Firefighters extinguish stump dump fire in Marstons Mills
MARSTONS MILLS - Firefighters from the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills FireDepartment responded late Monday morning to a stump dump fire inMarstons Mills.
Capt. Sean Greene said Cape Resources, which is at 280 Old FalmouthRoad near the Town of Barnstable recycling center, reported the fire at11:24 a.m.
Captain Greene said the fire had broken out in a hopper where logshad been placed prior to grinding into wood chips. He said the logs hadgotten caught in the hopper, building up heat and leading to a fireinside the metal building where the hopper and grinder are housed.
Twenty-three firefighters, four engines and an ambulance responded.Captain Greene said the fire was extinguished in 20 minutes. No one wasinjured in the fire.
Fire photos submitted by Todd Ostrom.
Heroin overdose suspected in West Yarmouth death
WEST YARMOUTH - State police detectives are investigating the deathof a 55-year-old Hyannis man found dead inside a West Yarmouth motelroom Sunday.
Yarmouth police said evidence points to a possible heroin overdose.
A hotel clerk at the Yankee Village Motor Inn discovered the body onthe floor of the motel room's bathroom when the man failed to check outby the noon deadline. Police responded. They found heroin and a usedsyringe in the room.
Police declined to identify the man pending notification of his family.
Detectives assigned to the Crime Prevention and Control unitassigned to the Cape and Island's District Attorney's Office areinvestigating the death.
Man gets 10 years for child pornography charge
WEST YARMOUTH - A West Yarmouth man has been sentenced on an indictment charging him with possession of child pornography.
Shawn Baker, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessingvisual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct,according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan andWarren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation in the Boston Field Division.
According to the FBI,Baker had a prior conviction involving two counts of indecent assaultand battery on a child, and is a registered sex offender. In additionto the 10 years' incarceration, the judge in the case ordered Baker toserve 20 years of supervised release upon completion of his sentence.
The Yarmouth Police Department and the FBI investigated the case, whichwas prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana Gershengorn of the MajorCrimes Unit.
Police charge juvenile with assault
HYANNIS - A 16-year-old Osterville resident faces two charges of assault with a deadly weapon after police said he drove a Mercedes-Benz at two Barnstable police officers Friday night.
Sgt. David Myett said the officers, who were in plainclothes, were on patrol in the large parking lot off South Street in Hyannis, where car break-ins have been reported.
According to police, when Officer Keith Sexton approached the Mercedes-Benz and ordered the two occupants of the car to show their hands, the driver drove at Sexton and then narrowly missed an unmarked cruiser in which Officer Peter Myrbeck was sitting.
The officers followed the Mercedes-Benz to the intersection of North Street and Bassett Lane, where they stopped the car and arrested its occupants.
Sergeant Myett said the 16-year-old, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (the car), operating to endanger, and violating the cruising law that restricts the age of passengers that a new young driver may transport.
The passenger, Zachary Sullivan, 17, of Barnstable was charged with marijuana possession.
Police arrest Centerville man for cocaine trafficking
HYANNIS - Barnstable police have charged a 19-year-old Centerville man with cocaine trafficking after arresting him Friday in the Barnstable High School parking lot during a football game.
Sgt. David Myett said Ilya Zinov was charged with trafficking in cocaine, having drugs in a school zone or park, and operating a vehicle without a license. Zinov's passenger, Nicholas Hobbs, 19, of Boston was charged with possession of cocaine, marijuana and having drugs in a school zone or park.
According to police, an officer in the parking lot knew Zinov had a suspended sentence. The officer stopped Zinov's vehicle and further learned that the vehicle plates had been suspended for lack of insurance payments.
Police arrested both men. At the station, the police said they found Zinov had 14 grams of cocaine, and charged him with trafficking in cocaine.