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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland boy hit by car while riding bike to school

Boston Globe 10/11/18: Wayland boy hit by car while riding bike to school. A 14-year-old Wayland boy was injured Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle to school, officials said. The boy apparently rode into the intersection of Parkland Drive and West Plain Street around 7:05 a.m. and collided with a car that was turning left into Parkland Drive, said Wayland Police Lieutenant Sean Gibbons.

New England ADL sends Wayland police chief to Israel for specialized training

Metrowest Daily News 12/2/18: New England ADL sends Wayland police chief to Israel for specialized training. Police Chief Patrick Swanick packed his bags for an overseas trip, but it’s not a vacation. On Sunday, Swanick is flying to Israel. He’s one of 15 law enforcement personnel from New England that will spend a week learning cutting-edge security measures from the Israeli National Police and Palestinian police. The Anti-Defamation League’s New England office in Boston organized the trip, and didn’t release the names of other participants, citing security reasons.

Expect the Unexpected: Weather, Flooding, Power Outages and More, October 17

Wednesday, October 17, 1:30pm at the Council on Aging

Residents in Lawrence were recently tested for their resilience in handling an unimaginable disaster. How prepared are you to handle a lengthy power outage, a fire, a microburst? If you have pets, where will they go if you must leave your home? What’s in your “go-bag” to help you weather life’s unexpected challenges?

1:30pm Meet Officers from Wayland Police and Wayland Fire

Wayland Fire Department: weather emergencies, WAY-SECURE, Generators, CO and Smoke Detectors, Lock Boxes, CPR Classes

Wayland Police Department: learn about and sign up for “Swift911” that notifies residents about emergencies like storms, missing persons, sightings of potentially dangerous wild animals, etc.

Receive updates on the latest telephone scame

2:00-2:30 Exhibit Area Open  Lots of useful information and take-aways

Visit vendor tables. View exhibits of helpful tools and gadgets to have for unexpected situations. Sign up for Way-Secure. Sign up for Swift 911

2:30pm John Paul, radio personality and AAA car doctor discusses: preparing you and your car for safe winter driving

Come for practical tips. Bring your winter car questions. John Paul knows cars! He is AAA’s car doctor and senior manager of traffic safety and public affairs for AAA Northeast. He writes new car reviews, feature articles and a Q&A column in AAA’s publication “Horizons”. He hosts the “Car Doctor” radio program Saturday mornings, 8:30-10am on WROL AM 950

The Evening “Expect the Unexpcted” on 10/17 at 7pm has been cancelled due to a speaker scheduling conflict

Flyer online here:  Expect the Unexpected

Wayland Police collecting unwanted guns from residents

The Wayland Police posted the following on their Facebook Page:

The Wayland Police Will Collect Unwanted Guns from Residents.

The Wayland Police Department would like to help Wayland residents remove unwanted guns from their homes.
If you contact the Wayland Police we will advise you on how you can legally transfer your unwanted firearms to a firearms dealer, or we will come to your home and safely remove all unwanted firearms from your home.

Many people have guns in their homes that they simply don’t want anymore. We would like to help residents remove all unwanted guns from homes so that they don’t end up in the wrong hands.

Suicide is a growing public health concern. Approximately 60 percent of gun deaths in this country are suicides. Our goal is to save lives and increase public safety.

Several years ago the Wayland Police started collecting unwanted and expired prescription drugs. This program has been a great success. We believe that removing unwanted guns from homes will make Wayland safer.

Wayland Police 508-358-4721

If a resident would like to sell a gun for cash, they can find these services on the internet, some companies that offer cash for guns are:

  • The Gun Parlor – Worcester, MA, 508-982-0722
  • Bay State Gun Buyers W.Boylston,MA,  508-835-5400
  • New England Ballistic Services Hopedale, MA.  508-381-0230
  • – 47 Summer Street Natick, MA,  508-314-3094
  • The Wayland Police is also willing to remove any gun from any home. (Including BB guns and other unwanted weapons).

M.G.L. Section 129C: Application of Sec. 129B; ownership or possession of firearms or ammunition; transfers; report to commissioner; exemptions; exhibiting license to carry, etc. on demand

Section 129C. No person, other than a licensed dealer or one who has been issued a license to carry a pistol or revolver or an exempt person as hereinafter described, shall own or possess any firearm, rifle, shotgun or ammunition unless he has been issued a firearm identification card by the licensing authority pursuant to the provisions of section one hundred and twenty-nine B.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following exempted persons and uses:
(c) To a person voluntarily surrendering a firearm, rifle or shotgun and ammunition therefor to a licensing authority, the colonel of the state police or his designee if prior written notice has been given by said person to the licensing authority or the colonel of the state police, stating the place and approximate time of said surrender;

Wayland Police, working with other local police departments, make arrest in credit cart theft ring case

On Sunday, June 3, 2018, after a six month investigation, into a credit card theft ring, Detective Sergeant Jamie D. Berger of the Wayland Police Department and Detective Sergeant Nick Secatore of the Lynnfield Police Department with the assistance of the Everett and Malden Police Departments located and arrested Carl J. Byron (7/26/1954) in Malden, Massachusetts at approximately 1907 hrs.

Byron is alleged to be part of a credit card theft ring that would target area sports clubs and school gyms, steal victims credit cards and then purchase high end Apple Laptop Computers and electronics.

Byron was arrested and charged with the following arrest warrants:

1. Framingham District Court Docket #1849CR000481
2. Woburn District Court Docket #1853CR001124
3. Woburn District Court Docket#1853CR001259
4. Stoughton District Court Docket#1855CR000392
5. Stoughton District Court Docket#1855CR000393
6. Stoughton District Court Docket#1855CR000628
7. Westborough District Court Docket#1867CR000610
8. Concord District Court Docket#1847CR000472
9. Concord District Court Docket #1847CR000473
10. Manchester NH PD Warrant#W273160325

It is alleged that Byron has victims in Wayland, Lynnfield, Burlington, Boston, Canton, Lexington, Arlington, Westborough, Woburn and Providence, Rhode Island.

Involved in this investigation were the Wayland Police Department, Lynnfield Police Department, Arlington Police Department, Westborough Police Department, Woburn Police Department, Burlington Police Department, Boston Police Department, Canton Police Department, Lexington Police Department and the Manchester NH Police Department.

The Wayland Police Department urges victims that have had their credit cards stolen from local sports clubs and gyms to be sure to report the theft to your local police department.

Wayland man accused of indecent assault at Natick Mall

Wayland Town Crier 5/17/18: Wayland man accused of indecent assault at Natick Mall. A Wayland man repeatedly hugged a Natick Mall salon worker on Wednesday after he inappropriately touched himself in front of her, authorities said.

Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected

Metrowest Daily News 1/20/18: Wayland police chief: Car break-in spree likely connected. Someone broke into several cars at a Boston Post Road restaurant on Monday, and police said they think it is connected to several other MetroWest vehicle break-ins in the last week.