During the week of February 13 through February 18, 2020, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 207 calls including four car crashes. Officers made two arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
While on patrol along Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 11 AM, police ran the license plate of a Toyota pickup truck. The check found that the vehicle’s registration had been suspended and that the owner’s license had also been suspended. Police stopped the truck. While speaking with the driver, who was the vehicle’s owner, police discovered that the truck did not have an inspection sticker. Police had the pickup towed and plan to summon the owner to court on the following charges: driving with a suspended license, driving a vehicle with a suspended registration and driving a vehicle with no inspection sticker.
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A single-car crash was reported near Canterbury Plaza on Cotuit Road at 4:49 PM. According to the police report, Thomas Harries, 79, of Cotuit was headed south on Cotuit Road when he swerved off the road and into a ditch. Mr. Harries told police he swerved to avoid an oncoming dark-colored SUV that had crossed into his lane. Two witnesses corroborated Mr. Harries’ story. Mr. Harries’ vehicle had to be towed. Police were unable to locate the SUV that caused the crash.
Friday, February 14, 2020
While on patrol along Water Street, near Morse Road, at 1:44 AM police ran the plate of a Ford Flex. The check showed that the Ford’s owner had a suspended license. Police stopped the vehicle and determined that the owner was driving and that the vehicle did not have a valid inspection sticker. Police had the car towed and will summon the driver to court on the following charges: driving with a suspended license and driving an uninspected vehicle.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Police received a call at 11:41 AM that a black Maserati was parked in a handicapped parking space at the Stop & Shop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road. The caller said the car not only did not have a handicapped license plate, but it also did not have any license plates at all. The vehicle was gone by the time police arrived.
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Police responded to Town Neck at 7:11 PM for a report of someone at a home on Feake Avenue playing their music too loudly. Police spoke to a man at the home who said he had been playing his electric guitar. He agreed to put the instrument away for the night.
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Another noise complaint came in at 9:38 PM from the Ridge Club on Race Lane. Two callers reported hearing loud bangs. The first caller said they thought the noises were gun shots. The second caller thought it was fireworks. Police responded to the scene and spoke to residents there who said someone had shot some fireworks off over the pond but all was quiet now.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
A caller from Cross Circle Lane called police at 7:31 AM to report seeing a Chevy Silverado drive up and down the road several times and that they had seen the same thing happen for the past couple of days. The caller thought it was suspicious. Police could not locate the pickup truck.
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A caller from Asa Meiggs Road called police at 9:58 AM to report finding hypodermic needles on the roadside. Police responded and recovered the needles for proper disposal.
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Police responded to Chase Road at 11:08 AM for a report of a dead turkey in the road. The caller said the carcass was a hazard. The patrolman was able to move the bird out of the road.
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Two cars collided on Jarves Street, near Main Street, at 12:43 PM. Police said Cara Crupi-Dulmaine, 39, of East Sandwich, was parallel-parked on Jarves Street when she attempted to leave the parking space. She pulled her vehicle into the path of a car driven by Ellen Poluzzi, 66, of Sandwich. Ms. Poluzzi was unable to stop and crashed into Ms. Crupi-Dulmaine’s car. Police cited Ms. Crupi-Dulmaine for failing to yield.
Monday, February 17, 2020
At 9:41 AM, a caller from Farmersville Road reported that she just struck a deer. The caller, Courtney Hatt, 29, of Sandwich, told police that she was unhurt, but her car’s hood was damaged. She said the deer ran off after the impact.
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A caller from the Speedway Gas Station on Route 130 reported seeing a possible drug transaction at 2:24 PM. The caller said that while she was at the station, she saw a man in a dark sedan lift up the vehicle’s ashtray and remove a small baggie containing white powder. The man exited the vehicle, got into another vehicle, and drove off. Police are investigating the incident.
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While on patrol along Farmersville Road at 4:25 PM, police reported seeing the driver of a gray Nissan Ultima run the stop sign at the corner of Farmersville and Cotuit roads. Police stopped the vehicle and discovered that it was uninsured. Police will summon the 58-year-old driver to court on the following charges: driving an uninsured vehicle and failing to stop at a stop sign.