Yarmouth man arrested after crashing into West Dennis convenience store

A Yarmouth man was arrested early this morning after he allegedly rammed his truck through the front of a Tedeschi convenience store on Route 28 in West Dennis, according to Dennis police. Police received several 911 calls around 12:36 a.m. reporting that a vehicle had crashed through the front of the Tedeschi store at 964 Main St., which is also Route 28, in West Dennis. Witnesses reported that a dark-colored Dodge pickup truck drove through the front entryway of the store. A customer leaped over the cashier counter to avoid being struck. The driver then reversed and pulled forward several times while inside the store before backing out and leaving the scene. The truck fled the scene traveling west on Route 28, scattering debris along the road. Dennis police requested the assistance of Yarmouth police, who found the truck at a home on Circuit Road East. Dennis police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Sprague of West Yarmouth at the residence. Sprague faces various charges including vandalism to property and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He was released on personal recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning at Orleans District Court. The building at 964 Main St., which houses Swan River Liquors as well as Tedeschi, sustained serious structural damage and has been deemed unsafe by the Dennis building inspector. Both businesses were ordered to close until the building is rendered structurally safe.

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