WEST YARMOUTH – Yarmouth patrol officers were out searching for a gray Honda Accord which allegedly had just struck another vehicle head-on on Buck Island Road Wednesday evening. The damage was reportedly minor.
A short while later, officers were advised about someone allegedly driving on the wrong side of Higgins Crowell Road. Within minutes, YPD squad cars caught up to and stopped a gray Honda Accord on Higgins Crowell Road, across the street from the Marguerite E. Small Elementary school.
The following HN Video shows what happened next…
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HN PHOTO: Nowhere to go…
Hyannis Rescue had to hustle to load-up a priority one patient (who was possibly choking) on Main Street earlier this evening. Because of the barriers that give extra dining space to some restaurants on the north side of the street, AKA “COVID BLOCKS”, traffic is currently reduced to just one lane. This poses a traffic problem whenever there is an emergency situation. In this case, EMTs were able to quickly load their stricken male patient onto a stretcher and then move to a nearby off-Main Street parking lot where they continued to prepare him for transport to CCH. A Barnstable policeman was also able to arrive on scene to assist with holding back traffic.
There currently is some debate back-and-forth as to whether the blocks should be used year-round. Some love ’em. Others hate ’em.
HN IMAGE FROM EARLIER THIS WEEK
POTENTIALLY LETHAL SITUATION: Officers prepare to encounter man said to have a gun, making threats…
Barnstable Patrol Officers surrounded a neighborhood in their town earlier this week, preparing to encounter a man who reportedly was armed with a gun and making threats. Officers arrived swiftly, briefly meeting and gearing up nearby, while receiving instructions from a sergeant on scene. Officers then covered various positions while some armed with patrol rifles walked in on foot under the cover of pitch darkness. The man was not on scene when officers approached. The investigation into this particular isolated incident remains active and ongoing. HN is currently withholding the address and names involved. No further details at this time.
These types of high risk calls are not unusual for local police. In this case, it had been a relatively routine evening until officers suddenly found themselves facing a potentially lethal situation. But one thing is certain, when called, our officers are ready for the gravest extremes. It’s what they train for.
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