The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Department logs dated Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Police responded to a two-car collision at the Otis Rotary at 4:24 PM. Police said the driver of a blue 2007 Honda C-RV, identified as Melinda Grace, 57, from East Falmouth, rear-ended a gray 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. Police said that both drivers were attempting to merge into the rotary from Route 28A. Police said that Ms. Grace and the driver of Nissan suffered minor injuries but were not taken to a hospital for treatment. Ms. Grace was cited for following too closely, police said.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
At 2:47 PM, police were informed of a break-in at one of the town Department of Natural Resources patrol boats at Monument Beach Marina. Police said the incident occurred around 12:30 AM that morning. An American flag and flagpole were stolen off the boat. Surveillance system video has been reviewed by police. The video shows a white male with reddish-brown hair in his 20s holding the flag on the docks, police said. Four other males appear in the video with him. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Police received a call at 9:32 AM about a single-car crash that happened on Route 28, south of the Otis Rotary. Police said the driver of a gray 2010 Honda Pilot went off the road after exiting the rotary, into the median to the left, hit a small sign, the guard rail, and a tree before flipping onto the driver’s side of the car. The driver was not at the scene when officers arrived. Police said they were able to identify the owner as Verdine Hue, 42, from Mashpee. Officers contacted Mr. Hue who said he had trouble with the car’s power steering coming out of the rotary onto Route 28. Mr. Hue was cited for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, police said.
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Police are investigating the theft of a golf cart from Five Star Golf Cars on Main Street in Buzzards Bay. Police said that a cart brought to the company for service was reported stolen at 11:04 AM. The owner, a town resident, came to pick up his cart only to discover it was not on the lot. Police said that several days later, on Tuesday, July 16, an off-duty police officer located the missing golf cart in the area of the Inclusive Playground off Main Street in Buzzards Bay. There was no damage done to it, and the theft is still under investigation, police said.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
At 3:56 PM, police responded to a two-vehicle crash on the northbound side of MacArthur Boulevard. Police said that the driver of a white 2019 Kia Sportage rear-ended a white 2014 US Foods tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer had slowed for heavy traffic, police said. The driver of the Kia was identified as John Moody, 75, from Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Moody was issued a citation for following too closely, police said.
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A man with a warrant for arrest turned himself in to police at 7:20 PM. Police said that Glenn A. Cardoza, 56, had a warrant for his arrest out of Falmouth District Court. The warrant charged Mr. Cardoza with assault and battery. Mr. Cardoza turned himself over to authorities at the Bourne police station, police said. He was ordered held without bail and transported to the Barnstable County Correction Facility to await arraignment, police said.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Police went to a single-car crash at the Bourne Bridge rotary at 1:32 AM. Police said the driver of a black 2004 Jaguar was speeding up MacArthur Boulevard in the direction of the bridge and crashed into the island in the middle of the rotary. The driver was identified as Nathan Pavao, 24, from New Bedford. Mr. Pavao was not at the scene when officers arrived, but another person who was in the area of the crash admitted that he had been a passenger in the car when it crashed. Bourne police contacted New Bedford police who reached out to Mr. Pavao. He contacted Bourne police and said the he fell asleep at the wheel, causing the crash. Mr. Pavao said he called for a friend to pick him up and did not stay on the scene because he was shaken up and might go to the hospital. Police said that Mr. Pavao was cited for speeding, marked lanes violation, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Police said there was an open bottle of beer found inside the car.
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At 4:45 PM, police went to a two-car crash on Barlows Landing Road in Pocasset. Police said the driver of a gray 2005 Nissan Altima was turning left from Portside Drive onto Barlows Landing Road. The driver, identified as Justin Mendoza-McHugh, 18, from Buzzards Bay, collided with a gray 2003 Toyota Echo headed in the direction of Barlows Landing Beach. No one was hurt and neither car had to be towed. Mr. Mendoza-McHugh was cited for failing to stop for a stop sign, police said.