Yarmouth Police seek the public's help in preventing and solving recent burglaries; Dennis police officers complete management development program

Yarmouth Police seek the public's help in preventing and solving recent burglaries


   The general area of recent concern is the South Yarmouth neighborhoodsnorth of Route 28 between Wood Road, Long Pond Drive, and HighbankRoad. Map courtesy of Google Maps.

YARMOUTH - In the past month, the Yarmouth Police Department has been actively investigating day and nighttime break-ins in to homes in our community.  While there is no apparent pattern to the break-ins and there have not been a large number, the Yarmouth Police Department wants the public to be aware and be vigilant.

One of the most recent residential break-ins occurred at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2010 on Highbank Road in South Yarmouth. In this particular case, a resident of the home arrived at home unexpectedly and surprised a burglar in the act. The burglar fled the home on a bicycle and police officers from Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable and the Massachusetts State Police responded to the area and conducted a massive search for the suspect but were unable to locate him.

Items taken during the recent break-ins include:

  • Assorted Jewelry such as Rings, Bracelets, and Earrings
  • Watches
  • iPods and other electronic devices such as Play Stations and Laptops
  • Cameras

The general area of recent concern is the South Yarmouth neighborhoods north of Route 28 between Wood Road, Long Pond Drive, and Highbank Road. 

The Yarmouth Police Department reminds all citizens to take the following crime preventions steps:

  • Lock all windows and doors (home and vehicles)
  • Do not keep a spare key anywhere ‘hidden’ outside of your home
  • Be vigilant for suspicious activity during the day and night
  • Report any suspicious persons or activity immediately by calling 911
  • Review our crime mapping program and sign up for free automatic crime alerts by visiting our website at www.yarmouthpolice.com 

Burglaries and other types of serious crimes are constantly being investigated by the Yarmouth Police Detective Division.

If you have any information about any crimes please call the Yarmouth Police Detective Division at 508-775-0445 extension 2134 or email us at [email protected].  All information will be held confidential.

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Dennis police officers complete managment development program

DENNIS - Chief Mike Whalen congratulated Detective Cleve Daniels and Officer Ken Gelnett on their completion of the 2-week First Line Supervisor Course at Roger Williams University Criminal Justice program.  The two officers are slated for promotions later this year to fill vacancies resulting from recent retirements.

The First Line Supervisor Course is the first of a series of management development programs that are sponsored as a cooperative initiative between the University and the New England Police Chiefs Association.  The two-week program provides the officers with basic training in contemporary, relevant concepts of management and leadership appropriate to the responsibilities of first line supervisors in a modern criminal justice agency.

Attendees examine topics including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Leadership and Communication Styles and Transitions, Labor Relations, Conflict Management, Performance Appraisals, Data Analysis, Problem Solving, and Planning, Situational and Crisis Leadership and Followership, Legal and Labor Law for the First Line Supervisor, and Ethical Decision-making. The program is presented by experienced academics and law enforcement practitioners.

Courtesy of the Dennis Police Department.

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