Armed man arrested after domestic assault at Falmouth motel Sunday; Car vs. telephone pole Sunday in Falmouth

Armed man arrested after domestic assault at Falmouth motel Sunday

   Scranton Ave. map, courtesy of Google Maps.

FALMOUTH - On Sunday, January 16, 2011, around 10:30 p.m., Falmouth Police were called to the Motel 7 Seas at 24 Scranton Ave. for a reported domestic assault and battery.

Witnesses at the motel told officers that the victim's boyfriend, Robert P. Appleton of Utah, had been drinking and was both suicidal and armed with a gun.

While speaking with the victim, officers were approached by Appleton in the parking lot where he was taken into custody.  Officers removed a loaded .40 caliber handgun from his jacket pocket during the arrest. 

Appleton was taken to the Falmouth Police Department where he was held on cash bail. He will face domestic assault and firearms charges.

The victim, Appleton's girlfriend, was transported to Falmouth Hospital for evaluation and treatment of injuries sustained in the assault.

Courtesy of the Falmouth Police Department.

Car vs. telephone pole in Falmouth Sunday afternoon

FALMOUTH - Around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, January 16, 2011, Falmouth Police responded to  Carriage Shop Road at Old Barnstable Road in Falmouth for a reported car vs. telephone pole crash.

NSTAR responded to the scene to replace the pole damaged during impact. A portion of the road was closed Sunday afternoon into late Monday morning while utility crews made the necessary repairs.

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