Police Chiefs in Two Vineyard Towns Will Retire
Steve Myrick

Dan Hanavan in Tisbury and Dan Rossi in West Tisbury have announced plans to retire, leaving vacancies in the top police job in two of the six Island towns.

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Police Investigate Rural Mail Theft
Steve Myrick

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

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Horse Rescued from West Tisbury Pool
Sara Brown

West Tisbury fire and police personnel banded together Friday morning to rescue a horse named Max from a swimming pool. Sgt. Jeffrey (Skipper) Manter played a key role in leading the horse to safety.

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How to Use Old Station Still Under Discussion
Sydney Bender

Discussion over the future use of the old West Tisbury police station building continued this week as the selectmen worked to develop a lease for the town-owned property situated on the Mill Pond.

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West Tisbury Considers Ways to Repurpose Old Police Station
Sydney Bender

What to do with the old West Tisbury police station building was a topic for discussion before the town selectmen this week. Situated on the Mill Pond at the entrance to town, the building has been vacant since April when the police department moved into new headquarters behind the public safety building in North Tisbury.

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Taking the Plunge for a Good Cause

Officer Bradley Cortez is one of many Islanders participating in the Cold Water Challenge. Those challenged are asked to jump in cold water to bring awareness to a cause. If they opt not to take a chilly plunge, they can donate money to the charity.

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Root Beer and Dive Boats at Public Safety Open House
Sydney Bender

Beneath a clear blue sky, children scrambled up the steps of fire trucks and parents peeked inside police cruisers at the West Tisbury public safety building open house on Saturday.

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From Pondside to Curbside, West Tisbury Police Embrace New Home
Sydney Bender
The West Tisbury police station has a new address. After two years of planning, the police have moved from their tiny cramped building on the Mill Pond into new headquarters in North Tisbury.
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Officer On Leave for Car Crash Resigns
Sara Brown
Russell Ventura, 39, submitted a letter of resignation to West Tisbury police chief Daniel Rossi on Feb. 13. This week the West Tisbury selectmen accepted Mr. Ventura’s resignation without discussion by a vote of 2-0.
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West Tisbury Officer Facing Charges Following Accident
Olivia Hull
A Falmouth clerk magistrate found probable cause to bring two criminal complaints against Russell R. Ventura, who was off duty when his vehicle hit a tree on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road on the night of Jan. 16. He is on leave without pay from the department.
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