Thursday, February 20
8:20 AM: A man was reported to be attempting to break into several cars in the Falmouth Heights Road and Grand Avenue area. Officers could not locate the suspect, described as a white man about 35 years old wearing an army green winter hat, navy blue down jacket, gray jeans and sneakers. The incident remains under investigation.
9:45 AM: Falmouth police detectives found a man wanted by the State Police Fugitive Task Force. Falmouth Police detectives, state police, a Barnstable County Sheriff Canine Unit, and Mashpee Police detectives responded to Gosnold Grove Apartments and found Herman Andrade, 41, of East Falmouth as he attempted to flee out a window. AMr. ndrade was directed to stop and he refused. As a result, the canine apprehended him with a bite to the arm. Another wanted man was also located at the apartment, Warren Antone, 34. He was placed into custody.
12:52 PM: Officers were dispatched to a home on Sandwich Road for a report of a man attacking another man with a knife and shovel. The 60-year-old victim said he was not threatened with the knife but was struck several times with the shovel, causing minor injuries. He declined medical care. Officers located the suspect, Michael Tufts, age 26, of East Falmouth at his home and placed him under arrest and charged him with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a person over 60.
1:28 PM: Police responded to a home burglar alarm at a Sandpiper Circle. They found the rear doors of the home had been forced open. A Barnstable County Sheriff’s crime scene technician and canine unit also responded. Officers searched the home and surrounding area but did not locate any suspects. It remains under investigation.
9:41 PM: A Corte Real Avenue sober house reported that a female was trespassing on the property and trying to gain entry to the house. Officers found Elizabeth R. Orteza, 59, to be intoxicated and discovered that she had two default warrants and arrested her.
Friday, February 21
9:10 PM: A car struck a pole on Oyster Pond Road. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to the hospital. He was cited for speeding.
Saturday, February 22
7:11 PM: Police arrested a woman for shoplifting at Walmart detected by an employee. Jennifer L. Dumont, 40, Main Street, Mashpee, was taken into custody while her fiancé took custody of the children that were with her. DCF was notified. She had two default warrants for shoplifting.
Sunday, February 23
6:39 PM: Officers were dispatched to a North Falmouth home to assist DCF. Upon arrival, DCF took custody of a young child. The child’s mother, Debra Anne Potito, 34, Carriage Shop Road, was intoxicated, police said. As a result, she was placed in protective custody.
Monday, February 24
6:01 AM: A driver crashed a pickup truck into a utility pole after sliding on black ice. The pole cracked in two places and was a hazard to traffic, requiring Thomas B. Landers Road to be shut down. There were no reported injuries.
4:55 PM: A caller reported a verbal fight between a man and woman in the front yard of a house on Mary Rose Lane. While officers were en route, a second caller reported the man was attempting to hang himself from a tree in the front yard. When police arrived, they found the man had fled into the nearby woods. He returned and was transported to the hospital by the fire department.
Wednesday, February 26
9:49 AM: Officers responded to an area off Brick Kiln Road for a report of a suspicious car. Upon arrival officers observed a woman who appeared to be unresponsive lying across the driver’s seat. Officers had to break a window in the car to gain access to her. It appeared the victim was suffering from a heroin overdose. Narcan was administered to the victim. A short time later, she began to respond to the treatment. Fire department medics later transported her to the hospital.
10:49 AM: A woman was taken into custody for an involuntary committal for substance abuse warrant of apprehension at a business on North Main Street. Once in custody, the subject was transported directly to court for an evaluation.
6:29 PM: A 26-year-old East Falmouth died at the hospital of what police believe was an overdose. The man was found unresponsive by a relative and officers and medics administered medical care. Falmouth Police, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Cape & Islands District’s Office, and the Office of the Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the incident. At this time, the death does not appear suspicious.
Thursday, February 27
1:39 AM: Police arrested Karen Ann Moore, 60, Teaticket Highway, on an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation at her home. Bail was not authorized due to the violation. She was booked and transferred to the House of Corrections in Barnstable.