Bank Robbery, Liquor stolen in Truro; Two arrested in store break-in; man arrested twice within hours

Two arrested for larceny from package store
TRURO - What was first thought to be a robbery turned out to be a larceny of liquor. Truro Police say about noon Thursday they were called to the Pamet Valley Package Store on Route 6. An alert clerk told police he was in the back of the store when he heard the rattle of bottles. He came up front and saw a male leaving the store and get into a dark colored truck. The clear was able to give police a license plate number which was broadcast to surrounding towns. A short time later Wellfleet Police stopped a truck fitting the description in their town. After investigation 19-year old Kyle Kernin of Eastham and 18-year old Christopher Chockey of Brewster were arrested for larceny and minor in possession of alcohol. They were due to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Orleans District Court. 

Bank robbery reported in Bourne
BOURNE - Police believe they have caught a man who reportedly held up the TD Banknorth on Barlows Landing Road in the Pocasset section of Bourne at gunpoint sometime before 7 PM.

The suspect a white male with a  scruffy beard made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

He was last seen wearing a blue and gray hoodie, multi colored scarf and sunglasses. He fled in a light blue four door sedan.

Its the fourth robbery in Bourne in less than two months. On March 22nd, a tip from the public led to the arrest of 31-year old James Griffin of Pocasset in connection with the robbery. Image furnished by Bourne Police.
Update February 22nd, 2008: Mr. Griffin was cleared of all charges in court. 

Pair arrested in store break-in
- Two people have been arrested in connection with a store break-in CWN first told you about last Friday. Thats when  the Yarmouth Police responded to a burglar alarm at the Yarmouthport Village Store on Route 6A in Yarmouthport. Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers Kevin L. Antonovitch and Neal P. Donohue arrived at the store and immediately found a southeast window smashed open. The Patrol Officers secured the scene and called for a K9 unit and a Crime Scene Investigator. By reviewing and enhancing the video captured by the in store surveillance security system-officers were able to identify the vehicle used in the crime-a maroon 1996 Chevrolet Lumina minivan. On Wednesday at about 8:00 PM-members of the Yarmouth Police Department interviewed and arrested two men for last Friday's early morning break-in at the Yarmouthport Village Store. The arrests came as a result of a follow-up investigation conducted by Yarmouth Police Detectives Eric H. Nuss and Charles E. Peterson with assistance from Patrol Officers Raymond A. Scichilone-David S. Dickey-and Christopher Van Ness. The two men involved. 20-year old Matthew Pungitore (left) of of West Yarmouth and 17-year old Jason Whitehead (right) of Sandwich were charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Destruction of Property, and Felony Larceny from a Building. Both suspects were scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court Thursday. Mugshots furnished by YPD.

Man arrested twice within hours in Yarmouth
- A local man is arrested twice within hours after a bizarre series of events Wednesday. It started about approximately 8:00 PM when Yarmouth Police responded to a citizen complaint reporting a disturbance on Circuit Road North in West Yarmouth. Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue arrived in the neighborhood and was informed by the victim that a neighborhood man had allegedly backed his red Ford pickup truck up to her parked vehicle and deliberately spun the rear tires spewing rocks and dirt on to the front of her vehicle.

Patrol Officer Donahue confirmed the report by speaking with a separate witness and observed the fresh tire marks and damaged to the parked vehicle. Patrol Officer Donahue went to the home of the suspect 57-year old Michael Arrone (pictured) and placed him under arrest. Arrone was booked at Yarmouth Police Headquarters and was subsequently released on personal recognizance.

At approximately 10:00 PM police received another call from the same victim reporting that the same neighbor had returned home and was harassing her by parking the same red Ford pickup truck with its high beam headlights on and directly facing their home.

Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue responded to the residence and observed the pick up truck running unattended with its headlights shining into the windows of the victim's home. Patrol Officer Donahue attempted to locate the truck owner but no one answered at the residence. Patrol Officer Donahue shut the vehicle off-seized its keys-and secured the truck and then returned to Yarmouth Police Headquarters to file additional charges.

Within minutes-the victim called the Yarmouth Police Department again reporting that the suspect had exited his home-restarted the truck-and turned its high beams on. In addition, he started a silver Dodge pickup truck and put its high beam headlights on in the same exact fashion.

Patrol Officer Donahue returned to the area and located Mr. Arrone. Patrol Officer Donahue placed him under arrest and transported him to Yarmouth Police Headquarters where he was held overnight without bail. He is scheduled for arraignment today in the Barnstable District Court on charges of Felony Malicious Destruction of Property, Felony Intimidation of a Witness (Two Counts), Allowing a Vehicle to Idle Over 5 Minutes, and Criminal Harassment. Mugshot furnished by YPD.

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