Bourne gas station robbed
BOURNE - Police are on the hunt for the man who reportedly robbed the Santuit Oil gas station underneath the Sagamore Bridge on Sandwich Road Wednesday evening. A man brandishing a shotgun entered the station and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. He was described as a white male with a 3/4 length royal blue "Patriots" jacket with a new style logo, a gray hoodie and yellow ski goggles. Police will likely be trying to see if its the same individual who may have held up the Mobil station on nearby MacArthur Boulevard on November 14, 2006 and another robbery at the Shell station where the Sagamore rotary was on January 3rd of this year. This is surveillance video from the latest robbery. Note the shotgun at the suspect's side. Anyone with information is asked to call Bourne Police at (508) 759-4451. Posted on 1/10 at 10:00 PM; updated on 1/11 at 6:00 PM.
Two arrested for intimidation in dog beheading case
MASHPEE - Falmouth Police confirmed to Cape Wide news two women were arrested Thursday afternoon as the investigation into the beheading of a pit bull continues in Falmouth. Falmouth Department of Natural Resources officers and Falmouth Police arrested Rebecca Clancy and Kelly Hayden both 24 who both own the Notorious Blue Kennels in Mashpee. They are charged with intimidating a witness and threatening to commit a crime. The 22-year old victim, a homeless woman, who made the gruesome discovery last week reportedly told officials the two had threatened to kill the dog if she didn't pay them $15.000. The owner also claimed she was threatened again by the two earlier this week. Clancy denied they had anything to do with the beheading. The two have not been charged in the beheading. Posted on 1/10 at 6:00 PM; updated on 1/10 at 10:30 PM. The two will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Thursday. See the NECN video here.
Trooper crash brings back memories of similar crash in Wareham
A state police cruiser lies crushed by a tractor trailer on I495 in Middleboro Ryan Somerfield
MIDDLEBORO - A horrifying scene on I495 in Middleboro this afternoon. A tractor trailer went out of control, struck a Mass Highway truck sending it over the guardrail and then rear-ended a Massachusetts State Police cruiser. The trooper identfied as Michael Fitzgerald who is out of the Bourne barracks was Medflighted to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston but is expected to be okay. Investigators are crediting the driver of the Mass Highway truck with using the truck as a shield and potentially saving the trooper's life. The Mass Highway driver 59-year old Kevin Sullivan of Carver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton and later to Boston Medical Center. The TT driver 43-year old Duane Sylvia was also injured and taken to a hospital. He was cited by State Police for operating to endanger, impeded operation, failing to yield to construction mena and equipment and speeding in a work zone. The crash is bringing memories of an eerily similar scene after trooper Ellen Englehardt (pictured) was rear ended by a convicted drunk driver in the breakdown lane only a few miles from today's crash in Wareham back in 2003 leaving her in a vegetative state. Englehardt was recently honored with a state police mobile breath testing unit now bearing her name (read story). Lawmakers are also moving to name the Exit 7 interchange on Route 6 where she frequently directed traffic in her name. Posted on 1/10 at 6:00 PM; updated on 1/12 at 7:00 AM.
Osterville Cumberland Farms broken into, cigarettes taken
OSTERVILLE - Barnstable Police responding to an alarm discovered a break in at the Cumberland Farms store on West Bay Road in Osterville. Its the third time thieves have hit the store. Despite a rapid response someone had made off with nearly 100 cartons of cigarette after smashing a window with a cinder block. A K-9 from Yarmouth attempted to track suspects but was unable to locate anyone. The Times reports police have surveillance video from the store but so far police have not released any images. Anyone with information is urged to contact Barnstable Police at (508) 775-0387. Posted on 1/10 at 6:00 PM.
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