During the week of December 16 through December 22, 2020, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 132 calls including two ambulance assists, four car crashes and two reports of unemployment fraud. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, December 16
An employee from the Speedway gas station on Cotuit Road contacted police at 12:10 PM to report that someone had paid using a counterfeit $20 bill. Police took the suspect bill into their custody, and the incident is under investigation.
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A Dillingham Avenue resident contacted police at 1:33 PM to report that three men were going door to door around the neighborhood to discuss solar power with residents. Police spoke to the men and advised them that they require a permit to solicit door to door in town.
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A caller from Route 130 contacted police at 3:39 PM to report that someone might have stolen their wallet. They called back a short time later to report that the wallet had been found.
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Police were called to Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:11 PM when someone reported that three vehicles were driving back and forth along the road and were now parked by their house. Police spoke to the people and determined that they were searching for a lost dog.
Thursday, December 17
A Freeman Avenue resident contacted police at 8:44 PM to report that a suspicious black pickup truck was parked in the driveway of the house across the street. Police spoke to the owner of the truck and determined that they were the new owner of the house, which had recently been sold.
Friday, December 18
A caller from the intersection of Main and School streets contacted police at 3:47 PM to report that teenage boys were throwing snowballs at moving cars. Police said that the boys were not in the area when they arrived.
Saturday, December 19
Police were called to the scene of a car crash on Pinkham Road at 3:02 PM. Police said the crash occurred when a 16-year-old, unlicensed Sandwich boy lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a tree. The boy was not injured. Police said the boy admitted that he had taken his parent’s car without asking. His father was at the scene by the time police arrived. The car had to the towed. Police said that the boy will be summoned to court on charges of speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Main Street and Pine Street at 6:16 PM. Upon arrival, police found a head-on car crash with one reported injury. During the investigation of the crash, one of the drivers was determined by police to have been under the influence of alcohol. She was identified as Barbara A. Santolucito, 63, of Mashpee. As a result of the car crash, she was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor for a second offense, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.
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As the result of a traffic stop on Route 130, a 63-year-old Sandwich man will be summoned to court on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and having no inspection sticker.
Sunday, December 20
A caller from Route 6A contacted police at 7:26 AM to report that a car had been left in the parking lot since 9 PM the previous night and that they had seen the driver walk away carrying a backpack. Police spoke to the owner and determined that the car had broken down and the owner had made plans to have it removed.
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Police were called to a Craft Road home at 8:42 AM when the resident reported that a repossession man had been banging on her door for two hours. Police said that the situation was mediated.
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As the result of an incident that took place on Osprey Lane, a 41-year-old woman from Brooksville, Florida, will be summoned to court for witness intimidation. Due to the nature of the incident, police declined to provide further details.
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Police were called to a home on Turtle Cove Road at 2:51 PM when someone who was checking on their grandmother’s vacant house reporting hearing noises coming from upstairs. Police said that the noises were animal-related and the caller was advised to contact pest control.
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A caller from Marshview Circle contacted police at 10:03 PM to report that a suspicious truck with a flatbed was parked at a house that is under construction. Police said that the truck was dropping off a trailer at the work site.
Monday, December 21
The Sandwich Highway Department contacted police at 2:41 PM to report that they were checking on a woman who was walking in the area. Police said that the woman’s car had broken down and she was picked up by her husband.
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An officer in the area of Snake Pond Road at 10:07 PM found a vehicle parked in the beach parking lot with a man inside who appeared to be sleeping. Police determined that the man, a 38-year-old from South Yarmouth, had been drinking alcohol and he was placed into protective custody.
Tuesday, December 22
An Edward Kelly Road resident contacted police at 12:17 AM to report that someone had started a large fire behind his property. Police said that the fire was at a home on Old County Road, and the fire was extinguished.