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August 30, 2014
Suspect had 12 outstanding warrants in MA, 5 in NH

ANDOVER/HYANNIS - With some good investigative work and an eagle-eyed detective, Barnstable police captured a Malden woman, wanted in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. According to a Barnstable police release, officers responded to a past larceny call at Best Buy in the Cape Cod Mall on Tuesday.

August 29, 2014
Town hall event marks several milestones

SANDWICH - Sandwich police will hold a ceremony on Wednesday, September 3 at 2 p.m. at the Sandwich Town Hall. The event marks several milestones for the department.

According to a Sandwich police release, Officers Timothy Cavanaugh and Timothy Kane will be promoted to sergeant. Jessica Kent, who graduated from the Plymouth Police Academy Friday will be sworn in as Sandwich's newest police officer.

As part of the ceremony, Officers Gregory Jaroszuk and Adam Trayner will be presented lifesaving awards.

August 26, 2014
Brockton juvenile had a loaded gun in his waistband during traffic stop

HYANNIS - A traffic stop on Main Street Sunday afternoon led to the arrest of three, including a juvenile on illegal gun charges. According to a Barnstable police release, Officer Corey Frederickson pulled over a driver on Main Street around 5:30 p.m. for a defective taillight and a marked lanes violation.

August 26, 2014
Friday officers will bag groceries at Stop & Shop for the Jimmy Fund

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Firefighters have the boot, now police officers have the bag. On Friday, August 29, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Stop & Shop on Long Pond Drive, Yarmouth police officers will put off bagging perps for bagging groceries--all to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

August 25, 2014
One of two sisters rescued from a West Yarmouth pool last week dies at Boston Children's Hospital

WEST YARMOUTH - One of the two sisters rescued from a hotel pool in West Yarmouth last week has died. According to a release from Yarmouth police, the unidentified 9-year-old girl passed away over the weekend. Her 12-year-old sister who was also pulled from the pool, is still in the care of Boston Children's Hospital.

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August 25, 2014
Annual shindig features free food and the chance to "dunk a cop"

HARWICH - The Harwich Police Department will host their annual Jailhouse Barbecue on Saturday, August 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harwich Public Safety Facility, 183 Sisson Road.

Try your luck at the "dunk a cop" tank. There will also be inflatable park fun and face painting for the kids.

August 25, 2014
Victim transported by MedFlight helicopter to RI Hospital Sunday

WAREHAM - An unidentified juvenile was injured Sunday morning in a dirt bike accident at Wareham MX on Cranberry Highway. According to member of the Onset Fire Department the incident occurred around 11 a.m.

A MedFlight helicopter crew transported the victim from the scene to Rhode Island Hospital.

The age and the condition of the victim are unknown.

August 24, 2014
One transported to the hospital with unknown injuries

PROVINCETOWN - One person was reportedly injured in an explosion this afternoon aboard a boat on Provincetown Harbor. The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

The two men onboard at the time of the explosion were rescued by a town harbormaster's boat, according to Provincetown Harbormaster Rex McKinsey.

Rescuers reportedly transported the injured man from the harbor to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, then onto an awaiting LifeFlight helicopter at Barnstable Municipal Airport destine for a Boston area hospital.

August 23, 2014
Suspect arrested following a brief foot chase

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A Yarmouth man was arrested Tuesday, charged with robbing the Cumberland Farms at 1297 Route 28 in South Yarmouth August 15. According to a Yarmouth police release, during an investigation, detectives developed information pointing to 21-year-old Nicholas J. Gallagher of 32 Elton Road, Apt. B in Yarmouth as the lead suspect.

Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m., Officer Sean Geary spotted Gallagher's car parked in the lot at Old Town House Plaza.

August 22, 2014
Lookout runs into restaurant, arrested with two would-be safe crackers

HYANNIS - Two men and an underage lookout were caught red-handed Wednesday, mid-robbery at the Paddock Restaurant in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, Patrolman Joseph Green responded to a burglar alarm at the restaurant at 20 Scudder Ave. around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, Patrolman Green spotted a suspect at the rear of the building acting as a lookout. When the patrolman identified himself as a police officer, the suspect reportedly ran inside the restaurant.

August 22, 2014
Personal items found on the beach lead to water search

MARSTONS MILLS - No one was found during a search of Hamblin Pond in Marstons Mills following the report of a missing person in the area Thursday. According to a Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) Fire Department release, the department was alerted to a missing person in the area of the pond by Barnstable police Thursday afternoon.

C-O-MM firefighters and Barnstable officers responded to the pond just before 1 p.m. after personal items including women's clothing left on the beach raised concerns about a possible drowning.

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August 22, 2014
Robert Green faces several charges including assault to murder

FALMOUTH - A Falmouth man carved a swath of violence across Falmouth Thursday night before being arrested early Friday morning by a Barnstable County Sheriff. According to a release from Falmouth police, officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart on Teaticket Highway around 9 p.m. where an assault and battery had reportedly taken place inside the store.

August 22, 2014
Suspect entered a boat where couple was sleeping

HYANNIS - With only a beer to show for it, a Hyannis man was arrested early Friday morning for breaking into boats on Hyannis Harbor. According to a Barnstable police release, a Barnstable assistant harbormaster alerted police to burglarious activity around 2 a.m. Friday. The assistant harbormaster provided police with both a description and cell phone video of a man breaking into boats on the harbor.

August 21, 2014
Remains are those of Gerald Farley who went missing in early July

FALMOUTH - The Cape and Islands District Attorney Thursday announced the identity of the human remains found in Beebe Woods in Falmouth Sunday evening. The remains belong to 58-year-old Gerald J. Farley of Falmouth.

August 21, 2014
15-year-old Michaela Gulley was last seen in Yarmouth on August 7

YARMOUTH - A Nantucket woman is asking for the public's assistance in finding her granddaughter. Betty Gulley's 15-year-old granddaughter Michaela was last seen in Yarmouth on August 7.  Michaela and another girl reportedly ran away from the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corp. facility on Run Pond Road.

August 21, 2014
Police search man's home, find a TV, computers and an iPad all reported stolen

SANDWICH - Sandwich police Monday arrested a man they believe to be responsible for several residential break-ins in Sandwich and surrounding towns. According to a Sandwich police release, after obtaining a warrant, police arrested 25-year-old Stephen Gorman at his home at 21 Pimlico Pond Road in Forestdale.

Police suspect Gorman of recently breaking into a home in Sandwich. He is also the main suspect in several other residential and car break-ins in Sandwich, police said.

August 21, 2014
Sisters, 9 and 12, pulled from the bottom of the Bayside Resort Hotel pool

WEST YARMOUTH - Two sisters, ages 9 and 12, were flown to Children's Hospital in Boston by a MedFlight crew after being pulled from the bottom of an indoor pool at a West Yarmouth hotel. According to a Yarmouth police release, the sisters, who were staying at the Bayside Resort Hotel at 225 Route 28  with their family, were swimming in the pool when both nearly drowned Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m.

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August 20, 2014
Dennis police officer pulls over vehicle matching the description

BREWSTER - A hit and run driver wanted by Brewster police was pulled over by Dennis police Tuesday. According to a Brewster police release, a 19-year-old woman was struck by the side mirror of a vehicle Monday morning around 9 a.m. on Route 6A while jogging. The woman was treated at the scene by Brewster Fire and Rescue.

Officers from Brewster and surrounding towns and State Police troopers searched for the dark-colored pickup truck, but the driver had left the area.

August 20, 2014
Woman charged with 2nd OUI, child was in car at time of arrest

WEST YARMOUTH - A Hyannis woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon for OUI following a call to police from another motorist. According to information released by Yarmouth police, dispatch logged a call just before 5 p.m. from a motorist on Willow Street who said she saw a driver who was "all over the road" and had nearly struck several utility poles.

The caller said the driver then turned onto Higgins Crowell Road and was on the wrong side of the street. The caller also told police she thought she saw a child's head in the backseat of the car.

August 20, 2014
PDs team up to catch two men who robbed four Route 28 stores

YARMOUTH - A second suspect wanted for several Route 28 robberies has been captured. According to a Yarmouth police release, an arrest in Dennis early Monday led to the arrest of a second man wanted for using the same cash-grab method at a series of stores in Yarmouth.

August 19, 2014
DA: foul play not involved, remains removed from Woods Monday afternoon

FALMOUTH - Human remains were found in the Beebe Woods in Falmouth Sunday. According to a Falmouth police release, the remains were discovered around 6:15 p.m. by two Falmouth residents walking their dog.

According to FPD Captain Brian Reid, the remains were discovered off a walking path in the woods, and called in to police by the two residents.

August 19, 2014
Police release name of woman killed in the crash

WELLFLEET - One person was killed in a crash on Route 6 in Wellfleet Tuesday morning. The crash occurred near the intersection of Route 6 and Kerouach Road around 8:30 a.m. According to a Wellfleet police release, upon arrival, officers were informed by Wellfleet firefighters that one person was deceased and three others would be transported to Cape Cod Hospital.

August 18, 2014
Suspect reportedly grabbed cash from the register early Monday morning in West Dennis

WEST DENNIS - A good description and quick police work led to the arrest of a suspect accused of robbing the Tedeschi on Route 28 in West Dennis early Monday. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to a 911 call at the convenience store at the corner of Routes 28 and 134 around 12:30 a.m.

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August 17, 2014
Police release names of victims, crash under investigation

WELLFLEET - Three people were injured in a two-car head-on crash on Route 6 in Wellfleet Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. and snarled traffic for hours. At one point, there was reportedly only one lane of traffic around the crash scene. Wellfleet police issued a statement about the crash on Sunday.