Thursday, December 5
2:37 PM: Falmouth police responded to Teaticket Highway for a reported disturbance. A woman was placed into protective custody. During the booking process, police learned she had an outstanding warrant. Police arrested Kimberly M. Degrace, 34, of Taunton on this warrant.
Friday, December 6
5:09 PM: A resident from the Pinecrest Beach area on Sand Point Shores Drive reported an unwanted woman, who was a past tenant. Officers found that the 52-year-old woman was drunk and placed her into protective custody.
5:44 PM: A store manager on Teaticket Highway reported a suspicious man was in the store bathroom. When officers arrived, they found the man had taken drugs but was not impaired. He refused medical treatment. Officers escorted him out of the store, and he was allowed to go on his way on foot.
5:44 PM: A caller reported that there was a man on the bike path near Palmer Avenue who appeared to be overdosing. When officers found him, they saw he was having a medical event. The fire department transported him to the emergency room in an ambulance.
9:41 PM: Dispatch reported a one-car crash on Thomas B. Landers Road between Geggatt Road and Turner Road. The car was reportedly on fire. The driver had struck a utility pole, causing wires to fall. Before responding officers arrived, two off-duty police officers and a nurse removed the man who was driving. When officers arrived, flames fully engulfed the car. The fire department took the man to the emergency room for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He will be charged with operating under the influence and other traffic-related offenses. The road was closed for several hours so that the car could be removed and the utility pole replaced. Power was knocked out to a large area of town.
11:11 PM: A car hit a deer on Route 28 South near Thomas B. Landers Road. Dispatch contacted the state police, who also responded. The deer was euthanized by Marine and Environmental Services. The driver, the sole occupant of the car, was uninjured.
11:53 PM: A caller reported that her ex-boyfriend was suicidal. Investigating officers spoke with the man and did not find him to be suicidal.
Saturday, December 7
No reportable incidents.
Sunday, December 8
12:18 AM: A caller reported that a small gray sedan struck a fire hydrant at the Village Green on Main Street. The front of the sedan was badly damaged. The driver fled in his car, prior to police arriving. The incident remains under investigation.
1:41 AM: Officers received a report of a drunk man at a restaurant on Teaticket Highway. The man was placed into protective custody.
2:53 AM: The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department called and reported that a man was outside the headquarters screaming and hitting himself against the building. Officers found the man and discovered he was drunk. They transported him to a relative’s house.
7:08 PM: A caller from a sober house on Terry Lou Avenue reported that a man living at the residence made suicidal statements and was trying to leave the residence. Officers arrived and spoke with the man, and based on their talk as well as other statements, transported him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
9:15 PM: The manager of a restaurant on Teaticket Highway called to report that a customer had slashed a tire of one of the employees. The manager gave a description of the suspect and his direction of travel. An officer located the suspect, 28-year-old Peter S. Gross of Falmouth, who admitted he had slashed the tire. He then took a fighting stance, and the officer quickly controlled the suspect and took him into custody. Mr. Gross was taken to the station and charged with vandalizing property and resisting arrest. He was held on $540 cash bail.
Monday, December 9
4:20 AM: A report described a water main break near West Falmouth Highway and Katelyn Hills Drive. An officer confirmed the leak and the collapse of a roadway. Traffic was restricted to one lane; however, the fire department encouraged drivers to find alternate routes.
9:32 AM: Police responded to a Raymond Street residence following a report of a woman showing signs of mental illness. The fire department responded, treated the woman and transported her to Falmouth Hospital.
4:42 PM: A teenager was struck by a car near the intersection of Main Street and Shore Road. The teenager, a girl from Falmouth, was treated by Falmouth Fire Rescue medics. She was transported to Falmouth Hospital and then transferred to Children’s Hospital in Boston. The driver of the car, a 67-year-old East Falmouth woman, remained on scene and was cooperative with police. Police investigation determined the teenager was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. The driver was issued a citation for a crosswalk violation.
Tuesday, December 10
12:17 PM: Police took a man from a North Falmouth Highway residence to Falmouth District Court on a Section 12 warrant, an involuntary committal for mental illness.
2:16 PM: Police took a man from a Mattapan Street residence to Falmouth District Court on a Section 12 warrant.
Wednesday, December 11
1:48 AM: The fire department requested police assistance in gaining access to a Shore Street residence to assist a stroke victim. Police were able to gain entry to the house. The woman was transported to Falmouth Hospital for an evaluation and treatment.
Thursday, December 12
1:16 AM: Police responded to Teaticket Highway, where a car had struck a utility pole. The road was closed for approximately two hours while Eversource accessed the damage. Eversource crews repaired the pole later in the day.