During the week of October 6 to October 13, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 166 calls, including five ambulance assists and four car crashes. Officers made four arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 107 calls, including assisting a trapped kitten. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, October 6A 14-year-old girl contacted police from her Carman Avenue home at 4:40 PM to ask police why her mom was allowed to make all of the rules. The two had gotten into an argument earlier in the day.

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Police were dispatched to the Oak Ridge School area along Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 10:39 PM for reports of someone in a red truck swerving all over the road. The caller told police the driver, identified as James J. Pansullo, 57, of Quincy, had driven down the driveway of the school. Officers caught up with Mr. Pansullo and arrested him on a charge of operating under the influence of alcohol.

Friday, October 8

A Woodridge Road resident contacted police at 7:49 AM to report she was being continually harassed by her neighbor, Matthew Butchard, 27, of Sandwich. The woman, a teacher at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, told police someone had sent her daughter a screenshot of Mr. Butchard’s Snapchat story, which depicted a falsified restraining order against him dated August 16 and the teacher’s name with the word “slutbag” written across it. The woman was embarrassed by the post and was advised to seek a harassment order.

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A 49-year-old Plymouth man was summoned to Barnstable District Court on assault charges after police said he caused a disturbance at Tomatoes Italian Grille and Bar on Route 130 at 10:14 PM. According to an employee, and camera footage, the man started to causing a scene around closing time when he was asked to leave.

Saturday, October 9Police were called to the Sandwich Inn & Suites on Route 6A at 6:10 PM after an employee reported one of their guests had locked herself out of her vehicle and was asking people to smash her window. The guest refused help from AAA and the Sandwich Fire Department and was later assisted by maintenance at the inn who helped her get into her vehicle.

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A woman from Duxbury contacted police at 7:37 PM to report a fisherman at the Sandwich Marina was being verbally offensive toward her.

Sunday, October 10The Sandwich Fire Department was contacted by a Route 130 resident at 1:42 AM to report a kitten was stuck inside the engine compartment of her vehicle. She was advised to leave the hood of the car open and wait for the kitten to come out.

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Police responded to the scene of a two-car crash on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 1:38 PM after a vehicle sideswiped another vehicle while attempting to pass. Police said the crash occurred while David Tokla, 48, of Mashpee was stopped on Quaker Meetinghouse Road waiting to take a left onto the Route 6 East on-ramp, and Jeffrey Wilgus, 62, of Sandwich attempted to pass Mr. Tokla on the left side, sideswiping his vehicle. Mr. Wilgus was found at fault for the crash, police said.

Monday, October 11Three youngsters riding their bikes behind Stop & Shop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road contacted police at 3:58 PM to report they found a syringe behind the stores. The police properly disposed of it.

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A Service Road resident contacted police at 4:30 PM to report her upstairs housemate was harassing her by jumping, playing loud music, and throwing things around the apartment. Both women were advised to stay away from each other and police suggested a harassment prevention order.

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The owner of Heritage Theaters on Route 130 contacted police at 5:33 PM to report there were children on the roof. When police got there, the juveniles were gone but the owner gave police video footage and officers are investigating.

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Police were called to the Sandwich Food Mart off Route 130 at 9:10 PM for reports of an erratic operator. When police arrived, they found Michael Arsenault, 52, of Mashpee parked with his vehicle running. Police observed Mr. Arsenault to have red, bloodshot and glassy eyes. He failed a series of sobriety tests and blew 0.18 percent during a breathalyzer test, police said. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, misdemeanors.

Tuesday, October 12A 31-year-old East Falmouth man was arrested on a Section 35 (alcohol) warrant by Sandwich police at 12:02 PM after police located him at New Bedford Waste off the Service Road. He was transported to the Falmouth District Court. A Section 35 is a Massachusetts law that allows a qualified person to request a court order requiring someone to be civilly committed and treated involuntarily for an alcohol or substance use disorder.

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During a traffic stop at 1:34 PM at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Braddock Circle, police summoned a 33-year-old Centerville man to the Barnstable District Court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Officers stopped the man after observing him driving while reading a sheet of paper that was pressed against the steering wheel with his right hand and holding his cellphone to his ear with his left hand. He was given a verbal warning about the illegal use of electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.

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Police were called to a medical office off Route 6A at 4:25 PM for reports of a large amount of water pouring out of the woods. Police determined the medical facility was draining floodwater from the building via a hose into a storm drain.

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A patron at Seafood Sam’s on Coast Guard Road contacted police at 6:07 PM to report an injured gull lying in the grass. The woman speculated it had a broken wing. Police checked the area and could not find the gull, or the reporting party, but notified the Fish & Wildlife Service.

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A Boardley Road woman contacted police at 6:36 PM to report her ex-boyfriend had parked a bulldozer in front of her barn door, blocking access to the building, as part of ongoing civil disputes between the couple. Police did not move the Bobcat and advised her to file a civil suit.

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A 17-year-old Sandwich boy was summoned to court after being stopped for speeding at the intersection of Cotuit and John Ewer roads at 6:43 PM. During the investigation, police learned the boy was driving alone on his permit, without a license. He was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding at a rate of speed exceeding the posted limit.

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An unruly patron at Fisherman’s View was placed into protective custody by police at 8:11 PM after causing issues for employees at the restaurant. When police brought him outside, the 54-year-old East Sandwich man started yelling and swearing at them. He was held overnight at the Sandwich Police Station.

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While driving along the Service Road, police observed a vehicle on the side of the road at the intersection of Overlook Drive at 8:34 PM. The vehicle had heavy front-end damage and was immobile. According to the operator, a 17-year-old Sandwich boy, the crash had occurred hours earlier and AAA was contacted to remove it from the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Wednesday, October 13A Checkerberry Lane resident contacted police at 7:33 AM to report a strange man was standing in her driveway wearing a blue jacket. According to police, the man’s ex-wife used to live in the home but had apparently moved away.

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