The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Wednesday, July 15, through Tuesday, July 21.
Wednesday, July 15
Police responded to a two-car crash on the northbound side of MacArthur Boulevard at 8:51 AM. The driver of a red 2009 Mercedes rear-ended a white 2013 Ford Edge that had slowed for traffic in the Bourne Bridge rotary. Police identified the driver of the Mercedes as Gabriel Melo, 22, of Oak Bluffs. Mr. Melo was issued a citation for following too closely.
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At 11:31 PM, police went to a single-car crash at the East Rotary in Buzzards Bay. The driver of a white 2014 Chevrolet Cruze left Scenic Highway and entered the rotary at too high a rate of speed. The car wound up on the edge of the swamp in the rotary. Police cited the driver, identified as Dustin Juers, 23, of Bethel, Connecticut, for speeding and a marked lanes violation.
Thursday, July 16
Police made an arrest at 10:48 PM after a car crash on Sandwich Road. The crash involved a black 2014 Toyota Corolla and a black 2014 Ford Explorer. The driver of the Explorer said she was heading toward South Sagamore when the Toyota entered her lane and came toward her. The driver of the Explorer tried to move to the right but was clipped by the Toyota. Police identified the driver of the Toyota as Mary Elizabeth Manganella, 27, of Sandwich. Ms. Manganella showed signs of intoxication and declined to take a field sobriety test. Police arrested and charged her with a marked lanes violation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. She was later released on personal recognizance.
Sunday, July 19
Police were called to the Trading Post Lounge on Trowbridge Road at 4:08 AM on reports of a break-in. There was evidence that someone broke into the restaurant and tried to steal money from the cash register. However, the register had been emptied before the establishment closed the previous night. A surveillance video image of the culprit has been posted on social media, but it is not clear enough to identify the perpetrator.
Monday, July 20
A single-car crash happened on Shore Road at 8:12 AM. The driver of a blue 2006 Toyota Camry went around a curve near Oak Grove Cemetery and was going too fast for wet road conditions. The car went off the road to the right, went into a spin, went back across the road to the left and crashed into a tree. Police identified the driver as Felipe De Oliveira, 25, of Hyannis. Mr. De Oliveira did not have a driver’s license. Police arrested and charged him with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.
Tuesday, July 21
At 2:46 PM, police executed an arrest warrant at a home on Seaview Street in Sagamore Beach. The homeowner, identified as 57-year-old Francis J. DiRuscio, had called the state police barracks at the Bourne Bridge rotary to complain of suspicious activity at his house. Mr. DiRuscio said someone was on his property and he wanted police to check things out. The call was referred by state police to Bourne police. Officers responded and determined that Mr. DiRuscio had a warrant out of Falmouth District Court for carrying a loaded firearm without a license. He was arrested on the warrant charge, held without bail and arraigned in Falmouth District Court on Wednesday, July 22.
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A two-vehicle crash occurred on County Road at 4:37 PM. The driver of a red 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck was backing out of Bells Hills Road onto County Road. The driver, identified as Mark Tobey, 62, of Pocasset, backed into a gray 2000 GMC Sierra truck. A passenger in the 2000 Sierra was taken to a local hospital. Police cited Mr. Tobey for failing to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.