Yarmouth crash; Falmouth fire; Route 6 Sandwich crash; Bourne crash results in OUI charge; Man arrested for 6th OUI in Truro

Two injured in crash involving cruiser
- Two people were injured in a crash in West Yarmouth shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning involving a police cruiser (right) and a civilian vehicle on Route 28 near Springer Lane. Yarmouth Police tell CWN the crash involved a westbound gray 2005 Ford Focus operated by Jessica D. King of South Yarmouth and an eastbound fully marked white 2005 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser operated by Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Justin Haire.

The head-on crash occurred as Patrol Officer Haire was in the process of providing back up assistance to another Yarmouth Police Officer who was conducting a motor vehicle stop in front of the Cape Cod Irish Village Resort.

Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department were called to the scene and both operators were transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis were they were both examined and released.

The Barnstable County Sheriff's Department provided photographic services and the Yarmouth and Massachusetts State Police secured the immediate area while traffic was diverted for about 3 hours to allow members of the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit to conduct an investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Yarmouth Police Department at 508-775-0445 or the Massachusetts State Police at 508-993-8373. Photo by Richard Copley.

Fire damages attic of Falmouth home
- Fire damaged the attic of a home in Falmouth just after midnight Sunday morning. Crews were called to 128 Seacoast Shores Boulevard to find the attic full of smoke. Investigators believe heat from a flue pipe for a wood stove caught insulation on fire in the attic. The fire was quickly extinguished and no one was injured.

Crashes close Route 6
- Two apparently simultaneous crashes, one of which was reportedly a head-on collision closed down Route 6 west of exit 2 around 11:15 p.m. for nearly an hour Saturday night. One person reportedly attempted to flee when State Police first arrived but was quickly captured and arrested on unknown charges. Sandwich rescue checked 5 other victims. No one was seriously injured. Further details were not immediately available. 

Crash results in OUI arrest
- On Saturday evening at about 8:45 p.m. Bourne Police responded to a report of a one car crash near 15 Shaker Drive off of County Road in the Monument Beach section of town. Officers located a Ford Mustang that had struck a Verizon Telephone Company pedestal on Shaker Drive. The unidentified operator was reportedly arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and transported to the Bourne Police Station for booking. Further details were not immediately available. Story submitted by AAP.

Man arrested for 6th OUI in Truro
- A Fall River man was arrested for his 6th operating under the influence of alcohol charge Saturday evening.

About 5 p.m. Patrolman Nicholas Ambrosini spotted a GMC pickup truck that was reportedly operating erratically on Route 6.

Police say 64-year old Victor Seltsam failed sobriety tests and that a computer check showed his license was also suspended for the previous OUIs so he was additionally charged with operating after suspension and marked lanes violation. 

Mugshot furnished by Truro PD.

Barnstable Police seek home invasion suspect
- Barnstable Police are seeking a man who masquerading as a maintenance man allegedly forced his way into a Centerville residence Friday. He demanded the woman there turn over medication to him. The suspect then cut the phone cord before leaving in a pickup truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact Barnstable Police.

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