Driver Killed In Single-Vehicle Truck Accident on Common Street [Video]

Photo: An accident on Common Street involving a box truck left the driver dead The driver of a box truck was killed in an early-morning one-vehicle accident on Common Street on Thursday, March 4. According to Belmont Fire Capt. Rick Nohl, Belmont Police and Fire arrived at the scene near the World War 1 memorial […]

Police, DA Investigating Alleged Fatal Road Rage Incident On Upland Road

Photo: A 54-year-old Hudson, Mass man will be arraigned Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Cambridge District Court charged in an alleged road rage incident that turned deadly on a quiet Belmont side street on Tuesday afternoon. According to a joint announcement by the Belmont Police Department and the Middlesex District Attorney, Dean Kapsalis is facing at […]

Belmont Police Assist In Cambridge Knife Fight Arrest

Photo: Belmont Police assisted in the arrest of a man who stabbed a person. Action by Belmont Police officers led to the arrest of a Boston teen who stabbed a person in Cambridge near the Belmont town line on Friday, Dec. 4. According to a twitter posting by the Cambridge Police Department, a 19-year-old man […]

Suspects In Winn Brook House Breaks Returned To Neighborhood: Belmont Police

Photo: Belmont Police is stepping up patrols in the Winn Brook neighborhood Suspected suspects in a previous house break in the Winn Brook neighborhood were spotted Wednesday by surveillance cameras, according to Belmont Police. On Nov. 11, at approximately 5:05 p.m., two individuals were observed on video cameras in the backyard of a home on […]

Select Board Withdraws Civil Service Article Due To ‘Technical Error’; Others See Folding A Losing Position

Photo: Roy Epstein, Chair of the Select Board In a surprise that no one saw coming, the Belmont Select Board voted unanimously to withdraw its controversial article removing civil service for Belmont’s Police and Fire departments mere minutes before it was to be presented before a contentious Special Town Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Roy […]

Letter To The Editor: Hate Towards Police Is Counterproductive To Encouraging Change – BAR

Photo: Belmont Against Racism Letter to the Editor: Belmont Against Racism (BAR) condemns the verbal abuse of Belmont Police officers by members of the public as reported in the Belmontian on September 14. http://belmontonian.com/featured/belmont-police-officers-increasingly-targeted-with-verbal-abuse-from-the-public/ As Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Hate begets hate, violence begets violence…” We support the Belmont Police Department and have confidence in the […]

Belmont Police Officers Increasingly Targeted With Verbal Abuse From The Public

Photo: Belmont Police officers are coming under increasing abuse from some in the public In the past few months, Belmont Police officers have been receiving an increasing amount of verbal abuse from some members of the public, according to Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac in a report to the Select Board. Officers report they often […]

Belmont PD: Suspect Sought In July McLean Fire

Photo: Administration Building, McLean Hospital (WikiMedia Commons) Belmont Police is seeking information on a suspect who allegedly started a fire at McLean Hospital on Wednesday, July 29. In a press release dated Aug. 5, Belmont Asst. Police Chief Mark Hurley said Belmont 911 received an alarm at 3:03 p.m. for fire and/or smoke in the […]

Letter To The Editor: Chief MacIsaac Discuss George Floyd’s Death And Future Of Trust

Photo: Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac On Thursday, May 28, I received an email from a Belmont resident who, in light of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer, felt it was necessary to ask me a few questions to proactively ensure the safety of Belmont’s minority citizens. I immediately answered the residents email. […]

Belmont Police Names Hurley New Assistant Chief

Photo: Mark Hurley, Belmont PD Assistant Chief The Belmont Police Department announce the promotion of Lt. Mark Hurley to the position of Assistant Police Chief. “His promotion was the first step our plan towards creating a command staff that is invigorated and eager to take on new challenges and ideas,” said Belmont Police Chief James MacIsaac. […]