[Top photo: YPD Lt. Steven Xiarhos and crew, proudly display Toys for Tots cup]
YPD press release:
YARMOUTH POLICE WIN 2013 CAPE COD PUBLIC SAFETY UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS ‘TOYS FOR TOTS’ STUFF A BUS CHALLENGE!
For the second year in a row the Yarmouth Police Department has won the USMC Toys for Tots challenge with over 2,200 being collected.
A total of over 10,000 toys were collected throughout Cape Cod and we are very proud of our citizens who came together as one strong community and made so many donations.
Thanks you to all of our Brothers and Sisters in Cape Cod Public Safety with a very special thank you to Barnstable Police Department Patrolman Brian Morrison for starting the challenge several years ago and making it grow to such a success.
[Above photo: Brian “Santa Cop” Morrison with Barnstable Patrolman David Downs on the left, and Sargent Mark Cabral on the right…]
Patrolman Morrison is a United States Navy War Veteran, born and bred on Cape Cod, and is an outstanding member of the profession of Law Enforcement.
The men and women of the YPD are all proud to pin on a badge, wear the blue, and call him a friend.
[Photos by R. Bastille]
In other news:
Narc Detective and SCU nail drug pushers…
BPD press release:
On December 13th, 2013 Barnstable Narcotics Detective Peter Ginnetty and Barnstable Street Crime Unit (SCU) member Deputy Michael Huse were conducting surveillance at motel located on Rte 132 in Hyannis.
GINNETY and HUSE were looking for Eric A Brando Jr, age 21, of Osterville.
BRANDO was wanted on a Barnstable Superior Court indictment warrant for possession with intent to distribute class A/heroin.
GINNETY and HUSE located and observed BRANDO inside one of the motel rooms.
Additional SCU members responded to their location. BRANDO was placed under arrest without incident.
Also located in the room was a second subject identified as Aquil W Pryor, age 37, of Hyannis.
SCU members had observed approximately ten (10) grams of “crack” cocaine in plain view inside the motel room.
PRYOR was placed under arrest.
Both BRANDO and PRYOR were charged with possession of class B/”crack” cocaine with intent to distribute.
Also locate in plain view was a digital scale. SCU members located approximately nine (9) grams of heroin and two (2) grams of “crack” cocaine in BRANDO’s pants pockets.
As a result, BRANDO was also charged with possession class/A heroin with intent to distribute.
SCU members located and seized over $3,750 cash.
Both PRYOR and BRANDO face additional charges of conspiracy to violate the narcotics laws. Both were transported to the Barnstable Police Department and processed. BRANDO is being held without bail on the Barnstable Superior Court warrant. PRYOR is being held on a $10,000 cash bail. Both will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Monday December 16th, 2013.
PRYOR is also wanted by the Philadelphia, PA Police Department for possession with intent to distribute narcotics. The warrant was issued August 17th, 2012. He has an extensive criminal history in Philadelphia going back to 1997 including arrests for narcotics, firearms violations and assaults. He was arrested in August of 2008 and convicted for distribution of narcotics. PRYOR was sentenced to 3 years in States Prison.
In other news:
The holidays are usually one of the busiest times of year for HyTown law enforcement and this year is no exception.
Above photo: Patrolman Peter Myrbeck transports an alleged shoplifter back to Barnstable Police Headquarters for booking.
Several Barnstable squad cars responded to the parking lot outside of Kohl’s on Route 132 to assist store detectives with an unruly shoplifter.
Police arrested 49-year-old Martha Nikas for Shoplifting. Police will likely have their hands full as Christmas approaches… especially near the Mall and surrounding shopping plazas on Route 132.
In other news:
Above photo: Recent photo of homeless camp in the woods near Nantucket Street.
As we approach the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, let us remember that Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem exhausted and without shelter…
… and that they miraculously survived that night.
Let’s continue to pray and hope for a warm Christmas and winter season for those who find themselves homeless. May all HyTown souls find their way in from the cold and dark.
Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
P.S. — Tonight’s HyTown Vignette is brought to you by Led Zeppelin… I was going to post a cheery Bing Crosby Christmas song but I just can’t get the above tent image out of my head… so here’s the next best thing… “Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on…” Please crank your speakers to their limits and let this well played classic bring you back to someplace long forgotten.
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