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Break happened at 40 Needham Street


Men use knives in Sunoco robbery


Wegman’s reports pricey stolen bottles


Men accused in shooting death of Tyler Zanco
Murder of high school senior stuns Waltham


The crash in the westbound lanes in Newton backed up traffic on both sides Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

The crash in the westbound lanes in Newton backed up traffic on both sides Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)


Crews respond to Dedham Street incident


Tyler Zanco, 17, found shot in parking lot last week

Middlesex DA

WALTHAM, Mass. — Police said they are looking for two men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a Waltham high school student last week.

Tyler Zanco, 17, of Waltham, was found shot in a Waltham parking lot on Middlesex Circle at about 10 p.m. on March 20. He was taken to Newton Wellesley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson said Domingo Mendes, 22, of Belmont, is wanted on charges of murder, possession of a firearm and conspiracy to violate drug laws.Murder of high school senior stuns Waltham

Mendes is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Taylor Poulin, 21, of Newton, is wanted on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlicensed possession of a firearm and conspiracy to violate drug laws, police said.

Poulin is described as white, 6 feet tall and weighing 220 pounds. He may be driving a black 2002 Ford Explorer.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the men is urged to call Waltham police at 781-314-3607 or Massachusetts State Police detectives at 781-897-6600.


Vehicle break-ins reported in Newton, Sudbury

Newton Police Department

NEWTON, Mass. — Newton police are searching for a car that may be connected to recent break-ins.

Police said there have been vehicles that were broken into in Newton and Sudbury, and they’re looking for the owner or driver of a vehicle that may be connected to the crimes.

Newton police said they’re looking for a Mercedes Benz with Florida plates.

Anyone with information about the vehicle, owner or driver is asked to call the Newton Police Department Detective Bureau at 617-796-2104.


At least 2 planes report lasers pointed them

NEWTON, Mass. — An investigation is underway after police said lasers were pointed at planes flying over Newton Tuesday evening.

Police said officials from the Federal Aviation Administration notified them that around 7:45 p.m., crews on-board at least two planes flying over the Newton-area reported green lasers being pointed at them.

Police said they have been searching parks in the Newton and Watertown areas, but have not found anything.


Electrical service now restored 

NEWTON, Mass. — Power has been restored to more than 200 people who lost electricity Friday afternoon when a manhole exploded on a busy street in Newton.

The explosion occurred in front of the Farm Grill & Rotisserie on Needham Street in Newton before 5 p.m.

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“It shook like a time bomb went off,” an employee with Farm Grill said. “We thought something blew up.”

No one was hurt, but photos showed large chunks of rock and other debris on the road.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

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