West Barnstable crash; CO scare at CCH facility; MV Stop leads to discovery of guns; Two injured in Mills crash; Wayward balloons knock out power in Yarmouth

Driver seriously injured in Route 6 crash
- State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash on Route 6 shortly before 12:30 a.m. Monday. The vehicle apparently went out of control and flipped over the guardrail into some trees in the median westbound on Shoot Flying Hill just past the Burger King. West Barnstable rescuers had to extricate the driver who was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries that were believed to be serious but not life-threatening. The highway was closed for about an hour until the wreckage was cleared.

Carbon monoxide scare at rehab facility

Hyannis firefighters responded to The Pavilion on Route 28 for elevated levels of carbon monoxide.
HYANNIS - Hyannis firefighters were called to The Pavilion at 876 Falmouth Road (Route 28) around 9 p.m. Sunday after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were discovered in the rehabilitation facility. Alarms apparently went off alerting to the problem. The good news is no patients had to be transported from the scene. Officials believe a problem with the building's heating system was to blame. Keyspan gas workers and the facility's heating serviceman were called to make repairs. As the weather starts to cool officials remind us its a good time to have your furnace cleaned and inspected and make sure you have a working CO detector. (Photos by Frank Paparo).

First on CWN: Guns found in MV stop in Hyannis

A county investigation officer processes two guns recovered on a traffic stop in Hyannis Sunday.
HYANNIS - Police will tell you there's no such thing as a "routine" traffic stop. Barnstable Police got more than they bargained for when they made a stop on Barnstable Road by the KFC/Taco Bell around 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The two men in the car sped away and the police chased them a short distance, stopping the white Toyota Corolla at Barnstable Road and Charles Street.

Reports say a passenger ran from the car and is reportedly still at large but the driver, 21-year-old Terrell Mair of Irvine, CA, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm (2 counts). 

When police conducted a search of the vehicle they discovered two loaded guns on the floor. Only CWN cameras were on scene after it was declared safe and caught the arrest and aftermath as a County Investigation Officer  (CIO) was called to the scene for ID work, prints and photos.

Muir was transported to the Barnstable Police Station and the car was impounded. Muir was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Barnstable District Court. (Photos by Frank Paparo).

Two injured in Marstons Mills crash

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Marstons Mills Sunday.
MARSTONS MILLS - At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Barnstable Police and Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) rescuers responded to a three-vehicle crash in the area of 350 Rt 149 Marstons Mills just up from COMM Station 2. A Dodge Durango and a Chevy van collided along with a gray sedan which went down an embankment. Two people were taken to CCH by ambulance. Route 149 was closed for about an hour from Lovells Lane to Old Falmouth Road. Barnstable Police are investigating the crash. (Story and photos by Frank Paparo).

Wayward balloons knock out power in Yarmouth

NStar workers repair power lines after metallic balloons (inset) shorted out power in Yarmouth.  R. Copley
YARMOUTH - Power was knocked out to parts of Yarmouth for a time Sunday. Some metallic balloons got caught in the wires on a major junction pole at the intersection of Route 28 and Forest Road. Resorts along South Shore Drive were darkened until NStar could clear the balloons. Other sections of town reportedly had momentary outages. The incident happened as many people crowded into town for the Yarmouth Seaside Festival.

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