Bitter cold; Harwich chase ends in Chatham crash; Harwich crash slows alley traffic; Man dies at bus station; Yarmouth man asks police to shoot him

Chase comes to crashing end in Chatham

- A police chase came to a crashing end in Chatham. Harwich Police tried to stop this Toyota Sienna van but if took off on Route 28 driving up on a lawn at one point and continuing into Chatham before losing control and rolling over by Mill Creek Road shortly before 6 PM.

Two people in the van were taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries (right). The driver 43-year old Frank Bruyere  of West Yarmouth fled the scene on foot but was captured a couple of hours later with the help of a police dog. The chase started when a Harwich cruiser allegedly saw the van crossing the solid yellow line. Bruyere faces a battery of charges from both towns including marked lanes violation, passing in a no passing zone, failing to stop for a police officer, operating to endanger and possession of marijuana. He's expected to be arraigned in Orleans District Court Friday morning. Posted on 1/25 at 10:00 PM; updated on 1/26 at 7:00 AM. Top photo courtesy Alan Pollock/Cape Cod Chronicle-which contributed to this report, Photo right courtesy of Jake O'Callaghan. 

Harwich crash slows "alley traffic"
HARWICH - A crash slowed traffic for a time on the old "suicide alley" section of Route 6. A vehicle rolled over in the crash near the Dennis town line sometime before 4 PM. One person reportedly suffered minor injuries. Further details were not immediately available. Posted on 1/27 at 5:00 PM.

Man dies at Hyannis transportation center
-  Yellow police tape surrounded part of the Hyannis Transportation Center during the morning commute Thursday. Police responding to a Good Samaritan's call found 50-year old Michael Flaherty of Hyannis unconscious.

Attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at Cape Cod Hospital. Officials say the death does not appear suspicious.

Posted on 1/27 at 5:00 PM; photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

Yarmouth man asks police to shoot
beretta_92f_air_pistoYARMOUTH - Yarmouth police faced some tense moments overnight on Cape Cod when a suicidal man with a gun asked officers to shoot him.  Police responded to a call at about 11:35 p.m. from a 41-year-old man who claimed he was armed and wanted to be shot, according to a press release.  A patrol officer found the man in the parking lot of the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. Police converged on the man and safely took him into custody.

Police said the West Yarmouth man admitted that he was the caller.  A search of the area uncovered a black Beretta 92F air pistol, police said. The photo of the air pistol above indicates how much it resembles the more lethal 9 mm version-WB.

Friday lows: Ptown 9, Chatham 10, Hyannis 6, Falmouth 1
Cape deals with bitter cold
- There were no major problems reported overnight as temperatures plummeted into the single numbers. Snow showers coated the roads in the elbow region of the Cape making for slippery travel. NStar crews worked quickly after a power line fell in Dennis during the wee hours at the intersection of Route 134 and Upper County Road. Fortunately the wire did not snap and there was no outage. This scene is looking out over Provincetown Harbor toward Long Point where arctic sea smoke makes the water appear to boil. It was just six months ago we were in the upper 90's.

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