Pedestrian struck in Falmouth
A Toyota pickup truck is heavily damaged after striking a pedestrian in Falmouth.
FALMOUTH -Wednesday evening at around 7 p.m. a Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by 71-year old John Rezendes of East Falmouth struck an elderly male pedestrian on Davis Straits Road (Route 28) in Falmouth. The pedestrian 68-year old Robert Jordan of Falmouth sustained what were described as very serious life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire/Rescue and then reportedly flown by Medflight helicopter to Boston Medical Center. The incident was being investigated by Falmouth Police where the section of Route 28 was blocked for a time and was being treated as a crime scene. The significant damage to the pickup can be seen in the photo above. The victims sneakers were left in the roadway (right). Story and photos by Eric Tinglof.
Brush fire at Otis ANG Base
OTIS ANG BASE -Around 7 p.m. Otis ANGB Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a brush fire near the PAVE PAWS installation located at the north western region of the base. The fire which was spotted by a helicopter scorched about an acre. The fire was quickly knocked down but firefighters remained on the scene a while to make sure it was completely out. No injuries were reported with this fire. Otis FD is investigating. Story by Aaron Bryant.
After school fights concern Barnstable Police
HYANNIS - At about 2:15 p.m Wednesday there were two fights between teens as school let out at Barnstable High. The first was in front of the Dunkin' Donuts across West Main Street from BHS and the other about 200 feet away at the entrance to the condo complex on West Main Street in Hyannis. Several Barnstable Police units arrived at both scenes along with Ptl. Reid Hall, the in-school officer. One of the teens with a scratched and bleeding face started walking up Pine St. A Hyannis rescue was requested to treat him. He was interviewed by BPD and transported to CCH. A couple of hours later another fight started between other teens at the Lincoln Road Extension. A car leaving the scene with 5 or 6 teens was stopped on Route 28 and Danvers Way for ID and questioning. Further details were not immediately available. Story and photo by Frank Paparo.
Brush fire in remote spot in Sandwich
SANDWICH -At 6:43 p.m. Sandwich Fire and Rescue received a call of a large brush fire, roughly a quarter-acre, behind Watts Family Farms in Sandwich. At 6:48 P.M., one engine and a breaker responded to the fire. Units initially had a difficult time reaching the area due to obstructions in the way of an access road that runs parallel to Otis Air National Guard Base. Units then found an opening off of Falmouth/Sandwich Road via a dirt road. The brush fire was then quickly put out with aid from Otis Fire. The call was terminated about a half hour later with Massachusetts Environmental Police and Sandwich Police remaining on the scene. There were no injuries reported with this brush fire. Further information is unknown. Falmouth Firefighters continue to douse several brush fires in their town that appear suspicious. Story by Aaron Bryant.
B&Es on Hiramar Road probed
HYANNIS - At about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, several Barnstable Police units were called to 52 Fresh Holes Road in Hyannis, a duplex that had been apparently broken into through a rear window. The address is only about 100 feet from the Hiramar Road duplex that was recently firebombed although there was no indication the incidents were related. The CIO was called to the scene for photos and finger prints after police made sure that there were no suspects in the duplex. Police respond quickly to this troubled neighborhood and do security patrols several times a day so those who live there, and any potential trouble makers, see the police presence. A short time later another break was reported in the same area. Story by Frank Paparo.
House fire in Falmouth
FALMOUTH - Firefighters were called to a house fire in Falmouth early Wednesday afternoon. Tankers had to be called to reach the remote house at 105 Currier Road because there were no hydrants in the area. Investigators believe a carelessly discarded cigarette started a fire outside which extended to the house. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is providing temporary shelter for the displaced residents.
Man stabbed at 7-11 in Hyannis
BARNSTABLE - Barnstable Police have few clues after the second stabbing in three days. Officers were called to the 7-11 on North Street around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night for a reported fight. Everyone had left by the time officers arrived, but a few minutes later, the officers were summoned to Cape Cod Hospital where a man had shown up with two stab wounds in his back. The man is expected to recover but reportedly refused to cooperate with police.