Tisbury Police Carry Narcan to Counteract Overdoses

The Tisbury police will now carry Narcan, a medication that counteracts opiate overdose, in their police cruisers.

Tisbury Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Tool Theft

Tisbury police issued an arrest warrant Monday for a man they believe stole tools and electronics from a Vineyard Haven job site.

Tisbury Appoints New Emergency Services Director

Tisbury police Lieut. Eerik Meisner was appointed as new town emergency services director this week. His recommendation to the post came from town fire chief John Schilling.

Lost and Found: Stray Seal Pup Finds Safe Route Home

Thanks to Tisbury police officers on the midnight shift, a lost seal is back in the water — despite a quick detour under a police car.

Charges Dismissed Against Tisbury Police Officer

Criminal charges against an embattled former Tisbury police officer have been dismissed.

Last Friday in Edgartown district court all charges were dropped against Kelly Kershaw, 31, a former police officer who has been involved in more than one public dispute with the town and police.

Former Tisbury Police Officer Arraigned on Assault and Battery Charges

Kelly R. Kershaw, 30, was arraigned on charges of interfering with a firefighter, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and threat to commit a crime. Charges were filed against Ms. Kershaw after she allegedly interfered with firefighters who were called to fight a May dryer fire at her home.

The Tisbury selectmen voted June 10 to fire Ms. Kershaw.

Tisbury Selectmen Fire Officer Kershaw

Acting behind closed doors, the Tisbury selectmen voted without dissent Monday to fire a Tisbury police officer who is the subject of a criminal complaint and who has had a recent history of misconduct.

Kelly Kershaw, 30, was terminated following a nearly three-hour executive session that was attended by the three town selectmen, their town administrator, Ms. Kershaw and her attorney. Her attorney told the Gazette later in the week that Ms. Kershaw, who had been employed with the police department since 2004, will take action to dispute the decision.

Tisbury Officer Facing Criminal Charges

A Tisbury police officer is facing several charges in Edgartown district court after allegedly interfering with firefighters trying to fight a dryer fire at her home.

Kelly R. Kershaw, 30, will be charged with interfering with a firefighter, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct and threat to commit a crime; the complaint was issued last Wednesday and an arraignment scheduled for that Friday was continued to June 28. Ms. Kershaw is a Tisbury police officer currently on leave.

Tisbury, Oak Bluffs Police Rescue Man Who Fell Into Harbor

An Oak Bluffs man who had fallen into the harbor early Thursday morning and was struggling to stay afloat was rescued when police officers from Tisbury and Oak Bluffs rushed to his aid. Officers pulled Nelson Ferreira, 40, from the Oak Bluffs harbor at approximately 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oak Bluffs Lieut. Timothy Williamson said.

Officer on Medical Leave

A Tisbury police officer has been placed on leave after she was involved in a one-car crash last week.

Officer Kelly Kershaw sustained minor injuries after she drove a police car into a tree on State Road on Nov. 20, according to state police.

According to state police Sgt. Thomas Medeiros, Ms. Kershaw said that she felt like she was going to pass out before she hit the tree. Ms. Kershaw was travelling west on State Road and struck the tree around Mayflower Lane.

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