Harwich crash, Yarmouth brush fire; Marstons Mills home invasion ends in violent attack; Dennisport two-car crash on 28

Home invasion ends in violent attack in Marstons Mills

barnstable031408c_250MARSTONS MILLS - Barnstable Police are looking for two suspects in a violent attack in the Mills Friday morning. Sometime around 2 a.m. the masked suspects allegedly entered a residence on Treetop Circle. A shot was apparently fired then a male resident was reportedly pistol-whipped and a second person who tried to intercede was reportedly threatened with the gun. The first victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by ambulance with a head injury but is expected to recover. Police used a K-9 dog to try to track the suspects but the dog only made it a short distance to where authorities believe a car was waiting. Barnstable Police say the attack was not random and they have obtained arrest warrants. When located the suspects will face charges of hone invasion and assault with intent to murder. Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

Rear-end collision in Harwich
- Not paying attention apparently caused this collision on Route 28 Friday at around 2 p.m.

The female driver of this Volvo crashed into the rear of a Chrysler Jeep in front of the Villa Roma Restaurant.

Fire Capt. John Clarke and Police Officer Adam Hutton survey the damage to the Volvo.

No injuries were reported.


Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan. 

Chatham chief is finalist for top job in Springfield
- Another Cape Cod police chief may soon be on the move. Chatham Police Chief Mark Pawlina is a finalist for the police commisioner post in Springfield, MA according to the Springfield Republican newspaper. 

Paulina started his career with the Hartford, CT force and has been chief in Chatham since November of 2006.

Earlier this week CWN reported first that Provincetown Acting Chief Warren Tobias had filed for retirement.

CWN file photo by Jake O'Callaghan. 

Early brush fire season has started in Yarmouth
- Firefighters from Yarmouth's three fire stations were called out at 3:15 Friday afternoon to extinguish a stubborn brush fire . It was located in a wooded area off Washington Avenue, near the intersection of Theodore Roosevelt Road in West Yarmouth. Story by Richard Copley. 

Juveniles charged in "tagging" spree in OrleansORLEANS - Following a month long investigation into Graffiti /tagging at the rear of several Orleans businesses and the Tri-Town Septic treatment plant, Orleans police were able to identify three subjects that are responsible for several areas that were reported damaged. All three are 14 year old Juveniles from the Brewster area, and are facing charges of Tagging of private property. Photos furnished by OPD.

Two-car Dennisport crash sends two to hospital

dennisport031408b_250DENNISPORT – Around 7:50 a.m. Friday a two-car crash at the intersection of Route 28 and Center Street by the Carpet Barn sent two people to Cape Cod Hospital. A high-end Mercedes Brabus traveling east on Route 28 struck a Ford Escort LX wagon (see right) pulling out from Center Street. The driver of the Mercedes was able to step out of the vehicle and onto the stretcher while the driver of the Ford was removed on a backboard. Both drivers were traveling alone. Evidence at the scene indicates that the Ford driver sustained possibly serious injuries. Public safety personnel at the scene were surprised to see that the Ford’s two airbags had deployed in a side-impact collision while the airbags in the Mercedes Brabus, which sustained a frontal impact, did not deploy. Traffic was rerouted for a brief period while the victims were prepared for transport. Dennis police are investigating.  Story and photos by Kevin Morley.

Cigarette blamed for Hyannis fire
- Fire officials believe a carelessly disposed cigarette was to blame for a small fire in Hyannis late Thursday night. The fire damaged an interior stairwell of the apartment building at 44 Yarmouth Road shortly after 11 p.m. A resident had extinguished the burning carpet before firefighters arrived. A portion of the step was pulled up to make sure the fire hadn't extended. No one was injured.

Chimney fire sends flames shooting up
- A creosote buildup in a chimney made for a dramatic scene in Sandwich Thursday evening. Flames were shooting up some 3 feet from the chimney at 15 Old Farm Lane when firefighters arrived about 10 p.m. Once the fire in the wood stove was doused firefighters used chains to break up the creosote eliminate the problem. Damage was confined to the chimney and no one was injured.

Also on Cape Wide News: Arrest made in Dennis liquor store break-in (click here). 

Fox 25's Firehouse Fridays visits Yarmouth
fox_yarmouth_150YARMOUTH - Fox 25's traffic guy, Doug Meehan, visited the men and women of the Yarmouth Fire Department during their Firehouse Fridays segment. 

Armed with Dunkin' Donuts coffee and doughnuts, Doug paid tribute to some of Yarmouth's finest and shed some light on the Dennis-Yarmouth bench wars.  And then there's the matter of a little fella named Luigi...

Click on the image (right), then click on Yarmouth to watch the video. 


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