Two cars wrecked, swerving to avoid dog in Falmouth; Multiple arrest for attempted B&E in Hyannis; Shellfish beds closed in three towns

Two-car crash Sunday, result of one car avoiding a dog in the road
And one almost ended up in the woods, another driver taken to hospital


FALMOUTH - Just after 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon there was a two-vehicle crash on Blacksmith Shop Road in East Falmouth near T.B. Landers Road.  The driver of a Pontiac sedan reportedly tried to avoid a dog running across the road which also caused a Ford SUV to swerve and roll-over. The Pontiac ended up off the road in the woods, while the SUV ended up back on its wheels on the road surface. The driver of the SUV was transported to Falmouth Hospital by Falmouth Fire Rescue with minor injuries and the driver of the sedan was reportedly uninjured.

Falmouth Police were taking pictures and investigating the crash while both vehicles were removed by flat bed tow trucks.  

Photos by C. Eric Tinglof.


Barnstable Police immediately arrest three after attempted breaking and entering in Hyannis

HYANNIS - Just after midnight on Sunday, Barnstable Police received a report of an attempted breaking and entering at Radio Shack in the Capetown Plaza on Route 132 in Hyannis.  Upon arrival at the scene, Officer James Melia was told by the store manager that while doing inventory, he heard loud banging behind the store. When he opened the back door he saw a male suspect,  attempting to break into the Radio Shack storage trailer with a pry bar and hammer. Two other men were acting as look outs.

The man with the pry bar begged the manager not to do anything, then reached into a bag and said, "don't make me do anything."  The three men fled in a red Chevy Avalanche and the store manager notified police.

Sergeant Matthew Sonnabend, heard the call from his cruiser's location at the intersection of Bearse's Way and Route 132.  Sgt. Sonnabend saw the Avalanche pass by, headed towards the Mid-Cape Highway. As dispatch had also reported that the men might be armed, Sgt. Sonnabend pulled out, followed the truck and called for backup.

As other units arrived, Sgt. Sonnabend signaled for the driver of the Avalanche to pull over on Route 132 in front of Eastern Mountain Sports.  The driver, a front seat passenger and and back seat passenger were removed from the vehicle, arrested and cuffed.  All matched the description given to Officer Melia at the scene.  Upon inspection of the Avalanche, police discovered a mask, pry bars, hammers, gloves, a flashlight and bolt cutters.

The driver, 21-year-old Ronald Kimball of East Dennis and the two passengers, 19-year-old Michael Kimball of Hyannis and 24-year-old Cajun Burdick of South Harwich, were all arrested for Possession of Burglarious Tools and Attempt to Commit a Crime/B&E night time into Depository.  Burdick was identified as the man who had tried to break into the unit. His bail was set at $10,000 cash and bail for the Kimballs was set at $5,000 cash each. Michael Kimball was also arrested on a warrant from Orleans.

Town-wide shellfish closure in Chatham, Orleans & Eastham

LOWER/OUTER CAPE - According to the Town of Chatham's website, a town-wide shellfish closure is in effect, Monday, September 29, 2008 until further notice.  Visit the town's shellfish department website here.

The Town of Orleans has also posted a notice on their website, that town waters, other than Cape Cod Bay are closed to all shellfishing until further notice due to storm water run-off. 

In Eastham, all Nauset Marsh waters, Town Cove and Salt Pond are closed until further notice.

The closure has been ordered by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries. 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