Seizure at the beach; Smoke fills Dennis PD; Falmouth MC vs MV; hit & run suspect sought in Dennis

dennisseizure002_edited_600           The anguish is written on the faces of everyone at the scene on the Harwich-Dennis Nantucket Sound beach

dennisseizurecombo_631Apparent near-drowning turns out to be a seizure
13 year old girl is rescued Friday afternoon

HARWICH/DENNIS town line - The original call was for a drowning victim on the beach at Belmont Rd. and Chase Ave. 

However when paramedics from both towns arrived it turned out to be a 13 year old girl who had a seizure.  

She was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. 

In these photos you see rescue personnel working on her at the beach, then they carry her to a waiting ambulance.  

Photos by Jake O'Callaghan



Light ballast sparks fears of fire at Dennis PD

Firefighters examine air-conditioning unit on roof at rear of Dennis Police station.  Kevin Morley
- As fire fighters responded to a report of smoke at the Dennis Police Department on Route 134 in South Dennis at approximately 1:30 AM, they didn't initially know if the call was for the old station or the new one -- still under construction next door. It turned out to be the old building. Upon arrival, personnel were deployed to the roof at the rear of the station to examine an air-conditioning unit that had undergone maintenance on Friday. After further investigation inside the building, the light hazy smoke was found to be emanating from an overheating light ballast in a recessed fixture in a second-floor detectives office. No one was injured and police operations continued uninterrupted.

Power knocked out on first night of county fair
- A power failure darkened part of the Barnstable County Fair on opening night. Its not clear what caused the outage but NStar was called to make repairs. Midway rides were not affected as they have their own generator system.

Dennis Police seek hit & run suspect

A man was reportedly dragged by a vehicle he tried to ask to slow down here. Speed limit is 5 MPH (inset).
DENNIS - The tranquility of a summer afternoon was shattered in Dennis when a man reportedly trying to slow down a vehicle speeding in a residential neighborhood is allegedly grabbed and dragged along by the vehicle before being thrown down to the side of the road. Dennis reporter Kevin Morley tells us at approximately 5:30 PM Friday afternoon on Chase's South Ocean Grove a middle-aged man attempted to slow down a silver SUV that was speeding along the narrow and hilly road of the cottage colony (above) near Old Wharf Road in Dennisport. Witnesses report that as the vehicle approached the man, he signaled for the driver to slow down. At that point, an occupant of the vehicle apparently reached out and grabbed the man. The vehicle kept moving, dragging him down the road. When the vehicle reached Old Wharf Road, it turned east and the man was flung off into the road, hitting his head. He was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment by Dennis Rescue. The incident was witnessed by neighbors and the man's daughter who was visibly shaken. This man (right) attempted to pursue the vehicle on foot but was unable to get a license number. Neighbors report that they have seen the suspect vehicle speeding through the neighborhood before, as recently as last night. Police are investigating and reportedly looking for a gray Nissan Xterra or Pathfinder. Anyone with information is urged to contact Dennis Police at (508) 394-1315. Photos by Kevin Morley. 

Motorcyclist injured in collision with vehicle
- A motorcyclist was injured after he collided with a vehicle in Falmouth. It happened about 6 PM Friday on Central Park Circuit at Little Rock Avenue. The victim was taken to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening. Falmouth Police are investigating. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on