Sandwich Cop Logs April 20, 2014

Monday, April 14

Police responded to a larceny call on North Shore Boulevard at 6:17 AM. The caller reported that their ocean kayak had been stolen off the beach behind their cottage sometime last week. There are currently no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

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A maroon pickup truck hit the back of a vehicle stopped at Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Route 6A. The female victim pulled off to the side of the road, but the driver of the truck left the scene and headed toward Barnstable on Route 6A. Police responded at 9:55 AM but were unable to locate the offending driver.

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A car crash on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at the upper level entrance to Sandwich High School occurred at 10:21 AM when a vehicle attempting to turn onto Quaker Meetinghouse from the high school collided with a vehicle traveling south on Quaker Meetinghouse. Police declined to name the drivers, who were both 16-year-old females from Sandwich. There were no injuries reported and one of the drivers was cited for failure to yield.

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Police responded to a call at 11:01 AM regarding a past suspicious incident. A resident at Tarragon Drive reported an object thrown at their house on April 13 around 11 PM. An investigation yielded a yellow Frisbee with a swastika drawn on it. The Frisbee was photographed, and the resident was advised to call if there are any other incidents. There are no suspects in this case.

Tuesday, April 15

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At 1:09 AM Sergeant William R. Patton pulled over Brian B. Jordan, 41, of East Sandwich for speeding. While having a conversation with Mr. Jordan, Sergeant Patton observed slurred speech, the odor of alcohol, and that Mr. Jordan had bloodshot and glassy eyes. Mr. Jordan admitted to drinking and failed a number of sobriety tests. He was charged with OUI liquor and speeding and subsequently transported to the station, booked, and later released on bail.

Wednesday, April 16

Patrolman Jeffrey Brunelli pulled over Joseph Nugent, 42, of Revere for a red light violation and immediately determined that the vehicle was unregistered. Mr. Nugent was also discovered to be unlicensed and had a warrant from Lynn District Court for suspended operation of a motor vehicle. Mr. Nugent was transported to the station where he was booked and brought to court.

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Multiple 911 calls reported a one-car crash at Route 130 and Jan Sebastian Drive at 11:53 AM. The driver of the vehicle, Pat Rajsombath, 70, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, ran off the side of Route 130 and struck a fire hydrant and a tree. Ms. Rajsombath was transported to South Shore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Police responded to calls reporting an accident involving a tractor-trailer truck on Cotuit Road at 1:31 PM. When cruisers arrived, it was determined that no accident had occurred and that the truck had merely become stuck. The driver was able to free the truck and drove off.

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A 23-year-old female from Sandwich reported an incident of harassment at 3:38 PM. She reported multiple phone calls that she believed to be from her former boyfriend, both on her cellphone and at work. The victim was advised of her domestic rights as well as advised to consider a restraining order. The responding officer attempted to contact the suspect but was unable to do so.

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Police responded to a 911 call at 4:21 PM reporting a domestic disturbance on Windswept Drive. The caller was requesting that their son be removed from the house. The son reportedly has issues with alcohol and police say that this is an ongoing problem at this address. Responders found the son to be sober and transported him to his place of employment.

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Police completed annual registration for a level 2 sex offender at 4:27 PM. Information regarding this matter is available upon request by filling out a form that can be found in the lobby of the police station.

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Suspicious activity taking place in the Hess parking lot on Route 130 was reported at 6:22 PM. The responding cruiser reported possible narcotic activity. The patrolman spoke with the reporting party who observed a vehicle sitting idle in the parking lot for 15 to 20 minutes. A second vehicle pulled up and someone exited that vehicle and got into the first vehicle for a short amount of time before getting back in their own car and leaving. The registration from both vehicles was obtained and narcotic investigators will be following up.

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Police responded to a 49-year-old Sandwich woman reporting harassment at 8:50 PM. She had been receiving unwanted messages on Facebook from an old acquaintance. She was advised of her anti-harassment rights. The incident is not considered criminal at this time, but could be considered harassment if this pattern of behavior continues. Patrolman Paul Grigorenko was able to locate the suspect in Vermont and Vermont State Police have been contacted to issue a harassment prevention order.

Thursday, April 17

Suspicious activity was reported on Woodridge Road at 1:59 PM. A tall, slim man was observed to be knocking on doors carrying a clipboard and appeared to be solely focusing on homes that were unoccupied. Police responded and spoke with a 25-year-old Rhode Island man who was working for a home improvement company from Woonsocket. He was advised that door-to-door sales require a permit and he left.

Friday, April 18

Police responded to a suspicious incident call at 3:09 PM on Burning Tree Lane. A woman reported that an older man in a white pickup truck had attempted to pull her 42-year-old daughter into the truck. Upon investigation it appears that the man had been asking for directions.

Saturday, April 19

Police responded to a 911 call reporting a car crash on Farmersville Road at 12:54 AM that resulted in a downed utility pole. When officers arrived they found Ryan Ward, 19, of Sandwich standing apparently unharmed outside of his vehicle. Mr. Ward refused sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with OUI liquor, a marked lanes violation, and texting while driving. Mr. Ward was released on bail.

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Police arrested James W. Slappey, 31, of Sandwich at 12:31 PM and charged him with intimidating a witness and violation of a protection order. Mr. Slappey had sent threatening, vulgar, and abusive text messages to his victim resulting in an emergency restraining order being issued. Mr. Slappey was booked and will be held without bail until his arraignment on April 22.

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Police responded to a caller reporting that her 15-year-old daughter was home alone at 9:06 PM on Nauset Street when she heard the garage door open and saw an unfamiliar vehicle in the driveway. By the time the patrolman arrived, the car had left. There was no explanation for the garage opening and the daughter was advised to call again if the car returned.

Sunday, April 20

Patrolman Brian Bondarek investigated a vehicle on North Shore Boulevard at 10:05 AM with Connecticut plates, all four doors open, and front end damage. The owner was located and claimed that they had inadvertently left the doors open overnight.

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Police responded to a 911 call at 5:18 PM reporting a verbal domestic disturbance on Great Hill Road between a father and son. They were advised of their domestic rights and neither decided to pursue them. The son decided to leave the house for the night.

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Police arrested Jose Correia, 35, of Sandwich at 10:58 PM on Osprey Lane. Family members reported that Mr. Correia was drunk at home. Patrolman Adam Trayner responded to the verbal domestic disturbance and discovered that Mr. Correia had slapped a phone out of the hand of a victim who had attempted to call the police. Mr. Correia was charged with domestic assault and battery and intimidating a witness. He was booked at the station and later released on bail.

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