The Wellesley Police Department will be holding its annual Officer Savage 5K Memorial Road Race on Sunday, May 7, 2017 starting at 11am.
The event starts and ends at Babson College on Forest Street. There is plenty of free parking on site.
The first 300 registered runners each receive a long-sleeved t-shirt. There is a free fun run for children 10 and under starting at 10am.
The event, organized by the Wellesley Police Department, is always a fun family-oriented affair that attracts runners of all abilities, including those from local police forces and academies.
A free cookout will be held after the run. Questions can be directed to Sergeant Scott Showstead at 781-235-1212.
A dog named Leika was rescued by a construction worker after the pooch fell through thin ice on the Charles River near Route 9/Route 128.
The dog, let loose by its owner, went into the Charles from the Needham side of the river, according to Wellesley Police. The owner, from Newton, fell into the river too while trying to rescue the dog, but the owner was able to get back to the shoreline. A nearby construction worker went in after the dog from the Wellesley side and got her out. The Wellesley Police and Fire Departments, the Newton Police and Fire Departments, and the State Police all responded to the incident.
The construction worker was taken to Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a precaution.
Wellesley has seen numerous dog rescue attempts along the Charles in recent years (Deja vu: Wellesley Fire, Police departments rescue another dog from the icy Charles River and Wellesley firefighters, police save dog from icy Charles River)
34-year Wellesley Police Department veteran Jack Pilecki on Monday was officially sworn in as WPD’s chief, replacing Terrence Cunningham, who held the post for 17 years. Pilecki begins the new job on Feb. 6.
Gov. Charlie Baker stopped by the Wellesley Town Hall to officially congratulate Deputy Chief Pilecki prior to him being sworn in as the next Chief of Police.
Pilecki joined the Wellesley force in 1983 and served as a patrolman until 1992, when he was appointed as the department’s court prosecutor. In 1997, Pilecki was promoted to sergeant, where he supervised the evening and overnight shifts in the patrol division. In 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and commanded the entire patrol division as well as the Emergency Communication Center. In 2013, Pilecki was promoted to Deputy Chief.
Deputy Chief Pilecki will become Wellesley’s 9th Chief of Police since the department’s inception in 1893.
The Wellesley Police Department shared these photos on social media of a couple of officers helping a senior citizen get back on track. She’d been shopping on Linden Street, and became disoriented when looking for the train station. Thank you, WPD.
— Wellesley Police (@WellesleyPolice) January 26, 2017