Controlled burn fuels calls for smoke odor
OTIS ANG BASE - A controlled burn on the Otis base Monday prompted numerous calls to Bourne and Plymouth fire departments. The smoke from the blaze, designed to prevent out-of-control fires, was carried by the southeast wind into the upper Cape region. Base officials say additional contolled fires are possible in the coming days.
Pilot arrested after "unauthorized landing" at Otis base
OTIS ANG BASE - The pilot of a small plane was arrested after what was characterized as an "unauthorized landing" on a military runway at the Otis Base about 2:20 p.m. Monday. Military Police personnel held 26-year-old Brian P. Dedrick of Seekonk. Sources tell CWN he became uncooperative while waiting for state police, who have enforcement power over civilians on the base, to arrive. Dedrick was arrested on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon (double-edge knives). He was transported to the Bourne Barracks. Reports said Dietrick was a student pilot who had taken off from Marshfield airport in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk like the one to right and reportedly made the landing after experiencing mechanical difficulty. The incident remains under investigation by State Police and the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.
First on Cape Wide News: Standoff in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - A section of Winslow Gray Road was blocked off for a couple of hours Monday afternoon while police tried to negotiate with a barricaded subject.
Reports say an emotional disturbed person was threatening harm to himself and police. The man's girlfriend was able to convince him to surrender peacefully and enter a treatment center.
A SWAT team (right) was just packing up when CWN cameras arrived on scene after the incident was over. (Photo by Tim Caldwell).
CWN exclusive: Woman found tied up in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A woman was found tied up at a Hyannis residence late Monday morning. Employees at a nearby car dealership apparently noticed the woman and called police. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. Barnstable Police have asked CWN not to release the location of the incident or any other details because there is an active investigation ongoing. The victim is seen at right being evaluated by rescuers. Per CWN policy we are protecting her identity as a victim.
(Story and photo by Frank Paparo).
Two arrested in separate domestic incidents in Barnstable
HYANNIS - Two separate domestic incidents Sunday and Monday left two men under arrest. Sunday morning about 3 a.m. on Center Street police had to warn 22-year-old George Silva they would "taser" him before he calmed down and allowed them to take him into custody following an alleged assault. He was charged with assault and battery (2 counts), intimidating a witness, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and trafficking in cocaine. He was due to be arraigned in Barnstable District Court Monday. In a separate incident Barnstable Police responded to a Craigville Beach Road residence sometime after 6 p.m. Monday. An ambulance was requested to evaluate a woman. An unidentified man was charged with assault and battery (domestic), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and intimidating a witness. Further details were not immediately available.
Route 6 crash stalls traffic; driver airlifted from scene
SANDWICH - State Police say driver error was to blame for a major crash on Route 6 that stalled traffic in both directions. About 10 a.m. a Ford Expedition headed east near exit 2 reportedly slowed to make an illegal U-turn across the median and was struck from behind by a Shepley's Wood Products truck. The impact flipped the SUV over coming to rest in the westbound lanes. A passenger in the SUV 23-year old Stevie Lee Gardner of PA was flown to a Boston hospital from the scene. The driver of the SUV 34-year old Erika Werner of PA along with two other adults and two children in the SUV were taken to local hospitals. The truck driver Brian Fortin was not injured. The crash and Medflight landing caused major traffic delays on both sides of the highway.
Ferries "bump" at Woods Hole dock
WOODS HOLE - Two Steamship Authority (SSA) ferries bumped at the docks in Woods Hole Monday morning.
A press release from the SSA says the "Governor" (top picture) experienced a mechanical problem which forced it to return to the dock when it hit the "Island Home" (bottom picture).
No one was injured and there was only minor damage.
The cause of the malfunction is under investigation.
(Photos from SSA website).
Argument over TV show leads to dog bite, arrest
CENTERVILLE - Barnstable Police say an argument over which TV show to watch escalated and ended with one man getting his "privates" bitten by a pit bull and then getting arrested. Police say 47-year-old David McDonald got into the argument with a female friend at a residence on Cedric Road about 7 p.m. Sunday. Mcdonald allegedly assaulted the female and her dog then bit McDonald. She attempted to call 911 but he allegedly smashed her cell phone. McDoanld is then alleged to have started beating the dog with a cane. McDonald was treated at CCH and then charged with animal cruelty as well as assault and battery on the woman. The dog was taken to a veterinarian to be checked out.
(Mugshot furnished by BPD).
Pair of crashes keep Yarmouth rescuers busy
Rescuers attend to the driver of a car that was struck by an SUV on Station Avenue. R. Copley
YARMOUTH - Two crashes in Yarmouth kept police and rescuers busy. The first crash happened on Station Avenue when a car and SUV collided by Regional Avenue around noon. The car driver was taken to Cape Cod Hospital but an airbag likely prevented serious injury. Then around 2 p.m. Monday several vehicles collided at West Yarmouth Road and Buck Island Road. One person was evaluated by rescue. Yarmouth Police are investigating both crashes. (Photo right by Tim Caldwell).
No injuries in truck vs car crash in Provincetown
An elderly woman in a small station wagon escaped injury after colliding with a cesspool truck in Ptown.
PROVINCETOWN - Authorities say it was lucky no one was injured after a crash on Route 6 in Provincetown Monday morning.
About 8:30 a.m. 77-year old Roselle Graham operating a Hyundai Elantra station wagon apparently sideswiped a cesspool pumping truck on the outbound side of the highway just past Snail Road.
Investigators believe solar glare may have played a role as is evident in photo at right.
(Story and photos by Tim Caldwell).
Serious crash reported on Otis base
OTIS ANG BASE - There was a serious vehicle crash on the grounds of the Mass Military Reservation at the Otis base Monday morning. It happened around 6 a.m. on Turpentine Road. State Police are investigating the crash. Further details were not immediately available.
Plane catches fire at Hyannis airport
HYANNIS - A faulty heater apparently caused a Cape Air passenger plane to catch fire early Monday morning at Barnstable Municipal Airport. The Cessna 402 was taxiing across the runway in preparation for a flight around 5:30 a.m. when the malfunction occurred. The pilot was the only one on board and was not injured. He was able to activate a suppression system which doused the flames before Hyannis firefighters arrived.