. Apple says its processing speed is much faster than its predecessors, as well. The iPhone 5 starts at $649, but the price can come down to as low as $200 with a cellular plan subscription. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Do you remember your favorite lunch box? Today's kids have as many options as ever but nothing will take the place of the Partridge Family or Scooby-Doo.
Lunch boxes have changed in design and shape over the years, but the basic idea is the same. Along with space inside for a cold drink, sandwich and snack, the cover is devoted to a favorite cartoon, character, TV show or movie. That's why Justin Bieber and Darth Vader and Japanese cartoon characters are staring out at shoppers from the shelves of Target. Back in the '70s, the lunch boxes were aluminum. In the '80s, they gave way to plastic. Vintage lunch boxes now are highly collectible. They are displayed as collections in people's homes, and sometimes they get their own art gallery shows. (Yes, I've gone to one.) Do you remember a favorite lunch box? What was it? Have a picture handy? Share it with Patch!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The following information was obtained from the logs of the Westborough police and fire departments and scanner reports. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Here are excerpts from the Westborough police and fire logs. Please note that this is a sampling of activity in the log, not a complete account. We report all arrests; other than that, we pick out incidents you might find interesting. Tuesday, June 5 6:13 a.m.: An ambulance was requested on East Main Street. Westborough paramedics and Officer Laura Grasso assisted. 7:58 a.m.: A crash was reported at the intersection of Ruggles and West Main streets. Officer Clifford Luce helped those involved. 8:15 a.m.: An employee of Yellow Cab company called the police department to say that he arrived at the Spectrum facility on Oak Street and had a passenger passed out in the back of the car. Officer Jeffrey Johnson and Westborough paramedics …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Westborough police are working with the Worcester Police Department as they investigate June 5 incident.
The Westborough Police Detective Bureau continues to investigate the June 5 attempted armed robbery of Target on Turnpike Road. “We are working with detectives from the Worcester Police Department who reported that a subject who matched our description attempted to rob a Walgreen’s Pharmacy shortly after the attempt at Westborough’s Target store,” said Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon. The robbery attempt happened shortly before noon when a man approached an employee at the service desk and brandished a handgun. “He pointed a black handgun at the clerk demanding she open the drawer. The clerk told the suspect she couldn’t open the drawer at which time the suspect ran from the store and entered a dark colored sedan which was in the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Anyone with information is asked to call 508-366-3060.
Westborough Police Chief Alan Gordon released three photos on Wednesday morning that show images from Target surveillance tapes from the attempted armed robbery on Tuesday, June 5. The first photo shows a suspect walking into the Target store. He is wearing a hooded blue jacket and what appears to be a baseball cap. In the second photo, the suspect is shown at the store service desk brandishing what appears to be the black handgun that was reportedly used in the robbery attempt. In the final photo, a car believed to be driven by the suspect is identified on the photo as it is driving out of the Target parking lot towards Otis Street. A preliminary description given Tuesday states that the robber is a white man, in his 20s, wearing a blue…