Man charged with assaulting his mother
HYANNIS - On Thursday, members of the Barnstable Police Department Patrol Force responded to Hinckley Road for a reported domestic violence call where the suspect,
Tyler Dickson, 20, of Hyannis (right), was allegedly smashing out the windows of his mother’s car with a tire iron.
Upon arrival Patrol Officer Joshua Maloney observed a distraught party in the front yard telling him the Dickson had fled the area as the officers arrived.
Patrol Officer Maloney learned that Dickson had not only caused major damage to his mother’s vehicle with the tire iron, he had also physically assaulted his mother. Dickson allegedly struck his mother and knocked her to the ground while she was holding dickson’s 2 year old son. Officers from the day shift were able to set up a perimeter while awaiting K-9 Officer Jackson to arrive with his partner Elvis (lower photo). A K-9 track from the crime scene led officers to a shed located down the street from the assault. Dickson was found hiding in the shed and as apprehended by K-9 Elvis.
Dickson was later booked at the Barnstable Police Headquarters where he was charged with assault and battery (domestic), injury to real or personal property, and resisting arrest.
Media release and photos furnished by Barnstable Police
High speed chase ends with arrest
BOURNE - A high speed chase late Friday evening ended on Sandwich Road at the Mid-Cape Connector with at least one arrest. It was not clear what charges were filed. Further details were not immediately available.
Cape firefighters part of MA task force aiding Sandy victims
NEW YORK, NY - Members of the MA-TF 1 Urban Search and Rescue Team based in Beverly MA went door to door searching for victims and doing accountability checks in Rockaway NY, in the Queens Borough Wednesday October 31, 2012. The team was deployed as part of the coverage for Hurricane Sandy. The team is now searching Staten Island. The following Cape Codders are with the team, Thomas Kinney Christopher Standish, Jonathan Talin, John Cosmo-Hyannis Fire, Karen Macedo-Sandwich Fire, Neil Tuepker-Barnstable Fire, Jason Boyne, Eric Diamond-Harwich Fire and Robert Reardon-Yarmouth Fire.
Photos courtesy of Robert Scott Button
Change your clocks, change your batteries
STOW - “On November 4, as we turn our clocks back, this is a good time to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms,” said State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan. “Winter is when more fires occur in our homes – where we feel safest – and when most fatal fires occur. Making sure the smoke alarms are working is a simple, effective way to help your family survive an unexpected fire,” said Coan.
“A working smoke alarm can double your family’s chance of surviving a fire and when combined with a practiced home escape plan, the chances are greater,” said Coan. “People rely on what they have practiced in an emergency which is why we have fire drills in schools,” he added.
Coan said, “When you change the batteries on your home fire safety devices this year, inspect the alarms and check the date of manufacture. All electronic devices have a limited life span, so it is important that you replace your older smoke and carbon monoxide alarms with new ones to protect your family.”
Smoke alarms need to be replaced every ten years. If your smoke alarm is ten years old or older, it is time to replace them! Carbon monoxide alarms need to be replaced every five or seven years, depending on the manufacturer. Check for a date of manufacture on the back of the device, or consult the manufacturer’s instructions for the recommended replacement date. If you can’t tell how old they are, it’s time to replace them.
For more information on smoke alarms go to www.mass.gov/dfs and click on Fire Safety Topics then Smoke Alarms.
Media release furnished by Mass Department of Fire Services
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