Yarmouth hotel invasion; Mashpee robbery; Two injured in Falmouth head-on; Cemetery vandalized in Hyannis; Falmouth car fire jams traffic; Overturned kayak sparks search; Two-vehicle crash on 28 in Orleans

Hotel invasion reported in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH
- Yarmouth Police are looking for three suspects accused of forcing their way into a hotel room early Thursday morning. The incident occurred at the Bayside Resort on Route 28 around midnight. Three black males reportedly fled in a red sedan. A Yarmouth Fire ambulance was called to treat one of the victims for a foot injury. We'll bring you further details as we get them from Yarmouth Police. The incident comes after another invasion at the Yarmouth Resort on New Year's Eve when a safe was taken by two men brandishing a shotgun. There is no word if the incidents are related.

Gas station robbed in Mashpee
MASHPEE
- The Shell gas station on Route  130 in Mashpee was robbed around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. A male brandishing a black gun made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not injured. The suspect was described as 5' 8" with a medium build. He was wearing a mask at the time and was dressed in black clothing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Mashpee Police at (508) 539-1480.

Two injured in Falmouth head-on crash

    
A pickup truck and minivan collided head-on at Route 151 and Sandwich Road in Falmouth.
FALMOUTH
- Two people were injured, one seriously, in a head-on crash in Falmouth Wednesday evening. The crash happened about 8:15 p.m. on Route 151 at Sandwich Road when a Chevrolet minivan and an older model Toyota pickup collided. Ambulances from Falmouth and Mashpee took the injured victims to Falmouth Hospital. Falmouth Police say 21-year old Jason Reid of Falmouth was cited after colliding with 46-year old Katherine Judd of Mashpee. High speeds on Route 151 in the area have made this intersection the scene of several serious crashes. (Story and photos by Eric Tinglof/CWN). 

Woman charged in bizarre assault on officer
HYANNIS
- A Hyannis woman is accused of a bizarre assault on a police officer. Barnstable Police were responding to multiple calls of a bicycle weaving in and out of traffic on North Street about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officer Jean Chailles spotted 48-year-old Katherine Cadet pull into the Hess station. When Officer Chailles attempted to check the woman's sobriety she allegedly resisted and the two began to struggle. That's when police say Cadet picked up a gas pump nozzle and began flicking a lighter. Cadet was subdued and taken to CCH for evaluation. She will face charges of assault and battery on a police officer and disorderly conduct.

Cemetery vandalized in Hyannis
HYANNIS
- Barnstable Police are investigating a disturbing case of vandalism.

About 30 tombstones were discovered overturned at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hyannis Wednesday morning.

Some of the graves at the cemetery are over 200 years old.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Barnstable Police.
 

(Photo by Frank Paparo/CWN).

Car fire stalls afternoon commute in Falmouth

FALMOUTH
- An older model Oldsmobile sedan caught fire in the south bound travel lane of Teaticket Highway (Route 28) in the area of Falmouth Lumber late Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle was said to be fully involved when Falmouth Fire arrived. The first units on the scene were an ambulance and a command unit that fought the fire with extinguishers until an engine arrived to completely quell the flames with water. The driver of the vehicle, George Romiza of East Falmouth, was able to escape the fire unharmed before the flames engulfed the front portion of the car. Traffic was heavy at this time of night and the back up in both directions was considerable. The fire was under control at about 6:00 p.m. with a flat bed wrecker arriving quickly to clear the traffic lanes. Fire officials believe a mechanical problem sparked the fire. Police released traffic at about 6:20 p.m. (Story and photos by Eric Tinglof/CWN).

Overturned kayak sparks search

    
Harwich firefighters search Long Pond after an overturned kayak was spotted.
HARWICH - The report came in to the police department that an overturned kayak was drifting on Long Pond around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fire personnel responded with a boat and launched a search and rescue operation. Fire Captain Kent Farrenkopf and firefighter Stephen Currey searched for approximately 45 minutes and found the overturned kayak. It appears the high winds coming across Long Pond dislodged the kayak from its mooring sending it adrift. The kayak was recovered and brought to the police department. No one was onboard. (Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN).  

Two-vehicle crash in Orleans at Route 28 and Namequoit Road
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orleans010908b_275ORLEANS - A crash involving a Mazda pickup and Jaguar sedan at Route 28 and Namequoit Road about 9:15 a.m Wednesday morning sent one person to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries. In the image above, Orleans Fire and Rescue personnel aid  the the pickup driver Sarah Waitkus of Dennis. Her two children in the vehicle were not injured nor was the Jaguar driver 85-year old Samuel Russo of Orleans. Waitkus reportedly told police another vehicle cut her off leading to the crash. (Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN) 

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