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Published: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 11:35 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 11:35 AM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Update 11:33 a.m. EST Feb. 7: Police in Massachusetts are investigating after authorities said burglars broke into the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was in Minneapolis playing in Super Bowl LII.
According to a heavily redacted police report, the break-in happened at 8:50 p.m., just five minutes after Gronkowski scored his first of two touchdowns at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
“This is Rob Gronkowski calling,” the football player can be heard saying in a recording of the 911 call he made about the incident. “While I was gone, my whole house got robbed – while on the Super Bowl trip, and I just got back.”
According to the police report, burglars were not able to get into Gronkowski's bedroom -- it was found locked and secured. However, items were taken from the his housemates’ bedrooms, and other valuables were stolen from common areas of the home.
Original report: In exclusive video obtained by Boston 25 News, police can be seen responding Monday to Gronkowski’s home in Foxborough, a few miles from Gillette Stadium. In the video, Massachusetts State Police vehicles can be seen parked outside Gronkowski’s home until about 11 p.m.
Gronkowski briefly appeared at the door of his home, but he did not say anything about the investigation.
Boston 25 News obtained a police audio recording of the responding officer talking about the break-in. In it, the officer says that “the homeowner… reports while he was on his trip, his house was broken into.”
The officer also mentions that “multiple safes” and “possible guns” were reported missing after the break-in.
Foxborough police Chief William Baker spoke with reporters outside the police station Tuesday morning and confirmed that Gronkowski’s home was burglarized while he was away in Minnesota.
“I think it’s kind of a tough combination,” he said. “You know, to have suffered this unfortunate loss and then to get home and be a victim of this kind of crime.”
A neighbor spoke with Boston 25 News early Tuesday and said he noticed something unusual Sunday at Gronkowski’s home.
Just interviewed a man who lives near Gronk and came to Foxborough police dept. this morning to give a statement. Hear what the neighbor noticed was odd about the house on #SuperBowl Sunday... only on #Boston25 Morning News at 6:30 a.m.-- https://t.co/S7EPBSAfHf https://t.co/xnZRyQidEM— Michael Henrich (@MichaelHenrich) February 6, 2018
“We went past the house on Sunday, about 12:30-1 p.m., and I happened to notice the gate was ajar, which is very unusual," Tom Savino said. "You never see that gate ajar. So, as a joke, my son and I said, ‘Gee, maybe we should just call the police or something.' Now I’m sort of sorry I didn't."
Gronkowski and the rest of the New England Patriots left for the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Jan. 29, and didn’t return home until around 5 p.m. Monday.
Police declined to release additional information on the burglary as they continue their investigation.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
TROTWOOD — The Montgomery County Coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.
The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:39 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 5:13 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
TODAY: Clear skies this morning, and expect highs to soar into the mid-80s. Sunshine and a few clouds for the day with a very high UV Index with elevated tree and grass pollen counts. A Air Pollution Advisory is in effect today for Butler, Clark, Greene, Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties. Overall dry day and night.
SATURDAY: Some passing clouds with it being very warm and muggy. Highs peak in the upper 80s with a heat index around 90 degrees. Expect sunshine and a few clouds, but we could see a passing shower or storm during the day.
SUNDAY: A mostly dry day with sunshine and a few clouds. Warmer and still muggy with a heat index reaching the low 90s as the actual air temperature peaks around 90 degrees.
MEMORIAL DAY: Sunny and very warm and muggy with highs around 90 degrees. The heat index value reaches in the mid 90s. There’s a very low chance for a shower or storm with most areas being dry. Fun fact: The warmest Memorial Day on record is 95 degrees from 1895!
TUESDAY: A dry start with highs well above normal again. Highs reach in the upper 80s with sun and clouds. There’s a chance for an afternoon pop up storm.
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:45 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:46 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @3:48 a.m.
Four people were injured, including one person who was ejected, when a car fleeing troopers lost control and overturned.
The pursuit started in the area of Shoup Mill Road near Riverside Drive when the car, which was clocked going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone, failed to stop for a trooper, said Ohio State Patrol Sgt. Brent Johnson.
The car accelerated to approximately 90 mph, lost control, drove over the right side the roadway and overturned multiple times in the area of Needmore Road and Frederick Pike, less than a mile from where the pursuit started.
One person was ejected and all four occupants were injured, Johnson said. All were taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
It’s unknown why the car fled.
The driver will likely face fleeing and eluding charges.
A vehicle that fled from troopers early Friday morning has crashed resulting in multiple injuries, according to reports.
The vehicle crashed in the area of Needmore Road and Frederick Pike around 2:30 a.m. Initial reports indicate the vehicle rolled multiple times, and as a many as four people may be injured.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Coroner called to crash, car fire in Trotwood
Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:20 AM
ATLANTA — Residents at Aspire Lenox Park Apartments in Atlanta are wondering what it will take to stop the recent spike in car break-ins at their complex.
“It’s not like they’re breaking into unlocked cars. They’re all locked cars, and it’s just -- there’s no rhyme or reason,” resident Bailey Beckham said.
Atlanta police told WSB 28 cars were targeted, mostly in the parking deck.
“I hadn’t heard that number. I know there were eight the other weekend, but 28 is a lot,” resident Alex King said.
"It's kind of scary because we don’t know why or what's going on or how we're going to stop it. It’s just nerve-racking,” Beckham said.
The break-ins have been especially frustrating for victims like Ryan Colley, who had nothing visible in his car and nothing taken.
“It’s devastating and it hurts because we had to pay out of pocket. Our deductible, of course, and the insurance is $500, and anything below that you have to pay out of pocket,” Colley said.
Residents said they received emails about increased patrols and security, but there are mixed opinions on the results so far.
“They say they’re going to hire some security. I haven’t seen anything yet,” Colley said.
“I guess that's helpful, but I just don’t know how we’re going to stop it if we don't know how many people or where or when,” Beckham said.
“Maybe setting up cameras in the area, so if they don’t catch the people and this continues to happen, at least they have cameras and can find them a little easier,” King said.