Noah Asimow
Edgartown police were led on a car chase that snaked through Upper Main Street and ended in the town cemetery on Thursday morning with an arrest, a vehicle tow and a few toppled tombstones — but no injuries.
Edgartown Police


In a short but heartfelt ceremony Monday, Edgartown police officer James (Jamie) Craig was promoted to sergeant. A nearly 30-year veteran of the force, Sergeant Craig is also a fifth-generation Islander.


Island police responded to a car driving into a tennis court, a malfunction at the Lagoon Pond drawbridge and a bike accident over the long Columbus Day weekend.

Island police responded to a number of drunk driving incidents over the weekend. In Oak Bluffs there were two separate arrests for operating under the influence.

Police chief Bruce McNamee said good samaritans, police officers, firefighters and paramedics saved a man’s life after a medical emergency caused him to crash his car Friday morning.

I am the moderator of the Federated Church and would like to thank the Edgartown fire and police departments for their prompt attention to a potentially dangerous situation that arose in our church recently. While the Martha’s Vineyard Museum was preparing for their annual meeting in our Meetinghouse late Monday afternoon, the fire alarms went off. The Edgartown police and fire personnel showed up promptly to assess the situation and make sure there was no fire hazard. The fire personnel inspected every corner of the Meetinghouse and Parish House and found nothing amiss.

The driver of a Vineyard Transit Authority bus that struck two pedestrians on Church street in Edgartown last month will face no charges, Edgartown police said.