School bus crash; suspicious man on CCCC campus; Orleans car vs building; Falmouth weapons bust; purse snatch foiled in Mills

4 students taken to CCH after school bus crash in Cotuit
COTUIT - Four students from the Horace Mann School were taken to Cape Cod Hospital after their school bus struck a utility pole in Cotuit. Rescue crews responded to Poponessett Road in Cotuit late this afternoon and found a broken pole on the bus. the 4 5th and 6th graders were taken to the hospital for evaluation only. The bus driver was not injured. Barnstable Police are investigating reports the driver swerved to avoid a dog. Posted on 10/05 at 4:30 PM. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

Suspicious man detained on 4Cs campus
- In the face of recent school shootings Cape Cod Community College security took no chances when a suspicious man was spotted on campus today. Police detained the bearded man who claimed to be visiting his girlfriend. They arrested 19-year old Terrence Silvera on unrelated outstanding warrants. Posted on 10/05 at 4:30 PM.

Car crashes into building on Orleans
- No injuries after a car strikes a hair salon in the Watsons Building today. The driver of one vehicle at Route 6A and Cove Road was cited for failing to use care in stopping. That car struck a second pushing it into the building. A building inspector was requested to the scene to check the extent of damage. Posted on 10/05 at 4:30 PM.

9 guns recovered in Falmouth
- Falmouth Police have released some details on a series of events over the last two weeks that led to the seizure of 9 weapons in their town. On September 17, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Winston’s Restaurant for a disturbance. They observed five subjects and two motor vehicles. As the officers investigated the incident they observed a handgun (AMT .380) in one of the vehicles. A search revealed another handgun (S&W .45 caliber), a large quantity (1/2 lb) of what appeared to be marijuana, and over $5,000 in cash. The incident is believed to be an altercation over an illegal drug sale. Six subjects were arrested for various offenses, including illegal possession of a firearm. Police did not release the names of those arrested. A further investigation of the above incident allowed police to apply, receive, and execute a search warrant for weapons and illegal drugs at #18 Greenwood Street on September 19th. The police recovered an assault weapon with several rounds of ammunition, a Bryco Arms .380 caliber handgun with ammunition, a quantity of marijuana, oxycodone, oxycontin, and vicatin. One subject was arrested and others will summons to court on various offenses, including illegal possession of a firearm. Then on September 27th as police investigated a breaking & entering of a home on North Ockway Road they uncovered firearms trafficking and possession violations. Falmouth Police Detectives applied, received, and executed a search warrant of a motor vehicle involved with the breaking & entering for weapons. During the search three rifles and a handgun were recovered. Two unidentfied subjects will be charged with the above violations. Further information led police to a cranberry bog in East Falmouth. With the assistance of Falmouth Fire & Rescue divers, a .22 caliber revolver was retrieved from the cranberry bog. It is believed that this weapon was involved with a self-sustained wound of a Falmouth man.

All cases are still under investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the Barnstable County District Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are assisting with the investigation. Posted on 10/05 at 4:30 PM. FPD photos.

Purse snatch foiled in Marstons Mills
- An alert citizen foild a purse snatching at a Marstons Mills supermarket. The Times reports a 67-year old Osterville woman was apparently putting groceries from the Stop & Shop on Route 28 in her car when the suspect grabbed her purse out of the shopping cart. a witness 18-year old Thomas Charlton gave chase but crashed into some trees behind the store. He reportedly struggled with the suspect who dropped the purse and ran off into the woods. The suspect got away but the woman did get her purse and contents back. Police remind shoppers to keep purses and handbags in the body of the carriage not the top part making it harder to snatch. This after a second purse snatching was reported at the same store. The suspect in the first when caught will likely face larceny from a person over 60 charges. Posted on 10/05 at 4:30 PM; updated on 10/06 at 8:15 AM.

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