Wake, funeral services for Turlough Meehan; Mashpee, West Barnstable crashes; Dumpster fire in P'town; Hyannis crash; Suspect detained after allegedly chasing woman in Hyannis; Yarmouth Reebok store tagged

Car vs pole in Mashpee injures one

Mashpee Police reconstruction officers at vehicle vs pole scene Wednesday night.
MASHPEE - A single-vehicle crash in Mashpee sends one to the hospital with what seemed to be miraculously minor injuries. At 10:40 p.m. Wednesday night an older-model Jeep Cherokee traveling south on Great Neck Road South at Great Pine Road  in the New Seabury area of Mashpee struck a utility pole completely severing the pole at ground level.

Although the Jeep was severely damaged the young male driver walked away from his vehicle under his own power and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by a mutual aid ambulance from Cotuit Fire/Rescue with what were said to be minor injuries.

Mashpee Fire stood by the scene awaiting NSTAR as the pole took down primary power lines and the wires were still hot. It appeared NSTAR would be on the scene for some time to restore the pole and restring the wires. The crash was under investigation by Mashpee Police. (Story and photos by Eric Tinglof/CWN).

Driver taken to CCH after Route 6 crash
- One person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after a single-vehicle crash in West Barnstable about 9 p.m. A vehicle struck the guardrail on Route 6 westbound just past exit 6 going up Shoot Flying Hill. The driver 18-year old John Martell of Dennis reportedly told State Police he swerved to avoid a chair in the roadway.

Dumpster fire quelled in Provincetown
- Fire horns and sirens permeated the air in Provincetown around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday evening. Firefighters arrived to find a dumpster fully involved at the Seashore Park Condos at 10 Seashore Park Drive. It has been a month since the last fire and although the evening timing is eerily consistent with the series of arson fires in town, Fire Chief Michael Trovato says the cause is undetermined.

One injured in Hyannis crash

One person in this car was injured in a three-vehicle chain reaction crash.
- A three-car crash at 5 p.m. occurred on Route 132 in front of the Cape Codder Resort.

One lane had to be closed down and one person was taken to CCH by Hyannis Rescue with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

It appeared the Ford pickup truck rear-ended a black Nissan Altima which then rear-ended a Dodge minivan.


(Story and Photos by Frank Paparo/CWN). 

Man detained after reportedly chasing woman

Barnstable Police interview a suspect who allegedly chased a woman in Hyannis.
-  At 11:45 a.m. today Barnstable Police got a 911 call from a young female that was being chased on foot by an unknown male on North Steet near Stevens Street. She ran into Burger King to get away and called police. At least five cruisers responded, some went to the BK to interview the victim and others chased the suspect and caught up to him in the lot of church across from the Hyannis fire station. Meanwhile several officers looked through the woods behind the church for any evidence. The suspect was questioned on the front lot of the church and police detained him but it was not immediately clear what charges he may be facing.

Reebok store tagged in Yarmouth
- Sometime over the Christmas holiday someone "tagged" the Reebok Store on Route 28 in Yarmouth.

Graffiti was spray painted on the back of the building.

We're checking with the Yarmouth Police Department who are investigating and will bring you further details as we get them.

(Photo by R. Copley/CWN).


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