During the week of September 29 to October 5, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 174 calls, including six ambulance assists and three car crashes. Officers made five arrests. Sandwich fire responded to a total of 119 calls, including an elevator rescue and a chimney fire. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, September 29

Police were called to the intersection of Country Club and Harlow roads at 4:48 PM for a report of a crash. Police said Katy Depew, 77, of Sandwich was travelling along Harlow Road and collided with Michael Shay, 71, of Sandwich, when turning onto Country Club Road. Both cars received minor damage but there were no injuries or citations issued.

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A resident on Chipman Road contacted police at 5:21 PM to report an unknown male was knocking on her door for five minutes. The woman was selling furniture on Facebook Marketplace and the man had come to pick up a dresser for his mother but when he arrived, the resident became nervous.

Thursday, September 30

A 39-year-old East Sandwich man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 12:33 PM after someone reported he drove his dirt bike through a parking lot on Route 130. While talking to the rider, police discovered he was operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license. He was arrested and charged.

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A woman from Woodridge Road contacted police at 2:04 PM to report she received a bank statement notifying her of an account opened in her maiden name. The bank is investigating the identity theft claims.

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A 39-year-old East Sandwich man has been summoned to Barnstable District Court on the charge of assault and battery on a police officer. Police were at the man’s Stonefield Drive home at 2:42 PM after a neighbor reported the man had just tried to enter the home. While being questioned by police, the man became agitated and allegedly attacked the officer. Police said the man has a mental health issue.

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Alexa L. Gonsalves, 23, of Austin Street, New Bedford, was arrested at 4:14 PM after a minor motor vehicle crash on Cotuit Road. During the investigation, police learned Ms. Gonsalves had an outstanding warrant from New Bedford District Court for malicious destruction to a motor vehicle.

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The Sandwich Fire Department responded to a Race Lane home at 5 PM when a caller there reported a wood stove was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire, removed burned materials and cleaned out the chimney.

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Sandwich fire was called to the Oak Ridge School for reports of a student stuck in the elevator. Prior to their arrival, the school reset the system and the student was already out. School officials said they would have the elevator serviced.

Friday, October 1

Fire rescue responded to reports of a gas spill on Deer Hollow Road around 9 AM when a homeowner observed heating fuel leaking from the storage tank in the basement of the rental property. Responders sopped up much of the mess with Speedy Dry and absorbent pads but due to the quantity, estimated between 50 and 100 gallons, they contacted the Sandwich Conservation Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Environment to investigate and secure the area. The homeowner was advised to contact a cleaning company and the power and utilities were disconnected from the home until further notice. At the time of the leak, the home was occupied by a tenant who was in the process of moving out. The home is now vacant.

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Police were called to the Turtle Cove Road neighborhood at 12:58 PM for reports of an ongoing neighborhood dispute. The two neighbors have a history of trouble, resulting from a bad business deal years ago. They were advised to stop unwanted contact with each other.

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Brian P. Dorney, 35, of Commerce Drive, Braintree, was arrested on Route 130 at 5:28 PM after police ran his registration and saw an outstanding warrant from Dedham District Court for traffic offenses. He was arrested and charged.

Saturday, October 2

Sandwich fire responded to Exit 59 (formerly Exit 2) on the Mid-Cape Highway around 1:30 PM to assist Massachusetts State Police in transporting a victim of a rollover crash, 200 yards away from a fatal rollover crash the previous morning. A single victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries.

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Police assisted a 16-year-old girl in finding her grandfather’s house on Short Way at 6:39 PM after she took their dog for a walk and had trouble getting back to the residence.

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A Nauset Street resident contacted police at 10:44 PM to report a group of children were walking up and down the road continuously over the last couple of hours and might have knocked on his door, startling his wife. Police were unable to locate the group and noted there was no damage to the area.

Sunday, October 3

An 8-year-old boy was reported missing on Hammond Road at 9:41 PM after he forgot the address he was supposed to return to while walking home from the beach. He was reunited with his family.

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A woman on Ploughed Neck Road contacted police to report a car parked across the street was shining its headlights into her home. Police spoke to the car owners.

Tuesday, October 5

A 37-year-old Wareham man was summoned to Barnstable District Court during a traffic stop at 2:55 PM for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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A Crowell Road resident contacted police at 6:25 PM to report his elderly mother had not returned home from her 3:30 PM doctor’s appointment off-Cape. The mother called the son and gave him directions to where she was and police located her at a rest stop off Route 6.

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Kelli A. Driscoll, 38, was arrested at her Oxford Road residency in East Sandwich after a warrant was issued for her arrest for narcotics violations.

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