Region Roundup: Shoplifting, Police Pursuit and Newtown Remembrance

A look at what is happening around the region.

Shoplifting Leads to Arrest of Stoughton and Canton Residents

On Saturday, Dec. 29 Norwood Police arrested 36-year-old Christin Quattrucci of Hayward Dr. in Stoughton and 49-year-old Ergin Abaz of Fairview Rd. in Canton.

Norwood Police Dispatch received a call reporting that the two were observed shoplifting at the Norwood T.J. Maxx on Nahatan Street.

It was reported to the responding officers Chris Flanagan and Jared Kullich that the suspects were removing security tags from the merchandise. On scene officers spoke with the two that were still inside the store. During investigation officers discovered merchandise inside Quattrucci’s pocketbook, and also inside a shopping bag concealed by Abaz.

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Norton Basketball Remembers Sandy Hook

The women's basketball team hosted a free clinic for Norton fifth and sixth graders Wednesday at Emerson Gymnasium. The Lyons paid tribute to everyone who has been affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  Dec. 14 by hosting the free clinic for members of the Norton community.

At the end of the clinic, players from the women's basketball team and the Norton students signed a card for the Newtown community.

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Police Pursuit Ends With Car on Side

Two Providence men are in custody following a reported high-speed pursuit Wednesday night that began in Rhode Island and ended in Seekonk with the suspects' vehicle crashing onto its side, followed by an on-foot chase.

Seekonk Patrol Officer Fred Paquin and Detective Charles Mello were positioned nearby when a Nissan Maxima, driven by 23-year-old Dashan Hodge with 19-year-old Shaquille Cooper in a passenger seat, entered the town from Rhode Island on Warren Avenue at about 11:15 p.m. while being pursued by Barrington police officers, according to a press release from the Seekonk Police Department. The vehicle was reported stolen and the men were suspected of carrying a stolen pistol and having been involved in a house break-in earlier in the day in Providence.

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Former Easton Resident Now Living in Newtown Reflects

I saw this post, this powerful post. 

The post appeared on Facebook, on Dec. 15; it was written by a woman who lives in Newtown, Conn., and who grew up in Easton.

Here is her post:

Please say some prayers for our town! We need them with the tragedies that have occurred here! This town is like Easton when we were growing up. Quaint and beautiful! Hard to believe this has happened! 

The woman who made this post is Cheri (Lefort) Gillespie, a 1977 graduate of Oliver Ames High School.

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