Falmouth robbery; Harwich crash cuts power, closes Route 28; Bourne man accused of trying to run down New Bedford cops; Patricia Marie disaster 30 years later; Brewster crash

Gas station robbed in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Falmouth Police are looking for the man who held up the Mobil gas station on Palmer Avenue at gunpoint aroute 12:40 AM. The man asked the clerk for a pack of cigarettes and when the clerk looked back the man had a handgun pointing at him. The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash. Attempts to track the suspect with a K-9 dog were unsuccessful. Posted on 10/25 at 5:15 AM.

Harwich crash knocks out power
HARWICH - Power was knocked out to parts of Harwich after a SUV struck a utility pole. The crash happened just after 12:30 AM Wednesday morning on Route 28 at Brooks Road in Harwichport. The driver 25-year old Matthew Beechinor of Harwich was not hurt but was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger and marked lanes violation. The pole was snapped and live primary wires brought down in the roadway forcing Route 28 to be closed. NStar crews were able to restore some power about an hour later but others did not get their power back for eight hours. Route 28 was closed well into the morning while crews replaced the pole. Posted on 1/25 at 1:30 AM; updated on 1/25 at 6:30 AM.

Bourne man accused of trying to run down New Bedford cops after barfight
NEW BEDFORD
- A Bourne man is under arrested charged with allegedly trying to run down two off duty New Bedford police officers after a disturbance at a strip club. It apparently all started when Officer Dan Sweeney was hit in the face with a beer bottle inside the Foxy Lady club. Bouncers ejected the person with the bottle. He then allegedly tried to reenter the club wielding a baseball bat but couldn't get past the bouncers. Ofc. Sweeney and Ofc. Russell Marques went to the parking lot to try to identify the suspect when they were both struck by a white dodge pickup truck which then fled the scene-but not before Marques managed to get the license plate. Both officers were treated and later released from a local hospital. Investigation led New Bedford police to Buzzards Bay where the truck was located and 21-year old Luiz Gonzalez was arrested on charges of assault and battery dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) (2 counts), assualt with intent to murder (2 counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (beer bottle) and various motor vehicle charges. Posted on 10/25 at 8:00 AM. 

Provincetown remembers the Patricia Marie disaster 30 years later
PROVINCETOWN
- 30 years ago today a fishing disaster shook Provincetown to the core. The fishing vessel Patricia Marie sank with Captain William King and six crew members lost. Read the account of what is believed to have happened that day. In 1976 there were many wooden fishing trawlers still lining Macmillan Wharf, and anyone who drove or walked down the pier new instantly if the Patricia Marie was in port. The 50-foot wooden vessel sported bright Playboy bunnies painted on its bow sides. Captain King's son Christopher was a sophomore at Provincetown High School along with your editor. I clearly remember the school PA beckoning "Chris King to the office please". Of course no one knew why at the time but Provincetown was still a tight knit fishing village at the time and work quickly spread across the town and through the school of the tragedy casting a pall over the entire town. A few days later an overflow crowd jammed into Saint Peters Church, some forced to listen from outside or on loudspeakers in the Parish Hall, for a memorial service to the seven men lost. Chris King persevered through the tragedy and amazingly followed in his father's footsteps eventually skippering his own vessel interestingly named Second Effort even as the fishing industry began to wane. King doesn't go to sea much nowadays but still makes a living in the fishing industry. It would take months for the town to come to grips with what had happened but Provincetown has always been resilient in the face of tragedy. Friends and neighbors, some we probably didn't even know, seem to show up and help when someone needs it the most. Posted on 10/24 at 2:00 PM.

Two injured in Brewster crash
BREWSTER
- Two people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a two vehicle crash in Brewster. The crash happened about 2 PM at the intersection of Long Pond Road (Route 137) and Snow Road. The injuries do not appear life-threatening. The crash is under investigation by Brewster Police. Posted on 10/24 at 5:00 PM.

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