February 9, 2023

Gardner

Winchendon man arrested for drug possession during routine traffic stop in Gardner

The man, who was not operating his own vehicle at the time of his arrest, was charged with possession of a Class B and Class C drug.

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Gardner man with handgun who assaulted several people in his apartment building, heading to trial

A victim who was held at gunpoint, said their “soul nearly left their body” when he put the gun to their head.

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Gardner woman found passed out in car with baby charged with child endangerment while OUI

After located by police, the woman initially didn’t know where she was or that her child was in the car.

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Gardner man covered in mud arrested for assault following church brawl involving several people

The man said he was defending someone who was punched in the neck at a church social gathering. Although the man who was struck confirmed this with police, he was still arrested.

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Gardner woman about to be evicted from apartment, threatens property manager with field hockey stick

According to police, the woman went into her apartment complex’s management office, pointed the field hockey stick at her property manager, then smashed a picture frame and potted plant on the reception desk as she left.

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One killed in head-on collision on Route 140 in Gardner

Both drivers were extricated from their vehicles by Gardner fire personnel. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Gardner and state police.

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Two arrested at Terrapinfest after arguing with man who asked them not to smoke pot near his kids

According to the “family man,” after his request, one of the men who wanted to smoke bud attempted to punch him several times. The smokers were ultimately charged with trespassing.

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Gardner man arrested for trespassing after police see him enter Outback Laundry

According to police, the man, Antwain Austin, had been trespassed from Outback Laundry several times prior to his arrest.

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Gardner man arrested for trespassing at Crystal Lake Cemetery defaces holding cell with excrement

The man, who police say is homeless, racked up four charges, including vandalizing property and disturbing the peace.

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Police say getaway driver in Gardner video game heist was uninvolved in theft

He was arrested for possessing $40 worth of crack instead.

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Several people break into Gardner apartment, steal video games, trade some in, get arrested

Coincidentally, State Police pulled the suspects over for unrelated reasons right after the burglary, reporting it to local police.

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Two Gardner residents seriously injured after truck rolls over twice on Route 2 in Lancaster

One of the victims was transported to UMass Medical Center by helicopter in the accident which took place Saturday night. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. LANCASTER — Two Gardner residents sustained serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident on Route 2 in Lancaster Saturday. According to State Police spokesman David Procopio, at 10:40 p.m., a 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck heading eastbound on Route 2 rolled over twice, landing right side up on the side of the highway. “Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck was eastbound on 2 in the left lane when, for reasons still under investigation, the truck abruptly veered to the right, across the right travel lane and off the right edge of the road,” said Procopio. “The driver then apparently tried to steer back to left but overcorrected, causing the truck to rotate, roll onto its roof, and slide back to the left…

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After celebratory dinner, Gardner man upset sister invited his juvenile friend over, gets arrested

He tried to kick in his sister’s door, saying the girl was his friend, not his sister’s. Sister said he was recently diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.

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Heywood Hospital may become part of the UMass Memorial Health system

Other area hospitals and medical service providers that may join the UMass system are Athol Hospital, Critical Access Hospital (also in Athol) and The Quabbin Retreat in Petersham.

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