The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Department logs dated Thursday, January 9, through Thursday, January 16.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
A traffic stop at 10:04 AM on Puritan Road in Buzzards Bay led to an arrest. Police said an officer on patrol saw the driver of a gray 2004 Chevrolet Impala fail to stop at a stop sign. The car was stopped and a woman in the back seat was seen throwing a piece of paper out the rear window. The woman apologized for littering, and the officer ran a check of her identity through the state Registry of Motor Vehicles. The RMV indicated that the woman, identified as Michele L. Burton, 32, from East Falmouth, had a warrant out of Wareham District Court, charging her with identity fraud. Ms. Burton was arrested and taken directly to Wareham District Court for arraignment, police said. The driver of the car was given a verbal warning for not stopping at the stop sign, police said.
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At 5:55 PM, police made an arrest at the Market Basket store in Sagamore. Police said the store manager called police and reported that a man identified as John A. Gomez, 39, from Cotuit had attempted to leave the store without paying for $16 worth of food items. Mr. Gomez was arrested and did not pay the $40 administrative fee to be released on personal recognizance, police said. He was taken to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility to await arraignment the following morning, police said.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
An arrest was made on Main Street in Buzzards Bay at 1:35 AM. Police said an officer on patrol saw a yellow 2003 Chevrolet Impala head over the Bourne Bridge to Route 25 West, where the car crossed over the white fog line. The officer followed the car as it took the first exit for the east rotary, and committed the same violation. The car was stopped near the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot. Four people were in the car, and none were wearing seat belts, police said.
A check of their identities with the RMV showed that one, identified as Peter M. Direnzo Jr., 33, from Sandwich, had seven warrants for his arrest. One was out of Plymouth District Court and the rest out of Falmouth District Court, police said. Officers had Mr. Direnzo exit the car, and police said he attempted to run away. He made it about halfway through the store parking lot, police said, before officers caught him. He was arrested on the warrants, which charged him with trespassing, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, selling or delivering liquor to a person under the age of 21, and assault and battery. He was additionally charged with resisting arrest, police said. He was sent to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility to await arraignment Monday morning, police said.
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Police made an arrest on Main Street in Buzzards Bay at 7 PM. Police said that officers responded to reports of someone going the wrong way around the rotary. Officers spotted the car, a blue 2007 Toyota Camry head toward Wareham, then turn around and go back into Buzzards Bay. The car was stopped by the Bourne Veterans Memorial Community Center, and the driver identified as Terezinha Nunes-Julio, 50, from Falmouth. Ms. Nunes-Julio said she went the wrong way around the rotary because she became confused by her GPS. A check with the RMV showed she did not have a valid driver’s license, only an expired Brazilian license, police said. She was arrested and later released on personal recognizance, police said.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
At 6:34 PM, an arrest was made on Scenic Highway. A 911 text message to the police department reported a driver who had been drinking all day was driving down Scenic Highway, police said. Officers on patrol located the vehicle, a red 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck, on Commerce Way. The truck was pulled over and stopped and its inspection sticker showed a failed status, police said. The driver identified as Brian C. Backlund, 36, who has no known address. Mr. Backlund showed no impairment signs and passed a field sobriety test, police said. A check of his license status showed it was under suspension, police said. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, and driving a vehicle with a failed inspection status, police said. He was later released on $100 cash bail, police said.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Police responded to a single-car crash on Scraggy Neck Road at 10:16 AM. Police said the driver of a gray 2012 Toyota Prius drove off the road and crashed into a utility pole, snapping it in half. The driver was identified as Barbara G. Takagi, 75, from Cataumet. Ms. Takagi complained of minor pain at the scene, police said, but declined to be taken to the hospital for treatment. She was cited for marked lanes violation, police said.
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An arrest was made at 4:11 PM at the Ocean State Job Lot store on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. The store’s loss prevention officer detained Amber L. Anderson, 36, from Buzzards Bay, police said, after seeing Ms. Anderson leave the store without paying for several items. Items that Ms. Anderson attempted to steal, police said, included a phone charger and some ladies’ scarves, totaling $16. She was arrested and charged with shoplifting. Ms. Anderson did not have the $40 administrative fee to be released on personal recognizance, police said. She was held overnight, police said, and taken to Falmouth District Court in the morning for arraignment.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
At 1:42 AM, an arrest was made at the Midway Recreation Rest Area on Sandwich Road. Police said an officer was on Sandwich Road heading toward Sagamore when the driver of a white 2013 Lexus pulled out of the Gallo Ice Arena parking lot and started following the cruiser. The officer signaled to pull into the rest area, and the driver of the Lexus pulled right up onto the cruiser’s rear bumper while turning into the rest area lot. The driver of the Lexus, identified as Brian M. Silva, 37, from Sagamore Beach, exited his car and yelled at the officer that he was trying to turn around.
Police said that Mr. Silva had a strong odor of alcohol and showed obvious signs of impairment. He was administered a field sobriety test, which police said he failed. Mr. Silva was arrested, and a check of his identity showed he had an active warrant out of Orleans District Court, charging him with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor. Police said he was arrested on the warrant and also charged with following too closely, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, second offense. Bail was set at $665 and went unpaid. Police said he was taken to Falmouth District Court later that morning for arraignment.
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Police made an arrest on Main Street in Buzzards Bay at 9:44 PM. An officer monitoring speed at the east rotary ran a check of a black and white 2009 Ford Crown Victoria sedan. The RMV indicated that the car was uninspected, police said, and the registered owner of the vehicle was unlicensed. The car was stopped by the Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street and the driver identified as the registered owner, John G. Almeida, 48, from Bourne. The RMV also indicated the Mr. Almeida had an active warrant out of Plymouth District Court, police said, charging him with receiving stolen property. He was arrested on the warrant charge as well as unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and for having no inspection sticker. He was taken to Falmouth District Court the following morning for arraignment, police said.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
An arrest was made at the intersection of Bournedale Road and Glacier Way at 1:38 AM. An officer on patrol said he was blinded by the high beams of a white 2003 Lincoln Towncar coming toward him. The officer turned around and went after the Lincoln, which police said was being driven all over the road. The car was stopped by Glacier Way and the driver identified as Antony C. Caputo, 60, from Buzzards Bay. Police said that Mr. Caputo had difficulty retrieving his driver’s license from his wallet, and had a strong odor of alcohol. A field sobriety test was administered, which police said Mr. Caputo failed. Police said he was arrested and charged with failing to keep right on a hill/obstructed view, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Police said he was later released on personal recognizance.