Strong winds keep rescuers busy on the water; Sandwich MC crash; Speed leads to firearm arrest

Strong winds keep rescuers busy on the water
CAPE COD
- Southwest winds gusting over 30 MPH kept area rescuers busy with several calls for problems on the water. In one instance a kayaker overturned in Bass River in Yarmouth just after 5 PM. No one was injured in any of the incidents and all parties were either picked up by other boats or made shore on their own.

Motorcyclist injured in Sandwich
SANDWICH
-  A motorcyclist was taken to Falmouth Hospital with serious but non life threatening injuries after apparently hitting soft sand on the side of the road on Route 6 westbound. Sandwich Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available.

Speed leads to firearm arrest
DENNIS
- Speeding led to a man being arrested for possessing an unlicensed firearm Sunday morning. Police say about 6:40 AM Patrolman David Tinelli, while conducting radar traffic enforcement on Route 134 in South Dennis observed a 1994 Lexus ES300 sedan traveling at a high rate of speed towards Route 6. Ptl. Tinelli attempted to stop the vehicle and as he did he observed the driver begin reaching into various parts of the vehicle. 

The vehicle eventually stopped (approximately ¾ mile from the violation) and the operator, identified as 32-year old Elias White of Falmouth, was removed from the vehicle and searched.  During the search Ptl. Tinelli found five (5) .12 gauge shotgun shells in Mr. White's pants pockets and an additional one in the rear seat of the vehicle.

Investigation also revealed that Mr. White had an outstanding arrest warrant, issued by the Barnstable District Court charging him with several motor vehicle violations as well as a Restraining Order barring him from possessing ammunition and firearms.

Mr. White was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle revealed a loaded .12 gauge shotgun in the trunk. Mr. White was held without bail and is faces charges of Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, Violation of a Restraining Order, Operating a Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol and Speeding. Mr. White will be arraigned in Orleans District Court on Monday morning July 16, 2007.

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