Cape house shot at with machine pistol; Third Falmouth shooting suspect arrested; Car vs wall at Hyannis auto body shop; Sandwich truck submerges at boat ramp; another crash on highway by BK; four arrested over weekend on drug charges in Dennis

Five suspects taken into custody after Yarmouth drive-by shooting
A house in South Yarmouth was sprayed with machine pistol fire early this morning in an incident that sparked a statewide search for suspects that ended with five arrests 120 miles away in Fitchburg, police said.

No one in the house was hurt, but Yarmouth police allege that the suspects used a DEC Tech 9MM machine pistol to fire "multiple gunshots" here at this unassuming 1 story ranch style home on Winslow Gray Road at about 3 a.m., according to a press release. A half dozen Yarmouth patrol officers responded to scene and determined that the shots were fired from a black Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle.

About two hours later state police spotted the vehicle in Fitchburg and conducted a felony stop on it. They said they recovered the Tech 9 MM and a Charter Arms 44 caliber Bulldog revolver in the car and arrested the five occupants. Police have now identified the suspects as 19-year old Jessica L. Schwenk of South Dennis, 20-year old Jill M. Parsons of South Yarmouth, 20-year old Ronald Lagos of Fitchburg, 24-year old Sean N. Mitchell of Leominster, and 19-year old William R. Linde of Fitchburg. All five face charges of possession of a large capacity firearm without a license, possession of a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition. Linde was also charged with possession of marijuana. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Fitchburg District Court on Monday. Police now believe robbery was the motive in the shooting but ask anyone with information on this incident to contact Patrol Investigator Eric Nuss at (508) 775-0445 X132. Posted on 12/11 at 10:15 AM; updated on 12/11 at 5:00 PM.

Third shooting suspect arrested in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - The third suspect wanted in the shooting a month ago in Falmouth has been arrested. Falmouth Police tell CWN 21-year old Eli Finklea of East Wareham was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed assault with intent to murder and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. 23-year old Kyle Hicks and 23-year old Kelvin Frey have already been arrested and are awaiting trial for allegedly shooting 22-year old Michael Kendricks on Homestead Lane in Falmouth November 11th. Posted on 12/11 at 6:00 PM.  

Driver uninjured in car vs wall
HYANNIS - A driver crashes into a stone wall in of all places-an auto body shop in Hyannis Monday morning.

The vehicle crashed into this stone wall at Anchor Auto Body on Corporation Road.

The driver was not hurt and there does not appear to be any structural damage to the business which remained open.

Police believe it was a case of the driver mistaking the brake for the gas. Posted on 12/11 at 5:00 PM. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN. 

Truck slips into water at Sandwich Boat Ramp
SANDWICH - An icy boat ramp may be to blame for this mishap in Sandwich Monday morning. John Mahoney of Sandwich was apparently trying to launch his boat at the Sandwich Marina boat ramp about 7 AM and may have lost traction on the icy surface of the ramp.

He was able to escape the submerged pickup which was towed out later. Coast Guard officials were also no scene checking for any pollution. Posted on 12/11 at 5:00 PM. SPD photo. 

Woman escapes serious injury in second crash near exit 6
- A woman escaped serious injury when her vehicle rolled over Monday morning in almost the same spot as yesterday's crash that seriously injured a Truro man. About 7:30 AM state police say 35-year old Pamela McWade of Brockton struck the same guardrail that was hit yesterday. Her Lexus rolled on its roof. McWade was cited for failing to stay in marked lanes. Posted on 12/11 at 11:00 AM.

Four arrested over weekend on drug charges in Dennis
- Four people were arrested on drug offenses over the weekend in separate incidents in Dennis. About 10:30 PM Friday night police stopped a car on Route 28 for having a defective headlight and reportedly smelled marijuana. Police arrested the driver 31-year old Brandon Wright of Centerville and passenger 26-year old Luis Garcia of Dennis both for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. A pound of marijuana in a plastic bag was recovered from the vehicle.  Garcia was also found to have three outstanding warrants on him.

Shortly before 8 PM Saturday police spotted a vehicle in the parking lot of a closed business on Upper County Road. Ptl. John Brady noted movement inside the vehicle and then a subject emerged from the passenger side. Ofc. Brady contained the subject and subsequently reportedly recovered a large quantity of cocaine in the suspects coat with an estimated street value of over $2,000. A scale and undetermined amount of cash were also seized. 53-year old Blair Belcher of Dennisport was arrested for trafficking in cocaine.

About 6:45 PM Sunday police in Barnstable, Yarmouth and Dennis received numerous calls about a Dodge van operating erratically along Route 28. Dennis Patrolman Cleve Daniels stopped a vehicle fitting the description on Sea Street in Dennisport. After conducting a series of  sobriety tests Ptl. Cleve arrested 42-year old Monica Wright of Dennisport for allegedly operating under the influence of drugs. Dennis Police in a press release say Ptl. Cleve  recently completed a comprehensive course of study lasting over several weeks and was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert, one of only nine such officers on Cape Cod. All four suspects were due to be arraigned Monday in Orleans District Court. Posted on 12/11 at 11:00 AM.

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