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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New Chilmark Police Chief Begins Tenure
Mark Alan Lovewell

A veteran patrolman with long ties to the Island will take over as Chilmark police chief on July 1.

Brian A. Cioffi, 34, was named chief at a meeting of the Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday night.

“I am both honored and humbled to get this position,” Mr. Cioffi said yesterday.

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Police in Chilmark Probe Solar Panel Heist at Farm

Chilmark police are investigating the theft of 21 solar panels from the Grey Barn on South Road stolen sometime over Presidents Day weekend.

According to the police report, the crate containing the panels weighed over 1,000 pounds. The 270-watt panels are valued at $14,000. Farm owners Eric and Molly Glasgow are currently outfitting their four new barns with solar panels, about 300 of which have already been installed.

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