Paddelboat capsizes in Dennis; Mashpee head-on crash; Centerville break; Hyannis fires, Harwich crash

Dennisport tourists vs. paddle boat in Swan River

Rescuers assist a man after a paddle boat capsized in Swan River in Dennisport.
DENNISPORT - Three tourists got more than they bargained for on Monday afternoon when their paddle boat capsized in Swan River just north of the Route 134 bridge. Dennis firefighters rushed to the scene in the ambulance and dive truck and fished them out of the water. The up-ended paddle boat, carried by the incoming tide, continued its journey toward Swan Pond.

Uninjured, the three intrepid mariners were transported in the ambulance (right) back to the rental shop from whence their voyage began.

Story & photos by Kevin Morley. 

Driver extricated after head-on crash

Two pickup trucks collided head-on on Quinaquisset Avenue in Mashpee late Monday morning.
MASHPEE - One person had to be extricated after a head-on crash in Mashpee late Monday morning. Two pickup trucks reportedly collided head-on on Quinaquisset Avenue. After being freed the victim, 44-year old Peter DeSouza of Mashppe, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other truck Peter J. Matheson of Mashpee was taken to Falmouth Hospital. Mashpee Police are investigating. A Cape Wide News reader caught the scene on a cell phone camera.

Hurricane evacuation markers installed along Route 6
- You may have seen them in Florida or other hurricane prone areas but now tourists on Cape Cod will have no problem finding their way off Cape if a tropical cyclone threatens the peninsula. Governor Patrick recently announced plans to strengthen the state's emergency plan. Apparently as part of that initiative these blue signs were recently erected at all exits along the Mid-Cape Highway making sure people know the way to the bridges in the event of an emergency.
Photo by Tim Caldwell.

Store broken into in Centerville mall

Police were called to the Bell Tower Mall for a break in over the weekend.
CENTERVILLE - Barnstable Police got a call Monday morning of a B&E at Gateway Homes that has a suite of offices in the 2nd floor of the Bell Tower mall 1600 rt 28 in Centerville. When officer Mark Delaney arrived he found that thousands of dollars of electronic equipment had been stolen over the weekend. It appeared the thieves climbed up a dumpster (right) to the 2nd floor rear where a window was ajar. A County Investigation Officer was called to take photos and dust for prints.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Basement fire quelled in Hyannis
- Hyannis Fire responded to a basement fire at 30 Willow ave Hyannis at 12:45 PM Monday The building was evacuated until  firefighters put out the fire in the basement. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation. The building houses a Kitchen & Bath design business on the first floor and a private residence on the second.

Hyannis fire was called out again to 324 Megan Road about 3:30 PM and quickly extinguished a small outside fire before it did any damage to the home there.

Story and Photo by Frank Paparo.

Air bags credited with preventing injury in Harwich crash

Air bag deployment likely prevented serious injury in this crash in Harwich.
- Side airbag deployment saved the passenger in this Honda Civic from injury after a two car crash at Freeman Street and Hoyt Road about 12:30 PM Monday.

The Honda Civic stopped on the lawn of 51 Freeman St. No injuries reported.

Harwich Police are investigating.


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