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Cambridge Police to Host Community Meetings

Get to know your local police sergeants at two community meetings.
Get to know your local police sergeants at two community meetings. Image via Instagram @CambridgePolice.

The Cambridge Police Department has announced two community meetings to discuss crime and safety concerns with neighbors. The first meeting will take place next Monday, October 21 at 7:00pm at the Peabody School in North Cambridge (70 Rindge Ave.). The second meeting is scheduled for the following evening, Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30pm at the King Open School in East Cambridge* (850 Cambridge St.).

Each meeting will be hosted by a CPD sergeant assigned to the neighborhood, so you’ll be speaking with the people who walk the beat on your street. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Dan Riviello, the CPD’s Director of Communication, at 617-349-3237 or email him at pio@cambridgepolice.org.

*Longtime Cantabrigians are well aware that “East Cambridge starts at the tracks,” and the King School is technically in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood.

Stabbing on Hurley St., Police Seeking Information

Early this morning, Cambridge Police responded to a reported stabbing on Hurley St. near Sciarappa St. This incident appears to have occurred between two acquaintances who were involved in an argument. The victim was transported to a hospital with what the police are calling serious injuries, and a suspect has been arrested and charged. If you or anyone you know has any information on this crime, please contact the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300. You can always report tips anonymously by phone, text, or email.

MIT Police Officer Shot

Tonight, a member of the MIT campus police force was shot on Vassar St. A short time ago, Middlesex Acting District Attorney Michael Pelgro and Cambridge Police Chief Robert Haas announced that the officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and despite the efforts of emergency responders, the officer was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

On a day that began with our community coming together to mourn the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, it’s deeply saddening to learn of another senseless act of violence. The thoughts and prayers of the MIT and Cambridge communities are with the fallen officer and the officer’s family and friends.

An investigation is underway, and I implore anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300. You can also send anonymous tips to the CPD by phone at 617-349-3359 or by text at 847411 (for text tips, be sure to begin your message with “Tip650”). You can find the Department’s anonymous e-mail form here.