BOURNE - An early evening crash in Bourne left one driver trapped and seriously injured. The crash happened just after 6 p.m. on Cranberry Highway at Hilltop Drive. It appeared a Jeep Wrangler struck a Ford Ranger pickup broadside on the drivers side. Pieces of the Ford appeared to still be embedded in the Jeep after the crash. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the driver of the pickup who was taken to South Shore Hospital trauma center in Weymouth. The Jeep driver, 23-year-old Kevin Ladetto of Plymouth was taken to Jordan Hospital. A passenger in his vehicle was treated at the scene but declined to go to a hospital. The crash is under investigation by Bourne Police.
Photos by CWN associate Andrew Jones
Two SUVs collide head-on, one rolls over
SANDWICH - Sandwich Police are investigating this nasty crash Thursday afternoon. The head-on crash happened on Cotuit Road at the intersection of Tom's Way and Picadilly Road. The impact caused one of the vehicles, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, to roll on its side. Despite the wreckage, no life-threatening injuries were reported.
Photo by CWN associate Andrew Jones
Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Osterville
OSTERVILLE - A pedestrian was seriously injured after being struck by a car sometime after 5:30 p.m. It happened on Falmouth Road (Route 28) at Tanglewood Drive. The victim, reportedly a 15-year-old girl, was taken to the Cape Cod Airport in Marstons Mills and MedFlighted to a Boston hospital. Barnstable Police are investigating the incident.
Route 6 rollover in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - At approximately 4:00 p.m. Yarmouth Fire received multiple calls of a rollover type accident on Route 6 eastbound between exits 8 and 9. The crash was located just east of the Nicholas G. Xiarhos Bridge.
Cape Cod Ambulance Paramedics Meagan Carroll and Erik Journet came upon the crash shortly after it happened and notified YFD of the patient's condition and that the patient was out of the BMW and they were treating the patient for injuries. A later call to update the condition of the patient was appreciated from the responding crews.
Dep. Chief Simonian reported on location with a roll over with car into the woods. Dep. Simonian directed Engine 43 and Ambulance 55 into the scene to treat and transport the patient and to safety the vehicle. Dep. Simonian stated the vehicle appeared to have flipped a few times before coming to rest on its partially crushed roof. The driver, later indentified as 20-year-old Ryan St. Pierre of Harwich, had already extricated himself from the vehicle prior to Cape Cod Ambulance crew's arrival.
Dep. Simonian also stated that the quick response and actions of the Massachusetts State Police Troopers helped to minimize the injuries of the patient and provide protection to Yarmouth Fire and Cape Cod Ambulance personnel working at the scene. The patient was transported to CCH, condition unknown.
Yarmouth Fire remind drivers of M.G.L. Ch. 89, Sec. 7C. the "Move Over Law", "When an emergency or maintenance vehicle is stopped on the side of the road move over to the next lane, or slow down if changing lanes is not possible. Failure to do so could result in a fine up to $100"
Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Fire
Women 59, 62, facing marijuana and gun charges
MARSTONS MILLS - Over the past month, the Barnstable Narcotics Detectives and Street Crime Unit Officers have been conducting a marijuana distribution investigation targeting 674 Wakeby Road in Marstons Mills. During the investigation, officers learned that occupants of the house were in (unlawful) possession of several firearms. After a series of marijuana purchases were made from the house, Ptl Officer Pete Ginnetty obtained a search warrant.
Tamlyn Mansfield, 59, (left), and Karen Massoni, 62, (right), were each arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute, Cultivation of Marijuana, 4 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm/Rifle. Factoring in the price which the marijuana was being sold at, the street value is approximately $5,000.00. Both suspects will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Thursday
Media release and photos furnished by Barnstable Police
Sheriff's Office spearheads Sandy relief effort over weekend
BOURNE - Five days worth of collected and badly needed supplies fill the inside of this tractor trailer which departed Saturday for Neptune, New Jersey – the coastal area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. From this angle in the West Barnstable Community Building’s parking lot, the trailer looks deceptively small compared to the tractor in front. But it’s not, unless you consider an 18-wheeler small. Even better news: the trailer was fully loaded with diapers, first-aid items, cleaning supplies, blankets, Duraflame logs, and other commodities. Members of the volunteer crew [pictured, next photo] departed Saturday morning, as the sun was rising. They were back on Cape that evening – more than 17 round-trip hours later.
If this picture seems dark, it is. Dawn has yet to crack but as noted the trailer is loaded and set to go. The portion of this group actually making the trip to New Jersey includes West Barnstable firefighter Chris Greim [left]; Nick DeCosta, one of the truck drivers [3rd from left]; Chrystal LaPine, operation supervisor [4th from left], husband John LaPine [next to Chrystal], and second truck driver Chris Fawkes [far right]. Not pictured but part of the travelling crew were New Jersey native Ken Shaffer, a sergeant on the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office and West Barnstable firefighter Paul Holt.
The truck has made the trip down and driver-owner DeCosta has backed all 48 feet into a bay at the Neptune warehouse [left side of photo]. It took dozens of on-site volunteers, only some of them pictured here, about a half hour to off-load and stack everything into predetermined areas inside the sprawling distribution center. Volunteers ranged widely in age, gender, and in almost every other way, according to Sgt. Shaffer, who had volunteered to drive the truck’s cruiser escort. “We all appreciated what we returned to,” writes Shaffer, “knowing it could have been us had the wind blown in a different direction just 12 days earlier.”
Remember the trailer that was chock full a mere half hour before this photo was taken? No longer. Driver DeCosta, incidentally, donated both the tractor [SNS Transport in Sandwich] and his driving skills for the humanitarian run. Cape Cod Express provided the trailer. Supplies off-loaded, in addition to those already mentioned, included flashlights and batteries, non-perishable snack and food items, children’s games, school supplies, clothing, and non-prescription medications. Sgt. Shaffer likened the warehouse volunteers, in an affectionate sense, to agile and methodical “worker ants. That’s how smoothly the off-loading proceeded.”
Now stacked by category and function, the items are available for residents either capable of getting to the site on their own or waiting for them at smaller distribution centers in the greater Neptune area. “What stands out most for me is the sheer resiliency of these Jersey shore residents,” writes Shaffer. “The truck’s arrival was greeted by a group of volunteers with that look of determination in their eyes – and thankfulness in their hearts. There was no self pity. Not a complaint was heard during the off-loading. Not from a single soul.”
Shortly before the truck’s arrival in Neptune, operational supervisor LaPine was able to stretch her legs and prepare for off-loading. LaPine is director of public safety training for the Sheriff’s Office and heads up its CERT [Community Emergency Responder Team] program. That’s husband John [right] and firefighter Paul Holt alongside. The trio are standing in front of the cruiser escort that was used to accompany the tractor trailer.
Media release furnished by Barnstable Sheriff's Office
Barnstable County Incident Mgmt. team deployed to NYC
BARNSTABLE - The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (REPC)
announces the deployment of the Barnstable County Incident Management (BCIMT) to New York
City to help in Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Under the command of Eastham Deputy Fire Chief
Mark Foley, the team left for New York City on November 8 for a two-week deployment.
Upon arrival in New York City, the team’s first task was to start up and manage a fueling site at
Orchard Beach in the Bronx for emergency vehicles. During that phase of its deployment the team was
housed on the Massachusetts Maritime Academy training ship T.S. Kennedy moored at Staten Island.
For the next phase of its deployment, the team has been reassigned to Citi Field in Queens to help
manage a logistics staging area supporting New York City with portable power generation, dewatering,
emergency lighting and associated equipment. Con Edison and other utilities are also using the site for
logistical support. The team is working out of the command post established in the stadium, home field
of the New York Mets baseball team. The Mets organization is providing housing and cafeteria
services for the emergency workers.
In addition to Deputy Chief Foley, members of the team are Wellfleet Fire Chief Dan Silverman,
Dennis Deputy Fire Chief Robert Brown, Mashpee Fire Captain Kevin Long, Massachusetts Fire
Warden Josh Nigro, Braintree Firefighter Theresa Montani, Barnstable County Emergency
Preparedness Coordinator Sean O’Brien, Michael Walker and Jeffrey Stranger.
Under the command of the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the BCIMT is operating
under an agreement between the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the
New York State Office of Emergency Management. Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan
has deployed the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Incident Support Unit to the Citi Field
site to assist the BCIMT. Another Massachusetts team—the Northwest Massachusetts Incident
Management Team—is also working with the Barnstable County team.
The BCIMT is sponsored by the Barnstable County REPC, and operates in compliance with FEMA
Incident Command and Incident Management standards. It uses ICS standard operating procedures
within the framework of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
REPC chairman and Mashpee Fire Chief George Baker said, “After countless hours of training and
deployments in support of Barnstable County, the BCIMT is representing Cape Cod in the critical and
demanding recovery efforts in New York City. I know I speak for the members of the REPC when I
give the team my heartfelt thanks and best wishes for a safe deployment and return to the Cape.”
Media release furnished by Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee
Yarmouth Police collecting donations for Sandy victims
YARMOUTH - Town of Yarmouth and Local Businesses Team Up to Support New Yorkers This Friday morning, November 16th at 8:30 a.m. members of the Yarmouth Police Department and other town agencies will escort a convoy of several vehicles filled with supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York.
Yarmouth employees have teamed up with MJ Nardone Carpentry of South Yarmouth and Shepley Wood Products of Hyannis to collect the various supplies and will deliver them this Friday.
The Town of Yarmouth has a Breezy Point neighborhood by the ocean and some of the supplies will go to the families living in the very similar but devastated Breezy Point area of Queens and other supplies will go to people in need directly in the Bronx.
Anyone who would like to make a donation is asked drop it off at Yarmouth Police Headquarters located on Higgins Crowell Road in West Yarmouth or at MJ Nardone Carpentry located at 299 Whites Path in South Yarmouth.
Heavy Duty Electrical Cords
Contractor Grade Trash Bags
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police
Rotary Clubs Capewide relief effort for Sandy victims
DENNIS - The Rotary Clubs of Cape Cod announced Wednesday that they are taking part in a regional effort to assist the victims of Superstorm Sandy. Despite news reports that help has been slow in coming, Dave Bisbee, Cape Cod Disaster Coordinator for Rotary District 7950 said that resources from Rotary’s Shelter Box program and donations from regional clubs and citizens are being received by victims in the affected areas.
The Rotary clubs of New York and New Jersey have secured a 4,000 square foot warehouse in Paramus, New Jersey. The warehouse manager – Peter Wells said that the warehouse has been filled and emptied 3 times already since it was organized last week.
Rotarians and all members of the public are asked to review the list of needed items and bring them to the drop off site on Sunday, November 18th between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. The drop off site is located at the old Dennis DPW building - 30 Bob Crowell in South Dennis. All donations will be promptly delivered to the warehouse in Paramus, New Jersey. This site services the disaster areas in both New Jersey and New York.
Rotary club members from Harwich, Dennis and Yarmouth with the assistance of the Yarmouth Dennis CERT Team will be staffing the collection point on Sunday, repackaging collected items and packing the truck that will take the items to New Jersey on Monday morning.
Here is a list of needed items:
Non-perishables Food, Baby food, Pet food and Water
New Cots and Mattresses, Blankets, Sheets and Pillows
Cleaning Supplies, Paper Towels, Rags and Spray bottles
Diapers, Depends, Soap, Shampoo, Toilet paper, First-aid kits, Peroxide and Bacitracin
Batteries, Flashlights, Pocket warmers, Work gloves, Rubber gloves and Masks
New Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarves
Cash donations and gift cards for stores such as Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart and Target, so that displaced residents can buy food, supplies, etc. to rebuild.
Checks should be made payable to the Rotary Club of Harwich Dennis Good Works Foundation. Checks may be dropped off at the donation site, at the Dennis Police Department, or mailed to the Harwich Dennis Rotary – PO Box 188 South Dennis, MA 02660.
Media release via Dennis Police
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