SANDWICH - An SUV was destroyed by a fast moving fire on Route 6 in Sandwich around 7:45 a.m. The driver escaped before the flames consumed the vehicle westbound near exit 2.
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Felony charges levied over cheeseburger argument
YARMOUTH - A man who police say has a previous record of weapon and assault charged is facing new felony charges over an alleged argument over a cheeseburger. Sean Moran, 42, of Hanson allegedly held a woman against her will at the Irish Village Motel, punched her and threatened her with a large wooden shard, allegedly taunting the victim by telling her to pick the spot she was going to die and that she would not see her kids again. Moran was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and battery (2 counts), assault and battery (2 counts), assault with a dangerous weapon, intimidating a witness and threatening to commit a crime (2 counts). Moran was ordered held pending a dangerous hearing.
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Large pile of mulch burns in Harwich
HARWICH - A large mulch pile at the Robert B. Our Company in Harwich caught fire around 5 a.m. Two engines poured water on the pile at the facility on Great Western Road while a machine spread out the material. No injuries were reported.
Barnstable coach charged with indecent A&B
HYANNIS - On Thursday. Barnstable Police Detectives investigated a report of an alleged past indecent assault that had occurred on a fifteen year old female during the month of September. As a result of that report, Investigators later met with the suspect, identified as 41-year-old Scott C. Porter, at the Barnstable Police Department.
Porter, of West Barnstable, had been identified as a basketball coach for a local AAU team which has no affiliation with the Town of Barnstable’s Recreation Department. Further investigation revealed that Porter has no criminal record both in and out of the State of Massachusetts. Additionally, the juvenile victim in this case was not a member of Porter’s AAU team.
As a result of this investigation and subsequent interview with Scott C. Porter, he was arrested later Thursday evening and charged with two counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over fourteen. Porter was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Friday. He was released from court, with a condition of bail that he avoid all contact with any child under the age of 16 years. In light of his condition of bail, the Town of Barnstable Attorney formally advised Porter to stay away from the Hyannis Youth and Community Center as well as any public and private schools in the town.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police
Operation Pipe Down this weekend in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - The Falmouth Police Department is using Columbus Day Weekend to remind motorists of the ongoing Vehicle Noise Abatement Education Campaign-Operation Pipe Down. The campaign includes tips on how to avoid a ticket in Falmouth: Muffle the Noise, Shift to Silence, and Turn Down the sound. If an operator does not call attention to themselves with unreasonable noise, then they won't get a ticket from Falmouth Police.
As motorists cross Palmer Avenue (Route 28) and Jones Road in the center of town they will be greeted by an LED Highway Display sign bearing the words "Reduce Vehicle Noise, Avoid a Ticket. Officers will also be patrolling the town, including the area of the sign for operators who have choosen not to "reduce the noise"
Operation Pipe Down's primary goal is education; however officers will address enforcement issues if necessary.
The outreach also includes an informational brochure and website information at www.falmouthpolice,us
Media release furnished by Falmouth Police
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