SCU busts well known suspect for heroin distribution… plus other news briefs…
Top photo: Detectives and a drug sniffing dog from the Yarmouth Police Department sweep an area of the mall… (Insert) booking photo of Christopher Wilkins…
BPD Press Release:
For the last several weeks the Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) conducted an investigation relating to the distribution of heroin in and around Hyannis by a subject identified as Christopher R Wilkins, age 27, of Hyannis.
WILKINS is very well known to area law enforcement. He was indicted and arraigned in Barnstable Superior Court on 11/06/2014 for his alleged involvement in the 04/14/2014 stabbing at the Quarterdeck Lounge, Rte 28, Hyannis. He was charged with armed assault, assault intent to kill, aggravated A&B with a dangerous weapon, and A&B. WILKINS was released after posting $10,000 cash bail. He was also given bail conditions of a curfew and wearing a GPS monitor. The case is still pending in Barnstable Superior Court.
On 03/12/2015, SCU Barnstable Officer Scott Wright obtained an arrest warrant for WILKINS in Barnstable District Court charging him with two (2) counts of distribution of heroin. At approximately 7:10pm, Barnstable Police Detective Sgt Mark Mellyn and Detective Keith Sexton located WILKINS at the Cape Cod Mall, Rte 132, Hyannis. He was arrested without incident on the outstanding heroin distribution warrant. At the time of his arrest WILKINS was found in possession of approximately 3 grams of heroin and $1200 cash. As a result, he was also charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
WILKINS was booked at the Barnstable Police Department and held on a $25,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on 03/13/2105.
HN NOTE: At the time detectives were arresting Wilkins, police also arrested a second suspect for possession of a Class A substance… (Heroin, Morphine, and other powerful narcotics are examples of Class A drugs…) A source identified the second suspect as William Sanford… The two arrests are not believed to be related… HN will provide updates as they become available…
In other news:
Yesterday was a beautiful day to get out and enjoy some of the other more pleasant sites that Hyannis has to offer…
In other news:
HYANNIS — Yesterday at about 4:45pm, police responded to a hit and run motor vehicle accident. The accident happened at the intersection of West Main Street and Pine Grove Ave. Witnesses described an older model “Jeep Cherokee” type vehicle, possibly with rear end damage, fleeing the area in the direction of Megan Road. The victim of the hit and run was evaluated for neck pain…
In other news:
HYANNIS — Yesterday afternoon, police and rescue were busy responding to reports of medical emergencies… The first photo shows the scene where first responders were helping an “unresponsive” male in a North Street parking lot. The second photo shows multiple police, including state police, and rescue units responding to the Tedeschi parking lot on Yarmouth Road for what was initially described as an unresponsive male and female in a vehicle. First responders were worried it may have been an overdose. It turned out they were just napping. HN spoke with the pair and they admitted they have had their personal struggles with battling heroin addiction, but they were now clean and receiving help. They were congenial well spoken young adults. They also understood and appreciated the concern from both HN and first responders. They were also interested in informing and educating the public on the realities of heroin addiction. Active and recovering addicts are encouraged to reach out to HN to share their thoughts and their story. HN can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org … [Note: Identities can be protected if required…]
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