Falmouth crash, MSPCA dog bite; Two nabbed in Orleans B&E

Two-vehicle crash in Falmouth

A two-vehicle crash on Route 28 in Falmouth Saturday threatened to cause a major backup.
- Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. on East Falmouth Highway (Route 28) in front of Lube & Tune between Old Barnstable Road and John Parker Road, a Chevy sedan struck the front of a Nissan sedan turning onto Route 28. The Chevy received only minor front end damage while the Nissan sustained extensive damage to the front, deploying air bags and littering the busy road with parts and fluids.

The elderly female driver of the Chevy was uninjured and able to drive from the scene.
The female driver of the Nissan received very minor injuries and was transported to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire/Rescue, her canine passenger was uninjured and waited patiently in the back of a Falmouth PD cruiser for a family member to pick him up.
As always on a Saturday on this very busy roadway the crash blocking both lanes of RT 28 caused a challenge for Falmouth PD to keep traffic moving in and out of side roads to avoid a major tie up! Story and photos by Eric Tinglof.

MSPCA worker bitten by dog
- At 10:15 a.m. Saturday morning Centerville fire and Barnstable Police responded to a 911 call of a dog bite of a female worker at the MSPCA shelter on Route 28 in Centerville. The rescue quickly put the female in the rescue and informed police as to the injuries. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment, Police called for the Barnstable Natural Resources department who responded to the scene. Authorities at the scene said that the shelter had several pit bulls quarentined and one the workers received some serious bites on her face from one of them. Officials added that the pitbull iun question would likely have to be put down. Story by Frank Paparo.

Two arrested for OUI within minutes
- Yarmouth Police made two OUI arrests within minutes Saturday morning. About 1:20 Officer Mark Noone reported seing 22-year old Joseph Brehaut of Hyannis pull into the China Inn parking lot on Route 28, jump a curb and strike a tree. He drive away but was stopped by officer Noone. Just 5 minutes later police were called to a rear-end collision at Town Brook Road and Buck Island Road. The suspect driver 26-year old Rosario Alaniz of Barnstable fled the scene but was quickly captured and charged with OUI (2nd offense), leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating unregistered and uninsured, having no inspection sticker and having no license plate.

Man to face OUI charges after Vineyard crash
- An Edgartown man will face operating under the  influence of alcohol charges after he recovers from a vehicle vs tree crash. The crash happened about 1:30 A.M. on Barnes Road. 24-year old Jesse Smith was flown to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for treatement.

Three arrested in Falmouth drug sweep
- Three people were arrested after a drug sweep in Falmouth. Falmouth, Barnstable County and Upper Cape Special Response Team officers executed a search warrant at a Prince Henry Drive home. Joseph J. Lodico and Ronald Renaud both 30 of Falmouth were charged with possession of class B (Cocaine) and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws. Lodico was also charged with possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of ammunition, possession of a bulletproof vest, possession of OxyContin and trafficking in cocaine. 40-year old Debra L. Boston was arrested on charges of conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws and distributing cocaine within a school zone.

Pair nabbed on B&E charges in Orleans
- Friday morning at approximately 8:45 Orleans Police Officers arrested two Fall River men who were in the process of removing merchandise from a storage unit off of Lots Hollow Rd. The arrests were the culmination of a month long investigation, following a report of items missing from the industrial area. Arrested was James Dias, 44 and Jodi Cordeiro, 39, both from Fall River. Dias and Cordeiro were interrupted during the Breaking and Entering by Detective Kevin Higgins, Officer Glenn Wilcox and Sgt James Rosato. Cordeiro was hiding within the storage unit, while Dias was loading a large suitcase full of electronic equipment into the back of his pickup truck. A cut padlock was found in the bed of the truck, and bolt cutters were discovered in the cab. Dias and Cordeiro are familiar with the area, as they are junk metal collectors. Dias and Cordeiro were charged with Breaking and Entering, Larceny from a building, Possession of Burglarious tools, and conspiracy to commit a crime. Both were arraigned at Orleans District court, and are being held at the Barnstable House of Corrections on $10,000 cash bail.

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