• Needham May 19, 2024 11:06 pm

    Needham neighborhood targeted in string of car break-ins, thefts

    Needham police say the break-ins happened overnight in town, and that all of the cars were unlocked.

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  • Needham May 19, 2024 6:15 pm

    String of car break-ins, theft under investigation in Needham

    Needham police have asked anyone with video footage to contact them.

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  • Needham May 7, 2024 4:15 pm

    Needham police seek missing woman

    Police in Needham, Massachusetts, are looking for a missing woman. The Needham Police Department said Tuesday it was searching for 62-year-old Linda Croteau in an effort to check her well-being. Croteau was last seen at her former home in Needham on April 29, police said. She was last heard from Friday, May 4. Her cellphone was last pinged at 8:18…

  • Needham May 1, 2024 10:46 am

    Driver dies, another injured in major crash on I-95 in Needham

    A driver died and another was seriously hurt when two pickup trucks crashed on Interstate 95 south in Needham, Massachusetts, during Tuesday morning’s commute, police said. The crash on I-95 south at Exit 33 caused major delays on both sides of the highway. One truck was believed to have spun out of control amid rainy conditions just before 4:40 a.m.,…

  • Needham April 1, 2024 3:49 pm

    Owl rescued from soccer net in Needham

    Needham police officers were called in to free an owl trapped in a soccer net Monday morning. The bird was tangled up in a net at Pollard Middle School when officers arrived. Carefully gloved up, Officers Palmer, Tamkin and Emmanouilidis cut the owl loose. Once freed, it was able to fly away.

  • Needham March 11, 2024 11:05 am

    Police searching for explosives in Charles River

    Police were back at the spot in the Charles River in Needham, Massachusetts, where two old explosives were previously found for a new, precautionary sweep Monday.

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  • Needham March 12, 2024 12:32 am

    No explosives found in new search of Charles River in Needham

    Police were back at the spot in the Charles River in Needham, Massachusetts, where two old explosives were previously found for a new, precautionary sweep Monday. A large police presence was seen by the Kendrick Street bridge, and Needham police asked the public to avoid the area, though they noted there was no risk to the public. “If an ordnance…

  • Needham March 7, 2024 12:07 am

    2nd explosive fished from Charles River in Needham in a week

    Another explosive has been pulled from the Charles River in Needham, Massachusetts. Josh Parker was shocked when he pulled up a hollow bazooka round at the Kendrick Street bridge. He made the discovery just days after his friend, Sean Martell, pulled up a live mortar in the same area. A bomb squad determined the explosive to be an old and…

  • Needham March 1, 2024 11:57 pm

    Magnet fisher says he pulled live mortar out of Charles River in Needham

    A busy road in Needham, Massachusetts, was shut down for a short time Friday evening after unexploded ordnance was pulled out of the Charles River. Police in Needham said they responded to Kendrick Street, where a person had pulled the device from the water while magnet fishing. Sean Martell livestreamed his shocking discovery on his YouTube channel, Brockton Magnet Fisher….

  • Needham February 25, 2024 10:03 pm

    Authorities looking for man in connection to stolen packages in Needham

    Police are looking to identify a man in connection to packages stolen of porches early Sunday morning in Dedham, Massachusetts. Needham Police say the packages were stolen off the porches in the Pollard Middle School neighborhood at around 2:15 a.m. Authorities are asking residents to check their security footage and to contact authorities if you have any information.

  • Needham January 9, 2024 6:56 am

    Needham police warn residents to stop using USPS mailboxes due to phishing

    Police in Needham, Massachusetts, are warning residents that using USPS collection boxes could potentially mean getting mail stolen. Instead, police are urging people to skip the bins and come directly in to the post office to drop off any mail either with a teller at the counter or if the mail is ready to be sent out, then use one…

  • Needham December 9, 2023 8:02 am

    Student who reportedly ran away from school in Needham found and evaluated

    Police in Needham, Massachusetts, reported that a13-year-old student who ran away from a special education school in town Friday was found. Officials did not name the child, but said they were last seen wearing a red jumpsuit with red sweatpants. Needham Police notified the public of the child being found and evaluated early Saturday morning.

  • Needham November 19, 2023 11:43 pm

    Massive water main break in Needham, nearby residents told not to use water

    Needham police warned residents that the drinking water could be compromised.

  • Needham November 20, 2023 8:11 am

    Massive water main break floods Needham streets, causes sinkhole

    There was an extremely large water main break that flooded residential streets in Needham, Massachusetts, police announced Sunday night. Needham police said the break was in the area of Frank Street, Lynn Road and William Street, adding that the road is compromised. Video taken by NBC10 Boston shows a large sinkhole in the street, with crews on scene. Police also…

  • Needham November 19, 2023 9:47 pm

    Threat made to Needham temple, police believe it was a hoax

    A threat was called into a temple in Needham, Massachusetts, on Sunday, prompting police to launch an investigation. Needham police say, out of an abundance of caution, the town’s fire department and the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad responded to Temple Beth Shalom after they received a call reporting a threat. State police said they conducted a systematic search...

  • Needham November 4, 2023 11:05 pm

    Needham home torn down after gas explosion that injured one worker on Saturday

    A utility worker was injured Saturday morning during a gas explosion that caused a fire at a home in Needham, Massachusetts. The house was later torn down.

  • Needham November 4, 2023 11:44 pm

    Needham home demolished after gas explosion that sent worker to hospital

    A utility worker was injured Saturday morning during a gas explosion that caused a fire at a home in Needham, Massachusetts. The fire department encountered heavy flames upon arrival at the Prince Street house, officials said. Eversource crews responded just after 8 a.m. to secure the scene and were working alongside police officers and firefighters. The utility company said a…

  • Needham November 2, 2023 8:01 pm

    Needham police say missing teen girl has been found

    Police in Needham, Massachusetts, say a teenager who was reported missing Thursday has been found. Authorities say the girl, who is “approximately 14 years old,” had last been seen Thursday morning in the Bird’s Hill neighborhood of Needham. Police said around 7:45 p.m. Thursday that the girl had been located.

  • Flooding August 11, 2023 8:00 pm

    Local farms struggle to save crops as fields flood from heavy rains

    As wet weather takes a toll on crops across Massachusetts, farmers say it could impact the produce consumers see on the shelves.  At Volante Farms in Needham, they are still drying out from the storm on Tuesday. There was so much rain, it flooded some of their fields and part of their farm store.  “It was an unprecedented amount...

  • Needham July 7, 2023 6:00 am

    Needham police warn of mailbox phishing scam

    Needham police have urged people who used the mailboxes at the Great Plain post office to check to see if their checks made it to the right people.

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