Saturday January 31, 2009 Pickup vs tree leaves driver critically injured in Barnstable BARNSTABLE -
Barnstable Police are investigating if alcohol was a factor in a crash that
left the driver critically injured. Just after 10:30 p.m. a Toyota Tundra
pickup truck struck a tree on Shoot Flying Hill Road just off Route 132 by
the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. The impact left the truck
dangling at a precarious angle. Barnstable and West Barnstable firefighters
had to extricate the driver using the Jaws of Life. He was rushed to Cape Cod
Hospital and was expected to be Medflighted to a Boston hospital. Photo by Zack Schoone Head-on crash in
Mashpee MASHPEE - Two drivers were lucky to escape serious
injury when their vehicles collided head-on in Mashpee Saturday evening. The
crash happened at the intersection of Route 130 and Cotuit Road about 7:25
p.m. Both drivers were treated and released at the scene. The crash is under
investigation by Mashpee Police.
Vehicle destroyed by fire in Sandwich SANDWICH - Fire
completely destroyed a vehicle in East Sandwich Saturday evening. The SUV was
fully involved when firefighters arrived on scene on Farmersville Road. They
quickly knocked down the flames. Sandwich Police were on scene investigating
(above). It was reported the Jeep struck a tree possibly after hitting black
ice before bursting into flames. The driver was apparently able to get out
before the flames spread. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious
injuries. Photo by Bryan Joseph
Pizzeria robbed at knifepoint COTUIT - Police are seeking a woman who
reportedly robbed Big Daddy's Pizza on Route 28 in Cotuit at
knifepoint about 2 p.m. Saturday. No one was injured. Police tried unsuccessfully
to track the suspect with a K-9 dog.
Bourne fire confined to chimney BOURNE -
A fire in the fireplace extended into the chimney of a Bourne home.
Firefighters were called to 100 Old Plymouth Road just after 5 p.m. They
put out the fire and used thermal imaging cameras to make sure the fire
hadn't extended into the walls. No one was injured.
Friday January 30, 2009 Police Raid Results in Arrests and Seizure of Drugs and Cash (l-r) Adam R. Lizotte, David B. Castonguay, David Macedo and
Andrea Gardner. YARMOUTH -On
Thursday morning, January 29, 2009 a search warrant was obtained from the
Barnstable District Court authorizing the search of 28 Town Brook Road in
West Yarmouth for illegal drug use and drug distribution.
8:00 PM a team of Police Officers from the Yarmouth-Barnstable-and Dennis
Police Departments executed the search warrant and arrested the four people
of the items seized were:
5.6 Grams of Heroin
6 Capsules of Klonopin
4 Cellular Phones
Adam R. Lizotte,
47-year-old David B.
Castonguay, 26-year old David Macedo of West Yarmouth were
charged with possession of Class A (heroin) with intent to distribute,
and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. 24-year-old Andrea Gardner of
Barnstable was charged with being present where heorin is kept.
four subjects were transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and were
scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court this morning. Mugshots furnished by
Two men hospitalized, charged after West Dennis fracas DENNIS - A Friday-afternoon press release from
Dennis Police Captain William Monahan details a fight involving a tire iron
and a knife in West Dennis.
At approximately 11:10 a.m. Friday, Dennis Police responded to the Harborside
West Condominiums at 428 Route 28 West Dennis for a fight involving two
persons, one armed with a tire iron and the other with a knife.
Upon arrival officers learned that one subject had left and was being driven
to the hospital in a private vehicle for treatment of injuries received in
the fight. This individual was later identified as 26-year old Christopher Ballard,
a resident of the condominium complex.
The second combatant --identified as 27-year-old Julio
Espada, also a complex resident -- was found on the premises
suffering from a blow to the head. Mr. Espada was transported by Dennis Fire
Ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of a contusion to his head after
being struck with a tire iron.
A police investigation revealed that the subjects had a disagreement which
started when Mr. Ballard began taunting Mr. Espada from the parking lot. Mr.
Espada exited his apartment armed with a kitchen knife and confronted Mr.
Ballard in the parking lot of the complex.
During the ensuing fight, Mr. Ballard allegedly struck Mr. Espada with a tire
iron and Mr. Espada allegedly stabbed Mr. Ballard twice, once in the left
biceps and once in the left hand.
Both individuals were being treated at Cape Cod Hospital for injuries that
were not life threatening.
Both men will be charged with Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous
Passer of counterfeit money identified by Dennis Police DENNIS -
Dennis Police report on Friday that they have identified the individual
depicted in a January 28, 2009 press release (see below) concerning the
passing of a counterfeit $20 bill as fare on a B-Bus ride.
The identification occurred when Dennis Patrolman Cleve Daniels viewed the
press release and recognized the individual from a past encounter with him.
The individual was located by Dennis Police on Friday morning and questioned
as to his involvement in the incident. The individual told police that he was
the person in the surveillance video taken on the B-Bus and that he had found
the bill in a parking lot of a South Dennis business.
The individual is a 34-year-old homeless man with long-standing ties to the
The subject will be summoned to appear in Orleans District Court at a later
date to answer to charges of Larceny of Services and the passing of
Counterfeit money. Photo furnished by Dennis
Search warrant execution leads to four arrests Guns, cash and drugs were seized at a house in Dennisport. SOUTH DENNIS - Dennis Police Captain William Monahan
reports that at approximately 6 a.m. Friday, Dennis police detectives
assisted by the Cape Cod Regional SWAT team, Yarmouth police and the
Barnstable County Sheriff's K-9 unit executed a search warrant at a home
located at 19 Uncle Ezra's Path in Dennisport.
The search warrant was the culmination of a two-month investigation conducted
by detectives from Dennis, Yarmouth and Barnstable into drug dealing in the
Dennisport area. Arrested at the scene were the following individuals:
Jeffrey R. Desmond, 23, 19 Uncle Ezra's Path,
Dennisport, charged with Possession and Possession with intent to Distribute
a Class A Controlled Substance - Heroin, two counts of Possession of a Firearm
without being Licensed and Possession of Ammunition without being licensed. Jeremy W. Garbitt, 25, 19 Uncle Ezra's Path, Dennisport, charged with
Possession and Possession with intent to Distribute a Class A Controlled
Substance - Heroin. Thomas Latanowich, 20, 1 Doncaster Way, South Yarmouth, charged with
Possession and Possession with intent to Distribute a Class B Controlled
Substance - Suboxone and Oxycodone. Sarah D. Gigante, 22, 19 Uncle Ezra's Path, Dennisport, charged with
Possession and Possession with intent to Distribute a Class A Controlled
Substance - Heroin and two counts of Possession and Possession with intent to
Distribute a Class B Controlled Substance - Adderall and Ritalin.
As a result of the search of the residence police seized a 9mm handgun,
.22cal rifle, two CO2 handguns and more than 60 rounds of ammunition for the
weapons. Two large-capacity magazines for an AR-15 type assault weapon were
seized but no such weapon was found. A quantity of drugs including several
grams of heroin, Suboxone, Adderall, Ritalin and Oxycodone were also seized.
The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $2,000.
also seized over $950 in cash, a small amount of counterfeit money and drug
paraphernalia associated with the distribution of drugs.
All of the individuals arrested are to be arraigned today in Orleans District
to CWN archives Latanowich (right) was arrested by Yarmouth on December
31, 2008 for three outstanding warrants.
on July 13, 2007 he was stopped for operating with a suspended
license in Yarmouth. A search of his vehicle uncovered cocaine and
marijuana leading to charges of possession with intent to distribute class B
& D. Police also seized $2331.00 in cash from Latonwich's
Photo courtesy of Dennis Police Department; file mugshot
furnished by Yarmouth Police
Thursday January 29, 2009 Van crash in Cotuit COTUIT - Barnstable Police are investigating a crash in Cotuit just
before midnight. A van reportedly struck a tree on Santuit Road. Despite
heavy damage to the van, the driver apparently fled and was nowhere to be
found when authorities arrived. Further details were not immediately
Dryer fire causes extensive damage to Marstons Mills home MARSTONS MILLS - A dryer fire caused
extensive damage to a home at 152 Bridal Path in Marstons Mills Wednesday
evening. Firefighters found flames in the basement and knocked them down
but not before there was smoke and water damage elsewhere. No one
was injured. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.
Two charged with drug offenses FALMOUTH - Falmouth Police arrest two men
after allegedly witnessing a drug deal go down. Police say they caught
47-year-old Warren Hicks Jr. and 55-year old Ernest Miranda, both of
Falmouth, "red handed" after they responded to complaints
of activity in the area of Spring Bars Road. Hicks was charged with
possession of class B and conspiracy to violate controlled substance
laws. Miranda was charged with possession class B (subsequent
offense) and distributing class B. Both were arranged Wednesday in
Falmouth District Court.
Falmouth man charged with OUI after crash FALMOUTH - A Falmouth man was charged
with operating under the influence of alcohol after a wild crash Tuesday
evening. Police say 60-year-old Alan Leary apparently struck a parked car,
went over a short wall and into the backyard of a home on West Falmouth
Highway. Leary was not injured but police say he failed sobriety tests
and was taken into custody.
Wednesday January 28, 2009 Snowstorm turns into deluge, flooding streets, basements CAPE
COD - What started as a snowstorm ended as a deluge as an unusually
strong squall line moved through during the evening hours. Melting snow and
clogged storm drains led to numerous reports of flooded streets have been
and DPW units in several towns were called to flooded basement situations.
Provincetown crews had to deal with flooding at the high school. Some water
made it into a below grade boiler room but it did not appear there was any
significant damage and as of this writing school is still on for Thursday.
Photo by Tim
wanted of man passing counterfeit $20 DENNIS -The Dennis Police Department is attempting to
identify the below pictured white-male who is believed to have passed a
counterfeit $20 bill as his fare on a B-Bus ride on January 26, 2009.
subject boarded a regularly scheduled bus at the Patriot Square Mall located
on Route 134 in South Dennis on Monday morning January 26, 2009 at
approximately 10:00am. Upon boarding the subject deposited a counterfeit $20
bill into the collection box. The driver however was unable to issue change
for this fare and the subject was told to call the B-Bus central office for a
subject continued to ride the bus to the Hyannis Transportation Center where
he exited, on the property, but prior to the bus arriving at the terminal.
bill passed was a color copy of a $20 bill and an attempt had been made to
give the bill an older, used appearance.
bus driver also noticed that the individual did have a large number of $20
bills on his person.
individual has been identified by Police. See our January 30th issue. If anyone
has information, they are asked to contact the Dennis Police Department
Detective Division at 508-394-1315. Photos furnished by Dennis Police
Woman escapes injury in Provincetown rollover
PROVINCETOWN - A woman driving an SUV was lucky to escape injury. The
woman apparently lost control outbound on Route 6 before Snail Road
sometime after 12:30 p.m. The SUV wound up on its side in the trees. She had
to be helped from the vehicle but was not injured. Above Ptl. Michael Carr
stops traffic as EMTs work at the scene. Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Drivers contend with slippery roads
CENTERVILLE - Across the Cape drivers had to navigate slippery
roads. Several crashes occurred as you can see in today's issue. No
serious injuries were reported. Secondary Roads like here in Centerville were
particularly hazardous. Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Pickup truck into South Dennis tree and
DENNIS -The driver of a GMC Sierra pickup truck apparently
heading south on Depot Street lost control near Mild Bay Circle around 12:14
p.m. Wednesday. The truck slammed into a fence and a tree behind it. Dennis
FireRescue extricated the driver and transported him to Cape Cod
Hospital with unknown injuries that are apparently not life threatening. No
one else was in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Travel on Depot Street
was restricted while Dennis Police investigated the accident.
Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Winter blues on Route 6 in Dennis
SOUTH DENNIS - Around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday a young woman
driving west on Route 6 just after Exit 9A lost control of her Jeep Grand
Cherokee and spun out into the woods bordering the slushy highway. Dennis
Fire responded to the call from County dispatch as did the State Police. The
driver -- traveling alone -- was uninjured but the Jeep suffered some
front-end damage when it hit a small tree. This crash was one of several
occurring on Cape roads during today's snow fall.
Photo by Kevin Morley/CWN
Jeep hooked on hydrant in Harwich
HARWICH - Slick road conditions caused this freak
accident in front of 614 Queen Anne Road Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. The driver
lost control and ended up on top of the hydrant. Harwich Police reported no
injuries to the operator of the Jeep. Photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Dryer fire smokes out Sandwich home Smoke pours from a Sandwich home after a clothes dryer
apparently caught fire. SANDWICH - A
fire Monday that apparently started in a clothes dryer caused extensive
heat, smoke and water damage to a Sandwich home.
were called to Pinetree Circle and quickly knocked down the flames.
injuries were reported.
details were not immediately available.
Photos courtesy of Sandwich Fire
Dennis Police Department staff receive awards SOUTH DENNIS - Dennis Police Chief Mike Whalen issued a
press release Wednesday announcing that a number of officers and civilian
staff will be receiving awards and commendations related to incidents that
occurred during 2008 or for years of service. The Chief highlighted three
incidents during the Board of Selectmen meeting.
Detective Sergeant Bernd Wunderlich and Officer Christine Hornby
received Excellent Investigation awards for their role as the primary
investigators in a home invasion, kidnapping and sexual assault incident.
That investigation resulted in the indictment of a suspect within two months
of the incident. Lt. Martin Murphy, Detectives Robert Kurisko, Thomas
Downs, Damon Reinold, Greg Farnkoff and Victim Services Coordinator
Deborah Thompson received Letters of Commendation for that incident.
Sergeant Jay Emerson and Officers Thomas Downes and Ryan
Carr received an Excellent Police Duty award for their role in capturing
two burglary suspects during an active burglary at the Speedway gas Station. Detective
Damon Reinold received an Excellent Investigation award for following up
on the case and connecting the suspects to other burglaries in Dennis and
Officers Cleve Daniels, Patrick McCaffrey and Henry Jessop
received Excellent Police duty awards for their role in solving a home
invasion and robbery incident. During their response to the residence
they spotted a suspect vehicle and, after a vehicle pursuit they apprehended
two suspects responsible for the robbery and assault of the home owners. Emergency
Telecommunications Officer Kelly McGrath and Sergeant Mark Conant
received letters of Commendation for their role in the incident.
Officer Nick Pasquerosa of the Yarmouth Police Department will receive
an Excellent Police Duty award for his activities as the School Resource
Officer assigned to the DY High School. Officer Pasquerosa and Dennis PD Officer
Greg Farnkoff have created a number of programs in the DY school system
to promote security and safety for the students and staff. The District's
school lock-down program is used as a model for other school programs
throughout the Commonwealth.
The following staff received a service award for years of service:
30 years: Lt. Martin Murphy, Sgt. Paul Baltrushunas, Sgt. Bernd
Sgt. Richard Finnegan, Detective Robert Kurisko. 25 years: Officer
James Winn 20 years: Lt. Peter Benson, Officer Garvin Kelley, Officer Richard
Troy, Ms. Patti Skala. 15 years: Sgt. John Emerson, Sgt. Brian
Cummings, Officer Thomas Downs, Detective Greg Farnkoff. 10 years:
Officer Matt Turner
Tuesday January 27, 2009 Two Cape residents sought by Boston Police for assault of a
child surrender BOSTON - Boston Police were seeking two Cape Cod
residents in connection with the assault of a 7-year-old child last week.
28-year old Richard Edwards and 25-year-old Dawn Connolly live in the Hyannis
area. Barnstable Police Detective Sgt. Johh Murphy told WXTK news the
pair walked into the police station after hearing their names on the
radio. Edwards and Connolly were arraigned Wednesday afternoon in
Barnstable District Court
Partition fire damages Centerville home CENTERVILLE - A fire in the fireplace apparently
extended into the wall of a Centerville home Tuesday evening. Smoke was
discovered in the attic of the ranch style home at 99 Sheaffer Road when
firefighters arrived after the 9:45 p.m. alarm. The fire was brought quickly
under control and no injuries were reported.
Bourne firefighters battle trailer fire in remote area BOURNE - Firefighters were called to a trailer fire on Dry Cedar Swamp
Road Tuesday around 3 p.m. Details are sketchy but crews had to truck in
water some distance from a hydrant on Bournedale Road. No injuries were
reported. Mutual aid was called to cover Bourne fire stations.
Man arrested for OUI after minor crash CHATHAM -
After allegedly skipping out of his tab at the Chatham Squire Restaurant the
driver of this white Mercury Sable was involved in an an minor crash on Route
28 near the Harwich-Chatham line around 3 p.m. Tuesday when the driver
sideswiped another vehicle. Chatham police placed the male driver under
arrest for operating under the influence of aocohol.
Chatham animal control officer was called to place the owners dog (right) in
protective custody. The driver of the other vehicle received a minor shoulder
Photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Woman arrested after reported fight at Hyannis condo A woman was arrested after police responded to a report of a
fight at the Cromwell Court Condos in Hyannis. HYANNIS - A
woman was arrested after police rushed to a Hyannis condo complex for a
reported fight sometime before 11 a.m. Several cruisers along with Chief
Paul MacDonald and Deputy Craig Tamash were on scene at the Cromwell Court
Condos at 168 Barnstable Road when our camera arrived. The woman was put
into a cruiser and transported to the police station.
officers (right) photographed the unit where the incident allegedly
happened. Further details were not immediately available.
Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN
Several injured in Yarmouth crash YARMOUTH - Ambulances from Dennis and Hyannis
helped Yarmouth transport victims of a two-vehicle crash to Cape Cod
Hospital. The crash between a former taxi cab and a Lincoln Town Car
happened about 11:30 a.m. on Route 28 by the Zooquarium. None of the injuries
are believed to be life threatening. Yarmouth Police are investigating.
Yarmouth Police Department Crimes of the Week in Review YARMOUTH -From 0800 on Monday, January
19th to 0800 on Monday, January 26th the Yarmouth Police Department logged
692 police service calls which resulted in a variety of criminal charges
against a total of 41 people. A review of some of the arrests made is as
10:04 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Willow Street in West Yarmouth,
Patrol Investigator Chris VanNess arrested Eric W. Webber of Centerville for
an outstanding warrant from Orleans Court for Operating After Suspension
6:00 p.m. As a result of MV stop on Maushop's Path in West
Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Sean Brewer arrested Scott Mitchell Baker of
Centervilleon a warrant from Barnstable District Court for Operating After
Suspension and a new Subsequent Offense of Operating After Suspension
1/19 10:55 p.m. As a result of MV stop on
Lauries Lane in South Yarmouth, Patrol Investigator Scott Lundegren arrested
Bradley A. Milley of West Yarmouth for OUI Liquor
1:34 a.m. As a resuly of MV stop on Route 28 in West Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Christopher Marino arrested Brian Milne of Barnstable for OUI
2:01 a.m. As a result of domestic violence incident on Route 28 in South
Yarmouth, Patrol Investigator Chris VanNess arrested Stephen Michael Rafuse
of South Yarmouth for Assault and Battery
10:49 a.m. As a result of domestic violence incident on Ivanhoe Road in
West Yarmouth, WY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Patrol Officer Andrew O'Malley arrested
Paul A. Zarate of West Yarmouth for Assault with Dangerous Weapon (knife)
1:53 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Camp Street in West Yarmouth, Patrol
Investigator Chris VanNess arrested Michael Hunter Bennett of West Yarmouth
for a warrant from Orleans District Court for operating after suspension
11:06 a.m. As a result of warrant service on Weir Road in Yarmouthport,
Patrol officers Kalil Boghdan and Sean Brewer arrested Jesse L. Hayes (left)
of Yarmouthport on 3 Warrants for Drugs from Barnstable and Taunton
District Courts, Rachel Foley (center) of Yarmouthport
for a warrant for Breaking and Entering from Barnstable District
Court, and John W. Klasavich (right) of Yarmouthport for a warrant for
Larceny from Taunton District Court
7:58 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Old Townhouse Road in South
Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Mary Gibney arrested Brian J. Barnicle of South
Yarmouth on a warrant for Operating After Suspension from Barnstable District
2:51 p.m. As a result of MV stop on Highbank Road in South Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Andrew O'Malley arrested Rhonda J. Fowler of Dennis for OUI
10:02 p.m. As a result of MV stop on Route 28 in West Yarmouth, Officer
Erica Wenberg arrested Cherie Maddox of Mashpee on a warrant for Drugs
from Barnstable District Court
9:26 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Circuit Road North in West Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Erica Wenberg arrested Jennifer D. Peatie of West Yarmouth on a
warrant for Motor Vehicle Offenses from Barnstable District Court
2:11 p.m. As a result of warrant service on Warbler Lane in West
Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Sean Brewer arrested David Kevin Eldredge of West
Yarmouth on a warrant for Motor Vehicle Offenses from Barnstable District
12:14 p.m. As a result of vehicle stop on Willow Street in Yarmouthport,
Patrol Officer Erica Wenberg arrested Marijah Stewart of South Dennis for OUI
Mugshots furnished by Yarmouth Police Man accused of videotaping in pool area of Cape Codder Resort HYANNIS - A
man was arrested after he was reportedly caught videotaping in the wave pool
and sauna areas of the Cape Codder Resort on Route 132 Sunday. 50-year-old
Alan Gillette of Winsted, CT was told by management videoing was
not allowed. When questioned by police he was arrested after they found
pepper spray and a taser gun in his possession. Police say the tape included
audible conversations and footage from the men's locker room. Police also
recovered a small amount of marijuana in his car. Gillette was charged with
possession of chemical mace without an FID card, selling or possessing an
electric stun gun and unlawful wiretapping. He was not charged with the
marijuana because it was less than an ounce now a civil infraction following
last year's ballot question. Security became a concern at the hotel after
a level 3 sex offender John Cox of Waltham was arrested for raping
a 6 year old boy in the pool bathroom in May of 2006. File photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Attempted ATM robbery in Yarmouth YARMOUTH - Police have charged a South Yarmouth man
with trying to steal an entire ATM machine. The incident allegedly
occurred at Doyle's Restaurant last Tuesday. Only problem was 44-year-old
Jonathan Tanner apparently forgot to unplug the machine and was spotted by
several patrons who notified management. Tanner left but following
an investigation by Det. Russell Giammarco he was arrested and charged
with attempting to commit a crime, vandalism, malicious destruction of
property, and attempting to break in to a depository. He was due to be
arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court.
Monday January 26, 2009 Road rage incident leads to alleged stabbing Police tape surrounds a crash scene on Telegraph Road in
Dennisport Monday evening. DENNISPORT - At
approximately 9:57 p.m. on Monday, Dennis Police responded to Telegraph Road
in Dennisport for a report of a Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident. Upon
arrival officers found a 2004 Red Hyundai Accent sedan facing in a southerly
direction in the northbound lane of Telegraph Rd. Officers found the
occupants in a nearby driveway. The occupants, identified as the driver,
18-year-old Sierra Gilliland, and the passenger, 24-year-old Phillip A.
Brady, both of S outh Yarmouth, claimed
a result of the an initial investigation at the scene by Ptlmn. Joseph
Morris, it was leaned the Ms. Gilliland had been operating her vehicle
northbound on Telegraph Road after turning from Upper County Road. Apparently
they had been tailgated by a large pick-up truck on Upper County Rd. and
followed by the truck onto Telegraph. A short distance up Telegraph, the
pick-up truck attempted to pass the victims vehicle and, in so doing,
collided with the left rear corner of her vehicle sending it into a
counterclockwise spin and into a utility pole located on the west side of the
the collision the occupants of the pickup truck exited as did Ms. Gilliland
and Mr. Brady. A confrontation ensued. During the confrontation the passenger
of the pickup allegedly stabbed Mr. Brady in the upper right arm with a
silver colored knife. The occupants of the pickup truck then fled the scene.
The pickup was described as a newer Dodge Ram-style pick-up, gray or silver
in color, with an extended cab and a Massachusetts
registration (red number) plate. The driver of the pickup was described
as being a white male in his early 20s, 6 feet in height, heavy build,
light brown hair and wearing a maroon or brown colored sweatshirt. The
passenger (stabber) was described as a white male in his late teens to early
20s, 5 feet 8 inches in height with a thin build. He was wearing a black
puffy type jacket with a fur-edged hood.
victims were transported to Cape
Cod Hospital by Dennis Fire Rescue
where they were treated and later released. Dennis Police are asking anyone
with information to call at 508-394-1315. Photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Two injured in Falmouth crash FALMOUTH - Two people were taken to Falmouth
Hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Falmouth Monday afternoon. The
crash happened shortly after 4 p.m. in front of 309 Sandwich Road. The
injuries do not appear life threatening. The crash is under investigation by
Cape Cod Tech School closed after telephone threat
HARWICH - The Cape Cod Technical School in Harwich was closed for the
day shortly after noontime. Fire and police personnel could be
seen at the school. Reports say an unspecified telephone threat was
made. Buses arrived early this afternoon to take students home for the day.
Further details were not immediately available. Photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Orleans Police arrest two following drug investigation ORLEANS - Orleans Police arrest two subjects
as a result of a drug investigation. Police say it began in the early morning
hours of Saturday when Sgt William Norton located a motor vehicle running
with three individuals in it behind a closed business on O'Conner way in
Orleans. Through the subsequent investigation, 24-year-old Aimee
Cheney, of Eastham, was arrested for possession of class B (cocaine).
With the assistance of the Brewster and Eastham Police departments, along
with Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Charles Young and "Morgan",
a drug sniffing black lab, officers were able to subsequently locate
additional cocaine and marijuana within the immediate area. Additionally
arrested was 52-year-old Christopher Badejogbin, of Orleans, who was charged
with possession to distribute class D (marijuana), possession class B
(cocaine) and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Both were
released on personal recognizance, and were arraigned in Orleans District
court Monday morning.
Falmouth Police warn of credit card scam FALMOUTH - Falmouth Police say they have received
numerous reports of a credit card scam throughout town. The scam is initiated
with a recorded phone call identifying the called as the Service Credit
Union. The automated caller then informs the potential victim that their
credit card account has been suspended due to third party activity. Next, the
automated called asks the potential victim to enter their credit card number
using the keypad on the phone. The Service Credit Union has told Falmouth
Police they are not soliciting this information.
Police encourage all citizens to follow the advise of the Massachusetts
Attorney General's Office and do not give out personal information such as
credit information unless you've initiated the contact or are sure you know
with whom you are dealing with.
CWN Feature Story: Amateur Radio Emergency Service preps for
disaster Tom Wruk and Frank OLaughlin at the Hyannis site set up
one of the many antennas used in Saturdays Amateur Radio Emergency
Service field exercise. HYANNIS
While Cape Codders went about their business on Saturday morning, January 24,
little did they realize that Cape and Islands amateur radio operators
hams -- were conducting a field exercise to sharpen
communications skills, prepping for service when the next big disaster hits
times of crisis and natural disasters, amateur radio is often used as a means
of emergency communication when wireline, cell phones and other conventional
means of communications fail.
of the Cape Cod Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) led by District
Emergency Coordinator (DEC) Frank OLaughlin and his assistant, Dan
Howard, braved the increasingly cold temperatures as they immersed themselves
in an emergency response drill based on the scenario of a catastrophic ice
storm laying waste to the Cape.
memory of the December ice storm that paralyzed areas of Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, and New York was still fresh in the minds of some of the ARES
members who had responded to that real-life event.
Cape drill, entitled Operation Ice House, was conducted over a
three-hour period with set-up from 9 to 10 a.m. and actual operations from 10
a.m. to noon in several locations across the Cape and Islands.
OLaughlin says that the exercise was
designed to practice Net operations, NTS (National Traffic System)
traffic handling, liaison operations, as well as tactical messaging techniques.
addition to voice communications, the ARES teams communicated using Winlink
-- a worldwide radio messaging system that mixes Internet and amateur radio
It provides radio interconnection services
including e-mail with attachments, position reporting, graphic and text
weather bulletins, emergency/disaster relief communications, and message
field sites were established and operated during the drill by ARES personnel.
crew in Hyannis operated entirely out-of-doors while the Sandwich team took
advantage of several vehicles to stay warm while team member Randy Lewis also
operated a station in the Sandwich Emergency Operations Center.
Harwich team had the luxury of operating from a trailer outfitted by Jim
Leavitt, powered by a propane-fired generator. Two teams manned stations at
Cape Cod and Falmouth hospitals.
Cape Zone Field Site
Cape Cod ARES Primary Field Site Hyannis, Red Cross facility
Frank OLaughlin, Cape Cod ARES District Emergency Coordinator;
Bradbury; Janet Radziewicz; Tom Wruk
Upper Cape Zone Field Site
Human Services building parking lot and Emergency Operations Center:
Dan Howard, Cape Cod ARES Assistant District Emergency Coordinator; Celeste
Dean; Chris Dean; Ted Theis; George Jones; Randy Lewis
Lower Cape Zone Field Site
Cape Cod Tech parking lot: Jim Leavitt, Emergency Operations Coordinator;
Mike Steinmetz; Jimmie Devlin; Paul Laconto; Rob Leiden
Cape Cod Hospital
Gaynor Foster, Tim Leonard
Charlie Bresnahan, Helen Bresnahan
Observing activities at the Hyannis site, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
Eastern Massachusetts Section Manager Mike Nielsen described the exercise as beautifully
done. Rob Macedo, ARES Eastern Massachusetts Section Emergency
Coordinator echoed Nielsens opinion, describing it as a typically
well-run ARES exercise.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who
have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for
communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Learn more
about the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section at ares.ema.arrl.org
Photos, top to bottom on right: Jim Bradbury puts the finishing touches on
his truck-mounted antenna while Janet Radziewicz looks on; In Sandwich,
Celeste Dean transmits while Ted Theis observes; The Sandwich field site at
the Human Services building parking lot; Jim Leavitt tidies up around his
communication trailer in Harwich; (l-r.) Jimmie Devlin, Paul Laconto, and
Mike Steinmetz man Jim Leavitts trailer at Cape Cod Tech; Tom Wruk
operates the Winlink station in Hyannis.
Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Sunday January 25, 2009 Armed robbery reported in Hyannis HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating an
armed robbery that reportedly occurred at the Cape Mart on Center Street at
Barnstable Road just before 11 p.m. The black male suspect fled the scene and
police were using a K-9 dog to try to track him. We'll bring you further
details as we get them from Barnstable Police.
Driver trapped after "t-bone" crash in Hyannis,
alcohol cited as likely factor Rescuers extricate a woman who was trapped after this car was
"t-boned" in Hyannis. HYANNIS -
Barnstable Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Hyannis Sunday
evening. About 7:15 p.m. A Dodge Durango "t-boned" this
Cadillac Deville on Iyannough Road (Route 28) at Cedar Street not far from
the Yarmouth town line. Hyannis firefighters had to extricate a female
passenger from one of the vehicles. 49-year old Catherine Coneeley of
West Yarmouth was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital with what were described as
serious but non-life threatening injuries along with the driver of the
Cadillac 49-year-old Leon Tyler. The Durango driver was not injured.
State police who happened upon the crash reportedly discovered an open
container of alcohol in the Cadillac. Tyler who was also taken to CCH was
arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious bodily
injury, possession of an open container of alcohol, and failing to yield.
This would be the second alcohol related crash with injury in as many days in
the town of Barnstable. (See related Cotuit story below). Photos by Zach Schoone
Infant uninjured after car rolls on roof MASHPEE - Frightening moments when a car rolls on
it roof with an infant inside. Rescuers were called to Great Neck Road North
by the Mashpee Town Hall just before 11 a.m. Fortunately it appears the
infant was properly restrained and was removed from the car uninjured.
The driver was also removed and luckily escaped serious injury. Mashpee
Police are investigating the crash including reports another vehicle may have
triggered the crash before leaving the scene. Great Neck Road North was
closed until the vehicle could be righted and towed away.
Saturday January 24, 2009 Drunk driver accused of triggering crash COTUIT - An alleged drunk driver is blamed for triggering a two
vehicle crash in Cotuit. The crash happened about 10:50 p.m. on Route 28 by
Peppers Pantry. Firefighters had to extricate the other driver who was taken
to Falmouth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The alleged drunked
driver identified in court records as 50-year old Christopher Pykosz of
Cotuit was not injured and was arrested by Barnstable Police. Further details
were not immediately available.
Dennisport man arrested on cocaine charges DENNISPORT - A search warrant leads to the arrest of
a Dennisport man on cocaine charges. A two-month investigation reportedly led
to the search at 24 The Other Road Friday afternoon. 36-year-old Christopher
N. Ward was charged with possession of class B (cocaine) with intent to
distribute. Police reportedly seized 12 grams of cocaine and $560 in cash.
Ward is due to be arraigned Monday in Orleans District Court.
Friday January 23, 2009 Hazmat crews called to Brewster DPW Unknown fumes reportedly overcame one person at the Brewster
Stop & Swap Friday afternoon. BREWSTER -
Hazmat crews were summoned to the Brewster Landfill Stop & Swap
building on Run Hill Road early Friday afternoon. Offcials believe something
was put into a wood stove that caused irrated people's throats and caused
them to start coughing An ambulance was called to evaluate one
person who was reportedly overcome by fumes. The incident was upgraded to a
"Tier 2" response bringing in additional technicians from several
towns and Plymouth County. Crews were on scene until about 6:30 p.m. but
were unable to determine what the substance was. The stove
will be throughly cleaned and the swap shop is expected to reopen
Saturday. At right state technicians arrive to assist Brewster crews. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Cape Air plane makes emergency landing after engines quit in
FL - A Cape Air plane was forced to make an emergency landing in
Naples Florida after both engines reportedly quit. The pilot of flight 9399
from Key West to Fort Myers was able to glide into the Naples airport around
7 p.m. Thursday in a scene eerily similar to last weeks US Airways landing in
the Hudson River off New York. All of the 7 souls on board, including the
pilot who is reported to have over 30 years experience with the airline, were
uninjured and able to walk away. The FAA will investigate what caused the
Cessna 402C's engines to quit.
Brothers arrested on drug, weapon charges Police trying to tie suspects to Pontiac Street double
shooting HYANNIS -
During the early morning hours of Friday, Barnstable Police Department
Detectives, assisted by Yarmouth Police Department Detectives executed a
"high risk" search warrant at 55 Nautical Way, Hyannis. The search
warrant was for Oxycodone, a handgun, and stolen property. Police suspected
that 21-year-old Kenneth Chisholm (left), and 18-year-old Denzel Chisholm
(right), would be located at the residence and maybe armed.
to the high-risk nature of the search warrant, the Barnstable Police
Department SWAT Team made entry into the residence. Barnstable Police
Department Detectives Colin Kelley and Tom Chevalier initiated the Chisholm
investigation following the January 15th double shooting on Pontiac Street,
Hyannis. On that date, two adult males were shot during what police
suspect was a narcotics transaction on Pontiac Street in Hyannis. Each victim
received multiple non-life threatening gunshot wounds. A ballistic exam of
their motor vehicle revealed in excess of 12 rounds struck vehicle. Brockton
K-9 Officer Darvin Anderson also assisted Barnstable Police Detectives during
the search of 55 Nautical Way. K-9 Officer Anderson's dog GOMO is highly
skilled and trained to search for firearms.
the search of residence, the right side of a duplex (right), Barnstable
Police Detectives recovered approximately 2000 Oxycodone pills, small quantity
of cocaine, small quantity of marijuana, narcotics distribution/packaging
equipment, a police scanner, .32 caliber handgun, Tech-9 9mm handgun,
ammunition, and $15,000 in cash. The street value of the oxycodone pills
recovered is almost $60,000. Both handguns were loaded. The Tech-9 9mm
handgun had a large capacity magazine, which held in excess of 20 rounds.
Each gun had a defaced serial number. The police scanner had the Barnstable
Police Department and Massachusetts State Police frequency programmed into
firearms recovered firearms were the same caliber of guns used during the
Pontiac Road shooting. The firearms and evidence recovered from the Pontiac
Road shooting will be sent to the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab for
ballistic analysis. At this time, neither Chisholm brother is charged with
the Pontiac Road shooting. The case is still under investigation. Both the
Chisholm brothers are known to the Barnstable Police Department. The police
department views them as "impact players" relating to their alleged
involvement in area violent crime and narcotics trafficking. It is hoped
their arrest will have a direct impact on the level of violence and drug
distribution in and around Hyannis.
were charged with the following:
Trafficking Class A/Oxycodone over 200 grams
Poss Class D/Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
Unlawful Possession of Firearm-2 counts
Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
Poss of Large Capacity Magazine
Poss of firearm with defaced serial number
Trafficking Class A/Oxycodone over 200 grams
Poss Class B/Cocaine intent to Distribute
Poss Class D/Marijuana intent to Distribute
Unlawful Possession of Friearm-2counts
Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
Poss of Large Capacity Magazine
Poss of firearm with a defaced serial number
were booked at the Barnstable Police Department and then transported to
Barnstable District Court for arraignment.
Chisholm was one of the persons stabbed in the melee
at the mall August 8, 2008.
Mugshots furnished by Barnstable Police; scene photo by Frank
Two-vehicle crash on Route 28 in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - Officials were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on
Route 28 in Yarmouth near the Egg & I Restaurant just before 7 a.m. One
person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital while another was treated at the scene.
Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash. Traffic delays were
reported in the area for a time. Photo by Richard Copley/CWN
Falmouth man accused of kidnapping, beating woman FALMOUTH - A woman was allegedly kidnapped and
beaten in Falmouth early Tuesday. The woman managed to escape and drive
to police. She told police 41-year-old Brian Ferreira was hiding in her
vehicle when she entered. He reportedly forced her to driver to a wooded area
where he beat and fondled her. Ferreira was charged with kidnapping, assault
and battery causing serious bodily injury, indecent assault on a person 14 or
over and B&E motor vehicle. The woman was taken to Falmouth Hospital
Thursday January 22, 2009 SUV vs tree in Brewster BREWSTER - (WXTK) A 19-year-old Brewster man is
facing charges following a crash outside the entrance to a campground last
night. Brewster Police say Joshua Gallagher crashed into a vehicle with his
SUV at the entrance to the Sweetwater Forest Campground just before 6 p.m. as
he was exiting the area on Harwich Road (Route 124). The campground is closed
for the season and police say Gallagher ignored the no trespassing signs. He
reportedly struck another car being driven by a campground worker who lives
there year-round. Police say he'll be summonsed on charges of being a minor
in possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct and trespassing. Two other
people in Gallagher's car were not charged. One person was taken to Cape Cod
Hospital for treatment following the crash.
Two injured in Harwich crash Harwich rescuers work of two victims of a car crash Thursday
afternoon. HARWICH -
Around 3 p.m. Thursday a collision occurred at the intersection of Belmont
Road and Willow Street sending two victims to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown
of a Buick Regal, 19-year-old Jo Ann Hindle of Harwich, claimed her
brakes failed causing her to go through the stop sign hitting the maroon
Chevrolet. Hindle was cited by police for failing to grant the right of way.
Hindle and the Chevy driver, 21-year-old David Pistorino of
Yarmouthport were both taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment. At
right: Harwich fire and rescue personnel package a crash victim for
transport. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Car vs truck sends one to hospital This Honda collided with a Ford pickup in Dennis Thursday
afternoon. DENNISPORT -
Around 1:35 p.m. Thursday, a Honda sedan collided with a Ford F-150 pickup at
the intersection of Upper County and Telegraph Roads in Dennisport. The Honda
sedan was heavily damaged when it struck the pickup truck on the center of
the passenger's side. An occupant of the Honda was transported to Cape Cod
Hospital with unknown injuries that were not life threatening. The driver and
sole occupant of the truck was not injured. Dennis police are investigating
the cause of the collision. Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Man arrested at busy Hyannis intersection
HYANNIS - Motorists at a major Hyannis intersection probably did a
double take at all the cruisers surrounding a van in a parking lot near the
corner. At 11:30 a.m. Barnstable Police Det. John York was on rt 28 near
Yarmouth Road when he spotted a dark van driving whose driver,
a 51-year-old male, he recognized as having warrents outstanding and
an expired license. Two backup marked cruisers units arrived. The
suspect was arrested and the van searched, before it was towed away. Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Wednesday January 21, 2009 Bedroom fire damages Hyannis home Firefighters quickly doused a bedroom fire at this house in
Hyannis Wednesday. HYANNIS - A
fire that apparently started in a bedroom damaged a house in
Hyannis Wednesday afternoon.
were called to 64 Murphy Road, right around the corner from the fire
station, about 3:30 p.m.
were able to quickly knock down the flames. No injuries were
reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
right a resident talks to Chief Harold Brunelle. The occupants are
temporarily displaced until repairs can be made.
Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN
Driver uninjured after crashing off exit ramp into
college parking lot WEST BARNSTABLE - A car apparently lost
control coming off the exit 6 ramp from Route 6 to Route 132 around
5 p.m. Wednesday. The vehicle crashed into the woods and ended up in a
ditch in the rear of a parking lot for Cape Cod Community College.
Incredibly the driver was standing outside the car and denying
injury when rescuers arrived. Police are investigating the crash.
Man faces drug, weapon charges after search warrant executed
in Hyannis HYANNIS - Barnstable Police executed a search
warrant at 70 Woodland Avenue Wednesday morning. 22-year-old Wayne
Randall of Hyannis was arrested and charged with possession with intent to
distribute class D (marijuana), and unlawful possession of a firearm. In
addition he was charged with being a career criminal because of the gun
charge and three previous felony charges. That charge could bring up to
15-years in prison. Police say the arrest was part of stepped up
enforcement in the Pontiac Street area following a recent double
shooting. They say Randall is not a suspect in that shooting.
Tuesday January 20, 2009 Senator Kennedy collapses at Inaugural WASHINGTON, DC -
Senator Ted Kennedy collapsed at an Inaugural luncheon for President
Barack Obama after apparently suffering a seizure. Sen. Kennedy, seen here
with his wife Vicky voting for Obama in the election, was rushed by
an ambulance to a DC hospital. Kennedy who is battling brain cancer was
reportedly conscious and alert when he was loaded in the
ambulance. Massachusetts junior senator John Kerry told
reporters after visiting Sen. Kennedy that "his irish was up"
and he was in good spirits. Sen. Kennedy was held overnight for
observation. File photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Electrical fire causes smoke at Sandwich church
SANDWICH - At approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Sandwich firefighters
responded to a general fire alarm at the Corpus Christi Church Parish Center
on Quaker Meetinghouse Road. First police units on scene reported that a
smoky electrical fire was extinguished prior to the firefighters' arrival.
Closer inspection revealed the fire started in an EXIT sign's wiring. The
Town Electrical Inspector was called in to investigate and deemed the Center
safe, with the exception of the Exit Sign. Units were on scene assessing
damage for around 45 minutes before being returned to duty. Photo by Bryan Joseph
Monday January 19, 2009 Teen killed in Falmouth crash A Falmouth High sophomore was killed when the car she was riding
in hit a pole on this curve on Currier Road FALMOUTH -
Black ice and speed may be to blame for a tragic crash in Falmouth Monday
evening. A vehicle struck a pole on Currier Road about 9:15 p.m. Falmouth
Police tell WXTK News when they arrived, 16-year-old Shannon Thompson was in
the rear seat of the vehicle. Thompson, a Falmouth High School sophomore, was
pronounced dead at the scene. The driver 18-year-old Dylan Butman and another
passenger 17-year old Michael Keating were outside the Volkswagen Rabbit
when officials arrived. They were taken to Falmouth Hospital with non-life
threatening injuries. Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
Grief counselors were on hand at Falmouth High School to help students cope
with their classmate's sudden passing. Slippery roads led to several crashes
Monday evening especially on the upper Cape. Top image courtesy of Microsoft Virtual Earth, Photo right provided by
Railroad gate malfunction snarls traffic
HYANNIS - An apparent malfunction of the railroad crossing arms caused
a major traffic jam in Hyannis Monday afternoon. The incident shortly before
3 p.m. caused traffic on Iyannough Road (Route 28) to quickly back up into
the Airport Rotary as motorists risked going around the arms into oncoming
traffic. Police arrived just after this picture was taken to direct traffic
until the problem was fixed. Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Yarmouth Police Department Crimes of the Week in Review YARMOUTH - From 0800 on Monday, January 12th to 0800
on Monday, January 19th the Yarmouth Police Department logged 639 police
service calls which resulted in a variety of criminal charges against a total
of 28 people. A review of some of the arrests made is as follows:
7:35 p.m. As a result of execution of search warrant on Old Townhouse
Road in South Yarmouth, Patrol Investigator Chris Kent arrested Matthew
105 Old Townhouse Road South Yarmouth for Possession with Intent to
Distribute Class B and D Drugs
10:05 p.m. As a result of warrant service on Route 28 in West Yarmouth,
Detective Stephen Renzi arrested Benjamin Anthony Carpenter (left) for
Felony Arrest Warrant for Trafficking over 200 Grams of Class B Oxycodone and
Joshua W. Adamo (right)
Felony Arrest Warrant for Larceny over $250
3:27 p.m. As a result of MV stop on Mid Tech Drive in West
Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Sean Brewer arrested Leo Senna of Paris, Maine for
Subsequent Offense of Operating with Suspended License
9:34 p.m. As a result of a MV crash on Middle Road in West Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Kevin Antonovitch arrested Joseph J. Brehaut of West Yarmouth
for Felony Larceny from a Motor Vehicle over $250
2:01 a.m. As a result of warrant service on Baxter Avenue in West
Yarmouth, Patrol Investigator Scott Lundegren arrested Gregory M. Cauley of
West Yarmouth for Felony Larceny over $250 Warrant
10:40 p.m. As a result of MV stop on Higgins Crowell Road in West
Yarmouth, Officer Albert Sprague arrested Jeremiah Patrick Allen of West
Yarmouth for Operating with Suspended License
7:17 p.m. As a result of domestic iolence incident on Green Way in South
Yarmouth, Patrol Investigator David Dickey arrested Justin Scott Landreville
of South Yarmouth for Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
2:13 a.m. As a result of MV Stop on Winslow Gray Road in West Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Richard Fichter arrested Luis P. Dossantos of New Bedford
for 2nd Offense OUI Liquor
1/17 3:25 a.m. As a result of suspicious person incident on
Winslow Gray Road in West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer James Cheverie arrested
Leonel Cora of West Yarmouth for Arrest Warrant for Suspended License
6:06 p.m. As a result of a domestic violence incident on Cleveland Way in
West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Sean Brewer arrested Cynthia A. Damico of
West Yarmouth for Felony Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon
a.m. As a result of MV stop on Old Main Street in South Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Mary Gibney arrested Elvis Ricardo Glasgow of Harwich for
2nd Offense OUI Liquor
3:00 a.m. As a result of MV stop on South Street in South Yarmouth, Patrol
Investigator Chris Van Ness arrested Seth C. Ranney of West Yarmouth for
Possession of Class B Cocaine
12:30 p.m. As a result of warrant service on Camp Street in West Yarmouth,
K9 Patrol Officer Peter McClelland arrested Joshua Boning of Centerville for
2 Outstanding Arrest Warrants for OUI Liquor
Mugshots furnished by Yarmouth PD
Doghouse fire kills dog, injures second BOURNE - A fire in a doghouse left one dog dead and
another injured. The fire at 2 Bell Road around 8:30
a.m. apparently started when a heating blanket malfunctioned. The
injured dog was taken to a vet with burns and smoke inhalation.
Sunday January 18, 2009 One evaluated after crash in mall parking lot HYANNIS
- One person was evaluated after a two-vehicle crash in the
Cape Cod Mall parking lot.
crash happened late Sunday afternoon along the access road behind
Sears when an SUV collided with a car.
details were not immediately available.
Photo by Zach Schoone
One injured in Dennis kitchen fire DENNIS - One person was evaluated after a kitchen fire in Dennis
Sunday afternoon. Firefighters responded to 9 Captain Nickerson Lane shortly
before 4 p.m. and quickly doused the flames. Further details were not
Dennisport cottage damaged by fire Smoke pours from a Dennisport home early Sunday afternoon. The State Fire
Marshal's office is investigating. DENNISPORT - The
Dennis Fire Department received a call for a fire at 46 Beach Plum Lane off
of Shad Hole Road at 12:42 p.m. Sunday. The fire had been spotted by
neighbors from across the street who had just arrived for a weekend vacation.
The first engine company on scene found the porch of a single-story
wood-frame cottage fully ablaze. The fire was quickly knocked down. It was
determined that the house was unoccupied, triggering an investigation by the
Dennis police and fire departments. The state Fire Marshal's office has been
contacted to investigate the cause.
Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Three injured in Bourne rollover BOURNE - Three people were injured in a rollover crash in Bourne. The
crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Route 28 South, about a half mile
south of the Otis Rotary. The vehicle reportedly wound up back on its
wheels. Police are investigating if snowy conditions contributed to the
Teen arrested after allegedly stealing truck that was being
HYANNIS - A local teen was arrested after allegedly stealing a
Toyota pickup the owner was warming up in Hyannis. Police caught up
to 19-year-old Ollie Barboza Friday afternoon at the Cape Cod Mall after a
friend of the truck owner spotted it. Police waited and apprehended Barboza
when he returned to the truck. Barboza led police on a short foot chase
near Best Buy. Police say he has an extensive criminal record.
Saturday January 17, 2009 Morning
lows: Ptown 14, Chatham 4, Hyannis 6, Falmouth 3 Crash leads to OUI charge Four people in this Jeep escaped injury in a crash. Police
arrested the driver for OUI. PROVINCETOWN - Four people were in a Jeep Wrangler
that went out of control, jumped a curb and narrowly missed hitting a
utility pole in Provincetown Saturday evening. The crash happened around
10:15 p.m. on Bradford Street across from Tedeschi's. No one was injured
but Provincetown Police arrested the driver 42-year old Christina Michaud of
North Truro for operating under the influence of alcohol. Photos by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Local man faces numerous charges after chase
PROVINCETOWN - A Truro man faces a bevy of charges after allegedly
leading police on a chase that ended with him crashing his pickup truck.
Police were called to the area of the Governor Bradford bar on Commercial
Street about 12:15 a.m. where witnesses described a pickup truck that
was reportedly operating erratically and had struck a parked
car. Officers soon located the vehicle but the suspect refused to
stop and turned off his lights in an apparent attempt to evade capture. The
suspect crashed into a sign off the side of Route 6 near Snail Road.
34-year-old Noah Shenk escaped injury and was charged
with operating under the influence of alcohol, operating negligently to
endanger, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failing to
stop for police, speeding, marked lanes, operating without headlights,
failing to stop at stop sign, failing to use care at intersection, failing
to use turn signal and not wearing a seat belt. Shenk is due to be
arraigned Tuesday in Orleans District Court. The incident is under
investigation by Officer Ryan Peters, assisted by crash
investigator Geoffrey Pavao. Truro Sgt. David Silvia and Officer
Carrie DeAngelo also assisted at the scene.
Friday January 16, 2009 Morning
lows: Ptown 14, Chatham 8, Hyannis 4, Falmouth -6 Remembering the coldest day in modern Cape Cod history CAPE COD -Thankfully
the winds are not that ferocious today. While you may think today
was cold especially in Falmouth, we delved into the CWN archives to
recall the coldest weather in recent memory on this penisula, ironically
exactly 5 years ago today, January 16, 2004. Morning temperatures that
day were:Ptown -2, Chatham -6, Hyannis -7, Falmouth -8.CWN
reported that morning:
"Special report: Historic cold snap paralyzes Cape Web posted on 1/16 at 8:00 AM.; last updated on 1/20 at 4:00 PM. CAPE
COD - An outbreak of frigid arctic air of historic proportions virtually
shutdown almost everything on the Cape through this morning. Most all schools
closed and many businesses delayed opening. As you can see on the temperature
scale above it was below 0 across the entire Cape. Here in Provincetown NW
winds were sustained at 30 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH creating an unbelievable
wind chill of -30! At the CWN newsroom in Ptown we had a reading of -5. A
school weather net station at the Truro Central School registered -10 early
this morning. Your editor has lived in Provincetown for all my 42 years and
has never seen temperatures and/or wind chills this low as far back as I can
remember. Snow showers fell again early this morning from Eastham to
Provincetown. This picture was shot on the drive home this morning from my
job at Truro PD. Coming across Pilgrim Lake the reduced visibility and
incredible cold made it seem like I was coming into Siberia instead of
Provincetown. The ongoing cold snap has already been responsible for keeping
area fire departments busy with numerous water leaks from pipes that froze
and then burst. As expected these problems only got worse as a mini thaw set
in over the weekend with numerous business and residences Cape wide
discovering freeze ups by sudden massive water leaks. Fire officials warn
against using illegal space heaters and not to use torches to try to thaw
pipes." Story from January 16, 2004 Cape Wide News by Tim Caldwell
Woman injured in fall at mall HYANNIS - A
woman was injured in a reported fall on an escalator at the Macy's store
at the Cape Cod Mall.
happened at the former Filene store about 12:45 p.m.
victim was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation.
Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Passersby save man from burning SUV BOURNE - Passersby including four Famouth school teachers pulled
an unconscious man from his burning Ford Explorer after it crash on
Route 28 about 8:40 a.m. Police are investigating if a medical condition
caused 49-year-old Charles Junkins of
Sandwich to reportedly drive erratically, going off and
on the road for several hundred feet before crashing across from Falmouth
Toyota. The Lawrence School teachers, Thomas Kelliher, John Long, Jeff
Tribou, and Adam Thomason, who were on a professional day and on their
way to a conference were able to pull the man from the vehicle just in
time. He was taken to a hospital where he was expected to fully
Two men shot during apparent drug deal in Hyannis HYANNIS - Two
men suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were shot in
Hyannis Thursday evening. The two made it to Cape Cod Hospital on their own.
investigating a report of shots fired found the apparent scene at the
end of Pontiac Street. Authorities believe a drug deal gone bad led
to the shooting and are continuing to investigate.
our camera arrived on scene Friday the only evidence of the shooting on the
street that dead ends in a cul-de-sac was a pair of gloves apparently
worn by a crime scene technician.
Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Thursday January 15, 2009 Top story: Fire at All Seasons Motor Inn in South Yarmouth CWN Team coverage by Richard Copley and Kevin Morley/CWN Yarmouth firefighters battle the blaze at the All Seasons Motor Inn
from Tower 41.
YARMOUTH - A structure fire broke out in the east wing of the All
Seasons Motor Inn on Route 28 around 11 a.m. Thursday. The two-alarm fire started
in an unoccupied downstairs room and extended to a second-floor room. A
quick aggressive stop by the Yarmouth Fire Department quickly brought it
under control. Because of the size of the building and the adverse weather
conditions, a second alarm was sounded, bringing additional help from
Dennis, Hyannis and Centerville. Investigators believe the fire may have been
ignited by a welder's torch from ongoing renovations. It was the first
major blaze for newly arrived Yarmouth Fire Chief Mike
Walker. Walker who came from Pelham, NH is seen at right. (click
here for slideshow by Copley, Morley and YFD). Photos by Kevin Morley, YFD.
Saw accident leads to near finger amputation in Truro TRURO - One person was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital after
reportedly severing a finger on a table saw in Truro. It happened about 2
p.m. at a Whitmanville Road residence. Because of the snow Medflight
could not respond so the victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Further
details were not immediately available.
Icy road sends fuel truck into tree Icy roads may have caused this oil delivery truck to skid into a
tree in Chatham. CHATHAM - Icy
road conditions caused this fuel truck to skid into a tree on Jeannette Road
in Chatham Thursday at 10:30 A.M. The driver of the truck was extricated by
Chatham Fire and Rescue personnel and transported to Cape Cod Hospital with
unknown injuries. The condition of the road was so bad that the fire
department ordered the surface to be sanded to prevent further injuries to
police and rescue personnel while they removed the male victim from the
truck. 2-6 inches of snow fell across the Cape leading to numerous
fender benders. Walking (right) was also an adventure with ice
under snow leading to several slip and fall incidents. No one
was seriously injured. Top photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN; Photo right by Frank Paparo/CWN
Drug raid results in arrest and seizure of drugs, money and
- On Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m. members of the Yarmouth,
Barnstable and Dennis Police Departments executed a search warrant issued by
the Barnstable District Court for illegal drug distribution at 105 Old
Townhouse Road in South Yarmouth.
say the investigation was based on information developed involving illegal
drug use and distribution that is part of a series of ongoing and proactive
drug distribution investigations being jointly conducted by the departments
search warrant resulted in the seizure of the following items:
63.3 grams of marijuana
12 capsules of oxycodone
$1,769.00 cash from drug sales
Digital scale used for weighing drugs
Cell phone used for drug distribution
1 Walther CP 80 .177 cal. pellet handgun
target of the 30-day investigation -- which was directed by Yarmouth Police
Department Patrol Investigator Christopher A. Kent -- was located inside the
home and placed under arrest. 20-year-old Matthew Vincent Julian of South
Yarmouth was charged with Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Class B
Drug Oxycodone, and Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drug
Marijuana. He was subsequently transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters
and was arraigned in the Barnstable District Court the next morning. He is
scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on February 4. Photos furnished by YPD
Wednesday January 14, 2009 Two-vehicle crash at bottom of exit 7 ramp on Willow Street YARMOUTH - Police are investigating a two vehicle
crash in Yarmouth Wednesday evening. One vehicle reportedly broadsided
another on Willow Street at the bottom of the exit 7 ramp from Route 6 just
after 6 p.m. Both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Traffic was
slowed in the area until the wreckage was cleared.
Car vs pole in Hyannis closes West Main Street
HYANNIS - A car vs pole crash on West Main Street by the Cape Cod
Melody Tent shut down West Main Street for an extended time. The crash
happened about 3 p.m. The driver was not injured but the utility pole was
snapped bringing wires down in the area of Pine Grove Avenue. NStar
crews were called to make repairs. The cause of the crash is under
Tuesday January 13,
2009 Man pulled
from icy Pleasant Bay in Orleans A man fell into
Pleasant Bay Tuesday off the point in the right center of this map. ORLEANS - A man was pulled from the icy waters of Pleasant Bay off
Orleans early Tuesday afternoon. The call came in shortly after
1 p.m. Orleans Police Detective Kevin Higgins says several factors
came together to help save the man. He says they received a 911 call from a
person who witnessed a boat overturn. About the same time A good Samaritan
David Reed on a marine service vessel heard the call on a scanner and raced
to the scene. He was able to pluck the man from the water and bring him to
shore. At the same time a Coast Guard helicopter which happened to be on
training maneuvers with a rescue swimmer off Chatham arrived on scene. The
victim identified as 30-year-old William P. Holland of Orleans was hoisted
aboard the helo and flown to Barnstable Municipal Airport where a Hyannis
fire ambulance rushed him to Cape Cod Hospital. According to reports Holland
who was apparently hunting at the time of the accident, was conscious and in
good spirits at CCH and is expected to fully recover. Image courtesy of Google Maps, Photos right by Bryan Joseph
Man hides in attic to avoid arrest Police lead a man in handcuffs to a cruiser after he barricaded
himself in the attic of a Hyannis home. HYANNIS - At
about 8 a.m. Tuesday the Barnstable police responded to a 911 call from a
Conamerra Circle residence in Hyannis for a verbal domestic between a mother
and her 36-year-old son. His girlfriend was also in the home at the time.
Reportedly, when the police arrived the mother wanted the son out of the
girlfriend first told the police that he was not there. Then she yelled
at the boyfriend to run and would not let the police in. In the process, she
allegedly closed the door on the hand of one of the officers. She was
arrested and held at the scene.
male subject climbed up into the attic of the one-and-a-half-story ranch and
bolted the attic door. More officers responded to the scene including the
police negotiator. It turned out that the barricaded man also had a parole
warrant and was wanted.
two hours he finally agreed to come down from the attic. He was arrested and
taken out the side door (above), as was his girlfriend (right), in handcuffs.
Court records identify her as 45-year-old Linda K. Tessier of Boston who was
charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (glass door)
and assault and battery on a police officer. Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN
Attempted murder charge follows alleged
intentional crash FALMOUTH - A Waquoit man faces several charges
after a domestic incident ended with a crash that police say was no accident.
32-year-old Mark Connery reportedly got into an argument with girlfriend
late Monday evening and turned into the woods off Blacksmith Shop Road,
crashing into a tree. The woman fled and was located
by police. Connery was arrested by police and charged with assault with
intent to murder, resisting arrest, operating under the influence of
alcohol and other motor vehicle charges. He was due to be arraigned Tuesday
Yarmouth Police Department Crimes of the Week in Review YARMOUTH - From 0800 on Monday, January 5th to 0800
on Monday, January 12th the Yarmouth Police Department logged 599 police
service calls which resulted in a variety of criminal charges against 34
people. Some of the arrests were:
1:18 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Highbank Road South Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Christopher Marino arrested Sarah Jean Marion of West
Yarmouth for OUI Liquor
9:31 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Ocean Avenue in South Yarmouth,
Patrol Officer Andrew O'Malley arrested Steven Jefferson Young
of Harwich on an Outstanding Warrant from Harwich PD
9:07 p.m. As a result of a domestic violence incident on Route 28 in
West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Cheryl Nugent Gomsey arrested Arcenio Lopes Jr.
of Lane East Falmouth for Domestic Assault and Battery
1/8 10:56 a.m. As a result of a domestic
violence incident on Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Richard
Fichter Jr. arrested Alphee J. Couture of South Yarmouth on an Outstanding
Warrant from Brookline PD
1:45 p.m. As a result of a domestic violence incident on Ernest Road in
West Yarmouth, Officer Nicholas Pasquarosa Jr. arrested Charlene Dyous of
West Yarmouth for Domestic Assault and Battery
1:10 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Route 6 in South Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Richard Fichter Jr. arrested Tove C. Meehan of South Dennis for OUI
1/10 1:14 p.m. As a result of MV Stop on
Route 6 in West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Gordon Gibbons arrested Michael
G. Grace of Plymouth, MA for Driving with a Revoked License due to being a
Habitual Traffic Offender Mugshots furnished by Yarmouth PD
MMR cadet electrocuted at sea
BUZZARDS BAY - A Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadet was electrocuted
while at sea. 24-year old Christopher Erickson of the class of 2007 was
apparently holding a wire while a circuit breaker being tested on the
chemical tanker S/R
Wilmington. He was flown to a Houston, TX hospital by helicopter but
was pronounced dead.
Man uses police phone to have heroin hidden FALMOUTH - From the "stupid criminal"
files comes this story. A Waquoit man arrested for outstanding warrants allegedly
used the Falmouth Police telephone to have a female friend hide his heroin.
This despite the clear markings all calls were recorded. Police obtained a
warrant and recovered the drugs. Now 27-year-old Cory Gilmartin faces an
additional charge of possession of class A (heroin) with intent to distribute
Monday January 12, 2009 Fire causes extensive damage to Hyannis home Hyannis firefighters outside a ranch style home on Compass
Circle that was extensively damaged. HYANNIS - A
fire caused extensive damage to Hyannis home shortly after 4 p.m. Monday.
fire at 51 Compass Circle reportedly started in the living room of the ranch
stains could be seen where windows had been broken out.
of the occupants escaped safely but one was evaluated by Hyannis EMTs.
cause of the fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious.
CWN's Frank Paparo contributed to this report, photos by Tim
Caldwell/CWN. Ocean effect snow makes for slippery morning commute CAPE COD - About an inch of fresh snow fell Monday
during the morning hours. The ocean effect snow led to several minor crashes
but no serious injuries. By early afternoon the sun was shining brightly
across most of the Cape.
Sunday January 11, 2009 Three hospitalized after two-car crash on icy road Rescuers extricate a driver after a two vehicle crash in Dennis. DENNISPORT -
Around 5:35 p.m. two Toyotas - a Camry and a 4Runner - collided on Upper
County Road in Dennisport just east of Hart Farm and Clancy's Restaurant.
Dennis ambulances and one from Harwich were called in to transport the two
women in the 4Runner and an elderly man, traveling alone in the Camry, to
Cape Cod Hospital with unknown but not life-threatening injuries.
Camry driver was extricated from his vehicle by Dennis firefighters using the
Jaws of Life.
of the crash are not known at this time but the icy roadway is a likely
cause. It was apparent from physical evidence at the scene that the vehicles
were traveling in opposite directions and collided nearly head-on. The front
left wheel of the 4Runner was torn off by the impact and something penetrated
County Road was closed in both directions until wreckers could clear the
scene. The Dennis Police department is investigating the cause of the
accident. Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN (click right images to enlarge).
Homeowner able to douse Chatham fire
CHATHAM - Firefighters were called to 115 Joshua Jethro Road about 3:30
p.m. for a report of a house fire. The homeowner was able to extinguish the
fire before they arrived. Smoke was cleared out and no one was injured.
Further details were not immediately available. Kitchen fire quickly knocked down in Hyannis Firefighters found a trash can on fire in a kitchen causing
heavy smoke in this apartment complex. HYANNIS -
Firefighters were able to quickly knock down a fire at
the Village Market Place condo complex late Sunday morning.
crews arrived at 223 Stevens Street shortly before 11:30 a.m. they
found a trash can burning. There was heat and smoke damage in the kitchen.
occupants were evacauted while heavy smoke was ventilated from the unit
(right). No injuries were reported.
Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN
Saturday January 10, 2009 Snowy roads lead to several crashes WEST BARNSTABLE - Snowy roads are leading to
several crashes across the Cape Saturday evening. Rescuers had to help a
driver out of vehicle after it rolled over on Route 6 westbound between exits
6 and 5 about 10:20 p.m. No serious injuries were reported in any of the
Drunk driver may be to blame for serious crash in Hyannis This Lincoln LS appeared to have received the most damage in a
three-vehicle crash in Hyannis. HYANNIS - A
serious crash snarled traffic in Hyannis Saturday evening. The crash happened
about 5:15 p.m. at North Street and High School Road Extension. A Lincoln LS,
Saturn Vue and Honda coupe collided. Firefighters had to extricate one of the
victims from the wreckage. The victims were taken to Cape Cod Hospital by
Hyannis and Barnstable ambulances. Barnstable Police are investigating
reports that one of the vehicles was operating erratically. Police are trying
to determine if the operator may have been under the influence at the
time of the crash. Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN
Fire badly damages Yarmouth home Firefighters were able to quickly knock down this smoky blaze in
Yarmouth Saturday. WEST
YARMOUTH At 1:31 p.m. Saturday the Yarmouth Fire Department
responded to a call from a neighbor reporting a house fire on 55 Nobby Lane
in West Yarmouth.
and personnel were dispatched from all three Yarmouth fire stations. The
owner arrived home to find firefighters dousing the blaze in the single-story
Ice-bound swan frees itself during rescue attempt A Swan became trapped in an icy Kelley's Pond in Dennis.
DENNIS A man walking his dog around 8 a.m. Saturday spotted a white
swan apparently caught in the ice in Kelleys Pond in West Dennis. Fearing
for the swans safety, he called the Dennis Fire Department to come to
the waterfowls assistance. Deploying with the dive truck, a team
responded to Pond Street on the north side of the pond, which had a skim coat
of ice. After assessing the situation, Acting Captain Tony Kent sent
Firefighter Nick Lawler, garbed in a dry suit on an ice-rescue board, to
determine the swans condition. Upon seeing the human being enter the
water, the swan flapped its wings and freed itself from the ponds icy
grip. It then began a laborious ice-breaking paddle away from the would-be
rescuer toward the western shore. Given its energetic escape, it was apparent
that the swan was uninjured so Captain Kent turned the rescue mission into an
ice-rescue drill, sending Firefighter Lawler back into the water and
dispatching Firefighter Geoff Mulholland to the rescue. Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Pit bulls reportedly get into fight CENTERVILLE - About 10
a.m. Centerville Fire received a frantic call from a woman who was walking
down Old Post Road North, a long dirt road that leads to the Marstons
Mills Water District shed and also has walking trails, saying her two pit
bulls had started to fight each other and had injured themselves.
Police and the animal control officer responded to the scene which was about
1/2 mile into the woods. Reports say the woman was able to get the dogs under
control and put them in her vehicle to take to a veterinarian. Story and photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Truro Police Achieve Accreditation TRURO - Chief John J. Thomas is pleased to announce that on January
8, 2009 the Truro Police department was awarded accreditation status by the
Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission for the third time.
by an assessment team in November that the Truro Police Department met the
Commission's standards is part of a voluntary process to gain state
accreditation -- a self-initiated evaluation process by which police
departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established.
accreditation program consists of 253 mandatory standards as well as 122
optional standards. In order to achieve accreditation status, the department
must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 60% of the optional
standards. The department met the mandatory standards as well as 64% of the
accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional
excellence. This achievement, to meet and maintain standards, which have been
established for the profession, by the profession, is a team effort by the
entire police department. This is the third time that the department has been
examined. The Department was first accredited in 2002 and at the time was the
fourth department in the state and the first on Cape Cod to achieve such
interested in learning more about this program may call the Department's
Accreditation Manager, Lt. Lundborn.
Friday January 9, 2009 One critical after Mashpee head-on crash Two cars collided head-on on Route 130 in Mashpee critically
injuring one person. MASHPEE - One
person was critically injured in a head-on crash in Mashpee Friday evening.
The crash happened on Route 130 at Lovell's Lane. The driver of a
Pontiac Grand Prix that collided with a Chevy Lumina had to be extricated and
was rushed to the Mashpee Police/Fire station to meet a Medflight helicopter
for transport to a Boston hospital. Two people in the Lumina were taken to
Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. The crash is
under investigation by Mashpee Police. Photos courtesy of Bryan Joseph
Sad end to search for missing Cotuit man The body of Robert Ouellette, missing since December 30,
was found outside this vacant Truro summer home. TRURO -
There is a sad end to the desperate search for a missing Cotuit man. Cape
Wide News has learned the body of 80-year-old Robert Ouellette was discovered
Friday afternoon outside a vacant summer home in Truro. Barnstable Police
confirm a caretaker checking the house at 24
Great Hills Road (map) made the tragic discovery. The house is in a
remote area down a long one-lane dirt road overlooking Pamet Harbor. The
house cannot be easily seen from the road. Ouellette disappeared on December
30 after going to a Hyannis car dealership to pick up his car. Ouellette's
Mercury Marquis was discovered parked on an adjacent property also not
readily visible. State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands
District Attorney's office were on scene along with Truro Police. Cape &
Islands D.A. Michael O'Keefe said Saturday an autopsy would be performed to determine
the exact cause of death. Barnstable Police told CWN that Ouellette's family
has no ties to anyone in Truro and his wife never expected him to
be there. Top photo by Tim Caldwell; photo right provided by family
Cape towns prepare for another snowstorm CAPE COD - Towns are preparing for an expected
snowstorm over the weekend. 5-10 inches are possible Saturday night into
Sunday morning. There will be a parking ban in effect in Dennis from 6:00 PM
Saturday through 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2009. Vehicles parked on the
street may be towed. Motorists are asked to limit travel if possible to allow
Public Works staff to effectively plow the snow. Other towns will likely
follow suit with parking bans.
Tanning salon evacuated after electrical fire SANDWICH - About 3:25 p.m. Sandwich firefighters
responded to a reported structure fire at Sunsational Tanning inside the
Sandwich Taverna Plaza at 390 Route 130. Firefighters discovered an
electrical malfunction had caused the problem and the fire was out. No
injuries were reported. Story submitted by Bryan Joseph
Armed robber quickly nabbed in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Quick work by Falmouth Police led to the capture of a suspect
in a daring broad-daylight robbery at knifepoint. Falmouth
Police tell CWN about 11:40 a.m. they responded to the reported armed
robbery at the Cumberland Farms on Main Street. Using
a description of the suspect along with the last known direction of
flight, officers cordoned off an area in and around Alma Road and
Worcester Court using all available on-duty officers along with two officers
working a traffic detail. The responding officers were able to track
down and arrest the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Jeremia J. Vidito of
Falmouth. Evidence of the crime was recovered along with the cash that was
allegedly stolen during the robbery. Vidito is due to be arraigned in
Falmouth District Court on Monday.
Thursday January 8, 2009 Two crashes in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Rescuers were kept busy with two separate crashes in Falmouth
Thursday evening. The first crash happened just after 6 p.m. on North
Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) by the Silver Lounge. No injuries were reported
but NStar had to respond to replace a utility pole that was snapped. Then
about an hour and a half later two vehicles collided on Route 151 at
Currier Road. One person was taken to Falmouth Hospital with a head
injury. Route 151 was closed for a time while the wreckage was cleared.
Falmouth Police are investigating both crashes. Strong winds cause power outages CAPE COD - Gusty winds felled trees onto
power lines causing two major outages on the Cape Thursday afternoon.
One scene was along Santuit-Newtown Road in Marstons Mills, the
other on County Road in the Monument Beach section of Bourne. NStar was
working to restore those and a handful of other scattered outages.
Two crashes on notorious stretch of Route 28 in
Centerville This GMC Yukon apparently rear-ended a pickup truck on Route 28
in Centerville. CENTERVILLE - A
notorious stretch of Route 28 is the scene of yet two more
10:15 a.m. a GMC Yukon rear-ended a Ford Explorer pickup on Route 28
between Old Stage Road and Phinney's Lane.
pickup truck driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation.
crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police
of Route 28 which widens to four lanes by the Centerville Plaza has been
the scene of countless crashes.
fact within an hour and a half police returned to handle a
second collision between a Toyota Tundra pickup and Nissan
Sedan that occurred in almost the same spot.
one was injured but the Nissan had to be towed.
Photos by Frank Paparo
Wednesday January 7, 2009 Key Prescription Drug Dealer Arrested in West Yarmouth YARMOUTH
-On Tuesday at 11:45 p.m. members of the Barnstable and Yarmouth
Police Departments executed an arrest warrant at room 217 of the Travelodge
Motel located at 216 Route 28 West Yarmouth. The suspect, 42-year-old Valerie
E. Campos, was charged with Two Felony Counts Trafficking in Class A
Narcotic Oxycodone, and Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Class E
Narcotic Xanax. Campos and transported to the Barnstable Police Department
where she was held overnight and transported to the Barnstable District Court
for arraignment. She is currently being held at the Barnstable County
Correctional Facility in Bourne on $25,000 bail.
Police tell CWN the arrest of Campos completed a two year investigation
involving the interstate transportation and distribution of large quantities
of prescription narcotics, namely Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Xanax. Barnstable
Detective Colin Kelley and Dennis Detective Jack Brady were the primary
the investigation, Detectives learned that Valerie Campos had been traveling
from Cape Cod to Las Vegas for the purpose of obtaining thousands of
prescription pills which she and her associates subsequently sold on the
streets of Cape Cod. Campos carried many of the pills on her person as she
flew back to Massachusetts. Detectives identified at least 32 cross country
flights taken by Campos between 2006 and 2008. Campos paid approximately
twenty thousand dollars in airfare for the travel.
also discovered that Campos and her husband, Benjamin Carpenter (age 35 of Hyannis),
routinely received Fed-Ex shipments of pills from the Las Vegas area. In
August of 2008, Detectives intercepted an overnight Fed-Ex package addressed
to Campos and retrieved by Carpenter in Hyannis. Detectives observed
Carpenter flag down a Fed-Ex delivery driver on Ridgewood Drive in Hyannis
and obtain the package. A search warrant was obtained for the package and
Detectives seized approximately 340 diverted prescription pills.
November 14, 2008, Detectives discovered that Campos had once again flown to
Las Vegas to purchase a large quantity of prescription pills. Upon returning
to Hyannis, Campos, who has many aliases, was arrested on numerous unrelated
warrants. Campos was found to be in possession of approximately one thousand
Oxycodone tablets and 100 Xanax tablets. The street value of the seized
narcotics was approximately $30,000 dollars. It is estimated, based on
information obtained from Campos, that between 2006 and 2008, Campos and her
associates obtained and/or sold approximately twenty five thousand diverted
prescription pills with a street value of roughly $500,000 dollars. The
investigation continues and Barnstable Detectives are working with Las Vegas
authorities on the case and additional arrests are expected. Mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police Car vs tree on Camp Street WEST YARMOUTH -Shortly
after noon on Wednesday a woman lost control of her car headed north on Camp
Street. The vehicle crossed the road and hit a tree on the other side. The
Yarmouth Fire Department transported her to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown
injuries. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash. Photo by Richard Copley/CWN
East Dennis fire blamed on wood-stove vent pipe DENNIS - Dennis Fire Department Deputy
Chief Robert Tucker reported that the Monday night fire that severely damaged
an East Dennis home (see story below) was most probably caused by the
wood-stove vent pipe igniting combustibles.
Provincetown Police warn of telephone scam PROVINCETOWN - On Wednesday, the
Provincetown Police Department received a complaint from a concerned citizen
about a possible phone scam. An unidentified female subject stated she was
trying to raise money to purchase computers to put into ambulances
nationwide. The caller requested a donation and wanted to obtain bank account
information to process the payment. The caller also gave a contact number and
stated she was from a company called "Medical Direct Intent." The
caller ID displayed was 1-800-891-7636. There are many phone scams and
typically the goal is to get you to reveal personal information, bank account
information, or to make you do something that will result in unwanted charges
on your bank accounts. Please remember to use caution when giving personal or
financial information over the telephone. If you receive a phone call
requesting this type of information DO NOT GIVE IT OUT and try to obtain the
caller's name, phone number and company name, if possible, and report the
you feel you have been the victim of a phone scam please contact the
Provincetown Police at 508-487-1212 to report the incident.
web site http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/
has media information about telemarketing calls. This would be excellent
information to pass on to the public to curb unwanted telemarketing calls.
CWN storm team coverage: Slippery morning commute CAPE
COD - Early morning sleet and freezing rain changed to plain
rain but slushy roads have made for a slow morning commute. Several fender
benders were reported and NStar crews were called to repair a few scattered
power outages from icing on power lines. The rain continued heavy at times
during the day with up to an inch and half reported in in some areas. Deep
puddles formed in parking lots and roads, causing a few cars to stall. Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Rollover crash in Marstons Mills MARSTONS MILLS - A driver escaped injury but
had to be helped out of their vehicle after it rolled on its side. The crash
happened about 2:30 a.m. at Race Lane and Old Mill Road.
Police believe icy roads contributed to the crash.
Yarmouth gets rapid call system YARMOUTH - Rapid Alert Phone System Announcement
The Rapid Alert System is an automated notification system used to alert
citizens in the event of an emergency. The system is hosted by the Barnstable
County Sheriffs Office and is now available for use by the Yarmouth Police Department.
Anyone who has a listed home and/or business phone number will automatically
receive an alert notification. All numbers in the Rapid Alert System are kept
strictly confidential and calls are placed solely for emergency and public
The system may be used to communicate with citizens for notification of:
Yarmouth Residents may register their cell phone numbers or unlisted home
phone numbers to receive notifications. For more information about Rapid
Alert or to register additional telephone numbers you should visit Barnstable County Sheriff's Office on the
web and then click on the "Rapid Alert" link.
If you have other questions you may send them via email or call:
Tuesday January 6, 2009 Pedestrian struck in Mashpee MASHPEE - A pedestrian was struck and seriously
injured in Mashpee Tuesday evening. It happened about 10 p.m. on Hilltop
Road. Mashpee Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately
Car vs pole in Hyannis HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating a
car vs pole crash in Hyannis. The crash happened shortly after 7 p.m. at the
intersection of Scudder Avenue and Greenwood Avenue. At least one person
was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. NStar was called to
make repairs. Further details were not immediately available.
CO detector likely saves Dennis family DENNIS - A carbon monoxide detector likely saved a Dennis family early
Tuesday morning. A girl in the house on Jasmine Lane was awoken by the
detector. Firefighters found readings of 500 parts per million (PPM) of the
colorless, odorless gas. Anything over 35 PPM requires firefighters to don
their breathing apparatus. The family was checked out and appeared to be
fine. A technician found a crack in a vent pipe for a stove.
Three arrested after break-in, chase in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Three people were arrested during the investigation of a
break-in that led to a wild chase in Falmouth Monday evening. It began with
the discovery of the break in at a Kompass Drive residence in East Falmouth.
Police arrested a neighbor, 45-year-old Sandra L. Costa in connection with
the break in.
the investigation a police K-9 dog apparently spooked two men who fled
the area in a Honda. A chase wound down Route 151 and the Honda struck a
police cruiser twice before crashing on Twin Hill Road and becoming
inoperable. Officer Theodore Williams was not injured. The two occupants of
the Honda fled on foot.
went to a residence where the Honda was parked and received permission to
search the house. 30-year-old Richard M. Ferreira of Fall River and
21-year-old Steven M. Santos of Westport were discovered hiding in the attic.
Police also reportedly recovered stolen designer clothes.
was charged with receiving stolen property over $250, two counts of assault
with a dangerous weapon (the car), disorderly conduct, operating negligently
to endanger, failure to obey a police officer, failure to kepe right, a
marked lane violation, failure to slow, failure to stop for a police officer,
speeding, and operating with a suspended license. Santos was charged
with receiving stolen property over $250, disorderly conduct and an
Costa was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to
commit a felony, larceny of property over $250, and wanton destruction of
property over $250.
Yarmouth Police Department Crimes of the Week in Review YARMOUTH -From 0800 on Monday, December
29th to 0800 on Monday, January 5th the Yarmouth Police Department logged 657
police service calls which resulted in a variety of criminal charges against
42 people. Some of the persons charged are:
12/29 3:00 p.m. As a result of MV stop on
Short Way in West Yarmouth, Patrol Sergeant Francis Hennessey arrested
Benjamin Johnson-Brown of East Harwich for Failure to Stop For Police
12/29 5:00 p.m. On Route 28 Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Michael Zontini arrested John P. Saba of South Yarmouth an an
1:34 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Forest Road in South
Yarmouth, Patrol Officer James Cheverie arrested Kimberly Ann Sharples
of West Yarmouth for OUI Liquor
12/30 2:00 p.m. As a result of domestic
incident on Route 6A in Yarmouthport, Patrol Officer Andrew O'Malley arrested
a 15 Year Old Juvenile from Yarmouthport for Assault and Battery
12/31 1:22 a.m. As a result of a suspicious
person investigation on Hudson Road in West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer
Christopher Marino arrested Taurian Rogers of West Yarmouth for Trafficking
3:05 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Route 28 in West Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Scott Lundegren arrested Thomas M. Latanowich of Somerville on
three Outstanding Felony Warrants
8:59 a.m. As a result of domestic violence incident on Route 28 in
West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Michael Kramer arrested Morris D. Butler
of West Yarmouth for Assault and Battery
1:47 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Patrol
Officer Mary Gibney arrested Elizabeth M. Bean of Barnstable for Minor in
Possession of Alcohol and three outstanding warrants
1:55 a.m. As a result of MV stop on Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Detective
Sergeant Charles Peterson arrested Sara C. Johnson of Sagamore for OUI Liquor
9:11 p.m. As a result of a domestic violence incident on Route 28 in
South Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Michael Zontini arrested Roger D. Marsh of
South Yarmouth for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and
Intimidating a Witness/Obstruction of Justice
10:04 p.m. As a result of a domestic violence incident on Monroe Lane
in West Yarmouth, Patrol Officer Lou Nickinello arrested Raul G. Calle of
West Yarmouth for Assault and Battery
3:21 a.m. As a result of MV Stop on Regional Avenue in South
Yarmouth, Patrol Sergeant Gerard Britt arrested Catherine E. Hollander
of Dennis for OUI liquor (2nd offense).
Mugshots furished by Yarmouth Police
Crash blocks Route 6 traffic in Eastham EASTHAM - (WXTK) A multi-car crash on
route 6 in Eastham had most of the road in that stretch shut down for about a
half-hour. Reports from the scene indicate three vehicles were involved near
the Tedeschi's convenience store around 7:30 a.m. Police say a Subaru Legacy
driven by 20-year-old Nicholas Leduc exited the entrance of the Tedeschi's
and collided with a Honda Odyssey van driven by 17-year-old Adeline
Harrington of East Dennis. The van collided with a Ford Explorer driven by
50-year-old David Kiklis of Eastham before rolling on its side. Three
people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Eastham and Wellfleet
ambulances. None of the injuries appear life-threatening. Eastham Police
are continue to investigate.
Man charged with attacking girlfriend in Harwich HARWICH - (WXTK) A Harwich man is facing charges
that he grabbed his girlfriend by her throat -- threw her to the ground --
and threatened to kill his roommate's son. Harwich Police responded to a
9-1-1 domestic violence call just before 2 a.m. this morning at a Harold
Street residence. The girlfriend told officers that 45-year-old Mark
McDonnell allegedly attacked her and ripped the phone from her hand as she
tried calling police. McDonnell fled before police arrived, but was
spotted a short time later in the neighborhood and taken into custody. He's
charged with assault and battery (domestic) and intimidating a witness.
McDonnell also had two outstanding arrest warrants.
Kidnapping charge leveled in Orleans domestic dispute ORLEANS - An Orleans man is facing
serious charges after an apparent domestic dispute with a
woman. The woman reportedly told Orleans Police 43-year-old Gerald Bates
of Orleans threatened her with a large candlestick and locked her in a
bedroom by screwing the door shut last Friday. Bates was charged with
kidnapping, intimidation of a witness, and assault with a dangerous weapon. He
was arraigned Monday in Orleans District Court and was ordered held
without bail at the house of correction pending another appearance in
court this Thursday.
Applicants Sought for Citizen Police Academy YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department is
beginning the 17th Session of our Citizen Police Academy on Wednesday,
January 28, 2009. This program offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look
at modern progressive law enforcement in Massachusetts and our community.
Academy meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM in the Law
Enforcement Training Center at Yarmouth Police Headquarters. The Academy runs
through April 15th (see schedule for details).
q Applications are
available in the lobby of Yarmouth Police Headquarters q All applicants will be
subject to a background check. q If selected-applicants
will be notified by phone
is the original and longest running Citizen Police Academy on Cape Cod-it is
funded by a Community Policing Grant awarded by the Massachusetts Executive
Office of Public Safety and Security-and is open to all qualified Cape
Codders at no cost.
more information contact Yarmouth Police Department Citizen Police Academy
Director Officer Nicholas R. Pasquarosa, Jr. at 508-775-0445 extension 251.
Monday January 5, 2009 East Dennis blaze severely damages home Smoke billows from a house in East Dennis late Monday evening. EAST
DENNIS - (Click
here for slideshow) The call came in to the Dennis Fire Department at
10:32 p.m. Monday for a structure fire in East Dennis at 75 Sears Road. When
the first company arrived the firefighters found flames pouring out of the
rambling two-story dwelling tucked back off the road at the intersection of
Sears and Monument View Roads. According to reports at the scene, the
homeowner had just returned from a Florida vacation and had lit a fire in the
wood stove. As he was climbing into bed he heard a rattling sound. At first
he thought it was his dog but when he went to investigate, he opened a door
into the living area and flames jumped out. He was able to quickly evacuate
the house with his dog. Crews from Brewster and Harwich joined the Dennis
Fire Department in battling the smoky blaze that left the house heavily
damaged. Crews were on scene for a little over two hours. The Dennis Water
Department and NStar were called to the scene to shut off utilities. The
exact cause of the fire is under investigation by Dennis Deputy Chief Robert
Tucker. At right firefighters inspect a wood stove that may have been a
source of the fire (click to enlarge). Story and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
First on Cape Wide News: Fishing trawler grounds off Dennis The fishing trawler Kimberly Ann grounded off Crowe's Pasture
off Dennis Monday afternoon.
DENNIS - An approximately 50-foot fishing vessel from Wellfleet
grounded off Crowe's Pasture about a half mile east of Sesuit Harbor early
Monday afternoon. The Coast Guard was monitoring the situation.
unidentified civilian vessel (right) was standing by to try to help pull the
Kimberly Ann off the shoal.
the end the skipper, was able to free the vessel under its own power as
the tide began to come in. The vessel appeared to have escaped any
Photos by Kevin Morley/CWN
Two-vehicle collision in Sandwich
SANDWICH - Sandwich Police are investigating a two-vehicle
collision Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Quaker Meetinghouse
Road at Mill Pond Road. The drivers were evaluated at the scene. Photo courtesy of Bryan Joseph
One taken to hospital after gas leak A firefighter checks a rooftop unit after a gas leak in Hyannis.
A National Grid service van is at left. HYANNIS - One
person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation after a gas leak in
Hyannis Monday morning.
were called to 20 Willow Avenue about 9 a.m.
say two new gas units were apparently leaking in the units on the Center
Street side of the complex which is a mix of residental and business space.
Grid was called to make repairs.
Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN Slippery morning commute CAPE COD - There wasn't much precipitation but with
temperature right around freezing it was enough to make area roads slick for
the morning commute. A few minor crashes were reported but no serious
injuries. Police advised motorists to slow down. Reports say some school
buses were running a little late. A larger coastal storm will affect the
Cape Tuesday night into Wednesday. At this point it looks like mainly rain.
A reminder that the ice is unsafe on all ponds,
lakes etc. TRURO - Before tragedy strikes it is important that everyone be
aware about the dangers of unsafe ice. Local ice is not safe due to the
temperature flucuations. A man drowned after falling through thin ice in
Middleboro last week. The Truro Police offer the following Ice Safety Tips:
Never go onto the ice alone. A friend may be able to rescue you or go
for help if you fall through the ice.
Always keep your pets on a leash. If a pet falls through the ice do
not attempt to rescue your pet, go for help.
New ice is usually stronger than old ice. As ice ages, the bond
between the crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not
Beware of ice covered with snow. Snow can insulate ice and keep it
strong, but can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide
cracks, weak and open ice.
Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from
the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating.
Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large
number of springs) is generally 15% weaker.
Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate. It can be one foot
thick in one spot and be only one inch thick 10 feet away.
Reach-Throw-Go. If a companion falls through the ice and you are
unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper
cables, tree branch, etc.). If this does not work, go for help before you
also become a victim. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately.
If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction you came
from. Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by
kicking your feet. Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll
away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight
distributed until you return to solid ice.
By following safety procedures, you can be safe and enjoy the many winter
activities offered by the great outdoors.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and
Engineering Laboratory, Colorado State Parks Department, Minnesota Department
of Natural Resources)
Sunday January 4, 2009 Provincetown ladder truck in service This 85 foot ladder truck will service Provincetown until a
permanent truck can be built. PROVINCETOWN - Provincetown's temporary ladder
truck was put into service Sunday afternoon. The 1974 former Orleans Maxim
truck was purchased for $4000 by the non-profit Provincetown Firemen's
Association for use until a replacement truck can be ordered and
built. The temporary truck won't fit down many of Provincetown's narrow
side streets but will still be of great use on any blaze along congested
Commercial Street and Bradford Street. The old ladder was totaled two months
ago in a crash during a road test. Officials allege Firefighter Eli Martinez
was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. Editors note: Tim Caldwell is a Provincetown firefighter.
Good Samaritan frees trapped Canada Goose Provincetown Firefighter Jay Meads helps free a Canada goose
after it got stuck in a soccer net. PROVINCETOWN - A
good Samaritan came to the rescue after a Canada goose got himself into
a bit of a jam.
Firefighter Jay Meads spotted the goose trapped in a soccer goal net at a
field along Route 6.
was able to carefully untangle the goose and set it free none the worse
for wear just seconds after this photo at right was taken.
don't recommend people try to free birds on their own but instead
call for professional help as the frightened fowl could panic and bite a well
Story and photos by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Saturday January 3, 2009 Cape Cod residents rescue sinking boaters in Florida ISLAMORADA, FL - Three Cape Cod residents
were in the right place at the right time Monday. Wayne Favior, Jason
Stone and Allan Morris were waiting for a mooring at a shipwreck site
off Islamorada in the Florida Keys when they observed a sportfishing boat
tied to the mooring rapidly sink. The trio rescued the three women and
two dogs on the approximately 30-foot Lhurs, bringing them onto their
18-foot craft. Three men diving on the wreck surfaced to find their support
boat gone. All involved are said to be fine. The Coast Guard and a
salvage company responded to the scene. See related article
and photo here. Special thanks to the CWN reader who tipped us off.
Woman rescued after getting locked inside old diner
HYANNIS - At 10 a.m. Barnstable Police received a 911 from a
woman, possibly a caretaker of the now-defunct Collucci's diner at South and
Sea Streets in Hyannis. She reported that she had accidentally locked herself
in the building. Barnstable police officers were able to force entry and free
the woman. Hyannis firefighters also responded and discovered that the
water pipes had burst, apparently from the recent cold snap and
thaw. They requested building and wiring inspectors from the town to
assess the situation. Before housing Collucci's diner, the building held Urano's
restaurant, noted for its celebrity clientele including the Kennedys. The
diner and lot are currently for sale. Story and photo by Frank Paparo/CWN
Friday January 2, 2009 Jeep vs tree in Dennis DENNIS A Jeep Liberty headed south on Corporation Road in
Dennis village smashed into a tree shortly before midnight Friday. The
vehicle bounced off the tree and ended up headed north in the southbound
lane. The driver and passenger, a young woman and young man, were uninjured
although the Jeep was heavily damaged. The crash occurred around 100 yards
north of the Whig Street-Elm Street intersection with Corporation Road. The
road surface was somewhat slick at the time of the accident with temperatures
in the mid-twenties. Dennis police are investigating. Story and photo by Kevin Morley/CWN
Vehicle vs tree in Centerville CENTERVILLE - One person was taken to CCH with serious
but-non life threatening injuries after their vehicle struck a tree in
Centerville. It happened just before midnight on Route 28 near the Bell Tower
Mall. Barnstable Police are investigating.
Stabbing reported in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating a reported stabbing in
Hyannis Friday evening. The victim arrived at the police station
about 9:30 p.m. and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Hyannis
ambulance. Police are investigating a Main Street apartment complex as
the apparent location of the original incident. We'll bring you further
details as we get them. Several slightly injured in Route 6 ramp crash BARNSTABLE - At least 5 people were evaluated after a
two vehicle crash in Barnstable around 6:15 p.m. Friday evening. The crash
happened on the ramp from Route 132 to Route 6 eastbound. None of the
injuries were serious but the volume of patients required a Mass Casualty
Incident (MCI) declaration. Police are investigating if one of the vehicles
may have hit a patch of ice.
Medical condition may have led to Falmouth crash FALMOUTH - Officials are investigating if a medical
condition triggered a two vehicle rear-end crash on Teaticket Highway (Route
28) in Falmouth around 4:45 p.m. One person was reportedly in cardiac arrest
when rescuers arrived. Further details were not immediately available.
Willow Street in Yarmouth closed after rollover The driver of this Jeep needed help getting out of it but was
not seriously injured in the crash. YARMOUTH - A
section of Willow Street was closed for about an hour during the morning
commute because of a rollover crash. The major artery into Hyannis from the
outer Cape was closed between Higgins Crowell Road and Camp Street
because of a two-vehicle crash that happened by the NStar plant shortly
before 6:30 a.m. A Jeep wound up on its side after colliding with a Ford
Escort. Two people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital, one reportedly with
serious but not life-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation
by Yarmouth Police who will be looking to see if icy roads played a role. Photos by Richard Copley/CWN
Thursday January 1, 2009 Concern grows for missing Cotuit man
COTUIT - Concern is growing for a missing 80-year-old Cotuit man
especially after the snowstorm and bitter cold. Robert Ouellette never returned
home Tuesday after he and his wife went to a local car repair shop to pick up
a car. He was last seen driving a light blue 2000 Mercury Marquis like the
one above with MA plate 472BXC. Anyone with information is asked to contact
Barnstable Police at (508) 775-0387.
Local roads still slippery
YARMOUTH - Local police report roads still have slippery spots
especially where snow is drifting back onto them. Several crashes have been reported
in Yarmouth like this one at Willow Street and Higgins Crowell. No
serious injuries have been reported. Strong winds also blew down a signal
light on Willow Street at Route 28. Story and photos by Richard Copley/CWN
Man escapes serious injury after fall from roof YARMOUTH - A man was able to escape serious injury
after reportedly falling from a roof in Yarmouth. It happened around
12:30 p.m. on River Street. When rescuers arrived the man was
alert and walking around. CWN's Richard Copley contributed to this report
Struck hydrant lowers water pressure in Harwich HARWICH - Police have found a hit & run
suspect who allegedly struck a fire hydrant in Harwich after he
left a big clue at the scene. Harwich Police tell CWN about 5 a.m.
Officer Petell responded to Great Western Road for a tree that was blocking
the road. On arrival, it was determined that the tree had been uprooted due
to a broken fire hydrant. It was determined that a vehicle had hit the fire
hydrant and left the scene.
Great Western Road was closed for approximately 10 hours while the Harwich
Water Department battled the frigid conditions to replace the hydrant and
filled in a twelve foot by thirty foot sink hole. The break caused low
pressure and discoloration of the water. Officials also say two
cranberry bogs in the area were also damaged.
While the Water Department was pumping water out of the sink hole a
Massachusetts license plate and part of a front vehicle bumper was located.
The vehicle registration plate came back to 20-year-old Christopher Guinen of
Harwich. Officers located the damaged vehicle at his residence. Guinen was
charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident after causing
Man violently beaten in Wellfleet, two suspects arrested One suspect was accused in previous assault WELLFLEET - A local man was seriously injured in
an assault three days before Christmas in Wellfleet. Wellfleet Police
did not originally confirm the incident to CWN but this week's
Provincetown Banner reports the victim whom the paper identifies as Sam
Scherer was repeatedly kicked in the head by two men. Scherer
was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital and needed surgery at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center in Boston before being released. Justin Parietti and
Alefandro Mainho both 22, were arrested and charged with assault
and battery causing serious bodily injury. The attack allegedly ensued over
an argument about a television. According to CWN archives Parietti was a
suspect in another violent
attack in Provincetown on Commercial Street August 21st, last year. He
was also arrested by Harwich Police on October 2nd of last year after
reportedly interfering with police at a stabbing scene in