Child struck in Sandwich; Yarmouth MV break-ins; coldest weather of season on tap

Child struck in Sandwich
- A 12-year old boy was injured after the scooter he was riding was struck by a car in East Sandwich Wednesday afternoon. Rescuers rushed to the intersection of Mill Road and Chapaquoit Way shortly after 2 PM. The victim was taken to the Oak Ridge School and Medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His injuries are reported to be non life-threatening. Sandwich Police are investigating. The Times reports the driver 75-year old Rita Ballou will not be cited. Police were reportedly running radar just down the street and clocked her doing a legal 25 MPH. The say it also appears the victim came out from the side without looking. Rescuers say his helmet likely prevented serious injury. Posted on 1/24 at 3:15 PM; updated on 1/25 at 7:00 AM; image courtesy of Mapquest

Yarmouth Police investigate four overnight motor vehicle breaks
- Yarmouth Police are warning of a rash of motor vehicle break-ins overnight in South Yarmouth. The first incident occurred this morning at 4:15 AM-when the Yarmouth Police Department responded to a motor vehicle break-in in progress call on Amsted Road in South Yarmouth. Upon arrival Yarmouth Police Patrol Investigator Karen Ballinger met with the owner of the vehicle who reported that he had just awoken and observed an unknown subject entering his vehicle.  The victim yelled out the window and the suspect fled on foot. A search of the area by Yarmouth Police K9 Patrol Officer Marc Thibeault and his partner Clark was conducted with negative results. At 9:02 AM-the Yarmouth Police Department responded to a motor vehicle break-in on Hatch Road in South Yarmouth.  Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Sean Brewer responded and determined that the break-in occurred sometime after 10:00 PM last evening. At 9:24 AM-the Yarmouth Police Department responded to a motor vehicle break-in on Avery Lane in South Yarmouth.  Upon arrival Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Andrew O'Malley determined that the break-in occurred sometime overnight during a similar time period. At  2:08 PM-the Yarmouth Police Department responded to another past motor vehicle break-in on Touraine Way in South Yarmouth.  Patrol Officer Brewer determined that the break-in had also occurred sometime overnight.

Taken in the thefts were small items such as a roll of quarters, a radar detector, Best Buy gift certificates, and a black men's wallet. All of the vehicles that were entered had been left unlocked. Police remind vehicle owners to fully secure all windows and doors, park in a well-lit area and report any suspicious activity immediately. Anyone who has information about these crimes is urged to contact the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445.

CWN weather advisory: coldest weather of the season is headed our way. Temperatures will fall Thursday afternoon dipping into the single numbers at night. NW Winds gusting to 35 MPH will create bitter sub-zero wind chills. Highs Friday will only be in the low teens. Anyone going outside will need to bundle up in layers and cover their extremities. Scattered snow showers are possible as the frigid air moves over the water.

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