Sprinklers douse cinema fire; Man stuck in mud; antiques stolen, 3 nabbed in Hyannis B&E

Sprinklers douse fire at Mashpee cinemas
MASHPEE - Fire officials credit a sprinkler with preventing a major fire at the Regal Cinemas at the Mashpee Commons about 12:30 PM Friday. The Times reports an employee started a batch of popcornand when he returned a short time later the machine was ablaze. The employee evacuated patrons from all six cinemas. A sprinkler head doused the flames but did cause some water damage. No one was injured. Posted on 12/30 at 7:00 AM.  

Person pulled from mud in Dennis
- One person was freed after getting stuck in deep mud in Dennis. Firefighters were called to Sesuit Harbor around 11 AM Friday. The victim did not appear to be injured. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 12/29 at 4:30 PM.

Police seek stolen nautical antqiues
- Chatham Police are seeking the public's help after a number of nautical themed antique items were stolen from unnoccupied homes over the Christmas weekend. The items taken are an English mahogany banjo barometer valued at $2,000, an authentic brass ship port hole valued at $2,000, two World War II meteorite masthead lanterns valued at $3,000, one large shadowbox frame housing three model ships valued at $7,000-$10,000, two smaller shadow boxes with ships, one 3-inch engraved scrimshaw tooth. Anyone with information is asked to contact Chatham Police at (508) 945-1213. Posted on 12/29 at 4:30 PM.

Three arrested in Hyannis break-in
- A young man and two juvenile females were arrested after an alleged break-in in Hyannis. A neighbor reportedly saw a van pull into a Sea Street residence where he knew the tenant to be at work. The witness told police he saw the trio carry something out of the house covered in a blanket. He also provided police with a license plate. A short time Ofc. Dennis Noonan spotted the van and stopped it. 20-year old Peter Direnzo and two girls 16 and 13 were all charged with breaking and entering in the daytime and larceny of property. A DVD player and several DVDs were recovered. Direnzo was also charged with operating without a license and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Posted on 12/29 at 4:30 PM.

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