WEST DENNIS - One person has died in a crash on Route 28 in West Dennis Saturday. At approximately 12:55 p.m. Dennis Police received several 911 calls regarding a two vehicle, head-on collision in front of the former Columns Restaurant located at 401 Route 28 in West Dennis.
Upon arrival officers found the two vehicles on the sidewalk adjacent to the southside of Route 28. The operator of a 2002 Lincoln Navigator (a 51 year old Yarmouth resident) was found unconscious, seated inside the vehicle, and was transported from the scene by Dennis Fire/Rescue to Cape Cod Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by medical staff. The driver was the sole occupant of this vehicle
The occupants of the second vehicle, a 2007 Gray Ford Fusion, were identified as a husband and wife Paul Snyder, 60, and Margaret Snyder, 57, both from Athens, NY. They were both transported to Cape Cod Hospital by rescue for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Mrs. Snyder was the operator of the Fusion.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the Lincoln Navigator had been travelling westbound on Route 28 and had left the roadway on two occasions prior to crossing into the east bound lane and striking the Snyder vehicle head-on. The force if the collision caused the Snyder vehicle to turn around 360 degrees prior to coming to rest on the sidewalk. The navigator continued for a short distance striking and damaging a ten foot cement pillar, which marks the east entry of the Columns driveway.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation however alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
Dennis Police were assisted in the investigation by Harwich and Yarmouth police as well as members of the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation
The name of the deceased operator is being withheld pending notification of family.
Media release furnished by Dennis Police
Man wields machete as police try to arrest him for heroin
HYANNIS - Over the past three months, Barnstable Narcotics Detectives have been conducting a investigation into alleged heroin distribution targeting 702 Pitchers Way in Hyannis. The target of the investigation was 26-year-old Anthony Silva. During the investigation, Detectives made undercover heroin purchases from Silva. As a result of the investigation, Detective Tom Chevalier obtained a search warrant for Silva’s residence.
On Friday, BPD Detectives entered the residence to serve the warrant and were confronted by Silva who was wielding a large machete. Silva attempted to escape by running from the house with machete in hand. Officers chased Silva down and cornered him in the kitchen, preventing his escape. Silva was disarmed by Officer Pete Ginnetty, despite the fact that he refused to drop the weapon. No injuries were sustained in the arrest. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately $2000 worth of heroin and $1500 in cash. Silva was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin With Intent to Distribute and Resisting Arrest. Silva was being held on bail at the BPD pending arraignment on Monday in Barnstable District Court.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police
Coast Guard assists 7 aboard sinking fishing vessel
NANTUCKET - Coast Guard rescue crews assisted seven people aboard a sinking fishing vessel approximately 40 miles south east of Nantucket at approximately 6:22 a.m. Saturday.
Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from the 84-foot fishing vessel Luzitano at approximately 4:18 a.m. The vessel reported that they were taking on water with seven people aboard (video available).
The fishing vessel Luzitano had all the required safety gear as well as three dewatering pumps, but the pumps were not keeping up with the flooding.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew were launched to assist.
The MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HU-25 Falcon Jet crew delivered two additional pumps to the Luzitano's crew.
The Luzitano's crew reported that with the two additional pumps they were able to keep up with the flooding and determined that the cause of the flooding was a four-inch hole in the engine room.
The crew of the Luzitano are making their way to Woods Hole, Mass., where a Coast Guard Station Woods Hole crew is scheduled to escort them to safe harbor.
“This case is a good example on why it is important to contact the Coast Guard immediately,” said Scott Backholm, the command duty officer at Sector Southeastern New England. “The faster we have visibility on a situation the faster our rescue crews can respond.”
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Driver arrested after crashing trying to flee police
SANDWICH - A driver was taken into custody after reportedly crashing into a guardrail while trying to elude police. The crash happened Friday evening on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at Route 6A. Sandwich Police later identified the driver as David R. O'Brien of Carver. He was charged with operating under the influence of liquor. operating to endanger. marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of property damage, failing to stop for police. failing to stop or yield and speeding. He was due to be arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court.Photo by CWN associate Andrew Jones
YPD attends annual IH domestic violence awareness breakfast
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Police were proud to be present and help Honor the Victims and Celebrate the Survivors this morning. The event was tremendous and very powerful.
Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray led the way with a powerful speech and Independence House Executive Director Lysetta Hurge-Putnam continued to lead and motivate everyone present to continue to work hard to reach our goal of someday ending Domestic Violence in America.
Assistant District Attorney Lisa Edmunds educated everyone on the legal process and case prosecution challenges and the Keynote Speaker was good friend Cheryl Malone who served proudly for many years as the Animal Control and Protection Officer next door in the Town of Dennis and saved the lives of many animals and humans.
There is a strong connection between animal abuse and domestic violence and no one, including our animals and pets, should ever be subjected to the torture of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
Dennis-Yarmouth area Domestic Violence Survivor Cara Maes stood tall and let everyone know her dramatic story of survival and perseverance and we are grateful for the work of everyone involved at Independence House and Yarmouth Police are proud to have two members of the Yarmouth Police Department, Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos and Patrol Officer Melissa Alden serve on the Board of Directors.
YPD is also pleased to note that through the leadership of Town Administrator William Hinchey, Health Director Bruce Murphy, and other town officials the Town of Yarmouth restored the funding for human services in the community and provides yearly financial assistance to help support Independence House and the hundreds of people in need that use their services.
For help and protection anytime 24/7 call 911 and for support or additional information about Independence House please visit www.indhouse.net
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A LIFE WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police
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