HYANNIS - Just before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, an elderly woman was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the A.C. Moore store near the Home Depot off Independence Drive in Hyannis.
The woman suffered significant leg injuries and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
Barnstable police are investigating the incident.
Photos by CWN associate John P. Carroll
UPS truck crashes on Route 6
YARMOUTH - A UPS truck crashed into the woods on Route 6 in Yarmouth Thursday morning.
The crash happened on the eastbound side between exits 8 and 9.
The driver was not seriously injured.
All of the packages on the truck were accounted for and will be delivered by another truck.
State Police are investigating the cause of the crash. A mechanical problem may have contributed to the crash.
Photos courtesy of Yarmouth Fire
Fatal crash in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Falmouth Police report that on Wednesday at approximately 11:18 p.m., they responded to a single vehicle crash vs tree in the area of 474 Sandwich Road near Taramac Road. The sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Raleigh Costa Jr., 57, of East Falmouth, was unconscious in the vehicle when officers arrived. Police and fire personnel administered CPR, and Mr. Costa was transported to the Falmouth Hospital emergency room, where he was pronounced deceased. This appears to be a tragic accident, and there is no indication at this time that speed or alcohol were contributing factors. The exact cause remains under investigation.
Media release furnished by Falmouth Police
Power outage in Orleans
ORLEANS - A power outage was reported after midnight in Orleans on this particularly chilly night. NStar reported nearly 900 customers out. Utility crews believe the wind blew a branch across wires shorting out the circuit. The outage appeared concentrated in the Rock Harbor area.
CItizens Police Academy in Chatham
CHATHAM - The Chatham Police Department is currently accepting applications for an upcoming Citizens Police Academy. This is an opportunity for residents to gain further knowledge and understanding of the day-to-day workings of the police department through a series of classroom sessions integrated with a hands-on application of various aspects of police work. Some of the areas of instruction include;
Crash Investigation and Reconstruction
Use of Force/Firearms
OUI (Operating Under the Influence) Issues
Constitutional Law Issues
Domestic Violence Issues & Child Abuse Issues
Interview & Interrogation
Arrest/Booking and Detention of Arrestees
The program, starting on Monday January 23rd is scheduled for nine weekly sessions meeting at 6:00 p.m. for approximately 3½ hours each week. Classes will be held at the Chatham Police Department on George Ryder Rd. Space is limited to fifteen (15) participants. Refreshments will be served.
Applications are available in person at the police department or through the Police Department website here.
Media release furnished by Chatham Police
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