Residents escape Hyannis blaze, Fiery Dennis crash cuts power

CWN PhotoRESIDENTS ESCAPE HYANNIS BLAZE
HYANNIS
– Residents of a large duplex at 20 Nautical Way in Hyannis escaped safely after a smoky fire broke out about 2:30 PM this afternoon. The blaze appeared to have started in an upstairs bedroom and then extended into the attic. It was quickly knocked down by Hyannis firefighters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

FALMOUTH POLICE INVESTIGATE ARMED HOME INVASION
FALMOUTH
– Falmouth Police are looking for the suspect who allegedly broke into a Central Avenue home brandishing a gun shortly before 9:30 PM Wednesday. The couple in the home was not hurt. According to the Times they told police the suspect rummaged through the house before fleeing. A police K-9 tracked the suspect a short distance before losing the scene possibly where he had a car waiting. 

Dennis FireCRASH CUTS POWER; CAUSES FIRE IN DENNIS
DENNIS
– A serious crashed another major power outage in Dennis and parts of Harwich. The crash happened late this afternoon on Upper County Road near Clancy’s Restaurant. Two vehicles collided and one of them struck a utility pole with a three bank of transformers on it which fell across the vehicle sparking a fire. Firefighters could not extinguish the fire until the power was cut leading to this dramatic scene. Officials also had to work fast to keep oil from the transformers at the scene from getting into catch basins. Incredibly both drivers walked away from the crash...

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GUILTY VERDICT ON SANDWICH MURDER
 SANDWICH –
On its second day of deliberations a jury quickly found 46-year old Daniel Prunty guilty of the August 7th 2004 murder of 23-year old Jason Wells (pictured) in Sandwich. The shooting death was allegedly the result of a dispute over stolen cash and jewelry. Prunty now faces an automatic life sentence. There is an automatic appeal in the case. Wells had moved to the cape from Baltimore to escape the violence there...

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STOLEN CAR SUSPECT CAUGHT AFTER FOOT CHASE
YARMOUTH –
A red Ford Taurus was reported stolen in Dennis Tuesday afternoon. Minutes later Yarmouth Patrol Officer Paul Mellet spotted the vehicle coming over the Bass River Bridge on Route 28. He stopped the vehicle at the Citizen’s Bank but the driver fled on foot leaving the vehicle rolling about 60 feet before coming to a stop without striking anything. Ofc. Mellet quickly caught up to the suspect in the South Yarmouth Plaza near the Registry of Motor Vehicles. 32-year old Noah Pond of Brewster was arrested for larceny of a motor vehicle (subsequent offense) operating suspended (subsequent offense), operating negligently to endanger, possession of an open container of alcohol and 7 outstanding warrants for breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and assault & battery...

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