Yarmouth Police Capture Armed Robber; Seaside Festival Parade Rte 28 Traffic Detour Notice

Yarmouth police capture armed robber early Saturday morning
Coordinated effort holds suspect on phone long enough for capture; six charges lodged against Joshua R. Delancey of Hyannis.

On Saturday, Oct. 11 at 5:15 a.m., Yarmouth Police Patrol Sgt. Patrick S. Carty spoke with a male caller on the 911 emergency phone lines who during the conversation admitted that he was the subject of at least two outstanding arrest warrants.

While Patrol Sergeant Carty kept the caller on the line, Yarmouth Police Dispatcher Robert Sullivan traced the caller’s location to the pay phone at the Station Avenue Mobil in South Yarmouth.  Yarmouth Police Patrol Investigator Scott Lundegren arrived at the scene, spotted the suspect and stopped his vehicle, and confirmed that there were three outstanding warrants for the suspect's arrest.

After placing the suspect in custody, Patrol Investigator Lundegren conducted an inventory of the vehicle prior to impounding.  During the inventory, police observed items of clothing that matched the description of the clothing worn by the suspect in two earlier armed robberies in Yarmouth as well as a distinctive folding knife. 

The suspect, who was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters, subsequently met with Yarmouth Police Det. Eric H. Nuss and Barnstable Police Department Det. Valerie Hemilla.  Based on information developed during the interview, the suspect was charged with three Yarmouth robberies and at least one Barnstable robbery.

The investigation is continuing. Additional charges may be developed.

The suspect is being held on bail at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility in Bourne.  He is scheduled for arraignment in the Barnstable District Court on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Arrested Person:
Joshua R. Delancey — Age 29, 250 Sea St., Hyannis.

Outstanding Warrant — Possession of Drugs — Yarmouth Police Department.
Outstanding Warrant — Failing to Stop for Police—Massachusetts State Police.
Outstanding Warrant — Possession of Drugs—Barnstable Police Department.
Armed Robbery — Gull Wing Suite Motel—Route 28, South Yarmouth.
Armed Robbery — Yarmouthport Village Store —Route 6A, Yarmouthport.
Unarmed Robbery — 7-11 Convenience Store—Route 28, South Yarmouth.


Seaside Festival Parade Route 28 Traffic Detour Notice
Route 28 closed from 11:45 a.m. till 2:45 p.m.

The 30th Annual Yarmouth Seaside Festival Parade will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 12.  The parade is approximately 1.5 miles long and will proceed on Route 28 from the Crowes Purchase park area (across from Captain Parkers Pub) to the MacArthur Elementary School (across from the Massachusetts State Police barracks.)

Last year the parade lasted approximately 3 hours and was viewed by approximately 10,000 people.

Route 28 will be closed from approximately 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. All traffic will be diverted as follows:

Eastbound Route 28 traffic will be diverted at the Winslow Gray Road traffic control point.

Westbound Route 28 traffic will be diverted at the North Main Street traffic control point.

Yarmouth police will be providing protective services throughout the event as well as crowd and traffic control.

All motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during the hours of 11:45 a.m and 2:45 p.m.

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