Police And Fire News

September 18, 2014
Wellfleet firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate the driver

WELLFLEET - An early morning crash on Route 6 in Wellfleet Tuesday sent an Orleans man to the hospital with serious injuries. According to a Wellfleet police release, officers and firefighters were called to the scene of the crash near the South Wellfleet Cemetery just before 5 a.m.

The driver, 27-year-old Zachary Norkus had reportedly struck a tree and was trapped inside the vehicle. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate Norkus from his car. He was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with serious injuries.

September 18, 2014
Career criminal arrested early Wednesday

YARMOUTH PORT - An early morning drug raid Wednesday resulted in one arrest and the seizure of pot, a slew of pills and a weapon. According to a Yarmouth police release, Yarmouth detectives served a search warrant at 55 Tasmania Drive in Yarmouth Port Wednesday morning at 6:15 a.m. Yarmouth narcotics detectives assisted as did members of the Massachusetts State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team.

September 17, 2014
Fingerprints match in several other Hyannis break-ins

HYANNIS - Two men arrested in August during a break-in at the Paddock Restaurant in Hyannis have been charged with several other break-ins in the Main Street area. According to a Barnstable police release, both 20-year-old Marcus Anding of Hyannis and 22-year-old Dajion Walters (homeless) were again arrested on Monday after evidence tied them to several other break-ins.

September 17, 2014
Stove top fire fills Braley Jenkins Road home with smoke

CENTERVILLE - Tuesday night just after 9 p.m., Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at 126 Braley Jenkins Road in Centerville. According to a C-O-MM release, Barnstable Police Officer Travis Brown was the first to arrive on scene.

Officer Brown used a fire extinguisher to douse the fire which had extended to the microwave and cabinets above the stove. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke throughout the house. They checked to make sure the fire had not spread and ventilated the home, according to the release.

September 17, 2014
Police seek info from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious

TRURO - Truro police are searching for the suspect(s) who attempted to break into an ATM machine at the Ka-Hur Citgo Station on Route 6 Monday night. According to a Truro police release, officers responded to the gas station on Tuesday and believe the attempted theft occurred sometime during Monday night.

There was considerable damage to the ATM, police said. A criminal investigator from the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office was requested to process the scene.

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September 16, 2014
Dennis police located driver after he drove his box truck into a stopped car

DENNISPORT - A Dennisport man faces OUI charges following his arrest on Monday. According to a release from Dennis police, officers were dispatched to a hit and run crash at the corner of Route 28 and Shad Hole Road around 3:40 p.m. Witnesses told police while taking a left turn onto Shad Hole Road, the driver of a box truck clipped a Rav4 stopped at the stop sign then fled the scene.

The impact of the crash sent the Rav4 off the roadway. Both the driver of the Rav4 and his passenger were not injured in the crash, police said.

September 14, 2014
Parents lost sight of children on Mill Creek at Town Neck Beach

SANDWICH - Two young children were reunited with their parents Friday after being rescued by Sandwich police officers. According to a Sandwich police release, officers and firefighters responded to the Sandwich Boardwalk after two swimmers were reported missing around 4:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers were told by parents that their two children, a 9-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, had been swept down Mill Creek in the current at Town Neck Beach. The parents had lost sight of the children and hadn't seen them in several minutes, according to police.

September 13, 2014
Annual Run Down by the Sound begins on Bank Street at 10 a.m.

HARWICHPORT - The annual Run Down by the Sound 5K will begin at 10 a.m. on Bank Street in Harwichport today. Detours will be put in place from the start until the end of the race, according to a Harwich police release.

The 5K begins and ends at Ember Restaurant at 600 Route 28. The race route is as follows:

September 12, 2014
K9 sniffs out 25 grams in a Play-Doh container

MARSTONS MILLS - Three men were arrested Thursday, charged with cocaine trafficking during an early morning drug raid at their Marstons Mills house. According to a Barnstable police release, narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at the home at 800 Wakeby Road around 6 a.m.

The search warrant was obtained following a six-month investigation into cocaine distribution by three men, Anthony Anderson, Jeremiah Anderson and Wesley Paul Garcia.

September 11, 2014
Clearly posted detours will be in place for Routes 130 and Route 6A

SANDWICH - The Sandwich Police Department Thursday announced detours for the town's grand parade planned for Saturday, September 13. In a release, Chief Peter Wack said detours around the parade route will be clearly marked.

The grand parade is set to step off at 1 p.m. and wind its way through town, finishing up around 3 p.m. During that time there will be detours in place for Routes 130 and 6A. The parade route will be closed to traffic during the parade. 

September 11, 2014
Marine units come to the rescue of a Canadian father and son

EASTHAM/WELLFLEET - A Canadian father and son were rescued from a sinking catamaran on Cape Cod Bay Tuesday, thanks to the efforts of the Wellfleet and Eastham Fire Departments and the Wellfleet Harbormaster. According to a Wellfleet Fire Department release, the Eastham Fire Department first got the call around 1:20 p.m. The caller, who was at Cooks Brook Beach, reported at least two people in distress 1 1/4 miles from the shore.

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September 10, 2014
Suspects reportedly beat victim with a baseball bat

HYANNIS - Three people spent Tuesday night at the Barnstable House of Correction following their arrest in connection with a violent armed home invasion in Hyannis. According to a Barnstable police release, officers were dispatched to 12 Hiramar Road around 1:44 a.m. Tuesday morning for a reported armed home invasion where a suspect had brandished a firearm.

September 9, 2014
Ceremonies planned to remember those who sacrificed

Several Cape Cod fire departments have scheduled ceremonies on Thursday to remember those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Brewster Fire Department will hold a ceremony on Thursday, September 11 at 6 p.m. at the Brewster Fire Station on Route 6A/Main Street. Brewster Baptist Church Pastor Doug Scalise will offer the memorial invocation. Brewster police, Orleans firefighters, community members and students will participate in the memorial.

September 9, 2014
Victim flown to Boston hospital, dog also injured

WAREHAM - An unidentified man was seriously injured after being struck by a car near 328 Marion Road in Wareham Monday night. The incident occurred in just before 8 p.m. in the area of Soft As A Grape, according to a Wareham police release.

 The man sustained leg and back injuries and was found lying on the side of the road when officers arrived on scene. He was first taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham by ambulance, then transferred to a Boston area hospital by a MedFlight crew due to the nature of his injuries. His injuries are believed to be non life-threatening.

September 9, 2014
No injuries reported in fast moving fire

HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters, assisted by firefighters from the firefighters from the other villages of Barnstable responded to a fast moving fire at 135 Main Street in Hyannis Monday night.

Flames were very visible from the roof of the two-story apartment building. It is not known how many apartments there are in the building or how many people live there.

There were no reported injuries in the two-alarm fire.

September 8, 2014
Transported to Boston area hospital by MedFlight crew

HARWICH - An unidentified man was transported to a Boston area hospital after a tree reportedly fell on him at a work site in Harwich Monday afternoon. The incident reportedly occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Round Cove Road.

According to emergency broadcast reports, the man's injuries were believed to be potentially life-threatening. The man was transported to Hyannis by ambulance to an awaiting MedFlight helicopter bound for Boston.

September 7, 2014
A few spaces are still open for this interesting and informative community class

EASTHAM - The 3rd annual Eastham Citizens Police Academy is set to begin on Tuesday, September 16. Over the course of ten weeks, the class will meet on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Eastham Police Station.

Participants will learn about all aspects of police work including Constitutional law, patrol, investigations, specialty units, dispatch and more. Week one begins with the history and administration of the Eastham Police Department.

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September 6, 2014
Leak quickly repaired, students return to class

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Students at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Station Ave. were evacuated Friday morning following the discovery of a small natural gas leak.

According to Dennis-Yarmouth School Superintendent Carol Woodbury, the Yarmouth Fire Department was called in around 7:30 a.m. after the DYRHS facilities manager smelled gas near the boiler room.

Students were immediately evacuated and were out of class for less than 45 minutes, according to Woodbury.

National Grid was at the school within 20 minutes, according to YFD and the small leak was repaired.

September 6, 2014
Third Mashpee man arrested on parole violation

MASHPEE - Three people were arrested early Friday morning following the execution of a search warrant at their Mashpee home. According to a MA State Police Cape Cod Drug Task Force release, the warrant was the result of a lengthy investigation into cocaine distribution.

Officers assigned to the Cape Cod Drug Task Force and Massachusetts parole officers raided the home at 56 South Sandwich Road in Mashpee, arresting two, according to MSP Lt. Jack Mawn. James "Tim Tim" Andrews, 47, and Kristina Miller, 25, were both taken into custody during the Friday morning raid.

September 5, 2014
17-year-old girl was injured by her own vehicle

MARSTONS MILLS - A 17-year-old girl was flown to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston following an accident involving her own pickup truck. According to the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills (C-O-MM) Fire Department, the call came in at 4:41 p.m. on Thursday.

September 5, 2014
DA: Victim died from cutting wound caused by sharp force trauma

FALMOUTH - Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 60-year-old Indian national. According to a release from Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's Office, Falmouth police responded to an injury call in the area of 13 Shore Street around 9 p.m. Thursday night

Falmouth police and State Police detectives assigned to the DA's office worked through the night investigating the death of the unidentified victim.

September 5, 2014
Grandmother: 15-year-old Michaela Gulley is safe and headed back home

Michaela Gulley has been found in New York City. According to her grandmother, Betty Gulley of Nantucket, the 15-year-old, who ran away from a South Yarmouth youth care facility on August 7, was found Thursday night.

Gulley got a call early Friday morning around 2:15 a.m. from her granddaughter, who said she wanted to come home and that she is sorry for what she has done, according to Gulley's Facebook page. Betty Gulley told CapeCodToday.com that Michaela was helped by a woman named Courtney in New York, who Gulley calls "her angel and Michaela's too."

September 3, 2014
Undocumented suspect arraigned in Orleans District Court Wednesday

BREWSTER - A Brazilian national, whose last known address was in Hyannis, was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with the sexual assault of a minor alleged to have occurred in Brewster over the weekend. According to a Brewster police release, officers were called to a home in Brewster on Saturday following a reported sexual assault.

Officers were able to identify the suspect after speaking with witnesses. According to the Brewster police arrest log for Tuesday, the suspect is 30-year-old Polliano C. Pereira.

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September 3, 2014
Injuries do not appear to be life-threatening

WAREHAM - According to emergency broadcast reports, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Cranberry Highway in Wareham Wednesday morning. The incident occurred around 8:45 a.m.

The unidentified victim reportedly suffered a leg injury that did not appear to be life-threatening. Police removed a bicycle from the side of the road. It is unclear if the victim was walking or on the bike when struck.

According to emergency broadcast reports a GATRA (Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority) bus was involved in the incident.