During the week of November 2 to November 9, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 183 calls, including three ambulance assists and eight car crashes. Officers made five arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 88 calls, including one building fire and one oil spill. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, November 3

A caller from Simpkins Road contacted police at 5:32 PM to report hearing shots fired near the Falmouth Gate of the Joint Base Cape Cod. Police were unable to assist and referred the incident to the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

Thursday, November 4

A 27-year-old Sandwich man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at noon after being stopped on Cotuit Road for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

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Police were called to the intersection of Route 6A and Tupper Road at 12:19 PM for reports of a two-car crash. Police said the crash occurred when Richard McCarthy, 74, of Plymouth attempted to turn west on Route 6A from Tupper Road and struck Kasandra Noble, 32, of Marion, who was traveling west on Route 6A. Police determined Mr. McCarthy failed to yield to Ms. Noble. There were no injuries.

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Officers were dispatched to B & B Excavation off Route 130 at 1:13 PM for reports of a hit-and-run that occurred when Mark O’Douggan, 53, of Sandwich was traveling south on Route 130. According to Mr. O’Douggan, a truck towing a trailer attempted to pass him in the breakdown lane, swerved into his lane and hit his front bumper before fleeing. The incident remains under investigation.

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A 28-year-old Mashpee man was summoned to Barnstable District Court, police said he rear ended a Sandwich man’s car at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse and Woodridge roads. Police said the crash occurred at 4:55 PM when Joshua Shabazz, 28, of Mashpee, rear-ended Michael Lawrie, 61, of Sandwich who was slowing and signaling to turn left onto Woodridge Road from Quaker Meetinghouse Road. As a result of the crash, both vehicles were towed and Mr. Shabazz was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and improper registration of a motor vehicle to avoid taxes and premiums. The Sandwich Fire Department transported one patient to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries.

Friday, November 5

A caller from Canary Street contacted police at 9:38 AM to report possible vandalism to their vehicle. Police determined it was bird droppings.

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A Weaver Way resident reported identity theft to police at 12:50 PM after receiving a bill in the mail for $1,700 for a purchase he did not make. He believes someone is using his identification.

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Police arrested Albert E. Gorman, 71, of Sagamore on a warrant during a traffic stop on Route 6A at 1:26 PM. The warrant, out of Falmouth District Court, was issued for a domestic assault that occurred in Bourne. During the traffic stop, Mr. Gorman was additionally charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and uninsured operation of a motor vehicle.

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A 68-year-old Mashpee man was taken into police protective custody at 4:47 PM after he allegedly arrived intoxicated to a job site on Boardley Road.

Saturday, November 6

Police received an anonymous call from an Osprey Lane resident at 8:58 AM reporting a potential overdose. Police did not find anyone at the residence.

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A resident from Wood Avenue contacted police at 2:32 AM to report a woman on Town Neck Beach was in the water trying to save her dog. The woman did not require additional assistance and the dog was rescued.

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Police charged a 26-year-old Hyannis man with possession of a Class B substance at 2:32 PM after the man was acting suspiciously in the CVS parking lot off Quaker Meetinghouse Road. An officer observed the man and another person sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot and when the two occupants saw the officer, they began acting suspicious. Moments later, police observed the car speeding out of the parking lot and the occupants were watching the officer. After running the license plate of the vehicle, the officer noted the inspection sticker had expired and pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse and Cotuit roads, where she reported seeing glassine bags containing a white substance. Officers believe the substance to be methamphetamine and the man was summoned to Barnstable District Court.

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A 39-year-old South Yarmouth man was arrested and charged with operating under the influence after he was stopped for speeding at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Quaker Village Lane at 9:48 PM. After taking several seconds to slow down and pull over, police said they observed the operator, Jason R. Hatch, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. He was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and speeding at a rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

Sunday, November 7

A 23-year-old Mashpee man was taken into police protective custody at 1 AM after an Uber driver transporting him from Boston to Mashpee became concerned for his intoxicated state. The Uber driver pulled over on Route 130 and contacted police who transported him back to the police station.

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A 37-year-old Marstons Mills man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 10:10 AM after he was stopped at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Chapaquoit Way for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Monday, November 8

A 23-year-old Plymouth man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 6:52 AM after police said he failed to stop at the intersection of the Service Road and Route 130. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and failure to yield/stop.

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A Dan’l Webster employee contacted police at 10:41 AM to report a man had come into the building and was harassing the front desk clerk. When police arrived, they observed the man outside the building yelling “I love you, Lydia.” Employees verified a woman named Lydia worked at the establishment but she did not know the man and had only seen him in passing. Someone familiar with the man identified him as a Cape Winds Nursing Home resident suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was returned to the facility.

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Police were called to a Route 130 car crash near Exit 59 (formerly Exit 2) at 2:16 PM that occurred when Mark Poulin, 62, of Cotuit ran a red light and struck Nancy Paccia, 62, of Sandwich, who was traveling south on Route 130, police said. Mr. Poulin’s vehicle was towed from the scene, and Mr. Paccia drove away unharmed.

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Police arrested Justin A. Niles, 33, of Sagamore on a default warrant after an officer recognized him traveling down Route 6A near Stop & Shop at 6:12 PM. The warrant, out of Falmouth District Court, was issued for two felony drug charges; possession to distribute a Class A substance, like heroin or fentanyl, and conspiracy to violate a drug law. Mr. Niles was held at the Sandwich Police Department until the following morning when he was transported to court and held without bail.

Tuesday, November 9

The Sandwich Fire Department was called to a home on Meredith Road around 3 PM for reports of an oil spill inside the home. Because fire officials could not determine how much heating oil was spilled, the Department of Environmental Protection was contacted to investigate the incident. Power to the home was turned off, and Speedy Dry was applied to the basement spill. The house is foreclosed and was unoccupied at the time of the spill.

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Two vehicles were towed from the scene of a car crash on Route 6A at 3:10 PM after Leah Fasten, 49, of North Falmouth struck Molly Starbard, 19, of Forestdale when she was slowing to a stop near the British Beer Company, police said. Ms. Fasten was cited for following too closely. Both women were uninjured and refused transport.

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A 34-year-old East Falmouth man was summoned to Barnstable District Court after being stopped on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 5:48 PM. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and unregistered operation of a motor vehicle.

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