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Posted on: February 10, 2024

Driver Injured After Crash Into Utility Pole

Truck crashed into utility pole on Whiting St.

Hingham, MA - A driver suffered non-life threatening injures Saturday morning when his truck crossed over several lanes and struck a utility pole on the oncoming side of road. 

The crash happened on February 10, 2024 at 3:31am near 75 Whiting St. ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Senior Fell Victim to Common Scam

Hingham, MA - A 94 year old resident fell victim to a common scam yesterday. After she withdrew money from her bank, but before sending it, she came into the police station with scammer still on the phone.  

On Friday, February 2, 20204 the 94 yea...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Business Break-In Under Investigation

Front door glass shattered & rock on the business floor

Hingham, MA - An overnight break yesterday into a business at the Derby Street Shoppes is under investigation. 

On Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 12:50am Officers responded to a burglar alarm activation at the Lunette Optic store at 92 Derby St. Th...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Calls From Alert Residents Result in Two Arrests

Hingham, MA - Calls from alert residents resulted in the arrest of two people for stealing from numerous unlocked cars. 

On December 31, 2023 at 10:16pm Officers were sent to HMS Fitzroy Dr. in the Hingham Shipyard after residents called to report...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 30, 2023

Drone Locates Unconscious Driver Who Ran From Crash

Wrecked SUV at crash scene on Lincoln St.

Hingham, MA - An unconscious man was found in a wooded area by a police drone after he allegedly fled the scene from a severe crash on Lincoln St. He was transported to the hospital and is being summonsed to court on several charges. 

On Saturday,...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 29, 2023

Resident Nearly Scammed Out of $12K

Hingham, MA - A 79 year old resident fell partially victim to a scam in which she almost lost $12,000 but became suspicious and stopped the transaction. 

On December 18, 2023 a resident reported she received an unsolicited fake email from "Ne...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Driver Ejected During Roll Over Crash

Car rolled over onto its roof after crash on GW Blvd

Hingham, MA - A driver was injured after being ejected during a roll over car crash on George Washington Blvd. Wednesday night. 

On Wednesday December 27, 2023 at approximately 8:21pm Officers responded to a crash on George Washington Blvd. in fro...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 24, 2023

Bomb Threat Forces the Evacuation of Businesses

Hingham, MA - A bomb threat phoned into a retail store on Christmas Eve caused the evacuation of several businesses. Following a search with no devices found, the businesses were reopened. 

On Sunday, December 24, 2023 at 2:55pm Marshalls located ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 9, 2023

Person Found Deceased in Bare Cove Park Along Shoreline

Hingham, MA - A person was discovered deceased today in Bare Cove Park along the Back River. There is no danger to the public. 

On Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2:43pm Officers responded to Bare Cove Park for a report by a passerby of a person on ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

Resident Scammed Out of $100K

Hingham, MA - A resident fell victim to a phone scam that led to him losing almost $100,000. 

On December 2, 2023 an 84 year old Hingham resident said last week he received a call from a man who claimed he was from PayPal. The caller said $100 had...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Road Closures for Annual Christmas in Square Event

Christmas in the Square Event Talbot Store in Snow with lights

There will be road closures with detour routes today (December 1) for the annual Christmas in the Square event in downtown Hingham. Detour routes will be posted. Drivers who use this route as part of a commute or those traveling through should stay on Rou...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Restaurant Comes Through for Veterans on Thanksgiving

Hingham, MA - On Thanksgiving around noon Officers were sent to a group home for Veterans for a call for service. While at the home, Officers learned that due to a mishap the 6 Veterans would not be able to cook the 20 pound turkey as they had planned. Th...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Update-Search Missing/Endangered 14 Year Old Runaway

Update-Missing teen has been located safe in Hingham at 1:20pm on 11/21/23. His name and photo have been removed from this page because he is a minor and is no longer missing. 

Hingham, MA - We are searching for 14 year old (name removed) who ran ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Bomb Threat Sent to Synagogue Prompts Search

Hingham, MA – A bomb threat was emailed to Congregation Sha’aray Shalom in Hingham today. The threat prompted the evacuation of several homes and the closure of Main St. No explosive devices were found. 

On Sunday, November 19,...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Update on Threatening Note Found Near School Property

Hingham, MA - The note found today on a path used by students near the East School has been confirmed not to be an actual threat and there is no danger. The note was part of a game several elementary school students were playing among each other with esca...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 5, 2023

Correction on Update on Fatal Crash Investigation on Rockland St

Hingham, MA – The victim in the fatal crash on Rockland St. involving an electric bicycle and a pickup truck has been identified.   

On Monday, October 30, 2023 at 6:11am Officers responded to reports of a crash involving an ele...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Fatal Crash on Rockland St. Under Investigation

Hingham, MA – A fatal crash on Rockland St. involving an electric bicycle and a pickup truck is currently under investigation. 

On Monday, October 30, 2023 at 6:11am Officers responded to reports of a crash involving an electric bicycle ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2023

Two Senior Resident Scammed Out of Thousands

Hingham, MA - Two senior residents lost thousands in separate scams that began with fraudulent messages that their computer had a virus. In total, they were scammed out of $36,500. 

The first resident, a 76 year old, received a text message in Apr...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Elderly Resident Lost Money in Text/Phone Scam

Hingham, MA - A 95 year old resident lost $2,000 in a scam that started with an unsolicited text message. 

On October 3, 2023 a 95 year old resident received a text message telling him his bank account had been frozen. The message instructed him t...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 30, 2023

Update on Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Whiting Street

Hingham, MA – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle is currently under investigation. 

On Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10:37pm Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle on Whiting St. (Route 53) at the intersectio...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 29, 2023

Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle

Hingham, MA – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle is currently under investigation. 

On Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10:37pm Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle on Whiting St. (Route 53) at the intersectio...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Update on Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle and SUV

Hingham, MA – No charges are being filed in a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV.  

On Monday, September 4, 2023 at 4:50pm Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Beal St. near the interse...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 4, 2023

Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle and SUV

Hingham, MA – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV is currently under investigation. 

On Monday, September 4, 2023 at 4:50pm Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV on Beal St. near the intersection of...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Free Self Defense Class for Female College Students

The Hingham Police Department is proud to again offer a Self Defense Program for female college students. This class is for those women either entering or currently attending college. Students who took the class before are welcome to sign up again to refr...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Senior Couple Victim of Arrested Relative Phone Scam

Hingham, MA - A couple fell victim yesterday to a common phone scam known as the "Arrested Relative Scam" and lost $24,000.  

On August 1, 2023 the Hingham residents, ages 82 and 78, received a call earlier in the day from a distraught w...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Vehicle Owner Arrested for Possession of Firearm Without Being Licensed

Hingham, MA – A man was arrested for possession of a firearm without a license following a crash on Thursday. 

On Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 9:04pm Officers responded to a two vehicle crash on Beal St. During the crash investigation, Off...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Attempted ATM Theft Overnight

Hingham, MA – Two men are being sought following an attempted ATM theft overnight. The suspects drove away as Officers arrived. Following a short pursuit, they abandoned their vehicle behind a house and ran.   

On July 28, 2023 ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

Resident Victim of Phone Gift Card Scam

Hingham, MA - A 77 year old resident fell victim to a phone scam in which he was instructed to purchase several gift cards at several stores. 

On July 21, 2023 the resident told Officers he received a call the day before from a man claiming to be ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Senior Citizen Victim of Lottery Winning Phone Scam

Hingham, MA - An 84 year old resident fell victim to a lottery phone scam in which he lost $24,000. 

On July 20, 2023 the resident reported the scam to police. The resident said he began receiving calls in June that he had won a million dollars an...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: May 1, 2023

Statement From Chief David Jones Regarding Officer Charged With Crime

An incident occurred in Stoneham in December of 2022 involving one of our personnel, Officer Joel Salituri. This agency is fully cooperating with the Stoneham Police Department and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Arrest Made After Threats At Local Shopping Plaza

Hingham Police make arrest after threats made toward local business displaying Pride flag.

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Hingham Police Investigating Armed Robbery

richdale food robbery

Hingham Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday afternoon (3/22/23). The robbery happened at Richdale Food Shops located at 185 Lincoln Street at around 2:00pm. The suspect entered the store and brandished a semi-automatic pistol...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Phone Threat for High School Unfounded

Hingham, MA – A threat was phoned in today directed at Hingham High School. Several Officers were already nearby searched the school and surrounding area and found no threat. The phone call is similar to threats made to numerous Massachusetts sc...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Driver Arrested for Operating to Endanger

Hingham, MA – A driver was arrested for operating to endanger after being stopped for allegedly driving over 100 mph on Lincoln St. (Route 3A) Tuesday. This is the same street where a fatal crash took place two days earlier in which speed was a contributi...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 5, 2023

Updated Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Lincoln Street

***Updated February 13, 2023 The driver of the BMW was Christopher J. Clark, age 59, of Carver, MA.*** 

Hingham, MA – Police are investigating a single car fatal crash that occurred on Lincoln Street (Route 3A) at the intersection of Shi...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: February 3, 2023

Overnight Suspicious Activity Liberty Pole Neighborhood

Hingham, MA - Suspicious activity overnight in Liberty Pole neighborhood where two people were spotted in a driveway at 4:45am near a car and ran away when spotted. 

On February 3, 2023 at 4:45am a resident of Hitching Post Lane (in the Liberty Po...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Statement from Police Chief David Jones Regarding the Death of Tyre Nichols

Hingham, MA - The tragic death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police officers is appalling and inexcusable. Our thoughts go out to Mr. Nichols’s family, friends and the Memphis community.

The actions by those officers and the officers who failed to interv...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Housebreak Under Investigation

Hingham, MA - Police are investigating a housebreak on Adams Court in which the rear door was forced open, rooms were ransacked and numerous items were stolen. 

The residents left the home on at 1:00pm on December 29 and returned home at 3:00pm on...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Elderly Resident Scammed in Grandparent Scam

Hingham, MA - An elderly resident fell victim to the common "Grandparent Scam" yesterday and was scammed out of $26,000. 

On Tuesday December 20, 2022 the 87 year old resident received a phone call from an unfamiliar phone number. The ca...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Large Police Presence in Park for Missing Person

Hingham, MA – The large police presence today in and around Bare Cove Park was part of the search for a missing person. Police located the person deceased alone inside the Park. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted the case. The...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Car Stolen As Owner Unloaded Groceries

Hingham, MA - A car was stolen Saturday from in front of a home on New Bridge St. as the owner unloaded groceries. It was found with front end damage in Rockland that night. 

On Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 8:57am a resident of New Bridge St. par...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Broad Cove Road

Hingham, MA – Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Broad Cove Rd. (Rte. 3A) Wednesday afternoon.    

On Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 4:10pm Officers responded to the area of 61 Broad Cove Rd. (Rte. 3A) for a report o...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Man Arrested for Breaking Into Cars in Driveways

Hingham, MA - A man was arrested Saturday following an investigation into overnight thefts from unlocked cars. Detectives obtained a search warrant and recovered the stolen items inside a Weymouth home. 

On Saturday, September 10, 2022 a resident ...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Police Seeking Bank Robbery Suspect

The suspect in a robbery standing at teller counter

Hingham, MA - Police are looking for a man who robbed the Rockland Trust Bank Saturday just before noon. The man passed a note to a teller and was given money. No weapon was involved.

On Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11:44am a man walked into the Rockland Tru...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Passing of Active Duty U.S. Marine Sgt. Matthew P. Partyka

Director of Veterans' Services Keith Jermyn and the Town of Hingham regret to announce the passing of Active Duty U.S. Marine Sgt. Matthew P. Partyka.

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Town of Hingham Welcomes Aileen Walsh as Full-Time Community Crisis Response Clinician

Aileen Walsh Community Crisis Response Clinician

Town Administrator Tom Mayo and Police Chief David Jones are pleased to announce the hiring of the Hingham Police Department’s new full-time Community Crisis Response Clinician

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Hingham Asks Residents to Contribute to 'Exceptional Needs Registry'

Town of Hingham

Tom Mayo, Town  Administrator

210 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Media Contact: Matthew Reid Phone: 781-428-3299 Email: ma...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Head-On Crash Leads To Charges

On Sunday March 20, 2022 Hingham Officers responded to the area of 28 George Washington Blvd for a report of a motor vehicle crash.   Arriving Officers discovered a Ram pickup and Kia Sportage both with heavy front end damage in the roadway.

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Detectives Arrest Man Stealing From Elderly Veteran

Hingham, MA- Detectives arrested a Weymouth man following an investigation into the theft of $3,850 from an elderly Veteran.

On February 9, 2022 the Hingham Police were made aware of an ongoing theft where the victim’s checks were being fraudulently cashed...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Driver Arrested After Crashing into Cruiser

Front End Damage of Car After Crash

Hingham, MA - A driver was arrested Saturday after crashing into the back of a stopped police cruiser. There were no injuries. 

On Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:47pm an Officer in a marked police cruiser was stopped in traffic on Whiting St. (R...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Concerns Regarding National Threats on Social Media

Hingham, MA - The Hingham Police and the Hingham Schools are aware of the posts on social media (TikTok) regarding school shootings in other areas of the United States. We do not believe there is any local credible threat or connection to our schools.

As a...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Social Media Post by Student Under Investigation

Middle School photo (12)

Hingham, MA -  Today Officers arrived at the Hingham Middle School at approximately 7:30am after we were made aware of a social media group chat between students. In working with the school administration, the student was located and it was quick...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: August 1, 2021

Driver Arrested After Brief Pursuit on Flat Tires

Hingham, MA - A 20 year old Randolph man was arrested Friday after leading police on a brief pursuit that ended when a Sergeant struck the car in an attempt to disable after it drove on two flat tires, all over the road and over a sidewalk fully out of co...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Car Crashes Into Occupied House/No Injuries

Car crashed into the front of a home on North St.

Hingham, MA - A car drove off the road and into a house this morning on North St. The occupants inside the house and the driver were not injured. A portion of North St. was closed but has since reopened.  

On July 15, 2021 at 6:35am Officers respo...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Senior Resident Scammed Out of Thousands

Hingham, MA - An 86 year old resident fell victim to a series of phone scams over a two week period and lost at least $42,000.

On July 12, 2021 the family of the 86 year old resident said she had fallen victim to a several telephone scams over the last two...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Update from Report of Child Approached

     This is an update from the report we received yesterday (June 4, 2021) that a man in a car attempted to grab a ten year old boy. The incident was first reported to us in our front lobby about 15-20 minutes afterwards. The m...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Fatal Crash Involving Motorcycle and Truck

Hingham, MA – A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a truck is currently under investigation. 

On Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:01pm Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck at the intersection of M...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Man Arrested Following Brief Pursuit and Crash

Crashed car on the roof following pursuit in Quincy

Hingham, MA – A Brockton man was arrested after he drove away from police during a traffic stop. The man led police on a brief pursuit which was called off when it reached an excessive speed. A short time later the car crashed in Quincy. &nb...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Detectives Arrest Man in Large Theft from Building under Renovation

Hingham, MA – Detectives arrested a Plymouth man following an investigation into a theft from a building under renovation in which over $63,000 worth of copper, wiring and tools were stolen. 

On March 1, 2021 at 6:30am police were sent t...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Deputy Police Chief Ryan O'Shea Sworn In

Deputy Chief Ryan O'Shea Being Sworn In

On March 15, 2021 Lt. Ryan O'Shea was promoted to Deputy Police Chief in a limited ceremony. Chief David Jones welcomed a small group of family & fellow Officers to the swearing in. Deputy Chief O'Shea was sworn in outside Hingham To...

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Hingham Police Department News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Phone Scammers Claim to Be Police Chief to Steal Thousands from Resident

Hingham, MA – A Hingham couple fell victim to a phone scam in which the scammer claimed to be the Hingham Police Chief. The scammer altered the caller ID to display the Hingham Police phone number. The residents lost $17,000 after purchasing gift cards fr...

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