PHOTO: YPD Booking Photo… “not hopeless” inserted by HN, after local Hyannis resident said, “the only ‘hopeless’ people these days are the home owners.”
HN NOTE: Today’s suspect told police he was a resident of Homeless Not Hopeless, a residential program at 119 Baxter Road in Hyannis.
According to their website, they support their residents in a variety of ways…
Teaching basic life skills: personal hygiene, doing laundry and keeping living area neat and clean, sharing in chores and upkeep of home.
Teaching skills that will make them more job ready i.e.; by providing computers and teaching their use to access the internet to search for jobs, housing and support. They learn to fill out on-line job applications and other forms as well as send and receive E-Mail.
Without a doubt, the most important support we offer is respect. We practice it and we require it.
The list continues, but there is no mention of them ever trying to help their clients obtain a valid gun license…
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The following is the actual YPD press statement:
YARMOUTH POLICE ARREST WANTED MAN WITH ILLEGAL HANDGUN
On Tuesday morning, August 29, 2017 the Yarmouth Police Department received information that the Barnstable Police Department had developed probable cause for the arrest of Imuru Barbel for Felony Receiving Stolen Property Over $250.
At approximately 9:45AM, Patrol Officer Sean Geary observed a vehicle parked in an abandoned lot at the corner of West Yarmouth Rd and Route 28. The gold Hyundai bearing MA registration 6SC343 was registered to Barbel.
Another vehicle pulled in to the lot and Officer Geary subsequently approached and observed Barbel attempting to access something in a green backpack that was on his lap.
Yarmouth Division of Natural Resources Officer Tim Parsons and Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officer Albert Sprague arrived as backup.
Barbel was detained and placed arrest.
A subsequent check of the green back pack found a silver revolver type handgun.
Barbel was subsequently transported to the Yarmouth Police Department for booking. During booking Barbel became disruptive and attempted to destroy his cellphone and was physically stopped by Officer Geary and Sergeant Tom Hennessey.
Along with Barnstable PD’s charges, Barbel will be charged by the Yarmouth Police Department with Felony Unlawful Carrying and Possession of a Firearm and Felony Misleading to Obstruct and Delay Justice.
Barbel was transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment.
Arrest: IMURU BARBEL
Address: 119 BAXTER RD HYANNIS, MA
Charges: UNLAWFUL CARRYING/POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
MISLEADING TO OBSTRUCT / DELAY JUSTICE
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HN NOTE: THE ISSUE – According to conversations with numerous critics of the ever growing number of homeless service industries operating in Hyannis family neighborhoods, many residents feel they are definitely not shirking their charitable responsibilities by exclaiming “enough is enough!” In fact, and to the contrary, Hyannis residents have done more than their fair share when it comes to shouldering the region’s problems with poverty, drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. Many residents are now expressing frustration, wondering if Hyannis will ever overcome the aforementioned issues with so many new causes popping up, seemingly attracting more and more needy individuals to the already crime riddled streets surrounding their homes.