Carbon monoxide scare in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - A faulty furnace is believed responsible for elevated carbon monoxide readings in a building in Falmouth. Firefighters were called to ventilate the building at 20 Meadowood Lane just after 7 PM. Some occupants went to Falmouth Hospital as a precaution but are expected to be fine.
School bus catches fire at Sandwich gas pumps
SANDWICH - Quick thinking by an off duty firefighter prevented a fire from becoming a major blaze in Sandwich late this morning. Sources tell CWN the bus driver was fueling the bus which had no students on it at the Christy's on Route 130 when she noticed flames under the hood. The firefighter who was passing by in a large truck was able to use that truck to push the bus away from the gas pumps. No one was injured and the exact cause of fire is unknown.
Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Dennis
DENNIS - A traffic stop leads to a South Yarmouth man being arrested on drug and other charges. About 10:15PM Saturday Patrolman John Brady while on routine patrol in West Dennis, observed a 2002 Gray Nissan Altima traveling eastbound on Route 28. Ptl. Brady recognized the operator of the vehicle and subsequently learned of an outstanding Default warrant issued by the Orleans District Court, for failure to pay fines related to motor vehicle violations which occurred in 2005. Ptl. Brady stopped the vehicle and arrested the operator 30-year old Joshua D. Huntoon on the warrant. During an inventory of the vehicle Ptl. Brady found a pair of "Brass Knuckles" , approximately 5 grams of cocaine with a street value of about $500 and $500 cash. In addition to the warrant Mr. Huntoon was charged with Possession of a Dangerous Weapon (Brass Knuckles), Possession of Class B Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Attaching Plates. Mr. Huntoon was released following the posting of $1,000 cash bail for his appearance in Orleans District Court on Monday.
Man injured in Hyannis crash
HYANNIS - One man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what appeared to be serious but non life-threatening injuries after his car crashed into a tree late Sunday night in Hyannis. The crash happened at on Old Town Road near Old Craigville Road shortly before midnight. The driver 19-year old Darren Mancha reportedly told police he swerved to avoid an animal and lost control.
Equipment failure blacks out Patriots game in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - Failed NStar equipment is blamed for putting the lights out in the middle of Sunday's New England Patriots playoff game. Some 1300 customers in the West Yarmouth area lost service about 8:30 PM for about an hour.