During the week of April 29 through May 5, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 165 calls, including six ambulance assists and four car crashes. Officers made seven arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Thursday, April 29
Police were called to Tom’s Way at 9:41 AM for a disturbance. Police said two neighbors at the Sandwich Housing Authority residential complex were arguing over flower pots. One of the neighbors accused the other person of moving the pots. The accused stated that they thought the pots were communal, not private, property.
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Police responded to a two-car crash in front of The Deli on Route 6A at 1:41 PM. According to police, one of the drivers was pulling out of a parking spot when she pulled into the path of an oncoming car. The crash was minor, police said. No one was hurt. The first driver was found at fault.
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A caller reported a power line down along Chapaquoit Way at 1:47 PM. The power company was notified.
Friday, April 30
At 1:41 PM, a caller reported seeing two children walking along Cotuit Road, near John Ewer Road, without an adult. Police responded and determined the children were seen in Mashpee, not Sandwich.
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While on patrol along Route 130 at 10:28 PM, an officer reported seeing an erratic driver. The officer said the car was swerving side to side and almost struck the curb. The officer pulled the car over and identified the driver as Brooks S. Garrison, 33, of Forestdale. The officer put Ms. Garrison through a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed, police said. She was arrested and charged with drunk driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to stay within marked lanes.
Saturday, May 1
A Great Hills Drive resident called police at 12:29 AM to report someone was banging on their front door. Police responded and found nothing suspicious. The officer said the noise could have been caused by the wind.
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While on patrol on Farmersville Road at 4:53 PM, police ran the plates of a vehicle and found the owner had her license suspended. Police stopped the vehicle and cited the woman, a 65-year-old from Marstons Mills, with driving with a suspended license, and operating an uninspected motor vehicle. She called and made arrangements to have herself and her vehicle picked up, police said.
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Police pulled over a driver for speeding on Cotuit Road, near Piccadilly Road, at 8:34 PM. During the stop, police determined the driver, a 40-year-old woman from North Attleboro, had a suspended license. She was cited for driving with a suspended license and for speeding. Police said the woman made arrangements to have herself and her vehicle picked up.
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Police responded to the corner of Prince Path and Whitman Drive at 8:46 PM for a report of a disturbance. A man there said someone had thrown a wrench through the window of his girlfriend’s car and slashed its tires. The police report on this incident was incomplete at press time. It appeared by the information in the uncompleted report that police may pursue charges against one, possibly two people in this case.
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A caller from Holiday Lane called police at 9:16 PM to report a suspicious car parked on their property. The car’s lights were off, the caller said. By the time police arrived, the car was gone.
Monday, May 3
A vehicle collided with a deer on Quaker Meetinghouse Road, near the town’s Oakcrest Cove property, at 6:33 AM. The driver told police the deer had bolted from the woods and he did not have time to stop. The vehicle suffered moderate damage, police said, but the driver was uninjured. The deer had fled the scene.
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A caller reported seeing an erratic driver on Route 6A at 3:01 PM. Police responded, and using a description of the vehicle that the caller provided, was able to find the offender and pull her over. She was identified as Maureen M. Champa, 74, of West Yarmouth. Police ran Ms. Champa through a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed, police said. Police arrested her and charged her with drunk driving.
Tuesday, May 4
Police responded to Cotuit Road at 11:23 PM after a caller reported an erratic driver had just struck a fence along the roadway. Police stopped the vehicle near Boardley Road and identified the driver as Jonathan E. Scheer, 31, of Forestdale. Police said they conducted a series of field sobriety tests with Mr. Scheer, which he failed. Police arrested Mr. Scheer, charging him with drunk driving, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and failing to stay within marked lanes.