Pedestrian killed in Dennis; bicyclist struck in Yarmouth; SUV vs tree in Centerville; Ice Cream store robbed in Hyannis; alleged sexual assault in Yarmouth

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Top story: Pedestrian struck and killed in Dennis

A car struck and killed a pedestrian and then sheared a fire hydrant creating a sinkhole in Dennis.
DENNIS - Dennis Fire received a call at 6:45 Tuesday morning reporting a pedestrian had been struck by an automobile at the intersection of Lower County Road and West Dennis. At that hour, the rising sun is blinding for eastbound traffic and is thought to possibly have been a contributing factor to the crash.

The victim identified as 77-year old Albert Alissi of Weatogue, CT was reportedly hit and dragged by the Mercury Sable that was heading east on Lower County Road. The automobile then struck a fire hydrant and a utility pole. Officials believe the victim was killed instantly. He was found behind the vehicle. The impact tore off his shoes.

The area around the accident quickly flooded and police closed Lower County in both directions. Because of the flooding, officials could not immediately recover the victim. The driver of the car 42-year old Todd Jenkins of Dennisport (middle right) was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Dennis Water Department was summoned to shut off the water to the area and NStar was called in to secure the damaged pole. The crash is under investigation by Dennis Police. As the investigation continues charges have been filed against Jenkins (see story here). Lower County Road was closed until a little after 7 PM while the pole was replaced and the road cleaned and repaired.

Story and photos by Kevin Morley.

Bicyclist struck in Yarmouth

A bicyclist was struck by an SUV on Route 28 in Yarmouth Tuesday morning.
YARMOUTH - A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Yarmouth Tuesday morning.

It happened just before  8 AM on Route 28 by Heavenly Pizza and The Cove Resort when a Chevy Blazer driven by 60-year old Margaret Berry of Yarmouth collided with a bicyclist.

The victim a Russian seasonal worker was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were believed to be non-life threatening.

Yarmouth Police are investigating the crash and say it appears the bicyclist was at fault. No charges were filed against Berry.
Photos by R. Copley.

Engine struck by vehicle at crash scene
- A Mashpee Fire Department engine was reportedly struck by a car while operating at a crash scene. No injuries were reported and the crash was under investigation. Further details were not immediately available.

It was the second emergency vehicle to be hit on the job in less than a week. Last Saturday a Wellfleet ambulance was hit while responding to a crash in Eastham.

Photo courtesy of Britt Crosby/

Minor crash causes major backups
- A minor crash caused major backups along Route 6 for the afternoon commute. Reports say traffic was backed up at one point from Exit 8 to the "Suicide Alley" section past Exit 9. Conditions were expected to improve as the evening wore on.

Teen injured surfing in Wellfleet
- A teen was injured in a freak accident at Marconi Beach Tuesday afternoon. Reports say the boy was struck by a boogie board or surfboard which dislodged a wire from his braces into the inside of his cheek. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital and is expected to be okay.

SUV vs tree in Centerville

Barnstable Police Officer Mark Delaney investigates the scene of an SUV vs tree in Centerville.
CENTERVILLE -  At about 1 PM this afternoon Barnstable Police and Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire (COMM) got a call an SUV had skidded off the road grazed 1 tree, tore up the lawn and smacked head on into another tree just short of the driveway at 55 Victoria Drive. The air bags deployed and the front windshield shattered. The person was removed, treated and transported to CCH by COMM with serious but non-life threatening injuries. One neighbor told CWN at the scene that if the tree was not in the way, the Chevy Tracker would have likely wound up hitting the house and that is was also lucky there were no pedestrians or kids walking by at the time. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police  Officer Mark Delaney.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Mini golf robbed in Hyannis
- A man with a bandanna covering his face and wielding a knife made off with an  undetermined amount of cash from Steve & Sues Par-tee Freeze Mini Golf on Main Street in Hyannis Monday evening. It happened about 11 PM as an employee was closing up. The clerk was not injured. Police tried unsuccessfully to track the suspect with a K-9 dog. He is described as 5 foot 7 inches tall, and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark jeans and a black hoodie. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barnstable Police at (508) 775-0387.

Man arrested for alleged assault on teens
- An Auburn man is under arrest for a disturbing crime in Yarmouth. Yarmouth Police tell CWN last Friday at about 8:30 PM they arrested a 19-year-old man for sexually assaulting two teenagers at a party at 6 Parkwood Road in South Yarmouth.

A Dennis Police Department Detective who had been contacted by the family member of a survivor notified the Yarmouth Police Department of the incidents late Thursday evening.

Yarmouth Police Detective Russell Giammarco immediately launched an investigation, which determined that several youths had attended a gathering at the residence of the suspect on Wednesday evening. The gathering involved underage youths consuming alcohol and marijuana.

Detective Giammarco interviewed both survivors and several witnesses and was able to locate and arrest the suspect at his residence on Friday evening. While in the process of locating the suspect at his summer residence-Yarmouth Police Officers encountered a group of twelve underage youths engaged in the consumption of alcohol. All twelve were transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters. All were eventually released to their parents. A 30-pack of beer was confiscated and one youth was arrested for possession of marijuana.

The sexual assault suspect 19-year old Eric W. Daniel was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and held in custody on $10,000 cash bail. He was arraigned in the Barnstable District Court on Monday. Mugshot furnished by YPD.

Fuel spill contained in Bass River

Booms surround a vessel that reportedly leaked fuel into Bass River.
YARMOUTH - Quick work by Yarmouth Firefighters and the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources resulted in the rapid containment of a fuel spill on Bass River Monday evening.

The spill apparently originated from the vessel in the above photo. Protective booms (right) were deployed.

Another spill was reported in Chatham Harbor Monday afternoon.

Further details were not immediately available.

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