Hit & run leads to chase, crash; WB crash; Dennis police seek men who approached kids

Hit & run, crash snarl afternoon commute
Suspect arrested with large quantity of cocaine

- A bizarre series of events in Barnstable and Yarmouth caused traffic gridlock for a time early Thursday evening. It started around 6 p.m. when a  hit and run crash was reported on Route 132 near Route 6 in Barnstable. The victim's car was heavily damaged but she was not injured. A cell caller reportedly told state police the suspect vehicle got on Route 6 eastbound from exit 6. The caller followed the vehicle to exit 7 and onto Willow Street where the vehicle reportedly pulled into the International Fund for Animal Welfare building and the operator fled into the woods. When police arrived the suspect was coming back out of the woods. A Barnstable Police K-9 tracked down a large quantity of cocaine in the woods. State Police charged Aljameer White with trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana.  Sources tell CWN he allegedly gave a false identity to police. Additional motor vehicle charges from Barnstable may follow. To complicate matters, a vehicle reportedly ran a red light at the bottom of the exit 7 ramp about the same time causing a crash which caused rush hour traffic to come to a virtual standstill for a time. One person was taken to CCH from the crash with unknown injuries. We'll bring you further details as we get them. Editor's note: due to incorrect information supplied to CWN a previous version of this story was inaccurate. CWN regrets the error.

Car vs SUV in West Barnstable
- At about 5 p.m. Thursday, State and Barnstable Police and West Barnstable Fire responded to this SUV vs car crash at the westbound off ramp of Route 6 at Exit 5.

At least one person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with unknown injuries.

Traffic during the evening commute was tied up at the busy interchange for about an hour.

Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

Police seek hit & run vehicle in Hyannis
- At about 3 p.m. Thursday, Barnstable Police were called to the plaza at 11 Enterprise Road which includes a Comcast office and Regency Police Supply after a vehicle struck a large brick abutment, cracked it and nearly pushing it over then left the scene. A witness reportedly gave police a plate number of the vehicle. Another eyewitness told CWN that if the abutment was not there, the car might have gone into one of the stores possibly causing serious injuries.
Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

Dennis Police seeking pair of men who approached kids
-At approximately 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon a 7th grade student from the Nathaniel H. Wixon Middle School reported being approached by two men in a vehicle, while walking home from the bus stop.

The incident occurred in the Sesuit Neck area of East Dennis shortly after the student, walking alone, had been dropped off by the school bus.

The vehicle, described by the student as an older model 4 door sedan, possibly a Nissan, dark brown or black in color.

The vehicle had pulled alongside the student as he walked along the roadway and the passenger asked him to get into the vehicle to show him his cell phone, which the student had been carrying in his hand. The student ignored the passenger's request and kept walking.

The vehicle then continued on and a short distance away turned around, driving past the student, and was last seen headed in the direction of Route 6A.

The passenger was described as a light skinned black male who appeared to be in his early -mid 40s, close cropped black hair, unshaven and wearing wire framed glasses. This is a composite drawing of the passenger (right).

The driver was described as a light skinned male.

No physical contact occurred between the occupants of the vehicle and the student.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dennis Police Department at 508-394-1315.

Composite furnished by DPD.

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