C'ville crash; Orleans drug bust; Pair of rollovers; Hyannis unarmed robbery; Man convicted in pit bull shooting; Falmouth chase

Centerville crash leaves driver seriously injured

    A rolled-over SUV is barely visible at Rt. 28 & West Main Street. Below the remains of the vehicle.
- Barnstable Police are investigating a serious crash around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. A Mercury Mountaineer apparently lost control rolling over as it crashed into the woods off Route 28 and West Main Street. One person was extricated and rushed by Centerville, Osterville, Marstons Mills ambulance to CCH and later flown to Boston with serious injuries. Initial concerns that a second victim may have been involved proved unfounded.

Another vehicle apparently stopped at the scene during the investigation. Police, after checking on the driver of the Toyota Rav4, reportedly arrested her for operating under the influence of alcohol.

Photos by Frank Paparo. 

New overnight: Two arrested in drug sting in Orleans
- Members of the Orleans Police Department, in conjunction with the Massachusetts State  Police Drug Task force, Barnstable County Sheriffs K9 units, Drug Enforcement Agency, Eastham and Harwich police departments, conducted a month-long investigation of illegal narcotics activity that culminated in the arrests of 20-year-old Adam R. Larsen of Eastham and 21-year-old Mitchell F. Smith of Orleans.

Lead detective Kevin Higgins of Orleans tells CWN the arrests unfolded Wednesday evening in the parking lot of TJ Maxx and Papa Gino's around 7:30 p.m. He said approximately $1,300 worth of heroin was seized along with a moderate amount of cash.

The two have been charged with possession with intent to  distribute heroin, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and knowingly being present where heroin is kept. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Orleans District court on Thursday.

Drivers escape injury in rollover crashes
- The driver of this car was very lucky to walk away from a crash Wednesday evening.

At about 7 p.m. the female driver of this Nissan Sentra coming off Route 6 rolled her sedan on the eastbound offramp at Exit 10.

She refused medical treatment at the scene.

State and Harwich Police were on scene investigating the crash. 

Story and photo by Jake O'Callaghan.

FALMOUTH - Meanwhile, about an hour later in Falmouth a young woman trying to avoid a dog chasing an opossum up the middle of the road swerved in her Range Rover SUV on Acapesket Road causing the SUV to spin around, strike a mail box and roll onto its side on the front lawn of a home. The driver and only occupant was able to exit the vehicle on her own and was evaluated by Falmouth Fire/Rescue and refused further medical attention and transport. The use of seat belts was a major factor in the driver escaping injury. The dog caught the opossum but ran away safely after the crash. Story and photo by Eric Tinglof.

Police investigate unarmed robbery in Hyannis
- At 1:45 p.m. Wednesday several Barnstable Police units responded to 182 Sea St Hyannis at the main house for a report that two males had broken into one of the cottages, robbed the occupants and fled. Police units are seen here at the actual scene on Lantern Lane interviewing a victim whose identity we have purposely protected behind the bushes. Police are classifying the incident as an unarmed robbery. The perimeter was searched and neighbors reportedly told police the suspects had fled into the Oak Grove Cemetery, which abuts the cottages, but they could not be found.

Detectives called for a K-9 but later canceled it when one suspect was located and taken into custody. A County Investigation Officer took photos and prints. Further details were not immediately available.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Man convicted in pit bull shooting
- A jury today convicted  a Cotuit man for what was described as an execution style shooting of two pit bulls . The carcasses were found May 31st, 2006 in this wooded area by the Barnstable Police firing range off the Service Road. 27-year old Keith Kynock was sentenced to 1 1/2 years, 6 months to be served in the house of correction and to pay $440 in court costs.

Kynock was acquitted of two cruelty to animal charges. A second person 27-year old Todd Soderberg had already pleaded guilty to the same charges. Both had maintained they shot the dogs in self defense after the animals attacked them.

CWN file photo by Frank Paparo.

Another wild police chase
- We're learning of a second wild police chase on Cape this week. Falmouth Police are still seeking a 20-year old East Falmouth man in connection with the incident. Police say it started about 11 a.m. Tuesday when the suspect reportedly ran a stop sign at Route 28 and John Parker Road. A police officer stopped the vehicle but it took off when the officer approached it. The vehicle sped through a church parking lot narrowly missing several people. It eventually crashed into a fence on East Falmouth Highway where both occupants fled on foot. The driver was known to police and a K-9 tracked the scene to his mothers house but no one was home. Police continue to search for that driver. (Related story: Wild Police Chase ends on Cape).

Weather advisory: An arctic front will pass through the region today. A low will track along the front well offshore. Light snow may clip the Cape tonight from that storm. Even if it misses "ocean effect" snow could accumulate an inch or two especially on the Outer Cape. Bitter cold will last into Friday before a moderating trend sets in over the weekend. Check the Cape Cod Today weather center for the latest forecast. 


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