Osterville fire; Sandwich crash; Hyannis crashes; Vehicle break-ins in Dennis; Crash closes Route 6

House damaged by fire on Oyster Harbors island
OSTERVILLE - Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire in the gated Oyster Harbors island community in Osterville. The call came in shortly before 4:30 PM on Windswept Way. Reports are the fire may have started outside and spread into the front of the house. There are no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Car vs motorcycle results in serious injuries
- Sandwich Police are investigating a collison between a car and a motorcycle, The crash happened about 8 PM on Main Street. Police say the motorcycle operaton 46-year Mark Grenier of Marstons Mills apparently crossed into the path of a car driven by 53-year old Francis Laporte of Mashpee. The injuries to both parties do not appear life-threatening.

Motorcyclists injured in Hyannis crashes
- A motorcycle operator was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non life-threatening injuries after the bike collided with a Jeep in Hyannis.

The crash happened about 3:30 PM at Main and Center Streets. Barnstable Police are investigating the cause of the crash. Ironically reports say the brother of this victim had just crashed the same bike a short time earlier just up the road. The latter victim was trying to get the bike home when the second crash happened. Neither brother was seriously injured. Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo/NEVN. 

Rash of vehicle break-ins in Dennis
DENNIS - Recently there was a rash of motor vehicle break-ins in the Barnstable area. Then earlier this week thives hit Sandwich. Overnight it was apparently Dennis' turn. According to Dennis Police  seventeen incidents of motor vehicle Breaking and Entering occurred overnight in the South Dennis and Dennisport areas of town. In each instance police say the vehicles were UNLOCKED and parked in a residential setting, either in a driveway or roadway adjacent to a residence. Dennis Police are urging the public to lock their vehicles and not to leave items of value in them and to immediately report any suspicious activity to the police.

Police say 15 of the car breaks occurred in the Meadowspring Dr (off Route 134) area of South Dennis. Three males were observed walking on Meadowspring Dr. at about 1:30 AM by a resident who was returning home. Each of the males was described as wearing dark clothing. One of the males was described as being a white male, with dark hair and appeared to be in his late teens or early 20's.

Nothing is being reported as missing from the vehicles in 14 of the breaks but the cars were rummaged through along with the glove boxes. In the remaining break (in this area) a car stereo system was taken from the vehicle. The remaining two breaks occurred on roads located off of Upper County Rd.: 1 vehicle on Winchester Dr. and the other on Indian Trail in Dennisport. Nothing was reported missing in either of these breaks.

Multi vehicle crash closes Route 6
- Route 6 westbound was closed for about an hour after a multi vehicle crash at Exit 6 just before 7 AM. About 8 vehicles collided possibly the result of black ice. Barnstable and West Barnstable rescue crews were called to the scene but fortunately found only minor injuries. State Police on scene investigating the crash. MassHighway crews had reportedly been out overnight treating the roads. 

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