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Police investigate collision between pickup/dump truck
DENNIS – Dennis Police are investigating a crash Wednesday afternoon that seriously injured one person. A dump truck carrying asphalt reportedly collided broadside with a pickup truck on Great Western Road at South Gages Street about 2:30 PM.

The pickup truck driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Traffic was detoured during the investigation and while the vehicles were removed and a small amount of asphalt was cleaned up. Posted on 9/06 at 4:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Jake O’Callaghan.

Man charged with ninth OUI
– A Hyannis man was charged with OUI ninth offense in Barnstable District Court Wednesday following a crash yesterday afternoon.

According to the Times police responded to Otis Road about 5:30 PM to find 48-year old Joseph Hines’ motorcycle had crashed into a taxi.

Hines was found nearby. Police also say the license plate on the bike was stolen. An eyewitness reportedly told police Hines was burning rubber and operating erratically before the crash. Posted on 9/06 at 4:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.

Rain causes crashes, power disruptions
– Overnight rain was enough to cause several crashes and some power disruptions. In Falmouth late Tuesday night two crashes left injured three people. About 10:45 PM a car stuck a tree on Woods Hole Road. A female in the vehicle had to be extricated after her legs became pinned. About a half hour later a vehicle rolled over on its roof on Edgewater Drive injuring two people. Another crash was reported on Route 28 in Dennis by Shad Hole Road. None of the injuries in any of the crashes appear life threatening. Meanwhile arcing primary power lines in Mashpee caused some temporary power glitches. And back in Falmouth early Wednesday morning power lines started to arc at a power substation on Elm Avenue. Scattered other outages were also reported. Posted on 9/06 at 2:00 AM.

Mashpee officer escapes injury in cruiser crash
MASHPEE – A Mashpee police cruiser crashed into some trees at the Mashpee rotary shortly before 9:30 PM Tuesday evening. Sgt. Robert Palermo was treated and released at the scene. Authorities are still investigating but believe there was an oil slick on the roadway which caused the officer to lose control and skid into the trees. According to the Times Sgt. Palermo was responding to a location where a 16-year old was alleged to have been. The 16-year old had allegedly fired a gun at someone at Mashpee Village about an hour earlier. No one was injured by the gunfire. The unidentified suspect was caught in Barnstable about 2 AM Wednesday. He was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying ammunition, and malicious destruction of property over $250. He was arraigned in court Wednesday and held on bail. Posted on 9/05 at 10:00 PM.

Two vehicle collision snarls Bearses Way traffic
HYANNIS – A two vehicle crash on Bearses Way at Enterprise Road near the Mid Cape Home Center snarled traffic early Tuesday afternoon at the intersection that’s a popular shortcut in and out of the Cape Cod Mall. Barnstable Police are investigating the cause of the crash. The conditions of the occupants who were taken to Cape Cod Hospital were not immediately known.

The roadway has been under construction for some time. A Cape Wide News reader caught the scene and submitted this photo. Posted on 9/06 at 11:30 PM.

Man arrested in attempted armed robbery
FALMOUTH – Falmouth Police arrested a Mashpee man after he allegedly attempted to rob the Inkwell Bookstore on Main Street Tuesday afternoon. 22-year old Norman Deveau allegedly pulled a knife on the clerk and demanded money. When she refused and said she would call police Deveau allegedly fled. The assistant manager gave chase and Falmouth Police arrived and quickly apprehended Deveau.

Neighborhood evacuated after gas leak
– A private contractor installing a septic system accident punctured the gas service line to the house Tuesday afternoon. Officials evacuated about 10 homes on Rodoah’s Way and were able to control the leak until Keyspan arrived. No one was injured.

Three rescued after boat takes on water
MEMEMSHA – Three people were rescued after their 28-foot vessel became swamped near Devils Bridge in Aquinnah Tuesday morning. A private vessel arrived on scene and stood by the Fighting Lady of Portsmouth, RI until the Coast Guard arrived. No one was hurt and the boat was towed in and pumped out.

Plane makes safe landing after declaring emergency
HYANNIS – A plane made a safe landing after the pilot declared an emergency shortly before 7 AM Tuesday. He apparently got an indication the landing gear might not be properly down after taking off from Martha’s Vineyard airport. After doing a flyby at Barnstable Municipal Airport which appeared to show the gear was down the pilot landed without incident as fire trucks stood by just in case. No one was injured.

Man suffers serious facial burns as car radiator explodes
DENNIS – A man suffered serious facial burns after a car radiator he was working on apparently exploded. Rescuers rushed to an Alexander Drive location about 6:30 PM Monday night and took the victim to Cape Cod Hospital. About 8:30 PM Cape Wide News "nightvision" caught this exclusive image of the victim being loaded onto a Medflight at Barnstable Municipal Airport for a transfer to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Photo by Tim Caldwell

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