MC victim was arrested on gun charge in July 2007; K-9 demonstration at Scallop Festival; Stephen O'Brien sings; 1st Annual WBFD Lobster Festival

Motorcyclist airlifted from crash was arrested after gun threat in July 2007

- The 47-year-old Bourne man who was airlifted yesterday to Massachusetts General Hospital after crashing his motorcycle on Route 130 at 8:30 a.m., is the same person who was arrested in Harwich in July of 2007 for pulling a gun at CVS on Route 137 in Harwich.

Shaun Ellis, shown in a file photo above from his July 27, 2007 arrest in Harwich, was injured Thursday morning when his motorcycle apparently went out of control heading southbound on Route 130, just past the entrance to the Clark-Haddad American Legion Post parking lot, Sgt. Christopher McDermott said.  Upon arrival at the scene, police officers discovered both Ellis and the motorcycle lying in the grass off the right side of the road.

Fire Capt. James Huska said Ellis wasn't breathing when police arrived at the scene of the motorcycle crash.  "The police officers did a nice job of opening his airway," Huska said.

Sandwichparamedics then used a mechanical device that "breathed for" Ellis. Thefire department also requested a helicopter transport to MassGeneralfrom Boston MedFlight.

By the time the paramedics had taken Ellis tothe Henry T. Wing School on Route 130, which served as the helicopter'slanding zone, the accident victim was conscious and talking, Huska said.

The crash is under investigation by both the Sandwich Police and two Barnstable Police Officers who are investigators for the Cape Cod Regional Law Enforcement Council Crash Reconstruction Team.

In the incident in July 2007, Harwich Police said it was reported by pharmacy employees that a man hadbecome upset over a problem with his prescriptions and becamethreatening towards the pharmacy technician at the drive up pharmacywindow and subsequently brandished a handgun in a threatening mannertowards the employee. A witness told CWN Ellis stated, "I use this when Iget angry".   See that report here.

Barnstable Officer Stephen O'Brien sings at Opening Ceremonies

- Officer Stephen O'Brien has combined his talent for singing with his profession as a Barnstable Police Officer, and at 2p.m. on Friday, September 19, he will sing at the opening ceremonies of the Bourne Scallop Festival.
   He performs at many functions, dedications and ceremonies singing the National Anthem along with other songs ranging from 'Danny Boy' to 'Ave Maria.' Officer O'Brien's hobby for singing has grown over the years and has led him to study with renowned voice instructor, Bradley Pennington, of Boston's Bel Conto Opera. Officer O'Brien represents the Barnstable Police Department.

K-9 demonstration at Scallop Festival

BOURNE - The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit will conduct a demonstration at the 39th annual Bourne Scallop Festival at 1 p.m. Sept. 21. The unit is composed of six dogs and their officers. Four of the dogs are trained to assist local police departments with patrol calls, including searches for missing children and the elderly, while two specialize in narcotics. The unit was started in 1989.

Deputy sheriffs will also be available in the main tent to conduct iris scans on children, which can help identify children in emergencies.

The West Barnstable Fire Department's 1st Annual Lobster Festival

WEST BARNSTABLE - The West Barnstable Fire Department's 1st Annual Lobster Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11am to 2pm. The festival will take place at the West Barnstable Fire Headquarters at 2160 Meetinghouse Way in West Barnstable.

Choose a lobster dinner (fresh Maine lobster, wbfd_lobster_115steamers, corn on the cob, chips & soda) $25/$30 at the door or chicken dinner (grilled chicken breast, corn on the cob, pasta salad, chips & soda) $15 and kid's dinner (grilled hotdog, corn on the cob, chips & soda) $5.

All proceeds will be used to purchase a power unit to go with the department's newly acquired Hurst Jaws of Life.

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