Selectmen Still Mum After Disciplinary Hearing for Police Officer

After meeting behind closed doors for nearly three hours Wednesday night, Tisbury selectmen remained mum on the outcome of a disciplinary hearing for a longtime police officer.

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Tisbury Detective Faces Disciplinary Hearing

A Tisbury police detective is on leave and will face a disciplinary hearing next week, town officials confirmed.

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Police Investigate Rural Mail Theft

Tisbury and West Tisbury police are investigating the theft of mail from several mailboxes in the Lambert’s Cove area.

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Tisbury Police Carry Narcan to Counteract Overdoses

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

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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