Former Harwich resident arrested on decades-old warrants

Former Harwich resident arrested on decades-old warrants

HARWICH - On Tuesday night, September 28, 2010, members of the Harwich Police Patrol and Detective Divisions arrested Craig Appleby, 49, formerly of Harwichport, on eight outstanding arrest warrants dating back to the 1980s.  Appleby has been out of the area for several years and was residing in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Craig Appleby, 49, of Sturgis, South Dakota.

On Tuesday the the Harwich Police received a tip that he was back on Cape Cod and was staying at a hotel in the area.  Harwich Police officers located Appleby in a hotel and placed him under arrest for the outstanding warrants.

During the booking process it was learned that he is also wanted by the Denver and Lakewood, Colorado Police Departments. 

Both agencies were contacted but declined to come and take Appleby into custody at this time.

He was transported to Orleans District Court on Wednesday morning and was later transported to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility where he will be held pending future court dates.

Release and booking photo courtesy of the Harwich Police Department. 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