Yarmouth home invasion-domestic battery; Man charged with threatening officer; Hyannis crashes

New Bedford man arrested after violent home invasion, domestic assault
- A New Bedford man is under arrest, charged with allegedly forcing his way into an apartment and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Yarmouth Police tell CWN they responded about 1:30 a.m. to the Visions Center at 225 Station Ave. for a home invasion and domestic attack.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers David Schneeweis, Scott Lundegren, Christopher Van Ness and Christopher Kent arrived at the scene and determined that a man had broken through the front window and door of an apartment, attacked his ex-girlfriend, threatened to smash her face and eyes with a fire extinguisher, and fled in an unknown direction.

The woman was suffering from non-life threatening injuries and taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. The couple's 1-year-old child, who was held by the woman during the alleged attack, was not injured, according to police.

Yarmouth police, including K9 Patrol Officer Marc Thibeault and his canine partner Clarke, searched the area without finding the suspect. Crime Scene Investigator William Jacques of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department assisted in photographing the scene and collecting evidence.

Within a short period, Officers Lundegren and Schneeweis learned that the suspect may have fled to New Bedford in a silver sedan. Yarmouth police contacted New Bedford police Department and the suspect was arrested at a residence in New Bedford. Carlos Colazzo Jr., 21, faces charges of felony home invasion, felony assault with a dangerous weapon,  assault and battery on a child, and domestic assault and battery

Officers Lundegren and Kent drove to New Bedford and brought Colazzo back to Yarmouth. He was processed at Yarmouth police headquarters and scheduled for arraignment at Barnstable District Court late this morning. (Mug shot furnished by YPD)

Police Arrest Man for Threats to Police Officer and Family
- Yarmouth police arrested a man Tuesday at 4 p.m. for allegedly threatening to harm a local police officer and his family.

The officer lives in Yarmouth and works for a Cape Cod police department. An arrest warrant was obtained Tuesday morning from Barnstable District Court after a series of threatening notes were delivered to the officer's home.

The suspect, 28-year-old Ryan T. Kennedy, was arrested at home and is being held at Yarmouth Police Headquarters on charges of intimidating a witness and stalking. He is due for arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Wednesday. (Mug shot furnished by YPD)

Dry conditions spark brush fires
- Extremely dry conditions caused by an extended period without rain are leading to brush fires becoming a major problem.

In Sandwich early Tuesday afternoon a blaze broke out at Camp Lyndon off Stowe Road.

State firetowers in Barnstable and Sandwich spotted the rising smoke allowing firefighters to respond quickly and contain the fire to less than a quarter acre.

Head-on collision on West Main Street in Hyannis

A Chevy Blazer collided head-on with a Honda coupe (inset) on West Main Street in Hyannis.
HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters and Barnstable police responded to a head-on crash with injuries at 168 West Main St. at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of the plaza with the Cumberland Farms store.

A Chevy Blazer and a Honda coupe collided and wound up in the plaza parking lot. The driver of the Blazer was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. The Honda driver was seen holding a cloth to his nose but did not appear seriously injured. Witnesses said that if the Honda had not stopped, it would might have crashed into the Cumberland Farm store just yards away.

(Story and photos by Frank Paparo)

Car hits parked van just after mother and child had gotten out

A car struck a parked van minutes after a mother and child had exited in on Main Street in Hyannis.
HYANNIS - A car drove into a parked van in front of Alberto's Restaurant on Main Street in Hyannis Tuesday.

A mother and her child had just parked the Pontiac Montana by the curb minutes before to do some shopping. The woman told witnesses that she and her child just missed getting hit by the white Toyota Corolla that crashed into her van.

A passenger in the Toyota was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by Hyannis ambulance.

(Story and photos by Frank Paparo) 

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