Cocaine arrest; Larceny at farm stand; Yarmouth PD issues weather advisory

Barnstable police arrest alleged cocaine dealers

BARNSTABLE - Barnstable police arrested two Cape men Thursday for trafficking in cocaine after following them off-Cape to the Kingston Mall where, police say, they observed them engaging in a drug transaction.


Police pulled over Andre Bovan, 22 on left, of Hyannis, and Christopher Degrace, 24 on right, of Yarmouth shortly after midnight Thursday on the Mid-Cape Highway near Exit 5.

Bovan and Degrace were arraigned Thursday in Barnstable District Court on charges of trafficking in cocaine and conspiring to violate drug laws.

Det. Lieut. Sean Balcom of the Barnstable Narcotics Unit said the police used five separate cars to tail the two men from the West Yarmouth motel where they were staying to the parking lot of the Kingston Mall, where Barnstable detectives and members of the state police observed a transaction.

degrace_christopher_250_01Barnstable police then followed the two men back to the Cape. They pulled over the vehicle near Exit 5 and found an ounce of cocaine in the brassiere of a passenger, Sharawn Moore, 20, of Hyannis.

Meanwhile, Lieutentant Balcom said, state police followed and later arrested Stephen Azar, 31, of Rockland, who allegedly supplied the Cape men with cocaine.

Bail was set at $10,000 each for Bovan and Degrace, who are scheduled to return to court Oct. 17. At present, police haven't charged Moore.


Larceny at Orleans farm stand caught on video

ORLEANS - During the summer months, a local farm stand realized that it was losing money from the “honor box” and change trays located within the farm stand shed.

The owner installed a surveillance camera, and caught these images of a white male, taking money on several occasions.

From the images provided, he is in his mid to late '40s, short curly grey or blond hair and a short goatee.  He has a light-colored back pack with him in all images.  He has been caught on surveillance on several occasions, between the hours of 10 a.m.  to 3:30 p.m.

The farm stand estimates that over the past several months, hundreds of dollars in produce and money have been taken.

It is unknown if the individual is arriving by bike or on foot, or if a motor vehicle is used.

If anyone recognizes this individual, please contact the Orleans Police Department’s Detective Bureau at 508-255-0117.

Video furnished by the Orleans Police Department.

Yarmouth Police Department issues Storm Advisory

yarmouth_pd_shield_151Chief Michael J. Almonte and Town of Yarmouth staff members have been watching the updates and preparing for Tropical Storm Kyle this week. Based on updated reports and continual discussions with the Barnstable County Regional Planning Committee, the National Weather Service and MEMA, the storm is expected to be a typical rain and wind event for our area. Following periods of rain during Friday and Saturday, heavier rains and winds to 40MPH are expected later Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Citizens encountering fallen trees or wires should call the Police Department using the 911 system - if an emergency - or dialing 508-775-0445 ext 0. Do not go near downed lines - they may still be charged. Police or fire personnel will respond to these calls and notify appropriate utilities. The phone number for citizens to report a power outage to NSTAR is 1-800-592-2000.

Kyle could become a hurricane later on Saturday

9-26-8-kyle_track_377_01Citizens are encouraged to use the NSTAR phone system to report power outages - the system automatically tracks (see NOAA track as of Saturday at 8am. Click here to see update of local radar) these calls and provides information to NSTAR as to how many people are out in a given area. The system will also give the caller a call back to provide information as to when the power is expected to be turned back on.

The following are steps to be taken only when instructed to ‘Shelter-in-Place', not to be completed ahead of time:

If instructed, you should immediately go indoors.
Close and lock all doors and windows. Locking is preferred since it generally ensures that the door or window is shut tight.
Close drapes, blinds, and window shades.
Protect windows with pre-drilled plywood sheets.
Go to a room in the center of your home with the fewest windows and doors.
It is ideal to have a hard-wired telephone in the room you select. Cellular telephone equipment may be overwhelmed during an emergency. Do not call your local fire or police departments for information. Emergency workers will need their lines for emergency use. Call your local Emergency Management Office.
Take your Family Disaster Kit to that location.
Keep pets indoors. Make sure you have additional food and water supplies for them.
If you have livestock, shelter them, also. Provide them with stored feed and water.
Continue to monitor your Emergency Alert Station (EAS) and other Media for official messages and instructions.
Stay inside until officials say otherwise.
If you are in your vehicle and are advised to ‘Shelter-in-Place', and are very close to home, your office or a public building, go there immediately.

High Wind and Surf Warnings through evening on Saturday

Wind might reach 40 mph on Cape, see advisory here.

Tonight...Rain.Patchy fog. Rain May be heavy at Times after midnight. Near steadytemperature in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to40 mph...Decreasing to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of rain near 100percent.

Saturday...Rainin the morning...Then showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog. Rain May beheavy at Times in the morning. Humid with highs in the lower 70s. Southwinds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

Saturday Night...Showers.Patchy fog. Windy with lows in the lower 60s. East winds 10 to 15mph...Increasing to northeast 20 to 30 mph after midnight. Chance ofrain 90 percent. 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