A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. Extremely dry air combined with gusty northwest winds and little rainfall over the last few weeks will result in critical fire weather conditions. Any fires that develop will have the potential to spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
Two dead in crash at Kennedy family property on Vineyard
AQUINNAH - Two people were killed when an SUV crashed into a tree on property owned by the Kennedy family Tuesday afternoon. The Martha's Vineyard Gazette says a 71-year old woman from West Tisbury and a 69-year old woman from Lyman, NH were in the front seat of the Land Rover were killed. A 68-year old woman from Minneapolis, MN who was in the rear seat was treated at Martha's Vineyard Hospital for minor injuries. The Red Gate Farm property was purchased by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1978.
5 stranded dolphins rescued and released
WELLFLEET - Five dolphins stranded in Blackfish Creek in Wellfleet and off Brewster Tuesday. Volunteers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) were able to rescue the dolphins. They were transported to West Dennis Beach and successfully released.
Photos courtesy of Jerry Mossey
Three injured in Hyannis crash
HYANNIS - Three people were injured in a crash late Tuesday afternoon in Hyannis. The crash happened on Barnstable Road near North Street. None of the injuries appear life-threatening. Afternoon rush hour traffic was slowed in the area. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash.
SUV vs septic truck in Centerville
CENTERVILLE - At about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday there was a crash between a Ford Explorer and a septic truck on Craigville Beach Road near Lake Elizabeth Drive in Centerville.
The impact caused the septic truck to go off the road into a marshy area.
The driver of the Explorer was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation.
Traffic was slowed until the truck was pulled out and removed.
The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police.
Photos and video by Frank F. Paparo/CWN
Vineyard shooting ruled justifiable by district attorney
WEST TISBURY - Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe announced today that the Medical Examiner's Office has found the cause of death regarding Kenneth Bloomquist, 64, of West Tisbury, to be gunshot wounds to the chest. Mr. Bloomquist sustained these wounds while assaulting his wife with a shotgun. During the incident, Mrs. Bloomquist sustained gunshot wounds in the area of her leg. She has been hospitalized.
An investigation has been ongoing since the incident on the morning of March 23, 2012. All of the forensics and other evidence support the conclusion of a homicide during an act of self-defense. There will be no further action in this matter.
Media release furnished by Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office
Rental scam reported in Sandwich
SANDWICH - The Sandwich Police report that on Tuesday, a person living out of town notified them that they had responded to a Craigslist.org advertisement for a house rental within Sandwich that appeared to be questionable. Chief Peter Wack told WXTK that he contacted the owner of the property in question who lives off Cape. The owner told him he was not renting out the property.
The advertiser on Craigslist.org responded to the inquiry using a Yahoo.com e-mail address, which included the legal house owner’s full name within the e-mail address. The e-mail provided a paragraph justifying why the person renting out the house was not in the United States for an extended period of time. The e-mail listed all features of the house, a very reasonable monthly rental rate and reasonable security deposit.
The person interested in renting the house was asked to fill out a questionnaire with their personal information. The e-mail then stated that once a security deposit and the questionnaire were received, the house keys would be mailed out.
Sandwich Police Chief Peter Wack says, “The potential impact to the unsuspecting person in such a situation is that they would lose their security deposit and become a potential identity-theft victim. Also, e-mails opened from unknown sources have the potential to contain a virus.”
People interested in renting a house should consider working with a local rental agency or verify the authenticity of houses listed for rent.
Media release courtesy of the Sandwich Police Department
Wellfleet Police weekly arrest report
WELLFLEET - Wellfleet Police report one arrest for the past week.
On March 24th at 6:05 p.m.
Claudia E. Rullman, 55, of Pelham, MA was charged with
Assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60 (cane)
Media release furnished by Wellfleet Police
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