Thursday, May 16, 2019
4 PM: Police responded to the Teaticket Post Office to check the welfare of an elderly man. He was found to have dementia. He was transported home and reunited with a family member.
5:26 PM: Officers responded to the CVS on Davis Straits following a report of a suicidal man with a knife. A woman was located and transported to the emergency room by the Falmouth Fire Rescue Department.
7 PM: A Homestead Lane resident called to report that her neighbor had threatened her with a knife. The responding officer determined that the suspect made the threat while holding a knife, but that the suspect was inside her own house while the victim was on her own property. It did not rise to the level of assault, but the department will request a charge of threatening to commit a crime be filed.
Friday, May 17, 2019
3:13 PM: Officers responded to the Trade Center Bowl area following a report of a woman being choked by a man. Officers located a woman who fit the description, but she denied any altercation. However, she was wanted by the Attleboro District Court on an outstanding warrant for larceny. Police arrested Samantha Gill, 30, of Mannville, Rhode Island, on a warrant.
3:52 PM: Police responded to a disturbance at a Waquoit motel. Following an investigation, police arrested Richard E. Sharp, 62, of Carriage Shop Road, East Falmouth, for assault with a dangerous weapon (a clamming rake) and disorderly conduct.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1:55 AM: Officers responded to an incident involving a wedding party on Main Street. Based on the investigation, police determined the matter to be a simple assault and battery. Those involved declined medical care from the fire department.
2:57 AM: A Vidal Avenue homeowner reported that a guest was unconscious and overdosing. Fire department personnel responded, administering Narcan to the victim. While on scene, a second man suffered from an overdose. Narcan was administered to him as well. Both victims were transported to the hospital by the fire department. Police determined the homeowner was hosting a party that included drugs, possibly cocaine with fentanyl.
9:11 AM: A walk-in reported that when she returned to her Mill Road residence, she found her home had been broken into. Officers responded to the house and cleared the residence, finding it unoccupied. The incident is under investigation.
12:54 PM: Police responded to a one-car crash on Woods Hole Road, in which a driver struck a utility pole. The passenger was treated by the fire department and transported to Falmouth Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is under investigation, and civil charges may be forthcoming. The car was towed. Eversource responded to evaluate the severity of the damage to the pole.
6:58 PM: A car struck at least two cars on Main Street, but did not stop. Police identified a suspect car and driver. Charges are pending.
7:40 PM: Officers, along with the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Coast Guard, responded to Stony Beach following a report of a plane crash. A Good Samaritan also responded in a kayak. Police quickly determined that the crash involved a bunch of helium balloons tied to a large placard sign, not an aircraft.
9:46 PM: The Bourne Police Department called to report an extremely erratic car operator at the Otis Rotary driving toward Falmouth. Police stopped the car on Woods Hole Road. The driver was issued a criminal citation for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, impeded operation of a motor vehicle and other related offenses. The car was towed from the scene. The driver was transported to a friend’s place of employment on Main Street.
9:54 PM: Police responded to a report of a fight on the ferry returning from Martha’s Vineyard. Police determined the matter was a simple assault and battery. The parties were directed to Falmouth District Court, should they choose to take any criminal action.
11:19 PM: Officers responded to Tanglewood Drive following after a report of a loud and violent altercation. Upon arrival, one of the officers was immediately attacked. A violent struggle ensued, and officers were able to subdue the man, who sustained an injury to his face. Police arrested Joseph F. Shinnick, 18, of Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth, for disturbing the peace and assault and battery on a police officer. Although the fire department responded to treat his injuries, Mr. Shinnick continued to act violently and angrily, preventing them from treating the injury. He was transported to the emergency room for treatment.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
2:29 AM: Officers responded to a Palmer Avenue address at the request of the probation department. They advised a man to properly charge his monitoring bracelet or he would be subject to arrest. The man complied.
11:18 AM: Police responded to Sandwich Road apartment following a reported overdose. Police found the man unresponsive on the floor of the apartment. The subject regained consciousness after a dose of Narcan was administered. He was transported to the hospital for further treatment.
8:22 PM: Officers responded to a Palmer Avenue group home following a report of a suicidal man. He was transported to the emergency room by the fire department.
8:41 PM: Officers responded to Vidal Avenue where a man had entered a woman’s car while she was in it and refused to leave. He fled upon police arrival. An officer pursued and caught him. Police arrested Elangwa A. Shaidi, 34, of Leonard Drive, East Falmouth, for disorderly conduct and breaking and entering into a motor vehicle/boat during the nighttime for a felony.
9:12 PM: Officers responded to a Teaticket liquor store following a report of a man passed out behind the wheel of a car. An officer located the man, who was high on drugs and suicidal. He was placed into protective custody and then transported to the emergency room by the fire department.
10:13 PM: Police responded to a one-car crash on Teaticket Highway, where a car struck and severed a utility pole. There were no serious injuries. The road was closed in both directions, and remained closed for several hours, until Eversource responded to replace the pole.
Monday, May 20, 2019
1:14 AM: Police responded to Main Street, where several parked vehicles had window damage. The cars were shot by what appeared to be a BB pellet. The incident is under investigation.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:51 PM: A caller reported that a relative was acting erratically and requested a welfare check. The fire department responded and medically cleared the woman. The officer returned later in the evening with a staff member from Bay Cove to conduct a mental health evaluation.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
10:46 AM: Officers responded to a Manor Lane residence to check the welfare of a woman. The officer found the woman was weak and lethargic. The fire department responded, treated the woman and transported her to Falmouth Hospital.
11:34 PM: Police responded to a possible overdose of a 30-year-old woman. Responding police and fire personnel provided rescue efforts, including Narcan, but the woman was pronounced dead at Falmouth Hospital. The Falmouth police, Massachusetts State Police and Chief Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the incident, which does not appear suspicious in nature.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
5:58 AM: The fire department reported the death of a 72-year-old man at a Coonamessett Circle residence. The death appears to be due to a medical event.