One treated for smoke inhalation in OrleansORLEANS - One person was treated for smoke inhalation in Orleans. Firefighters were called to 89 Portanumicut Road about 6:30 p.m. for a report of the house being full of smoke. A fireplace problem was to blame. Paramedics evaluated the homeowner while firefighters ventilated the smoke.
Crash stalls traffic near Sagamore Bridge
BOURNE - A single-vehicle crash on the approach to the Sagamore Bridge reduced traffic to one lane.
A Mercury Sable struck the guardrail on Route 6 near the Christmas Tree Shop about 6:00 p.m.
The driver was evaluated for unknown injuries.
State Police are investigating the crash.
Photos by CWN associate Andrew Jones
Two arrested on drug charges in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police report that over the past two months, their Narcotics Unit has been conducting a cocaine distribution investigation in Hyannis. The investigation involved a series of undercover cocaine purchases. Those purchases resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for a motor vehicle as well as a room at a Hyannis Motel that was being used to distribute cocaine.
During Friday afternoon, members of the BPD Narcotics Unit and SCU executed the search warrant. Christopher Scott,36, of Centerville (left) was arrested for Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act as he attempted to purchase $200 worth of cocaine from the motor vehicle (Cadillac Escalade) involved in the investigation. Scott also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest charging various motor vehicle violations.
A search of the suspect vehicle and the motel room resulted in the seizure of approximately 70 grams of cocaine, a digital scale, packaging material, and approximately $2'500 in cash. Rafael Perez, 29, of Hyannis (right) was arrested and charged with Trafficking Cocaine after arriving at the room with the cocaine. The cocaine has an approximate street value of $10,000. Both Perez and Scott were transported to the BPD for booking.
Based on information acquired following Perez’ arrest, BPD Narcotics Detectives were able to seize an additional $7,200 in cash from Perez’ West Main Street apartment. Perez and Scott will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday.
Media release and mugshots furnished by Barnstable Police
Wreckage of Foxy Lady II found
PROVINCETOWN - Coast Guard Sector Boston confirmed the discovery of the submerged wreckage of the 45-foot fishing vessel Foxy Lady II, Friday at approximately 11 a.m.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Massachusetts Marine Environmental Police received multiple reports of fishing vessels becoming entangled on an underwater obstruction while trawling in areas between Provincetown and Cape Ann.
Coast Guard Sector Boston investigators, along with assistance and equipment from Massachusetts Marine Environmental Police, began to assess the seabed. With the use of an underwater camera, the vessel was located and confirmed to be the Foxy Lady II.
Coast Guard Sector Boston investigators are currently working closely with state and local agencies to further investigate the area and will thoroughly assess the findings as a part of the incident investigation.
On Dec. 17, 2012, the Foxy Lady II and its two crewmembers were reported overdue. After a multi-day, multi-agency effort by aircraft, cutters, and rescue lifeboats, the Coast Guard’s active search and rescue operation was suspended having not located the vessel or crew. The location of the vessel’s wreckage is within the area searched in December. The Foxy Lady II was homeported in Gloucester.
Media release and photo furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Yarmouth Police highlight social media activities
YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department announced it has over 3,000 active followers on Facebook and Twitter. In the announcement, Deputy Police Chief Steven Xiarhos said, “We continue to urge everyone to follow us as part of our transparency and inclusion public education and communications strategy as we move forward to share information, build trust, and improve citizen and officer safety to keep the town of Yarmouth a beautiful place to live, work, and visit and make Yarmouth the safest community in the region.”
Xiarhos further stated: “In 2013 and beyond, the Yarmouth Police Department will continue to incorporate Facebook and Twitter into our community policing mission and multi-faceted crime prevention strategic plan by using the networks to serve a variety of needs. Pages have been created to help find missing and wanted persons as well as help our citizens stay informed regarding crime trends and with current and future community events. We will also continue to post media releases and surveillance footage asking the public to help identify suspects in the videos or photos as well as commend the good work of our outstanding team of employees, our colleagues in other law enforcement agencies, and town government.”
Media release provided by the Yarmouth Police Department
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