Eastham Police arrest three in connection with recent larcenies from cars; Two-car crash on Route 6 in Yarmouth Friday morning; Scammer thwarted by smart Truro senior

Eastham Police arrest three in connection with recent larcenies from cars

EASTHAM - On Friday, January 7, 2011, at approximately 7 a.m., Eastham Police, with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police, Orleans Police, Harwich Police and Truro Police, as well as the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant at a residence at 455 Kingsbury Beach Road for the purpose of recovering stolen property from several vehicles that have been the target of car break-ins over the last several weeks.

As a result of the search, several stolen items were recovered and three people were arrested and charged with the following:

  • Christian Vautrinot,  18, of Jennie Clark Road, Eastham, charged with Knowingly Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00 and Possession of a Class B Substance
  • Travis D. Sjogren, 27, of 455 Kingsbury Beach Road, Eastham, charged with Knowingly Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00
  • Angie M. Russe, 26, of 455 Kingsbury Beach Road, Eastham, charged with Knowingly Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.00

All three were transported to the Eastham Police Department for processing and were then brought to the Orleans District Court for arraignment.

Courtesy of the Eastham Police Department.

Two-car crash on Route 6 in Yarmouth Friday morning

YARMOUTH - Around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning, January 7, 2011, the Yarmouth Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Route 6 eastbound near Exit 8.

The drivers of a Jeep and a Mustang were involved in the crash. Significant damage to the driver's side of the Mustang was evident. At least two people were transported to Cape Cod Hospital by the Yarmouth Fire Department in two ambulances.

The condition of those transported to the hospital is unknown at this time.

The State Police were also at the scene controlling traffic during the morning commute.

Photos and information courtesy of the Yarmouth Fire Department.

Scammer thwarted by smart Truro senior

TRURO - A Truro resident was the intended victim of a scam but thankfully, did her due diligence before acting on the offer.  Recently, the Truro senior citizen received a letter and a check from C & C Services of New York, NY. C & C claimed that she had won a large Publishers' Clearinghouse prize and that C & C was the contractor facilitating the compensation.

"The check looked real and so did the letter." - John R. Lundborn, Truro Chief of Police

"The check looked real and so did the letter," Chief Lundborn said.  "I made some calls and verified that the offer was indeed a scam. The check was just a prop."

The letter instructed the victim to deposit the check and while waiting for the check to clear the bank, the victim was to transfer $2,988.10 via Western Union to C & C for taxes. If the victim had done what C & C instructed, they would have soon found themselves out the money.

"I am glad our victim was wise but it's apparent that the scammers are making money. They wouldn’t go through all this, especially the cost of operations, if they weren't," Lundborn said.

If you receive this type of offer in the mail or by telephone, contact the Truro Police. They will help you determine the validity of the offer. Don’t be a victim of these thieves.

Courtesy of the Truro Police Department.

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