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Cape Wide News for Tuesday July 1st, 2014


Woman armed with rifle on Nantucket being evaluated

NANTUCKET - On Tuesday at 1:52 p.m., the Nantucket Police Department , Sheriff’s office, and Massachusetts State Police, responded to 305 Madaket Road for a report of a 55-year-old intoxicated woman with a rifle. The woman with the rifle is a resident of 305 Madaket Road.

The reporting party another resident of 305 Madaket Road stated the woman was sitting on their back porch when she arrived home. The reporting party stated she asked the intoxicated woman what she was doing with the gun. The intoxicated woman responded, “Don’t worry I’ll Take care of Business” and returned back into the residence. The reporting party fled the property and called the police.

Nantucket police responded and tried to establish contact with the woman with no response. The area around the residence at 305 Madaket Road was cordoned off and police officers evacuated neighboring homes as a safety precaution. 

After attempts were made to contact the woman again failed, the Nantucket Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team approached the residence at 2:39 p.m.. The S.W.A.T. team made contact with the woman at 2:54 p.m.. The incident was resolved when the intoxicated woman was taken into custody by the SWAT team; and transported by the Nantucket Fire Department, to Nantucket Cottage Hospital, for evaluation. 

Police recovered an unloaded Winchester 30/30 lever action rifle outside the residence and 24 rounds of ammunition. Charges are pending upon the completion of an investigation on firearms violations.

Media release and photo furnished by Nantucket Police


YPD, DNR collar dirt biker on public way

YARMOUTH - Yarmouth Police assisted the Department of Natural Resources in the pursuit and capture of a dirt bike rider on a public way Saturday.


Joseph D. Connors, 24, of West Yarmouth was charged with failure to stop for police, unregistered recreational vehicle, operating a recreational vehicle on a public way, trespassing with motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.


Yarmouth Police remind people that dirt bikes and other unregistered recreational vehicles are not allowed on public roadways or other properties like the power lines.


Media release and mugshot furnished by Yarmouth Police



Barnstable, Mashpee PDs, Children's Cove host forum to protect kids from sexual predators

MASHPEE - Children’s Cove: The Cape & Islands Child Advocacy Center, Barnstable Police Department, and Mashpee Police Department present: “A Community Forum for Parents: Keeping Kids Safe from Sex Offenders”. Topics include: Revealing the Truth about Sexual Abuse, Signs and Symptoms of Abuse, and Online Safety. The forum is Wednesday (tomorrow) at 8 a.m. at the Mashpee Town Hall Conference Room at 16 Great Neck Road in Mashpee. Continental breakfast will be served

Media release furnished by Barnstable Police via Facebook


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