Thursday, August 1
12:09 PM: Officers responded to a wooded area off Spring Bars Road to assist a conservation department worker for a report of illegal camping. Two tents, which appeared to be inhabited, were on or near a new development project. Officers advised the occupants to remove the tent and property. Falmouth Department of Public Works cleaned up the site.
1:01 PM: Police arrested 41-year-old Dianne T. Mota of Corte Real Avenue in East Falmouth, for violating a harassment prevention order at a Corte Real Avenue residence.
9:03 PM: Several callers reported that a vehicle had run off the road, causing property damage in the area of Grand Avenue and Manchester Avenue. Officers located the vehicle involved a short distance away. An officer learned that the car was unregistered and that the driver, 64-year-old Marian A. Flaherty of Grand Avenue in Falmouth, had a suspended license as a result of a previous operating the influence of liquor charge. According to police, the officer gave the driver several field sobriety tests, determining that she was intoxicated. Police took her into custody and later released her on $1,540 bail. Police charged Ms. Flaherty with operating under the influence of liquor (third offense), negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, operating a motor vehicle with a license suspended or revoked for OUI, uninsured motor vehicle and unregistered motor vehicle.
11:01 PM: A caller reported a hit-and-run crash on Teaticket Highway in the area of the Great Bay Motel. An officer responded and located the suspect vehicle on East Falmouth Highway. While investigating whether the operator was intoxicated, the male passenger, 43-year-old Patrick Q. Shea of Roberta Jean Circle in East Falmouth, became confrontational and interfered with the investigation, police said. As a result, police arrested the man on charges of disorderly conduct and arrested the female driver, 33-year-old Amanda Costa of Brush Hill Circle in East Falmouth, on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Friday, August 2
11:02 PM: Officers responded to a report of a male with a firearm at a Martin Road residence. Police reported that the male “spontaneously became enraged, retrieved a gun and said to call 911.” Officers responded, and the male exited the house unarmed. Police placed him into custody without incident, and Falmouth Fire Rescue transported him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Police seized all firearms at the residence for safekeeping.
Saturday, August 3
6:31 AM: The owner of a truck reported it stolen. He told police that a friend stated that it may be at a house on Alcott Road. An officer encountered a juvenile suspect, who admitted to taking the truck. He also stated that he knew where a Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle was located that had been reported stolen earlier that morning on East Falmouth Highway. Officers and a Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department canine unit checked the area. Police then determined that the 17-year-old might have been suffering from a mental illness, and Falmouth Fire Rescue transported him to Falmouth Hospital. He has been summoned to court for the thefts. Police released both vehicles to their registered owners.
Sunday, August 4
3:05 AM: A caller reported that his friend had walked toward the beach at about 1:30 AM and had not been seen since. The missing male was reportedly intoxicated and might have gone into the water. A Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department’s canine unit responded. Other officers checked along the beach from Central Avenue to Falmouth Heights, as well as the Worcester Court area for the missing man’s car. At 4:30 AM, residents of an Amherst Avenue home located the missing man, who had been sleeping on a sofa on the porch. An officer transported the male to his friend’s house on Worcester Court.
5:54 PM: falmouth Police and Fire Rescue personnel reported to Stoney Beach on Gosnold Road for an intoxicated male who injured his foot. He refused medical treatment, and a sober friend took custody of him.
8:41 PM: The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department requested police assistance at the Megansett dock on County Road in North Falmouth. Rescue personnel were treating a male who had jumped from a boat and injured his neck. Everyone else on the boat was intoxicated, police said. Officers stood by until the individuals received a ride home.
10:42 PM: Officers responded to a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of John Parker Road and Zeke’s Way. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene, and police cited the male driver for impeded operation at a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.
Monday, August 5
12:33 AM: An officer responded to a report of a loud party at a Mill Pond Way residence. When the officer arrived, a male partygoer fell from a deck when a railing gave way. He sustained a head laceration, but was conscious, alert and able to walk to the ambulance. Falmouth Fire Rescue transported him to Falmouth Hospital.
2:05 PM: Officers responded to a report of a man trespassing on a neighbor’s property on Narragansett Road. Police discovered the trespasser had an active felony arrest warrant from Belchertown. Police arrested him and discovered he was in possession of a stolen dog from Belchertown. Falmouth Animal Control arranged for the dog’s transfer to Belchertown.
5:02 PM: Officers responded to a report of a disorderly and intoxicated female at a Philadelphia Street residence. Officers restored the peace, and a family member took custody of the intoxicated person.
5:24 PM: Police recovered a car on Railroad Avenue in North Falmouth that had been reportedly stolen from the Steamship Authority parking lot in Woods Hole the night before. Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office crime scene technicians responded and processed the car.
6:50 PM: Police and fire rescue personnel responded to a report of an opiate overdose at a Teaticket Highway residence. A family member had administered naloxone before rescuers arrived. The male victim refused medical treatment. As a result, police placed him in protective custody and fire rescue personnel transported him to Falmouth Hospital.
Tuesday, August 6
6:27 PM: Police responded to a report of an unwanted female guest who would not leave a Pinecrest Beach Road property and who had reportedly taken a bag of clothing. The suspect fled to Sandwich in her car before police arrived. Sandwich police later recovered the clothing.
10:38 PM: Officers responded to a report of a car-versus-tree crash on Oxbow Road. No one was injured. The road had to be closed briefly to remove the car from the wooded area. The male driver was cited and transported home.
Wednesday, August 7
4:01 AM: Police responded to a female caller, who stated that someone was in her apartment, breaking things and screaming. The offending party left on foot before the officer arrived, and property damage was minimal. Police eventually located the culprit, who said she was upset after an argument with her boyfriend. Police transported her home without further incident.
9:49 AM: Police found five donkeys loose on a soccer field on Trotting Park Road. Officers and Falmouth Animal Control corralled the animals, then returned them to their owner.
3:46 PM: Police and fire rescue personnel responded to a report of an overdose at a Waquoit sober home. An adult male overdosed after using an opioid, and rescue personnel transported him to Falmouth Hospital for treatment.
Thursday, August 8
8:55 AM: Officers assisted the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department with a combative patient at the Green Harbor Motor Lodge on Acapesket Road. Officers subdued the individual and followed the ambulance to Falmouth Hospital, where he was left in the care and custody of hospital staff.