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April 16, 2014
Cape DA, Bourne police announce the arrest of Sonny Tavares of Buzzards Bay

BOURNE - Authorities have arrested the man they believe is responsible for the shooting death of another man Monday night in Bourne. The victim, 22-year-old Antone Gutierrez, was found on Trowbridge Road by a passing motorist who called 911 around 9:40 p.m. Monday night.

April 16, 2014
K9 sniffs out cocaine, pot and pills

SANDWICH - A Mashpee man and woman are facing drug charges following their arrest Tuesday in Sandwich. According to a Sandwich police release, during a surveillance assignment in the Tradewinds Plaza on Route 130 Tuesday afternoon, officers observed what they believed to be a "hand to hand" drug deal between people in two cars.

April 16, 2014
Death of 85-year-old man appears to be accidental

ONSET - Wareham police have released the name of a man who drowned at Sias Point Monday.  According to a Wareham police release, officers, Onset firefighters, Wareham EMS and members of the Wareham Harbormaster's Dept. responded to the Sias Point area of Onset around 4 p.m. Monday where a man was seen floating in the water just off shore.

April 15, 2014
Passing motorist called 911 after finding victim lying in the road

BOURNE - In a joint statement, Cape Cod & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe and Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside released the name of a man killed in Bourne Monday night. According to the release, Bourne police responded to a call a 9:40 p.m. on Trowbridge Road near the Cape Side Convenience Store.

The caller reportedly told police he was driving down Trowbridge Road when he saw the victim lying on the road.

April 15, 2014
Crash knocks out power in East Falmouth Tuesday night

EAST FALMOUTH - A car versus utility pole crash sent one person to the hospital and knocked out power in a section of East Falmouth Tuesday evening. According to a Falmouth police release, the driver, an unidentified 29-year-old Marstons Mills man, crashed his 2007 Dodge Charger into a utility pole at the intersection of Sandwich and Turner Roads.

The driver, who was the only person in the car at the time of the crash, was transported to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire and Rescue. His injuries are reportedly non life-threatening.

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April 15, 2014
Unconfirmed room invasion at Bourne hotel

UPDATE: Police, DA identify person killed on Trowbridge Road Monday night. Victim was found lying in the road by a passing motorist around 9:40 p.m. See the updated story here.

BOURNE - Bourne police responded to a reported room invasion and shooting at a Trowbridge Road hotel Monday night.  The unconfirmed incident occurred not far from the State Police Station D-7 at the Bourne Rotary.

April 14, 2014
Woman brought to hospital with serious injuries

CENTERVILLE - A woman was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Route 28 and Phinney's Lane in Centerville Monday morning. The incident occurred around 7:45 a.m.

The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with reportedly serious injuries.

Her name and age have not yet been released.

The incident is under investigation by Barnstable police. A section of Route 28 was closed as the scene was cleared.

April 14, 2014
Man struck while delivering newspapers early Saturday morning

WAREHAM - Wareham police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a driver involved in an early morning hit and run on Saturday. According to a Wareham police release, officers responded to the area of 64 Gibbs Road around 4:50 a.m. on Saturday to find 70-year-old Robert Mackenzie of Wareham had been struck by a vehicle.

April 13, 2014
Heroin, cash seized from suspects at Hyannis hotel

HYANNIS - Determined to disturb the flow of heroin on the Mid Cape, Barnstable police Friday served yet another search warrant at a Hyannis hotel room. According to a Barnstable police release, narcotics detectives and members of the Street Crime Unit (SCU) obtained a search warrant for a room in a hotel on Route 132 in Hyannis following a month-long investigation.

April 13, 2014
State troopers responded to early AM crash

WEST BARNSTABLE - A single-vehicle crash in the eastbound lane of Route 6 early Sunday sent the driver to the hospital. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. between Exits 4 and 5 in West Barnstable.

CPR was reportedly performed on the victim at the scene.  The victim, the only person in the BMW sedan, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

The crash is under investigation by State Police.

April 12, 2014
Accident occurred Saturday afternoon at Cape Cod Aggregates Corp.

Update: The two men killed were doing line work for Mass Bay Electrical when the accident occurred, according to WCVB TV. The men were identified as Joseph L. Boyd III of Fall River and John Loughran of Quincy.

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April 12, 2014
Driver arrested for operating with a suspended license with 2-year-old in the car

WAREHAM - Two New Bedford residents were arrested in Wareham during a traffic stop Thursday--one on gun charges, the other on motor vehicle charges.  According to a Wareham police release, both the driver, 21-year-old Ashleigh Fowler, and a passenger in the car, 25-year-old Jazz Tavares, are former Wareham residents known to police.

April 11, 2014
Sedan crashes into doll clothes shop

MASHPEE - The driver of a large sedan crashed into the front of the Cape Cod Country Smiles shop in Mashpee Commons Friday afternoon around 12 p.m. There were people in the store at the time of the crash, but there were no reported injuries.

Two pillars were taken down during the crash. Significant damages appears to have been done to the building as well.

April 11, 2014
Scott Jean reportedly caught with heroin this time instead of oxycodone

HYANNIS - A Marstons Mills man, who is currently out on bail relating to two drug distribution cases, was again caught red-handed by Barnstable police. But instead of oxycodone, 34-year-old Scott Jean was found to be in possession of heroin, according to a Barnstable police release.

April 11, 2014
David A. Pierce is not wanted by authorities

EAST SANDWICH - Sandwich police have issued a Level 3 sex offender notice for Sandwich. David A. Pierce, 49, is now living at 18 Foster Road in East Sandwich. There is no work address listed for Pierce.

Pierce is white, 5'11", 200 lbs, with blue eyes and partial gray to gray hair.

April 10, 2014
Two-month heroin investigation ends with raid at Centerville motel room

CENTERVILLE - An alleged heroin trafficker is behind bars--the result of a two-month-long investigation by the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit. According to a Barnstable police release, in response to a recent uptick in heroin overdoses, the department's narcotics unit has targeted local heroin traffickers.

April 10, 2014
Man was reportedly brandishing the knife in downtown Plymouth

PLYMOUTH - A Plymouth police officer was forced to shoot a man armed with a knife on Main Street Thursday evening.  The man was reportedly brandishing a knife and charged officers when they responded to the scene near Burial Hill Cemetery in downtown Plymouth.

One of the officers fired his weapon, shooting the man.  The incident occurred around 6 p.m.

The unidentified man was transported to Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth for treatment of a gunshot wound to his chest.

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April 9, 2014
BPD: Suspect had been in jail only 24 hours before Centerville incident

CENTERVILLE - A Hyannis man is back behind bars Tuesday, following his arrest in connection with a Centerville armed home invasion.  According to a Barnstable police release, officers were called to a home on Skunknett Road in Centerville around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for a reported home invasion.

Residents told police a masked man had entered the home and assault one of them with a small baseball bat. The victim was treated for minor injuries at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis and released.

April 7, 2014
Ten week academy to begin on April 23

FALMOUTH - Falmouth police will begin a ten-week citizens police academy on April 23.  According to a Falmouth police release, this will be the 13th such academy.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be held each Wednesday through June 25. The classes will be held at the Falmouth Police Station.

April 6, 2014
Pit bull boxer mix reportedly bites off woman's lower lip

EAST SANDWICH - Around 6:20 p.m. Saturday night, Sandwich police were called to 66 Saltmarsh Road in East Sandwich where a woman was reportedly bitten by a dog. According to a Sandwich police release, upon arrival, residents told officers the 43-year-old woman was bitten by a pit bull boxer mix.

The woman's lower lip had been bitten off by the dog, police said. Sandwich Fire & Rescue transported the woman by ambulance to the South Shore Hospital Trauma Center. Her condition at this time is unknown.

April 4, 2014
No injuries reported at the scene

CENTERVILLE - Around 4:15 a.m. Friday morning, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) firefighters were called to the home at 591 Strawberry Hill Road in Centerville for a structure fire.

According to a C-O-MM release, firefighters arrived to find heavy fire in a rear bedroom. The fire had extended from that bedroom into the hallway and living room.  Firefighters knocked down the fire in 20 minutes, according to the release.

The residents had called 911 and left the home prior to the arrival of firefighters.

April 3, 2014
Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous

BARNSTABLE/YARMOUTH - A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the capture and arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with the armed robbery of the Cash Market on Route 149 in Marstons Mills Sunday night. According to a release from Yarmouth police, the suspect is not only wanted for the Sunday night robbery, but other robberies in Barnstable and Yarmouth as well.

April 2, 2014
Six-week academy to begin April 17th

PROVINCETOWN - The Provincetown Police Department will hold a six-week citizen police academy beginning April 17th. The sessions will be held once a week from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., according to a Provincetown police release.

Provincetown residents are invited to sign up.  Police prefer that participants be able to attend all sessions, but understand if that is not entirely possible.

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April 1, 2014
Suspect wanted in Marstons Mills convenience store theft

MARSTONS MILLS - Barnstable police have released photos of the man accused of robbing the Cash Market convenience store on Route 149 in Marstons Mills Sunday night. According to a Banrstable police release, officers responded to the robbery call around 7 p.m. Sunday night.

The Cash Market clerk told responding officers that a man entered the store, pointed a knife at him and demanded cash.

The suspect, who the clerk described as a white man in a dark jacket and lighter colored pants, fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.