Dog killed in drug raid, Mother, sons arrested, house condemned

Police shoot pit bull during early morning drug raid; property owned by local attorney

A drug bust led to a pit bull being shot, and a house being condemned (inset) on Mitchell's Way.

Mother, sons arrested, house condemned

HYANNIS - Barnstable Police say they were forced to shoot a pit bull when it reportedly lunged at them while they were executing a no-knock search warrant early Wednesday.

Barnstable and Yarmouth Police went to 245A Mitchell's Way about 6 AM Wednesday morning.

38-year old Suzanne Ireland, her son 17-year old Sean Ireland, Sean's Girlfriend 18-year old Carly Schofield (l-r) and Sean's 14-year old brother were arrested on a battery of drug charges.

Three other juvenile kids at the residence were taken into D.S.S. custody. The condition of the home was reportedly so bad officials had to condemn it. Further details were not immediately available. The 14-year-old, who was found with a cellophane bag with a Vicodin and four Percocet pills, also said his mother gave him the medication, according to police reports.

Sgt. Sweeney of the Barnstable Police said conditions inside were abhorrent, with a maggot-infested hamburger sitting in a pan on the stove and a long, sticky fly strip clogged with so many insects that none of the tape was visible. The home, strewn with garbage, also contained live-feed video cameras trained on the driveway according to  Sweeney. Local attorney Frederick Mycock, the landlord, has a sign with his phone number on the side of the house.  (See photo above). Read more about this story here in Extra.

Photos by Frank Paparo. Mugshots furnished by BPD.

Man injured in reported home invasion
- A man was found with facial injuries after an apparent home invasion early Wednesday morning in Dennis. Police say they responded about 3 AM to a call from a (absentee-landlord) home owner reporting that they had just arrived at their rental property and discovered the 23 year old male tenant, inside the residence, dazed and bleeding from non-life threatening facial injuries. 

The tenant reportedly informed the landlord that two male subjects had pushed their way into the residence (approximately 20 minutes prior) and assaulted him with an unknown object.  At this time the landlord phoned police.

As a result of the investigation Dennis Police are seeking two (unknown) white males, both appearing to be in their 20's.  Both individuals are about 6 feet in height and slender-medium builds. One of the suspects was armed with a field hockey stick.

The victim informed police that he was home alone, heard a knock at the rear door of the residence and upon opening the door he was struck with an unknown object by one of the individuals.  He was then made to lie face down in the kitchen area of the residence while one of the individuals stood guard over him, while the other suspect searched the residence.

The suspects left with an undetermined amount of cash from the victim's wallet and fled in an unknown direction from the rear of the residence. Police are also seeking information about a newer model dark colored small - mid-sized sedan which was seen parked in the vicinity at the time of the robbery.

The victim was treated at the scene by Dennis Fire/Rescue for facial injuries however he refused further medical treatment. Anyone with information is asked to call the Dennis Police Department at 508-394-1315. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on