Hyannis incidents; Falmouth crash; Harwich Firefighters do Christmas; P'town tree restored

Police rush to reported disturbance at Hyannis condo complex

Police cruisers surround a condo complex after a reported disturbance in one of the units.
HYANNIS - At 2 p.m. Saturday Barnstable Police responded to a 911 call at Founders Court condos 979 Falmouth Road (Route 28) reporting screaming, banging and yelling from one of the apartments. Originally only two units arrived then a third and fourth were called in because police cound not enter the condo and no one answered the door. They also had only a limited view of the inside. A Barnstable Police Sergeant was also unable to raise anyone. A neighbor reportedly told police there had been serious domestic disturbances there in the past and police were apparently also familiar with the occupants and needed to make sure no one was injured. All five officers went inside but could not find anyone. When they were satisfied that everything was OK they left. Police were taking no chances remembering an incident at the same complex about 10 years ago when an estranged husband forced his way into an apartment and shot and killed his ex-wife while the small children were in another room before turning the gun on himself.
(Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Stubborn grass fire keeps Hyannis firefighters busy

- At 11:30 a.m. Saturday Hyannis Fire received cell calls from passing motorists on Yarmouth Road reporting a fire in the woods behind Robies Refrigeration along the railroad tracks. Firefighters parked the engine in the lot and walked to the rear of the area while police checked out the Mary Dunn Way side. They found the area blocked by a Jersey barrier and had to walk the hoses in on foot. The fire was put out in 20 minutes. (Story and photos by Frank Paparo/CWN).
Harwich firefighters getting into the spirit
Putting up the lights for the annual Harwich Christmas Stroll 
HARWICH - The local firefighters are getting everything ready for the Christmas Tree lighting at Harold Doane Memorial Park, Post Office Square, Harwich Port.

Firefighter/electrician John Ayer readies lights while atop Ladder 66 while  firefighter/electrician Leonard Kalbach attaches the colorful lights to the tree.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, November 30, just before the start of the annual Harwich Port Christmas stroll.

This year East Harwich is also planning a Christmas Stroll centered around the Route 39 and 137 intersection.

The new East Harwich stroll is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, December 1. 
(Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN)...
CWN followup: And in P-Town the Christmas tree is glowing brightly again

- The Christmas Tree at Lopes Square is aglow in all its glory again. We told you Thursday about a "Grinch" taking bulbs causing large sections to go out. Seems a Santa worked some magic sometime Friday and our cameras caught the majestic scene Saturday evening. (Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN).

Single-vehicle crash on Menauhant Road at Menauhant Beach

FALMOUTH - A Lexus sedan driving west on Menauhant Road swerved to the left, crossed the left lane and drove up on the guard rail. Although the aftermath appeared dramatic, the single driver occupant was uninjured and refused transport by Falmouth Fire/Rescue.

A Falmouth fire engine remained on the scene due to leaking fluids while two wreckers worked to remove the vehicle from atop the guard rail.

Traffic in the area was tied up for some time due to the narrow road along the beach area and the limited access for the wreckers.

(Story and photo by C. Eric Tinglof/CWN).

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