Dennis nabs 5 for house breaks; Pocasset crash; Alert neighbor foils B&E

Friday's record lows: Ptown 12, Chatham 12, Hyannis 6, Falmouth 1 

Crash slows afternoon commute
HYANNIS - This two vehicle fender bender caused delays for the afternoon commute out of Hyannis. The crash on Yarmouth Road (Willow Street) at Rosary Lane happened about 4:45 PM.

Our reporter R. Copley came upon the scene before police had arrived. It appears a civilian was trying to keep traffic moving around the wreckage. There did not appear to be any injuries. Police are investigating the crash. 

Five arrested in series of Dennis house breaks
DENNIS - Dennis Police believe they have solved a series of sixteen residential B&Es that occurred over the weekend of November 3rd, 2006.  Dennis Police have charged five people in connection with these incidents. 23-year old Frank Correia and 18-year old Keith Gross both of South Dennis are charged with 10 Counts of Breaking & Entering in the Night Time, 5 counts of Attempted Breaking & Entering and 3 counts of Larceny From a Building.

Also charged in a separate but related incident was 32-year old Hector Ithier of South Dennis and 26-yearold Joseph Bruns of. Hyannis. Both were charged with 1 count of Breaking & Entering in the Night Time and 1 count of Larceny from a Building. This also occurred to an unoccupied house in the same area during the same weekend.

The fifth person charged in the incident was 34-year old Heather Klein-Videgar of South Dennis. She is charged with 1 count of Receiving Stolen Property the value
of over $250.

Mr. Correia turned himself into the Orleans District Court on Monday afternoon, where he pled
not-guilty to all of the charges. Mr. Correia was held with out bail on a probation violation and additionally his bail an unrelated drug case in Barnstable Superior Court was revoked. He is scheduled to appear again for a pre-trial hearing on April 9.

Mr. Ithier turned himself into the Orleans District Court on Tuesday afternoon. He pled not-guilty and was released on his own recognizance for an April 5th pre-trial appearance.

Mr. Brun turned himself into the Orleans District Court on Wednesday. He pled not-guilty to the charges and was released on his own recognizance for pre-trial hearing on March 20th.

Ms. Klein-Videgar turned herself into the Orleans District Court today. She Pled not-guilty to the charge and was released on her own recognizance for a pre-trial hearing on April 5th.

Mr. Gross will be arraigned a later date.

Two seriously injured in Pocasset crash
BOURNE - Two people were seriously injured when a car collided with a pickup truck in the Pocasset section of Bourne. The crash happened about 10:30 AM on Barlows Landing Road. Both drivers were rushed to Falmouth Hospital. Bourne Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available. 

Alert neighbor foils B&E in Dennis
- An alert neighbor helped foil a breaking and entering in Dennis Thursday morning. It started about 5:50 when the neighbor reported a commotion in the rear of the Dennis Food Mart on Route 134. When he arrived Dennis Police Patrolman Russ Francis confronted a masked man exiting the rear of the store carrying coins and lottery tickets.

The individual dropped the items and ran, leading Ptl. Francis on an approximate half mile foot chase which ended when Ptl. Francis caught up to the suspect in a thickly wooded area adjacent to the Wixon Middle School. Following a brief struggle Ptl. Francis assisted by Ptl. John Peters took the individual into custody. The suspect was identified as 44-year old William R. Williams of South Dennis.

Ptl. Francis suffered a non-life threatening head injury during the foot pursuit and was
transported to Cape Cod Hospital by Dennis Fire/Rescue, where he was treated and later released.

After subsequent investigation Dennis Police are also charging Mr. Williams with a January 28 Breaking and Entering to the same establishment. In that case police responded to a burglar alarm at the Food Mart at approximately 1:00 AM on that Sunday morning and found that the front door of the store  had been pried open and money had been taken from the cash register. A store surveillance video of the January 28th incident reportedly showed a masked suspect wearing the same clothing as Mr. Williams had on during today's break.

Mr. Williams was due be arraigned today in Orleans District Court on charges of Breaking and Entering a Building, Larceny From a Building, Possession of Burglarious Tools and Resisting Arrest. Additionally in connection with the January 28th incident he was charged with Breaking & Entering in the Night Time, Larceny from a Building and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

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