Double stabbing in Hyannis; Mashpee robbery; Nantucket rape suspect

Roommate dispute leads to double stabbing in Hyannis
One suspect wields axe handle

HYANNIS - Barnstable police have charged two Hyannis men with stabbing and using an axe handle to beat two other men in a roommate dispute.

21-year-old Matthew Hearn

In the wake of the violence, which occurred Tuesday evening, police arrested Marlon K. Thompson, 27, and Matthew A. Hearn, 21, both of 45 Elm St.

Police charged Thompson with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a knife, and Hearn with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, an axe handle.

According to court documents, one of the victims, who was a roommate at 45 Elm with Thompson and Hearn, told police he was having a continuing problem with the two men stealing from him.

On Tuesday, the victim said, he told the men he was moving out. A heated argument began between Thompson and Hearn.

While the victim was upstairs putting his things together, the victim told police he heard verbal threats being made against him. Fearing he would be assaulted, he left.

27-year-old Marlon K. Thompson

That evening, the victim returned to 45 Elm with a friend for protection. He told police that following a verbal altercation, Thompson stabbed his friend. The victim later found a stab wound on his own body.

Following the alleged knifing, the victim said, he attempted to help his friend, and was beaten by Hearn with the axe handle.

Police then arrived on Elm Street and arrested Thompson and Hearn.

Hyannis Rescue transported both victims to the hospital.

Thompson, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, who has been in the United States for 18 months, and Hearn were arraigned Wednesday in Barnstable District Court. They are scheduled to return for a pre-trial conference on Oct. 28.

Mugshots courtesy of the Barnstable Police Department.

Thief robs cash register from donut shop
Police search for female suspect

MASHPEE - Mashpee police are investigating the robbery Tuesday evening of a cash register from Honey Dew Donuts on Route 28.

At 6:44 p.m. Tuesday, according to Mashpee Police Chief Rodney Collins, a female suspect entered the donut shop, at the time occupied only by a female clerk.

mashpee_honey_dew_map_315Chief Collins said the suspect demanded money. The clerk, he said, took no action. The chief said the suspect again demanded money, saying she had a knife with her, although she showed no weapon. The clerk again took no action.

The suspect then unplugged the cash register and carried it out of the shop, the chief said. The clerk, he said, did not see the suspect get into a vehicle.

Within 30 minutes of the robbery, Chief Collins said, police found the cash register a very short distance away on Sampsons Mill Road. The cash register had been pried open, and most of the money was missing. Chief Collins described the amount of money taken as insignificant.

Police are searching for the suspect, whom Chief Collins described as a heavyset black female, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches.

Mashpee police ask that people with any information about the case call Det. John Petrosh at 508-539-1480, extension 238.

Map courtesy of Google maps.

Police provide description of sexual assault suspect

NANTUCKET - Nantucket police have provided a basic description of a suspect sought for a sexual assault against a woman Sunday morning in her home in the mid-Island area.

Police said the suspect is a slender but muscular black male who stands between 5-foot-8-inches tall and 6-foot-tall.

According to a press release, the suspect fledthe woman's home around 5:45 a.m. Sunday after she wassexually assaulted inside her home early Sunday morning. Police said the allegedassailant entered the unsecured residence and overpowered the victim.

Local ports face deadline on security measures
Workers must pass threat assessment

BOSTON - The Coast Guard is set to enforce new security measures at port facilities in New England Oct. 15, 2008, as mandated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act.

Regulations require that all personnel needing unescorted access to secure areas of MTSA regulated facilities carry Transportation Worker Identification Credentials as an additional means of security in America's ports.

To obtain these credentials, an individual must provide biographic and biometric information such as fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph, and successfully pass a TSA security threat assessment. They will be required to present the credentials for unescorted access to secure areas of facilities.

Since Jan. 25, 2007, Coast Guard captains of the port in the Northern New England, Boston and Southeastern New England zones have been working with port facilities in an effort to make the transition to the new requirements as seamless as possible. According to the Coast Guard, owners and operators of the facilities in these zones must comply by Wednesday.

"Coast Guard personnel have collaborated with TSA [the Transportation Security Administration], facility owners and operators, as well as truckers, vendors, contractors and other port stakeholders to ensure they are working toward compliance," said Capt. Liam Slein , chief of the Coast Guard First District prevention department.

"Our goal is to ensure the safe and secure flow of commerce through these port facilities as this new security measure is added," Captain Slein stated.

The Coast Guard will conduct routine announced and unannounced spot checks to ensure that owners and operators of MTSA-regulated facilities are complying with the applicable security regulations.

Owners and operators of facilities may provide escorts to secure areas for individuals who do not yet have the credentials.

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