Harwich ped struck; Man accused of exposing himself; Ambulances called to powwow; Truck vs. guardrail at Routes 149 & 28 Saturday

Pedestrian struck in Harwich

A man who was struck by a car in Harwich is loaded into an ambulance.
HARWICH -  A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a car on Route 28 in Harwichport near the Grand Slam Batting Cages Saturday evening about 8 PM. The man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

Harwich Police Officer Aram Goshgarian is seen at right interviewing the driver of the car. Police are still investigating and there is no word if any charges will be filed. Photos by Jake O'Callaghan.

Man arrested for alleged lewd behavior near Yarmouth walking trails
- Yarmouth Police arrested a Hyannis man after complaints he was exposing himself Saturday afternoon. They responded to the area of the public walking trail area next to Dennis Pond on Willow Street in Yarmouthport just after 3 PM.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers James Cheverie, Gordon Gibbons and Patrol Sergeant Gerard Britt arrived in the area and met with a juvenile who reported that while fishing, he observed a man in the nearby woods with no clothing on below his waist.  The juvenile said he was concerned for his own safety.

The Yarmouth Police Officer located the man identified as 45-year old Antonio L. Cobb and placed him under arrest for open and gross lewdness. He was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and was scheduled for arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Monday. Mugshot furnished by YPD.

Several ambulances called to Wampanoag powwow
- A "task force" of ambulances were called to Mashpee this afternoon during the Wampanoag Indian PowWow on Great Neck Road South. Tribal dissadents reportedly tried to attend the powwow bringing a large police resp0nse and the ambulances in case of trouble. It is believed several people may have been overcome by the hot weather. Some ambulances stood by at the Mashpee station in case of other calls. Traffic in the area has been extremely heavy, hampering emergency vehicles trying to get through as well. Read the full story here.

Truck vs Guardrail  at Route 149 & 28 Saturday
   A tow truck begins pulling the truck out of the embankment.

A major Barnstable intersection backed-up big time

14928combo_558At around10:30 am Saturday, the Barnstable Police Department and COMM received a call regarding a one car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of busy Route 149 and Route 28.

When they got there,  they found a pickup truck with its front end through the guard rail and slightly down the embankment.

The accident scene itself was at the corner of Old Post Road across from Route 149.

This caused a traffic jam that affected both directions on Route 28 and lasted for one hour until the tow truck came, the COMM secured the pickup truck and the driver was evaluated.

Top photo: the truck's front end is still slightly down the embankment as the tow truck starts to pull it out.

The next photo is of the traffic jam looking west on Route 28 at Hyannis bound traffic.

The bottom photo is of the traffic jam looking west towards Falmouth on 28.

All  photos by FRANK PAPARO.

Man arrested for OUI after hitting cruiser at sobriety checkpoint
- A local man was arrested after he allegedly struck a police cruiser at a sobrierty checkpoint on Route 28 in Harwich and then left the scene. Police quickly caught up to and arrested 24-year old James T. Hoeft.  He was charged with OUI, operating to endanger and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. No one was injured.

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