Teen charged with assaulting officer
HYANNIS - A 16-year old is accused of punching a Barnstable Police officer on Main Street shortly after 7 AM. The Times reports Ptl. Patrick Fallon approached the youth knowing he had two outstanding warrants for assault and battery. A foot chase ensued. Ptl. Fallon caught up to the suspect but he got away after the alleged punch was thrown. Two other officers caught up to the suspect on South Street a short time a later. He was not identified because of his age. The teen faces charges of A&B on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Posted on 1/19 at 7:00 AM.
Eastham crash causes spectacle, driver charged with 4th OUI
EASTHAM - A crash overnight Wednesday-Thursday left quite a scene for morning commuters and the driver under arrest accused of his 4th operating under the influence. The crash happened not far from the Orleans Rotary around midnight when an SUV went out of control ran up a lawn snapping a tree before rolling over on its roof. The driver fled the scene and according to the Times hitchhiked a ride to the Rescue station about a half hour later. 39-year old Geoffrey Draper JR. of Buzzards Bay was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries treated then brought back to the Eastham Police station under arrest for OUI and a half dozen other motor vehicle offenses. He was due to be arraigned in Orleans District Court this morning. Morning commuters slowed to catch a glimpse of the overturned vehicle while police reconstructed the crash and then brought in a crane to right the vehicle so it could be towed. Posted on 1/18 at 12:00 PM.
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