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October 30, 2014
Firefighters and police receive 911 call at 4:23 a.m.

NORTH TRURO - A section of the Beachfront White Sands at 706 Shore Road in North Truro was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. According to a Truro police release, a 911 call came in at 4:23 a.m. reporting a fully-involved fire in an unoccupied section of the hotel.

Upon arrival, Truro firefighters sounded a second alarm. Companies from other Cape towns assisted and the fire was reportedly knocked down at 5:30 a.m.

Truro firefighters and police officer remained on the scene to investigate. 

October 30, 2014
Motorists encouraged to lock their vehicles at all times

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police are investigating a rash of car break-ins in West Yarmouth. According to a Yarmouth police release, 12 cars, all unlocked, were entered and items were stolen.

The thefts are believed to have all taken place overnight Monday night. 

The vehicles were in the neighborhoods of Highland Street, Camp Street, Virginia Street, Pond View Avenue, Wendward Way, Baker Avenue and Cleveland Way.

In most instances, GPS units were stolen, police said.

October 30, 2014
Adam Veary had four default warrants when taken into custody Monday night

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Not only did a Wareham man reportedly have heroin and a loaded syringe on him when arrested Monday night, he also had four default warrants. According to a Yarmouth police release, undercover officers approached three men standing in front of Cumberland Farms at 1297 Route 28 Monday night around 5:30 p.m. They recognized one of the men as 27-year-old Adam C. Veary of 26 Cross Road in Wareham and knew he had several outstanding warrants.

October 29, 2014
Three people caught, loot found in the back of SUV

WEST YARMOUTH - Monday night around 9:20 p.m., Yarmouth police officers responded to 368 Route 28 where the caller reported two men in hoodies, armed with baseball bats and making threats.  According to a Yarmouth police release, the suspects were "calling the reporting party out of the house".

Officer Paul Mellett arrived at the scene and saw two men with bats running into the woods. He also saw a Suburban-type vehicle heading in the same direction, police said.

October 29, 2014
Barnstable police on-scene at the Cascade Motor Lodge

HYANNIS - According to emergency broadcast reports, one woman was taken into custody Wednesday morning at the Cascade Motor Lodge on Main Street in Hyannis.

The woman was reportedly involved in a stabbing incident.

Barnstable police were at the motel investigating.

We will update the story as more information is made available.

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October 28, 2014
Cruiser was stopped while trooper removed a deer from the road

BOURNE - There were no injuries reported when a motorist rear-end a State Police cruiser on Route 25 in Bourne early Tuesday. The crash occurred around 1:30 a.m.

According to officials at the scene, the cruiser was struck in the high speed lane on the eastbound side of Route 25.

The trooper had reportedly pulled over and stopped and was removing a deer carcass from the roadway when the crash occurred.

One lane was closed while the scene was cleared.

It is unknown if the driver will face any charges.

October 26, 2014
Suspect arrested at work a week later

WAREHAM - An Onset man faces robbery charges following his arrest Thursday. According to a Wareham police release, officers were called to the Walmart in Cranberry Plaza on Cranberry Highway on Sunday, October 12 just after noon where a man reportedly grabbed an undetermined amount of cash from a register and fled the store.

The suspect had not been masked and was not armed, police said. A search of the area surrounding the store was conducted, but the suspect was not found.

October 24, 2014
Bogus 911 call of son threatening to shoot his mother

DENNISPORT - Wednesday night at 10:16 p.m., Dennis police received a 911 call reporting a shooting at 545 Route 28 in Dennisport. According to a Dennis police release, the caller, a male teenager, told police he was at the home and holding a gun to his mother's head. He reportedly told police he would shoot his mother if officers did not respond in 15 minutes.

Two minutes later the teen reportedly called back to say he had shot his mother, then hung up, police said.

October 24, 2014
Mashpee K9 Lola sniffs out heroin and pills

WEST YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth man faces heroin distribution charges following his arrest at a Route 28 motel early Friday. According to a Yarmouth police release, an investigation led by Det. Christopher Kent resulted in a knock and announce search warrant for Room 202 of the Yankee Village Motel at 275 Route 28 in West Yarmouth.

Yarmouth police, aided by Barnstable police and Massachusetts State Police troopers, served the warrant at 5:50 a.m. Friday morning. Ryan W. McKenna, 22, of 142 West Yarmouth Road in West Yarmouth and his girlfriend were in the room at the time. 

October 24, 2014
Afternoon crash snarls traffic on busy road

SOUTH YARMOUTH - One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis following a crash on Station Ave. in South Yarmouth Friday afternoon.

The crash, which involved a car and a utility pole, occurred around 2:30 p.m. near CVS. 

Traffic was heavily backed up in the area following the incident as police diverted motorists around the crash scene.

The State Police were at the scene as well.

The cause of the crash is unknown. Yarmouth police are investigating.

October 23, 2014
Wilson Road couple rousted from bed and arrested

WEST YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth couple faces heroin trafficking charges following their arrest on Wednesday morning. According to a Yarmouth police release, members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force and Yarmouth officers executed a state search warrant at 47 Wilson Road at 5:12 a.m. 

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October 23, 2014
Bourne and State Police respond to crash at Otis Rotary

BOURNE - There were no reported injuries in an SUV vs. tractor trailer at the Otis Rotary Thursday morning. The crash, which involved a Honda CRV and a Stop & Shop tractor trailer, occurred at 7:10 a.m. 

Both Bourne and State Police responded to the scene. A tow truck was requested. 

October 23, 2014
Yarmouth police close Route 28 as firefighters stop fire from spreading

WEST YARMOUTH - Just after 4 p.m., the Yarmouth Fire Department received an automatic alarm from 512 Route 28. According to a YFD release, moments after the alarm came in, a 911 caller reported seeing smoke on the roof of the Cape Cod Family Resort, across the street from the Christmas Tree Shops Plaza and adjacent to Cape Cod Inflatable Park.

As firefighters rushed to the scene, Yarmouth police officers closed off a section of busy Route 28, setting up detours at Springer Lane and West Yarmouth Road.

October 22, 2014
Program puts state's Silver Alert Community Response System into action on the local level

DENNIS - The Dennis Police Department, in cooperation with the Dennis Council on Aging, has taken a proactive step towards keeping at risk residents safe. This week the department announced the launch of the Town of Dennis Alzheimer's/Endangered Persons Registration Program.

October 22, 2014
Another $20 and a $10 surface in town

ORLEANS - The counterfeit $20 bill found in Orleans last weekend is not the last of it, according to Lt. Kevin Higgins. According to an Orleans police release, two more fake bills have surfaced in town.

On Sunday a merchant discovered that a fake $20 had been taken as payment on Saturday. Since then, an Orleans bank has reported receiving two more counterfeit bills: another $20 and a $10.

October 22, 2014
Kevin F. Cahoon is not wanted by police

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police have issued a Level 3 sex offender notice for Kevin F. Cahoon, Cahoon, 50, is living at 15 Maple Street in South Yarmouth. According to police he is only expected to be at that address for one week, then will be moving to Virginia.

Cahoon is white, 5'9", 200 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. 

He was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and rape and abuse of a child in 1992.

Cahoon is not wanted by police.

October 21, 2014
Dolphin weathervane adorned the roof of Chatham home for 50+ years

CHATHAM - Chatham police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the person(s) who stole a weathervane from the roof of a Chatham home. According to a Chatham police release, the piece has adorned the roof of the home for more than 50 years. 

The weathervane is a three-dimensional, 40" sculpture of a dolphin. It is copper and plated with 24K gold. The dolphin is valued at $1,000, police said.

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October 21, 2014
South Yarmouth man charged with OUI

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A South Yarmouth man faces drunk driving charges after his arrest in West Yarmouth Saturday. According to a Yarmouth police release, 30-year-old Michael P. Gomes of 1116 Alewife Circle in South Yarmouth was pulled over at Winslow Gray Road and Buck Island Road around 12:30 a.m.

According to police, Gomes allegedly attacked the officers during the motor vehicle stop. 

October 21, 2014
Yarmouth police charge Brewster man with OUI

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A Brewster man faces OUI charges after reportedly passing out in the drive thru line at McDonald's on Route 28 Friday night.

According to Yarmouth police, officers responded to the restaurant around 11:45 p.m. where 49-year-old Todd Ricci of 182 Yankee Drive in Brewster had reportedly fallen asleep at the wheel of his 2005 Chevy pickup truck.

Ricci was placed under arrest and transported to the Yarmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with OUI-liquor. He was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday.

October 20, 2014
Off-duty Wareham police officer calls for units to respond

WAREHAM - Three people were arrested in a Wareham parking lot Thursday after an off-duty police officer reportedly saw them using heroin in their car. According to a Wareham police release, Officer Robert McClain saw three people in a car allegedly using heroin in the Cranberry Plaza parking lot on Cranberry Highway/Route 28 in front of the Dollar Tree around 3 p.m.

October 20, 2014
Rescuers unable to revive 68-year-old New York man

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a New York man in the indoor pool of a South Yarmouth resort Sunday. According to a Yarmouth police release, officer and firefighters responded to the Riverview Resort at 37 Neptune Lane around 11:45 a.m. 

October 19, 2014
Ten grams of heroin found on suspect following arrest in Hyannis

HYANNIS - A Centerville man is being held over the weekend on $25,000 following his arrest for heroin distribution. According to a Barnstable police release, 27-year-old John Antrim was arrested on Shoot Flying Hill Road Friday during a motor vehicle stop.

Following a two-week investigation conducted by the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit, police believed Antrim was traveling to Boston to resupply with heroin. On Friday, police followed Antrim, pulling him over in Hyannis in a car driven by an unidentified Sandwich man.

October 19, 2014
OPD: $20 bill accepted by Orleans merchant

ORLEANS - An Orleans merchant discovered on Sunday that they had taken a counterfeit $20 bill as payment Saturday night. According to a release from the Orleans Police Department the bill lacked a watermark, thread or a shadow image.

The serial number on the bogus bill was MB 46325080 B, according to Lt. Kevin Higgins. The Orleans Police Department maintains a master list of serials from counterfeit currency discovered in town. This most recent $20 bill has been added to that list.

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October 18, 2014
Priority given to Brewster residents

BREWSTER- The Brewster Police Department will offer a free firearms safety course on Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m. at the Brewster Police Station, 631 Harwich Road.

The course is state-certified and required for anyone applying for a license to carry a firearm in Massachusetts. Students will learn weapon familiarity, safe handling and Massachusetts firearms law, according to a Brewster police release.