The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Department logs dated Friday, January 3, through Tuesday, January 7.
Friday, January 3, 2020
At 11:55 AM, police responded to a car crash on the northbound side of MacArthur Boulevard. Police said the driver of a gray 2008 Lexus ran off the road in the area of Otis Park Drive. The car hit a highway sign, went down an embankment, and crashed into a tree, police said. The driver, identified as Abraham L. Jaffe, 87, from Chestnut Hill, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said. Mr. Jaffe was cited for marked lanes violation, police said. Debris from the crash landed in the road and caused damage to a gray 2007 Mercedes-Benz and a gray 2018 Infiniti, police said. Police said there were no injuries to the drivers of the Mercedes or the Infiniti.
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Police made an arrest on Cherry Street in Buzzards Bay at 1:10 AM. Police said an officer patrolling Puritan Road saw a blue Dodge Neon cross over the center line several times. The car was stopped on Cherry Street and the driver identified as Janelle K. Sanford-McKiernan, 39, from Wareham. Ms. Sanford-McKiernan admitted to the officer that she has not had a valid driver’s license for years. A check with the state Registry of Motor Vehicles showed that her license was under suspension. She was arrested and charged with marked lanes violation and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, subsequent offense. She was later released on personal recognizance, police said.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Police responded to a two-car crash at 12:09 PM in the Bourne Bridge rotary. Police said the driver of a gray 2012 Jeep Liberty was going around the rotary when a white 2008 Chevrolet Suburban entered the rotary, cutting off the Liberty. The driver of the Liberty had to brake hard to avoid a collision. The driver of a gray 2016 Jeep Cherokee crashed into the rear of the Liberty, police said. The driver of the Cherokee was identified as Shawna M. Cobb, 54, of Falmouth. Ms. Cobb was cited for following too closely, police said. Her car had to be towed from the scene. The Liberty was able to be driven away from the scene, police said.
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An arrest was made at the Eastern Inn on Bourne Bridge Approach in Buzzards Bay at 11:51 PM. Police said officers were aware that Patti D. Vasapollo, 46, of Plymouth was staying in a room at the inn. Officers were also aware that Ms. Vasapollo had two active warrants, one out of New Bedford District Court, and another out of Falmouth District Court. The warrants charged her with possession of a Class B drug, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. She was arrested, and later released on personal recognizance, police said.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Two arrests were made during a traffic stop on Route 25 at 2:06 AM. Police said that officers on patrol saw a gray 2007 Mercedes go around the East Rotary, crossing over the center line several times, and head toward Route 25, off-Cape. The car was stopped on the highway, and the driver was identified as Kevin M. MacDonald, 37, from Middleborough. A man in the front passenger seat was identified as Alexander J. Tratzinski, 38, from West Wareham. Police said when the officer returned to his cruiser to check with the RMV on Mr. MacDonald, both men started trying to hide items inside the car. They were not aware, police said, of a second officer at the scene who was watching them.
When the first officer returned, the men were removed from the car and the vehicle searched. Officers found what was suspected to be cocaine inside. Police said that Mr. MacDonald was wearing a necklace that contained a 3-inch knife tucked inside a sheath. An 8- to 9-inch knife with brass knuckles built into its handle was found behind the driver’s seat, police said. Both men were arrested. Mr. Tratzinski was charged with possession of a Class B drug, subsequent offense. Bail for him was set at $500 and went unpaid. He was taken to Falmouth District Court for arraignment that morning. Mr. MacDonald was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon. Bail for him was set at $1,000 and was paid, police said.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
At 2:55 PM, police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Sandwich Road. There were no injuries, but both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, police said. Mr. Burke was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, police said.