Yarmouth Fire Department conducts simulated plane crash/dive drill Wednesday; Truro arrests include assault with a dangerous weapon; 3rd Annual YPD Blue 5K Run for a Reason this Sunday

Yarmouth Fire Department conducts simulated plane crash/dive drill Wednesday

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Fire Department and the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducted a joint drill Wednesday, May 12, 2010,  on Nantucket Sound just off Seagull Beach.

At 8:20 a.m. both departments responded to a reported plane down off Seagull Beach. Yarmouth Fire Department Dive Team responded from headquarters with the Special Operations Vehicle, Truck 46 and Boat 40 (rigid hull inflatable).

Three Yarmouth Divers responded out to the simulated crash site in Boat 40 and one diver responded aboard J-49 DNR boat. Five Natural Resource Officers responded in three boats J-47, J-48 and J-49. Once on location, the divers searched the immediate area and practiced diving skills and search patterns. The drill lasted for about 3 hours.

Lt. Tom Lundquist, Dive Master for the Yarmouth Fire Department Dive Team, stated, “It's training and drilling that helps us prepare for the worse case scenarios. It’s happened before and I’m sure it will happen again. It’s important for us to join forces with the Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources and use their experience and expertise out on our waters. Cooperation, resource management and a one-team concept allow us to respond to whatever the call may be. The Yarmouth Fire Department is lucky to be able to call on DNR Officer Ed Tierney and his team for training or for real world emergencies.”

Release and photos courtesy of the Yarmouth Fire Department. 

Truro arrests include assault with a dangerous weapon and vehicle charges

TRURO - The Truro Police Department responded toover 120 callsduring the period of Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9 including reports ofsuspicious activity and suspicious vehicles, as well as offering mutual aidto  the Wellfleet and Provincetown Police Departments.  Two arrests were madeduring this period.

Release and mugshots courtesy of the Truro Police Department.

Arrested PersonCharges, Location

On Monday, May 3 at 12:49 a.m., Eric A. Rego, 18, of North Truro, was arrested by Officer Craig Danzinger on Leward Passage in Truro and charged with Assault and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

On Wednesday, May 6 at 5:38 p.m., Edwin Omar Rapalo, 24, of New Bedford, was arrested by Officer Scott Holway on Route 6 in North Truro and charged with Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Speeding.

3rd Annual YPD BLUE 5K – Run for a Reason this Sunday, May 16th

   Photo from the first YPD Blue 5K, courtesy of YPDBlue5K.com.

YARMOUTH - This Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at 11 a.m. the Yarmouth Police Relief Association and the Yarmouth Police Department will host our third annual YPD BLUE 5K - Run for a Reason as a healthy fundraiser to honor and remember those who make a difference in our community during National Police Week, which recognizes the service and sacrifice of U.S. Law Enforcement officers.

This year’s race will generate funds and support for the following three organizations:

  • The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • The Dennis-Yarmouth Schools Are Great Fund
  • The Yarmouth Police Relief Association

The course is a 3.1 mile scenic waterfront route along beautiful Nantucket Sound and Bass River that will start and end at the Skipper Restaurant located at 152 South Shore Drive in Bass River.

This year’s event will include a special Kid’s Race at 10:30 a.m. which will benefit the Dennis-Yarmouth Schools Are Great Fund, founded by a group of parents who are working with the community to support the seven Dennis-Yarmouth schools.

Yarmouth Police officers will provide traffic control during the event and motorists should seek alternate routes for approximately 2.5 hours between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Reporter Kathy Curran of WBZ TV4 News in Boston—an avid runner and a summertime Yarmouth resident—will serve as the special race emcee. There will be prizes and awards for the tops finishers in each category including a special division for the fastest male and female police officers and firefighters. Hot dogs and chowder will be provided by The Skipper Restaurant, and local band Blue Montuna will provide musical entertainment.

The professionally timed race and non-competitive walk are open to people of all ages and fitness levels and everyone is encouraged to participate. For additional information and an application please visit our web site at www.ypdblue5k.com  or stop in at the main desk at Yarmouth Police Headquarters. More information about the Kid’s Race is available at www.DYschoolsaregreat.com.  

There is still time to register and participate in this fun and healthy community event!

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

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