Sandwich fire; Man stabbed at Hyannis restaurant; Yarmouth daylight OUI; Police Athletic League has open house; 10 nabbed in Nantucket drug bust

Fire causes extensive damage to Sandwich home
SANDWICH - Fire caused extensive damage to a single family home in Sandwich early Thursday. Firefighters found flames on both floors of the home at 85 Chase Road when they arrived around 3:30 AM. The occupant escaped the house safely and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Mutual aid from West Barnstable helped out at the scene. Posted on 1/18 at 7:00 AM. 

Operation Bluefish nets 10 arrests on drug charges
NANTUCKET -  A six-month narcotics investigation led by local police detectives and the Cape Cod Drug Task Force resulted in the arrest of 10 Nantucket men on cocaine distribution charges over the weekend.

Police are still seeking to apprehend several more suspects...

 Read the rest of this Inquier & Mirror report here.

Man stabbed at Hyannis restaurant
- a 23-year old Hyannis man is in stable condition after apparently suffering multiple stab wounds in a bizarre incident in Hyannis. The Times reports police were called to CCH when the victim arrived there. They were told the attack happened at a birthday party at the Shanghai Chinese restaurant on the corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Center Street. When police went to the scene they reportedly found cake on the walls and dishes strewn on the floor. Police also say there was a heavy odor of marijuana. Police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the alleged attack. Posted on 1/17 at 2:30 PM.

Man charged with daytime OUI
- A South Dennis man was arrested for allegedly operating under the influence of alcohol-shortly after 9:30 AM today. Yarmouth Police say Officer Scott Lundegren observed a green Dodge Caravan traveling west on Long Pond Drive in South Yarmouth in an erratic and unsafe manner. The vehicle reportedly traveled over the centerline of the roadway and into the oncoming lane several times before being stopped by Ofc. Lundegren near the intersection of Hoskings Lane.

While speaking with the operator, Ofc. Lundegren reportedly detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and was told by the operator that he had been drinking vodka earlier in the morning. His report says the operator grabbed a plastic cup from the cup holder and advised the officer that it contained an alcoholic beverage. A field test of the open container conducted with a Preliminary Breath Test Unit then confirmed the presence of alcohol. The operator 65-year old Brian V. Dewey (pictured) subsequently failed to properly perform a series of standardized field sobriety tests according to police and was placed under arrest for OUI, operating to endanger, marked lanes violation and possession of an open container of alcohol. He was due to be arraigned in the Barnstable District Court later today. Posted on 1/17 at 2:30 PM. Photo furnished by Yarmouth Police.

Police athletic league schedules open house
- The Police Athletic League of Cape Cod has scheduled an open house to show off their new facility. The public is invited to tour the building  where the youth center will offer after school programs to the Cape's youth. The center is located at 101 Spring Bars Road in Falmouth and the open house is this Sunday from 1 to 4 PM. Refreshments will be served. Posted on 1/17 at 2:30 PM

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