During the week of April 21 through April 28, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 172 calls, including two ambulance assists and five car crashes. Officers made seven arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, April 21
Police arrested a 34-year-old Hyannis woman they stopped for speeding along Cotuit Road near Asa Meiggs Road, at 12:02 PM. The woman, who was traveling 50 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone, did not have a driver’s license. She was taken into custody and her vehicle was towed.
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While on patrol along Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 12:38 PM, police ran the plates of a car and discovered the driver, a 42-year-old woman from Forestdale, had a warrant out for her arrest. The warrant was from Taunton District Court for shoplifting. Police stopped the car and took the driver into custody. Her car was towed.
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Police responded to the Forestdale School at 2:18 PM after a caller reported seeing a suspicious bag on the school’s athletic fields. Police determined the bag, which was filled with sand, was not a threat. It was used to hold soccer and field hockey goals in place.
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The owner of a beach house on Roos Road called police at 4:19 PM to report seeing on her home security camera one of her neighbors crossing her property while walking his dog. Police spoke to the man and warned him about trespassing on private property.
Thursday, April 22
A woman from Anchor Drive called police at 2:39 PM to report someone had damaged the light pole at the end of her driveway. The eight-foot metal pole with a glass top was valued at $350.
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A man called police from Buxus Shores Circle at 3:27 PM to report that he is having ongoing problems with a man he knew from high school. He said in the most recent encounter, the man made an obscene hand gesture at him while at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 130.
Friday, April 23
While on patrol along Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 10:08 AM, police stopped a car they clocked traveling 50 miles per hour in the 30-mph zone. During the stop, police learned that the vehicle’s owner, a 45-year-old woman from Hyannis, had a suspended license. She was taken into custody and her vehicle was towed.
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The manager at the Dan’l Webster Inn called police at 3:24 PM to report seeing a group of young teenage boys throwing rocks at passing cars on Main Street. Police responded but the boys were gone from the area.
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A 17-year-old driver was cited for causing a four-car crash on Quaker Meetinghouse Road in front of Sandwich High School at 3:38 PM. Police said the girl pulled her Subaru out of the school’s driveway and collided with a Toyota heading south on the roadway. The impact pushed the Toyota into the oncoming lane and into the path of two approaching vehicles. No injuries were reported but three cars had to be towed from the crash scene. The girl, whom police did not identify because of her age, was cited for failure to stop.
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A 90-year-old Sandwich woman was cited for causing a crash at the corner of Main Street and Tupper Road at 4:01 PM. Police said the crash occurred when 90-year-old Martha Flynn pulled out of Tupper Road and into the path of a vehicle driven by John Mavilia, 50, of Wareham. Mr. Mavilia could not stop in time and crashed into Ms. Flynn’s vehicle. Ms. Flynn was cited for failing to yield.
Saturday, April 24
A woman from Lichen Lane called police at 7:39 AM after reading in The Sandwich Enterprise police logs about a stone wall that had been damaged along Tupper Road. The log stated that police were looking for the person who had damaged the wall but currently had no suspects. The woman told police that she was in the area on the day of the incident and saw a building supply truck back into the wall. She said the male driver got out, looked at the damage to the wall, then left. After reading the log in the newspaper, the woman said she felt compelled to come forward with the information. Police are following up with the information the woman provided, including the business name that was on the side of the truck she saw.
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Police responded to the Stop & Shop on Route 6A at 5:51 PM for a report that an elderly driver had just struck a parked car and then, while backing away from the crash, struck a pedestrian in the parking lot. The pedestrian was not hurt, police said. An emergency order was filed with the Registry of Motor Vehicles to have the 90-year-old man’s driver’s license suspended.
Sunday, April 25
An off-duty Wareham police officer called the station at 3:42 PM to report seeing a suspicious man enter the former bank building at 100 Route 6A that is being converted into Sandwich’s new town office building. Police responded and discovered the man, and a co-worker, were installing sheetrock in the building. But it turned out that one of the men, a 40-year-old from Lowell, had a warrant out for his arrest. The warrant was for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The man was taken into custody.
Monday, April 26
Police were called to Advanced Auto Parts on Cotuit Road at 2:04 PM for a report of an altercation in the shop. According to the police report, during an argument inside the shop, a 75-year-old man poked a 55-year-old man in the chest with his walking cane. No injuries were reported or arrests made. The 55-year-old told police that he would be going to court to seek assault and battery charges against the other man.
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While on patrol along Cotuit Road at 5:30 PM, police ran the plates of a car and discovered the driver, a 39-year-old Plymouth woman, had a warrant out for her arrest. The warrant was from Plymouth District Court for possession of a Class B drug. Police stopped the car near Buxus Shores Circle and took the woman into custody.
Tuesday, April 27
Police ran a check on a car’s plates while on patrol along Cotuit Road at 9:18 AM and learned that the 61-year-old Marstons Mills driver had a warrant out for her arrest. The warrant was from Wareham for failing to pay court fees. Police stopped the car and took the woman into custody.
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A man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital following a two-car crash at the corner of Route 130 and Service Road at 10:32 AM. Police said Susan Iadonisi, 67, of Sandwich was stopped in her car on Route 130, waiting to turn left onto Service Road when she was rear-ended by a car driven by John Burns, 65. Mr. Burns suffered minor injuries in the crash was was taken to the hospital by paramedics.
Wednesday, April 28
A caller at 12:38 AM reported seeing a suspicious van parked in the field where the weekly flea market is held, off Quaker Meetinghouse Road. Police responded and spoke to the van’s owner, who said he was there early for the market.