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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Chilmark Selectmen Set to Choose Police Chief Tonight
Alex Elvin

Seekonk police Capt. Frank John, Plymouth police Capt. Bruce McNamee and Chilmark police Sgt. Jonathan Klaren were interviewed Wednesday evening. The selectmen are expected to vote tonight in a meeting that begins at 5 p.m. in the town hall.

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Three Finalists Named in Chilmark Police Chief Search
Alex Elvin

Chilmark police Sgt. Jonathan Klaren, Plymouth police captain Bruce McNamee, and Seekonk police captain Frank John are all finalists in the running for Chilmark police chief.

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Chilmark Selectmen Name Former Longtime Police Chief as Interim
Steve Myrick

Following the abrupt resignation of police chief Brian Cioffi, the Chilmark selectmen named former longtime police chief Tim Rich as interim.

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In Summer of Unrest, Chilmark Pauses to Honor Its Police Force
Alex Elvin

In light of gun violence around the country, the Chilmark selectmen Tuesday offered words of gratitude to their town police force, most of which gathered shoulder-to-shoulder in the town hall meeting room.

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Chilmark Considers Safety Building Site
Alex Elvin
Picking up on efforts that began more than a decade ago, a committee in Chilmark is taking another stab at finding a location for a new fire station.
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Chilmark Manhunt Ends With Arrest of Oak Bluffs Man
Sara Brown
After an extended search that involved a large contingent of law enforcement from up-Island and beyond, Chilmark police arrested Steven Carlson of Oak Bluffs on Tuesday for assault with a deadly weapon.
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Coast Guard Is Ready to Grow at Menemsha; Chilmark Police to Move
Mark Alan Lovewell
Reversing a downsizing of seven years ago, the U.S. Coast Guard soon will expand its Vineyard presence, including resumption of full use of the Menemsha Coast Guard station.

As part of that process, Chilmark selectmen have been told the town police department, now a tenant at the old historic station, located on the hill overlooking the Home Port restaurant and Menemsha Pond, must find a new home by May 1.

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One Wild Turkey, Four Gunshots Lead to Three Assault Charges
Jim Hickey

An aggressive and combative wild turkey was shot and killed by a Chilmark police officer last Sunday after it reportedly attacked two people dropping off rental baby equipment at a home on Old Ridge Hill Road and then briefly held them hostage inside their delivery van.

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