NANTUCKET - Fire broke out in a large three-story building under renovation on Nantucket Tuesday afternoon. The historic building at 56 Centre Street was in the process of being turned into a music school and education hub according to the Mirror and Inquirer. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Story with photo here.
Shed gutted by fire in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - A shed was gutted by fire in Provincetown Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters were called to 83 Franklin Street and quickly knocked down the flames. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious.
Photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Several injured in head-on crash
BOURNE - Several people were injured in a head-on crash in Bourne. The crash happened about 12:15 p.m. on Sandwich Road near the Gallo Ice Arena. Firefighters had to extricate at least one person from the wreckage. A MedFlight helicopter was requested but unable to respond due to the snow. Ambulances from Bourne and Sandwich transported the victims to area hospitals. Police are investigating the cause of the crash which shut the road down until the scene was cleared.
Yarmouth Police investigte overnight jewelry store B&E
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Police report that on Tuesday at 7:55 a.m., Patrol Officer Erica Wenberg responded to a report of a break-in that had occurred sometime overnight at Adrene Jewelers located at 1198 Route 28 in South Yarmouth. Entry was made by breaking in through a rear window.
Stolen were several 6 Rolex watches, a Citizens watch, several gold pocket watches, and some gold bracelets.
Yarmouth Police K9 Handler Michael Kramer and his partner Kosmo responded to the scene as well as Yarmouth Police Detective Eric Nuss and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigator Albert Roth. This investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Yarmouth Police Detective Eric Nuss at 508.775.0445 extension 2132 or email@example.com.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police
Coast Guard responds to boat fire off Nantucket
NANTUCKET - Coast Guard rescue crews assisted a commercial fishing vessel on fire 35 miles southeast of Nantucket Monday (video available).
Watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a radio call from the 88-foot fishing vessel Raiders at approximately 8:40 a.m.
An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter and Station Brant Point 42-foot Fast Response Boat launched to assist. The Coast Guard Cutter Seneca diverted from its patrol.
After the Raiders' eight-person crew expended all fire extinguishers, they received assistance from a good Samaritan who supplied five additional fire extinguishers. The MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter was able to monitor the response from overhead and remained on scene to assist if needed.
The Raiders crew was able to extinguish the fire, but was unable to get the engine working.
At approximately 11:40 a.m., the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca arrived to assist the vessel and established towing operations. The Raiders owner hired a tugboat company to meet the inbound Seneca offshore and take over the tow.
No pollution was reported.
“This is a great example of Coast Guard assets working with commercial fishermen and local partnership agencies for a successful outcome,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Helly, an operations unit controller at Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England command center.
Coast Guard cutters, boats and aircraft are on patrol in every community, saving lives and property, and safeguarding the Nation from threats from the sea. There are 36 cutters in the Northeast alone, serving a region that handles more than 3,000 search and rescue cases a year. Larger cutters like the Seneca are uniquely equipped to handle offshore search and rescue cases and larger vessels like the Raiders.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
CHATHAM - The Coast Guard rescued four people aboard a sinking vessel approximately eight miles south of Chatham, Mass., at approximately 5 a.m. Monday.
Watchstanders from the Sector Southeastern New England Command Center received a distress call from a 47-foot fishing vessel Captain R. M. Chace at 1:21 a.m. Monday, reporting the boat was taking on water.
An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham and Station Brandt Point launched to assist.
All persons aboard donned survival suits and awaited Coast Guard rescue crews.
On scene, the Station Chatham rescue crew provided a secondary dewatering pump to control the flooding while they escorted the fishing vessel Captain R. M. Chace and her crew to Hyannis, Mass.
The crew offloaded their catch and Coast Guard rescue crews confirmed there was no additional flooding or damage.
"We encourage mariners to ensure all watertight hatches and doors function properly to prevent the unintentional flooding of critical compartments," said Senior Chief Rob Goley, Coast Guard Station Chatham.
The basic qualities the nation expects of a first responder include speed, adaptability, reliability, integrity and skill. All of which are a part of our organizational DNA and ingrained in our operations.
Media release furnished by U.S. Coast Guard
Wellfleet Police report no arrests for the past week
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