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Scituate Police Department
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businesses and visitors by promoting community based policing in
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BEACH ALERT FROM THE TOWN OF SCITUATE
Contact: Stephen Mone, Scituate Harbormaster
Patricia Vinchesi, Town Administrator
On Saturday, August 22, the Scituate Harbormaster and two staff
along with Marianne Long of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
went out to check the new shark receiver installed last month
and located south of the North River off Fourth Cliff. Their
purpose was to upload data that was on the receiver installed by
the Conservancy that was deployed about four weeks ago The
receiver buoy is slated to be checked for data ever few weeks
and this was its first visit. It is not a live feed of data. The
receiver also logs data of other types of tagged fish that pass
within range. Late yesterday the Town was notified that of a
detection, coincidentally just several hours before the data was
The detection was at 5:00 a.m. from a 12' foot great white shark
tagged earlier this summer off Chatham. The shark was last
detected on August 15 off Provinctown.
Beach goers are advised to exercise caution while in the water,
be alert and become familiar with the beach rules and shark
advisory signs posted at all beaches. The Harbormaster and the
new Scituate Police Marine Unit were deployed on extra shifts
Sunday, August 23.
“The buoy was installed because we know that great whitesharks
are moving northward. That's why it is here and its done its
job,” stated Scituate Harbormaster Stephen Mone.
Scituate Town Administrator Patricia Vinchesi stated, “this is
the new norm, and while it is challenging, we were proactive
with our signs, our new police marine unit, and training drills
for lifeguards. If people use common sense and good judgment,
that makes the staff's job easier.”
All residents and visitors are reminded to stay away from areas
where great white sharks have been reported and the
Harbormaster's Office will be monitoring the area. Further
updates will be provided as the situation warrants or dictates.
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Online Crash Reports Now Available
In an effort to provide citizens and
insurance companies with the ability to obtain accurate and
affordable crash reports as quickly as possible, our crash reports
are now available for purchase online.
All online requests for crash reports can be made at
GetCrashReports.com charges a nominal
convenience fee for this service which is added to the cost of the
report. Involved parties
that do not wish to pay the convenience fee can still come to the
police station and pay only the cost of the report.
All questions related to GetCrashReports.com can
be answered by visiting their website
e-mailing them at
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