Sandwich Police Logs July 14 - 20, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Police responded to the NRG power plant on Freezer Road at 2:43 PM after being alerted that three portable welding units had been taken. The units are valued at $2,800 each and are thought to have been missing for a few days at the time of the report. The incident remains under investigation.

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At 7:22 PM a person came into the police station to report the larceny of wedding rings. The incident was found to be related to a previous domestic incident and was scheduled to be followed up in probate court.

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Police responded to a car crash at the intersection of Farmersville Road and John Ewer Road at 7:29 PM. The crash occurred when Victoria L. Martinez, 17, of Hyannis had to stop her vehicle suddenly on John Ewer Road to allow other vehicles to turn onto the street. John P. Kelley, 17, of Sandwich was unable to stop his vehicle in time and it collided with the rear of Ms. Martinez’s vehicle. There was one injury that did not require hospital transportation and no citations were issued.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Plymouth man was arrested after driving off the road. At 1:02 AM, a Mashpee police officer advised the Sandwich Police Department that he was at the scene of a crash at the intersection of Pimlico Pond Road and Anchor Drive, where he had witnessed Gerald L. Callahan, 44, of Plymouth drive his vehicle over a curb. When the Mashpee officer spoke with Mr. Callahan, it was determined that his speech was slurred. Patrolman Adam Trayner responded and found Mr. Callahan with bloodshot eyes, smelling of alcohol, and administered field sobriety tests, which Mr. Callahan failed. Mr. Callahan was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and a marked lanes violation. He was transported to the station where he was booked and later bailed.

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Police responded to reports of a minor traffic incident on Route 6A in front of Sandwich Pizza House at 10:38 AM. While Patrolman Shawn P. O’Neil was assisting the drivers with paperwork, he determined that one of the drivers, Michael Dube, 19, of Cataumet, had a warrant out of Falmouth for failing to appear on unrelated motor vehicle charges. He was arrested at the scene and was transported to court.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

At 7:29 PM, police responded to a call from Fox Trot Run where a caller had reported a suspicious incident involving her 14-year-old son. According to the report, the son had been walking home on Popple Bottom Road the previous afternoon when he was approached by a man in a van offering him a ride home. When the boy declined the ride, the man drove off toward Great Hill Road. The van is described as an unmarked, white van with a black bumper and the man is said to be in his 40s to 50s, balding with gray hair. Police were told to be on the lookout for the van, and the public is advised to call if they see anything matching the description of the man or the van.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Police responded to a call at 11:24 AM from Children’s Cove, a child advocacy group in Barnstable, reporting that a child from Sandwich may have been the victim of a sexual assault. The case was forwarded to detectives and no further information is available at this time.

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After responding to the scene of a false burglar alarm at 7:55 PM, a patrolman reported a vehicle coming at him at a high rate of speed on Service Road. The patrolman pulled the vehicle over and determined that the operator, Clinton J. Andrews, 30, of Falmouth had a warrant. Mr. Andrews was arrested on the warrant and transported to the station, where he was booked and bailed.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cotuit Road near Stop & Shop at 4:49 PM. The crash was caused when Sarkis B. Wirth, 18, of Buzzards Bay was attempting to exit the parking lot and an unknown driver was stopped and waved him out of the lot. Justin Cardillo, 28, of Sandwich tried to pass the stopped vehicle, did not see Mr. Wirth, and his car collided with his vehicle. There were no injuries or citations in this incident.

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Police responded to a woman reporting her purse missing on Route 6A at 10:06 PM. The woman told police that her purse had gone missing from her shopping cart. Police were unable to locate the purse and after reviewing surveillance video from the store, were unable to determine if anyone had left the store with it.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Main Street at 1:40 PM. The crash occurred when Sinai Hertzl, 67, of Plymouth swerved his vehicle to the right and then back to the left. While Mr. Hertzl was swerved to the right, Joel M. Carveiro, 28, of Buzzards Bay attempted to pass him. Mr. Carveiro’s motorcycle was struck when Mr. Hertzl swerved his car back to the right. Mr. Carveiro was transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment of a fractured leg. No citations were issued in the incident.

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At 2:51 PM, a man from Spring Hill Road reported that a shed behind his home had been broken into. According to police, the shed contained pieces of scrap copper, which was missing. The scene was processed by a criminal investigative officer and a neighborhood canvass was conducted. There are currently no suspects and the incident remains under investigation.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Police responded to a call from Boardwalk Road at 8:09 AM reporting damage that had been done to the part of the boardwalk that is closer to Town Neck Beach. Patrolman John Manley reported that approximately 19 planks of the boardwalk had been damaged, with pieces snapped off and removed. The town was notified of the damage and the damage was photographed. There are no suspects in this incident.

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At 11 PM, police responded to a 911 call reporting a man leaving the Heritage Movie Theater with a handgun tucked into his waistband. The caller was able to give police the man’s license plate number and a description of the man. When the man was located, it was discovered that he had a license to carry the weapon.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Lost Meadows Road and Carleton Drive at 11:45 PM. The crash occurred when Louis J. Devasto, 17, of Cotuit failed to stop his vehicle and drove into the bushes of a home on Carleton Drive. Mr. Devasto left a note at the scene with his contact information. When police spoke with him after the crash, he was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.

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