Car into house in Centerville; Truro crash; Propane leak closes suicide alley; Woman hurt in P'Town incident; Shoplifter sought in Hyannis

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Car vs house in Centerville

  A car slammed into a cottage on Route 28 in Centerville about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
- Officials are amazed no one was injured when a car went crashing into a cottage in Centerville. It happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Tree Village Apartments on Falmouth Road (Route 28). Barnstable Police tell CWN 19-year old Kelsey Pratt of Osterville lost control of her Toyota Camry and slammed into the cottage at 1927 Falmouth Road. She was not injured and fortunately the occupant of the house was sleeping at the far end and was not injured either. Pratt was arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol, operating to endanger, marked lanes violation, minor transporting alcohol and operating contrary to license restriction. She is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court. The crash is under investigation by Barnstable Police Officer Scott Leger. (Photos by Frank Paparo). 

Speed, alcohol likely factors in Truro crash

A pickup truck crashed on Route 6 in Truro early Saturday morning seriously injuring the driver.
TRURO - Police say speed and alcohol were likely factors in an early morning crash in Truro. About 12:15 a.m. Saturday a Ford pickup truck apparently lost control and crashed over the guardrail on Route 6 at Town Hall Road. The operator 33-year old Noah Shenk of Dennisport was taken by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital with what were believed to be serious but not life-threatening injuries. The Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the cause of the crash. Truro Police plan to charge Shenk with OUI, operating to endanger, marked lanes violation, and failing to wear a seat belt. (Photos by Tim Caldwell).

Propane leak closes suicide alley for three hours

A leaking propane tank on a camper forced the closure of Route 6 between exits 10-11.
HARWICH - Route 6 was closed in both directions tonight between Exits 10 and 11 after a blown tire caused a 40-pound propane tank to rupture in a camper. The 5:30 p.m. incident shut down he road for approximately three hours while the gas dispersed into the air. State Police along with Harwich and Brewster police departments blocked all access ramps to Route 6. No injuries were reported. Traffic was rerouted onto secondary roads but volume from the combination of the evening commute and start of the long Columbus Day Weekend created major backups. (Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan).

Woman injured in freak accident in Provincetown

An elderly woman escaped serious injury after her leg was pinned under her car in Provincetown.
PROVINCETOWN - An elderly woman shaken up but escaped serious injury in a freak accident in Provincetown. The woman had apparently parked her Chevy Lumina in a driveway at 485 Commercial Street about 4:30 p.m. when it apparently slipped out of gear and started to roll backward. Officials believe the woman tried to enter the car to stop it when her leg became pinned. She had been freed when rescuers arrived and was taken to CCH for evaluation. (Story and photo by Tim Caldwell).

Two multi OUI offenders arrested in separate incidents in Orleans
- Two repeat OUI offenders were arrested for alleged drunk driving again this week in separate incidents in Orleans. The first incident happened early Monday morning when a car crashed into a tree on the onramp to Route 6 at exit 12. 62-year-old William Ferreira of West Yarmouth was arrested. Records reportedly show he has 13 previous OUI convictions. Ferreira was being held on $10,000 bail.

In the second incident, a crash at Main Street and Route 28 in Orleans Thursday night led to the arrest of 39-year-old Neil Gomes of Harwich. He reportedly has two previous convictions for OUI including a 1996 incident where he attempted to pass a vehicle on the right through a rest area on Route 6 in Harwich and struck a parked vehicle. The driver of that vehicle, David Delporto, was left paralyzed after the crash. Gomes was arraigned Friday in Orleans District Court on charges of OUI, operating negligently to endanger and possession of an open container of alcohol and was held on $5,000 bail. Gomes is nephew of former state representative Shirley Gomes.

Man arrested after window smashed at liquor store
- Provincetown Police arrested a man after a window was smashed at a downtown liquor store. 39-year-old Ernesto Acevedo of South Berwick, Maine, was arrested after police responded to an alarm early Friday morning.

He was charged with Wanton Destruction of property over $250. Police don't believe he was trying to break in to the store. Last March 27th there was a smash and grab at the same store (click).

(Photo by Tim Caldwell).

Barnstable Police seek shoplifter
- Barnstable Police are looking for the man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars of merchandise during a shoplifting spree at TJMaxx. Police got the call about 11 a.m. Friday from loss prevention at TJMaxx at the Airport Plaza in Hyannis. There have been several shoplifting crimes there and at the adjacent Ocean State Job Lot in the same Airport Plaza in the past several weeks. Two cruisers responded. On stayed at the plaza to talk with the loss prevention workers while the second went down Route 28 toward Yarmouth looking for a  suspect described as a 6-foot-tall white male  who reportedly escaped out of the store somehow and fled toward Yarmouth. At one point, police thought they had spotted the suspect by the Hyannis Library around 1:30 p.m. but the person managed to elude police.

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