Chilmark Police

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.

New Chilmark Police Chief Begins Tenure

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.

One Wild Turkey, Four Gunshots Lead to Three Assault Charges

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.

Coast Guard Is Ready to Grow at Menemsha; Chilmark Police to Move

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.