Heroin bust in Yarmouth
WEST YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department reports that on Tuesday Yarmouth Police Detective Scott Lundegren obtained a search warrant from the First District Court of Barnstable. It authorized the search of Apartment 31 of the Cape Cod Vacation Condominium Complex at 91 Route 28 in West Yarmouth.
On Wednesday at approximately 6:00 a.m. members of the Yarmouth Police Department and the Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team executed the search warrant and uncovered eight small “baggies” of heroin and $200 in cash.
The suspect, Michael R. Berry, was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters. He was subsequently taken to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment on the charge of Felony Possession to Distribute Class A Heroin.
Media release and mug shot provided by Yarmouth Police Department
Media release and mug shot provided by Yarmouth Police Department
Man burned using gasoline in grill
SOUTH YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Fire Department reports that at approximately 11:15 a.m. neighbors of 9 Janice Road in South Yarmouth called 911 to report a grill explosion in the garage.
When fire crews arrived, they found that Yarmouth Police Sgt. Chris McEachern had just extinguished a fire outside the open garage with a small hand-held fire extinguisher preventing the fire from spreading into the house. One male occupant had burn injuries and was quickly treated and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
The Yarmouth Fire Prevention Office investigated the fire and concluded that the sole occupant was trying to burn cardboard in a small open charcoal type grill by using gasoline. When he tried to light the cardboard the gasoline vapors exploded spreading the fire to surrounding trash and a small gasoline can. The fire was ruled accidental.
The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.
Media release and photo provided by the Yarmouth Fire Department
Victim reports being stabbed in Yarmouth
SOUTH YARMOUTH - According to the Yarmouth Police Department, on Tuesday at 8:40 a.m. Patrol Investigator David Schneeweis of the Yarmouth Police Department responded to the Emergency Center at Cape Cod Hospital for a report of a 46-year-old male stabbing victim found in Hyannis. He had brought in by members of the Hyannis Fire Department suffering from a single stab wound to the abdomen.
The victim reported that he was attacked and stabbed by two unknown white males between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Route 28 in South Yarmouth. The victim further reported that after the attack he went home and cleaned the wound but did not contact police. He stated that several hours later he decided to walk from his home in Yarmouth to Barnstable for a pending court date at the Barnstable District Court. In the area of the Airport Rotary he made the decision to seek help.
Barnstable County Sheriff's Department Crime Scene Investigator Jason Arthurs took photos of the injury and the case is currently under investigation by the Yarmouth Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Yarmouth Police Department Detective division at 508.775.0445 extension 2134 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media release provided by the Yarmouth Police Department
One injured in Harwich crash
HARWICH - One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Harwich around 5:40 a.m. The crash happened at the intersection of Great Western Road and Depot Street. One driver was extricated and taken to a hospital. The other driver declined to go to the hospital. Harwich Police are investigating.
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Sheriff's employees save life of inmate heart attack victim
BOURNE - It was no accident that Barnstable County Sheriff James Cummings wanted teamwork inscribed into the newly minted mission statement he and his employees hammered out shortly after his swearing in 14 years ago. (The others are integrity, professionalism, and compassion.)
“It was never more evident, never more needed, than it was Friday morning,” the Sheriff observed, referring to a first response and rescue administered to an inmate now resting comfortably in an area hospital -- four days after suffering a massive heart attack.
The drama unfolded in the enclosed recreation area attached to the inmate’s housing unit. It was a fast-tracking half hour from the time he was discovered unresponsive to the minute he left the Barnstable County Correctional Facility aboard a Bourne Fire/Rescue ambulance.
“Congratulations to all on the outstanding lifesaving effort put forth during this emergency medical event,” the Sheriff wrote in an email sent today to the 14 individuals who played a role in the resuscitation.
“The actions of each and every one of you resulted in a life being saved. Starting with the rapid, orderly, and calm response and including the professional use of lifesaving equipment and procedure, including CPR and AED [short for automatic electronic defibrillator, a device activated five times to try and shock the heart back into a proper rhythm].
“We train for these events all the time,” the Sheriff’s message continues, “hoping we never have to execute but on January 11th you did. It was text book. The hospital staff have advised the inmate’s family that he would not have made it had it not been for the initial emergency medical care he received from our staff.
“Well done,” the Sheriff concludes. “You can all take great pride in knowing that you saved a life.”
Those cited by the Sheriff include two nurses and their supervisor, five deputy sheriffs, a sergeant, an assistant deputy superintendent, two lieutenants, and two captains. By name, Jeanne Bonavita, David Cahoon, Jeffrey Ciampa, Marylou duMont, Sharon Ferrari, Deborah Forbes, Jesse Gallagher, Albert Joseph, Eric Lawrence, Stephen MacAleese, Shaun Martin, William Morgan, Michael Shea, and Grant Stanford.
First on the scene, Deputies Ciampa and Stanford, administered the CPR, which the Sheriff noted was probably the most critical part of the rescue effort. The pair are eight-year veterans and members of the same recruit correction officer class.
Stanford, Ferrari, and duMont, meanwhile, are second-time lifesavers, which puts them in company with Deputy Peter Benson. Benson was off duty and so not among the 14 responding to this day’s emergency.
The inmate is a 42-year-old West Yarmouth man serving an 18-month sentence for driving under the influence and lesser offenses related to the same arrest. He was serving on a unit that houses the facility’s institutional workers (housekeeping, floor cleaners, kitchen help, and the like).
Media release furnished by Barnstable Sheriff's Office
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