Armed robbery at Mall; Bourne firefighters called to Plymouth; Man charged with 3rd OUI; Fisherman's body found in pond

Armed robbery at Mall
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police are investigating an armed robbery early this morning. Five employees of the American Eagle Outfitters were reportedly leaving the Cape Cod Mall about 1:45 Tuesday morning when a man allegedly came out from behind a trash dumpster brandishing a knife and demanded the night receipts. An undetermined amount of cash was taken. The suspect fled toward the Days Inn. Police including a K-9 dog searched the area for the suspect but lost the scent. Police describe the suspect as 5 foot 8 to to 6 feet tall with a small to medium build. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, and a large red hoodie with a large Boston Red Sox "B" on it and dark colored shoes. The hood covered the man's face. The victims also reported seeing a white Jeep Wrangler softtop leaving the area. Barnstable Police ask anyone with information to contact them at (508) 775-0387. Posted on 12/19 at 7:30 AM; updated on 12/19 at 5:00 PM.

Bourne firefighters called to Plymouth
PLYMOUTH - Firefighters from Bourne were called to cover a Plymouth fire station as crews battled a two-alarm fire in that town. Flames were pouring out of 122 Drew Road when firefighters arrived sometime around 7 PM Monday night. They made a dramatic rescue of a man trapped on the third floor who reportedly rebuffed their attempts to rescue him. He was pulled out critically injured and rushed to Jordan Hospital before being Medflighted to a Boston hospital. Four firefighters were injured in the rescue but are expected to be okay. The large 3 story 5 bedroom house was located in a remote area down a long driveway meaning crews had to lay long hoselines and shuttle water in by tanker. The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the fire which may have been deliberatly set by the victim who was rescued. Posted on 12/19 at 7:30 AM; updated on 12/19 at 5:00 PM.

Man charged with 3rd OUI in Hyannis
HYANNIS - Barnstable Police arrested a Belmont man for his third operating under the influence of alcohol offense just after midnight. Ptl. John O'Hare reportedly saw a white Olds Cutlass weaving on Route 132 and stopped it. After apparently failing field sobriety tests the driver 58-year old Mark Arakelian was charged with the OUI, operating to endanger and operating with a revoked license. He was due to be arraigned Monday morning in Barnstable District Court. Posted on 12/18 at 10:00 AM. 

Fisherman's body found in pond at Brewster park
- The body of a fisherman was pulled from a pond at Nickerson State Park in Brewster Saturday evening after he was discovered by another fisherman. The victim was identified as 60-year old Dennis Ristino of Centerville. An autospy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death but foul play is not suspected. Ristine leaves behind a wife and two children. Posted on 12/18 at 10:00 AM; updated on 12/19 at 7:30 AM.

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