The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Friday, May 15, through Wednesday, May 20.
Friday, May 15
Police responded at 3:33 PM to a caller who said that someone had pulled a knife on him. The incident happened on Scenic Highway in the parking lot of the Seafood Shanty. When officers arrived, the incident turned out to be a verbal argument between fishermen over the taking of herring from the canal. Police said the people involved were in compliance with state laws regarding the taking of herring. That was confirmed by an Environmental Protection Officer who went to the scene, police said.
Saturday, May 16
Police responded at 1:41 AM to the scene of a two-car crash at the East Rotary in Buzzards Bay. The driver of a red 2008 Buick LaCrosse sideswiped a blue 2007 Toyota Camry. The cars continued from the rotary onto the Route 6 and 28 Bypass Road, where they stopped briefly. The driver of the Buick, identified as Jaryd Davenport, 34, from Marshfield, claimed he had the right of way. When the driver of the Camry said he had called the police, Mr. Davenport returned to his car and drove off. Police contacted members of Mr. Davenport’s family, who confirmed he was in possession of the Buick. They also confirmed the description given by the driver of the Camry as being Mr. Davenport. He will be summonsed for marked lanes violation and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Sunday, May 17
At 1:54 PM, police said an officer began pursuit of a motorcyclist who was speeding and operating his bike erratically on MacArthur Boulevard. The officer began the pursuit near Waterhouse Road as the motorcyclist was going south on the highway, reaching speeds of up to 85 miles per hour. The pursuit went to the Otis Rotary, where the biker took the exit for Lake Drive Extension, went through a red light onto Old County Road, and continued on to County Road. At that point, the motorcyclist increased his speed to upwards of 80 miles an hour, and the officer terminated the pursuit in the interest of safety. Police are still attempting to identify the rider, who will be charged with speeding, failure to stop, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, brake lights violation, red light violation and marked lanes violation.
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Police are working to identify the driver of vehicle that hit a pedestrian on Rip Van Winkle Way at 3:31 PM. Police said the driver of an unidentified gray SUV was going south on Rip Van Winkle Way and hit someone who was crossing the street. The driver never stopped. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
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At 4:34 PM, police responded to a call from a resident who was concerned about someone who went dirt biking behind Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. The caller said the biker had been gone for three hours. Bourne police notified environmental police officers, who went to the scene along with search-and-rescue teams from the Army Corps of Engineers and Joint Base Cape Cod. Teams headed out onto bike trails searching for the biker, who was eventually located by environmental police officers.
Monday, May 18
At 5:55 PM, police responded to the scene of a single-car crash on Head of the Bay Road in Buzzards Bay. The driver of a gray 2004 Chevrolet Impala was going toward Plymouth and sideswiped a red 2005 Ford Freestyle SUV. The driver of the Impala was identified as Timothy McLinden, 54, from Westport. Mr. McLinden did not stop, and the driver of the Ford turned around and followed him into Plymouth. In Plymouth, Mr. McLinden turned around and drove back toward Bourne. At the spot where the two cars collided, Mr. McLinden hit a speed limit sign and went off the road. Mr. McLinden was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Hospital staff called police to report that Mr. McLinden was under the influence of drugs. Police cited him with a marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Tuesday, May 19
The driver of a white 2017 Ford E350 van called police at 4:06 PM and said another vehicle hit his van while the two were going in opposite directions over the Bourne Bridge. The caller said the two had hit each other’s driver’s side mirrors, causing minor damage. Both vehicles had pulled over to exchange insurance information. Police advised the caller to contact his insurance company about the incident.
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Police were called to an area of woods off Mirasol Drive and Deseret Drive in Buzzards Bay at 7:20 PM. A homeowner reported seeing people dropping off wooden pallets in the woods. The caller said he thought the pallets could be for a bonfire the people were planning to ignite later. The caller gave the license plate number of the pickup truck the pallets were taken from. Police contacted the owner of the truck and advised that the pallets had to be removed. Officers later confirmed that the pallets were taken away.
Wednesday, May 20
A two-car crash happened on MacArthur Boulevard at 9 PM. Police said that a 2002 Dodge passenger vehicle, driven by Rocco Gomes of Teaticket, collided with a 2010 Dodge vehicle on the northbound side of the highway. Police said an officer monitoring highway traffic had just started to pursue Mr. Gomes after clocking him going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer saw Mr. Gomes cross over the center line without signaling and hit the other vehicle from behind. Mr. Gomes was cited for speeding and a marked lanes violation.