ORLEANS - Firefighters were called to the Watson's block of stores on Main Street in Orleans shortly after 6 p.m. after a report of smoke in the basement of one of the stores. An electrlcal malfunction apparently caused the small fire which was quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported.
Seven arrested in Yarmouth warrant sweep
YARMOUTH - Wednesday at 5:45 a.m., members of a special team of Police Officers from the Yarmouth, Barnstable, and Massachusetts State Police conducted a surprise warrant sweep that resulted in the arrest of numerous individuals on various felony charges. The special team of Police Officers was assisted by the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section of the Massachusetts State Police (VFAS) as well as members of the Barnstable Yarmouth Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and the Yarmouth and Barnstable Detective Divisions.
A total of 18 locations were visited and all of the suspects were apprehended at various residences in Yarmouth. All were processed at Yarmouth Police Headquarters this morning and will be transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment.
The Yarmouth Police Department is committed to making Yarmouth the safest town in the region and to avoid any future arrest, we urge anyone who lives in the town of Yarmouth and is currently the subject of an outstanding warrant, to turn themselves in to Yarmouth Police at Yarmouth Police Headquarters or the Barnstable District Court.
Joshua P. Harris, 40, of West Yarmouth
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
Christopher J. LaFrance, 30, of South Yarmouth
Conspriacy to violate the controlled substance act
Uttering of a prescription drug
Matthew G. Marchitelli, 28, of South Yarmouth
Destruction of property over $250
Karen L. Beaty, 37, of West Yarmouth
Armed assault with a dangerous weapon (2 counts)
Brandon L. Stowell, 17, of South Yarmouth
Receiving stolen property over $250
Larceny over $250
Breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony
John R. Bassett Jr., 21,of Harwichport
Possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute
Steven L. Wakefield, 35, of West Yarmouth
Knowingly being present where Class A heroin is kept
Media release and mugshots furnished by Yarmouth Police
Four injured in Route 6 crash
BARNSTABLE - Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 6 about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. The crash happened on the eastbound side near the Barnstable/Yarmouth line between exits 7 and 6. One of the vehicles ended up in the woods. The victims were taken to Cape Cod Hospital; none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Traffic was forced to squeeze by in the breakdown lane until the wreckage was cleared. State Police are investigating the crash and charges are reportedly pending against one of the drivers.
Robot locates sunken vessel
PROVINCETOWN - A special robot known as ROV (remotely operated vehicle) located the sunken wreck of the F/V Twin Lights off Race Point Tuesday. State Police and the Coast Guard searched but due to poor visibility were unable to determine if the body of Captain Jean Frottier was onboard. The vessel capsized on November 18th after their gear became entangled and sank about 40 minutes later. The nearby F/V Glutton was able to rescue the mate, Eric Rego, but Frottier is feared to have gone down with his ship.Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard airlifts ill fisherman off Nantucket
NANTUCKET - The Coast Guard medically evacuated a fisherman approximately 60 miles south of Nantucket, Monday.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England were notified at approximately 8 p.m. Monday from the fishing vessel Capt. Bligh reporting that a 25-year-old crewmember had become ill and was unable to communicate.
A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod rescue helicopter crew immediately launched and safely hoisted the fisherman at approximately 11 p.m.
He was taken to Hyannis Airport, in Hyannis and transferred to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.
As America's maritime first responder, the Coast Guard frequently conducts maritime medical evacuations. In an average year, the Coast Guard conducts more than 20 medical evacuations in the Northeast.
Media release and video courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard
Two new officers sworn in at Yarmouth Police
YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department is proud to announce the swearing in ceremony of two new police officers at Yarmouth Town Hall last evening. These two new police officers successfully completed a rigorous series of academic, physical, and psychological testing, interviews, and background checks and will join the men and women of the Yarmouth Police Department as we represent our commitment to the community and our motto of Excellence in Policing. Once these new officers successfully complete their 12-week Field Training Program they will become members of the Patrol Force which is the frontline and backbone of the effective community policing in Yarmouth. Our new employees are:
Andrew W. Coville, 24, of Yarmouthport. Officer Coville graduated from the 28th Municipal Police Officers Class of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Police Academy on May 8, 2012. Officer Coville was born and raised in Yarmouth and is a Class of 2006 graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. Officer Coville served for 5 months as a Police Officer with the Provincetown Police Department during the summer of 2012.Officer Coville also served our Country for four years as a member of the United States Marine Corps 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and deployed for combat operations as a 0352 Infantry Anti-Armor TOW Gunner in direct support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Officer Coville is the recipient of several awards including the United States Department of the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat Distinction, the Campaign Action Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the NATO Forces Medal.
Brian D. Carchedi, 29, of Mashpee. Officer Carchedi graduated from the 49th Municipal Police Officers Class of the Plymouth Regional Police Academy on September 13, 2007 where he finished ranking number one in physical fitness and number three in academics. Officer Carchedi was born and raised in Plymouth and is a Class of 2002 graduate of Plymouth High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council and played baseball and hockey. While at Plymouth High School Officer Carchedi served as the captain of the hockey team and was the four-time recipient of the Student-Athlete Award. He was ranked 11th overall in a class of 335 students and number one male graduate. Officer Carchedi is also a graduate cum laude of Stonehill College with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Middle Eastern and Asian Studies. Officer Carchedi has served with distinction for the past five years as a fulltime police officer with the Orleans Police Department and is a certified First Aid and CPR Instructor, a certified Police Motorcycle Operator and a certified SWAT Operator.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police
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