TAUNTON (WBSM) — The Taunton Police Department is investigating an incident involving a school crossing guard that occurred this morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., Taunton Police responded to Taunton High School for a report of a disturbance involving a Taunton School District crossing guard and occupants of a motor vehicle.

As a result of an investigation, the crossing guard, Louis Chaves, 68, of Taunton, was arrested by Taunton Police.

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He is charged with three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.

Chaves was arraigned today in Taunton District Court.

No further information was provided.

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Here are the crime rate statistics for SouthCoast communities, utilizing data from 2022, the most recent year available. Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes. The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded. We listed the SouthCoast towns alphabetically.

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