Yarmouth crash; White Hen Pantry robbed; Couple escapes Falmouth car fire; Route 6 ramp rollover

Driver arrested for OUI after car vs pole in Yarmouth

A Mustang snapped a utility pole with transformer on Higgins-Crowell Road.  Four occupants escaped injury.
- A single-vehicle crash in Yarmouth is causing major problems this Monday morning. At about 3:30 a.m., a Ford Mustang crashed into a utility pole on Higgins-Crowell Road in West Yarmouth, right at the old police station near the intersection with Route 28.

The impact of the crash brought down the entire pole, along with a bank of transformers. In addition, the Mustang snapped off a fire hydrant.

Somehow all four occupants got out of the vehicle safely, as there were wires everywhere. They were all evaluated by Yarmouth rescue but declined transport to Cape Cod Hospital. The driver 19-year old Nicholas Hayward of West Yarmouth was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

Higgins-Crowell Road was closed between North Road and Route 28 for nearly 12 hours while crews replaced the pole and the hydrant. A substantial oil spill was on the road from the transformer. Yarmouth firefighters reamined on the scene to mitigate the spill with absorbent material.

At the same time, rescuers were also responding to a bizarre call on Route 28 in South Yarmouth for a report of someone who fell out of a tree. That person was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. Further details were not immediately available. Top photo by Richard Copley. Photo right by Tim Caldwell.

Armed robbery reported at White Hen Pantry
- Barnstable Police are looking for two white males who held up the White Hen Pantry on Falmouth Road (Route 28) about 12:15 a.m.  Monday morning. A gun was reportedly shown and the pair made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was not injured. Further details were not immediately available.

Rollover on Route 6 off-ramp
- State Police are investigating a rollover crash off Route 6 Sunday evening. The crash happened on the off-ramp from exit 3, Quaker Meetinghouse Road. The driver and two passengers escaped injury.

Couple escape Falmouth motor vehicle fire


224081_369FALMOUTH - Just after 1:30 Sunday afternoon at 50 Mill Farm Road in East Falmouth, a smoking radio in an older model Volvo quickly turned into a full-blown car fire after the car was parked in the drive way.

All occupants of the Volvo were able to exit the car and call Falmouth Fire who arrived within four or five minutes to find the Volvo fully involved. FFD was able to extinguish the fire quickly with extinguishers and water, preventing serious damage to other vehicles parked nearby. The fire was strong enough to burn part of the lamp post in the front yard but no other damage was apparent. There were no injuries.

Story and photos by Eric Tinglof .

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