Yarmouth robbery; Centerville crash; Hyannis crash; Upper County Road in Dennis closed by downed power lines

7-11 robbed in Yarmouth
YARMOUTH - Police are looking for a man who brandished a knife and made off with an undetermined amount of cash from the 7-11 on Rotue 28 in West Yarmouth around 7:30 p.m. He was described as a male in his early 20s wearing a black jacket and cap. Attempts to track him with a K-9 dog were unsuccessful.

Car winds up in Mashpee pond
- Authorities believe a driver didn't put her car into park before getting out of it. The car wound up rolling down a boat ramp into Mashpee-Wakeby Pond shortly after 7:30 p.m. No one was injured and a tow truck was called to remove the car.

Truck vs SUV in Centerville

A pickup truck and an SUV collided in Centerville injuring three people.
CENTERVILLE - At 7 p.m. Tuesday evening Barnstable Police and Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills (COMM) fire responded to a crash between a Dodge Ram pickup truck and a Chevy Blazer at Pine Street and Strawberry Hill Road in Centerville. The pickup truck was blocking both lanes of traffic to and from Hyannis and the SUV wound up through the bushes, knocking down a street sign, missing a utility pole and on the front lawn of a home at that corner. It came to rest with the driver's side against thick bushes. Three people were taken to CCH by COMM rescue and the intersection was completely blocked until the tows came and the County Investigation Officer (CIO) took photos. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Teen struck by car in Hyannis
- A 16-year-old boy was taken to Cape Cod Hospital after being struck by a car in Hyannis Tuesday. The boy was crossing West Main Street from the Cumberland Farms when he was struck. The injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Barnstable Police are investigating.

Route 132 traffic stalled by another crash

- For the second day in a row traffic on Route 132 was snarled by a crash. Tuesday's collision on Route 132 at Independence Drive between a BMW sedan and a Toyota Highlander happened about 2:30 p.m. When a police officer arrived, he found that all parties were out of the vehicles, but the intersection was a total mess. Two lanes were blocked on 132 going toward Route 6 and one lane coming out of Independence Drive was blocked as well. Several rubberneckers trying to get around the crash nearly caused additional collisions causing the officer to call for additional cruisers to help with traffic control at the large intersection. Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

Upper County Road in Dennis closed by downed power lines
   Wires dangle inches above the surface of Upper County Road.
dennisport011508b_225DENNISPORT – Shortly after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday Dennis Police arrived at the scene of downed power lines on Upper Country Road between Sea Street and Depot Street. Unconfirmed reports are that a large truck might have snagged the wires, pulling down a pole in the yard of the Port of Harborside Apartments at 190 Upper County.

Traffic was diverted at the busy area with the dangling wires nearly touching the road surface.  NStar arrived on scene at 11:06 a.m. to repair the damage. Story and photos by Kevin Morley.

Applicants Sought for Citizen Police Academy
- The Yarmouth Police Department is beginning the 16th Session of its Citizen Police Academy on Wednesday, January 30, 2008. This program offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at modern progressive law enforcement in Massachusetts and the Yarmouth community.

The Academy meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Training Center at Yarmouth Police Headquarters. The Academy runs through April 16th (see schedule for details).

Applications are available in the lobby of police headquarters.
All applicants will be subject to a background check.
If selected-applicants will be notified by phone.

This is the original and longest running Citizen Police Academy on Cape Cod and all qualified Cape Codders are welcome!

For more information contact Yarmouth Police Department Citizen Police Academy Director Officer Nicholas R. Pasquarosa, Jr. at 508-398-7653. Photo furnished by YPD.


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