Wanted man caught after foot chase; Falmouth crash; Car vs pole in Bourne; Good samaritan alerts PD to erratic driver

Wanted man caught after short chase
- Barnstable Police got more than they bargained for when they responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated man about to drive with a small child in his car out of the Festival Plaza on Route 132 Sunday afternoon. Police determined there was an outstanding warrant for shoplifting. The unidentified man attempted to flee on foot but was quickly captured by Barnstable Police and our camera. The child was not hurt and family members took custody. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Two vehicle crash in Falmouth

A Saturn coupe was heavily damaged in a collision on East Falmouth Highway Sunday.
- Sunday afternoon at about 2:20 p.m., a two-vehicle crash made quite a mess of traffic for several minutes until one of the vehicles could be pushed out of the traffic lanes and a fluid leak could be controlled. A Saturn coupe traveling south on East Falmouth Highway (Route 28), attempted to turn into Old Barnstable Road when it struck the front of a Toyota Camry sedan traveling north on Route 28, Both vehicles swerved to their right at the last moment narrowly avoiding a head on crash. The sole female occupant and driver of the Toyota was uninjured. The driver-side air bag deployed in the Saturn preventing injury to the male driver while his female passenger received what was said to be a very minor head injury requiring transport to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire/Rescue. The crash is under investigation by Falmouth Police. Story and photos by Eric Tinglof.

Barlow's Landing Road closed after car vs pole
- Barlow's Landing Road in Bourne was closed Sunday afternoon. A car struck a utility pole around 1:30 p.m. The driver 51-year-old Gerald O'Brien  of Pocasset was not injured but NStar crews had to replace the pole. O'Brien reportedly told police he lost control when he sneezed.

Good Samaritan alerts police to erratic driver
- Police credit a Good Samaritan in helping prevent a possibly tragic crash late Sunday morning. The cell phone caller alerted police to a gray mid-sized vehicle that was all over the road on Route 28 in Centerville headed toward Hyannis. The caller followed the vehicle into the Centerville Plaza where police arrived and questioned the female driver. Sources tell CWN the driver may have had a reaction to medication. Officers reportedly took the driver to the police station where a relative could come to give her a ride home. Story by Frank Paparo.

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