Bourne Police Logs June 16 - 22, 2014

Monday, June 16

At 7:23 PM, police received multiple 911 calls reporting that an erratic driver had collided with a utility pole at the approach of the Bourne East Rotary.

Police and Bourne paramedics responded to the scene, where a black 2005 Hyundai Elantra had crashed.

Bourne paramedics transported the driver, Maureen Francis, 59, for medical treatment. The police charged her with operating under the influence of liquor, operating to endanger and violating marked lanes.

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An argument about staying out late escalated into the arrest of a Cliff Road man.

At 8:20 PM, police were notified about a domestic disturbance at a Cliff Road residence. Following an investigation, the police said, they found that an argument had arisen between a boyfriend and girlfriend over her allegedly staying out late. Police said the boyfriend proceeded to strike her several times.

The police arrested the boyfriend, Michael L. Gagnon, 56, and charged him with assault and battery (domestic abuse).


Tuesday, June 17

At 3:30 AM, state police notified Bourne police of a possible motor vehicle crash at the rotary just south of the Bourne Bridge.

Bourne police investigated. They determined that a green 1998 Ford Taurus traveling at a high rate of speed south on the Bourne Bridge left the roadway at the base of the bridge and ended up inside the rotary.

The police cited the driver, Stephen Costa, 33, of Forestdale for speeding, operating to endanger, and violating marked lanes.

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At 10:37 AM, a Yearling Run Road resident called police to report suspicious activity.

The caller said that a man wearing an orange shirt and a hat had just gone behind his neighbor’s house, had stayed there for about five minutes, and then moved on to another house on the street. The caller checked with his neighbor and learned no one was supposed to be at the house.

Police investigated. They found that the man was checking meters for the Buzzards Bay Water District.

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At 9:44 PM, police were notified of a domestic disturbance at a Harmony Hill Road residence.

The police responded and investigated. They determined that the boyfriend had shoved his girlfriend.

Police arrested Kenneth C. Hannigan, 63, of Heather Hill Road. They charged him with assault and battery (domestic abuse).

Wednesday, June 18

At 7:27 AM, police observed a white 2012 Ford Econoline van use a parking space on Main Street to pass a vehicle on the right. The police also saw the van narrowly miss another vehicle on Main Street that was trying to turn.

Police stopped the van. They said that the driver, Richard W. Joy, 56, of Williston Road initially produced his brother’s license. That license had been suspended, as had that of the driver.

The police arrested Mr. Joy. They charged him with operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended for operating under the influence, passing on the right, and providing a false name as operator of a vehicle.

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Shortly after 8:51 AM, the principal of the Peebles Elementary School on Trowbridge Road got in touch with the police station and advised that a student was dialing 911 from his cellphone as a prank.

Police responded to the school. They advised the student that 911 was for emergency use only.

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At 12:17 PM, a woman walked into the police station to report the disappearance of a gold and silver bracelet that had been inside a coat pocket at her house.

In the subsequent discussion, the possibility that a child had taken the bracelet was mentioned. Police launched an investigation.

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At 1:01 PM, an individual called police to report stolen checks. The individual said someone had tried, but failed, to use a check to obtain $200 from the Rockland Trust bank on Clay Pond Road.

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At 2:03 PM, police checked on a male who was lying on the ground near the intersection of Trowbridge and Cotuit roads.

The male requested a ride to the Sagamore bus stop. Police transported him without incident.

Friday, June 20

At 10:32 AM, a Holt Road resident called to report used uncapped syringes in the roadway.

Police removed the syringes from the roadway and placed them in a sharps container.

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At 11:29 AM, a caller notified police that his wife, who had been walking a dog in the vicinity of Academy Drive, had been attacked by three loose dogs.

Police, Bourne paramedics and the town’s Department of Natural Resources responded.

The woman did show physical signs of assault, but refused medical treatment. The owner of the loose dogs appeared, and was cited by Natural Resources for three violations of the town bylaw against unleashed dogs.

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At 2 PM, an Emmons Road resident called police to report youths jumping off the bridge, a bylaw violation.

Police arrived to disperse a group of youths, two of whom were wet and admitted jumping. A large group of 7th graders left before police arrived.

The police advised those on hand of the town bylaw against jumping off the bridge.

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At 5:04 PM, a man called police to report a dog bite he had suffered earlier that day on Spinnaker Lane. While making the call, he declined an ambulance.

The man told police he believed the dog had slipped out the door of a residence. He said the dog initially was friendly. But while patting the dog, the animal bit him in the leg. Police launched an investigation.

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An employee at the Chart Room on Shipyard Lane alerted police to a physical altercation that led to the arrest of a North Falmouth man.

At 8:51 PM, the employee notified police about the altercation between a man and a woman. The woman fled the location in a sedan while yelling out the window to the employee to call the police.

The police found the man involved in the altercation walking on Shore Road just south of the Chart Room entrance.

Following an investigation, police said, they determined that the man, Ryan C. Toth, 40, had pushed and shoved the woman. They arrested him and charged him with assault and battery (domestic abuse).

Saturday, June 21

At 10:12 AM, a couple notified police of an errant dark sport utility vehicle that the couple had observed.

The couple had been driving on Shore Road when the vehicle came up on them at a high rate of speed, swung around them, and then drove across Stackpole Memorial Park at the intersection of Presidents and

Monument Neck roads before continuing on. But the couple did not obtain a plate number.

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At 10:50 PM, police were notified about a male walking on County Road yelling and swearing to himself.

Police found that the male had been listening to and singing along to his iPod. All was in order. The police proceeded to transport the male to the town line.

Sunday, June 22

At 8:15 AM, police were notified of a small seal in distress on Sagamore Beach.

Police got in touch with the International Fund for Animal Welfare. A representative said the organization was aware of the seal, and planned to have someone en route to monitor the seal later that day.

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At 11:50 AM, a Village Green Road resident reported that the rear door of her residence had been kicked in, and that items including a television and a Blu-ray player had been taken.

The woman told police she had had been renting the room. The police are mulling whether associates of the renter stole the items.

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Forgetfulness may have cost a man staying at the Bayview Campgrounds on MacArthur Boulevard a $10,000 Breitling watch.

The man said that when he went to take a shower at a washroom at the campgrounds, he took off his watch and placed it on the washroom counter.

The man got out of the shower, dressed, and then left the washroom. Subsequently remembering the watch, he returned to find it missing.

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A tussle at the McDonald’s restaurant on Meetinghouse Lane spurred the arrest of a West Bridgewater man.

At 9:09 PM, a restaurant employee notified police of an altercation between a man and woman, who turned out to be boyfriend and girlfriend.

Police found that the man, Michael J. Holmes, 33, had pushed and shoved his girlfriend. They charged him with assault and battery (domestic abuse).

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About 10:39 PM, police said, they observed a blue 2007 Chevrolet Malibu cross over the median of the Scenic Highway and begin driving in the wrong direction.

They managed to stop the vehicle after it had traveled 100 yards.

Police arrested James M. Garrigan, 24, of Hyannis. They charged him with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, violating marked lanes and traveling the wrong way on a state highway.


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