Friday, May 17, 2013
The Martha's Vineyard Times reports that Officer Kelly Kershaw faces arraignment today in Edgartown District Court on four criminal charges, including a felony, after allegedly interfering with firefighters and police during a blaze at her home May 9.
An embattled Tisbury police officer has a court date this morning after allegedly interfering with firefighters and threatening to kill two police officers responding to a blaze at her home May 9, according to a report in the Martha's Vineyard Times. Officer Kelly Kershaw, who is currently on medical leave after crashing her patrol vehicle into a tree and is also in the process of suing the town and police department for employment discrimination, faces four criminal charges at the request of Tisbury Police Chief Dan Hanavan, the Times reports. Kershaw is charged with hindering a firefighter, a felony, and three misdemeanors: assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime, according to the Times report, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A "horrendous" stretch of dirt road on the way to an oven fire Sunday left a fire engine with damage underneath, Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling told the Martha's Vineyard Times.
A fire in an oven on Stoney Hill Road in Tisbury was quickly contained without spreading Sunday morning, but a fire engine was damaged along the way, reports the Martha's Vineyard Times. The vehicle was repaired by a mechanic after suffering damage underneath while driving the "horrendous" dirt road where the fire was reported, Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling told the newspaper. For more police and fire news on and off the Vineyard, please see our Police & Fire section, available in the News tab above or by clicking here. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued another Hazardous Weather Outlook for Dukes County.
The National Weather Service is warning of elevated fire weather conditions continuing Sunday. Gusty southwest winds plus dry conditions will create a fire hazard, according to the weather service. The elevated fire weather conditions include much of Massachusetts. No significant outdoor fires have been reported this spring on Martha's Vineyard. Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Updated: The Vineyard Gazette reports that a Labrador retriever died in Tuesday's fire that demolished an unoccupied home in Oak Bluffs.
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Tuesday, February 26
The Vineyard Gazette has updated its breaking story about a fire at a home on Kim's Way in Oak Bluffs Tuesday morning. A Labrador retriever inside the home died in the blaze, which fire officials told the newspaper was likely caused by an overloaded electrical power cord. Nobody was in the rented home at the time of the fire, but ammunition stored there became explosive in the flames, the Gazette reports. Earlier: Firefighters from Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and Vineyard Haven rolled to a fire at a vacant Oak Bluffs home shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Vineyard Gazette. No one was injured in the blaze at the home on Kim's Way, which had previously been rented, the Gazette reported. For more fire news, please see our Police & …