Hyannis industrial accident; Bourne gas station robbery; Explosive find in Mashpee; Truck knocks down wires, Harwich crashes

Man pinned by gate in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A man was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital after being discovered apparently pinned by a gate. The victim was found at Cape Cod Winwater Works at 174 Airport Road around 6 AM. Officials say a large gate on a truck he was unloading plastic pipes off of apparently cane down on him. Another worker used a forklift to relieve pressure off 54-year old Dean Hatch of Granby. He was extricated by Hyannis Fire and taken to CCH. The Occupational Safety and Health Adminsitration is being called in to investigate the incident. Further details were not immediately available.

Gas station robbed in Sagamore
- Police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed the Citgo gas station on Sandwich Road in Sagamore Wednesday evening. An undetermined amount of cash was taken after the clerk was reportedly threatened with a tire iron. One suspect was reported to be wearing a gray hoodie, the other a red and black checked jacket. They fled in a tan vehicle. Its the latest in a series of gas station robberies in the area but its not clear if this one is related to the others. 

Officials respond to apparent crash in woods in Sandwich
SANDWICH - State Police and Mass Environmental Police are investigating an incident along the power lines about a half mile off Route 130 in Sandwich around 6 PM Wednesday. Sources say one person was in critical condition but no further details have been released as of press time.   

Explosives found in New Seabury neighborhood

MASHPEE - An explosive discovery makes for some tense moments in a New Seabury neighborhood. Late Wednesday morning contractors were installing a seawall here on Triton Way when one of the workers found what appeared to by dynamite in a drilled out hole in one of the boulders they were using. The area was evacuated and bomb squad technicians called in. They removed the material to South Beach where it was safely detonated. No injuries were reported. Posted on 1/31 at 4:00 PM. Image courtesy of microsoft local/live.

Truck takes down wires behind Mall
- Traffic behind the Cape Cod Mall was slowed for a time early Wednesday afternoon after a truck took down some wires on Corporation Road around 12:45 PM. No one was injured. Firefighters and police are seen here standing by waiting for the utility company to arrive. Posted on 1/31 at 5:00 PM. Photo courtesy of  Ryan Somerfield.

Two injured in Mashpee crash
 - Two people were injured after a crash Wednesday afternoon in Mashpee. Reports say one of the vehicles rolled over after the crash on Pimlico Pond Road. Mashpee Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available.

Harwich crash closes Route 6
- No serious injuries were reported in a crash that briefly closed Route 6 during the morning commute. The crash happened near the Dennis town line. A Cape Wide News reader who passed by the scene reported seeing several vehicles that may have been involved and a dead coyote in the road. State Police are investigating the incident. Further details were not immediately available.

Community policing a focus for new Barnstable Police chief

- Acting Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald is reportedly a big fan of community policing. Since he took over the department increasing visibility has been a major theme. From the cleanup of the Fresh Holes Road neighborhood to increased foot patrols on Main Street which is seen as a way to curb crime in the downtown Hyannis area. High enforcement traffic operations are another operation seen as a way to keep the roads safe. This was the scene yesterday on Old Stage Road at Skunknet Road in Centerville as officers pulled over numerous vehicles for violations such as speeding or being distracted. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN.

Links: CapeCodFD     Cape Cod FD's Live Scanner    Cape Cod Live WEBCAMS  
Looking for an old story? Use our archive service  Cape court reports (CCT)
MassCops               Cape Cod Today forecast              Tide Info              Live radar

CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.