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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Two Officers Injured After Being Attacked by Man at Job Site

Hingham, MA – Two Officers were injured Thursday after being attacked by a man who refused to leave a job site. The man and two Officers were transported to the hospital. All were treated and released. The man was arrested and faces several char...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Update-Incident Resolved With Man Who Spoke to Girl Yesterday

Update-We identified this man and met with him. He lives in the same neighborhood, was making conversation as he walked, and did not mean to frighten anyone. We are satisfied this has been resolved. 

Original information is below:

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Police Seek to Talk to Man Who Spoke With Girl Near Bus Stop

Hingham, MA - Police received a report of a man who spoke with a 12 year old after she got off the school bus today. The man did not say anything inappropriate but the encounter caused the girl to be nervous and call her parents immediately. Officers are ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Hingham Police Participating in "Home Base No Shave" Program

Home Base No Shave Logo

Hingham, MA - The Hingham Police Department will be participating in the "Home Base No Shave" campaign. Home Base is a program of Massachusetts General Hospital and The Red Sox Foundation that helps Veterans and their families to heal from invis...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Scam Call Claiming to be Hingham Police

Hingham, MA - A resident received a scam phone call seeking their Social Security number from someone claiming to from the Hingham Police yesterday. Remember, no police department, government agency or legitimate caller would ever call asking for your per...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Bomb Threats Phoned into Linden Ponds Senior Community

Hingham, MA – A senior living community received bomb threats by phone on Monday. The residents sheltered in place while Officers and K9’s searched the campus but no devices were found. 

On Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:00am t...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Boys Find Possible Gun in Woods and Tell Parent

BB Gun (bottom) Found Compared to Actual Gun (top)

Hingham, MA - Several boys playing at a baseball field found what they believed to be a gun. They did the right thing, they didn't touch it and instead told a parent who called 9-1-1. Officers determined it was actually a BB gun that was the same shape an...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Newly Designed Pink Patch Project Patch for 2020

HPD - 2020 New Pink Patch

We are excited to announce our newly updated Pink Patch Project patch for 2020. It is similar to our updated regular shoulder patch except this has raised ghost ribbons in the background. We still a supply of Pink K9 Unit and Pink Patches from last year a...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Residents Wake to Find Man Inside Home

Hingham, MA – A man entered a home overnight while the residents were sleeping. They residents heard noises, called out, and saw a man run out their front door. Their purse was stolen. 

On Monday, September 14, 2020 at 3:20am the residen...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Third Offense Drunk Driving Arrest After Daytime Traffic Stop

Hingham, MA – A Scituate man was arrested on repeat drunk driving charges after initially not pulling over for police Thursday afternoon.  

On September 10, 2020 at 3pm an Officer was on Free St. in response to neighborhood complaints of...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Two Face Charges After Stealing and Defacing Flag

Hingham, MA – Two Hingham men are being charged with stealing and defacing a blue line flag from a home and posting a video of it on social media. One of the men is also being charged with tearing off a blue line flag sticker off a parked car an...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Break Into Business Through Holes Cut in Roof

Hingham, MA – A business was broken into where the suspect(s) cut the phone lines and cut holes in the roof to enter the building. 

On Saturday August 15, 2020 at 7:15am Officers responded to the BP gas station at 4 Whiting Street for a ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Suspects Break into ATM Using Stolen Truck

Hingham, MA – Several men broke into a drive-up ATM Sunday morning using a stolen truck. After the theft, the men were confronted by a resident and one suspect showed a gun. The men fled before police arrived. 

On Sunday August 9, 2020 a...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Child in Crosswalk Struck by Vehicle

Hingham, MA – A child was suffered serious injuries after being struck by car while crossing the street in a crosswalk Wednesday. The child was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital.

On Wednesday August 6, 2020 at 5:31pm Officers responded ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Woman Arrested After Assaulting Police

Hingham, MA – A 28 year old Dorchester woman was arrested after she assaulted and injured an Officer.

On Monday July 6, 2020 at 8:36pm Officers were sent to the parking lot of the Hingham Yacht Club, 211 Downer Avenue, for a report that a driver...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Person Surrenders After Standoff with Police

Hingham, MA – A person was arrested overnight after a standoff with police following a domestic disturbance.

On July 2, 2020 at 10:11pm Officers responded to a domestic dispute at a home in the area of the Hingham Public Library.  The vi...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Man Faces Numerous Firearms Related Charges

Hingham, MA – A 20 year old Hingham man faces numerous firearms related charges after Detectives and a SWAT Team executed a search warrant at his home Wednesday morning. 

Hingham Detectives began an investigation after receiving a tip of...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Statement of Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson Regarding the Death of George Floyd

Statement of Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson Regarding the Death of George Floyd:

Chief Glenn Olsson and the men and women of the Hingham Police Department, along with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chief...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Update on HPD Services and accessibility.

The Hingham Police Department is committed to providing as close to same level of service that you have come to expect from us with some restrictions. We will maintain the same staffing levels and continue to respond to all emergencies and calls for servi...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory COVID-19 update

Hingham Health Department Health Advisory

COVID-19 update as of 3/15/20 @ 5:44pm

The Hingham Health Department has been notified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) that a Hingham r...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Police Investigating Incident of Cemetery Headstones Knocked Over

Hingham, MA – Police are investigating an incident where several cemetery headstones were knocked over in the Hingham Cemetery on 12 South St.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 1:10pm Officers responded to a report that several headstones had been k...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Two Arrested After Driver Flees From Traffic Stop

Hingham, MA – A woman was arrested Thursday morning after driving away from a traffic stop then jumping out of the car and running away. A male passenger was also arrested. 

On Thursday February 13, 2020 at 9:40am Traffic Officer Bryan L...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Traffic Stop Results in Drug Charges and Cash Seized

Hingham, MA – A traffic stop for speeding resulted in the driver being arrested for drug charges and cash seized.

On Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:14pm Traffic Officer Scott Tracey was monitoring traffic on Broad Cove Road (Route 3A) when he stop...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 25, 2020

Man Arrested After Shooting At SWAT Officers

Hingham, MA – A Hingham man was arrested Saturday after barricading himself in his apartment and shooting at SWAT Officers. No one was injured. After over three hours of negotiations, the man gave himself up and was arrested without further inci...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Driver Arrested After Driving Into the Rear of Police Station

Hingham, MA – A driver was arrested for repeat impaired driving after she drove into the rear parking lot of the police station. While attempting to park her vehicle it struck the building but did not cause damage. She then attempted to enter the police s...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Man Walks Out of Store Carrying Clothing In Front of Police Car

Hingham, MA- A man walked out of a store carrying $4,500 worth of clothing directly in front of a passing cruiser. The man dropped the clothing and ran but was arrested a short distance away. The man also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.&n...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Evening House Break on Harbor View Drive

Hingham, MA - A home was broken into Saturday night on Harbor View Drive. The rear door had been forced open and items were stolen from a bedroom.

On October 19, 2019 at 8:10pm Officers responded to a home on Harbor View Drive in response to a residential ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Man Charged With Breaking into Restaurant

Hingham, MA – A Yarmouth Port man was arrested Friday for allegedly breaking into a restaurant. The man fled on foot and was tracked into the woods by a Sheriff’s Department K9. He was also charged with possession of several drugs incl...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Driver Discards Drugs at Scene Following Crash

Hingham, MA – A 58 Hull man was arrested after being involved in a crash last Tuesday. At the scene he told Officers he had thrown a bag of crack cocaine under his truck after the crash. He admitted to have just smoked crack. Both he and the oth...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

K9 Tracks Woman Who Broke Into Occupied Home

Hingham, MA – A 36 year old Quincy woman was arrested for breaking into an occupied home Friday. The resident confronted the woman in the house and she left taking items from the house with her. A police K9 tracked the woman hiding in bushes on ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Driver Injured After Truck Drives Into Occupied Building

Truck Crash Into Building 8/21/19

 

Hingham, MA – A 69 year old Brockton man was the only person injured Tuesday after his truck drove off the road and struck the side of an occupied business. Just before the crash numerous motorists called 9-1-1 reporting the truck driving errati...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Woman Falls Victim to Arrested Relative Phone Scam

Hingham, MA – A 77 year old Hingham woman fell victim to a common phone scam known as the “Arrested Relative Scam”. She purchased $5,000 worth of gift cards and gave the card numbers to the scammers.

On July 26, a 77 year old ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Driver Arrested for Third Offense Drunk Driving After Crash

Hingham, MA – A Weymouth man was arrested for third offense (felony) drunk driving after a noontime crash Tuesday. Seventeen opened bottles of vodka were found in his vehicle. 

On July 9, 2019 at 11:55am Officers responded to two car cra...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Charges Sought Against Parents for “Social Host Law” Violations

Hingham, MA – Charges have been filed against parents in two separate house parties after Officers respond to two unrelated disturbances Saturday night. The charges include violations of the “Social Host Law”.

On June 15, 2019...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Resident Observed Man Attempt to Enter Car in Driveway

A resident saw a man attempt to enter an unlocked car in his driveway overnight. The resident scared him away before anything was taken. 

On Friday, May 2, 2019 at 12:15am a resident on Bel Air Drive noticed his driveway motion light turned on. He...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Drugs and Cash Seized Following Traffic Stop

Hingham, MA – A Mattapan man faces additional charges after initially being arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs following traffic stop Saturday morning. Officers later found a large amount of cash and suspected cocaine in his und...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Two Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Mail from Post Office Mailbox

Recovered Stolen US Mail

Hingham, MA – Two men were arrested overnight for allegedly stealing deposited mail out of the U.S. Post Office mailbox outside the Hingham Post Office.   

On Friday, March 29, 2019 at 3:10am Sgt. Nicholas Smith was on patrol in...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Police Warn of Officers Name Being Used in Online Scams

Hingham, MA – Police are warning that an Officers name and photos are being fraudulently used on social media and on a dating site to scam money from victims. The scammer(s) have been seeking money wired to them and personal credit card informat...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Old Hand Grenade Removed by Bomb Squad

Hingham, MA – Family members found old hand grenade while clearing out apartment Monday and moved it outside. It was picked up by the State Police Bomb Squad. 

On January 7, 2019 at 4:05pm Officers were sent to Linden Ponds (a gated seni...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 22, 2018

Reminder of Residents Losing Money in Scams

Reminder after several residents scammed out of money last several weeks. Please share with relatives, especially the senior population.

An 83 year old woman received a call that her “grandson” had been arrested and needed bail money. S...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Businesses Receive Emailed Bomb Threats

Two businesses reported that they received bomb threats by email today. The threats were later determined not to be credible.

On December 13, 2018 at 1:10pm a law firm at 1 Derby Street reported an email bomb threat. At 1:27pm a private investigation firm ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 3, 2018

ATM Machine Broken Into

ATM Broken Into November 28 2018 A

ATM Machine Broken Into  

Hingham, MA – Detectives are investigating a break into an ATM machine in which the cash was stolen.

At Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 6am, a customer attempted to use the ATM machine in Anchor Plaza on Lincoln S...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Two Arrested Following Drug Investigation

Hingham, MA – Two men were arrested last week following a drug investigation which resulted in the sale of fentanyl to a police officer. Following the arrests, cocaine, cash and the car were seized.

On November 20, 2018 Hingham Police Detectives,...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Packages Stolen From Front Door/Some Recovered

Today, November 14, 2018, a witness reported seeing a man remove a package from a front door of a home on Wompatuck Road in the Crow Point neighborhood. Officers were also able to recover empty packages in the neighborhood. They also found some items that...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Daytime House Break on Upper Gardner St.

Police are investigating a house break today in the 300 block of Gardner St. 

On October 23, 2018 at 2:30pm a resident of Gardner St. (near Winfield Rd.) arrived home from school and saw the back door had been kicked in. The resident did not enter...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Phone Calls About Gun Prompt High School Lockdown

Two
phone calls claiming a student had a firearm in the school led to a lockdown atHingham High School today. After a search, no firearms were found, and police
believe the calls were not credible. <_o3a_p>

OnMonday, October 1, 2018 around 9am the Hingham Hi...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 18, 2018

Overnight Restaurant Break In

Hingham, MA – Police are investigating a break into a South Hingham restaurant that occurred Sunday morning. 

On September 16, 2018 at 6:15am Officers were sent to the Scarlet Oak Tavern on Main Street (Route 228) after employees arrivin...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct in Athletic Field Parking Lot

A
Hingham man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a police received acomplaint that a man was exposing himself in his car in a youth athletic field
and public park parking lot.  <_o3a_p>

OnAugust 22, 2018 at 3:32pm Officers were dispatch...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 2, 2018

Elderly Resident Falls Victim to “Grandparent Phone Scam”

An
elderly Hingham woman fell victim to the “Grandparent Phone Scam” and wasscammed out of $1,000.00.
 

On
August 8, 2018 at 10:00am an Officer was dispatched to meet the 85 year oldHingham resident about a scam. She explained she received a ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Police Investigating Report of Man Exposing Himself In Library

Police are investigating a report a man exposed himself in front of a
patron inside the Hingham Public Library Monday afternoon.<_o3a_p>

OnAugust 20, 2018 at 2:48pm Officers were dispatched to the Hingham Public Library
at 66 Leavitt Street for a report that a...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2018

Man Arrested for Disseminating and Possession of Child Pornography

Hingham,
MA – A Hingham man was arrested today following an investigation and chargedwith disseminating child pornography and possession of child pornography. <_o3a_p>

On June 1,
2018 Hingham Detectives were contacted by Cohasset Detectives after the...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Man Arrested After Allegedly Pointing Gun at Man in Park

A manwas arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun and punched a man inside Bare
Cove Park after a dispute that began over marijuana. The man was arrestedinside the 484 acre park hours later after being located by a SWAT team. 

<_o3a_p>

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Tuesday, J...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Investigation of Incident of Cookies With Marijuana at School

Police are investigating an incident where a
student brought cookies containing marijuana to school and distributed them toseveral other students. <_o3a_p>

<_o3a_p>On
January 11, 2018, Officers were sent to the South Shore EducationalCollaborative School at 75 Abing...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 13, 2017

Threats to Kill Email Scam Attempts

Hingham- Another form of a scam by email were reported to us this week by residents. Two female residents, one 49 and one 75, reported opening emails in which they received death threats unless they paid using Bitcoins. 

Both residents recognized ...

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Hingham Police Department News