Coast Guard alerts mariners to severe weather south of Cape; Dennis police seek kidnapper who carjacked woman; Assault of 15-year-old girl reported to Brewster police

Police seek kidnapper who hijacked a car

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DENNIS - Police investigators above examine a car in the Bells Neck Road Conservation area in Harwich involved in a reported carjacking/robbery of a Cumberland Farms worker on Route 134 in Dennis around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Police in Dennis and Harwich are searching for a man wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt who they suspect tied up the femaleCumberland Farms employee in broad daylight and  drove her to a remotecranberry bog a few miles away.

Phot0 & video by David G. Curran.

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Reported kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl in Brewster

BREWSTER - The Brewster Video Store on Underpass Road in Brewster is thescene of a reported kidnapping and assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Police arrested an employee of Brewster Video yesterday after heallegedly locked a 15-year-old girl in the store and assaulted herearlier this month.

Brewster Police Lt. Heath Eldredge reported that JosephCelata, 48, of Brewster faces charges including assault and battery andkidnapping.

Police say the assault occured earlier this month but police were not informed until three days ago.

Coast Guard warns offshore mariners of severe weather south of Cape
50-knot winds and seas of 22-foot tonight

The Coast Guard is warning offshore mariners today of severe weather conditions about 60 miles southeast of Cape Cod.   The National Weather Service is predicting 50-knot winds and seas of 22-foot tonight.

Coast Guard shore units are issuing safety broadcasts via VHF-FM radio. A Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., broadcasted the information to mariners out of range of the land-based broadcasts this morning.

The Coast Guard recommends that mariners take necessary preparations to stay safe during the storm, including seeking shelter as appropriate.

Currently there are 40-knot winds and 11-16 foot seas.

"Our main concern is to ensure offshore mariners have current weather information," said Petty Officer 1st Class Gerald Welton, a watchstander for First District Command Center in Boston. "We strongly encourage mariners to closely moniter NOAA's weather broadcasts."

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