Storm uproots trees, causes scattered power outages
CAPE COD - A squall line pushed through the region without much fanfare but high winds ahead of it did cause some problems. An amateur radio operator reported a 62 MPH gust in Marstons Mills. Falmouth reported a 53 MPH gust where a tree came down on a house on Pinecrest Beach Road. No one was reported injured. Trees were also reported down on Route 130 in Sandwich and Scraggy Neck Road in Bourne where they took some some wires down knocking out power in the area. A few scattered power outages were reported elsewhere across the Cape. Northwesterly winds may still gust to 50 MPH this morning and could cause some additional problems. Check the NWS list of local storm damage reports here. Also see the video on CBS4 here.Posted on 12/01 at 10:00 PM; updated on 12/02 at 2:00 AM.
Fire tears through Hyannis house
HYANNIS - Fire caused extensive damage to a house in Hyannis this evening. Flames were visable from the 1 1/2 story building when firefighters arrived a little after 6:30 PM. Mutual aid from surrounding departments helped at the scene or covered the Hyannis station.
The structure was apparently unoccupied at the time and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Posted on 12/01 at 10:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.
Power reported out in Orleans/Brewster
ORLEANS - A power failure was reported in parts of Orleans and Brewster. The outage happened around 3:30 PM. Firefighters were checking reports of a problem with a transformer along Route 6A. NStar crews are responding to fix the problem. Posted on 12/01 at 3:45 PM.
Man out on bail arrested after chase
HYANNIS - A man out on bail for a firearm charge was arrested by Barnstable Police for cocaine possession Thursday night. The Times reports Barnstable Police officer John Campbell spotted a suspicious pickup truck at the end of Mitchell's Way about 8:30 PM. With his K-9 dog he approached the vehicle when a man identifed as 19-year old Randy Newell of Hyannis emerged. According to police Ofc. Campbell identifed himself as a police officer and Newell fled. Ofc Campbell reported seeing Newell throw something as he ran. Campbell quickly caught up with Newell and struggled with him eventually subduing the suspect with pepper spray. Campbell's K-9 Rocky found the item allegedly thrown away by Newell. It was a clear plastic bag filled with white powder believed to be cocaine. Police recovered $1,200 on Newell and charged him with trafficking in cocaine. Newell was out on bail after having been arrested along with two other men after a reported disturbance at Pufferbellies in Hyannis in early October. He allegedly had a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun that had the serial number obliterated. Posted on 12/01 at 1:00 PM.
Traffic stop leads to arrest of two wanted subjects
YARMOUTH - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two wanted subjects. About 2:30 AM Office Michael Kramer spotted a pickup truck with a defective headlight on Route 28 and stopped it by Baxter Avenue. A computer check showed two men in the truck had outstanding warrants. 36-year old Carlos Marrero of Hyannis and 24-year old Wagner DaSilva of Harwich were both arrested on separate outstanding warrants. Police did not say what the charges on the warrants were. Posted on 12/01 at 12:30 PM.
Teens arrested in drug bust in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - Two teens were arrested on drug charges early this morning in Yarmouth. Police say they spotted the two acting suspicious in a Ford Ranger pickup in the parking lot of the Bass River Beach about 1:3o AM. Officer Richard Fitchner observed the two were smoking marijuana. A small quanity and a pipe were seized. 18-year old Andrew Fruean and a 16-year old juvenile were both charged with possession of marijuana. Posted on 12/01 at 12:30 PM.
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