ORLEANS - A man was seriously injured in a fall from a roof in Orleans Friday morning. The victim reportedly fell two stories from a house on Snow's Way. Further details were not immediately available.
Gun shots fired into Falmouth residence
FALMOUTH - Falmouth Police report that on Thursday at 5:52 p.m. they responded to a residence on Vidal Avenue for a report of shots fired into the home. Officers determined that three shots had been fired into the house. After obtaining a search warrant, a firearm and quantity of cocaine were recovered from the house. Arrested in connection with the incident were 23-year-old Andrew Weldon, 19-year-old Jeffrey Pina, and 19-year-old Shawn Claudio all of East Falmouth. No injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.
Media release furnished by Falmouth Police
Local man faces OUI charge after crash
BREWSTER - A Brewster man is facing charges after his car struck a tree and utility pole in Brewster Thursday evening. The crash happened on Satucket Road at Leland Road. 53-year-old Simon Bloomfield was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment after the crash. He was charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating negligently to endanger, marked lanes violation and speeding.
Harwich motel blaze cause ruled "human actions"
HARWICH - The State Fire Marshal's office has ruled the massive blaze at the Stone Horse Motel in Harwich on November 25th, 2012 was due to "human actions". Homeless people may have been "squatting" in the building and set the blaze to stay warm. The motel was closed at the time and was apparently in the process of being converted to condos.
Photo by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN file
Man charged with series of house breaks in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police report that On Thursday approximately 10:20 a,m,, two Barnstable Police Officers were investigating two house breaks in close proximity to each other on Walnut Street and Oak Street in Hyannis. Shortly thereafter, an alert neighbor called the police and reported seeing a man looking in the rear slider of a home around the corner on Spruce Street Two more officers responded and saw the suspect flee from inside the home on Spruce Street. Patrol Officers set up a perimeter and two K9 units responded to the area. While searching for the suspect, a patrol officer heard a woman screaming on Lewis Road, and he caught a glimpse of the suspect a fleeing from police through backyards of residences in the neighborhood. The suspect, 22-year-old Ethan Woodward, was eventually caught by patrol officers and detectives on Baxter Road.
Upon investigation, it was determined that Woodward had broken into homes on Oak Street, Walnut Street and Spruce Street and that he removed a screen and then thrown a brick through the bedroom window of the home on Lewis Road where a woman had been quietly resting in her bed. She was cut by the glass as it shattered onto her, and she was transported and treated at Cape Cod Hospital for minor injuries. Woodward’s bicycle was located behind the home on Spruce Street and his footprints were located around and inside several of the homes. His cellular telephone was also located inside the home on Walnut Street where he had startled one of the occupants.
Woodward was eventually brought to the Barnstable Police Station. After arriving at the police facility, Patrol Officer James Ellis discovered that Woodward was in possession of stolen jewelry hidden under his clothing. Detectives then returned to the scenes of the homes that had been broken into and the victims were able to positively identify the jewelry that the Woodward had stolen from their homes.
At approximately 3:30 p.m., an elderly woman called the police department from Pilgrim Road in Hyannis to report that her home had also been broken into while she had been away. Detectives showed more of the unclaimed jewelry that Woodward had in his possession and she was able to positively identify various pieces that he had stolen from her house. The woman also informed Detective York that the thief had moved her cordless telephone during the break. Detective York was then able to determine through the call log on the cordless phone that Woodward had called his girlfriend from inside the woman’s home during the time he had broken in.
After clearing that scene, Det. York checked the surrounding homes and discovered that Woodward had also broken into a home directly next to door to the elderly victim on Pilgrim Road.
Ethan Woodward of Hyannis was charged with of breaking and entering in the daytime with intent to commit a felony (6 counts), injury to personal property (3 counts), disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Barnstable Polcie note that Ethan Woodward was currently out on $5,000 bail regarding a past B&E in Hyannis from May of 2012 and was scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. regarding this crime. Woodward has a long criminal history of breaking and entering into homes in Barnstable. He currently being held on $10,000 and will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Friday.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police
Blood drive today at Sheriff's Department
BOURNE - Cape Cod Healthcare will hold a blood drive today at the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, located just outside the Bourne gate to the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR). The drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
The Sheriff’s Office has been hosting blood drives for more than five years now and in that time more than 300 pints have been collected. But in one sense little has changed, according to Sheriff James Cummings. “The need is always great and so it is again,” noted the Sheriff, himself a regular donor at past drives. Whatever blood is collected will remain on the Cape to help with the need here.
The correctional facility is easy to get to:
Go to the National Cemetery rotary on Route 28 in Bourne. (This is the rotary about five miles east of the one at the Bourne Bridge). Once in the rotary, follow sign that directs you to the cemetery. Go past the main cemetery entrance, on your right, and look for the dedicated U-turn just before the gate to the Massachusetts Military Reservation. Take U-turn here then take access road to Sheriff’s Office (on right and coming up immediately). There is ample signage, starting at the rotary.
Those coming from MMR and exiting at the Bourne gate will see the Sheriff’s Office sign on right, as soon as they leave the base.
Media release furnished by Barnstable Sheriff's Office
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