Falmouth house fire; man pinned under MV in Sandwich; Purse snatch/assault in Hyannis; Search for missing kayaker; Leg amputated in Route 6 crash; Yarmouth crash

Firefighters douse Falmouth house fire
FALMOUTH - Firefighters were able to contain a fire at a Falmouth home Sunday evening. The fire at 68 Seatucket Road broke out just before 9:30 PM and appeared to start in the garage before extending into the attic. The occupants were able to get out safely and no injuries were reported. Fire damage was contained to the garage and part of the attic with only some smoke and water damage in the remainder of the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Mutual aid covered Falmouth stations during the fire. Posted on 12/10 at 10:15 PM.

Man pinned by vehicle in Sandwich
SANDWICH - One man was taken to Falmouth Hospital after his hand became pinned under the wheel of a vehicle. Rescuers rushed to 19 Ploughed Neck Road about 7:15  PM and found the victim had been freed. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 12/10 at 10:15 PM. 

Man arrested after reported purse snatching/assault
HYANNIS - A man was arrested by Barnstable Police after an a woman allegedly was assaulted and had her purse snatched. About 11 AM Sunday police responded to the Stop & Shop on Independence Drive where a woman told them she had her pocketbook stolen. The victim was treated for minor injuries by Hyannis ambulance.  Witnesses gave a description of a silver sedan that fled the scene.

A couple of hours later credit card companies and local businesses reported activity on the victim's cards to the police. Barnstable Police caught up with this suspect in front of Blanchards Liquors. Behind the Cape Cod Mall. Police identify him as 45-year old William C. Ford of Hyannis.

Police allege he commited the robbery/assault and then tried to use the stolen credit cards. He was charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (pavement) and two counts of larceny of a credit card. Ford was due to be arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court. Posted on 12/10 at 4:30 PM; updated on 12/11 at 10:30 AM. Photo courtesy of Robert Bastille.

Search for possible kayaker in trouble ends in Mashpee
MASHPEE - Rescuers from Mashpee and Cotuit were called to search the waters of John's Pond Sunday afternoon following reports of a possible kayaker in distress.

A Mass State Police helicopter was also requested to assist in the search which was called off after no signs of anyone in trouble were found and no one had been reported missing.

Posted on 12/10 at 1:30 PM;

updated on 12/10 at 3:20 PM. 

Image courtesy of Microsoft local/live. 

Leg reportedly amputated in Route 6 crash

  Rescuers help a seriously injured man after a crash on Rt 6 by the BK in West Barnstable     R. Copley
WEST BARNSTABLE - State Police are investigating a serious crash on Route 6 by exit 6 in front of the Burger King on the eastbound side Sunday morning. The crash happened around 9:30 AM when a Ford Taurus lost control and hit the guard rail. Reports from the scene say the driver 72-year Manuel Macara of Truro had his leg partially amputated in the crash. An off duty paramedic administered aid until the ambulance arrived. Medflight was initially tied up so Macara and passengers 69-year old Patricia Macara and 48-year old Roxanne Macara were all taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Manual Macara was later Medflighted from Barnstable Municipal Airport to a Boston Hospital. Posted on 12/10 at 1:30 PM; updated on 12/11 at 10:30 AM. Scene photo courtesy of R. Copley. Medflight shot courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

Two injured in Yarmouth crash
- Police are investigating a two vehicle crash that sent both drivers to Cape Cod Hospital.

A pickup truck rear ended this car on Union Street around 8 AM Sunday. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

A Cape Wide News reader caught the scene and submitted this photo. Reports from the scene say the pickup driver may have been blinded by the sun. Posted on 12/10 at 3:15 PM.

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