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July 27, 2014
HPD: Engine catches fire after driver crashes through two yards, into a parked car, then a tree

HARWICH - What began as a possible domestic disturbance ended with a crash and two people transported to the hospital early Sunday. According to a Harwich police release, officers responded to a possible domestic disturbance on Main Street in North Harwich around 2:20 a.m.

July 26, 2014
Transported to RI hospital with serious head injuries

CATAUMET/BOURNE - A man in his early 20s was reportedly found unresponsive in the parking lot of the Chart Room Restaurant at One Shipyard Lane in Cataumet late Friday night.

The unidentified man reportedly sustained serious head injuries, the source of which are unknown. Authorities are trying to determine if the man had fallen or possibly been involved in a fight.

Bourne Fire officials requested a MedFlight helicopter. The man was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Bourne police are investigating the incident.

July 25, 2014
No serious injuries in two-car crash Thursday afternoon

WEST DENNIS - There were no serious injuries in a two-car crash in West Dennis Thursday. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to a 911 call reporting a rollover crash at the intersection of Pond Street and Fisk Street. The crash occurred just after 2:30 p.m.

An investigation indicated that Eleanor Dunn, 70, of West Dennis, failed to yield at the intersection, crashing her 1997 Mercedes Benz into a 2011 Jeep driven by Thomas Burns, 67, of Lexington. The collision caused the Jeep to rollover, police said.

July 24, 2014
Unidentified victim reportedly stabbed multiple times

BOURNE - The victim of an alleged stabbing was flown by a MedFlight helicopter crew to Rhode Island Hospital Thursday. Bourne firefighters, EMTs and police all responded to a home at 34 Ship's View Terrace in Schooner Pass Condominium Village off Sandwich Road around 9 a.m.

The victim is reportedly in his 60s and was allegedly stabbed multiple times.

July 23, 2014
One person reportedly taken to hospital

BOURNE - Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash at the Otis Rotary Tuesday evening. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. in the northbound lane of Route 28.

One person was reportedly transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Bourne police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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July 23, 2014
CPR performed on woman at Swifts Beach Wednesday

Update: Wareham police announced Wednesday evening that the victim in a probable drowning has died. See updated story here.

WAREHAM - A drowning incident Wednesday morning sent an unidentified woman to the hospital. According to a Wareham police release, officers responded to Swifts Beach around 11:30 a.m. for a reported drowning.

July 23, 2014
Rescuers performed CPR at the beach before transporting victim to hospital

WAREHAM - Wareham police announced Wednesday evening that a woman who was pulled from the water at Swifts Beach earlier in the day has died. According to a Wareham police release, officers responded to a reported drowning at the beach around 11:30 a.m.

July 22, 2014
Popular "Coffee with the Chief" program continues

YARMOUTH PORT - The Yarmouth Police Department's popular "Coffee with the Chief" program continues this summer with a stop at  the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod at 121 Route 6A in Yarmouth Port on Friday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

According to a Yarmouth police release, Chief Frank Fredrickson will head over to Yarmouth Port Friday morning to chat with the community about Yarmouth and his department's effort and programs.

July 22, 2014
Two off-Cape men accused of stealing from site of the future Monomoy Regional High School

HARWICH - Two off-Cape men are accused of breaking into the site of the future Monomoy Regional High School and stealing electrical wire Saturday. According to a Harwich police release, Officer Keith Kannally pulled over the driver of a truck with a loud exhaust on Main Street near Sisson Road just before midnight.

July 21, 2014
Swimmer reportedly failed to surface at Plymouth campground

PLYMOUTH - Rescuers pulled the body of a young swimmer from a pond at a Plymouth campground Sunday afternoon around 6 p.m..  The incident occurred at the Ellis Haven Campground at 531 Federal Furnace Road.

The teen reportedly dove underwater, but failed to resurface, according to family members.

The Patriot Ledger identified the victim as 19-year-old Jared Marshall of Brockton.

July 20, 2014
Choking woman revived by Bourne police officer

BOURNE - A woman is recovering after a choking episode thanks to the actions of an off-duty police officer. According to a Bourne police release, Officer Christopher Wrighter was enjoying dinner with his family at the Brookside Club on Brigadoon Road Friday night just before 10 p.m. when he noticed commotion at a neighboring table.

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July 18, 2014
Gerard "Jerry" Farley is believed to be endangered

FALMOUTH - Falmouth police are seeking the public's assistance in locating Gerald "Jerry" Farley.  According to a Falmouth police release, Farley was last seen on Wednesday, July 2.

Jerry Farley is a white man, age 58 with blue eyes, graying hair, 5'8", around 180 pounds.

Farley, according to police is known to walk along Main Street in Falmouth and frequently patronizes the Falmouth Public Library on Main Street where he uses the public computers.

July 16, 2014
Three other homes also struck by lightning Wednesday morning

MARSTONS MILLS - Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) firefighters were called to the home at 106 River Road in Marstons Mills for a lightning strike with possible garage and car fire early Wednesday morning. According to a C-O-MM release, the 911 call came in around 5 a.m.

Firefighters arrived to find damage to the framing and trim of the garage, but no smoke or fire. There was electrical damage to the entire home and one vehicle. There was also physical damage to a vehicle, C-O-MM said.

July 14, 2014
Brewster Fire Department launches Biking Ambassador Program

BREWSTER - The Cape Cod Rail Trail got a safety boost from the Brewster Fire Department. Over July 4th weekend, the Brewster Fire Department launched a Biking Ambassador Program.

During select weekends in July and August, Brewster firefighters, on department-issued bicycles, will pedal up and down the Cape Cod Rail Trail within Brewster limits making sure riders are safe and courteous.

July 14, 2014
Section of road closed as police investigated

BOURNE - Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bourne Monday afternoon. The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Shore Road near Back River Road.

The extent of the injuries is unknown.

Police closed a section of the road in both directions as they investigated and then cleared the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

July 12, 2014
Driver crosses center lane, striking stopped car on Setucket

DENNIS - A head-on crash on Setucket Road in Dennis Saturday morning sent four people to the hospital. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to a crash near 312 Setucket Road just before 10 a.m.

An investigation at the scene revealed that  69-year-old Trude Maloney of Dennis was driving her 2007 Toyota Matrix west when she crossed over the center line and struck a 2003 Ford Taurus in the opposite lane driven by 83-year-old Rita Taylor of Dennis.

July 12, 2014
Jeep strikes guardrail, bursts into flames

BOURNE - One person was injured following a fiery crash on Roberta Avenue in Bourne. A Jeep reportedly burst into flames after striking a guardrail around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

The unidentified woman escaped the burning wreck. She was transported to Falmouth Hospital with unknown injuries.

The Jeep was a total loss.

Bourne police are investigating. It is unknown at this time if charges will be filed.

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July 11, 2014
Detective Sergeant Paul Judge's determination helped lock up three dealers

BREWSTER - Brewster Police Captain Heath Eldredge this week announced that a member of his force was recently recognized by the US Attorney's Office for his part in a heroin investigation that put three dealers behind bars.

"I don't give our officers enough public recognition for the outstanding things they do," said Capt. Eldredge of Detective Sergeant Paul Judge and the award he received from the USA.

July 10, 2014
SUV reportedly rolled over several times, teen driver and friend ran from scene

WEST YARMOUTH - A teen driver avoided arrest, but faces several charges after crashing his father's SUV in West Yarmouth Tuesday night. According to a release from Yarmouth police, several 911 calls came in around 7:15 p.m. reporting an erratic driver in an SUV who left the roadway several times in the area of Berry Avenue and Silver Leaf Lane.

July 10, 2014
Crash occurred at the busy intersection of Bearses Way and Route 28

HYANNIS - Two people were injured in a two-car crash at the Hess Station at the intersection of Route 28 and Bearses Way in Hyannis Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred around 1 p.m.

One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital and a second person was evaluated by Hyannis firefighters/EMTs at the scene.

Barnstable police are investigating the cause of the crash.

July 10, 2014
K9 dog brought in to locate suspect

WELLFLEET - Two Wellfleet teenagers were arrested in connection with the theft of two golf carts this week.  One of the two is also accused of stealing a car.  According to a Wellfleet police release, officers expect to make additional arrests.

July 9, 2014
Twelve teens summonsed for minor in possession of alcohol

SANDWICH - Twelve teens will be heading to court after Sandwich police broke up an underage drinking party at Rolling Ridge Association Pond Tuesday afternoon.

"During the summer vacation months there is a tendency for underage drinking parties to occur at beaches, homes and other desirable gathering locations," said Sandwich Police Chief Wack.

July 9, 2014
Bryson Alexander had last been seen Tuesday evening

Update: Bryson Alexander as been found. In a brief statement issued at 10:43 a.m., Provincetown police said,

"Thanks largely in part to the combined efforts of police and concerned citizens Mr. Alexander has been located."

The Provincetown Police Department would like to thanks all those involved in the search and for stepping up to ensure a peaceful happy ending to this ordeal was achieved."

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July 8, 2014
HPD: girlfriend asked police to oust man from her home

HARWICH - A Harwich man, accused of attempted murder, is being held pending a hearing Tuesday. According to a Harwich police release, a woman came into the Harwich Police Station on Sunday and asked police to remove her boyfriend from her home. The woman reportedly told Officer Derek Dutra that her boyfriend, 43-year-old Donald Syrjala of Harwich, had assaulted her Saturday night.