During the week of February 10 through February 16, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 142 calls including three ambulance assists, four car crashes, and made two arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, February 10
Police responded to Route 130 at 8:42 AM for a report of lumber in the roadway. Police reported they found three sheets of plywood in the road. A crew from the Massachusetts Highway Department was dispatched to collect the plywood.
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A caller reported that a vehicle stuck in the snow at the end of a driveway along Farmersville Road was causing a traffic hazard. Police arrived at the scene at 12:28 PM and reported that the car was not a hazard to passing traffic.
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A possible fight was reported in front of a home on Stonefield Drive at 4:11 PM. Police responded and discovered it was just two friends wrestling in the snow in the front yard.
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The pharmacist at CVS on Quaker Meetinghouse Road called police at 6:23 PM to report receiving a forged prescription. The prescription was for a cough syrup with codeine. After filling the prescription, the pharmacy received a call from the alleged prescribing doctor who said the prescription was a fake. Police are investigating. The alleged forger is from off-Cape, police said.
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Police were called to Cotuit Road for a report of a car crash. According to the police report, a driver heading south on the roadway swerved off the road to avoid striking another vehicle that was being backed into a driveway. The first vehicle went off the roadway and became stuck in a snowbank. A tow truck was called to assist. No citations were issued. No injuries were reported.
Thursday, February 11
A caller reported seeing debris and large boulders in the road in front of PA Landers on Route 130 in Forestdale at 11:59 AM. Police found the boulders and debris to be just chunks of mud that were easily moved from the roadway.
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A Main Street resident reported a car crash at 12:13 PM. According to police, the driver of a vehicle was backing it into a driveway on Main Street when it collided with another vehicle. No citations were issued.
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While on patrol along Route 130 at 1:26 PM, police ran a random check of a vehicle’s license plate and discovered the registered owner had an expired license. Police stopped the car in front of Heritage Theaters and discovered the owner was in fact driving. The driver, a 63-year-old Forestdale man, was cited for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. His vehicle was towed.
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Police responded to Merchants Road at 4:24 PM for a report of an audible alarm sounding at one of the businesses there. Police found everything in order. The alarm automatically reset. The officer reported the area was quiet once again.
Friday, February 12
A caller at the McCarthy Care Center on Service Road reported hearing suspicious sounds on the roof at 2:10 AM. Police responded and found nothing nefarious.
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An employee at the Stop & Shop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road called police at 12:17 to report seeing someone attempting to break into a parked vehicle in the store’s lot. Police spoke to the employee who said the culprit was a while male driving an older model silver Jeep Wrangler with a soft top. The man reportedly tried unsuccessfully to break into a blue sedan before fleeing the scene.
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Two callers from Chase Road reporting hearing multiple gunshots in the area at 10:35 PM. The first caller heard more than a dozen shots. The second caller said the noise seemed to come from the nearby Maple Swamp Conservation Lands. All was quiet when police arrived. They did not find anything suspicious.
Saturday, February 13
A J. Braden Thompson Road resident called police at 10:16 AM to report that someone slashed both tires on the passenger side of their vehicle. Police inspected the tires but could not find any slash marks. The officer suspected the flats might have been caused by an ice bank.
Sunday, February 14
Police responded to Stop & Shop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 2:10 PM for a report of a disturbance. An employee at the store reported seeing a man yelling at a woman outside the building. Both were gone by the time police arrived.
Tuesday, February 16
A caller from Cobblestone Way called police to report suspicious noises on their deck at 3:43 AM. The caller said it sounded like someone was dragging a chair around. Police searched the area but found no one. The officer suspected the noise was caused by falling ice.