Yarmouth crash; Barnstable golf course crash; Mashpee fire; TT fire; Cape teen rescued in Georgia after text message; Yarmouth drug bust; Ambulance crash

Driver critically injured in Yarmouth rollover

- One person was critically injured when her vehicle struck a utility pole and rolled over in Yarmouth early Saturday morning.

The crash happened on Old Main Street by the Bass River Car Wash just off Route 28 leaving this Mercury Sable station wagon demolished.

Firefighters had to stabilize the vehicle and use the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim who was then rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital.

Yarmouth Police assisted by the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department reconstructed the crash to try to determine the cause. According to a Yarmouth PD press release they believe the vehicle was traveling at least 80 MPH as it tried to turn from Route 28 onto Old Main St. when it struck a curb throwing it sideways into the pole causing it to roll over. Police now identify the operator as 30-year old Rose Stafford of South Yarmouth. Traffic was detoured through much of the morning while utility crews replaced the pole. Posted on 9/30 at 2:15 AM; updated on 9/30 at 3:15 AM. photos courtesy R. Copley/Ryan Somerfield.

Two injured in golf course rollover
BARNSTABLE - Two people were injured, one seriously, in a bizarre crash in Barnstable around 1:15 AM. This Jeep reportedly rolled over on the driving range at the Hyannis Golf Course on Route 132. The two occupants were ejected from the vehicle. One of them reportedly managed to call for help on their cell phone. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash and how the vehicle ended up on the golf course. The injuries do not appear life-threatening. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 9/30 at 2:00 AM; photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield with cooperation of Barnstable Police.

Composting pile catches fire in Mashpee garage
MASHPEE - Scary moments for renters at a Mashpee house Friday evening. A fire alarm system alerted them to a problem at the home at 265 Monomoscoy Road around 10:15 PM. Firefighters discovered a composting pile had caught fire in the garage underneath the house. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire and keep it from spreading into the house. Investigators are trying to determine if spontaneous combustion may have caused the fire. Posted on 9/30 at 12:00 AM; photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.

Tractor-trailer fire slows afternoon commute on Route 25
PLYMOUTH - A tractor-trailer caught fire on Route 25 westbound on the Bourne/Plymouth line. The fire was reported opposite the rest area. The driver managed to unhook the tractor from the trailer. The trailer was loaded with mattresses and became fully involved before firefighters from Bourne, Onset and Plymouth reached the scene creating thick smoke that could be seen for miles. The combination of the fire and a collision in traffic going eastbound made for major delays during the afternoon commute. Posted on 9/29 at 4:40 PM; updated on 9/29 at 10:00 PM.

Cape teen rescued in Georgia after sending text message
BOURNE - A 17-year old Bourne teen is safe after a harrowing ordeal after allegedly meeting a man on-line through myspace.com. According to the Boston Globe. Ted Roy Williams, 58 on right, was arrested Thursday and is being held on charges of aggravated sodomy and false imprisonment, He met the boy from Bourne on the online social networking site two weeks ago, and after the two conversed on the site Williams persuaded the teen to visit him in Georgia, Troup County Sheriff's Lieutenant Rick Massie said. Williams bought a plane ticket for the boy and picked him up at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Thursday morning.  The Globe reported that he then took the teenager to his rural home, where he immediately began sexually abusing him. "The mood changed, and the kid said he was sodomized and made to stay at the home," Massie said. Georgia authorities say Williams has no previous record of sex offenses. Posted on 9/29 at 3:30 PM.  See the WHDH video here.

ksmithYarmouth woman arrested after drug raid
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth and Barnstable Police's special response unit raided a South Yarmouth home and executed a search warrant Wednesday. Police descended on 24 Wompanoag Drive after complaints of alleged cocaine sales and arrested 28-year old Kawani Smith who was charged with possession of class B (cocaine [subsequent offense]), and possession of class D and class E.

She was due to be arraigned today in Barnstable District Court. Posted on 9/29 at 3:30 PM. Photo provided by YPD.

No injuries as Harwich ambulance struck by car inYarmouth
YARMOUTH - A Harwich Fire Department ambulance was reportedly involved in a collision while transporting a patient to Cape Cod Hospital shortly after 10 AM. The crash happened on Route 28 at Forest Road. Reports from the scene say a pickup truck pulled in front of the ambulance and was hit. Fortunately no one was injured in the collision. The patient was transferred to a Yarmouth ambulance to continue their trip to the hospital. Police are investigating the crash. Posted on 9/29 at 10:45 AM; updated on 9/29 at 3:30 PM. CWN file photo courtesy of Britt/capecodfd.com.

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