Alleged tire slasher picked up by Harwich police

Police locate suspect in the immediate area following 911 call
Kevin Barry of Harwich is facing multiple charges following an incident Sunday night. Harwich Police Dept. booking photo.

WEST HARWICH - A Harwich man was arrested Sunday night after allegedly slashing the tires of a vehicle parked in an ex-girlfriend's driveway. According to a Harwich police release, dispatchers at both the Harwich and Dennis Police Department received calls about a man slashing tires at a Division Street address Sunday. 

Harwich Officer Keith Kannally had been dispatched to the house the day before for a restraining order violation.  The victim told Officer Kannally that her ex-boyfriend, 49-year-old Kevin Barry of Harwich, had been at her house. Barry had reportedly driven past her house several times Sunday and she told Officer Kannally he made a comment about the tires on a car in the driveway before driving off, police said.

Sunday night around 10:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the home again after residents reported that Barry was slashing the car's tires.  The week before, on October 29, police had responded to the home when six tires had been slashed on two different vehicles.

Police searched the area, eventually finding Barry walking along Route 28. As officers approached Barry ran into the woods, but was again located on Willow Street, where he was apprehended by officers. He was transported to the Harwich Police Station where he was booked and charged with 3 counts of felony malicious damage to a motor vehicle, three counts of violation of a restraining order, intimidation of a witness and trespassing. 

Barry was transferred to the Barnstable House of Correction where he was held until his arraignment Monday morning in Orleans District Court. According to police, Barry has been arraigned before a judge more than 280 times, with many of those cases involving his ex-girlfriend.


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