Noel now a Hurricane; Trawler sinks in P'town; Yarmouth car break-ins

Noel a strong, coastal storm
* High Wind Warning* Gusts to 75 mph, 3 inches of rain predicted

Sometime during the night Tropical Storm Noel became a hurricane when its winds rose to over 80 mph after passing through the Bahamas. 

Effect on Cape Cod 

Tonight - Partly cloudy in the evening. Rain likely around midnight. Rain late. Very windy with lows in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph...Increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph late. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Saturday - Rain may be heavy at times. Strong winds with highs around 50. North winds 40 to 50 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph... Increasing to 75 mph in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Saturday Night - Cloudy with rain likely in the evening...Then partly cloudy with a chance of rain around midnight. Clear late. Strong winds with lows in the mid 40s. North winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph...Becoming west around 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. 

Trawler sinks in Provincetown
PROVINCETOWN - One of the last wooden fishing trawlers in the Provincetown fleet sank at MacMillan Wharf sometime Wednesday night. Containment booms were placed around the Chico Jess to prevent any pollution from spreading.

Officials had been concerned for some time the dilapidated vessel would go down. The cause of the sinking was not immediately known. (Photo by Tim Caldwell)

Police investigate rash of overnight motor vehicle break-ins
- The Yarmouth Police Department has been receiving reports from citizens who have discovered that their motor vehicles had been broken into sometime overnight. Most of the thefts have occurred between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. All of the vehicles broken into had been left unlocked and unsecured.

As of this point, the Yarmouth Police Department is investigating approximately 15 reports that involve overnight break-ins from neighborhoods all across the town within the past three weeks.

Taken in the break-ins have been:

• Cell phones
• iPods
• Compact discs
• Wallets
• Credit cards
• Cash
• Sirius Satellite Radio systems
• Cartons of cigarettes

The Yarmouth Police Department urges all citizens to keep valuable items out of the vehicle or out of view, properly secure their vehicles, park in a well-lit area and immediately report any suspicious noise, behavior or activity.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Yarmouth Police Detective Sergeant Kevin P. Lennon at 508-775-0445 extension 134 or at [email protected] welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on