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State & Region briefs: Crews help rescue student, staff from freezing water in Brewster


Monday, January 29, 2018
Crews help rescue student, staff from freezing water

BREWSTER — Fire officials rescued three people from freezing waters off of Breakwater Beach.

The Cape Cod Times reports that a dive team responded to an emergency call in Brewster around 6:40 p.m. Sunday. Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran says two staff members at the Latham School went after a female student who had swam away from shore.

Moran says the dive team and firefighters worked together to rescue all three individuals. They were all taken to Cape Cod Hospital with unspecified injuries.

The Latham School treats children and young adults with developmental disorders.

Police seek info on abandoned puppies

PITTSFIELD — Police are trying to find the person who abandoned two five-week old puppies at a public park.

The puppies were discovered running loose in Pittsfield’s Clapp Park on Saturday. A passer-by took them to a veterinarian before they were turned over to an animal shelter.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that the dogs appear to be in good health.

Krista Wroldson Miller, chairwoman of the shelter’s board, urged people to bring unwanted pets to a shelter or humane society instead of abandoning them.

Pittsfield police continue to investigate.

Officials ID body found alongside road on Cape Cod

HYANNIS — Authorities have identified the body found along a Cape Cod road over the weekend.

Officials say 41-year-old Jermaine Taylor, of East Falmouth, was found lying alongside a road in Hyannis early Saturday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Hyannis Fire Department Lt. David Webb told the Boston Globe the victim was found with a “reported gunshot wound.” Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

No information on possible suspects or motive has been released.

2 men arrested after shots fired at Conn. home

BRISTOL, Conn. — Two Massachusetts men are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a weekend shooting in Connecticut.

Juan Ocasio and Gage Sherman are expected to be arraigned Monday.

Police responded to a Bristol home at about 10 p.m. Friday for reports of gunfire and found that the home had been struck by several rounds. No one inside was injured.

Police say a small, blue car with Massachusetts plates was seen leaving the scene.

The suspects were arrested Sunday and held on $500,000 bond each.

Police did not release hometowns and it was not clear if they had lawyers.