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October 23, 2014
Bourne and State Police respond to crash at Otis Rotary

BOURNE - There were no reported injuries in an SUV vs. tractor trailer at the Otis Rotary Thursday morning. The crash, which involved a Honda CRV and a Stop & Shop tractor trailer, occurred at 7:10 a.m. 

Both Bourne and State Police responded to the scene. A tow truck was requested. 

October 23, 2014
Yarmouth police close Route 28 as firefighters stop fire from spreading

WEST YARMOUTH - Just after 4 p.m., the Yarmouth Fire Department received an automatic alarm from 512 Route 28. According to a YFD release, moments after the alarm came in, a 911 caller reported seeing smoke on the roof of the Cape Cod Family Resort, across the street from the Christmas Tree Shops Plaza and adjacent to Cape Cod Inflatable Park.

As firefighters rushed to the scene, Yarmouth police officers closed off a section of busy Route 28, setting up detours at Springer Lane and West Yarmouth Road.

October 22, 2014
Program puts state's Silver Alert Community Response System into action on the local level

DENNIS - The Dennis Police Department, in cooperation with the Dennis Council on Aging, has taken a proactive step towards keeping at risk residents safe. This week the department announced the launch of the Town of Dennis Alzheimer's/Endangered Persons Registration Program.

October 22, 2014
Another $20 and a $10 surface in town

ORLEANS - The counterfeit $20 bill found in Orleans last weekend is not the last of it, according to Lt. Kevin Higgins. According to an Orleans police release, two more fake bills have surfaced in town.

On Sunday a merchant discovered that a fake $20 had been taken as payment on Saturday. Since then, an Orleans bank has reported receiving two more counterfeit bills: another $20 and a $10.

October 22, 2014
Kevin F. Cahoon is not wanted by police

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police have issued a Level 3 sex offender notice for Kevin F. Cahoon, Cahoon, 50, is living at 15 Maple Street in South Yarmouth. According to police he is only expected to be at that address for one week, then will be moving to Virginia.

Cahoon is white, 5'9", 200 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair. 

He was convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and rape and abuse of a child in 1992.

Cahoon is not wanted by police.

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October 21, 2014
Dolphin weathervane adorned the roof of Chatham home for 50+ years

CHATHAM - Chatham police are seeking the public's assistance in finding the person(s) who stole a weathervane from the roof of a Chatham home. According to a Chatham police release, the piece has adorned the roof of the home for more than 50 years. 

The weathervane is a three-dimensional, 40" sculpture of a dolphin. It is copper and plated with 24K gold. The dolphin is valued at $1,000, police said.

October 21, 2014
South Yarmouth man charged with OUI

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A South Yarmouth man faces drunk driving charges after his arrest in West Yarmouth Saturday. According to a Yarmouth police release, 30-year-old Michael P. Gomes of 1116 Alewife Circle in South Yarmouth was pulled over at Winslow Gray Road and Buck Island Road around 12:30 a.m.

According to police, Gomes allegedly attacked the officers during the motor vehicle stop. 

October 21, 2014
Yarmouth police charge Brewster man with OUI

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A Brewster man faces OUI charges after reportedly passing out in the drive thru line at McDonald's on Route 28 Friday night.

According to Yarmouth police, officers responded to the restaurant around 11:45 p.m. where 49-year-old Todd Ricci of 182 Yankee Drive in Brewster had reportedly fallen asleep at the wheel of his 2005 Chevy pickup truck.

Ricci was placed under arrest and transported to the Yarmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with OUI-liquor. He was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday.

October 20, 2014
Off-duty Wareham police officer calls for units to respond

WAREHAM - Three people were arrested in a Wareham parking lot Thursday after an off-duty police officer reportedly saw them using heroin in their car. According to a Wareham police release, Officer Robert McClain saw three people in a car allegedly using heroin in the Cranberry Plaza parking lot on Cranberry Highway/Route 28 in front of the Dollar Tree around 3 p.m.

October 20, 2014
Rescuers unable to revive 68-year-old New York man

SOUTH YARMOUTH - Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a New York man in the indoor pool of a South Yarmouth resort Sunday. According to a Yarmouth police release, officer and firefighters responded to the Riverview Resort at 37 Neptune Lane around 11:45 a.m. 

October 19, 2014
Ten grams of heroin found on suspect following arrest in Hyannis

HYANNIS - A Centerville man is being held over the weekend on $25,000 following his arrest for heroin distribution. According to a Barnstable police release, 27-year-old John Antrim was arrested on Shoot Flying Hill Road Friday during a motor vehicle stop.

Following a two-week investigation conducted by the Barnstable Police Department Narcotics Unit, police believed Antrim was traveling to Boston to resupply with heroin. On Friday, police followed Antrim, pulling him over in Hyannis in a car driven by an unidentified Sandwich man.

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October 19, 2014
OPD: $20 bill accepted by Orleans merchant

ORLEANS - An Orleans merchant discovered on Sunday that they had taken a counterfeit $20 bill as payment Saturday night. According to a release from the Orleans Police Department the bill lacked a watermark, thread or a shadow image.

The serial number on the bogus bill was MB 46325080 B, according to Lt. Kevin Higgins. The Orleans Police Department maintains a master list of serials from counterfeit currency discovered in town. This most recent $20 bill has been added to that list.

October 18, 2014
Priority given to Brewster residents

BREWSTER- The Brewster Police Department will offer a free firearms safety course on Wednesday, October 29 at 5 p.m. at the Brewster Police Station, 631 Harwich Road.

The course is state-certified and required for anyone applying for a license to carry a firearm in Massachusetts. Students will learn weapon familiarity, safe handling and Massachusetts firearms law, according to a Brewster police release.

October 18, 2014
Weapon found after consent search

SOUTH DENNIS - A South Dennis man faces gun charges following his arrest Thursday. According to a Dennis police release, detectives conducted a consent search at the Mulhern Drive home of 20-year-old Russell Chase.

A two-week investigation led detectives to Chase's home, police said. At the home, police seized a Smith and Wesson revolver.

October 17, 2014
Bearses Way crash closes roadway Friday afternoon

HYANNIS - There were no reported injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Bearses Way in Hyannis Friday afternoon. One of the two vehicles rolled over during the crash. 

A section of the roadway near Alicia Road was closed in both directions as the scene was cleared.

Barnstable police are investigating the cause of the crash.

October 17, 2014
Midday crash sends driver to Plymouth hospital

PLYMOUTH - A single-vehicle rollover crash sent one man to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The crash occurred on State Road in Plymouth around 2 p.m. The driver of the pickup involved in the crash was treated at the scene by Plymouth firefighters then transferred to Beth Israel-Plymouth Hospital by ambulance.

A section of the roadway was closed in both directions as police cleared the scene.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by Plymouth police.

October 17, 2014
Suspect caught on surveillance footage at Dunkin Donuts

WELLFLEET - Wellfleet police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted in connection with the theft of a donation jar. The donation jar was reportedly stolen from the non-profit organization Mass Appeal next to Dunkin Donuts at 2393 Route 6 in Wellfleet.

The theft occurred just before noon on Monday, September 29, 2014.

The suspect was caught on surveillance entering Dunkin Donuts through the front door, walking down a hallway in the restaurant and exiting through the back door into a hallway that connects the businesses in the building. 

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October 16, 2014
Barnstable police seize loaded gun and skeleton mask used in robbery

SANDWICH - Two Sandwich men were arrested and charged with robbing a Marstons Mills Bank Tuesday. According to a release from Barnstable police, the Eastern Bank on Route 28 in Marstons Mills was robbed by a man armed with a handgun and wearing a skeleton mask. 

October 16, 2014
Operator of dirt bike charged with OUI

WAREHAM - A head-on crash involving a dirt bike and a car sent two people to the hospital late Wednesday night. According to a Wareham police release, officers responded to the crash on Swifts Beach Road around 10:15 p.m.

The two people on the bike, the 30-year-old male operator and the 22-year-old female passenger--both from Wareham, were transported to Tobey Hospital by Wareham EMS. Due to the severity of his injuries, the dirt bike operator was transferred to a Boston area hospital by a MedFlight helicopter crew, police said. The driver of the car was not injured.

October 15, 2014
Venus Road man reportedly threatens former boss with handgun

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A South Yarmouth man was arrested after reportedly threatening his former boss with a handgun. In a release issued at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Yarmouth police said they were actively searching for a man believed to be armed and in the area of Shaw's Supermarket on Route 28. Ten minutes later, police issued a statement saying the man had been located and placed under arrest.

October 14, 2014
Officials update students and parents via Twitter

EAST SANDWICH - Sandwich High School was evacuated and students were sent home Tuesday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into the Sandwich Fire Department. According to a Sandwich Fire Department release, firefighters and police responded to the school. The State Police were also called to the school.

Fire Chief William Carrico, Police Chief Peter Wack and  Sandwich School Superintendent Dr. Richard Canfield made the join decision to dismiss students at 2 p.m.

October 14, 2014
Police serve knock and announce warrant at Amelia Way home

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A South Yarmouth mother and son were arrested last week and charged with dealing heroin. According to a Yarmouth police release, detectives served a "knock and announce" search warrant at 12 Amelia Way just after 8 p.m. Monday night, October 6.

The warrant was obtained following a heroin investigation conducted by the department's drug enforcement unit.

Pamela Tuers, 51, and her son Zachary Tuers, 25, were both home during the raid. A 4-year-old child was also present, police said.

October 13, 2014
Police offer tips to help combat scammers

DENNIS - Calls from scammers after your personal information and money are on the rise, according to Dennis Patrolman Nick Patsavos. Patrolman Patsavos, a member of the Dennis Police Department's community services unit, has heard from more and more residents recently who have been contacted by scammers.

"Vigilance and common sense will go a long way in protecting your personal information and your bank accounts," said the patrolman.

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October 12, 2014
Wareham police assist DEA with stop on Cranberry Highway

WAREHAM - A Northampton man faces marijuana trafficking charges following his arrest in Wareham Tuesday, October 8. According to a Wareham police release, officers and detectives assisted the DEA with a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway near Wareham Crossing around 1:15 p.m.

During the stop, approximately 111 pounds of marijuana was seized from a U-Haul and the driver, 29-year-old Dean Colpack, was arrested.