Crash closes Rt. 28, Civilian helps nab 6-time OUI suspect

THURSDAY APRIL 20th, 2006
CRASH CLOSES ROUTE 28 IN FALMOUTH
FALMOUTH – A car vs utility pole crash kept part of the Waquoit Highway section of Route 28 closed early this morning. One person was trapped in the vehicle until NStar crews could cut power to the area but was not injured. Falmouth Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Further details were not immediately available.

TUESDAY APRIL 18th, 2006
FALMOUTH POLICE SEARCH FOR CINEMA ROBBER
FALMOUTH – Falmouth Police are looking for the man who pushed his way past a Nickelodeon Cinema manager and grabbed over $1,000 in cash about 10 PM. The Times reports the man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and scarf to hide his face. The manager gave chase and the suspect dropped some of the cash. More cash was found in the parking lot where it’s believed the suspect had a getaway car waiting. The manager was not injured. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Kent Clarkson at Falmouth Police (508) 457-2533.

stephangrahamouiCITIZEN HELPS CATCH SIXTH OFFENSE OUI SUSPECT
YARMOUTH – A South Yarmouth man is charged with his sixth operating under the influence offense this morning. Yarmouth Police received a cell phone report of a green Ford Taurus station wagon operating erratically on Route 6 and swerving back and forth about 1:20 AM.

Dispatchers kept the caller on the line until officer Kalil Boghdan arrived and verified the erratic operation. 47-year old Stephan Graham was also charged with failing to stay in marked lanes

DRIVER EXTRICATED FROM EASTHAM CRASH
EASTHAM – Rescuers had to extricate the driver of a vehicle that crashed shortly before 10 PM. Eastham Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available

BIRDS NEST IGNITES AT YARMOUTH HOUSE
YARMOUTH – A bird’s nest in the exterior vent of a fireplace ignited causing some anxious moments at a house on Bayview Street in Yarmouth Tuesday afternoon as smoke started backing up in the house. Firefighters quickly got the situation under control. Further details were not immediately available.

FIRE DAMAGES PROVINCETOWN BUILDING
PROVINCETOWN – Quick work by Provincetown firefighters kept a fire from turning into a major blaze. The fire apparently started in an upstairs bathroom of a building at 322 Commercial Street about 3:30 PM. The building houses shops on the first floor and apartments over them. The Pilgrim Variety convenience store operated out of the building for many years. A civilian was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A dog and cat were saved. The fire was contained to the bathroom but there was significant smoke damage in much of the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious.

MONDAY APRIL 17th, 2006
MAN ARRESTED FOR OUI AFTER CHASE IN YARMOUTH
YARMOUTH – A Yarmouth police unit searching for aggressive drivers nabbed a Yarmouthport man for his third operating under the influence of alcohol Monday night. Officer Kevin Antonovitch spotted a pickup truck going 52 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on Willow Street about 7:40 PM.

The driver refused to stop and took police on a 3 mile chase which ended up at the driver’s home on Weir Road. In addition to the OUI charge 57-year old James E. Ziglar of Yarmouthport was charged with operating after suspension, failing to stop for a police officer and numerous other motor vehicle charges.

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