During the week of December 29, 2021 to January 3, 2022, Sandwich police responded to a total of 140 calls, including three ambulance assists, eight car crashes and two narcotics incidents. Officers made eight arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 94 calls, including two carbon monoxide leaks. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, December 29
Police were called to the intersection of Route 130 and the Mid-Cape Highway at 11:46 AM for reports of a minor two-car crash. Police said the crash occurred when Martha Robinson, 74, of Marstons Mills was stopped at the light in the northbound lane waiting to turn onto the highway, when a vehicle driven by Matthew Laird, 28, of Sandwich struck her car from behind. There were no injuries or citations issued.
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An employee from the McCarthy Care Center on the Service Road contacted police at 2:48 PM to report an issue with the son of a terminally ill patient. The center, which offers hospice care, let the son in after hours but he was making them nervous and uncomfortable.
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Police stopped and arrested the operator of a gray sedan traveling north at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Main and Water streets at 8:30 PM. During the stop, officers said they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the operator, identified as Christopher D. Gould, 33, of Harbor Street.
Mr. Gould was arrested for a second offense: operating under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle while not in possession of a license and speeding at a rate of speed exceeding the posted limit: 69 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone.
Thursday, December 30
Jason Hendricks-Tobey, 25, of New Bedford was arrested by police during a traffic stop on Route 130 at 9:32 PM. Mr. Hendricks-Tobey was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without an inspection sticker, police said.
Friday, December 31
A woman from Water Street called police at 5:33 AM to report a Chevrolet Tahoe had passed her home several times and the operator knocked on her door. Police checked the area but could not locate anyone.
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A 20-year-old Sandwich man was charged with leaving the scene of property damage after striking a tree on Windsor Road, police said. The homeowners went into their front yard at 8:57 the following morning and saw a tree had been uprooted from a past motor vehicle crash.
Police checked the area and found the vehicle down the road, which, they learned, was being operated by Tanner Dennery at the time of the crash.
Mr. Dennery was summoned to Barnstable District Court and charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of property damage, nontransparent window obstruction and improper operation of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, January 1
Police responded to a loud party on Tarragon Drive at 12:38 AM and advised them to quiet down for the night, police said.
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Police were called to a party on Tarragon Drive at 1:05 AM for reports of fighting and screaming coming from the property.
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An employee from the Sandwich Motor Lodge on Route 6A contacted police at 2:47 AM to request the removal of a belligerent guest from the property, police said. A 52-year-old Gardner woman was placed in protective custody for being intoxicated.
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A 19-year-old Forestdale woman was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 3:10 PM during a traffic stop on Route 130 for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and for having no car inspection sticker, police said.
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Sandwich fire officials responded to Moon Compass Road at 7:30 PM for reports of carbon monoxide in the basement, fire officials said. The basement was vented, and the levels went back to zero. Fire officials are unsure what caused the rise in carbon monoxide levels, as no gas leaks were found.
Sunday, January 2
A woman contacted police from the Dunkin’ drive-thru on Route 130 at 10:35 AM to report she had spilled coffee on herself and was upset employees would not let her inside the building to show them she was burned, police said. The woman refused medical assistance from the Sandwich Fire Department.
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A man from Overlook Drive contacted police at 5:11 PM with concerns that his son was being released from the psychiatric ward at the hospital, police said. Due to a prior incident, the man wanted to file a restraining order against his son.
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The manager of the Sandwich Inn & Suites on Route 6A contacted police at 5:18 PM out of concern for a guest she had not seen since December 29. The incident was referred to the Bourne Police Department.
Monday, January 3
Fire officials responded to a small gas leak on North Shore Boulevard at 8:30 PM, fire officials said. Low levels of carbon monoxide were found in the house, and the gas inspector was called.