Man accused of pulling gun on motorist; Disturbed Man Arrested After Morning Pursuit; 4 "Escape" injury; Carving stolen from Dennis gallery

Man accused of pulling gun on motorist

   Witnesses talk to police after a man allegedly pulled a gun on another motorist in Centerville.
CENTERVILLE - Around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday a passerby on Prince Hinckley Road in Centerville, reported to the Barnstable Police that they saw a male inside a green SUV point what looked like a gun at a driver of another SUV. The witness was able to give police a plate number. Police searched the area and located a vehicle fitting the description on Phinney's Lane at Huckins Neck Road. Officers conducted a felony stop and questioned the suspect 18-year old Michael J., Wright of Centerville for several minutes before handcuffing him and putting him in a cruiser for transport to the station. He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Wright reportedly told police he held the gun to a friend's head as a joke. At right Ofc. Kevin Donovan secures what turned out to be a BB gun.

Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

DisturbedMan Arrested After Morning Pursuit
Police say they Tasered suspect after he repeatedly refused verbal directions

YARMOUTH - On Tuesday at 8:38 a.m. Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Christopher A. Marino observed a 2003 Toyota Tundra pick up truck driving west on Old Main Street with the operator having a revoked driver's license. Patrol Officer Marino further realized that the operator was also a suspect in several recent threats to harm a police officer as well as an employee at a local post office.

Yarmouth Police say Patrol Officer Marino activated his fully marked cruiser's emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle on Old Main Street. The vehicle initially pulled over but sped off as Patrol Officer Marino exited his cruiser. The vehicle traveled at a moderate rate of speed, approximately 35 miles per hour, as it went through the stop sign at the intersection at Route 28 and continued westbound passing other vehicles and then failed to stop at the red light at the Long Pond Drive intersection.

Police say Patrol Officer Marino followed the vehicle as it continued to travel erratically west on Route 28 for a total pursuing distance of less than 1 mile until it pulled into the parking lot of the Cavalier Motel and stopped abruptly in front of room 15. The operator exited the vehicle and ignored Patrol Officer Marino as he took out his dog and walked towards his room. The operator repeatedly disregarded the verbal directions of Patrol Officer Marino and walked to his room while mumbling some type of inaudible words. Patrol Officer Marino was eventually able to stop the subject by deploying his Taser device. The suspect was subsequently subdued and taken in to custody. 58-year-old Frank R. Correia of South Yarmouth was charged with Operating with a Revoked License, Operating to Endanger, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, Failure to Stop at a Red Light, Resisting Arrest, and Threat to Kill. Correia was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and consequently transferred to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment and psychiatric evaluation.

Mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police.

Four escape injury in "Escape" rollover

    Four people escaped injury when this SUV rollover over on the Exit 7 off-ramp of Route 6.
YARMOUTH - Four people escaped injury after their Ford Escape rolled over on the Route 6 Exit 7 off-ramp early Tuesday evening. One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. The SUV reportedly slid about 100 feet on its roof after flipping over. State Police are investigating the crash.

Story and photos by Richard Copley.

Stolen Carving of "Miniature Ruffed Grouse"
DENNIS - Sometime between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday an unknown person or persons stole an approximate 5" wood carving of a "Miniature Ruffed Grouse" from a counter at the Eldred's Auction Gallery located at 1483 Route 6A, East Dennis.

The carving is signed on the bottom "A.E. Crowell & Son Cape Cod Mass" and is mounted on a driftwood base.

The carving is valued at between $3,000-$4,000. 

Update: Friday Ausust 15th the carving was anonymously left at the Dennis Post Office with a note asking it be returned to Eldred's.



Photo furnished by Dennis Police Department.


News briefs:
Sandwich, USCG search for possible person in water
- Sandwich firefighters and the Coast Guard were called out late Tuesday afternoon to search for a possible person in the water in the Scorton Creek area. Nothing had been found as of press time.

Woman injured in boating accident
- A woman suffered a leg injury after a boating accident in Harwich around 7 p.m. Tuesday. The victim was reportedly struck by a boat propeller on Long Pond. She was taken to Cape Cod Hospital. Further details were not immediately available.

Three transported after Harwich crash
- Three people were taken to Cape Cod Hospital after acrash in Harwich Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened on Route 124 atWilliams Way snarling traffic until it was cleared. Harwich Police areinvestigating. Further details were not immediately available.

Two injured in Otis Rotary crash
- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 28 at the Otis Rotary in Bourne around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The victims were taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries. Police are investigating the crash. 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