Topics: Police, Fire And Harbormaster News

Gunshot Report Turns Out To Be Backfiring Motorcycle

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH – A SWAT team converged on a Long Pond Drive home late Tuesday following a report of gunshots being fired, but the incident turned out to involve a backfiring motorcycle and several “highly intoxicated” occupants of the home. A 911 caller to the Massachusetts State Police at about 9:30 p.m. reported a domestic incident at the residence involving knives and a gun; the caller also reported that shots had...

Seniors Invited To Have 'Pizza With The Police'

By: Debra Lawless

Like pizza? Have questions you’d like to ask the Chatham police and police chief? Your chance to enjoy pizza while getting your questions answered will come during an informal luncheon called “Pizza with the Police” on May 11 at the Chatham Council on Aging (COA). “This is one of our community interactions that we do,” says Chatham Police Chief Mark R. Pawlina. And “what gets people together more than anyth...

No Injuries After Dragger Hauls Up Unexploded Ordnance

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

ORLEANS — A Rock Harbor fisherman got a surprise when he hauled up his dredge late Wednesday morning and discovered two pieces of unexploded ammunition. The fisherman hauled the items aboard and brought them to shore, leaving them on the dock a short distance from the fuel pumps. The man called the harbormaster, who, in turn, notified firefighters and police. The two rusty objects included a small cylindrica...

HARWICH – At the Parent University forum hosted by Monomoy Schools on March 21 the prevailing message was clear: student safety is the top priority not only for educators and administrators, but also for local police and fire officials. “Most of us have kids in the district,” said Chatham Police Sergeant William Massey. “So we share your concerns as parents.” The event was held not only to address parent fe...

Alleged Carjacker In Custody

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — A 27-year-old man with addresses in Chatham and Norwood, Mass., faces a laundry list of criminal charges after his arrest Wednesday morning, hours after he allegedly stole one vehicle and then carjacked another. At his arraignment in Orleans District Court last Wednesday, Joseph M. Bopp pleaded not guilty to 14 separate charges. He was also the subject of several outstanding warrants for alleg...

Selectmen Weigh Opioid Suit Against Drug Companies

By: William F. Galvin

HARWICH — Selectmen are weighing whether to participate in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies alleged to be behind the opioid epidemic in this country. Town Counsel John Giorgio made a presentation to selectmen on Monday night explaining the town may be able to recover costs incurred to the community from the crisis. Giorgio presented the background of the litigation being crafted by the Massachusetts ...

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

Police Investigate ATM Burglaries

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

HARWICH PORT — Police are providing limited information about the burglary of an automatic teller machine inside the CVS Pharmacy in Harwich Port that took place during the storm-related power outage two weeks ago. “It’s still an active case,” Harwich Police Det. Sgt. Robert Brackett said. One or more suspects broke in the front door of the CVS and then went to work on the ATM, forcibly breaking in and steal...

CHATHAM – With the arrival of a new ambulance and two new pumper trucks, the fire department finds itself with one of the most up-to-date vehicle fleets in the area. When the department's tower truck, which went into service just about a year ago, is factored in, more than half of its vehicles are new. That's unusual, since the department typically spreads out its vehicle purchases. However, there was a lon...

CHATHAM – A massive rewrite and consolidation of mooring, waterways and harbormaster regulations impacts some of the town's most important resources and residents need time to digest them, selectmen said Tuesday. A public hearing on the 54-page document is scheduled for today, but at the selectmen's urging, the waterways advisory committee agreed to continue the hearing on April 26 to give people more time to ...

Alleged Carjacker Who Drove Into Water In Custody

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAM — A 27-year-old man with addresses in Chatham and Norwood, Mass., faces a laundry list of criminal charges after his arrest Wednesday morning, hours after he allegedly stole one vehicle and then carjacked another. At his arraignment in Orleans District Court Wednesday, Joseph M. Bopp pleaded not guilty to 14 separate charges. He was also the subject of several outstanding warrants for missing previous ...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

Orleans Police Investigate Attempted Armed Robbery

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...

Police Seek Connection Between Alleged Carjacking And Crash

By: Cape Cod Chronicle Staff

CHATHAMPORT — Police from several towns are trying to unravel two unusual crimes that took place Tuesday night and are looking for connections between them. Shortly after 10 p.m., Chatham police were called to investigate a report of a 1999 Mercury Sedan that had been stolen from a home in town. The report indicated that the vehicle was last seen being driven by a white man north on Orleans Road toward Orleans...

ORLEANS — Police are asking the public’s help identifying the person who attempted to rob the Skaket Corners CVS Pharmacy at gunpoint Monday night. At around 8 p.m., a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask and dark glasses entered the business at 9 West Rd. and showed a handgun to the clerk. “When the employee turned away, the subject quickly left the store in an unknown direction,” a police news...