During the week of December 18 to December 24, 2019, Sandwich police responded to a total of 180 calls, including 39 ambulance assists and seven car crashes. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, December 18

Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit Road and Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 8:35 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Gary Orman, 47, of Sandwich stopped at the intersection to allow a fire truck to pass through and was rear-ended by a car driven by Todd Cardeiro, 39, of Mashpee. No one was injured or cited in the crash.

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An officer was waved down on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:57 AM by someone wanting to report a water leak at a nearby house. The officer was able to shut off the water and the homeowner was contacted and made aware of the situation.

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A Wintergreen Lane resident contacted police at 12:55 PM to report that $10,000 in cash that was hidden in their house was missing. Police said that there are no suspects at this time.

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Police were called to a cranberry bog at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Norse Pines Road at 1:14 PM when someone reported hearing gunshots in the area, followed by seeing a man leaving with a couple of dead geese. Police found the man with the geese, who was unwilling to tell them where he got the birds but admitted to being near the bog. Police turned the case over to the Environmental Police, who will determine whether there were any hunting violations.

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A caller from Canal Service Road contacted police at 3:31 PM to report seeing some type of clothing floating in the water. The item was found by a Coast Guard boat and was determined to be a bag full of duck decoys.

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As the result of a traffic stop on at the intersection of Almy Avenue and Town Neck Road at 5:44 PM, a 59-year-old Sandwich man will be summoned to court on charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration.

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Police arrested Cassia E. Byland, 32, of Brewster following a traffic stop at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Chapaquoit Way at 9:30 PM. Police said that during the stop they discovered that Ms. Byland had an active warrant out of Orleans District Court for failure to appear for probation. She was arrested on the outstanding warrant charge.

Thursday, December 19

A Sleepy Hollow Lane resident contacted police at 10:41 AM to report seeing two suspicious vehicles in a neighbor’s driveway and that the drivers of the vehicles were loading wood into them. Police spoke to the people who said that they had a pre-arranged agreement with the homeowner to pick up the wood.

Friday, December 20

Police were called to a Quaker Meetinghouse Road address at 12:25 AM when someone reported hearing a loud banging noise. Police said that the noise was the result of an ice-maker making ice.

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A Leveridge Lane resident contacted police at 10:24 AM to report seeing a neighbor possibly videotaping them with her iPad. Police spoke to the neighbor, who said that she was taking a video of a tree that had been cut down.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Route 6A at 10:42 AM. Police said that the crash occurred when Jean Johnson, 66, of Sandwich passed a vehicle driven by Barbara Corcoran, 54, of East Sandwich in order to take a right onto Jarves Street while Ms. Corcoran was attempting to turn right into a business; this caused the collision. No one was injured or cited.

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As the result of a traffic stop on Atkins Road at 2:46 PM, a 24-year-old East Sandwich man will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

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A caller from Route 6A contacted police at 4:47 PM to report seeing a person walking along the street wearing all black. Police said that the person was gone when they arrived in the area.

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Police were called to South Point Drive at 8:03 PM when someone reported seeing someone in the woods talking on a cellphone. Police said that there was no one in the woods matching that description.

Saturday, December 21

A Great Island Road resident contacted police at 8:22 AM to report finding a deer with a stomach injury in their back yard. Police said that the deer was euthanized and environmental police were notified.

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Police were called to a Deerwood Drive residence at 12:09 PM when someone reported that a man was choking. While on the phone, the caller reported that the man had coughed up what he was choking on and was breathing again.

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A caller from Gallo Road contacted police at 12:46 PM to report that a suspicious black sedan had pulled around the back of a building. Police spoke to the driver of the vehicle, who turned out to be a previous owner who was getting some of his property out of the building.

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Police were called to Route 6A at 3:09 PM when someone reported that a man wearing a camouflage jacket with a yellow safety vest had walked up their driveway requesting a $5 donation to “make him smile.” Police said that the man had left the area by the time they arrived.

Sunday, December 22

Police were flagged down by someone on Quaker Meetinhouse Road at 4:05 PM who wanted to report seeing an erratic driver in the area. Police found the driver of the reported car in their own driveway and said that everything checked out.

Monday, December 23

A Crestview Drive resident contacted police at 7:47 AM to report that someone in a truck was taking pictures of their house. Police spoke to the person and found nothing suspicious.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Route 130 at 11:23 AM. Police said that the crash occurred when James Robinson, 88, of East Sandwich slowed down when he saw a vehicle driven by David Grinnell, 75, of Plymouth pulled off on the side of the road. Mr. Grinnell thought that Mr. Robinson was allowing him to re-enter the roadway and proceeded onto the road, causing the collision. No one was injured or cited.

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Police were called to Great Hill Road at 4:29 PM when someone reported seeing a man wearing dark clothing yelling at cars in the area. Police said that the man was gone when they arrived.

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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Water Street and Beale Avenue at 5:40 PM, a 73-year-old Marstons Mills woman will be summoned to court on charges of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at a stop sign, and failure to drive in the right lane.

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