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Coffee with a Cop: Meet Weston’s New Chief of Police Denis Linehan

Last Friday, on a gorgeous late spring day, the Owl met Weston”s new Chief of Police, Denis Linehan, for a coffee at the Weston Bistro. Okay, the coffee was from Heirloom because the Bistro is BYOB. And F. And CP (chess pieces). We covered many topics from small town policing to large city, from Latin America (it’ll make sense later)

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Weston’s Child Passenger Safety Technician is Ready To Rumble

The Owl is unable to say with any credibility that she misses wrestling Owlets into car seats. Or wrestling car seats into cars. Fortunately for those still involved in hand-to-hand combat with harnesses, click-in seats and everything else, we now have a Weston-based Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician who can help out with some of that (not the part where

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K-9 Knox News You Can Use: National Odor Recognition Certification

As all Westonians know, the Owl is a huge fan of the big fluffy dog named Knox who works for the Weston Police Department alongside his human Officer Rizzitello. And we also know that Knox is a working dog so not a cuddler, but he is one impressive canine. On March 30, Officer Rizzitello and K9 Knox successfully completed the

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Constabulary Notes From All Over: Weston’s Worst Intersections 2022

With a nod to The New Yorker, which used to frequently quote police blotter “events” in Bar Harbor, Maine, the Owl presents the 2022 Worst Intersections of Weston. If you are not a New Yorker reader (and I do question why in the world you wouldn’t be) Constabulary Notes from All Over would frequently quote the wackiest stories from the

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Did You Know?: Traffic Stop Analysis for Weston

This week the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) released findings from a baseline analysis of police traffic stop data at the local and state level. These data were collected as part of Chapter 122 of the Acts of 2019 which included the Hands Free Use of Mobile Telephones While Driving (now THAT’s an acronym HFUMTWD).  As

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Families and Addiction Presentation Tonight Sponsored by Weston Police

Does it seem like our Weston Police are everywhere in the news these days? Rescuing people in the woods, shredding residents, retiring as chief (boo), and now, a forum on substance abuse and mental health led by Weston’s (and Wellesley’s; we are sharers that way) Mental Health Clinician, Kate O’Donnell. If you haven’t met her yet, you can read about

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Weston Police Chief Michael Goulding Announces Retirement

Weston Chief of Police Michael Goulding has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2021, completing a 33-year career in law enforcement including almost seven years in Weston. Before coming to the semi-rural hotspot of criminal activity (this is a joke, folks), Chief Goulding worked in the City of Medford,  leaving there as a Detective in March 2015.  “This was an

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