Hazmat techs called to Chatham
CHATHAM - Around 6 p.m., a call to 154 Crowell Road at The Creative Arts Center for a carbon dioxide detector sounding took a strange turnl.
No carbon monoxide was detected, but a meter used by the Fire department turned up a signal for hydrogen cyanide.
The building was evacuated and a State Haz-Mat team was called to the scene. Using a meter they could not duplicate the cyanide reading again. Units cleared about 8:45 p.m.
Photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN
Pedestrian struck, seriously injured in Yarmouth
The shoes of a pedestrian struck on Station Avenue in Yarmouth lie in the roadway. (Note: The Prius was not involved in the crash)
YARMOUTH - A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured in Yarmouth just after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The crash happened on Station Avenue by the Dunkin' Donuts. The victim, Christopher Tevis Ballard, 30, of West Dennis was rushed to Barnstable Municipal Airport and MedFlighted to a Boston hospital. The Toyota Tacoma pickup bore evidence of the impact with a dented right front quarter panel and a broken headlight. The passenger side rear-view mirror was also knocked off. The driver identified as 60-year-old David Carroll of South Dennis (pictured) was seen being put into handcuffs and into the back seat of a police cruiser at the scene. Yarmouth Police say they charged Carroll with operating under the influence of liquor (3rd offense), OUI causing serious bodily injury, and operating to endanger. A crash reconstruction unit was called to investigate. We'll bring you further details as we get them from Yarmouth Police.Reporting and photos by Kevin Morley/CWN; material and mugshot from Yarmouth Police used in this report
Yarmouth Police arrest man for OUI second offense
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Police report that as the result of a traffic stop on Route 28 Wednesday evening, Dexter Newsome, 47, of West Dennis was found to be intoxicated, lied about his true identity, had a revoked license, and an outstanding warrant. Officer Christopher Marino placed him under arrest with assistance from Patrol Officers Michael Zontini and Melissa Alden. He was scheduled for arraignment Thursday in Barnstable District Court.
Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police
Yarmouth Fire conducts ice rescue drill
YARMOUTH - Wednesday morning, the Yarmouth Fire Department Dive Team conducted an ice dive drill at Hathaway’s Pond in Barnstable. The team dives under the ice to practice, access the ice and search and rescue. Members are always tethered by a rope that is only handled by other Team Members who are directed by the Dive Master or Diver in charge. Dive operations are a specialty and require numerous hours or training and certification. Each Team member has multiple certifications in diving to be qualified to be on the team.
Lt. Tom Lundquist, Dive Master for the Yarmouth Fire Department Dive Team, stated, “Its through training in real world situation like going under a frozen pond that prepares us for the worse; through repetitive training it helps to keep you calm when real thing happen”.
Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Fire
LED Streetlighting demo to be installed today in Yarmouth
Newly installed LED streetlights on Commercial Street in downtown Provincetown
YARMOUTH - Today, RISE Engineering working for the Cape Light Compact, in conjunction with the Town of Yarmouth, will be installing 8 new LED street lighting fixtures replacing the existing street lighting fixtures. 4 fixtures along Wood Road, closest to Town Hall, and 4 lights along Route 28, from Wood Road headed towards Hyannis, will be changed to the new LED low energy consuming fixtures.
This is a demonstration project and officials are looking for your feedback and impression of these energy saving fixtures. Color and intensity will be different from the old streetlights.
Please click here to fill out this 5 minute survey to let them know how you feel about these new fixtures.
Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police; photo by Tim Caldwell/CWN
Care packages sent to YPD officer serving in Afghanistan
YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Police report that Thanks to a very generous donation of all kinds of supplies from Carolyn Bishop and everyone at the 3rd District Court in Wareham, Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer and Military Support Officer Richard White was able to send off three large packages last week to Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Brendan Carnes who is currently fighting for our Country and the people of Afghanistan while serving as a Captain in the United States Army.
Yarmouth Police say way to go Carolyn and everyone in the 3rd District Court! The Department urges Carnes to be safe and look forwarding to seeing him when he returns home to the Town of Yarmouth and the YPD Captain Carnes.
Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Police
Veteran Yarmouth officer promoted to Detective
YARMOUTH - Veteran Yarmouth Police Officer Scott Lundegren started his first shift Tuesday evening as their newest Detective.
Detective Lundegren is a dedicated, hard working, and very proud Yarmouth Police Officer with an outstanding family and the deparment looks forward to many more years of outstanding police work and service to our community.
Media release and photo furnished by Yarmouth Police
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