Cape mother murdered in Peabody; Orleans pair in more trouble; Falmouth crash

Two injured in Brewster crash
BREWSTER - Two people were injured in this crash on Route 137 in Brewster Thursday morning.

A CWN reader caught the scene and and sent in this picture.

The Jeep Liberty struck a tree head-on. The injuries do not appear life-threatening.

Brewster Police are investigating the cause of the crash.


Gasoline spill closes Harwich road
HARWICH -  A truck hauling gasoline accidentally spilled 30 gallons at the Speedway Gas Company.  The incident happened at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Main and Bank Streets in the center of town. The driver of the truck had stopped at the gas station, then moved the vehicle to another location about 40 feet away to unload.  When he opened the valve, the gasoline spilled on the pavement. The Harwich Fire Department responded to the scene and spread speedy-dri on the spill. Harwich police closed Bank Street at Main until the gasoline had dissipated. Story and photo by Jake O'Callaghan.

Pair charged in Orleans in more trouble with the law
- On Friday, April 4, 2008 two Fall River men were arrested after they were discovered in and near a storage unit on Lots Hollow Rd., which had been broken into. On that day, James Dias, 44, and Jodi Cordeiro, 39, were both arrested for breaking and entering, larceny from a building and conspiracy to commit a crime. Both men listed their occupations as junk metal haulers. Evidence and information collected from that arrest has led Detectives from Orleans to three U-Haul storage units in the town of Swansea where additional stolen property was discovered. Numerous power tools, generators and two small outboard motors were found. One of the motor's serial numbers had been ground off. This motor has since been identified as coming from an Orleans boat storage area, and had not been reported missing. Both men are being held at the Barnstable House of Corrections on $10,000 cash bail. The investigation is continuing, and additional charges are pending.

Falmouth crash
- In Falmouth, Wednesday evening just after 9:30 p.m. a Toyota 4 Runner turning left out of Lakeview Avenue onto Gifford Street northbound was struck in the left rear by a Mercedes sedan traveling north on Gifford. Both vehicles sustained enough damage to spread fluids on the roadway and require being towed from the scene. The young female driver of the Toyota and the adult male driver of the Mercedes and his female passenger declined medical attention and transport by Falmouth Fire/Rescue. The crash was being investigated by Falmouth PD. Story by Eric Tinglof.

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Cape woman murdered in Peabody
- A Harwich mother of two has been found apparently murdered in Peabody on the north shore. Authorities found the body of Jessica Herrera who would have turned 26 today in an apartment after a former boyfriend was overheard at a local bar saying he had killed her. 28-year-old Ashley Fernandes pled not guilty to Herrara's murder in Salem District Court on Monday. Herrera who grew up in Hyannis, was the mother of two children.  See our original story here.

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