Drunk Driving Arrests Keep Island Police Busy
Holly Pretsky

Island police responded to a number of drunk driving incidents over the weekend. In Oak Bluffs there were two separate arrests for operating under the influence.

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FBI Commends Chilmark Police Sergeant

Chilmark police Sgt. Sean Slavin received a commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week for his work on a case involving an elderly Island woman who was bilked out of millions.

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Chilmark Police Apprehend Driver After Car Chase
Landry Harlan
A car chase between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chilmark police Saturday evening ended in the mud of the Keith Farm field in Chilmark with the apprehension of a 17-year-old male from Oak Bluffs.
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Islanders Mourn, High School Responds Following Fatal Car Crash
Sara Brown

Many were in mourning this week around the Vineyard after regional high school senior Jake Baird was killed last Friday in an early morning car accident in Chilmark.

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Chilmark Man Arraigned on Deer Jacking Charge
A Chilmark man was arraigned last week on charges related to improper deer hunting, including hunting at night and hunting from a vehicle.
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Florida Psychic Ordered to Repay $3.5 Million to Elderly Vineyard Woman
Julia Wells

A federal judge this week ordered a south Florida woman to repay more than $3.5 million to an elderly Martha’s Vineyard woman who was bilked for psychic services over a period of seven years.

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High School Student Dies in Car Crash
Sara Brown

Jake Baird died Friday morning from injuries sustained in a single-car accident. Two other students who were passengers were injured in the crash.

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Chilmark Sergeant Earns Commendation

Sgt. Sean Slavin was commended last week for leading an investigation that led to the arrest of a Florida psychic.

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Chilmark Swears in New Chief of Police
Alex Elvin
Surrounded by friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers on Tuesday, Jonathan Klaren was sworn in as the new chief of the Chilmark police department.
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Chilmark Selectmen Name Sergeant as New Police Chief
Alex Elvin

The Chilmark selectmen voted Thursday night to promote longtime Chilmark police Sgt. Jonathan Klaren to the position of chief.

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