Alleged child rapist sought by Barnstable Police; Two Falmouth cruisers involved in accident, pedestrian struck and injured

Alleged child rapist sought by Barnstable Police

BARNSTABLE - Barnstable Police are searching for 40-year-old Richard Cura of Hyannis. Cura is accused of raping two 7-year-old girls at the home of one of the girls where Cura was renting a room. The alleged incident took place on Saturday.

Cura, a Texas native, is a white male, 5'4" tall, approximately 250 lbs with brown hair, brown eyes and glasses. He was last seen leaving a motel on Route 28 in Yarmouth Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Cura or his location is asked to call the Barnstable Police Department at 508-778-3874.  More details are available from WCVB here. Barnstable Police Department mugshot.

UPDATE On Falmouth cruiser crash - VIDEO from the scene below

According to the Cape Cod Times, James Eldredge's brother told the paper James and an uninjured friend were walking along Sandwich Road when James was struck. It is believed the two cruisers were responding to a domestic violence call when the accident occurred.

Two Falmouth cruisers involved in accident, pedestrian struck and injured

   Police examine the scene after an accident involving the Falmouth Police cruiser above. Photo by David G. Curran

FALMOUTH - Wednesday night, June 24, 2009, at approximately 10:55 p.m., two Falmouth Police cruisers were involved in a motor vehicle crash on Sandwich Road while responding to an emergency call.  As a result of the crash, one of the Falmouth Police cruisers struck a pedestrian near the edge of the roadway.

The pedestrian, was taken to Falmouth Hospital where he was treated for serious but non life-threatening injuries.  He was later transported to a Boston area hospital for further treatment. 

Thursday morning, Falmouth Police released the pedestrian's name as James Eldredge, 24, of Falmouth.

Both officers were taken to Falmouth Hospital where they were treated and later released.

The crash is under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

Release courtesy of the Falmouth Police Department. Photo & video by David G. Curran. 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