Police And Fire News

February 27, 2015
Retired K9 had a successful tracking career here on Cape Cod

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police Thursday announced the passing of K9 Clark. Clark, who was born in Slovakia in 2004, came to the United States with the expressed mission of working in law enforcement, according to a Yarmouth police release.

February 26, 2015
Both drivers and a one-year-old taken to the hospital

FORESTDALE - Three people including a child were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 130 in Forestdale Wednesday. According to a Sandwich police release, the crash occurred around 4:45 p.m. in front of the Shell Gas Station at 80 Route 130. 

Sandwich police responded to the scene following several 911 calls. A full-size GMC pickup truck driven by 66-year-old Patricia Fournier of Forestdale broadsided a Toyota Corolla driven by 23-year old Molly Donahue of Forestdale. 

February 25, 2015
Dennis police seize $6,500 in illegal narcotics

DENNISPORT - Three people were arrested during a drug raid at a Dennisport home Tuesday. According to a Dennis police release, Dennis detectives assisted by a Dennis Police K9 Unit and Yarmouth detectives, executed a search warrant at 539 Route 28. The warrant was obtained following an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics at the address.

During the raid detectives arrested 20-year-old Ryan Weygand, 19-year-old Martin Lara and 42-year-old Tanya Flanagan all of Dennisport. 

February 24, 2015
Brewster man had to be extricated from his vehicle

BREWSTER - A Brewster police officer and another driver were injured in a head-on crash today on Route 124. According to a Brewster police release, the crash occurred around 2:55 p.m. near Captain Perry Road.

Officer Michael Mei radioed the dispatcher to report he had just been involved in a head-on crash. Officer Mei was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with non life-threatening injuries. 

February 24, 2015
Motor vehicle stop made following erratic driver call

WEST YARMOUTH - A Yarmouth man was arrested Friday morning and charged with his second OUI. According to a Yarmouth police release, a Yarmouth officer was requested to assist a Barnstable officer with a motor vehicle stop on Route 28 in West Yarmouth around 1:20 a.m.

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February 23, 2015
C-O-MM firefighters quickly extinguish Old Mill Road fire

MARSTONS MILLS - Thanks to a 911 call from a passerby, a fire at 346 Old Mill Road in Marstons Mills was stopped before severe damage was done. According to a Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department release, firefighters from the Centerville, Osterville and Marstons Mills stations along with firefighters from Cotuit responded to the call.

Firefighters arrived to find an unoccupied raised ranch home. The fire was quickly extinguished, contained to one of the home's three bedrooms, according to the release.

February 23, 2015
28 grams of cocaine found in man's underwear, $17K+ found in house

SANDWICH - Two Sandwich men face cocaine trafficking charges following their arrest Friday. According to a Sandwich police release, officers pulled over 23-year-old Shane Barretto of 45 Freeman Avenue in Sandwich in his car around 8:45 p.m. as he and a passenger, 26-year-old Ian Burnett of 24 Easterly Drive in Sandwich, were returning from a brief trip to New Bedford.

During the stop, officers found 28 grams of cocaine in Burnett's underwear. Both men were arrested and transported to the Sandwich Police Department.

February 22, 2015
Workers inside not hurt, damage closes shop for the day

BOURNE - A woman who crashed her Toyota Camry into Liberty Liquors on Saint Margaret's Street in Bourne Sunday was reportedly transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with unknown injuries. 

The incident occurred around 11:15 a.m. None of the people working inside the store at the time of the crash were injured.

Significant damage was caused to the building at the entrance of the store. The store was forced to close for the day. It is unknown when the store will be able to reopen.

The driver has not yet been identified. 

February 22, 2015
Barnstable police later arrest man who dropped her there on unrelated charges

HYANNIS - Sunday morning at 5:44 a.m., a 22-year-old woman was brought into the emergency room at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, when the woman was brought in she was unresponsive. Barnstable police were requested after the woman was pronounced dead in the ER. 

An unknown man had dropped the woman at the hospital and left. Police determined that the man was driving a red, 4-door Hyundai Elantra with out-of-state tags when he brought the woman to the ER.

February 21, 2015
Owner of Whig Street property drove to fire station to report blaze

DENNIS - Fire destroyed a building at a cranberry bog at 154 Whig Street in Dennis Friday afternoon. According to a Dennis Fire Department release, the owner of the property drove to Dennis Fire Station 2 on Old Bass River Road to report the blaze around 3:35 p.m.

February 21, 2015
Third man arrested on outstanding warrants

EAST WAREHAM - Two people face larceny charges following their arrest Thursday in East Wareham. According to a Wareham police release, Walmart store security contacted the department to report the theft of an HP notebook around 3 p.m. from the Cranberry Highway store. A man and a woman reportedly snatched the computer and fled the store in a white sedan.

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February 20, 2015
Suspect accused of breaking into three Hyannis buildings, making false police report

HYANNIS - A Boston man was busted in the early morning hours after allegedly breaking into several buildings along Route 132. According to a Barnstable police release, officers responded to a burglar alarm at Friendly's on Route 132 around 2:23 a.m. Friday morning. After confirming a break-in had occurred, a K9 unit was requested at the restaurant. 

February 19, 2015
Ten-week academy open to all ages

BREWSTER - The 2015 Brewster Citizens Police Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 17, according to a Brewster police release.

The ten-week academy will be held on Tuesday nights from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will cover many aspects of police work.

The academy is open to all ages. Preference will be given to Brewster residents. Brewster police will conduct a criminal background check on all applicants.

February 19, 2015
Arrested after a struggle with Yarmouth police officers, charged with trafficking

WEST YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth man faces several charges including heroin trafficking and assaulting a police officer following his arrest Tuesday night. According to a Yarmouth police release, officers responded to an intoxicated person call at the Econolodge on Route 28 in West Yarmouth around 10 p.m. The caller told police her son was headed to her home and because he was intoxicated, she did not want him there.

February 18, 2015
Thor the K9 helps officers locate evidence

YARMOUTH - A suspicious motor vehicle call resulted in the arrest of a Bourne man on illegal drug charges Tuesday. According to a Yarmouth police release, K9 Officer Sean Gannon responded to the report of a suspicious white Mercury sedan on Karen Way around 9:15 a.m.

Officer Gannon reportedly spotted the car as it headed down Theatre Colony Road onto Karen Way. Officer Gannon also reportedly recognized the passenger as a "known drug dealer", police said.

February 17, 2015
More snow made for treacherous roads on Cape Cod Tuesday

BOURNE - There were no injuries in a single-car rollover crash on Route 28 in Bourne Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred in the southbound lane around 1 p.m. The On Target vehicle was on its roof, causing additional traffic delays in the area.

Bourne police, State police troopers and Bourne firefighters all responded to the crash.

A steady, heavy snowfall caused several accidents across the Cape Tuesday. Upper Cape police departments urged motorists to take it slow as roads started to get slippery.

February 17, 2015
County divers practicing under ice skills in Brewster

BREWSTER - On Thursday despite freezing cold temperatures, Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team divers practiced a very important wintertime skill--under ice search and rescue diving. According to a Harwich Fire Department release, a team of BCTRT divers headed to Sheep's Pond in Brewster to conduct their monthly training drill.

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February 17, 2015
Two children taken into DCF custody during Swan Pond Village drug raid

SOUTH YARMOUTH - An alleged heroin dealer was arrested for the second time in four weeks at his Swan Pond Village home Friday. According to a Yarmouth police release, a knock and announce search warrant was executed at the home of 31-year-old Alan Joseph Carey at 1321 Alewife Circle Friday afternoon around 3:45 p.m.

The warrant was obtained by Detective Christopher A. Kent and served by detectives and officers from the Yarmouth, Dennis and Barnstable Police Departments as well as members of the Yarmouth Proactive Anti-Crime Unit (PACU).

February 16, 2015
MedFlight helicopter requested

SANDWICH - Sandwich firefighters responded to a rescue call at Sullivan Tire on Route 130 Monday afternoon. Around 1:45 p.m., a call came in reporting an employee had been involved in a traumatic injury.

The Sandwich Fire Department requested a MedFlight helicopter.  SFD transported the victim by ambulance to Air Station Cape Cod where they met the MedFlight crew. MMR firefighters assisted with the transfer at the landing zone, according to SFD.

The unidentified victim was flown to a Boston-area trauma center. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

February 15, 2015
Driver reportedly armed himself with a baseball bat, struck a truck during incident

PLYMOUTH - A road rage incident on Route 3 in Plymouth Sunday led to the arrest of a Plymouth man. According to a Massachusetts State Police release, troopers from the Bourne barracks responded to reports of a road rage incident on Route 3 northbound near Exit 5 around 12:55 p.m.

Troopers stopped two pickup trucks and arrested one of the drivers. During a confrontation one of the two men involved reportedly armed himself with a baseball bat and struck the other man's truck several times, according to MSP.

February 15, 2015
Three people in home escape without injury

SANDWICH - Three people escaped their Meadow Spring Drive home without injury Saturday night following a reported ceiling collapse.

Sandwich firefighters were called to the gambrel at 24 Meadow Spring Drive following the collapse.

The Town of Sandwich plumbing inspector was also requested at the scene.

The collapse displaced the residents. The cause of the collapse is unknown.

February 14, 2015
Homeowner called 911 bringing Falmouth firefighters to the scene

EAST FALMOUTH - Two dogs are alive thanks to Falmouth firefighters and the man who called 911. Gerald Campbell was looking out the window of his home Saturday afternoon when he saw two dogs had fallen through the ice on Green Pond.

Mr. Campbell called 911 and Falmouth firefighters responded to the scene. Firefighters donned survival suits and pulled the dogs from the freezing cold water.

February 13, 2015
Second subject also arrested during search warrant execution

EAST FALMOUTH - An East Falmouth man faces multiple drug charges following his arrest Thursday afternoon. According to a Falmouth police release, officers executed a search warrant on a car belonging to 25-year-old Edward A. Purdy. The search warrant was the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Falmouth Police Drug Task Force and the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office. During the investigation, illegal drugs were reportedly bought from Purdy on several occasions.

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February 13, 2015
"non-specific threat" clears school Friday afternoon

CHATHAM - Students at Monomoy Regional Middle School were evacuated on Friday afternoon after a threat was made against the school. According to a Chatham police release, a bomb threat was telephoned into the school around 12:30 pm. No specifics or details were given by the caller.

School staff removed the students from the school and they were taken by bus to the Monomoy Regional High School in Harwich.

Monomoy Regional Middle School parents were notified that their children were taken to the high school in Harwich and told to pick them up there.