Man arrested in Yarmouth for attack on woman, police officer; Two arrested for B&E to motor vehicles in Dennis; Harwich Police investigate multiple car breaks

Man arrested for attacking wife

Children, present in the home, were not harmed

WEST YARMOUTH - On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 7:32 p.m. Yarmouth Police Officers responded to a report of a violent attack on a woman by her husband at 25 Partridge Valley Road in West Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Richard F. White arrived at the residence and met with the woman who reported that she and her husband have been separated and when she went to the residence to pick up her two young children her husband locked the doors and would not let her leave with them. Her husband then grabbed her by her arms and pinned her down to the floor.  The woman screamed for help and was able to break free and get outside and call the police.

Additional police units were dispatched to the scene and Yarmouth Police K9 Patrol Officer Peter B. McClelland, Patrol Officer Christopher Marino, and Patrol Sergeant Francis L. Hennessey arrived and gained access to the residence and found the man laying on his bed with the two children in his lap.  The suspect initially refused to hand over the children but eventually did comply with the police officers and the children were released.

The suspect, Skye A. Soares (right), 22, of Partridge Valley Road in West Yarmouth, was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters where he was charged with Domestic Assault and Battery.  Soares was held overnight and transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment Wednesday morning.

The children were not physically harmed and returned to their mother.  The Yarmouth Police Department assisted the woman in obtaining an emergency Protection Order and filed a verbal and written report with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

Release and mugshot courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Man arrested in Yarmouth for attack on woman and police officer

WEST YARMOUTH - On Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 6:56 p.m., Yarmouth Police Officers responded to 52 Lake Road West in West Yarmouth for a domestic violence attack in progress.

Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Richard White and Patrol Sergeant Francis L. Hennessey arrived at the home and determined that a woman had been verbally assaulted and physically attacked by her ex-boyfriend who had fled the scene on foot prior to the police arrival.

A check of the area subsequently led to the suspect hiding inside a bathroom of a nearby home.  The suspect, Harvey Powell (right), 46, of Lake Road West in West Yarmouth, was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters where he was charged with Domestic Assault.

During the booking process the suspect was combative and uncooperative and punched Patrol Sergeant Francis L. Hennessey in his left temple area and ripped off the sleeve of his uniform shirt.  With the assistance of a Taser device, Patrol Sergeant Hennessey and Patrol Officer Erica Wenberg were able to overcome the attack and place the suspect in a holding cell.  As a result of his actions, Powell was also charged with Assault and Battery on a Police Officer.

Powell was held overnight and transported to the Barnstable District Court Wednesday morning for arraignment.

Release and mugshot courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Two arrested for B&E to motor vehicles in Dennis

Suspect hides in clothing pile in an effort to escape police

DENNIS - Around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009,  Ptlmn.Cleve Daniels observed a 2000 green Mazda  Protégé containing twoindividuals operating southbound on Old Bass River Road.  At this timePtlmn. Daniels noticed that the vehicle failed to display a frontregistration plate as required by law.  Ptlmn. Daniels activated hisemergency equipment and signaled for the vehicle to stop.  In responsethe vehicle sped up and attempted to elude the officer by turning ontoa side road.  The vehicle stopped a short time later and the passengerran from the vehicle into nearby woods and the driver remained with thevehicle.

The driver, identified as Otis Reed, 36, of Partridge Pt. inChatham, was arrested and charged with Failure to Stop for a PoliceOfficer, Failure to Display a Registration Plate and Speeding andOperating to Endanger.

In the process of arresting Mr. Reed officers recovered a checkbookbelonging to a New York woman as well as observing shards of motorvehicle window glass in the interior of the vehicle.

During this time period the owner of the checkbook was reporting tothe Dennis Police that her vehicle had been broken into while parked atCold Storage Beach in East Dennis and her pocketbook and other itemsstolen from it.

The passenger in Mr. Reed’s vehicle was identified by Ptlmn. Daniels as Steven Laurie, 47, of 33 Rena’s Way in Dennis.  Laurie had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants (shoplifting and drug possession).

Ptlmn. Daniels and other officers later went to Mr. Laurie’s houseand during a search of the residence, located him hiding under a pileof clothes in his living room.  Mr. Laurie was arrested on the warrants.

Both individuals are also being charged with two (2) counts each of Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle and Larceny Over $250.

A second break into a parked motor vehicle was reported shortlyafter Ptlmn. Daniels initial contact with these individuals.  Thisbreak occurred at Corporation Beach in Dennis.  Various personal itemswere stolen from this vehicle.

Both suspects were held at the Barnstable County Jail overnight oncash bail.  They will be arraigned Wednesday morning in OrleansDistrict Court.

Release courtesy of the Dennis Police Department.

Harwich Police investigate multiple car breaks Tuesday night

HARWICH - Between Tuesday, June 30, 2009 and the morning of Wednesday, July 1, 2009, the Harwich Police Department investigated 15 motor vehicle break-ins.  Cash, personal effects and various types of mobile electronics were stolen from most of the vehicles. 

All of the vehicles that were entered were UNLOCKED.  The thefts occurred in the Pleasant Lake area of town as well as an area around the Harwichport Golf Course.

The Harwich Police were assisted by a Criminal Identification Officer and a K-9 Officer both from the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office.

The Harwich Police would like to remind citizens to always lock their vehicles.  Locked vehicles present a much more difficult and unappealing target for would-be thieves.

Release courtesy of the Harwich Police Department.

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