Category Archives: Police Department

Fisher cat acting oddly


Odd behavior by Fisher Cat on Copperwood Road

This morning Deb and I had an encounter with a fisher cat that did not seem fearful of us at all – it came within about ten feet of me.  My neighbor later told me that it had squabbled with her dog and then peered in their screen door at them.

I alerted Jenny Cronin, the Town of Medfield Animal Control Officer, as the odd behavior made me wonder whether the fisher cat might be rabid.  Jenny said that if you see the fisher cat and know where it is at that moment, call the Medfield Police Department at 508-359-2315, and they can dispatch Jenny to see if she can capture it.

Stuff the truck!

This today from Susan Gorog –

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Don’t forget to Vote and Donate on Monday, June 11!  Food donations will be collected in a DPW truck at the voting polls…help us stuff the truck!

Needed items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, large bottle of juice and juice boxes.

You can also stuff the truck on Tuesday – Saturday, June 12-16 at the Fire/Police station. THANK YOU!


RR crossing at Cottage Street to be replaced ca. 7/4

This follow up, to Mo’s earlier list of scheduled road repairs upcoming this summer by the DPW, in the email below from Chief Meaney:

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Good afternoon,

In addition, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the railroad crossing on Cottage Street over the Fourth of July, exact dates to be determined. This should have minimal impact on traffic.


Chief Bob Meaney

Volunteer for search for new police chief

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Police Chief Search Committee Openings

There are four slots open for residents to serve on the committee that will conduct the search leading to the hiring of the new police chief.  They will serve along with the five members of the fire chief search committee representing particular boards, who will continue on.

Residents interested in serving on the police chief search committee should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Evelyn Clarke ( in the select board’s office before June 12.  The committee’s work is expected to be finished by fall.

Chief Meaney retiring in August

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Medfield Chief of Police, Robert Meaney, told the Board of Selectmen last night that he will be retiring in August.  Chief Meaney counseled selectmen that with Deputy Chief John Wilhelmi already in place there should be no loss of continuity or need, in his opinion, to appoint an interim chief.

The selectmen reconstituted the committee that just finished the search for the new Medfield Fire Department Chief, leading to the hiring of Chief Carrico, to lead the town search to find a new police chief.  The town will also employ the same search consultant firm it has in the past, so that it was projected that a replacement chief will be hired this fall.

Under state statutes, Chief Meaney faced mandatory retirement in July 2019 at age 65.

BoS on 5/22

Agenda and informational materials for the Board of Selectmen meeting on May 22 –  20180522-agenda & information

Board of Selectmen Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall Chenery Meeting Room Tuesday May 22, 2018 @7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) Announcement Disclosure of Video Recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Last day to register to vote in the June 11, 2018 Special Election is May 22. Town Clerk's Office will be open 8:30AM to 8:00PM. You may check your registration status on line at ELECTIONS AND VOTING Citizen Comment Appointments 7:00 PM Police Chief Meaney Discuss conditional offer of employment for a police officer 7:15 PM Christain Donner, Rail Trail Study Committee Discuss committee reappointment Action Item DPW Director Maurice Goulet requests the Selectmen vote to sign the Agreement For Professional Services with BETA Group, Inc. Norwood MA for Route 109 Corridor Improvements Concept Plan, amount $30-35,000. Selectmen are requested to appoint Police Chief Meaney and Deputy Chief of Police Wilhelmi as Records Access Officers for the Police Department Discussion Items Preparation for May 29, 2018 joint meeting with Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee Police Chief Search Licenses and Permits (Consent Agenda) The Gazebo Players of Medfield will perform their summer production of Otfie{(o July 21 and 22, 2018 for the second year at Rocky Woods Reservation. Permission is requested to post signs two weeks prior to promote their seventeenth season Selectmen Report Informational Notice from MllA regarding Medfield's preliminary FY19 contributions/pricing Planning Board Reorganization as of May 7, 2018 From Zoning Board Decisions number 1335 and 1339 Packet of information from Medfield Conservation CommissionPages from 20180522-agenda_Page_2

Mental health information

Last night while attending the Warrant Committee meeting at the Public Safety Building, I picked up one of the relatively new INTERFACE referral cards (a copy of the card appears below).  The Town of Medfield signed on with INTERFACE starting in November, and since then any resident can INTERFACE to get a referral to a mental health professional.  The back of the card lists other mental health resources.

Call the INTERFACE® Helpline 617-332-3666 x1411 or 1-888-244-6843 x1411 WILLIAM JAMES COLLEGE INTERFACE Referral Service Where can you learn about Mental Health Resources in or near your community? How can you access Mental Health Services for all ages? Find answers at the INTERFACE Referral Service. Call Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm to consult with a mental health professional about resources and/or receive personalized, matched referrals. For additional information and resources, please visit interface. wil liam james .edu/ community /medfield. Funding for this valuable service is generously provided by the Medfield Public Schools and the Town of Medfield.Interface cards_Page_2