Sandwich Cop Logs April 16, 2014

Monday, April 7

Police responded to a 911 call reporting a single vehicle accident at 5:33 PM at Route 6A and Main Street. The vehicle was driven by Nichole M. Flanagan, 18, of Forestdale. Ms. Flanagan failed to make a sharp left turn, which resulted in the vehicle crossing lanes and colliding with a tree. Neither Ms. Flanagan or her passenger were injured. Ms. Flanagan was cited for being in violation of her junior operator’s license.

Tuesday, April 8
Police were called to the scene of a two-car accident at Route 6A and Charles Street at 7:30 AM. According to the police report, Erin Thompson, 42, of Sandwich was traveling west on Route 6A and attempted to turn left onto Charles Street when Hannah C. Smith, 17, also of Sandwich, failed to stop and collided with Ms. Thompson’s vehicle. No injuries were reported. Ms. Smith was cited for following too close.


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Police investigated a call made to them at 6:55 PM regarding an ATM card stolen from the ATM at Cape Cod Cooperative Bank on Cotuit Road. A fraud investigator from the bank notified the police of fraudulent charges made to the victim’s ATM card totaling about $80. Using surveillance from the ATM machine, the bank was able to identify the unnamed suspect who has since made restitution and will not be charged.

Wednesday, April 9

Police responded to a minor car crash on Route 130 at the exit 2 off-ramp. At the traffic signal, Catherine M. Smith, 81, of Mashpee struck the right rear of the vehicle driven by Denise Oares, 61, of Mashpee. No injures were reported and no citations were issued.

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At 9:40 AM police were called to Regents Gate with a report of a domestic disturbance in progress. A man and a woman were found arguing on the roadside. Upon investigation it was determined that no assault had taken place. There were no charges filed and no arrests were made.

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An identity theft was reported at 11:01 AM. The victim accused a relative of opening accounts under their name on three separate occasions. This incident remains under investigation.

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A car crash at 3:37 PM caused a traffic backup to Tupper Road where officers were working to control the flow of traffic. Brian Cullity, 66, of Sagamore was caught in the traffic jam. As the patrolman waved him through, Mr. Cullity shouted obscenities out his window at the patrolman. According to police reports, Mr. Cullity was cited for using profanity in public.

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Police responded to a 911 call for assistance at 6:14 PM from a woman reporting a large bird that had crashed through her window at Wolf Hill. When the officer arrived on scene, he found the woman’s two front windows destroyed and glass all over the floor. The bird was still in the house and had survived the flight through the windows. The responding officer herded the bird to the back window and managed to successfully shoo the bird out with a broom.

Thursday, April 10

Police responded to a harassment call at Guild Road at 3 PM. The victim reported receiving harassing phone calls from a neighbor. The incident was found to not fit the definition of harassment and no charges were filed.

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School Resource Officer Christa Cabral responded to reports of threats made at a bus stop at 3:05 PM near Anderson Avenue. An unidentified boy, 12, was heard making threats to slice the throat of another boy, 11. The older boy was disciplined in accordance with rules at the Henry T. Wing School. Officer Cabral further investigated the incident and spoke with the parents of the two boys. The boys were told to stay away from each other and no charges have been filed. The incident is being handled by the school.

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A woman entered the police station at 5:21 PM claiming she was being harassed and possibly stalked by a former employee. She claimed that the employee was threatening to burn her residence to the ground. The victim was in the process of filing for a harassment prevention letter, but the incident was determined to not meet the requirements for the letter.

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Officers responded to the scene of a three-car crash at 5:24 PM at Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Service Road. Justin D. McCarthy, 40, of East Sandwich was headed north on Quaker Meetinghouse while Kathleen M. Teravainen, 43, also of East Sandwich, was stopped on Service Road waiting to turn onto Quaker Meetinghouse. A 16-year-old Sandwich boy, who police would not name, was traveling south on Quaker Meetinghouse when he made a left turn in front of Mr. McCarthy, causing the collision. The 16-year-old driver was cited for failing to use care while turning. No injuries were reported.

Friday, April 11

A call came in at 12:08 AM to report suspicious activity on Willow Street. Police questioned three men who were walking along the street and found that they were headed to a friend’s house. No charges were filed.

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A motor vehicle crash was reported at 10:05 AM on Main Street in front of town hall. A vehicle driven by Carrie A. Wade, 38, of Sandwich had slowed down in response to the slowing of traffic. A second vehicle driven by Christopher Casey, 18, of Sandwich rear-ended Ms. Wade. Mr. Casey was cited for failing to use care while stopping and following too close.

Saturday, April 12

At 11:11 AM a call came in to report that a 7-year-old girl had been bitten by a neighbor’s dog on Hirsch Road. The responding patrolman found puncture marks on the girl’s abdomen. Animal control has been notified and they will be following up on this incident.

Sunday, April 13

At 6:09 PM a duck that had been found injured on Great Hill Road was brought into the police station for assistance. Animal control was notified, but did not make it in time to save the duck. Animal control will be responsible for making any further arrangements for the duck.

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An incident of breaking and entering was reported at 8:43 PM. The victim arrived home to find that their home had been broken into. Among items missing are an iPod, a laptop, and assorted jewelry. There were no signs of forced entry and the perpetrator possibly entered through an unlocked door. This incident remains under investigation.


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