Dennis arrests; Snow causes fender benders; car fire causes slight damage to Falmouth K of C

Dennisport man charged with sexual assault
DENNIS - Dennis Police were called to the Jonathan Edwards motel on Route 28 in Dennisport about 4 PM. A 40-year old Dennisport woman alleged she had been sexually assaulted at the motel. she also reported that the suspect had threatened harm to the victim if she revealed the assault to police.   

As a result of an investigation 44-year old William H. Wigglesworth,  of Dennisport was arrested at the Dennis Police Station at approximately 6:30 PM Sunday evening.  Mr. Wigglesworth was charged with two counts of Forcible Rape, and one count of Intimidation of a Witness. 

The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital where she was treated and released. Police say the victim and suspect are known to each other.

Mr. Wigglesworth's was held overnight at the Barnstable County House of Corrections on $10,000 bail for his appearance in Orleans District Court on Monday morning.

Man faces drug charges after traffic stop
DENNIS
- A traffic st0p leads to a Harwich facing a drug charge. Ptl. John Brady, was on routine patrol in Dennisport Friday night about 10:20 PM when he reportedly observed a red 1993 Mazda 626 operating on Route 28 without its headlights illuminated. Ptl. Brady conducted a stop of the vehicle and determined the identity of the operator.  During this time the operator allegedly appeared as if he was concealing something at his waist and was subsequently frisked by the officer. During the frisk the officer discovered a pipe and approximately one ounce of marijuana on the operator's person.  Also discovered was another one ounce package of marijuana inside the vehicle. The operator 17-year old James E. Nelson was arrested and charged with Possession of Class D Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Driving without Lights. Nelson was released on a Personal Recognizance bail for his appearance in Orleans District Court on Monday morning. The street value of the drugs seized was estimated at $400. Posted on 1/29 at 5:00 PM.

Snow showers lead to fender benders

YARMOUTH
- Morning show showers as a storm skirted south of us and caused an ocean enhancement caused area roads to become slick and the result was multiple fender benders during the morning commute. The worst was this two vehicle crash on Forest Road at Lower Brook Road about 8 AM. One person had to be extricated but fortunately all four people escaped with non life-threatening injuries. Generally about an inch of snow was reported but the Hyannis Fire Department reported two inches had fallen according to the National Weather Service. Another cold blast is moving in although it should not be as severe as last weeks episode. Posted on 1/29 at 11:00 AM.

Vehicle fire damages Knights of Columbus hall in Falmouth
FALMOUTH
- Falmouth fire officials are labeling a car fire suspicious. The fire broke out late Sunday night behind the Knights of Columbus hall on Brick Kiln Road. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames but not before the heat melted some siding on the Hall building. Posted on 1/29 at 11:00 AM.   

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