Yarmouth police arrest suspect in three robberies
YARMOUTH - Police this morning arrested a Hyannis man and charged him for three robberies in Yarmouth since Tuesday.
Det. Eric Nuss said Joshua Delancey, 29, has been charged with three counts of armed robbery.
Police believe Delancey is the man who, brandishing a knife, robbed the 7-11 convenience store in South Yarmouth on Tuesday, the Village Store in Yarmouth Port on Friday evening, and the Gull Wing Suites motel early Saturday morning.
Detective Nuss said Delancey led police to him. Around 5:27 a.m., the police station received a 911 call from a man at the Station Avenue Mobil. The man was disoriented and told the dispatcher he may have had warrants out for his arrest.
Police responded and found that he did. Detective Nuss said they also found evidence in Delancey's car that linked him with the Yarmouth robberies.
Delancey is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Barnstable District Court.
Series of robberies hit convenience stores in Barnstable
BARNSTABLE - Barnstable police are investigating a series of convenience store robberies that occurred in the past week.
Four stores have been robbed in five separate incidents.
One of the robberies resulted in a nearly immediate arrest by police. The others remain unsolved.
Det. Lieut. Sean Balcom said robberies were reported on Oct. 3 atthe White Hen Pantry in Osterville, on Oct. 4 at Christy's on Route 28in Hyannis, on Tuesday at Tedeschi's at the Centerville Plaza, onWednesday again at the White Hen Pantry in Osterville, and on Thursdayat the Cash Market in Marstons Mills.
The crimes are similar, Lieutenant Balcom said. A single maleenters the store in the evening, brandishes a knife, robs or attemptsto rob the store, and leaves on foot.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, a man attempted to rob the Christy's store onRoute 28. He tried to remove the cash register and take it, but failed.He then left the store on foot.
When police arrived to investigate, they learned that the suspectwas hiding near Fresh Holes Road. When he called a taxi for a ride, aBarnstable police detective got in a cab and picked him up.
Police then arrested Tariq Ali, 37, of Hyannis, and charged himwith armed assault with intent to rob and assault with a dangerousweapon.
Barnstable police are continuing their investigation and also aretalking to convenience store owners about what to watch out for.
Banking scam has Vineyard phones ringing off hook
EDGARTOWN - A telephone scam is targeting Vineyard residents. Island phones have been ringing off the hook with a scam that tells listeners their bank accounts have been suspended and to reactivate they need to provide personal account information.
One source who spoke to Vineyard Today and asked that their name not be used said that a family member had been the subject of a call and had given over their account information to the caller. When the mistake was realized the victim went to the bank and was able to halt activity on the account before any money was taken out.
Banking officials counsel against giving out any personal financial information over the phone.
One official from the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank who was asked about the scam said there is no possibility that the bank's security has been breached.
Courtesy of Ezra Sherman at Vineyard Today.
Rear-end accident snarls traffic in Centerville
CENTERVILLE - A van collided with the rear end of an automobile Friday afternoon, sending one person to the hospital and snarling traffic at the intersection of Route 28 and Old Stage Road.
Barnstable police and rescue workers from the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department responded to the accident, which occurred around 3:40 p.m.
Rescue workers transported a woman in the automobile to Cape Cod Hospital.
Information was not available from police Friday evening if any citations were issued.