Emergency Landing, Man flees cops, Crash thru Drive-in

TUESDAY JUNE 27th, 2006
Student Pilot, instructor make emergency landing at airport
Piper WarriorHYANNIS – A student pilot got quite a scare when smoke began filling the cockpit of the plane he was in just after it took off from Barnstable Municipal Airport Tuesday morning. The Piper Warrior similar to this one safely returned to the airport. By the time emergency crews arrived the two occupants were out of the plane and the smoke had dissipated. Officials are still investigating the source of the smoke.

MONDAY JUNE 26, 2006
Woman tries to turn Tedeschi’s into drive-thru
FALMOUTH – A Falmouth woman was arrested for operating under the influence after allegedly jumping a curb with her vehicle and striking a support column of the building. The woman then reportedly exited her vehicle and purchased two packs of cigarettes. 59-year old Lois Kaczor was also charged with operating recklessly to endanger. 

Man charged with pulling knife
CENTERVILLE – A dispute over missing money apparently led to a man pulling a knife on his roommate. With the help of a translator police were able to determine 42-year old Djalama Antonio DaCcosta had gotten into an argument and accused his roommate of taking the money. DaCosta than allegedly picked up the knife and the roommate fled. DaCosta was to be arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon. Feds will also reportedly be in court to check DaCosta’s immigration status. 

Officer injured in struggle with suspect
HYANNIS – A Barnstable Police officer is expected to be okay after being elbowed in the head several times by a suspect. Detective Daniel Turner spotted 44-year old Rufus Rudd in a car on Main Street and knew Rudd had two outstanding warrants on him. When Det. Turner tried to apprehend Rudd, Russ allegedly elbowed the detective in the head several times. Rudd was captured and faces additional charges of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. Det. Turner is expected to be okay.

Man flees cops, captured, damages cruiser
DENNIS – A man was arraigned in Orleans District Court on a variety of charges following a wild scene in Dennis early this morning. Dennis Police were called to a Gage Road residence where a mother reported a vehicle was following her daughter who was in a taxi. As police were taking a statement from the cab driver they heard a scream and saw a man run from the house. Ptl. Henry Jessop was able to quickly apprehend 30-year old Howard Stafford of Harwich. Stafford was placed in a cruiser where he allegedly smashed out one of the windows. Police later learned Stafford had been accompanying the daughter in Provincetown when an argument broke out. Stafford is alleged to have tried to force the cab off the road in Wellfleet. He was charged with unarmed burglary, malicious destruction of property (cruiser) and motor vehicle trespassing.

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