Dennis OUI crash; Orleans fire; Bourne crash; Boat found sunk at Provincetown pier; Yarmouth man arrested twice overnight

Truck vs tree in Dennisport leads to OUI arrest

This truck hit a tree on Shad Hole Road. The driver 46-year old John Harvey (right) was arrested for OUI.
DENNISPORT - Just after midnight Wednesday a Dodge Ram 1500 traveling south on Shad Hole Road crossed into the northbound lane near Beach Plum Lane about 200 feet before the intersection with Lower County Road. The truck left the road and struck a pine tree, rebounding into the road. The driver was uninjured but the passenger, who was not wearing a seat belt, struck the windshield of the truck. After the collision, the passenger walked home to Dean Road, a little over a half mile away. A Dennis ambulance was dispatched to the home where medics examined the victim and transported him to Cape Cod Hospital with head injuries that were not considered life threatening. Dennis Police Captain William Monahan reports that the operator of the vehicle, 46-year old John S. Harvey of Dennisport, was arrested at the scene following an investigation conducted by Ptlmn. Russ Francis. Mr. Harvey was charged with Operating under the Influence of Alcohol and Failure to Drive within Marked Lanes. He was released, following his booking at the Dennis Police Department, on a personal recognizance bail for appearance in Orleans District Court on Wednesday morning. Story and photo by Kevin Morley

Fire at Orleans restaurant

     Fire trucks outside the Lobster Claw Restaurant in Orleans where a fire damaged a rest room.
ORLEANS - A fire damaged a rest room at a popular Orleans restaurant.

Orleans and Eastham crews responded to the Lobster Claw Restaurant on Route 6A shortly before 4 p.m Tuesday.

No one was injured and the fire was quickly knocked down.


Photos courtesy of Rick Gleason.


Several injured in Bourne crash
- Several people were injured in a crash in Bourne Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on MacArthur Boulevard (Route 28) by the Harley Davidson dealership. Bourne Police are investigating. Further details were not immediately available.

Sunken boat found at Provincetown pier

Officials deploy booms to contain leaking fuel from a sunken fishing boat in Provincetown.
- An approximately 40-foot scalloper from Maine was discovered sunk at MacMillan Wharf shortly after sunrise Tuesday. The Northern Approach was lying on its side on the bottom. Harbormaster and Coast Guard officials deployed booms to corral some fuel leaking from the vessel. No one was injured and the cause of the sinking is unknown. A crane was able to raise the vessel later in the day.  Story and photo by Tim Caldwell.

Man arrested twice overnight in Yarmouth
- A South Yarmouth man was arrested twice overnight. Yarmouth Police stopped 44-year-old Richard Daus about 1 a.m. Tuesday on North Street and charged him with operating under the influence of alcohol. He made bail and then about 5:35 a.m. police responded to a residence on Captain Bessie Road where Daus was arrested again for violating a restraining order taken out by his wife. He was held pending arraignment in Barnstable District Court Tuesday morning. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on