Cape residents caught in New Bedford drug raids, Heroin found in cavity search in Harwich; Sandwich, Chatham crashes

Cape residents nabbed in New Bedford drug raids

NEW BEDFORD - Two separate drug busts in New Bedford led to several Cape Cod residents being arrested. The Times reports it started with a pickup being pulled over on Wednesday. A passenger 26-year old Vanessa Sardis of Brewster, a former support teacher in Dennis was found with seven small bags of what was believed to be heroin according to police. She has a previous arrest for drug related offenses in Harwich in March. Sardis, the driver 46-year old Scott Cornwall of Brewster and another passenger 27-year old Andrew Tolley of Chatham were all taken into custody for heroin possession and/or distribution charges. A short time after that stop New Bedford Police pulled over another pickup truck. The truck attempted to back into the cruiser and the two vehicles became stuck together. Police discovered six bags of what was believed to be heroin and arrested the driver 42-year old Kurt Kaski and his brother who was a passenger 46-year old Karl Kaski. Both are from Centerville and were charged with possession of heroin and two counts of conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Kurt Kaski was also charged with operating to endanger. Posted on 10/21 at 10:00 PM.

Heroin found in cavity search in Harwich

HARWICH - Harwich Police believe they made a major dent in the heroin traffic in their town. According to the Times police acting on an informant began tracking a couple who set off on a trip to Worcester, MA. Local police there reportedly saw the two stop at a known drug hideout. When they returned to Harwich police executed a search warrant and recovered a hypodermic needle with a brown liquid believed to be heroin. 43-year old Thomas Galvin and 46-year old Diane Pease were arrested. Police requested and got a warrant for a cavity search of Galvin and discovered 95 bags of what was believed to be Heroin inside Galvin's body. Galvin was charged with possession of heroin, distributing heroin and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Pease was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, being present where heroin is stored and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Posted on 10/21 at 10:00 PM. 

Crash closes Sandwich Road

SANDWICH - A car vs pole crash closed part of Quaker Meetinghouse Road all of Saturday morning. The crash happened about 4 AM and crews spent about 8 hours replacing the pole and cleaning up. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 10/22 at 10:45 AM.

Driver injured in Chatham crash

CHATHAM - One person was seriously injured in a crash in Chatham shortly after midnight Saturday morning on Orleans Road (Route 28) . Rescuers were reportedly calling for a Medflight helicopter. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 10/22 at 12:00 AM.

2 in Sunfish, 2 Kayakers were missing in Cape Cod Bay

BREWSTER - The four missing visitors are Lydia Bicknell, 20, of Sandown NH, Danielle Putnam, 18 and Heidi Putnam, 21  both of Gouverneur NY and Timothy Kopaze, 22, of Chester NY.  The four people, two on a Sunfish and two in kayaks, were missing for several hours, but they were located on Mitchell Lane in Brewster early Friday night.

Around 5pm Friday evening police received a call regarding the overdue sailboat. The caller explained that the boat departed from a private beach off of Cemetery Road in Brewster at around 12:30 p.m. with two people in it.  At 3:00 p.m. two companions used in kayaks to search for their friends in the Sunfish. (See yesterday's story below). Posted on 10/21 at 11:00 AM.

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