Cape Wide News for Friday January 20th, 2012
Updated: Police seek Hyannis shooting suspect
HYANNIS - On Thursday at 8:43 p.m., Barnstable Police Dispatch received several calls reporting “shots fired” at 20 Hiramar Road, Hyannis. Responding Officers located several witnesses that told them there was a shooting at 20 Hiramar Road. Attempts to contact any persons inside the residence met with negative results.
Barnstable Police Officers made entry into the residence and found it to be empty. Located in plain view inside the residence were drug distribution paraphernalia and several bags which appeared to contain narcotics.
Additional witnesses were also located. They told police immediately after the shots people ran out the rear of 20 Hiramar Rd. Two of the people were identified as William A Hayes, 31, and Teisa Lopez, 29. Hayes and Lopez are boyfriend and girlfriend. Hayes resides at 20 Hiramar Road. Hayes was observed telling Lopez “hurry hurry” as they entered Lopez’s minivan and left the area at a high rate of speed.
Police Investigators recovered numerous shells casing in front and to the rear of 20 Hiramar Road. They also discovered several neighboring houses had been hit with stray bullets. One residence had a bullet strike its living room window. Present in the living room at the time were three people. One of those people was a pregnant female. Police Investigators located the intended target of the shooting. He told investigators he got into a verbal dispute with Hayes outside the residence. Hayes pointed a handgun at him and began to shoot. The victim took off running with Hayes continuing to shoot as he chased the victim. The victim was not struck.
While Police Investigators were still at the shooting scene Lopez (middle right) returned to the area. She parked the minivan and entered the rear of 20 Hiramar Rd. She was startled to find Police Investigators still inside the residence. Lopez denied being present during the shooting and helping Hayes flee the area. She was placed under arrest and charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact/armed assault with intent to murder.
A search warrant for 20 Hiramar Road was obtained and executed. Police located drug distribution paraphernalia, 3 grams of cocaine, and 7 grams of heroin. As a result, Lopez was charged with possession with intent to distribute both heroin and cocaine. A search of her minivan resulted in the recovery of over $2,500 in cash. She was arraigned in Barnstable District Court Friday and held on a $10,000 cash bail. Attempts to locate Hayes met with negative results. Barnstable Police obtained an arrest warrant for Hayes (lower right) charging him with armed assault with intent to murder, illegal possession of firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of dwelling, possession of cocaine and heroin with intent to distribute. Anyone knowing his whereabouts is urged to to contact the Barnstable Police tipline at (508) 778-3874. You can remain anonymous.
The area has been the scene of many violent crimes over the past years but has seen much less trouble this past year due to hard work by Barnstable Police-especially the Street Crimes Unit.
Material and mugshots from Barnstable Police used in this report; Scene photos by Frank F. Paparo/CWN
Pedestrian struck in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Hyannis around 3:45 p.m. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Barnstable Police are investigating.
Head-on crash reported in Cotuit
COTUIT - Three vehicles collided in Cotuit shortly after 3 p.m. Two of the vehicles reportedly collided head-on at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 130. Two people were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The crash, which heavily tied up traffic, is under investigation by Barnstable Police.
House fire reported in Chatham
CHATHAM - A fire broke out at 145 Pleasant Street Friday around 1:45 p.m. A mutual aid response from Harwich and Brewster helped Chatham knock down the stubborn fire.
The Chatham Fire Chief immediately called for a ladder truck when he arrived at the scene as heavy smoke was showing from the second floor. Ladder 66 from Harwich was able to open the roof where most of the fire was located.
At right: Harwich firefighter Brad L'Toile changes out the Scott pack of fellow firefighter Jason Boyne.
Two occupants of the house were able to get out without injury.
Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Woman accused of assaulting paramedics in Harwich
HARWICH - On Friday morning at approximately 12:45 a.m., Harwich Police Patrol Sergeant John Sullivan, Jr., and Harwich Police Patrol Officers Joseph Labelle and Amy Walinski were dispatched to a local restaurant for a report of an unconscious, intoxicated female.
Upon arrival, officers Walinski and Labelle located the party, identified as Abigail McGillen, 21, of Harwich passed out on the floor of the women’s restroom. An ambulance was requested because the officers were unable to awaken McGillen.
Harwich Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene to assist the now-conscious and belligerent woman. McGillen was escorted outside to the waiting ambulance where she allegedly proceeded to punch one of the paramedics in the back and kick the other as they were attempting to help her onto a stretcher.
McGillen was restrained by the paramedics and the police officers and placed under arrest for two counts of Assault and Battery on a Firefighter, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. She was then transported to Cape Cod Hospital due to her level of intoxication.
McGillen was transported back to the Harwich Police Department at approximately 6 a.m. where she was placed in a holding cell pending a decision on bail. She was due to be arraigned Friday morning in Orleans District Court.
Media release furnished by Harwich Police
Snowfall leads to slippery roads, crashes
SANDWICH - Overnight snow did not accumulate much but was enought to make area roads slippery. State Police are investigating a crash sometime after 4 a.m. on Route 6 near exit 4. A tractor-trailer and a car were involved. The car ended up in the woods on its roof. No serious injuries were reported. Earlier a car struck a tree in Harwich. That driver also escaped serious injury.
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