The following are excerpts from the Bourne Police Logs dated Wednesday, March 3, through Tuesday, March 9.
Wednesday, March 3
At 10:34 PM, police made a traffic stop on Trowbridge Road that led to multiple charges including drunk driving. An officer on patrol spotted a black 2014 Ford F-250 pickup truck on Shore Road. The driver of the truck drifted into the center of the road near Oak Grove Cemetery. When the truck reached Trowbridge Road, the driver went through a stop sign, drove up on the sidewalk near the public schools and then back into the road. Police stopped the truck and identified the driver as Joseph Vanderstaay, 58, from Wareham. Mr. Vanderstaay showed obvious signs of intoxication, police said, and failed field sobriety tests. After being stopped, Mr. Vanderstaay complained of pain. Bourne firefighters came to the scene and took him to a local hospital. Police cited him for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, a marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failure to stop or yield. He will be issues a summons to Falmouth District Court.
Thursday, March 4
An arrest was made on Route 25 at 1:03 PM. Detectives spotted the occupants of a silver 2009 Volvo sedan acting suspiciously in the parking lot of the Eastern Inn at the East Rotary in Buzzards Bay. The detectives suspected drug activity and followed the car after it left and went up onto Route 25. Police saw the car swerving across lanes and stopped it on the highway. A search of the car uncovered multiple pills, the prescriptive drug Suboxone, vials of steroids, scales and packaging consistent with distribution of narcotics. A passenger, identified as James H. Casey V, claimed ownership. Police arrested Mr. Casey and charged him with possession of a Class B drug (Adderall), possession of a Class C drug (Clonazepam), possession of a Class C drug for distribution (Xanax) and possession of a Class E drug (Gabapentin). He was released on personal recognizance. The driver was given a verbal warning for marked lanes violation and allowed to leave from the scene of the traffic stop.
Friday, March 5
Police responded at 2:55 PM to a two-car crash on MacArthur Boulevard. The driver of a red 2020 Dodge Charger collided with the rear end of a gray 2006 Honda Pilot on the northbound side of the highway. The driver of the Charger fled the scene but was stopped by state police on the other side of the bridge on Route 25. A witness took a photo of the suspect vehicle, identifying it for police. The driver of the Charger was identified as William Donohue, 57, from Brockton. During the stop, Mr. Donohue suffered a medical incident that required he be taken to a local hospital. Officers went to the hospital later that day to serve a citation to Mr. Donohue. Police cited him with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and operating a motor vehicle to endanger.
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At 6:14 PM, police went to the scene of a two-car crash at the Bourne Bridge rotary. The driver of a gray 2020 Toyota Tacoma crashed into the rear of a green 2007 Toyota Camry. Both vehicles were entering the rotary from Trowbridge Road. The Camry was in front, and the driver of the Tacoma, identified as Patrick Briand, 22, from Bourne, was not paying attention. Mr. Briand slammed into the back of the Camry. A passenger in the Camry complained of pain but declined medical treatment. Police cited Mr. Briand for following too closely. The driver of the Camry, identified as Jose Arnoldo, 38, from Providence, Rhode Island, was also cited for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, March 6
An arrest was made at a residence of Albert Road in Pocasset. Police were called to the home to follow up on a reported incident. While at the home, they located Asa T. Moore, 29, from Pocasset. Mr. Moore had an active warrant out of Falmouth District Court for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor. He was arrested and held at the Bourne Police Department until he was taken to Falmouth District Court on Monday.
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An arrest was made at the Bourne Bridge Rotary at 8:57 PM. An officer was sent to the area of the rotary on reports of an erratic driver on Sandwich Road. The caller provided the license plate number for a red 2018 Toyota Highlander. The officer went to the parking lot of the Dunkin’ Donuts at the rotary, and the suspected vehicle pulled into the parking lot, nearly hitting the officer’s cruiser. The driver, identified as Randall E, Hebditch, 66, from West Barnstable, then parked sideways in two handicapped spots in the lot. The officer confronted Mr. Hebditch, who spoke lethargically, swayed from side to side, and appeared confused. Sandwich Police had also received reports of Mr. Hebditch’s erratic driving. Field sobriety tests were given, which Mr. Hebditch did not pass. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (second offense) and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He was later released on personal recognizance.
Monday, March 8
At 7:28 AM, police were called to a two-car crash at the Bourne Bridge rotary. The crash involved a brown 2019 Chevrolet Equinox and a black 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The driver of the Equinox, identified as Amanda Dumais, 39, from Cataumet, was going around the rotary on the inside area of the road. The driver of the Pathfinder was on the outside edge of the rotary, going around the rotary to enter Sandwich Road. Ms. Dumais turned off the rotary onto MacArthur Boulevard and clipped the Pathfinder. Police cited her for operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failing to yield. Her car was towed, and the Pathfinder was able to leave the scene on its own.
Tuesday, March 9
A single-car crash happened on Main Street in Buzzards Bay at 10:46 PM. The driver of a black 1988 GMC pickup truck went off the road and hit a tree in the bump out near Lily-Belle’s Florals. Police identified the driver as Peter Howell, 64, from Forestdale. Mr. Howell showed clear signs of intoxication, police said, and he was unsteady on his feet. He claimed that one of his truck’s tires had popped, causing him to go up on the curb, but police said there was no evidence of tire damage. Field sobriety tests were given and failed. Mr. Howell complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital by Bourne Fire Rescue personnel. Mr. Howell will be issued citations to appear in Falmouth District Court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.