Edgartown Selectmen Hear Police Chief Recommendation

The town’s acting police chief John M. (Jack) Collins recommended longtime Edgartown police officer David Rossi as the new police chief at a board of selectmen meeting Monday. Selectmen took the recommendations under advisement, and are expected to vote next week.

Police: Investigation Into Alleged Assault Remains Unsolved

A four-week-old investigation into an alleged sexual assault in the State Forest remains open and unsolved, Edgartown police said this week.

Investigation Into Alleged Sexual Assault Continues

Edgartown police said in a statement Wednesday they are running down leads based on responses from a community alert issued following the alleged assault on April 2 in the state forest. Police have a detailed description of the alleged attacker.

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Labor Attorney to Serve as Interim Edgartown Police Chief

A week after police Chief Antone Bettencourt announced his retirement, the Edgartown selectmen have approved a plan to replace him. Labor attorney John M. (Jack) Collins will serve as interim chief while he helps the town identify a successor.

Edgartown Police Chief Will Step Down

After more than 30 years with the Edgartown police department, including five years at the helm, Edgartown police chief Antone Bettencourt will retire in May.

“It’s time, you know, that’s the bottom line,” Chief Bettencourt said.

Fine Dining Among the Fire Trucks; Edgartown Police Cook for Seniors

Edgartown seniors were treated to a hot meal at the Edgartown Fire Station Friday afternoon, compliments of the town’s Police Patrolmen’s Association. The beef tenderloin and mashed potatoes supper began with handmade crab cakes and ended with pie.

After 29 years Sgt. Johnson Shifts to the Beat of Retirement

Next summer, Kenneth Johnson and his wife Mary can watch the Fourth of July fireworks together for the first time. Mr. Johnson, 56, has retired after 29 years as a sergeant with the Edgartown Police Department.

Edgartown Police Make Drug Arrests, Emphasize Concerns About Heroin

Two Edgartown men face drug charges including heroin possession following a bust Friday by Edgartown police and the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force.

Police are emphasizing the seriousness of heroin use and overdoses on the Island.

Edgartown Welcomes Student Police Officer

When Zachary Townes becomes a full-time police officer in Edgartown next year, pending completion of the police academy, it won’t be his first paycheck from the town. Far from it. Mr. Townes, 29, has worked for the town for 13 years.

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