• Hopkinton May 1, 2024 9:52 am

    Driver in deadly Hopkinton road rage incident arraigned; brawl at court

    A man accused of intentionally hitting a woman with his car during a road rage incident in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was arraigned on a murder charge Tuesday. The room in Framingham District Court where Ryan Sweatt, a 36-year-old from Milford, was arraigned was packed, and tensions boiled over in the hallway outside. The families of Sweatt and the woman who died,…

  • Hopkinton April 29, 2024 5:58 pm

    Driver accused in deadly Hopkinton road rage crash charged with murder

    A man who is accused of intentionally hitting a woman with his car during a road rage incident in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, will be charged with murder, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Destini Decoff, 26, was critically injured in the crash on April 4 on Hayden Rowe Street near Cornell’s Irish Pub, Hopkinton, police said. She died of her…

  • Hopkinton April 12, 2024 11:26 am

    Public asked to review surveillance footage for ‘aggressive driving' in Hopkinton road rage incident

    A week after a woman was allegedly intentionally hit by a car in a road rage incident in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are asking for the public’s help in the investigation. The crash occurred on April 4 on Hayden Rowe Street near Cornell’s Irish Pub, Hopkinton police said. The public is being asked to...

  • Hopkinton April 7, 2024 8:10 pm

    Woman intentionally hit by car in Hopkinton road rage incident has died, mom says

    A 26-year-old woman who was allegedly intentionally hit by a car in a road rage incident in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on Thursday night, has died, her family said Sunday. Destini Decoff’s mom said her daughter died from her injuries Saturday afternoon, adding that she experienced complications during surgery the day before. Officials have not released Decoff’s name, or provided an...

  • Hopkinton April 6, 2024 12:02 am

    Driver charged with intentionally striking woman with car in Hopkinton road rage incident

    A Massachusetts man is facing charges after authorities say he intentionally hit a 26-year-old woman with his car in a road rage incident in Hopkinton on Thursday night. Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office…

  • Hopkinton April 4, 2024 11:44 pm

    Hopkinton crash leaves pedestrian injured

    A person was hit by a vehicle Thursday in Hopkinton, according to Massachusetts State Police. The crash happened on Hayden Rowe Street, along Route 85. Hopkinton police requested assistance from state police shortly before 6:30 p.m. The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries that are possibly life-threatening, state police said. Authorities did not immediately say whether the driver stayed at…

  • Hopkinton February 11, 2024 11:17 am

    Teenager arrested after police chase in Hopkinton

    A teenager was arrested after a police chase in Hopkinton, New Hampshire on Saturday night. New Hampshire State Police say they responded to a call from local police to assist in a police chase at around 11:25 p.m. According to authorities, a 2017 Hyundai Tucson was traveling over 100 mph on Interstate 89 south. After utilizing a tire deflation device…

  • Hopkinton February 9, 2024 9:45 am

    Hopkinton police sergeant accused of failing to report child rape allegations terminated

    A Hopkinton, Massachusetts, police sergeant accused of failing to report child rape allegations has been fired. The town’s select board voted Thursday to terminate Sgt. Timothy Brennan from the department after he allegedly didn’t report the allegations against John “Jay” Porter, a former deputy chief, despite having known about them for years. After a Jan. 19 meeting, the town said...

  • Hopkinton January 23, 2024 6:03 pm

    Hearing considers discipline for Hopkinton police sergeant who failed to report child rape allegations

    Hopkinton is grappling with how to respond to an investigation into one of its police sergeants – an investigation that found he failed to report child rape allegations against another high-ranking officer despite having known about them for years. John “Jay” Porter, a former deputy chief of the Hopkinton Police Department, pleaded not guilty in May to three counts of…

  • Hopkinton January 4, 2024 11:57 pm

    Alleged drunk driver arrested after crash into 2 houses in Hopkinton

    A man has been arrested after crashing into two houses in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Police say 52-year-old Stephen Murphy of Hopkinton was drunk when he hit the houses on Grove Street shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. Murphy allegedly fled in the vehicle after the crashes. He was stopped nearby and taken into custody. Fire officials in Hopkinton said a load-bearing wall…

  • Hopkinton January 2, 2024 10:00 pm

    19-year-old dies in fiery crash on I-495 in Hopkinton, police say

    A 19-year-old driver died in a fiery car crash on Interstate 495 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, police said. The crash took place on the northbound side of the highway in the area of mile marker 55.2 at about 1:10 p.m., Massachusetts State Police said. Responding crews found the single vehicle involved, a 2012 Nissan Altima, engulfed in flames in…

  • Hopkinton November 3, 2023 2:03 pm

    Hopkinton sergeant didn't report child rape allegations against deputy chief, report finds

    Months after child rape charges were brought against a high-ranking law enforcement officer in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, an independent investigator found that a police sergeant failed to report the allegations against him. John “Jay” Porter, a former deputy chief of the Hopkinton Police Department, pleaded not guilty in May to three counts of child rape. He is accused of sexually assaulting…

  • Hopkinton October 12, 2023 12:23 pm

    Man seeking new trial after being convicted for the murder of his wife and child

    A British man convicted of murdering his wife and child in their Hopkinton home is pushing for a new trial. Neil Entwistle claims that a juror the same height as his slain wife tainted the verdict, according to the Boston Herald. According to a MetroWest Daily News report, he claims a 5-foot, 2-inch juror the same height as his wife,…

  • I-90 October 4, 2023 4:23 pm

    Truck crashes, spilling trash on Mass. Pike in Hopkinton

    A truck crashed as it was exiting the Massachusetts Turnpike on Wednesday, closing the ramp to I-495 by spilling trash on the side of the road, state police said. The driver had a minor injury in the crash in Hopkinton, which took place about 9:15 a.m., police said. Police estimated it would take about two hours for the ramp, from…

  • Massachusetts State Police September 12, 2023 1:47 pm

    Missing man, 84, found alive in Hopkinton woods after 3-day search

    A missing 84-year-old man was found alive in the woods near a pond in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday after a three-day search, police said. The man was last seen about 10 p.m. Sunday near the assisted living facility where he lives in Hopkinton, state police said. He was found Tuesday morning about 10:40 a.m. lying down but conscious and alert…

  • Hopkinton September 1, 2023 6:36 pm

    2nd dog snatched by coyote in MetroWest in 2 days

    A coyote snatched a woman’s dog in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, on Thursday, police said, the second dog to be taken by a coyote in the area this week. Hopkinton police urged the public to take care when walking on local trails after the incident on Thursday, in which the coyote took one if a woman’s dogs while they were on...

  • Hopkinton July 22, 2023 6:25 pm

    Body of Missing Swimmer Identified

    A specially-trained K-9 successfully found the body of a missing swimmer at Sandy Beach in Hopkinton Saturday morning. The 21-year-old man didn’t return with his friend after a swim at the beach Friday night around 8 p.m. Crews searched through midnight until severe weather ended the search. The swimmer was found in 12 feet of water shortly after 8 a.m. on...

  • Hopkinton July 23, 2023 11:14 pm

    Swimmer missing overnight in Hopkinton found dead

    The body of a 21-year-old swimmer who had been missing since Friday night has been recovered from the water in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, authorities announced. Hopkinton police say they responded to a 911 call around 8 p.m. Friday reporting a swimmer — later identified as Wilinson J. Orbequito — had not returned after going in the water with his friend at…

  • Hopkinton May 10, 2023 12:35 am

    Ex-Hopkinton Deputy Police Chief Faces Child Rape Charges in Court

    A former top official at the Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Police Department pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to three counts of child rape over incidents that allegedly took place in 2004 and 2005. Prosecutors revealed new details in the case against John “Jay” Porter, who’d been deputy police chief in Hopkinton before being indicted by a grand jury in Middlesex County….

  • Hopkinton May 9, 2023 5:27 pm

    Ex-Hopkinton Deputy Police Chief Arraigned on Child Rape Charges

    The charges concern a situation that happened in 2004 and 2005 when John Porter worked as a school resource officer.

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