NStar truck rolls over in Hyannis crash; Dennis crash slows Rt 6 traffic; Centerville crash, fire, Dennis crash; cops catch alleged B&E suspects red-handed

Alcohol factor in crash that causes NStar truck to roll over in Hyannis

Three vehicles including an NStar truck collided on Route 28 in Hyannis late Friday night.
HYANNIS - Despite the scene in these pictures no one was seriously injured in this crash in Hyannis. Police say the Chevy pickup (above right) driven by Manoel Ramos rear ended the Ford Contour (above right)  driven by Arthur Lomba about 10:30 PM on Route 28 by Hiramar Road. The impact caused the Contour to collide with an NStar truck driven by Sean Knight which rolled on its side (right). Ramos reportedly failed a sobriety test at the scene and was arrested by Barnstable Police for operating under the influence of alcohol. Traffic on Route 28 between the Airport Rotary and Bearses Way was detoured for two hours while the crash was investigated and the wreckage was cleared. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Crash slows holiday commute to Cape

Incredibly the driver of this Honda was not injured after getting rear ended by a truck.
DENNIS - A crash on Route 6 near the start of the "alley" section east of exit 9 on the Dennis/Harwich town line caused delays for motorists headed down Cape for the holiday weekend. A Honda Accord stopped in traffic on Route 6 before the on ramp from 134, was struck from behind by a Cape Cod Express Delivery truck. The driver of the Honda reported that she saw the truck bearing down from behind just before she was hit. The impact pushed her car from the left lane into another car and then onto the ramp itself. The second car sustained minor damage. Reports from the scene indicated that the Cape Cod Express truck sustained damage to its drive train. None of the drivers were injured. Story and photos by Kevin Morley.

Dangerous intersection scene of another crash

A car and truck collided at Route 28 & Lumber Mill Road, the scene of numerous crashes.
CENTERVILLE - A pickup truck and a car collided this afternoon at the problematic intersection of Lumbert Mill Road & Route 28 Centerville where the state has been promising and studying to put a light for five years and has reportedly put it on the list for a light in 2008. This crash occurred at 4 p.m., tying up traffic in both directions on Route 28 for 45 minutes. No injuries were reported but the small vehicle had to be moved by flatbed. Two Barnstable police cruisers responded and the northbound lane was closed until the cars were removed.
(Story and photos by Frank Paparo)

Fire quickly doused in Centerville

Firefighters were called to 1199 Osterville/West Barnstable Road for smoke coming from the house.
CENTERVILLE - Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) Fire received a 911 call of a fire in an unoccupied house at 1199 Osterville/West Barnstable Road in Centerville around noon Friday. The occupants returned to find smoke coming from their home.

Firefighters put out a fire in the dryer that had slightly extended beyond the appliance, causing smoke to build up in the house. The fire was extinguished within 15 minutes and crews ventilated the home while the family waited outside. Police had to block a lane of the road because of fire apparatus.
(Story and photos by Frank Paparo)

Man severs fingers in Sandwich
- Rescuers were called to an East Sandwich home Friday afternoon after a man apparently nearly cut off his fingers with a power saw. Medflight was requested but not available so the victim was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

Car vs. Car at the Bass River Bridge

Two cars collided on the Bass River Bridge Friday morning.
- Dennis Fire received a call shortly before 11 a.m. Friday reporting a motor vehicle crash on rain-slick Route 28 at the foot of the Bass River Bridge on the Dennis side.

A Toyota Camry headed westbound was struck by an eastbound Ford Escort that apparently swerved and lost control as the driver attempted to avoid a car turning in front of her. The Escort then crashed into the Camry and spun around 180 degrees. The driver of the Escort and a passenger in the Toyota were taken to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (Story and photos by Kevin Morley)

Police catch B&E suspects red-handed
DENNIS - Dennis Police caught two alleged break-in suspects red-handed this morning and are checking to see if they may be involved in other breaks in the area.

While on routine patrol around 5 a.m., Officer Cleve Daniels saw a man climbing out of a window of the Breakfast Room Restaurant at 675 Route 28 in West Dennis, according to police. The man fled on foot on foot into a wooded area west of the restaurant where he was taken into custody, police said. 

The man was identified as 19-year Jose Ortiz of Harwich. Ortiz was charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime and possession of burglary tools and taken to Orleans District Court for arraignment. A second suspect, 18-year old James Hamilton, also of Harwich, was arrested on the same charges and also taken by police to Orleans District Court for arraignment. 


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