Police investigate attack on Yarmouth woman; Default warrant arrest in Truro; Barnstable County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for CERT training

Police investigate attack on Yarmouth woman

40-year-old victim treated at Cape Cod Hospital

WEST YARMOUTH - On Sunday, January 9, 2011 just before 3 p.m., Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Michael Zontini responded to a home on Lewis Road in West Yarmouth to speak with a woman who was reportedly injured in an attack.

Patrol Officer Zontini met with the woman and her boyfriend and immediately called the Yarmouth Fire Department to treat serious injuries to her face, eyes, head, and neck. Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department attended to the 40-year-old victim and immediately transported her by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital.

Editor's note: This is the latest of several  violent attacks against women recently reported in Yarmouth:
Yarmouth Police arrest man after girlfriend reports weekend beating to Malden Police; Domestic violence, abuse arrest in Yarmouth; Yarmouth and State Police capture abuser on Christmas Eve

With the assistance of fellow Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Kalil Boghdan, Yarmouth Police Detective Russell Giammarco, and Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigator Matt Smith, Patrol Officer Zontini continued the investigation by interviewing the victim further at Cape Cod Hospital.

The woman provided police with several different versions of what occurred and police believe that the suspect is known to her but at this point she is unwilling to provide additional details.

Yarmouth Police are continuing the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Yarmouth Police Detective Russell Giammarco at 508-775-0445 extension 2129 or by email at [email protected]

The men and women of the Yarmouth Police department remind everyone that help is always available by calling 911 or by calling Independence House at 508-771-6507.  Independence House is the only comprehensive community-based resource on Cape Cod, providing free and confidential services for survivors of sexualized and domestic violence. Services are also provided to children of survivors.

Courtesy of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Default warrant arrest in Truro

TRURO - The Truro Police Department responded toover 70 calls during the period of Monday, January 3 through Sunday, January 9 including reports ofsuspicious activity and vehicles as well as offering mutual aidto other police and municipal departments.  One arrest was made during this period.

Release and booking photo courtesy of the Truro Police Department.

Arrested PersonCharges, Location

On Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:03 p.m., Bo David Johnson, 41, of Meetinghouse Road in Truro, was arrested by Officer Craig Danziger on Commercial Street in Provincetown on a default warrant. Johnson was arrested on Saturday, December 4, 2010 on Truro Center Road in Truro and charged with Failure to Stop/Yield, two Moped Violations and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License.

Barnstable County Sheriff's Office seeks volunteers for CERT training

BOURNE - Barnstable County Sheriff Jim Cummings is looking for folks willing to lend a hand to citizens at a time when they need it most. 

For the eighth consecutive year, the sheriff will be giving public-spirited townspeople the skills they need to become part of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT for short).  Once certified they will be deployed alongside police, fire, and other local public safety agencies as they grapple with unfolding emergency situations.

"Some of these emergencies are widespread, others are not," observed Sheriff Cummings.  "Some are natural, some are man-made.  But what is common about CERT call outs is the critical infusion of manpower they bring to bear – just when life, limb, and property are often on the line."

The ten Monday evening sessions will begin on February 7th, meet on consecutive weeks, and end with an April 4th graduation ceremony.  They will run for two hours each (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) and will be held at the Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Department, Route 28, in Centerville. 

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory for certification. 

This year’s training will cover-- among other things--disaster preparedness and psychology, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, responding to terrorism, and team organization.

Register on the Barnstable County Sheriff Office's website or by calling acclaimed course instructor and Deputy Sheriff Chrystal LaPine at 508-375-6017.  Past years have been fully booked. 

Participants must be at least 16 and those under 18 need parental permission to sign up. 

Courtesy of the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office.

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