Small fire hits Brewster apartment complex
BREWSTER - A small fire forced the evacuation of the Linger Longer By The Sea Cottages and Apartments at 261 Captain Linnell Road shortly after 4 AM. The fire appeared to have started on an outside wall by a porch. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading inside the unit and no injuries were reported but the occupants were displaced and moved to another unit. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Posted on 10/24 at 4:45 AM.
House gutted by fire in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - A ranch style home in Falmouth is in ruins after a fire early Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded to 206 Lakeshore Drive about 12:30 AM to find the home fully involved. Reports are no one was home at the time but firefighters did evacuate a couple of nearby homes for fears the flames might spread. They were able to contain the flames to the house and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Mutual aid covered Falmouth stations during the fire. Posted on 10/24 at 1:30 AM.
Barnstable Police investigating unusual rollover crash
Three teens charged with stealing vehicle
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating a rollover crash with a twist. It appears a small SUV rolled over somewhere in Hyannis but landed on its wheels then the occupants drive to the hospital. Hyannis rescuers treated the victims and brought them inside the hospital. Barnstable Police have charged three teens in connection with the incident. Police say the alleged driver 18-year old John Kittila of Yarmouth confessed to stealing the Geo Tracker and rolling it over while off roading near the BJ's on Attucks Lane. He was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and operating to endanger. Kittila also reportedly confessed to breaking into a van at the hospital as well as breaking into a bakery in Yarmouth over the weekend. A passenger 19-year old Amanda Byers of Yarmouth suffered a shoulder injury and was charged with receiving stolen property. A third person 18-year old Brant Moreira of Yarmouth suffered a minor cut and was charged with receiving stolen property and on three outstanding warrants. Posted on 10/24 at 1:30 AM; updated on 10/24 at 2:00 PM.
Vehicle hits pole, rolls over in Orleans
ORLEANS - Orleans Police are investigating a crash late Monday evening. A vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole then rolled on its roof at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 39. Its not believed anyone was seriously injured. Further details were not immediately available.
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Plymouth crash kills MMA cadet
PLYMOUTH - A Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadet was killed in a crash on Route 3 in Plymouth around 6 AM. 20-year old Felipe Paes of East Boston apparently lost control of his vehicle which struck a guardrail on Route 3 between exits 5 & 6. His vehicle was then struck broadside on the drivers side by a pickup truck driven by 60-year old Allen Smith of Middleboro. Paes was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was not injured. State Police are investigating the crash which caused major traffic backups in both directions during the morning commute. Posted on 10/23 at 6:00 PM.
Crash closes Route 132
BARNSTABLE - A crash on Route 132 by the Hyannis Golf Course sometime after 10 AM closed the road for a time while one of the victims was extricated from the wreckage. Two people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Barnstable ambulance with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. The crash snarled traffic for a time until the wreckage could be cleared. Barnstable Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Posted on 10/23 at 11:00 AM. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NECN.
SUV vs pole in Bourne
BOURNE - An SUV struck a pole between the Bourne Bridge and Buzzards Bay Rotary about 7 AM. Wires kept the pole up until NStar crews could arrive. Fortunately the driver was not seriously injured and crews were able to make repairs without a major traffic impact. Posted on 10/23 at 11:00 AM.