Hyannis brothers busted during drug raid Wednesday; Dennis authorities investigate recent spate of brush fires

Hyannis brothers busted during drug raid Wednesday

Officer injured as suspects attempt to flee the scene

HYANNIS - A drug raid conducted by Barnstable narcotics detectives and members of the department's SCU (Street Crimes Unit) resulted in the arrest of two brothers Wednesday, according to a Barnstable police release.  During a two-month narcotics investigation, detectives learned that several local drug traffickers were being supplied crack and powder cocaine by the residents of 70 Winter Street, Apt. A in Hyannis. Detective Colin Kelley obtained a search warrant for the residence after undercover cocaine buys were made at the apartment.

Wednesday night, as authorities served the search warrant, several suspects attempted to flee the apartment including 24-year-old Terence Silvera and his brother, 26-year-old Tyreke Silvera. The Silvera brothers, both residents of the apartment, were tackled by police and placed under arrest outside the home.

During the raid, detectives seized over $5,500 in cash and 150 grams of powder and crack cocaine. A quantity of Oxycodone, Methadone, Ecstasy and marijuana were also confiscated by police. 

Terence Silvera, who is well known to detectives, and his brother Tyreke, were charged with trafficking cocaine (100-200 grams), three counts of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute (Methadone, Oxycodone and Ecstasy) and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Both brothers were arraigned in Barnstable District Court Thursday morning. Terence was held on $25,000 bail and Tyreke was held on $20,000 bail. According to police, Terence Silvera was arrested for cocaine trafficking in October of 2010.  He was indicted in Barnstable Superior Court and was out on bail at the time of this arrest.

According to police, during the raid, two women attempting to flee by car, struck an SCU officer in the process. The officer sustained several injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital. The women will face a variety of charges as a result of striking the officer.

Source: Barnstable Police Department.

Dennis authorities investigate recent spate of brush fires

DENNIS - The Dennis Fire and Police Departments are investigating a recent spate of brush fires in the South Dennis area this week, according to a Dennis Fire Department release. T fires, according to Deputy Chief Robert Tucker, appear to have been intentionally set.

The first of five fires was discovered in a wooded area near Old Bass River and Setucket Roads on Monday afternoon. Four more were discovered Wednesday afternoon off Old Chatham Road, near Atlantic Avenue.  In all, the fires consumed more than two acres of land. No other property damage has been reported, Deputy Chief Tucker said.

The fires were all set along wooded trails, far from public access, making the fire department's response difficult.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information about the fires is asked to contact the Dennis police at 508-394-1313 or the tip line at 774-352-1500.

Source: Dennis Fire Department.

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