Chatham woman charged with OUI, striking woman with car; Search of Chatham home leads to the arrest of three on drug charges; Philip Horton returns to MA to face murder charges

Philip Horton returns to Massachusetts to face murder charges

WEST BARNSTABLE - Philip Horton, 24, of Apopka, FL returned to Massachusetts to face murder charges yesterday at Barnstable District Court. Horton, along with his father, 71-year-old William F. Horton of Dennisport were both implicated in the 2009 murder of Joseph F. Tomaselli Jr.

The two were taken into custody last week, the father on the Cape and the son in Florida where he has been living.  Both men pleaded not guilty according to the Associated Press.

Tomaselli was found unconscious, bleeding and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday night, April 19, 2009, in a pickup truck in a parking area near South Shore Drive in South Yarmouth.  He was treated by Yarmouth firefighters at the scene and transported to Cape Cod Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Read the original story of their arrest here.  Read the original story about the fatal shooting here.

Chatham woman charged with OUI, striking woman with car

CHATHAM - On Wednesday at 9:34 p.m., a woman reported to Chatham Police that she was the victim of an assault.  Police learned that the driver of car struck the victim then fled the scene.

Officers identified the driver of the car as Mary R. Langille, 68, of Chatham. Langille was located and placed under arrest.

According to the victim, an altercation ensued after she tried to stop Langille from driving.  Langille was charged with OUI (alcohol), two counts of assault and battery on a person over 65, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and operating a motor vehicle recklessly to endanger, police said. She is scheduled for arraignment in Orleans District Court today.

Source: Chatham Police Department.

Search of Chatham home leads to the arrest of three on drug charges

Search warrant was served at same home in August 2010

CHATHAM - On Wednesday, at 7 p.m., Chatham Police, along with members of the Massachusetts State Police Drug Task Force and other local law enforcement agencies, served a search warrant at 211 Middle Road in Chatham.  The search warrant was issued after a lengthy narcotics investigation conducted by the Chatham and Brewster Police Departments.

During the search, authorities arrested three individuals found to be in the possession of illegal drugs.  The three were identified and charged as follows:

  • Alexander P. Jenkins, 20, of Chatham, charged with illegal possession of Class B Narcotics (Percocet)
  • Ruth Jenkins (Colby), 50, of Chatham, charged with illegal possession of Class B Narcotics (Suboxone)

All three are scheduled for arraignment in Orleans District Court on Thursday.

According to police, Alexander Jenkins was arrested on illegal narcotics and firearms charges after a search warrant service on August 17, 2010

The Cape Cod Regional SWAT Team, the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department and the Harwich Police Department assisted with the investigation and arrests.

Source: Chatham Police Department.

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