Phone Threat To Belmont High Result In Increased Police Presence

Photo: Belmont High School. A threatening phone call to Belmont High School resulted in an increased police presence at the school on Thursday, Sept. 26. According to an email to the greater Belmont High community, District Superintendent John Phelan said an unknown person stated “We are coming to get you” to a main office secretary. […]

Search For New Police Chief Starts Inside Department This Week

Photo: Mark Paolillo (left) and James Hicks. Five candidates from within the Belmont Police Department have begun the selection process to become the town’s next Police Chief as the committee established to review the applicants has begun its work this week. The candidates will go before the Police Chief Screening Committee in executive session to […]

Belmont Police Relocates to Temporary HQ at 40 Woodland

Photo: Getting to the temporary location of the Belmont Police HQ. (Belmont Police) The Belmont Police Department relocated to its stopgap headquarters at 40 Woodland St. on Sunday, Aug. 4. The temporary station is located at the bottom of Woodland Street just past the Belmont Water Department building. The entrance to Woodland Street is approximately […]

Nineteen Years Later, Wait’s Over As Town Breaks Ground On Belmont Police HQ’s Renovation

Photo: At the groundbreaking of the (from left); Anne Marie Mahoney, Anthony Ferrante, Stephen Rosales, Michael Smith, Roy Epstein, Police Chief Richard McLaughlin, architect Ted Galante. According to Anne Marie Mahoney, it was early in 2000 when town officials and committee heads created a “wish list” of capital and infrastructure projects around Belmont that “needed […]

Woman Stabbed On Partridge​ Lane; Suspect Caught After Chase Into Cambridge

Photo: The location of the assault in Belmont. A woman was assaulted and stabbed at a home on Partridge Lane this morning, Wednesday, July 17 and a male suspect arrested in Cambridge after a high-speed chase through three communities, according to a press release from the Belmont Police Department. Belmont Assistant Police Chief James MacIsaac […]

Police To Enforce Parking Bylaws Along Lower Belmont Street Starting June 3

Photo: Map of the enforcement area (Belmont Police) The law is coming to the Wild, Wild West of parking known as the lower section of Belmont Street. Due to long-standing complaints of vehicles and commuters habitually ignoring the town’s parking bylaws along the eastern end of the main traffic artery, Belmont Police will begin vigorously […]

Selectmen OKs Fire Chief’s New Contract

Photo: “Your Fire Chief” David Frizzell.  It took some give and take and several executive sessions over the past five months, but on Friday, Feb. 8, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a new contract with the town’s longtime Fire Chief, David Frizzell.  The town now has agreements with both of Belmont public safety heads, having […]

With HQ Under Renovation, Belmont Police Is Seeking A Temporary Home

Photo: The current Belmont Police Headquarters Got an extra room you can spare? How about a spacious backyard that’s available to rent? Than call the Belmont Police because the force will need a place to crash beginning this summer as its nearly 90-year-old headquarters undergoes a comprehensive renovation. That’s the latest from the police brass […]

Two Arrested In Drug Bust On Burnham Street; Fentanyl Seized

Photo: An example of Fentanyl. A significant amount of opioids was seized and two people arrested in a Belmont drug bust Thursday night, Jan. 24. According to Asst. Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac, Belmont Police detectives along with members of the Suburban Middlesex County Drug Task Force arrested Albert Altfeder, 29, of Burnham Street and […]