Police And Fire News

November 27, 2014
Safety seats to be made available to residents in need

EASTHAM - The Eastham Police Department is one of only two police departments on the Cape to receive a state grant for child safety seats. According to an Eastham police release, most of the $2,000 grant will be used to purchase child safety seats for residents in need. 

November 27, 2014
Unidentified victim transported to Cape Cod Hospital

HYANNIS - An unidentified woman was struck by a vehicle on Route 132 in Hyannis Wednesday evening. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. near Nightingale Lane between the Cape Cod Mall and the Hyannis Rotary.

Rescuers reportedly performed CPR on the victim before transporting her to Cape Cod Hospital. 

The identity of the driver who struck the woman is unknown.

A section of Route 132 was closed as Barnstable police reconstructed and cleared the scene.

November 26, 2014
Driver blames crash on his dog, tries to hide stash from police

WEST BARNSTABLE - An early morning rollover Monday on Old Stage Road ended with marijuana distribution charges for the driver. According to a Barnstable police release, officers were called to a rollover crash around 2:45 a.m. The vehicle reportedly crashed into a pole, pulling down live wires, then flipped over.

Officer arrived to find the driver "rummaging frantically" through the overturned car.  The road was closed and NSTAR was called in to assess and repair the damage. The officers moved the driver away from the car and the live wires overhead, police said.

November 25, 2014
Suspect's vehicle was believed to have been used during a drug buy

WAREHAM - An Onset man faces weapon and drug charges following his arrest in Wareham Friday afternoon. According to a Wareham police release, officers pulled over 24-year-old Jordan Fontes of Onset on Minot Road around 1:40 p.m. after learning his vehicle was involved in a suspected drug buy in a different part of town.

Detectives also responded to the scene. When officers and detectives approached the car, they reportedly smelled a "strong smell of marijuana". The officers also saw two folding knives in the car, according to police.

November 25, 2014
Monday night attack sent victim to the hospital

DENNIS - Two Dennis teens are facing armed robbery and assault charges following their arrest Monday night. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to a  911 call following an alleged armed robbery around 5:30 p.m. on Whittier Drive. The victim told police he was robbed by two suspects, one with a handgun, the other with a knife. The victim, who was reportedly assaulted during the robbery, was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with non life-threatening injuries to his face and head, police said.

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November 24, 2014
Suspect reportedly threatened a female patron, threatened to kill a bouncer

HYANNIS - A West Yarmouth man faces weapons charges after alleged brandishing a gun at a Main Street bar early Sunday. According to a Barnstable police release, officers responded to Embargo at 453 Main Street in Hyannis around 12:45 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a man with a gun.

November 23, 2014
Theft charges too following off Cape shoplifting spree with girlfriend

HYANNIS/PLYMOUTH - Barnstable police have charged a homeless man with attacking a Hyannis cab driver earlier this month. The suspect and his girlfriend also face charges following an alleged off Cape shoplifting spree. According to a Barnstable police release, a Hyannis cab driver was attacked with a screwdriver and robbed by a fare on November 5.

November 22, 2014
Pickup truck crossed median at Exit 4 killing Centerville man

SANDWICH - Massachusetts State Police have charged the driver of a pickup truck involved in a fatal Route 6 crash in Sandwich this week with motor vehicle homicide. According to an MSP release, in addition to motor vehicle homicide, 45-year-old Michael Dalto of East Bridgewater has been charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, impeded operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation and speeding.

November 21, 2014
Police are withholding victim's name pending notification of family

BOURNE - An unidentified man was struck and killed attempting to cross the Route 25 on-ramp in Bourne Thursday afternoon. According to a Bourne police release, an unidentified man was struck by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross the road near CVS at the Bourne East Rotary just before 5 p.m.

Responding officers began CPR on the victim at the scene. He was transported by Bourne Fire & Rescue to Tobey Hospital in Wareham where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The unidentified driver of the pickup remained at the scene, police said. 

November 21, 2014
Driver crashes into traffic light, walks away from scene

SOUTH YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth man faces OUI charges following an early morning crash. According to a Yarmouth police release, officer were dispatched to the intersection of Route 28 and Old Main Street at 4:40 a.m. for a disabled motor vehicle. Upon arrival, Officer Brian Carchedi found an unoccupied Chevy Malibu in the middle of the road. 

The car, which had heavy front-end damage, had crashed into a traffic signal and taken down several traffic signs, police said.

November 20, 2014
Loaded Glock recovered, suspect held on $20,000 cash bail

HYANNIS - A Boston man was arrested on illegal gun charges during a larceny investigation in Hyannis Wednesday night. According to a Barnstable police release, Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) members were investigating a theft that had occurred Sunday night when they encountered the Boston man.

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November 20, 2014
Portion of Blacksmith Road closed indefinitely

FALMOUTH - Falmouth police Thursday afternoon announced the closure of a section of Blacksmith Shop Road due to a fire. In a release, police said the section of Blacksmith Shop Road from Thomas B. Landers Road to Blacksmith Shop Farms is closed.

Firefighting equipment is blocking the roadway as Falmouth firefighters continue to battle a large mulch fire at Blacksmith Shop Farms. The fire reportedly began on Tuesday and continues to burn.

The road closure is indefinite, police said.

November 19, 2014
Provincetown man charged with motor vehicle homicide

WELLFLEET - Wellfleet police have charged a Provincetown man in connection with a fatal crash on Route 6 Saturday. According to a Wellfleet police release, James Martin, 46, of Provincetown and New York, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and marked lanes.

November 18, 2014
Pickup truck crossed over median striking sedan in Sandwich early Tuesday morning

SANDWICH - State Police have released the name of the Centerville man killed in the Route 6 crash in Sandwich Tuesday morning. According to a State Police release, 32-year-old Lawrence Barros of Centerville was killed when a 2002 Ford F350 pickup truck crossed over the median onto the westbound side of Route 6, striking Barros's 2005 Honda Accord. The crash occurred around 6:20 a.m. at Exit 4 on Route 6. Barros was pronounced dead at the scene.

November 18, 2014
Westbound crash near Exit 4 closes Route 6

SANDWICH - Massachusetts State Police have confirmed that one person was killed during a two-vehicle crash on the westbound side of Route 6 Tuesday morning. The crash occurred near Exit 4 around 6:45 a.m.

State Police closed the section of the highway near the crash and detoured traffic onto Chase Road at Exit 4. There is reportedly a one-mile backup leading to the area of the crash.

Sandwich Fire and Rescue transported another person to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis with unknown injuries. 

November 18, 2014
Donations, delivery volunteers needed

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police are seeking the public's assistance with a very important holiday mission. Join the Yarmouth Police Department and the Yarmouth Police Community Advisory Team in participating in this season's Secret Santa for Seniors.

"The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people, but it can also be lonely for many senior citizens who may not have family or friends to celebrate with," said Deputy Chief Steven Xiarhos.

November 17, 2014
Allegedly stole a Camry and crashed it into a dumpster

DENNISPORT - A Dennisport man was held on $5,000 cash bail after allegedly stealing and crashing a Toyota Camry early Sunday morning. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to the report of a stolen Toyota Camry in the area of Shad Hole Road around 2 a.m. 

The caller told police 28-year-old Robert Diaz of Dennisport had shown up uninvited at their home in Dennisport and taken the car.

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November 16, 2014
No injuries reported

HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters battled a 3-alarm blaze at the Cromwell Court Apartment Complex at 168 Barnstable Road Saturday night. 

Residents stood outside watching as firefighters knocked down the fire that started around 6 p.m.

Several surrounding fire departments and the Red Cross assisted at the scene. There were no reported injuries to residents or rescuers.

November 16, 2014
One person was killed and two injured in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon

WELLFLEET - Wellfleet police have released the name of the woman killed in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon on Route 6. Police and firefighters responded to the area of 2586 Route 6 around 1:15 p.m. following several 911 calls.

November 15, 2014
Truro man earns himself another charge on the way to his arraignment

EASTHAM - A Truro man was arrested early Friday during an interrupted breaking and entering at the Red Pizza Barn on Route 6. According to an Eastham police release, officers were alerted to a possible B&E at the restaurant just after 1 a.m.

Sgt. Daniel Deschamps was the first at the scene. The sergeant reportedly caught 34-year-old Christopher Yazel of Truro attempting to pry open a side door. When Sgt. Deschamps announced himself, Yazel dropped the tool he was using and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

November 15, 2014
Bourne man faces assault and drug charges

SAGAMORE BEACH - A Bourne man is in custody following an alleged road rage incident near the Sagamore Bridge Friday afternoon. According to a Bourne police release, Bourne officers and State Police troopers responded to the Route 3 on ramp on State Road (Route 3A) just before 1 p.m.following several 911 calls.

November 15, 2014
Rescuers began CPR on passenger at the scene, second crash in Wellfleet that day

WELLFLEET - One person was killed in a head-on crash on Route 6 in Wellfleet Saturday. According to a Wellfleet police release, the crash occurred around 1:15 p.m. in front of Cumberland Farms. 

Rescuers began CPR on a passenger of one of the cars who had sustained life-threatening injuries. The passenger was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis where they were pronounced dead, police said.

Both drivers were also transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Their condition is unknown.

November 14, 2014
Driver of a white pickup reportedly rear-ended the bus, then fled the scene

WEST DENNIS - Dennis police are searching for the person who struck a school bus with children onboard Friday morning and fled the scene. According to a Dennis police release, officers responded to the call at 7:55 a.m. at the intersection of Old Main Street and Route 28 in West Dennis. 

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November 14, 2014
Damage to outside walkway structure

ORLEANS - A driver and passenger sustained minor injuries Thursday morning following a car vs. building in East Orleans. The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. According to a release from Orleans police, the unidentified driver of a 2010 Ford Focus crashed into an outside walkway overhang attached to the East Orleans Post Office on Main Street.

Both the driver and passenger from the car complained of minor injuries, police said. No one inside the post office or on the walkway was injured.