New hires in the Canton Police Department have been increasing vehicle stops leading to arrests, according to Deputy Chief Helena Findlen.
Over the weekend, three people were arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, and a fourth was arrested and charged with possession of a Class E drug, according to police reports.
“There are a lot of exciting changes happening and we should be hiring again most likely,” Findlen said Wednesday.
During the early morning Friday, Aug. 16, officer Timothy Taylor stopped Roberto T. Ruden-McDonough, 31, of Dedham for going 75 mph in a 45-mph zone on Turnpike Street and found that he had been operating under the influence of alcohol, police said.
The next night, police said, Sergeant Joseph Sileasi pulled over Kenneth H. Vickers, 43, of Dorchester on York Street for driving into the oncoming lane. Sileasi allegedly found that Vickers had been operating under the influence.
On Sunday, Aug. 18, just before 2 a.m., Officer Ryan Seviar pulled over Daniel Charles Foster, 30, of Weymouth for a suspended license. Foster was also determined to have been under the influence of alcohol, according to police.
Later that morning, Police pulled over Lawrence Anthony Natale, 49, of Dorchester and charged him with possession of a Class E drug along with several motor vehicle violations.
Both Taylor and Seviar were hired along with Officer Zachery Pearlstein this summer to replace retirements and a deceased officer, according to Findlen. All three have been very active on the road, she added.