Dennis gas leak; Large capacity gun found in Hyannis; Sandwich crash leads to drug charges

Gas leak in East Dennis
DENNIS - Cape Wide News has learned of a natural gas leak Tuesday in East Dennis. Around 4 p.m. a line was ruptured in the area of 85 School Street. Reliable sources tell CWN National Grid was working in the area at the time when the main was struck. We are checking with authorities for further details. A CWN reader who lives in the neighborhood reports seeing several workers rush covered in dirt from a hole they were working in. Fortunately there were no injuries reported. The reader adds a loud hissing noise could be heard for nearly a half hour. Dennis Police confirm the incident and say several homes lost gas service for a time and had to be relit.
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Large capacity gun found in Hyannis
HYANNIS - A frightening find in a Hyannis neighborhood. A loaded .22 caliber handgun with a large capacity magazine was found in a trash bag on Spring Street.

Now police are trying to trace the gun's history. They are also trying to determine if the gun had been dropped off for someone else to pickup or if someone may have spotted police and ditched it.


Photo furnished by Barnstable Police.

Woman injured in early morning Bourne crash
- Bourne Police are investigating an early morning crash on Head of the Bay Road. An SUV crashed into a tree. The woman driving was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Sandwich crash leads to drug charges
- A Sandwich man faces charges of operating under the influence of alcohol after a head-on crash on Tupper Road Tuesday afternoon. Police say 22-year old Nicholas Matsas fled but was apprehended when his car apparently died in the Town Neck Beach parking lot. Police allege Matsas tried to go around a vehicle that stopped to make a turn and crashed into a car driven by a Brimfield woman whose 14-year old son was a passenger. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries. In addition to OUI drugs, Matsas was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating to endanger and other motor vehicle charges. The investigation is continuing and Sandwich Police say additional drug charges are likely. 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