Dennis home invasion; Nantucket beating; Vineyard crash

UPDATE: Dennis armed burglary suspects plead not guilty

ORLEANS - Donald Kendrick and Jerry Henderson pled not guilty at their arraignment Friday in Orleans District Court.  Bail for both men was set at $10,000 and they are scheduled for a pre-trial conference back in Orleans District Court on Oct. 27.

Scroll down to read the original story of their arrest below.

Police charge man with knifing, beating man with baseball bat

NANTUCKET - After responding to a report Thursday evening of two men fighting in a parking lot in Bayberry Court, just off Daves Street on Nantucket, police arrested Osagie Doyle for allegedly knifing and beating a man with a baseball bat.

Nantucket police have charged Doyle, 22, with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon following an attack on a 40-year-old Taunton man.

Responding officers found two men, one of whom was bleeding from several wounds. Emergency medical technicians from the Nantucket Fire Department treated the victim at the scene for his injuries, and took him to Nantucket Cottage Hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon investigation, police learned that the dispute was reported to have originated at the Bamboo Supper Club at 2 Chin's Way. The victim, after leaving the bar and walking away on foot to a parking lot on Daves Street, was followed in a vehicle by the suspect to the parking lot, where the two continued to argue.

At that point, Doyle allegedly got out of his vehicle brandishing his knife and attacked the victim. The victim, police said, was able to disarm Doyle, though he suffered a cut to his hand in the process.

Doyle then allegedly returned to his vehicle and retrieved a baseball bat, allegedly striking the victim in the head and knew.

Nantucket police said the victim was able to escape, summon the police and hide from the suspect until the arrival of police officers.

Truck crash on Martha's Vineyard this morning

10-17-edg_crash3_375EDGARTOWN - Police, fire and emergency medical crews responded to a truck vs. pole just before 9:00am this morning. Responders believe the driver of the red pickup with KY plates may have fallen asleep before crashing into the utility pole on Edgartown - West Tisbury Road.

The operator, who has not been identified, was stabilized in the vehicle before being removed on a back board and transported to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital with complaints of neck pain. Traffic was stop and go in either direction for about 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the scene. There is no word from Edgartown Police on what charges may be filed. Report and photo courtesy of Vineyard TODAY.

Two arrested and charged with armed burglary in Dennis

   Two men were arrested after an armed burglary in South Dennis Thursday.

SOUTH DENNIS - On Thursday, October 16th at 6:25 p.m. the Dennis Police Department received a 911 call from a resident at 14 Old Mayfair Road, South Dennis, reporting that two male subjects had forced their way into his home and then assaulted both the caller and his wife. The victim was able to provide a description of the vehicle that the suspects had used to flee the scene. When that vehicle description was given out to responding officers, Dennis Police Officers Henry Jessop and Patrick McCaffrey saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle traveling south on Old Bass River Road in the area of Bob Crowell Road (approximately ½ mile from 14 Old Mayfair Road). The officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it failed to stop and continued south on Old Bass River Road to Main Street, then east onto Upper County Road. The suspect vehicle continued on to 14 Clinton Circle, South Dennis, where it finally stopped.

The two occupants of the vehicle were placed under arrest and charged in connection with this incident:

Donald Kendrick, 42, of South Dennis, was charged with Armed Burglary, Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery, and Larceny of Prescription Medication. In addition, as the operator of the vehicle Kendrick is also being charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol-Third Offense, Operating to Endanger, Failure to Stop for a Police Officer, Failure to Stop at a Red Light and Speeding.

Jerry Henderson, 43, of Dennisport, was charged with Armed Burglary, Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault and Battery, and Larceny of Prescription Medication.

Donald Kendrick was held on $5,000 cash bail and Jerry Henderson on $1,000 cash bail and both will be arraigned in the Orleans District Court on Friday morning. 

The investigation into the incident continues with assistance from Criminal Investigation Officer Tim Wallace from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.

Nantucket police charge Mississippi man with cocaine distribution

14_swan_st._nantucket_354NANTUCKET - Following a four-month undercover narcotics investigation, Nantucket police early this morning executed a search warrant and arrested a Rosedale, Miss. man.

At 4 a.m., the Nantucket Police Special Operations Team entered 14 Swain St. (high lighted on right), Room 11, and arrested Jamarcus C. Williams, 20 on two separate warrants for distribution of cocaine.

Nantucket police detectives then executed a search warrant and recoved a small quantity of marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy pills. Police said they also plan to charge Williams with possession of those drugs.

Williams was being held on $10,000 cash bail until arraignment this morning in Nantucket District Court. 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