Rescue at sea, lottery tickets stolen; crashes, breakwater carryout

Fire damages Hyannis home
- A smoky fire damaged the second floor of a single family Hyannis home Tuesday morning. Crews responded to 44 Betty's Pond Road shortly before 7 AM and quickly put out the flames. Everyone made it out of the house safely and no injuries were reported. Investigators believe an electrical problem sparked the fire. Posted on 8/15 at 8:00 AM.

Coast Guard rescues 4 from raft
Otis ANG Base
- 4 young people were rescued from a raft at sea and brought into Air Station Cape Cod by Coast Guard helicopter about midnight. Ambulances were called to take the four to a hospital. They were reportedly suffering from hypothermia. One was in serious condition. The four apparently got in the raft at a beach in Scituate early Monday afternoon. When they failed to return by about 9 PM their parents notified the Coast Guard who launched a search and discovered Monday's strong winds had blown the four still in the 10-foot raft some 14 miles out to sea!  Posted on 8/15 at 2:00 AM; updated on 8/15 at 5:00 AM.

One arrested second at large in lottery ticket theft
editors note: due to incorrect information supplied to Cape Wide News a previous version of this story was inaccurate. We regret the error.
DENNIS - Police have arrested one person and are looking for a second suspect after lottery tickets were allegedly stolen from the Cumberland Farms store on Route 134 in Dennis Monday evening. The suspect fled across Route 134 to the Dunkin Donuts apparently unaware that a customer was following. Police arrived and cornered 30-year old Luke Jackson of Stoughton behind the D'Angelos sub shop in the same plaza. The tickets were not recovered and police are seeking a green Chevy Lumina that they believe was involved. Jackson was due to be arraigned on Tuesday in Orleans District Court. Anyone with information is asked to call Dennis Police at (508)0 398-1315. Posted on 8/15 at 2:00 AM; updated on 8/15 at 3:30 PM.

Officer reportedly bitten in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - A Falmouth Police officer was reportedly bitten by a police dog about 9 PM Monday evening on Brick Kiln Road. According to police it started when bicycle officers tried to stop a vehicle with a loud stereo on Main Street. The vehicle failed to stop for the officers. Another officer on patrol found the vehicle crashed at the intersection of Gifford Street and Brick Kiln Road. A K-9 from the Barnstable County Sheriff office was called to assist. during the search heavy brush caused the dog to break free from its leash. The dog then apparently mistook a Falmouth Police officer for the suspect. The officer was treated and released at Falmouth Hospital Posted on 8/15 at 5:00 AM; updated on 8/15 at 8:00 AM. 

Person struck by a car in Falmouth
- An 8-year old girl riding her bike reported struck by a car in Falmouth Monday evening. Officials were called to Seacoast Shores Boulevard at Woodside Drive about 7:30 PM. The girl who was not wearing a helmet was taken to Falmouth Hospital where she was treated and released. Falmouth Police are still investigating and no charges have been filed against the driver. Posted on 8/15 at 2:00 AM; updated on 8/15 at 8:00 AM.

Several injured in crash behind Mall
HYANNIS - Several people were injured, one seriously, in a crash on Route 28 at the rear entrance to the Cape Cod Mall about 1 PM. Ambulances from Hyannis and Centerville transported the victims to Cape Cod Hospital. Traffic was backed up until the wreckage was cleared. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police. Posted on 8/14 at 3:30 PM.

Victim carried out after breakwater fall
PROVINCETOWN - Provincetown rescuers faced a difficult challenge after a person fell on the West End Breakwater. The stone jetty is a popular walking path to Long Point and the victim was almost all the way out. EMTs considered using a boat but the water was too shallow so they carried the victim a distance to a National Park Ranger four wheel drive vehicle which brought the victim to the Herring Cove Beach Parking Lot to meet an ambulance. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Posted on 8/14 at 3:30 PM.

Driver escapes fiery Falmouth crash
FALMOUTH - A driver escaped his vehicle after a crash caused it to burst into flames. The crash happened about noontime at the intersection of Minot and Nursery Roads. The victim was taken to Falmouth Hospital. Falmouth Police are investigating the crash. Posted on 8/14 at 3:30 PM.

Jogger struck in Orleans
- A jogger was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Orleans. A vehicle driven by 47-year old Patrick Butler struck Christopher Wyner as he was running o n East Main Street by Pochet Road about 7:45 AM. No charges have been filed as Orleans Police continue to investigating.

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