Erratic operator arrested; more storms

Alleged erratic operator caught after crash
CENTERVILLE - At 5:50 p.m. Friday Barnstable Police were looking for an alleged erratic driver in a green Chevy Astro van with ladders on top reportedly weaving and speeding in the area of Route 28 and Phinneys Lane. By the time police arrived the van had collided with a gray Jeep Cherokee at the entrance to the Mobil Gas Station at Route 28 and Old Stage Road. The driver was arrested and taken to the police station. No one was injured in the crash.
Story and photo by Frank Paparo.

More storms bring lightning strikes
- An isolated thunderstorm blew up late Friday afternoon over Sandwich before moving east through Barnstable. Several possible lightning strikes in Sandwich set off alarms but did no major damage. In Centerville a century old Oak Tree on Elliott Street was splintered but remained standing. The weather service says small hail was reported in some areas as well.

Care packages arrive in Iraq
- Yarmouth Police thank everyone who donated care packages during the recent drive. Lt. Steven Xiarhos received confirmation that the packages had arrived and will be distributed to troops. 

"We received the packages that your police department sent to us. We appreciate you all remembering us during this time.  I will distribute the packages among our companies in the next two weeks. The Marines appreciate the soccer balls for the Iraq children."


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