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Coast Guard Seizes $202 Million Worth of Cocaine
Cocaine Seized

Coast Guard Seizes $202 Million Worth of Cocaine

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on December 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 4

BOSTON — The crew of the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba “The Pride of Boston” returned to their homeport in Boston Thursday following a 64-day Eastern Pacific patrol that resulted in the seizure of 6.7 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $202 million in wholesale value.  The 6.7 tons of cocaine offloaded represents the interdiction of five separate suspected drug […]

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Yarmouth Police Arrest Cocaine Trafficker
Drug Arrest

Yarmouth Police Arrest Cocaine Trafficker

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on December 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 14

On the evening of Tuesday, December, 12th, 2017, at approximately 7:00 PM, members of the Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Unit observed a gray 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Massachusetts registration 5FK128 parked in the far left corner of Bay View Beach in West Yarmouth. Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officers Christopher VanNess and Sean Geary encountered the occupants […]

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Learn to Cope

Yarmouth Drug Enforcement Officer to Speak at Learn To Cope Meeeting

Filed in Community Impact, NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on December 11, 2017 0 Comments • views: 18

In an effort to help those affected by the ongoing opiate crisis, the Yarmouth Police Department hosts Learn to Cope meetings. These weekly meetings provide education, resources, peer support, and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs This week, Yarmouth Police Department Drug Enforcement Detective Scott […]

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Free Gun Locks at YPD

YPD Offers Free Gun Locks Today

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on November 30, 2017 0 Comments • views: 31

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence has teamed up with the Yarmouth Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Association’s Project Child Safe to offer free locks to gun owners to help save lives from accidental death or injury from unsecured firearms.   Free gun locks will be available today from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Yarmouth […]

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Drug Arrests

10 arrested in “Operation Takeout”

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on November 28, 2017 0 Comments • views: 92

“Operation Takeout”, a three-year long investigation into drug trafficking in Hyannis, has resulted in ten more arrests. 10 individuals with connections to the Fraga Drug Trafficking Organization were recently arrested, according to Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.  The arrests come after a three-year long investigation dubbed “Operation Takeout”, observing the operations of Kevin […]

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Community Impact: Yarmouth Police Host ‘Learn to Cope’ and offer Narcan Training
Addiction Help

Community Impact: Yarmouth Police Host ‘Learn to Cope’ and offer Narcan Training

Filed in Community Impact, Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 57

As Cape Cod continues to face the growing opiate crisis, local organizations are working to help those affected by addiction. The Yarmouth Police Department continues to host weekly Learn to Cope Support Group Meetings for families from all over Cape Cod dealing with addiction. Meetings are held in the Community Room at Yarmouth Police Headquarters […]

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CAPTURED: Yarmouth Police Arrest Convicted Felon
Captured!

CAPTURED: Yarmouth Police Arrest Convicted Felon

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on November 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 37

Yarmouth Police have successfully captured a wanted felon. On Friday, November 10, Yarmouth Police Proactive Anti-Crime Unit Officer Nick Ambrosini and detectives from the Barnstable Police Department captured Rashad A. Copper at a residence at 62 Baxter Road in Hyannis. Copper was facing felony drug distribution charges and had initially been arrested during a raid […]

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Community Impact

Representative Tim Whelan on the Opiate Crisis

Filed in Community Impact, NEWS HEADLINES, Police, politics by on November 9, 2017 0 Comments • views: 42

Cape Media News continues to pay attention to the ongoing opiate crisis. Synthetic opioids like fentanyl, carfentanil, and the new “pink death” pose huge threats to the health and safety of our community. State Representative Tim Whelan (R), 1st Barnstable District sits down with Cape Media News host Sarah Colvin to discuss concerns surrounding synthetic […]

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Pirate Drill!

Drill Pits Sheriff’s Vessel Against the Canadian Navy

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police, Uncategorized by on October 25, 2017 0 Comments • views: 53

BUZZARDS BAY – Lawmen playing the role of international pirates attempted to board a Canadian warship this weekend near the Cleveland Ledge Lighthouse, but no one was hurt or injured because it was only a drill. But that’s not to say plenty of sweat wasn’t expended on both decks. The two vessels were underway at the time. The […]

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Yarmouth Police Department Welcomes Two, Promotes Three
YPD Promotions

Yarmouth Police Department Welcomes Two, Promotes Three

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on October 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 145

Two new officers have joined the Yarmouth Police Department, and three veteran officers have been promoted. This week, YPD welcomed Patrol Officer Matthew Mongano. Officer Mongano is a graduate of the Municipal Police Training Committee Police Academy at New Braintree, a United States Army Reserve Sergeant, and a winner of the Civil Affairs Best Warrior […]

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Keating Human Trafficking Bill Passes Out of Committee views: 6

Washington, DC – Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed HR 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act, during a full committee markup.  The bill was also passed out of the House Financial Services Committee earlier in the week during a full committee markup.  Rep. Keating is a lead sponsor of the bipartisan […]

TUNE INTO THE TELETHON TONIGHT views: 25

We’re happy to be hosting the 14th Annual Annual Shelter Cape Cod Telethon on Thursday, December 14, from 5-9 pm, here at the Cape Cod Community Media Center!  This festive event, aired live on cable channels 98 and 99, will raise awareness to the housing challenges facing Cape Cod and the Islands and the work HAC is […]

The Cape Playhouse Receives $100,000 Matching Donation views: 12

It’s the oldest continually operating summer theater in the United States, and it just received the largest single personal gift in its history. Doreen Bilezekian of Osterville has established a $100,000 matching donation to support the forward momentum of The Cape Playhouse. Under the terms of the challenge, The Cape Playhouse must raise $100,000 in […]

Barnstable County Program Finances $40 Million in Septic Upgrades views: 14

If you’ve got a failed septic system but don’t have the money to repair or replace it, Barnstable County can help. The Barnstable County Community Septic Management Loan Program (CSMLP) is available to Barnstable County residents to finance the replacement of failed residential septic systems. Whether it’s a conventional or innovative/alternative system, or a sewer […]