Snow closes Rt 134, Falmouth drug bust; cops use bean bag gun to disarm man; alleged gas station robber nabbed

Route 28 closed in East Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Route 28 (East Falmouth Highway) was closed between John Parker Road and Old Barnstable Road overnight after a car vs pole crash about 6:15 PM.

The driver was taken to Falmouth Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Power was temporarily knocked out in the area. The road finally opened up just in time for the morning commute Tuesday after NStar crews made repairs. Photo courtesy of Ryan Somerfield.

Surprise snowfall causes crashes
Car vs pole closes Route 134, car hits hospital

Firefighters inspect damage after a car struck a concrete column outside CCH     R. Copley
HYANNIS - A surprise snowfall made for a slick ride this morning leading to several crashes.  Here at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis a car struck a concrete pillar in front of the building. The column is reported to be more decorative and there no structural concern from the crash. Our Brewster weather spotter tells us that 3 inches fell there. Meanwhile,

     Power lines block Route 134 in Dennis after a SUV struck a pole                          Jake O'Callaghan
DENNIS - Route 134 in Dennis was closed for most of the day after this Ford Explorer struck a pole near Sea Meadow Road about 10:30 AM. Traffic was being diverted between Hokum Rock Road and Route 6A while NStar makes repairs. Power was knocked out but reportedly has been restored. The driver 18-year old Hannah Seamen of Sandwich was taken to CCH with non life-threatening injuries. She was cited by Dennis Police for failing to stay in marked lanes. Several other crashes kept emergency responders busy but no serious injuries were reported.

Six arrested in Falmouth drug sweep
FALMOUTH - 6 people were arrested in a drug sweep Friday evening by the Falmouth Police Drug Task Force, Mass State Police and the Barnstable County Sheriff's K-9 unit. The raid at 60 Clearwater Drive came following a six month investigation.

Arrested were 18-year old James Taylor IV of Marstons Mills for distributing Class B (Crack), possession of class B and being present where heroin is kept.

46-year old James Taylor III of East Falmouth for Possession of Class B subsequent offense, Distributing Class B subsequent offense, Distributing Class A (heroin), possession Class A subsequent offense, Being present where heroin is kept,  and possession of Class D (marijuana) subsequent offense

43-year old Thomas Gilson of East Falmouth Possession Class B (crack), Distributing Class B, being present where heroin is kept.

41-year old Lisa M Taylor of East Falmouth for Distributing Class A (heroin), Possession of Class A, Being present where heroin is kept, possession Class D, Possession Class B subsequent offense, Distributing Class B subsequent offense,

33-year old Michelle Goulart of East Falmouth for Possession of Class B being present where heroin is kept

and 35-year old Heidi DeBarrows of Mashpee for Possession of Class B and being present where heroin is kept. 

Three minor children were removed from the residence and are in custody of the Department of Social Services. All of the defendants are due to be arraigned Monday in Falmouth District Court.

Police use bean bag gun to disarm man in Chatham
- Chatham Police used a gun that shows a bean bag to disarm a man holding them at bay with a large knife Sunday. The Times reports about 7:30 AM police were called to an apparent domestic disturbance at a Route 28 (Main Street) residence. A man later identified as 27-year old John Foster of Centerville was allegedly waving the knife and yelling for the police to shoot him. Police attempted to persuade Foster to give up to no avail and as additional officers arrived used the bean bag to stun him. He reportedly continued to struggle with officers. Foster was subdued and was due to be arraigned Monday on charges of kidnapping, intimidating a witness, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

Tip leads police to alleged robber
- A tip to police leads to the arrest of a man suspected in a pair of gas station robberies in Cotuit last week as well as other crimes. The Times reports 25-year old Benjamin Cain was arrested in connection with the gas station robberies. Charges are pending against him for an alleged purse snatching at a Sandwich supermarket as well as several break-ins in the Sandwich-Mashpee area. The break came when a Mashpee Police detective got a tip where Cain was stashing some of the loot from his alleged crime spree. Cain reportedly told investigators he is hooked on heroin.

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