Police And Fire News

December 20, 2014
Woman was allegedly bound with duct tape and robbed in her Captain Morgan Road home

EAST SANDWICH - According to emergency broadcast reports, an East Sandwich woman was reportedly bound with duct tape and robbed by an armed and masked intruder in her home Friday afternoon. The incident reportedly occurred around 3 p.m. on Captain Morgan Road.

Sandwich police, along with members of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and the Massachusetts State Police searched for the alleged suspect who reportedly fled the house on foot.

The nearby Riverview School on Route 6A was placed in lockdown as police searched but did not locate the suspect.

December 20, 2014
Three juveniles summonsed to court on charges

WAREHAM - Three Wareham Middle School students have been charged with vandalism. According to a Wareham police release, the three juveniles, whose names and ages have been withheld, were responsible for tagging several town buildings and one vehicle. Vulgar terms and symbols were spray-painted around town for two weeks.

Through an investigation and the statements of admission of those involved, School Resource Officer Karl Baptiste was able to narrow in on the under-aged suspects, police said.

December 20, 2014
Heroin found in bedroom during early morning search

WEST YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth couple face heroin charges following their arrest early Thursday morning. According to a Yarmouth police release, detectives executed a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. at a home at 29 Prospect Avenue. 

Detectives and special entry officers encountered four adults in the home.  In the bedroom of 35-year-old Mark Sprague and his girlfriend, 28-year-old Lisa Bennett, police confiscated 13 grams of packaged heroin from a dresser.

December 19, 2014
K9 dog sniffs out 9 grams of heroin; cash, packaging materials also seized

SANDWICH - Two 19-year-olds are facing heroin charges following their arrest Thursday afternoon. According to a Sandwich police release, officers arrested Dylan Lane of One East Crossfield Road in Forestdale and Hector McMenamy of 4 Van Circle in Bourne at Lane's home after the pair returned from a trip off Cape.

December 19, 2014
Event organizer to community: "Thank you, thank you, thank you"

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Yarmouth firefighters are calling their first "Homeless for the Holidays" fundraising event a success. This year, Yarmouth firefighters joined fellow firefighters from Bourne, Mashpee and Falmouth for a non-stop 103-hour outdoor fundraising event. Bourne firefighter Craig Poirer with the help of PIXY 103 started the annual event fourteen years ago.

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December 18, 2014
Milford man arrested after second trip to Cape Cod Hospital

YARMOUTH - An alleged heroin dealer was arrested early Wednesday morning following his second overdose at a Yarmouth motel in a week. According to a Yarmouth police release, officers were dispatched to the Bayside Resort at 225 Roue 28 in West Yarmouth for an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, officers revived the man by using the opioid-reversing drug Narcan.

December 17, 2014
Multi-jurisdictional investigation began in October

MASHPEE - A multi-jurisdictional investigation into an alleged Cape-based child predator led to the arrest of a Mashpee man Tuesday. According to a Falmouth police release, Falmouth and Mashpee detectives arrested John S. Gray at his home at Summerwood Condominiums, 300 Falmouth Road in Mashpee around 12:15 p.m.

December 17, 2014
Car drives by MSP Cape Cod Drug Task Force officers with man clinging to outside of vehicle

HYANNIS - While on assignment Friday night in Hyannis, members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force watched as a car passed the area of Cit Road and Airport Road at a high rate of speed. According to a Massachusetts State Police (MSP) release, a man was clinging to the exterior of the car at the time.

December 17, 2014
Arrest result of joint Truro-Provincetown investigation

PROVINCETOWN - Following their arrest on drug charges Tuesday, one Provincetown man is free on bail, the other remains in jail. According to a Provincetown police release, a joint investigation conducted by the Truro and Provincetown Police Departments led to the arrest of 63-year-old Gary Call and 41-year-old Joseph Drenel, both of Provincetown. 

During their arrest on Tuesday, officers seized 5+ grams of heroin and 13+ grams of cocaine. Drug paraphernalia and $2,400 in cash were also confiscated.

December 16, 2014
Narcan training available at weekly meetings

YARMOUTH - The number of heroin and other opioid-related overdoses--many fatal--continues to rise across the Cape. In an effort to educate and save lives, the Yarmouth Police Department has hosted weekly support meetings for family and friends of addicts since last year. The support meetings are lead by the Raynham-based non-profit Learn to Cope.

December 15, 2014
Suspect fled on foot, attempted to hide gun in woods

PLYMOUTH - A Dorchester man is being held without bail after reportedly firing a gun while riding in a car on Route 25 early Saturday. According to a Massachusetts State Police release, while monitoring traffic around 1:25 a.m. on Route 25 in Plymouth, Trooper Walter Baptise heard what he believed to be a gunshot, followed by more more three more gunshots.

Trooper Baptise determined the source of the gunfire to be a 2002 Nissan Maxima traveling west on Route 25, west of the Plymouth Street overpass.

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December 15, 2014
Rodney Ferguson is not wanted by police

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police have issued a Level 3 sex offender notice for Rodney Ferguson. Ferguson, 40, is living at 35 Gleason Ave. in West Yarmouth.

Ferguson is black, 5'10", 205 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair.

He was convicted of two counts of O/S rape on December 31, 1991.

December 14, 2014
Suspect was holding sharps and small baggies filled with heroin; had outstanding warrants too

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A South Yarmouth man was arrested at the beginning of the month after a pat frisk revealed hypodermic needles and heroin. According to a Yarmouth police release, officers were conducting surveillance at the Stop and Shop parking lot on Long Pond Drive around 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 4. A heroin overdose had occurred in the bathroom of the market only two hours before, police said.

December 13, 2014
Held on $20,000 bail at BC House of Correction following arraignment

PLYMOUTH - A 36-year-old Provincetown man is facing heroin and meth distribution charges following a drug raid at his Commercial Street home Thursday night. According to a Truro police release, a two-month investigation conducted jointly by the Eastham, Truro and Provincetown Police Departments resulted in a search warrant for the home of Andrew Czyoski. 

December 13, 2014
Sprinklers cause damage in two of four units on Sisson Road Saturday

HARWICH - Harwich firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in an apartment at 117 Sisson Road just after 12 a.m. Saturday. According to a Harwich Fire Department release, the call first came in as an automated sprinkler alarm and was followed by a phone call from the resident reporting smoke.

The fire had already been extinguished before firefighters arrived. According to HFD, the fire had started when a lit stove ignited material on and around the stove. The resident was able to douse the fire with water, but the heat already generated from the fire set off the sprinklers.

December 12, 2014
Suspect already has narcotics case pending in Barnstable District Court

HYANNIS - A 19-year-old man faces heroin trafficking charges following his arrest in Hyannis Wednesday. According to a release from Barnstable police, an arrest warrant for Collin J. Peters was obtained by police following a several-month-long investigation into Peters and the distribution of heroin in and around Cromwell Court in Hyannis. 

December 12, 2014
West Yarmouth man was pronounced dead at the scene

SOUTH DENNIS - Dennis police have identified the West Yarmouth man killed in a car crash Thursday morning. According to a Dennis police release, 25-year-old Cody Hunter was killed when his 2004 Ford Mustang struck a tree on Old Chatham Road. 

Dennis police responded to the crash near 427 Old Chatham Road following several 911 calls. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Dennis firefighters used the Jaws-of-Life to remove Hunter from his car.

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December 12, 2014
Harwich police officer was on routine patrol when he found victim

HARWICH - An unidentified man survived an apparent drug overdose Wednesday thanks to the efforts of Harwich police officers and firefighters/EMS. According to a Harwich police release, Officer Paul Boorack was on patrol around 8:50 p.m. when he spotted a car in the otherwise vacant parking lot of the Cranberry Valley Golf Course on Oak Street.

As Officer Boorack approached, he saw the car was running and the reverse lights were engaged. A man was slumped over in the vehicle in cardiac arrest, police said.

December 11, 2014
Rescuers used the Jaws-of-Life to remove the victim


SOUTH DENNIS - One person was killed in a single-car crash on Old Chatham Road Thursday morning. The crash occurred around 8:15 a.m. near Atlantic Ave.

Dennis police and firefighters responded to the scene where rescuers used the Jaws-of-Life to remove the victim from a Ford Mustang which struck a tree.

The victim has yet to be identified.

December 11, 2014
Fabric Corner and Dollar Tree fires were both the work of an arsonist

FALMOUTH - The two fires that occurred early Monday morning in Falmouth were both intentionally set, according to the State Fire Marshal. In a release, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan, Falmouth Fire Chief Mark Sullivan and Falmouth Police Chief Edward Dunne made the join announcement that the fires were the work of an arsonist.

December 11, 2014
Ten grams of heroin, pills and drug paraphernalia seized during bust

WEST BARNSTABLE - A West Barnstable pair face heroin distribution charges following a drug raid at their motel room Tuesday. According to a Barnstable police release, in response to a recent increase in heroin overdoses on the Cape, the department has committed additional resources to targeting and apprehending heroin dealers.

The Barnstable Police Narcotics Unit conducted a several-week-long investigation focused on 29-year-old Kristoffer W. Marciezyk of West Barnstable who police alleged sold heroin in and around Hyannis. 

December 10, 2014
Provincetown Police Department's Toys for Tots collection will take place at Stop & Shop

PROVINCETOWN - Provincetown police will hold a stuff-a-cruiser for Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop on Shank Painter Road.

According to a Provincetown police release, officers will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys for children.

Toys collected during the stuff-a-cruiser will be given to the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to be distributed to Cape Cod children in need.

Cape Cod police and fire departments are working hard to collect as many toys as possible for Toys for Tots.

December 10, 2014
Caller reported holding a hostage on Harvest Road

EASTHAM - A hoax call Monday night drew officers from three police departments to an Eastham home. According to a release from Eastham police, the department received a call around 9:50 p.m. in which the caller said he was holding someone hostage at a Harvest Road home. The caller also led police to believe he had already committed a violent act.

Officers from Eastham, Wellfleet and Orleans responded to the home and established a perimeter at the scene.

As police investigated, it was determined the call was a hoax.

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December 9, 2014
Yarmouth, Mashpee, Falmouth and Cotuit FDs team up with Bourne for 103-hour food, toy and clothing drive

SOUTH YARMOUTH - First it was the Bourne firefighters. Now Yarmouth firefighters are going "Homeless for the Holidays". Starting at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 10 and running non-stop until Sunday, December 14 at 7 p.m., members of the Yarmouth Fire Department will camp out at Our Lady of the Highway Chapel at 1044 Route 28 in South Yarmouth.

During the 103 hours, Yarmouth firefighters will be collecting non-perishable foods, new or like new clothing and new, unwrapped toys.  Cash donations are also welcome.