During the week of August 25 to August 31, 2021, Sandwich police responded to 227 calls, including six ambulance assists and four car crashes. Officers made eight arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 94 calls, including a gas leak and one animal rescue. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, August 25

A resident from Belmont Avenue contacted police at 1:15 PM to report someone had left sausages wrapped in condoms in the resident’s yard. Police observed three sausages, two with condoms and one without. There are no suspects.

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A 911 caller contacted police at 4:47 PM to report two 14-year-old boys were pushing a Stop & Shop cart along Route 130. Police located the boys and contacted the parents to pick them up. The cart was returned to Stop & Shop.

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A Foster Circle resident contacted police at 5:06 PM to report receiving harassing texts. There are no suspects.

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Police were called to Moon Compass Lane at 7:59 PM after a woman reported a suspicious man was walking around her property. Police located the man—a neighbor walking his dog. He told police he was walking in his own backyard when his neighbor asked what he was doing. He told her to mind her own business.

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A caller from Tarragon Drive contacted police at 8:37 PM to report getting rude calls from an unknown number. When police attempted to contact the callers, the numbers were disconnected.

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A Hillside Road resident contacted police at 8:53 PM to report his phone had been stolen while he was gone for a bike ride. The man, who inadvertently left his phone on the side of the road during the ride, returned to find it missing. He tracked the phone to Hudson, and police were able to locate the man who took it. The man told police the phone was dead when he found it and he took it home to charge it and find the owner. The men will make arrangements with Hudson police to get the phone returned.

Thursday, August 26

A 911 caller contacted police at 11:09 AM after the caller’s car was bumped by another vehicle. The caller was concerned the other driver might be intoxicated but police determined he was not. There was no damage to either vehicle.

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Police responded to the intersection of Tupper and Town Neck roads at 12:53 PM for reports that a railroad gate came down on a vehicle. The railroad company was contacted to examine the gate.

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Police were called to Great Hill Road at 5:49 PM for a disagreement between neighbors about the property line. The ongoing issue has lasted more than 10 years. Both of the neighbors were advised to stay away from each other, and one of them stated plans to move anyway.

Friday, August 27

A caller from Piccadilly Road contacted police at 12:03 AM to report a man was screaming in the area. Upon arrival, police spoke with someone walking a dog who said everything was quiet.

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Sandwich fire responded to Town Neck Beach at 7:42 AM for reports of a beached whale on the sandbar. The Coast Guard, fire rescue and the Sandwich harbormaster arrived on scene to investigate and determined it was only a group of seals and not a whale.

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An employee from the Cape Cod Cat Hospital on Route 130 contacted police at 8:59 AM to report a window and a door at the business had been broken. Police determined no entry was made and are unsure if it was an attempted break-in or damage.

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A man called police at 12:55 AM and requesting to speak to a female officer or he would commit suicide. Through an investigation, police learned the caller was connected to several emergency calls across the country, including in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, police said. The caller, once in contact with female officers, is said to be making sexual comments once on the phone. Police have been unable to identify the caller or the location they are calling from. An investigation is underway, and police did not connect the caller with a female officer at the Sandwich Police Department.

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A concerned citizen called police at 2:48 PM to report a dog was locked in a hot car with the windows up on Gallo Road. The caller advised police the car was running and the air conditioning was on. Police determined everything was fine.

Saturday, August 28

A gas station employee contacted police at 1:24 PM to report someone had left syringes near his dumpster on Route 130. Police recovered and disposed of them.

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Sean M. Leonard, 34, of Forestdale was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 4:06 PM after allegedly trespassing and damaging property at a Route 130 residence. The homeowner contacted police at 1:30 AM to report he was sitting on his couch when his motion detector went off and he saw Mr. Leonard standing in his yard. When Mr. Leonard was asked to leave, an argument ensued but he left before police arrived. Later in the afternoon, Mr. Leonard allegedly returned to the property and drove his truck into the resident’s car. The damage to the victim’s vehicle was consistent with Mr. Leonard hitting the car, police said. Paint was transferred and matched the color of Mr. Leonard’s truck. He was charged with malicious destruction to real or personal property and destruction of property greater than $1,200.

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Police stopped a gray Mazda Model 3 on Route 130 at 9:24 PM after observing the vehicle traveling north while swerving in and out of marked lanes and crossing the double lines. The operator, Sean D. Stockson, 34, of Quincy, failed his field sobriety tests and was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanors and a marked lanes violation. Mr. Stockson was placed under arrest at the scene.

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Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Morse Road and Water Street at 9:57 PM after the patrol officer observed the car drive off the road into a grassy area. The operator, Timothy J. Gage, 66, of East Falmouth, failed field sobriety tests administered, police said. He was charged with his third offense of operating under the influence of alcohol, a felony, possessing an open container of alcohol (a nip of Fireball whiskey found on the driver’s seat), and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanors. Mr. Gage was placed under arrest at the scene.

Sunday, August 29

A 46-year-old man was stopped by police at 8:35 AM after officers observed the man speeding along Cotuit Road. During the investigation, police determined the operator did not have a license. He was summoned to Barnstable District Court and charged with driving at a rate of speed exceeding the posted limit of 45/30 and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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Police summoned an 18-year-old Cohasset woman to Barnstable District Court at 11:09 AM after she allegedly attempted to use a fake ID at the Sandwich Taverna the previous night. The woman attempted to buy alcohol and had her ID confiscated by the bartender. After she left, an employee was cleaning the bathroom and found the woman’s purse, which contained three additional fake IDs, police said. The employee gave the purse to the police and when the woman came to the police station to pick up her belongings, she was cited for false use of a liquor ID card or license. When questioned about where she obtained the false identification, the woman told police she bought them online but did not remember which website she used.

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Police were called to Toms Way at 3:44 PM after a woman reported someone had entered her apartment uninvited. When police arrived, the man in question told them he was visiting a friend down the hall and had accidentally gone into her apartment.

Monday, August 30Police responded to the scene of a two-car crash at the intersection of Farmersville Road and South Point Drive at 10:49 AM when Sue Sloniger, 78, of Sandwich failed to yield when pulling out of South Point Drive and struck John Perez, 58, of Osterville, who was traveling west on Farmersville. Ms. Sloniger was verbally warned to yield to oncoming traffic but no citations were issued.

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A Quaker Meetinghouse Road resident contacted police at 3:58 PM to report a man was putting a baby in the rear of a black Mercedes and he appeared to be intoxicated. Police could not locate the man in question.

Tuesday, August 31

A woman from Country Farm Road contacted police at 3:21 AM to report someone knocking on her bedroom door inside her home. Police determined the noise came from outside her sliding door and there was no one on her property.

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Sandwich fire personnel responded to the Human Services Building on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 8:46 AM for reports of a gas leak. During an investigation, the fire department found a pilot light was out on the stove and there was gas in the kitchen. The town gas inspector was called to the scene to assess and determined there were no other problems.

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Police received a call from the Sandy Neck Motel on Route 6A at 9:03 AM to report one of its guests was acting suspiciously. When the guest checked out, an employee noticed a large amount of other people’s mail in the room’s trash. The incident is under investigation.

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A caller from Sheldon Lane contacted police at 9:35 AM to report two to three youths riding ATVs and dirt bikes were either firing guns or shooting off fireworks. The sound was determined to be a firework.

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A 37-year-old Marstons Mills man was summoned to Barnstable District Court after being stopped for speeding on Cotuit Road at 10:37 AM. During the traffic stop, police learned the man was operating an uninsured motor vehicle with a suspended registration and was charged for the misdemeanors. The vehicle was towed.

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Police responded to the scene of a single-car crash at 12:14 PM on Cotuit Road. The vehicle reportedly struck a tree and was towed from the scene. The investigation is ongoing. No further information was available.

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A Route 130 caller contacted police at 5:21 PM to report someone had put a child’s bike under her rear bumper. When police arrived, she told them she knew who did it and when she spoke to the woman, she claimed she drank too much and did not remember. However, she claims she did not put the bike under the car; she put it behind the car. Both women were spoken to and told officers they are not friends anymore.

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Sandra C. Hayes, 46, of East Sandwich was arrested at 6:05 PM from her George Fernandes Way home after failing to appear in court on a summons. She was arrested on a warrant.

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