Purse snatching suspect nabbed in Orleans
ORLEANS - Orleans Police report that On Wednesday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., officers responded to Stop and Shop for a reported purse snatching. Arriving officers found that the victim of the purse snatching had followed the subject outside and had kept watch of the subject until officers arrived. Arrested was Kristian Roderick, 25, of Brewster and Eastham.
Roderick had allegedly taken the purse from a shopping cart while the victim was distracted. The victim was able to identify that her purse was missing, and alerted Stop and Shop personnel of the theft immediately. Several bystanders and employee’s of Stop and Shop, including the victim, followed the subject outside while other employee’s dialed 911. Although the subject fled the area on foot, he was apprehended by Officer David Freiner in a parking lot nearby on Route 6A. The purse and its contents were dropped prior to apprehension, and recovered by the victim.
Roderick was arraigned in Orleans District court shortly after noon, on charges of Larceny of a person over 65, Larceny over $250.00, disorderly conduct and attempting to commit a crime.
Media release furnished by Orleans Police
Updated: Drug raid uncovers hand grenade
DENNISPORT – The Dennis Police Department reports that at approximately 5:46 a.m. Wednesday Dennis Police assisted by members of the Cape Cod Law Enforcement Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and other agencies, executed a search warrant at the Harborside Arms apartments 212 Upper County Road Dennisport.
During a search of an apartment unit, police officers discovered a military style M-67 hand grenade (top photo) and contacted the Massachusetts State Police Bomb Squad. The bomb squad arrived around 7:20 a.m. and determined the grenade was a live device. Residents of the adjacent apartments were evacuated around 7:45 a.m. Preparations are being made for the removal and disposal of the device.
Update: Around 9:10 a.m. bomb squad technicians removed the hand grenade from the apartment and transported it to an area behind the Dennis landfill off Theophilus Smith Road in South Dennis. After pulling the pin remotely, (bottom photo) the technicians examined and dismantled the device, determining it was inert shortly before 10 a.m. According to Dennis Police, the examination revealed that the grenade contained hundreds of small BBs and paper wading but no apparent explosive material. The device will be examined further and the investigation into the possession of the grenade is continuing.
The sole occupant of the apartment at the time, Kathleen Caussey, 58, was placed under arrest for possession of a Class B Controlled Substance – Oxycodone. Caussey will be arraigned in Orleans District Court Wednesday afternoon on the drug charge. The search warrant was the culmination of a several month investigation into suspected drug dealing in the building.
Story and bottom photo by Kevin Morley/CWN; Media release and top photo courtesy of Dennis Police Department
Two arrested after drug bust
EAST DENNIS – In a media release issued Wednesday, the Dennis Police Department reports that at approximately 5:22 a.m. Wednesday morning Dennis and Barnstable police assisted by the Cape Cod Law Enforcement Council Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team executed a search warrant at 7 Bayberry Road in East Dennis.
As a result of the search two occupants of the home, Anthony Bynum, 39, (left photo above) and Sandra Reynolds, 41, (right photo) were arrested for Possession of Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute – Cocaine.
The search warrant followed a seven-month investigation initiated by the Barnstable Police Department’s Drug Control Unit and involved Dennis Police detectives.
Mr. Bynum is well known to Cape Law Enforcement agencies for his past involvement in the drug trade and acts of violence.
Seized as a result of the search warrant were money, cocaine and scales.
Both subjects will be arraigned in Orleans District Court Wednesday.
Mug shots and media release provided by Dennis Police Department
Another major blaze on Nantucket
NANTUCKET - For the second time in less than 24 hours, Nantucket firefighters are battling a major blaze. Fire broke out around 6 a.m. in a large metal clad building at the Madaket Landfill used for construction and demolition. No injuries have been reported. Tuesday afternoon a fire heavily damaged a building under renovation at 56 Centre Street. View photos here.
Barnstable County Corrections Facility re-accredited
Barnstable County Corrections Facility re-accredited
BOURNE - The Barnstable County Correctional Facility was re-accredited late last month by the American Correctional Association. The three-year re-cert runs through January of 2016 and extends an accreditation first awarded in 2010.
“Maintaining what amounts to the ACA’s seal of approval is a testament to the people who work here,” said Barnstable County Sheriff James M. Cummings. “And to the demanding job they perform day in and day out.”
The renewed accreditation was announced at the ACA’s 2013 Winter Conference in Houston, TX. It came in the “adult detention center” category.
BCCF’s audit resulted in a passing grade on all 365 of the applicable standards. Sixty were mandatory, meaning failure to pass one would have triggered de-certification. The facility’s application also conformed with 305 additional standards that required only partial compliance. “But we got 100% there as well,” said the Sheriff, “and I feel good about that. We didn’t limp across the finish line. We came in with room to spare.”
Sheriff Cummings called the ACA the “national gold standard” when it comes to accrediting jails and prisons. Getting and keeping that certification, he added, “is a road map to excellence. It’s also a useful safeguard against backsliding because it emits a bright yellow line -- or in this case a series of bright yellow yardsticks. “
“You see,” he concluded, “it’s not just getting into compliance. It’s remaining in compliance. Viewed that way, retaining ACA accreditation is a wonderful motivator. It prompts us to stay on top of things.”
Media release and photo furnished by Barnstable Sheriff's Office
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