VIDEO UPDATE: Teen arrested, gun recovered after large disturbance in Harwich

Jake O’Callaghan/CWN

HARWICH – Harwich Police report that on Friday at approximately 8:30 PM, they received several 911 calls from the area of Main Street and Pine Drive reporting a large fight in the street and the sound of gunshots. A short time later Cape Cod Hospital called the Harwich Police reporting that they had a stabbing victim from an incident that had taken place in Harwich.

Harwich Police Officers as well as Dennis Police Officers and Massachusetts State Troopers responded to the scene and encountered a mostly uncooperative group of individuals. Several of these individuals had come from or were at a residence on Pine Drive.

As the investigation continued, a male subject exited the residence and was not cooperating with verbal commands that were being given to him. The male subject then ran off on foot and was pursued by officers. During the foot pursuit, the male subject was seen throwing an item into the woods. The subject was captured and the object that was thrown into the woods was found to be a gun.

The subject was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile. He was placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing. He was ordered held without bail and later transferred to juvenile holding facility in Brockton. He will be arraigned on Monday in Barnstable Juvenile Court. He has been charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm and Illegal Possession of Ammunition.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Media release furnished by Harwich Police


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