The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Department logs dated Wednesday, April 21, through Tuesday, April 27.
Wednesday, April 21
Police responded to a call about a hit-and-run accident on Scenic Highway at 4:02 PM. A woman driving a green 2010 Toyota Corolla said she was on Herring Pond Road preparing to turn left onto Scenic Highway toward Buzzards Bay. The woman said she was hit from behind by the driver of a black 2016 Mazda sedan. She said when she motioned to the driver of the Mazda to pull into the parking lot of the Scenic View Motel, he drove off instead. The woman took down the car’s license plate, but when police contacted the driver, he denied being in Bourne that day. The victim was unable to identify the owner of the Mazda as the person responsible for hitting her car. A court hearing will likely be set up, with potential charges of leaving the scene of an accident, property damage and having an expired vehicle registration.
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At 8:42 PM, an officer monitoring traffic on Scenic Highway saw the driver of a black 2013 Chrysler sedan cross over the white fog line in the road. Police stopped the car and identified the driver as Samantha Gibbs, 29, from New Bedford. Police said Ms. Gibbs’s sobriety was okay, but she admitted to not having a driver’s license. The vehicle was towed, and Ms. Gibbs was issued a criminal citation for marked lanes violation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, April 24
Police made an arrest at 4:14 PM at the Ocean State Job Lot on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. Police were called to the store by employees who saw a man drive away after loading bags of soil and various types of plants into his black 2015 GMC Sierra. The items were part of an outdoor display. Officers arrived after the man drove off, and employees provided them with the vehicle’s license plate number. Officers confronted the suspect, identified as Jason J. Quinn, 43, from Bourne, when he returned to Ocean State Job Lot. Mr. Quinn claimed he went to a nearby store to buy something else and returned to pick up his girlfriend. He told police he believed she would pay for the gardening items. He was arrested on a single charge of shoplifting, his third offense. He was later released on $100 cash bail.
Sunday, April 25
At 11:23 AM, police made an arrest at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. Police were called to the establishment when employees called about someone passed out behind the wheel of a black 2011 Mitsubishi Gallant in the drive-thru lane. Officers arrived, located the vehicle, in drive with the driver’s foot on the brake. Officers were able to waken the driver, identified as Jwona Juszczak, 41, from East Wareham, and move the vehicle out of the drive-thru lane. Ms. Juszczak was soaking wet and covered in mud, police said.
She claimed to have been up all night, police said, doing yardwork in the rain. She was rocking on her feet, unable to keep her eyes open and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Officers learned she had an active warrant out of Wareham District Court charging her with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, so she was taken into custody for the warrant. A search of her vehicle uncovered a prescription pill bottle that did not have her name on it. The bottle contained gabapentin and clonazepam, police said. Police charged her with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, two counts of possession of a Class E drug, possession of a Class C drug and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She was later released on $245 bail.
Tuesday, April 27
At 2:26 AM, police issued a citation for several motor vehicle violations. An officer on patrol on the Route 6 & 28 Bypass Road in Buzzards Bay ran the license plate number of a white 2005 Nissan Pathfinder with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The registry determined that the vehicle’s registration had been revoked. Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Aaron Montefusco, 26, from Wareham. Police issued him a criminal citation for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and having an unregistered motor vehicle and uninsured motor vehicle.