Teenager injured in Provincetown bike accident
PROVINCETOWN - A teenager was injured in a bike accident on the Provincelands Bike Trail in the Cape Cod National Seashore Saturday afternoon. The accident happened sometime after 4 p.m. on the stretch of trail along Provincelands Road betwee the visitor center and Herring Cove Beach. The teen reportedly suffered a head injury. He was put on a backboard and in a protective collar. A National Park Ranger pickup then transported him to the waiting ambulance for transport to Cape Cod Hospital.
Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Pedestrian struck in Harwich
HARWICH - A pedestrian was struck by a car in Harwich Saturday afternoon. It happened on Pleasant Lake Avenue (Route 124) by the Pleasant Lake General Store around 4:20 p.m. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Harwich Police are investigating.
Motorcyclist injured in Eastham collision
EASTHAM - A motorcyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Eastham shortly before 8:30 a.m. The crash happened just off the Route 6 Rotary on Rock Harbor Road. The rider was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what were believed to be non life-threatening injuries. Eastham Police are investigating.
Arrest made, new details released in Hyannis shooting
Police and detectives outside the shooting scene on Hiramar Road. One officer can be seen holding what is believed to be evidence.
HYANNIS - In a press release, Barnstable Police have announced an arrest and released new details on Friday's shooting on Hiramar Road (click here for original story):
On Friday at 3:30 p.m., Barnstable Police Dispatch received several calls reporting “shots fired” in the area of 12 Hiramar Road, Hyannis. Responding Officers located a 28-yearold male shooting victim inside 12 Hiramar Road. He sustained what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Police Investigators met with the victim at Cape Cod Hospital. Initially he was uncooperative, however, he later provided investigators with a detailed physical description of the suspect. That description assisted police with the subsequent apprehension of the suspect. The victim could not provide a motive. Barnstable Patrol Units and Detective Units began an immediate follow up investigation. It appears the victim was shot outside of 12 Hiramar Road, Hyannis and ran into the residence after being shot. His connection to that house is unknown at this time.
Police investigators located ballistic evidence to the rear of 12 Hiramar Road. Investigators were able to confirm multiple shots were fired. Also struck during the shooting was the natural gas meter for 10 Hiramar Road which resulted in a “serious gas leak.” Hyannis Fire Department and National Grid responded to assist police. At the time of the shooting 10 Hiramar Road was occupied by three children under the age of 13. Witnesses indicated the shooting suspect ran towards Quaker Road. Barnstable Police K-9 Units were able to track the suspect to the Hinckley Road and Baxter Road area. Detective Jason Labor located Di’lon Smith, 20, of Hyannis (pictured) on Hinckley Road. He had just exited a residence in the area. Smith matched the description provided by the victim. He is very well known to Barnstable Police. In March of 2011, Smith was given a six-month sentence to the Barnstable House of Correction for illegal possession of cocaine. Further followup investigation and witness interviews resulted in the recovery of a loaded firearm inside the Hinckley Road residence Smith had just exited. The firearm had a defaced/altered serial number. The caliber of the handgun recovered and the caliber of the shell casing found at the shooting scene were the same.
Smith was placed under arrest and charged with Assault with intent to kill, A&B by means of a dangerous weapon/firearm, Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, Unlawful possession of a firearm, Possession of firearm with altered serial number during commission of felony, and Unlawful possession of ammunition.
Smith is currently being held at the Barnstable Police Station on a $25,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned on the above charges on Monday July 1st in Barnstable District court. The investigation is still ongoing. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time. The relationship between the victim and Smith is not known yet. It is also unclear if this shooting is related to the March 22, 2012 shooting at 20 Hiramar Road.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police; scene photo by CWN associate John P. Carroll.
One injured in boating accident in Barnstable Harbor
BARNSTABLE - At about 7:30 p.m. Friday, a male in a motor boat just outside the Barnstable Harbor was apparently thrown overboard.The boater hit his head and was pulled out of the water by a Good Samaritan in another vessel. The Barnstable Fire boat transported the victim to shore and then he was then transported to Cape Cod Hospital by ambulance with a possible head injury and hypothermia. The boat is believed to have had some type of mechanical failure and was spinning around in circles. The Barnstable Harbormaster kept other boaters clear of the area while waiting for the boat to run out of fuel. The incident is under investigation.
Photos by CWN associate John P. Carroll
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