Happy Holidays from Cape Wide News
Yarmouth Police "Pay it Forward"
YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police tell CWN: We had an amazing week filled with so many real life examples of how to help others and pay it forward. On Sunday we donated over 2,200 toys to the annual 'Toys for Tots Stuff a Bus' program and received the first place award for donating the most toys on Cape Cod.
On Tuesday we hosted the first ever Cape Wide 'Shop with a Cop' event which allowed a deserving student athlete from all over Cape Cod to spend a day with a Police Officer from their home town, share lunch together, and then go shopping for $200 worth of sports related gifts together.
On Wednesday we hosted the first 'Coffee with The Chief' early morning get together with our citizens to share information and help build our relationship.
On Thursday we visited over 80 Yarmouth homes of senior citizens as part of our 'Secret Santa' program to provide a senior with a bag filled with gifts at Christmas.
On Friday we made a special trip to Newtown, Connecticut and brought thousands of dollars in donations and numerous home made gifts and special tokens of support from 'Our Town to Newtown'
and on Monday our Patrol Officers fanned out and brought presents and gifts to some deserving families all over our great community.
It truly has been a very busy and special week and we all appreciate being given the chance to serve and protect our citizens whether it is here in Yarmouth or anywhere that we can take a stand--show our support--and make a difference.
We wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and end with this beautiful note from a special little girl who was born in China and now lives with her family in Yarmouth that captures the essence of what we do....
We just wanted to share this post on with you on Leah's blog. She was so excited to help out this past week and will be talking about this for years to come! On the last post I mentioned that Leah was making cards for our local police dept's Secret Santa for Seniors program. She met "her goal" of 80 cards and helped this past Wednesday night at our local police station to fill the bags with donated items from our town and add a card. On Thursday she was asked to help deliver them and boy was she excited. She still talks proudly about the bag of very special items she received from a very caring deputy police chief in our town when she was in the hospital. So this was her way of paying it forward........This experience for her was like two days of gifts. Often we forget that our little ones don't need fancy toys and such, but having a chance to do something that they dream about (like being a real police officer one day) is a gift in itself. It melted my heart to see the look on one lady's face and another who popped a big kiss on Leah. This is what it is all about..........................May you share magical moments with those you love this Christmas” We are honored that your police department sets such a wonderful example to our children in your community outreach efforts to people, places and organizations. It shows kids that it is not all about, as they say, "catching the bad guys." Your acts of kindness teach them so much more. Thanks again for letting ‘Miss L’ participate even though she is kind of young... She really thinks she is one of you and it gives her strength to get through some of these hard times.Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Blessings for all that you do…"
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE YARMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT!
Media release and slideshow furnished by Yarmouth Police
ORLEANS - Chief Scott MacDonald, Lieutenant Sean Diamond and the staff of the Orleans Police Department, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
Media release and photo furnished by Orleans Police
Three escape injury in t-bone crash
MARSTONS MILLS - Three people escaped injury after a Ford F-150 broadsided a GMC van. The crash happened on Route 149 by the fire station. Barnstable Police are reportedly investigating if the Ford may have run a stop sign.
A CWN reader captured the scene and submitted these photos. If you see breaking news let us know. If you can safely take photos or video please send it to us!
Two injured in Falmouth crash
EAST FALMOUTH - A two vehicle crash at the intersection of East Falmouth Highway (Route 28) and Davisville Road shortly before midnight sent two drivers to Falmouth Hospital with minor injuries.
A GMC SUV and a Honda mini van collided in the intersection almost head on. The two female drivers of the vehicles were treated at the scene and transported to the hospital by Falmouth Fire Rescue ambulances. Falmouth PD were on scene for traffic and to investigate the cause of the crash.
Photos by C. Eric Tinglof/CWN
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