CAPE COD - An earthquake centered in Maine was felt on the outer Cape. The USGS says the 4.5 magnitude quake hit about 7:12 p.m. and was centered 20 miles west of Portland, ME or about 85 miles north of Boston. Several CWN readers from Provincetown to Orleans contacted us to say they felt the quake. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Orleans man found not guilty of MV homicide
ORLEANS - A judge has found an Orleans man not guilty of motor vehicle homicide in connection with a March 16th incident in Orleans.
On that day, 47-year-old Diana Cole either fell or jumped from Dennis Maskell's GMC pickup on Finlay Road and was run over by the rear wheels.
Maskell was found guilty of operating under the influence of liquor and sentenced to 59 days.
Scene photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN file; mugshot furnished by Orleans Police
School bus vs car in Bourne
BOURNE - A car and school bus collided in Bourne shorty after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened at the intersection of Meetinghouse Lane and Old Plymouth Road. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to pop the door of the car to free the driver who was taken to a hospital. There were students on the bus who were evaluated but appeared to have escaped any serious injury. Bourne Police are investigating the crash.
Thumb amputated in Wellfleet saw accident
WELLFLEET - A 67-year-old male reportedly amputated his left thumb in a table saw accident in Wellfleet Tuesday afternoon. The victim was MedFlighted to a Boston hospital. Further details were not immediately available.
Photo courtesy of Wellfleet Fire
Bank of America robbed in Hyannis
HYANNIS - (with WXTK) The Bank of America branch on Barnstable Road in Hyannis was robbed around 11 a.m. A white male entered the bank and demanded cash before fleeing on foot. No weapon was shown.
The suspect was described as wearing a black Red Sox hat, blue sweatshirt with gray sleeves, blue jeans and white sneakers. Police used K-9 dogs to search the area around the bank.
Photo courtesy Google Street View
Wellfleet Police weekly arrest report
WELLFLEET - Wellfleet Police report one arrest for the past week. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On October 9th at 2:23 p.m.
Michael F. Flynn, 63, of Eastham was charged with
Operating under the influence of liquor
Marked lanes violation
Media release furnished by Wellfleet Police
Sandwich Police/Fire holding open house Saturday
SANDWICH - This Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, the Sandwich Police and Fire Departments will hold their second open house for the community. Tours will be conducted in partnership with the Sandwich Police Academy’s Alumni Association.
The buildings are being open for tours to provide voters with the ability to see firsthand why a new facility is being proposed. The present Fire Department Headquarters was built in 1955 for a call department. The Police Department was built in 1973 for 9 employees. Currently, the Fire Department has 42 employees and the Police Department has 35 employees using these same spaces.
“We would like to provide Sandwich residents with an opportunity to view the present day condition of their public safety facilities in an effort to better understand why a new Joint Public Safety Building is being proposed,” said Chief of Police Peter N. Wack.
Media release provided by Sandwich Police Department
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