BUZZARDS BAY - About 3:30 p.m., a Dodge Journey apparently crashed into the rear of a parked Acura sedan pushing it forward some distance. The crash happened on Main Street in Buzzards Bay by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The man driving the Dodge was not injured. Bourne Police are investigating the crash.
Photos by CWN associate Andrew Jones
Hit-and-run driver flees, crashes
DENNIS – Dennis Police tell Cape Wide News that at approximately 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Thomas Murray witnessed a red pick-up truck traveling west on Upper County Rd strike two vehicles stopped for the traffic light at Upper County Road and Route 134.
Officer Murray saw the pick-up then travel south in the northbound lanes of Route 134 as the operator fled the scene of the accident.
Officer Murray activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the truck on Route 134. The operator, later identified as William Hegarty, 54, of Centerville, refused to stop.
Hegarty continued south on Route 134 and drove at and failed to stop for officers working a traffic detail at Route 134 and Route 28. Hegarty continued south on to Swan River Road still refusing to stop for Officer Murray.
Hegarty then attempted to turn right on to Lower County Road from Swan River Road after failing to stop for the stop sign. Hegarty's vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane of Lower County Road and then left the roadway striking a crosswalk sign and then a utility pole knocking out power to the area. Lower County Road had to be closed for approximately 1 hour as a result of the utility pole being struck at the time of the accident and again later as the pole was replaced.
Hegarty was arrested at the scene by Officer Murray and held at the Dennis Police Station until he was later bailed. Hegarty was charged with assault dangerous weapon to wit motor vehicle; leaving the scene of a personal injury accident; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; operating after license revocation for OUI; failure to stop for a police officer; speeding; marked lanes and failure to stop for a stop sign.
Dennis Police were assisted with the investigation by a Barnstable County Criminal Investigation Officer.
Photos by Kevin Morley/CWN; material from Dennis Police used in this report
Two people struck by lightning in Eastham
EASTHAM - (WXTK) Two people were injured this morning in Eastham after being struck by lightning. Eastham fire officials confirm that they transported two people to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were described as not life threatening. Details of where the lightning strike happened in Eastham have not yet been released. A strong line of storms moved through portions of the Cape around mid-morning.
Three-car crash on Route 6
HARWICH - A pregnant woman was sent to Cape Cod Hospital as a precaution after she was involved in a three-car crash on Route 6 westbound at the Exit 10 ramp around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
No other injuries were reported in the accident that happened during a minor downpour.
A passing Chatham Fire and Rescue crew returning from Cape Cod Hospital assisted Harwich Fire at the crash site.
Harwich Police kept the traffic moving until the scene could be cleaned up. At one point traffic was backed up to Exit 11 in Brewster.
Massachusetts State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Reporting and photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Alcohol blamed in fiery car vs pole crash
HYANNIS - A dramatic scene in Hyannis was captured on video by a Cape Wide News reader (warning-strong language in video). A vehicle struck a pole on Barnstable Road by Luke's Liquors just off the Airport Rotary around 10 p.m. The impact caused a fire on the pole and live wires to come down. Barnstable Police responded quickly and diverted traffic and cordoned off the area until NStar coud arrive. The driver Patricia Reed, 47, of New Jersey was not injured but was arrested at the scene and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and operating to endanger. Power was knocked out along Barnstable Road. Utility crews worked well into the morning to replace the pole. Barnstable Road was closed in the area until the repairs were completed.
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Fire heavily damages West Dennis home
WEST DENNIS – Around 6:38 p.m. Monday the call came in for a structure fire at 12 Little Cove Circle in West Dennis. The Dennis Fire Department responded, as did mutual aid companies from Yarmouth.
Dennis Fire Captain Robert Marseglia reports that the Dennis engine company first on the scene found heavy smoke and flames pouring from the front and side of the two-story wood-frame structure.
The Dennis engine company made its initial hand-line entry through the front door to the top the stairs. Firefighters were met by high heat and low visibility and they began knocking down the fire in that section of the house.
A few minutes into the operation, the interior firefighters were advised there was extensive fire overhead and told to back out. A Yarmouth fire company on the outside of the house hit the exterior quickly to give the interior team time to bring in fresh reinforcements.
After the fire was extinguished, firefighters initiated an extensive overhaul and salvage operation. Heavy smoldering debris were removed from the house and the contents covered with tarps. Companies pumped fresh air into the dwelling to reduce smoke damage. Relief cuts were made in the ceiling to allow water to drain out to avoid ceiling collapse.
There were no reported injuries. The last Dennis engine left the scene around 8:45 p.m.
Detective Hornby of the Dennis Police, the State Fire Marshal's Office and members of the Dennis Fire Department conducted an investigation. The cause of the fire was determined to be the failure of an electrical connection of old knob and tube wiring in the ceiling space above the bedroom setting fire to the attic and bedroom area. Knob and tube wiring was prevalent in this country from 1880 to 1930.
The home was an antique home brought over from Nantucket Island and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Story, photos and video by Kevin Morley/CWN; material from Dennis Fire used in this report
Wellfleet Police weekly arrest report
WELLFLEET - Wellfleet Police report two arrests for the past week. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On August 25th at 11:51 p.m.
Thomas S. Yongen, 39, of North Truro was charged with
Operating under the influence of liquor (2nd offense)
Marked lanes violation
No license in possession
On August 26th at 10:12 a.m.
Stephen W. Pechonis, 64, of Wellfleet was charged with
Media release furnished by Wellfleet Police
Sandwich Police weekly arrest report
SANDWICH - Sandwich Police report the following arrests for the past week. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
On August 25th at 11:10 a.m.
Preston James Hendricks of Mashpee was charged with
Trafficking in heroin/morphine/opium
Possession of a Class B substance
On August 25th at 6:43 p.m.
David Aguiar of Sandwich was charged with
Assault with a dangerous weapon
On August 26th at 10:13 a.m.
Gregory Paul Ballam of Dennis was charged with
Assault and battery (domestic)
Data furnished by Sandwich Police
Traffic delays expected for Truro AG fair
TRURO - The Truro Police Department is alerting the public that traffic on Route 6 in the area of the Pamet Roads roads, North and South Pamet Roads, Truro Center Road and Depot Road will be extremely heavy during the hours of 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Sunday September 2nd, 2012 due to the Annual Truro Agricultural Fair. South Pamet Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from under the Route 6 overpass tothe Truro Center Road intersection during this event. Parking at the Jams Grocery Store complex will be restricted to customers only. Travelers should expect delays.
Media release furnished by Truro Police
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