Harwich man charged with driving while intoxicated

Posted on August 24th, 2011 No Comments

A man from Harwich was caught driving under the influence in Dennisport Friday evening.

The 20-year-old man was driving on Depot Street in an Audi shortly after 9pm when the incident occurred. The driver lost control of the car, then drove through a fence and hit a tree along the car’s path. The vehicle finally came to a halt after striking a boat trailer.

According to a Dennis fire official, hydraulic tools were needed to remove the man from the vehicle. The 20-year-old sustained serious injuries, but they are believed to be non-life threatening. He was taken to the Cape Cod hospital for treatment.

The man has been charged with speeding, violation of a marked lane, and operating under the influence.

If you have been charged with operating under the influence in Massachusetts, you may be able to get your penalties reduced. Contact the Cape Cod OUI defense attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Saugus Man Charged with Statutory Rape

Posted on August 10th, 2011 No Comments

A Saugus man was arrested and charged with sex crimes Monday.

According to court documents, 46 year-old James Steven Beal was arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a child. He was arraigned at Lynn District Court. Beal posted $10,000 cash bail and was ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 18, abide by a restraining order, not to have contact with the alleged victim, surrender all firearms, and keep probation up to date on his current address. Beal is due back in court on September 6.

Police say Beal carried on a sexual relationship with a family friend for nearly two years. Documents show that the victim alleged she was touched inappropriately in Beal’s car “20 times” near Lynn Woods and then “a couple of times” at Prankers Pond in Saugus. The victim said the Lynn Police caught the two in the act one time, took their names down, and told them to leave the area.

Court documents say that police were contacted on August 1 by Beal’s wife who said she believed her husband was carrying on a relationship with a child. The documents further indicated that Beal talked about the victim quite often, remarked on “how perfect she was,” and that his cellular phone records indicate he regularly called the victim.

Beal’s wife told police that over the weekend of July 22, the victim attended a sleepover at the Beal’s summer home on Cape Cod, where the teenager told other girls that she had “done things” with Mr. Beal. An adult at the sleepover was told what happened, and then contacted the police.

If you have been charged with statutory rape or a similar crime, please contact the Cape Cod Statutory Rape Defense Attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Arrest Made in Cape Cod Funeral Home Stabbing

Posted on August 3rd, 2011 No Comments

Police made an arrest over the weekend in connection with a stabbing at a Cape Cod funeral home wake last week.

According to officials with the Yarmouth Police Department, officers arrested 23 year-old Andrew Serriello at a home on Old Sailor’s Way in Dennis shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Serriello was held overnight and released late Sunday afternoon after posting $2,600 cash bail, police said.

Seriello was arraigned Monday in Barnstable District Court on charges of assault and battery while armed with a dangerous weapon and assault while armed with intent to murder. Police said he was held pending a dangerousness assessment hearing.

Police were called to the Morris O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home on Long Pond Drive in Yarmouth on July 25. A fight broke out during a wake for James Edward DeLancy. One person was stabbed.

If you have been charged with assault in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod Assault Attorneys of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

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