During the week of January 5 to January 11, 2022, Sandwich police responded to a total of 140 calls, including six ambulance assists and 11 car crashes. Officers made three arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 94 calls, including an oil spill and a vehicle fire. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, January 5

Police were called to Forestdale Bait and Tackle on Route 130 at 9:26 AM for reports of a two-car crash. Police said the crash occurred when Kathleen Childers, 53, of Freedom Road attempted to pull out of the store parking lot and was struck by Leanne Horan, 32, of Malden, who was already in the roadway. Police said Ms. Childers said she did not see Ms. Horan and was found at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Both vehicles were towed from the scene but no injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash near the intersection of Route 6A and Jacobs Meadow Road at 1:19 PM. Police said the crash occurred when John McMenomey, 27, of Lake Oswego, Oregon, slowed for another vehicle while traveling east on Route 6A and his vehicle was hit from behind by one operated by Jordan May, 84, of Captain Paine Road, who was following too closely. Mr. May told police there was a slippery substance in the roadway, and police requested the Massachusetts Department of Transportation respond to the scene to investigate. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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Police were called to the intersection of Main and Grove streets at 2:08 PM for reports of a two-car crash involving an unmarked police cruiser. Police said the crash occurred when Michael Dontini, 53, of Yarmouth was traveling straight on Main Street when Rachel Labbee, 35, of Nantucket, who was stopped at the stop sign, entered the roadway in front of Mr. Dontini. Ms. Labbee was found at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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The Sandwich Fire Department responded to reports of a combustible liquid spill near the intersection of Town Neck Road and Dewey Avenue around 4 PM. Fire officials said because of the heavy rain, the substance, which appeared to be gasoline, was floating on the water on several nearby roads, including Knott and Chadwell avenues. Fire officials could not determine the source of the spill but the Department of Environmental Protection was notified.

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Police responded to Seafood Sam’s Restaurant on Coast Guard Road at 8:43 PM for reports of an unknown alarm sounding in the building, which was determined to be the septic alarm.

Thursday, January 6

A 60-year-old Sandwich man was placed in protective custody at 12:22 AM after police said he was too intoxicated to get into his house on Holly Ridge Drive. Police said an Uber driver contacted them for assistance after bringing the man home from Hyannis. He was placed into custody overnight.

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Police responded to the scene of a two-car crash on Route 130 in front of the town cemetery at 11:27 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Cole Ledford, 22, of Providence, Rhode Island, was traveling south on Route 130 when he slowed and signaled left to turn into Heritage Plaza. William Kelty, 75, of Centerville was also traveling south behind Mr. Ledford and attempted to pass him on the right as Mr. Ledford was exiting the travel lane and there was enough room for Mr. Kelty to pass. Mr. Ledford then shut off his turn signal and tried to merge back into the travel lane, crashing into Mr. Kelty and forcing his vehicle off the road and into a fence. Mr. Ledford was found at fault for the crash for improperly signaling and failing to yield to oncoming traffic. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued.

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The district manager of the Speedway gas station on Cotuit Road contacted police at 2:32 PM to report one of its employees was stealing lottery tickets. Police said the manager provided a flash drive of video evidence showing the 46-year-old South Yarmouth woman scratching the tickets during her shift. Police said the employee admitted to doing it out of boredom and was summoned to Barnstable District Court for larceny charges in the amount of $33.

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A caller from Lady Slipper Lane contacted police at 9:33 PM to report he was receiving harassing phone calls from his ex-girlfriend.

Friday, January 7

A Marstons Mills woman was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries after crashing into a tree at the intersection of Route 130 and Jan Sebastian Drive at 6:40 AM. Police said Julienne Durgan, 33, was driving during the snowstorm when her vehicle slid off the road and struck a tree and a utility pole, causing minor damage to the pole. Ms. Durgan was found not at fault for the crash.

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A Fox Trot Run resident contacted police at 11:19 AM to report two males in a canoe were shooting ducks too close to the residences. Police said there were no violations.

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Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash in front of Graziella’s on Cotuit Road at 3:07 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Adam Willis, 35, of Mashpee was traveling northwest on Cotuit Road when he swerved to avoid hitting Joshua Morgan, 32, of Cotuit Road, who was stopped to turn into a driveway. Mr. Willis told police he was unable to slow or stop because of the snowy conditions. In an attempt to avoid hitting Mr. Morgan, Mr. Willis swerved to the right of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a utility pole which pushed him back into oncoming traffic, where he then struck the passenger side of Mr. Morgan’s vehicle before hitting a fire hydrant, rupturing it. Mr. Willis was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries and both vehicles were towed. No citations were issued.

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A 911 caller from Kensington Drive contacted police at 4:23 PM to report a vehicle had driven off the road and struck a cable box in the ground. Police said the crash occurred when Steven Klenert, 22, of Joslin Lane was traveling along Kensington Drive and swerved to avoid hitting Ricardo Bretto, 65, of Cobblestone Way, who was backing out of a driveway. Mr. Bretto stayed to help shovel out Mr. Klenert’s vehicle, then left the scene. Mr. Bretto was issued a citation for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, January 8

Police were called to the beach in front of Tree House Brewing Company on Town Neck Road at 8:07 AM for reports of people shooting birds from the beach. Police said they were not in violation of hunting laws.

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A vehicle was towed from the scene of a two-car crash at the intersection of Ploughed Neck Road and Route 6A at 12:24 PM after the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Police said the crash occurred when Edward Egan, 42, of Pembroke pulled out in front of a car driven by Craig Austin, 66, of Goose Point Lane, causing Mr. Austin to swerve to the right and hit a tree. Mr. Egan told police he felt that Mr. Austin was driving too fast and officers determined the actions of both men contributed to the crash. No injuries were reported, and no citations were issued.

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Police were called to 339 Route 6A at 12:39 PM for reports of a two-car crash that occurred between someone from Hanson and someone from New York. Police said the report was not complete but the dispatcher’s remarks showed damage to a sign and a guardrail in the area.

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A woman from George Fernandes Way contacted police at 2:42 PM to report she was being harassed by someone she had a prior relationship with.

Sunday, January 9

A 32-year-old Buzzards Bay man was placed in protective custody at 6:52 PM after refusing to leave Fishermen’s View on Freezer Road. Police said the manager asked him to leave after he appeared intoxicated and he refused.

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Police were called to Paradise Farm Lane at 9:50 PM for reports of a car crash. Police said the report was not completed.

Tuesday, January 11

Police were called to the overpass at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and the Mid-Cape Highway at 3:38 PM for reports of a male throwing rocks at people on the highway. Police said they located a 17-year-old male on the overpass but he told police he was throwing rocks into the woods, not at vehicles. No one reported their cars being hit.

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Police arrested Jacqueline A. England, 76, of Dogwood Drive at 6:06 PM after she was observed speeding and swerving along Route 130 near the Coca-Cola plant. Police said they smelled an odor of alcohol and observed Ms. England’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy and her speech slurred. According to police, she stated she had been drinking at China Palace. She was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation.

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