Roundup of breaking news: Vehicle related thefts and hiring updates on police chief and town planner

Above: Secure your vehicles and valuables! There has been a string of vehicle break-ins, plus a vehicle theft. (photo from SPD’s Facebook page)

I had prescheduled a few posts per day for the next few days, allowing me to spend time with the family. Unfortunately, news doesn’t want to wait on my schedule to break. So. . .

This is just a quick roundup some of the news that broke earlier today:

Vehicle related thefts alert from Southborough Police Department

The Southborough Police warn about a vehicle theft, plus string of vehicle break-ins. This was posted on their Facebook page this morning.

[We] have just experienced a string of motor vehicle break-ins on Valley Road and Meadow Lane. We are also investigating a stolen motor vehicle that was taken from a Boston Road residence. These incidents call for a quick reminder to all of our residents- Please make sure to LOCK and SECURE your homes, vehicles, and other personal property. Also, please remove all loose valuables (that could be easily carried away) from your vehicles. An expensive electronic device left in plain view inside your vehicle, will increase the chances of your vehicle being broken into. We have increased police patrols throughout the town, but we are also asking our residents to take notice of any suspicious behavior. Please be vigilant in reporting any and all suspicious behavior as soon as possible, and please share this information with other residents. Thank you.

Southborough selectmen pick firm for police chief searchfrom The Metrowest Daily News:

Selectmen Monday selected Yarmouth firm BadgeQuest as its consultant to find a replacement for retiring Police Chief Jane Moran.

Town Administrator Mark Purple said the board made the unanimous selection at a brief meeting Monday morning. The amount of the contract is $13,900, he said.

Purple said the board would like to have a new chief on a little while before or at least by the time Moran retires in mid-November. (read more)

Southborough board posts, cancels meeting on town plannerfrom The Metrowest Daily News:
The Planning Board Monday cancelled a meeting it had posted for tonight in which it apparently had intended to interview finalists for town planner, officials confirmed. (read more)

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