During the week of December 23 through December 29, 2020, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 116 calls including five ambulance assists, eight car crashes, and one report of unemployment fraud. Officers made one arrest. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, December 23

As the result of a traffic stop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:13 AM, a 37-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 a construction site on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 5:40 PM when an alarm company reported that someone was on the property. Police said the person on the property was an employee who was working late.

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Police were called to the scene of a car crash on Route 6A at 6:48 PM. Police said the crash occurred when James Sargent, 56, of South Yarmouth crashed into a deer that had run onto the road. Police said Mr. Sargent was not injured, and the deer had fled the scene.

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Two Sandwich men were placed into protective custody at the Quaker Meetinghouse Road Stop & Shop at 9:13 PM after causing a disturbance in the supermarket. Police said the 26-year-old and 27-year-old had been harassing customers. When they arrived, police said, they observed that the men had glassy, bloodshot eyes and they smelled of alcohol. Both were placed into protective custody for alcohol intoxication.

Thursday, December 24

Police were called to the Quaker Meetinghouse Road Stop & Shop at 1:12 PM when a woman reported that she had walked away from her cart to get a few items and when she returned, her cart was missing. She found it in an aisle other than the one she had been in and discovered that $400 in cash had been stolen from her purse. The incident is under investigation.

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Multiple callers contacted police at 6:42 PM to report having found a deer in the roadway that appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. Police said the deer had to be euthanized.

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A North Shore Boulevard resident contacted police at 9:28 PM to report that a creaking sound was coming from the vacant house next door. Police said the sound was from an unsecured outdoor shower door. The door was secured.

Friday, December 25

An officer who was on Knott Avenue at 1:07 PM ran the license plate of a vehicle parked at a residence and found that the plate was not registered to the vehicle it was on. As a result, a 42-year-old Sandwich man will be summoned to court on a charge of attaching plates.

Saturday, December 26

A caller from Main Street contacted police at 2:42 AM to report hearing gunshots in the area. Police said the area was quiet when they arrived. The caller heard gunshots again a short time later, and police said that it appeared as though people were hunting in the area and the Environmental Police were contacted.

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A Captain Crocker Road resident contacted police at 7:20 PM to report that the resident was receiving harassing phone calls from relatives in Connecticut. Police showed the resident how to block unwanted calls.

Sunday, December 27

Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cotuit Road at 12:21 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Martin Miller, 80, of Sandwich stopped abruptly in traffic and his vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by John Lopez, 56, of Hyannis. No one was injured. Mr. Lopez was cited for following too closely.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Artisan Way and Pickerel Way at 1:11 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Robert Price, 38, of Forestdale pulled out of Pickerel Way and crashed into a car driven by Richard Gannon, 28, of Marstons Mills, who was driving on Artisan Way. No one was injured. Mr. Price was cited for failure to yield right of way.

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A caller from Sandwich Pizza on Route 6A contacted police at 7:28 PM to report that a customer who had come in to pick up a food order made a statement to the employees that if he felt like robbing the eatery, he knew where the money was kept. Police said the incident is under investigation.

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An Easterly Drive resident contacted police at 9:28 PM to report that the resident’s 14-year-old daughter was missing and the resident suspected she might be with her boyfriend, who lives in Hyannis. Barnstable police found the girl at Craigville Beach and returned her to her parents.

Monday, December 28

An employee from the Sandwich Inn and Suites contacted police at 9:19 AM to report having an issue with a guest who had been asked to leave. Police said the guest ultimately checked out with no further issues.

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A Jarves Street resident contacted police at 9:34 AM to report that a number of packages were missing from the resident’s porch. Police said the packages had blown off the porch due to high winds and were located on the property.

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A caller from Pickerel Way contacted police at 10:26 AM to report that the caller’s landlord had been playing loud music all day and night. The caller was advised of anti-harassment rights.

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Police were called to Merchant Road at 12:14 PM when someone reported that a car alarm had been going off for hours. Police said the area was quiet when they arrived.

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A caller from Greenville Drive contacted police at 5:38 PM to report seeing a suspicious car parked between the caller’s house and a neighbor’s house. Police said the car belonged to the neighbor.

Tuesday, December 29

A Kiah’s Way resident contacted police at 2:07 AM to report that he had locked himself out of his house. Police said the fire department assisted in getting the man into his house.

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