Nantucket rape; Harwich man stabbed, hidden man arrested

Woman sexually assaulted in mid-island residence

NANTUCKET - According to a press release, the suspect fled the woman's home around 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning after a woman was sexually assaulted inside her home early Sunday morning. The alleged assailant entered the unsecured residence in the middle of Nantucket and overpowered the victim, according to Nantucket police.

Island detectives currently investigating the assault would not disclose the location of the incident, other than that it was in the mid-island area.

Man stabbed, police say it happened earlier, arrest second man

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HARWICH - According to the Harwich police a 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital with serious stab wounds Saturday night.  No arrests have been made in the case, and police declined to release the name of the victim.

Harwich Police responded to the house at 97 Route 28 about 9:20 p.m. on Saturday and found a man with stab wounds to the stomach and leg, according to a department press release.  The man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital by ambulance with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

Upon further investigation, officers discovered the wounds to be the result of an altercation at the house earlier in the day according to Harwich PD.

While searching the house Saturday night the police encountered another man who was uncooperative and attempted to interfere with the investigation, the release stated. Police arrested the man, Justin Edward Parietti, 22, of Haverstraw, N.Y., and charged him with obstruction of justice.

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