During the week of November 4 through November 12, 2020, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 213 calls including five ambulance assists and eight car crashes. Officers made seven arrests. Six incidents of unemployment fraud were also reported to police. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, November 4

Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Route 6A and Tupper Road at 10:01 AM. Police said that the crash occurred when Shirley Clapp, 65, of Sandwich was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended at a low-speed by a car driven by Annette Bilodeau-Willett. No one was injured or cited in the crash.

Thursday, November 5

A caller from Route 6A contacted police at 1:07 AM to report that while they were waiting for a friend at the Jarves Street railroad crossing, a man had started banging on their window and trying the reach into the vehicle. The caller rolled their window up and drove away and police said that the man was not in the area when they checked the area.

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A Jacobs Meadow Road resident contacted police at 11:42 AM to report that they had coyotes in their back yard. Animal Control was advised.

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Police were called to a Quaker Meetinghouse Road home at 12:56 PM when a child reported being home alone and hearing what sounded like someone else in the house. Police checked the house and found no one else there.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on South Sandwich Road at 1 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Oliver Fisher, 25, of Forestdale lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole. He was not injured or cited, and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

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As the result of a traffic stop on Route 6A at 5:49 PM, a 28-year-old Plymouth woman will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Friday, November 6

A 22-year-old East Sandwich man will be summoned to court on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a miscellaneous equipment violation (defective exhaust) as a result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 6A and Discovery Hill Road at 12:41 PM.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cotuit Road at 2:29 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Patricia Moore, 58, of Middleborough was stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by a car driven by Peter Moore, 23, of Mashpee. No one was injured or cited in the crash and both cars could be driven from the scene.

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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 130 and Greenville Drive at 5:02 PM, a 34-year-old Forestdale man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Police were called to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit Road and Early Red Circle at 5:21 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when a motorist struck a deer. The deer died at the scene, and the motorist was uninjured and able to drive their vehicle from the scene.

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A caller from Pinkham Road contacted police at 5:24 PM to report that their boat trailer had been damaged at Fisherman’s Landing. Police said that the trailer had two flat tires, a missing valve stem, and that the license plates had been ripped off, but that none of the damage was permanent. No suspects have been identified.

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Police were called to a Route 130 gas station at 5:58 PM when an employee reported that a man who had been barred from the property was asking customers for money. As a result of the incident, a 39-year-old Forestdale man will be summoned to court on a charge of trespassing.

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A caller from the skate park on Quaker Meetinghouse Road contacted police at 6:20 PM to report that people were using the facility after it closed. Police advised the patrons of the town bylaw.

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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Burbank Street and Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:40 PM, a 22-year-old Buzzards Bay man will be summoned to court on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker.

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Police were called to Oakcrest Cove on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 10:26 PM when someone reported that a group of minors were drinking alcohol in the area. Police said that the area was quiet when they arrived and that no one was on the property.

Saturday, November 7

A caller from Aubuchon Lane contacted police at 10 AM when someone reported that a group of children on bicycles were harassing her and her daughter. Police said that the parents of the children were spoken to.

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Police were called to Sandwich High School at 12:33 PM when staff reported that a cross-country runner had gone missing. Police said that the student was located safely a short time later.

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Police arrested Ray M. Lynch, 52, of Pembroke on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 1:16 PM following a traffic stop. A 911 caller had reported an erratic operator and police stopped the car upon finding the vehicle. Based on observations made by police, Mr. Lynch was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said. A search of the car also turned up an open bottle of Tanqueray gin. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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A caller from Robin Road contacted police at 5:51 PM to report hearing gunshots in the area. The area was quiet when police arrived.

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Police were called to the British Beer Company on Route 6A at 9:49 PM when someone reported that a group of people were yelling at and pushing each other. Police said that the incident was documented and no charges were filed.

Sunday, November 8

A Tupper Road resident contacted police at 2:05 PM to report that someone had stolen their lawn sign promoting the re-election of President Donald J. Trump. No suspects have been identified.

Monday, November 9

A caller from Wood Avenue contacted police at 11:17 AM to report that a truck was on their property. Police said the truck belonged to a construction company and that the company agreed to move the vehicle.

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Police were called to Route 6A at 12:04 PM when a tenant reported that their landlord had blocked them into the driveway with their vehicle. Police advised the landlord to move their vehicle and to allow the tenant to leave.

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A caller from Simpkins Road contacted police at 8:48 PM to report that a vehicle was on their property that belonged to someone who was not supposed to be there. Police spoke to the owner of the vehicle and advised them that if they returned they would be trespassed from the property.

Tuesday, November 10

A police department from New Hampshire contacted Sandwich police at 2:41 PM to request that an address be checked for a person who was wanted in the state. Police checked the home and several vehicles on the property, but did not find the wanted person.

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Police were called to the intersection of Route 6A and Sandy Neck Road at 5:24 PM when someone reported that a man was waving at cars and saying that he was lost. Police said that the man’s daughter was contacted and that she arrived to pick him up and bring him home.

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An Old County Road resident contacted police at 7:31 PM to report that a lot of noise was coming from a loud machine in the area. Police said that the noise was coming from some type of irrigation system and that they were attempting to contact the homeowner.

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