Fire engine to stay; No backpacks at Barnstable Middle School after threatening note; Homeless man found dead; Falmouth drug bust; Harwich fall victim; Possible booby trap in Falmouth woods; Falmouth Police seek bakery robber

Engine to remain in Yarmouth
- A reversal of plans means an engine will remain in the West Yarmouth fire station #3. The engine had been removed as a result of budget shortcomings but the Times reports Chief C. Randall Sherman has decided to pull the ambulance out of that station instead saying the engine crew can provide medical care until an ambulance arrives from another station. CWN has leanred that the engine never had been pulled as of yet and as of this writing the mabulance is still there. Posted on 12/01 at 6:45 AM; updated on 12/01 at 12:30 PM.

No backpacks allowed after threatening note found at BHS
- Students will not be allowed to carry backpacks at Barnstable Middle School Friday. Extra Police will also be on hand after a threatening note was found in the school yesterday evening. Authorities searched the school and found nothing. Parents converged at an information meeting at 8;30 AM Friday morning to learn more about the incident. Posted on 12/01 at 6:45 AM; updated on 12/01 at 12:30 PM.

Homeless man found dead in Hyannis
- A homeless man was found dead in a wooded area near the west end of Main Street in Hyannis. The Times identifies the man as 63-year old John Davis. His death does not appear suspicious according to Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe. Posted on 12/01 at 6:45 AM.

Falmouth Police make drug bust
- A man Falmouth Police describe as a major supplier of marijuana on the upper Cape is under arrest after a lengthy investigation by the department's drug task force along with Barnstable and Yarmouth Police. 24-year old Renaldo Andrade (pictured) of Falmouth was arrested on Thursday. Andrade reportedly had 5 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $15,000 on the street in his possession during an apparent motor vehicle stop. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Police also nabbed 25-year old John Andrade of East Falmouth (unknown relationship if any) after he allegedly fled from police. He was charged conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Also in the vehicle was 25-year old John Lopes of  Bourne who was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of cocaine (subsequent offense). Officers later executed a search warrant at Renaldo Andrade's residence on Laura Road and reported seized what police described as an additional large quantity of marijuana, a 40 caliber Smith & Wesson semi automatic firearm with two loaded clips, a stun gun, fiorinal (a class E substance) and an undisclosed amount of cash. Renaldo Andrade was additionally charged with possession of a large capacity firearm without a permit, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a stun gun. Posted on 12/01 at 5:00 AM. Falmouth Police photos.

Man injured in fall in Harwich
- One man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after falling off a ladder in Harwich.

Officials believe the man was cleaning leaves from the gutters of a home on Uncle Venies Way about 1 PM when he fell. His condition was not immediately known.

Further details were not immediately available.

Posted on 11/30 at 9:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan.

Possible booby trap found in Falmouth woods
- Falmouth Police, Falmouth Department of Natural Resources and Mass Environmental Police are investigating a suspicious find in the woods of West Falmouth Thursday. Someone discovered a flare gun tied with shoe laces to a tree with a 12 gauge shell jammed in it. There was no trip wire but officials believe it may have been some kind of booby trap placed on a path frequented by hunters. Posted on 11.30 at 9:00 PM.

Falmouth Police seek bakery robber
- Police are searching for the man who allegedly robbed the Pie in the Sky bakery in Falmouth Early Thursday morning. He is described as a white male with short hair and a leather jacket. He was caught on security camera and CWN was able to get an image courtesy of bakery owner Erik Gura. See here for updated article. Anyone with information is asked to contact Falmouth Police at (508) 457-2528. Posted on 11/30 at 9:00 PM.

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