Falmouth man arrested for assault & battery on a police officer and drug charges
EAST FALMOUTH - Thursday afternoon Falmouth Police arrested 19-year-old Tevis Yarmala (right) of Falmouth for illegal drug charges, motor vehicle violations, and Assault & Battery on a Police Officer.
Yarmala was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:28 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th on Crowell Road in East Falmouth when Officer Chris Bartolomei observed what he believed to be marijuana in the vehicle. Yarmala was asked to exit the vehicle at which time Officer Bartolomei attempted to arrest and handcuff him.
Immediately following, Yarmala struck Officer Bartolomei in the face with his elbow. Yarmala continued to violently resist arrest striking Officer Bartolomei in the groin, slamming him into a stone wall, and attempting to stab him in the face with a stick.
The department received several 911 calls reporting that Officer Bartolomei needed further assistance. A bystander also helped handcuff the suspect.
Additional officers arrived and Yarmala was taken into custody along with a 15-year-old juvenile, also of East Falmouth. The juvenile was arrested for disorderly conduct.
As a result of the incident Yarmala has been charged with Drug Possession Class D, Possession to Distribute Class D, Resisting Arrest, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Stick), Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, Arrest Warrant, Drug Violation Near a school, State Highway violation (Yellow Light), Marked Lanes, OUI Drugs (Marijuana), Faiure to Stop for a Police Officer, and Speeding.
Mugshot furnished by the Falmouth Police Department.
Truro fire department gets sorted out
TRURO - Authority over the appointment of a fire chief here seems to finally have been sorted out. Turns out, there shouldn't be one. It's the chief fire engineer who reigns over the department.
A few weeks ago the town's board of fire engineers appointed Brian Davis as fire chief for a period of three years, which seemed to conflict with an understanding reached at a recent board of selectmen's meeting.
Given that it seemed a new fire chief needed to be appointed, the selectmen have been trying to determine who, legally, has the authority to appoint Truro's fire chief - the selectmen or the fire board... The Banner.
Commercial Street in Wellfleet closings due to work on Uncle Tim's Bridge
WELLFLEET - As the construction on Uncle Tim's Bridge progresses, logistical issues and restrictions due to the necessary protection of Duck Creek have made it necessary to continue to close Commerical Street during the day until the project is complete.
Street closing depends mostly on the tides and the contractor's work schedule and will take placed during the day on weekdays for the most part. Closings will continue for another three to four weeks or until all the new pilings are in place.
Starting Monday, September 15th, both ends of Commercial Street will be completely closed to traffic during construction. Residents are asked to use Whit’s Lane to enter and exit their properties. A saw horse barrier will remain in place at the intersection of Whit’s Lane and Main Street with room for residents to drive around it.
As in the past, the barriers at the end of the street will be removed at the end of the work day, usually around 3 p.m.
Information from the Town of Wellfleet's website.