Driver critically injured in Falmouth crash
FALMOUTH - Firefighters had to make a dramatic rescue to save a woman whose car crashed in Falmouth late Thursday evening. The vehicle wound up down an embankment perched on its side against a tree off Waquoit Highway (Route 28) near Cash's Trail not far from Red Brook Road about 11:45 PM. It took about an hour using a tow truck to stabilze the vehicle and rescuers using the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim. 24-year old Kristin Greene of Mashpee was then rushed to the Falmouth Air Park and Medflighted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in critical condition. Falmouth Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Apparent home invasion reported in Mashpee
MASHPEE - There was an apparent home invasion in Mashpee late Thursday evening. Details are sketchy but authorites were called to a Sunset Strip residence around 11 PM. An ambulance was requested to treat one person. We'll bring you further information as we get it from Mashpee Police.
Crash slows afternoon commute
CENTERVILLE - A two vehicle crash caused delays during the afternoon commute in Centerville.
The crash happened around 5 PM on Old Stage Road near Route 28.
No injuries were reported.
The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police.
Photo courtesy of Frank Paparo.
Permit fire scorches shed
MARSTONS MILLS - A permitted brush fire got out of control in Marstons Mills Thursday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to 524 Mistic Drive about 3 PM after reports a wood shed had caught fire. The homeowner had gotten the fire back under control by the time firefighters arrived. State officials remind everyone of the following safety rules before burning season ends at the May 1st. Fires must be 75 feet from any dwelling. Burning is only allowed between 10 AM and 4 PM. No burning of grass, hay, leaves or stumps. Someone must attend fire until fire is completely out and you need to have a hose and shovel or rake for controlling the fire.
The ambulance was returning from a run to Cape Cod Hospital and did not contain a patient. None of the crew nor anyone in the other car were injured. Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available. Photo courtesy of Britt Crosby/capecodfd.com
Serious injury reported in Yarmouth crash
YARMOUTH - At least one person suffered what were described as serious but non-life threatening injuries in a crash in Yarmouth. The crash happened around 1 PM at the intersection of Station Avenue and Regional Avenue. Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available.
Death threat discovered against Sandwich High principal
SANDWICH - Security is ramped up at Sandwich High School after a death threat was discovered yesterday.
The note was found scrawled on a bathroom wall and mentioned principal Ellin Booras.
This latest incident comes after a recent bomb threat and an alleged threat made by one 15 year girl against another 15-year old girl on the popular myspace.com. Sandwich Police are continuing to investigate the latest threats and have released few other details.