Cape Wide News for Friday August 31st, 2012
Cape Air plane nosegear collapses on Nantucket
NANTUCKET - A Cape Air plane had its nosegear collapse while landing at Barnstable Municipal Airport Friday afternoon. None of the nine passengers nor the pilot of the Cessna 402 were injured. The cause of the failure is under investigation. View a photo of the plane here.
Three injured in Falmouth head-on
FALMOUTH - A two-vehicle near-head-on crash on Gifford Street by St. Joseph's Cemetery sent sent two adults and one child to Falmouth Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.
The driver of a southbound Chevrolet pickup and the driver and minor passenger of a northbound Volvo station wagon were treated on scene and transported to the hospital by Falmouth Fire Rescue. A canine passenger of the Volvo was not injured in the crash.
Falmouth police officers were on scene for traffic and to investigate the crash, as well as to see to the well being of the dog.
Reporting and photo by C. Eric Tinglof/CWN
Eastham driver cited for hit & run in Brewster
BREWSTER - An Eastham woman was cited for leaving the scene of a personal injury crash after police found an injured bicyclist on Route 6A early this morning. The victim was taken discovered after police stopped to investigate a damaged bicycle. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Car parts at the scene enabled investigators to conclude a Toyota Corolla was involved. A short time later a call was received from the family of 21-year-old Alyssa Brown stating she thought she hit something but kept going because she was scared. Police did report the bicyclist had dark clothing and only one small reflector on his bike.
Man charged with B&E in Chatham
CHATHAM - On Friday at 12:20 p.m. Chatham Police were called to a residence on Cockle Cove Road. The homeowner had returned home and discovered the residence had been broken into and noticed property missing. Officers investigating the burglary received information from a potential witness that a male was observed leaving the victim’s property on a bicycle. A description was given and an area search began.
Patrol Officers Joshua Wisniewski, Thomas Powers and Sgt. Andrew Goddard observed a bicycle in a yard of a residence on Cockle Cove Road that appeared to be unoccupied. Officers located a broken rear window and a backpack on the ground. Officers heard items breaking inside the residence. Entry was made and a male suspect was located inside the residence. The male was in possession of stolen property and burglarious tools. The male was identified as Joshua N.Wordell, 35, of Chatham. Mr. Wordell has been charged with Breaking and Entering in the Daytime (2 counts), Larceny from a Building and Possession of Burglarious Tools. He will will be arraigned at Orleans District Court. A Barnstable Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Officer assisted at the scene
Media release and mugshot furnished by Chatham Police.
SCU arrests 5, seizes narcotics
HYANNIS - On Wednesday, Members of the Barnstable Police Street Crime Unit (SCU) made five arrests overnight and seized $3,000 worth of Percocet.
At at 8:20 p.m,, SCU members Barnstable Police Officer Scott Wright and Barnstable Deputy Sheriff Michael Huse stopped a motor vehicle on West Main Street, Hyannis for speeding. The vehicle was being operated by Courtney Johnson, 24, of East Falmouth (left). Also in the vehicle were two adults and two of Johnson’s children, ages two and four.
Wright and Huse observed an open half gallon size bottle of liquor inside the vehicle. They also detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Their concerns about these observations were heightened because of the presence of such young children inside the vehicle. A follow-up investigation resulted in recovery of approximately 100 Percocet pills and 5 grams of marijuana from Johnson’s purse. Also located in the center console of the vehicle were 5 Tylenol with codeine pills. Nobody in the vehicle had a valid prescription for the narcotics. The male passenger, Ryan Scott, 22, of Mashpee (center), had a hypodermic needle and a spoon with heroin residue in his pocket. The female passenger initially gave Wright and Huse a false name. Further investigation revealed she was Tara Dickerson, 22, of Falmouth (right). Dickerson had 3 outstanding arrest warrants. All three were placed under arrest and charged with the following:
JOHNSON: Possession of Class B/Percocet with intent to distribute
Possession of Class C/Tylenol-codeine with intent to distribute
Possession of Class D/marijuana with intent to distribute
Operating a MV with an open container of alcohol
DICKERSON: Conspiracy to violate the narcotics law
False name information/obstructing of justice
Warrant/A&B with dangerous weapon
SCOTT: Possession of Class C/Tylenol-codeine with intent to distribute
Conspiracy to violate the narcotics law
At the time of her arrest Johnson had $691.00 on her person. At booking she listed her occupation as unemployed. A Johnson family member pickup the children at the traffic stop. A report was filed with the Department of Children and Family (DCF). All three were arraigned in Barnstable District Court and released for a future court date.
At 9:52 p.m., SCU members Mass State Police Sgt Steve Lopes and Barnstable Officer Keith Sexton were on patrol in the area of Route 28 and Spring Street, Hyannis. They observed a suspicious person dressed all in black and running from the area of Auto Zone. The subject was later identified as Kyla Barbano, 21, of Hyannis (left). They next observed the same person peering around the corner of a building and then run into the alley near Eastern Bank again at a full sprint. Lopes and Sexton started to check the area for Barbano. Sexton and Lopes located Barbano and a second subject dressed all in dark clothing coming out from behind a large refurbished commercial building located at 181 Spring Street. The second subject, Scott Dunham, 28, of, Hyannis (right), initially gave the officers a false name. He had on his person pliers, latex gloves, and a low power “headlamp”. Dunham is very well known to Cape Cod Law Enforcement and has a lengthy criminal history for property crimes. Barbano was found in possession of pliers, a Kershaw knife and latex gloves. Both Dunham and Barbano had no plausible explanation why they were dressed in that manner, had those items on their person, and were found acting suspicious behind buildings. Both were placed under arrest and charged with the following:
BARBANO: Possession of burglarious tools
Misleading police/obstruction of justice
DUNHAM: Possession of burglarious tools
Misleading police/obstruction of justice
Both were arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Thursday. Dunham was held on a $2500.00 cash bail. Barbano was released for a future court date.
Media release and mugshots furnished by Barnstable Police
Two bike accidents in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - Two separate accidents involving bicycles sent one person to Cape Cod Hospital. The first incident happened sometime after 4 p.m. on Commercial Street at Johnson Street. According to reports, a bicycle struck a pedestrian. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. About 7:30 p.m. a car and bicycle collided on Conwell Street at Harry Kemp Way. The rider was treated and released at the scene. Town officials have embarked on a safety campaign for bicycles and pedestrians. The ever crowded summer streets of Provincetown are an eccletic mix of bikes, pedestrians and cars. This is especially true on Commercial Street, one of the only streets that bicycles are allowed to operate against the one-way. New markings on the street are part of an effort is underway to educate bicycles of the need to slow down and keep right. Officials are also focusing attention on pedestrian safety in crosswalks. That follows a car vs pedestrian accident with serious injuries on August 18th.
Drive sober or get pulled over in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - At a time when motor vehicle traffic volume and crashes traditionally increase, the Yarmouth Police Department has deployed additional personnel to protect public safety during this Labor Day Holiday weekend and travel period.
In addition to our regular patrol shift officers, specialized teams of Yarmouth Police Officers will be deployed periodically as part of our Massachusetts Executive Office Department of Security and Safety Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Highway Safety campaign and will conduct a wide variety of directed vehicle enforcement patrols in marked and unmarked police vehicles throughout the day and night during this important weekend.
Throughout the deployment period these officers will focus on the following target areas:
· Impaired Driving
· Vehicle Safety Equipment Violations
As in past major Holiday Weekends, the Yarmouth Police Department has joined forces with the following groups in support of Operation Safe Ride which will provide citizens with a free ride home during the weekend.
Operation Safe Ride starts at 9:00 PM Friday, August 31st and ends at 2:00 AM on Tuesday, September 4th. Any citizen who needs a safe ride home this weekend from a Yarmouth licensed liquor establishment should call Town Taxi directly at 508.775.5555.
Operation Safe Ride Home isn't just the name of a Yarmouth Police Department OUI prevention and public education program – it's a call to action for everyone using Yarmouth and all Cape Cod roads this Labor Day Weekend. We encourage all Yarmouth and other Cape Cod drivers to look out for each other. Don't let others drive drunk, and don't tolerate those who do, or ride with them. Drinking and driving injures or kills a driver every day. This is why no one should drive impaired or ride with anyone who is. If you see an impaired driver call 911 and help us keep our citizens safe. The men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department and the citizens, workers, and visitors of Yarmouth want everyone to be smart and be safe and enjoy the beautiful weekend ahead.
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