Pedestrian struck and killed in Yarmouth; Kitchen fire damages Pocasset building; SW Winds wreak havoc on boaters; More shots fired at Hyannis apt. complex; Fire at Kendricks Nightclub in Hyannis

Pedestrian struck and killed on Route 28 in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - A man was killed after being struck by a car on Route 28 in Yarmouth around 9:30 PM. A CWN correspondent who happened to be riding in a car westbound on Route 28 at the time observed the victim reportedly dressed in dark clothing apparently trying to help a bus back out into Route 28 by Christopher's Restaurant. After the reporter's vehicle passed by he says a car going the other way struck the man throwing him in the air. The victim was identified as 65-year old Richard Thompson who the Times reports gave addresses in Yarmouth, Boston and Fort Lauderdale, FL. The driver of the car was Wilfred Lopes of Dennis. Route 28 was closed in the area for several hours as Yarmouth and State Police investigated the incident. Posted on 9/24 at 12:00 AM; updated on 9/25 at 10:00 AM.

Pocasset building damaged by fire
BOURNE - A kitchen fire caused moderate damage to an apartment in a Pocasset building. Firefighters believe oil being used to cook ignited at 2 Babes Way about 4:50 PM and spread in the kitchen. They quickly knocked down the flames but there was smoke throughout the building. No injuries were reported. Posted on 9/24 at 12:00 AM.

Strong southwest winds wreak havoc with boaters
CG rescues kayaker after Ptown capsizing, BFD rescues three from sailboat
PROVINCETOWN - Gusty southwest winds prove too much as a Coast Guard patrol vessel from Station Provincetown rescues a kayaker in Provincetown after he capsized and was in the water for about 30 minutes. The CG vessel is seen tying up at the CG pier with the victim about 2:15 PM. At right a pair of other kayakers head into shore in Provincetown Harbor. EMTs evaluated the man at the CG station for possible hypothermia.  Meanwhile in BARNSTABLE - A Barnstable Fire Department boat rescued three people thrown into the rough waters of Barnstable Harbor off Sandy Neck when their sailboat capsized about 3:30 PM. The victims actually managed to right the vessel once only to have it overturn again. Firefighters were able to secure the vessel and pull the three out of the water, soaked but uninjured, and bring them to shore. Posted on 9/23 at 3:15 PM; updated on 9/23 at 4:15 PM. Photos by Tim Caldwell.

Shots ring out again at Hyannis apartment complex, man charged
HYANNIS - For the second time in less than 12 hours the sound of gunfire rings out at Founders Court apartments. About 12:30 PM police raced back to the scene after the report.

Fortunately again it appears no one was hit by the gun fire. This time police caught up a suspect reportedly in this vehicle and detained him.

Shots also ran out about 2:30 AM this morning. The suspect 22-year old John Lopez seen here being put in a police car was taken to the Barnstable Police Facility and charged with illegal possession of a handgun and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. A .9mm handgun was recovered from the woods nearby and will have ballistics tests done on it to see if it was used in both incidents. Police believe he may be acquainted with two people detained after the early morning incident. we'll keep you posted as further details become available. (read original story).

Posted on 9/23 at 1:30 PM; updated on 9/24 at 11:00 AM.

Scene photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield; suspect photo by Frank Paparo/NEVN.


Fire at Kendricks Nightclub in Hyannis

- Firefighters have gotten a reported fire at Kendricks Nightclub on North Street in Hyannis under control. An automatic alarm alerted firefighters to a problem just before 9 AM Saturday morning. Eight occupants in apartments upstairs were safely evacuated and are being temporarily assisted by the Red Cross. 

The fire apparently started outside the building and extended into a wall of the old converted inn building.  Firefighters from Hyannis and Centerville battled to save the building opening up that wall to make sure the fire did not extend to the second floor.

Smoke filled the inside of the building and firefighters had to break several skylights on the roof to clear it. The club has been the focus of several incidents including shots fired and a stabbing in the parking lot and has been the subject of reviews by town officials.

Investigators from the Hyannis Fire Department and Barnstable Police are on scene and preliminary say it appears the fire may have been started by homeless people living in an alley possibly from a dropped cigarette.

Traffic was being detoured off North Street because of fire trucks and hoses in the road. Delays will likely persist for a time. There were no reports of injuries.

Posted on 9/23 at 9:15 AM; updated on 9/24 at 11:00 AM. Top photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield; additional photos courtesy of R. Copley.

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