The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Thursday, February 6 through Monday, February 10.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Police responded to a two-car crash on Scenic Highway at 7:30 AM. Police said that a gray 2007 GMC Sierra pickup truck was going west towards Buzzards Bay when it hydroplaned on the wet road. The truck crossed over into the eastbound lanes, police said, and collided with a gray 2010 Chrysler sedan. The driver of the truck was identified as Robert Medeiros, 47, from New Bedford. Both drivers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, but Mr. Medeiros was later taken to the trauma center at Rhode Island Hospital, police said. He was cited for speeding and marked lanes violation, police said.
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At 6:03 PM, a two-car crash happened at the intersection of Main Street and St. Margaret’s Street in Buzzards Bay. Police said the driver of a black 2016 Toyota Corolla turned left from St. Margaret’s Street onto Main Street and collided with a black 2008 Volvo headed towards the East Rotary. No one was hurt. The driver of the Toyota was identified as David Biagiotti, 59, from Buzzards Bay. Mr. Biagiotti was cited for failing to use care in turning, police said.
Friday, February 7, 2020
An arrest was made on Main Street in Buzzards Bay at 10:24 PM. Police said an officer on patrol stopped a gray 2009 Toyota Tacoma because the car’s license plate lights were not working. The driver was identified as Matthew J. Crone, 45, from White Horse Beach. A check with the state Registry of Motor Vehicles indicated that Mr. Crone had an active warrant out of Natick District Court. The warrant charged him with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, second offense. He was arrested on the warrant charge, police said, and bail was set at $500, plus the $40 administrative fee. Bail was paid and he was released, police said.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Police went to the Eastern Inn on Bourne Bridge Approach at 1:49 AM in response to a request for a well-being check. A caller told police they had been talking with someone on the phone and the person suddenly stopped talking. When officers arrived, they spoke with the person in question, identified as Arthur E. Melberg, III, 30, from Wareham. Mr. Melberg appeared to be under the influence of drugs, police said, and officers found fentanyl, heroin and other drug paraphernalia in the room. A check of his identity indicated that Mr. Melberg had an active warrant out of Wareham District Court charging him with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, second offense. He was arrested on the warrant charge, police said, and also charged with possession of a class A drug, fentanyl; possession of a class A drug, heroin; and possession of a class E drug, amphetamine. Bail was set at $500, and was paid, so he was released, police said.
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At 2:53 PM, police were called to the Otis Rotary for a two-car crash. Police said that the driver of a brown 2014 Nissan Altima was going south on MacArthur Boulevard towards Falmouth. The driver, identified as Christina Laurie, 78, from Falmouth, entered the rotary and hit the passenger side of a black 2012 Ford Escape that was already in the rotary. No one was hurt, police said. Ms. Laurie was cited for failing to yield to rotary traffic, police said.
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A hit-and-run crash happened at 7:19 PM on Deseret Drive. Police said the driver of a white 2014 Ford Explorer hit a black 2019 Nissan Sentra that was parked on the side of the road. The driver of the Explorer, identified as Joseph Whalen, 73, from Plymouth, left the scene. Police said that an officer en route to Deseret Drive located Mr. Whalen in his damaged vehicle at the intersection of Scenic Highway and Nightingale Pond Road. The officer observed signs of intoxication while speaking with Mr. Whalen. Bourne firefighters were called to the scene to do an evaluation, and they transported Mr. Whalen to an area hospital for treatment of injuries. He was cited for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, police said.
Sunday, February 9, 2020
A hit-and-run crash led to an arrest on Cohasset Avenue in Buzzards Bay at 5:41 PM. Police said the driver of a red 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix rear-ended a gray 2016 Mazda sedan at the lights by the intersection of Main Street and Academy Drive. The driver of the Pontiac, identified as Julie A. Grantham, 52, from Wareham, drove away from the scene after the crash. The driver of the Mazda pursued Ms. Grantham onto Cohasset Avenue, and called police. Ms. Grantham eventually pulled over near the Buzzards Bay Water District parking lot, police said, and officers arrived on the scene. Officers detected the odor of alcohol while speaking with Ms. Grantham. She was administered field sobriety tests, which she failed, police said. She was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, second offense; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police said. She was later released on personal recognizance after paying the $40 administrative fee.
Monday, February 10, 2020
At 8:39 PM, police made an arrest on Scenic Highway near the Sagamore Bridge. Police said an officer on patrol near the East Rotary saw a green 1996 Toyota Camry that was not inspected. The officer followed the car out onto Scenic Highway where it was eventually stopped. Several occupants were in the car, none of them wearing seat belts, police said. One passenger, Pamela J. Denwood, 60, from Wareham, appeared to be trying to hide something under her buttocks, police said. A state police K9 unit was brought to the scene and a small, white rock substance, consistent with crack cocaine, was found in Ms. Denwood’s purse. She was arrested for possession of a class B drug, police said, and later released on personal recognizance. The driver of Camry was cited for having an uninspected vehicle, police said.