HYANNIS - One person was seriously injured after reportedly falling out of an SUV in Hyannis. It happened about 3:15 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Center Streets. The victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Barnstable Police are investigating the incident. The victim was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt. It is unclear of the latch of the Jeep failed or was not properly secured.
Smoky two-alarm fire in Hyannisport
HYANNISPORT - Hyannis firefighters were called to a structure fire at 70 Irving Avenue about 9 a.m.
Heavy smoke was showing from the building composed as apartments over a garage.
No injuries were reported.
Mutual aid from Yarmouth and Centerville responded as the fire went to two-alarms.
The cause of the fire is under investigation but it does not appear to be suspicious.
Photos by CWN associate John P. Carroll (click right image to enlarge)
DENNIS - On Saturday at approximately 8:30 p.m., Detectives Thomas Downs and Matthew Turner arrested Brian Barros, 44, of East Wareham, MA for the armed robbery of the Sovereign Bank on Route 134 in South Dennis, which occurred last Thursday.
Barros was identified as the robbery suspect following an investigation by Dennis Police Detectives with assistance by Barnstable Police, Barnstable County House of Corrections, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation, State Police and numerous tips phoned in to the Dennis Police Department.
Dennis Police continue to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information concerning the robbery to contact Detective Matthew Turner at 508-394-1315 or 774-352-1527.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Dennis Police
6th annual April Fools Swim in Chatham
CHATHAM - April 1st is right around the corner, and the planning of the 6th Annual April Fools Swim is kicking into high gear. Given the recent weather, it is hard to believe "fools" will be jumping into the water in a few weeks.
The April Fools Plunge is a polar plunge that started in 2008 with 10 swimmers (mostly from the Chatham Fire Dept). That year a $100 donation was made to Prostate Cancer in memory of one of the FF's father-in-law. Firefighters pledeged to participate in an April Fools Day Plunge every year, and each year would would raise money for a different local family/individual in need.
The event has grown exponentially over the last 6 years, with last year seeing nearly 300 people participate. Over 5 years of fundraising, $42,000 has been raised which has gone directly into the pockets of individuals or families, to help alleviate the numerous expenses incurred while battling illness/injury.
Photo by Kevin Morley/CWN file
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