The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Thursday, August 27, through Wednesday, September 2.
Thursday, August 27
Police are investigating a theft of tools from a residence on Head of the Bay Road in Buzzards Bay. Police said the victim came to the police station at 11 AM and said that several thousand dollars’ worth of power tools and hand tools belonging to him were stolen on Sunday, August 23. The victim said he took several days to inventory everything that was stolen, police said. The theft is under investigation, police said.
Friday, August 28
An arrest was made at the on-ramp to Route 25 west at 2:16 AM. Police said an officer saw a gray 2019 Toyota Corolla following a semi-trailer. The officer stopped the Toyota because it was too close to the vehicle in front, police said. During the stop, the officer noticed narcotics paraphernalia inside the vehicle, including corner-cut baggies containing a white substance, hypodermic needles, glass pipes, and a weigh scale with white residue. A passenger, Kristii L. Pottle, 30, of Falmouth, had a purse that contained the prescription drugs Gabapentin and Suboxone, police said. She had no prescription for the drugs and was arrested, police said. Ms. Pottle was charged with possession of a Class B drug, the Suboxone, and possession of a Class E drug, the Gabapentin. She was later released on personal recognizance, police said. The driver, a 41-year-old male from Plymouth, was cited for following too closely and operating a motor vehicle after license suspension, police said.
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At 2:33 PM police were called to a theft at Vela Juice Bar on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. An employee said that a customer stole a camera that was on the counter. The employee described the vehicle the suspect fled in, a black 2014 Ford Fusion. The car was stopped by Wareham police, who returned the stolen camera to the store, police said. The suspect, a 55-year-old male from Falmouth, will be arraigned in Falmouth District Court, police said.
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Police made a drunk driving arrest at 7:54 PM at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Shore Road. Police said they received a call about a sedan parked on the side of the road with the driver nodding off at the wheel. Officers arrived and found the car, a black 2016 BMW, with its lights on and a blinker flashing. The driver, identified as Christine L. Koenig, 30, of Cambridge, took several minutes to waken, police said. Police said she showed signs of intoxication and when she was asked if she knew where she was, Ms. Koenig replied, “Where is my Mason jar?” police said. She was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor. Her car was towed and Ms. Koenig was later released on personal recognizance, police said.
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Officers responded to a call about someone disturbing the peace at 8:38 PM. Police said they were called to Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists at Bourne Bridge Approach. An employee said someone was in the parking lot constantly honking their car horn. Officers arrived and encountered Michael R. McShane, 58, of Mashpee. Mr. McShane explained that he was upset because his roommate’s cat had to be put down by the veterinarians, and he did not have a chance to bid the pet goodbye. A check of Mr. McShane’s identity showed he had two outstanding warrants from Barnstable District Court charging him with assault and battery, and disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrants, police said, and later released on personal recognizance.
Saturday, August 29
At 1:18 AM an arrest was made at the East Rotary in Buzzards Bay. Police said an officer saw a white 2015 Ford Fiesta go through the stop sign at the intersection of the rotary and Head of the Bay Road without stopping. The car was stopped by Bourne Bridge Approach and the driver identified as Brittany S. DeCoster, 30, of Bourne. Ms. DeCoster said she did not have her driver’s license with her, but she did have the car’s registration. Police said she showed clear signs of inebriation, including glassy eyes and slurred speech. Police said the officer asked “Any drugs or alcohol tonight?” and Ms. DeCoster replied, “No thanks.” She failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, failure to stop for a stop sign, and driver’s license not in possession, police said. She was later released on personal recognizance, police said.
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At 8:48 PM police made an arrest at the highway turnaround on MacArthur Boulevard near Marty’s Chevrolet. Police said the driver of a blue 2016 BMW was going south on the highway and took the turnaround to head back north. The driver, identified as Arthur L. Franks, 63, of Middleboro, sideswiped a white 2006 Land Rover that was going north on the highway. Officers said Mr. Franks showed signs of intoxication, appeared confused while talking with them, and failed to pass a field sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, marked lanes violation, and failure to use a turn signal. He was later released on personal recognizance, police said.
Sunday, August 30
Police went to a two-car crash at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Nightingale Pond Road. Police said the driver of a gray 2007 Mercury Milan was headed toward Sagamore Beach, and in the left lane approaching the intersection. The driver, identified as Hope Manion, 19, of Plymouth, suddenly pulled into the right lane to enter Bourne Scenic Park. Ms. Manion collided with a white 2018 Ford T350 van, police said. No one was hurt, and Ms. Manion was cited for an unsafe lane change, police said.
Monday, August 31
At 4 PM police responded to a two-car crash by the Bourne West Rotary. Police said the driver of a silver 2016 Mercedes Benz left the parking lot of East Wind Lobster and Grille, and collided with a white 2011 Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Mercedes was identified as John Buckley, 76, of Fort Myers, Florida. No one was hurt but both cars had to be towed, police said. Mr. Buckley was cited for failing to use care in turning, police said.
Wednesday, September 2
Police made an arrest at the Eastern Inn on Bourne Bridge Approach at 3:56 AM. Police said officers were called to the inn because of a reported disturbance between a man and a woman. When officers arrived, the couple was arguing in the hallway. The man stopped yelling with the officers’ arrival but the woman, identified as Samantha L. Gibbs, 28, of Bourne, continued shouting, police said. Officers conducted a check of her identity and determined that she had two warrants out of Wareham District Court. One warrant charged her with larceny from someone 60 years old-plus and disabled. The second warrant charged her with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said. She was arrested on both warrants, and also charged with disturbing the peace, police said. Bail was set at $500 and was paid so she was later released, police said.