During the week of February 3 through February 10, 2021, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 185 calls including four ambulance assists, four car crashes, and one drug-related incident. Officers made four arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, February 3
As the result of a car crash on Route 6A at 10:37 PM, a 42-year-old Sandwich woman will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speed exceeding the posted limit (55 miles per hour in a 40-mph-zone).
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A caller from Old County Road contacted police at 11 AM to report that two silver cars and a flatbed trailer were parked in the driveway of a house they were watching for a friend. Police responded and reported the vehicles belonged to people doing work at a neighbor’s house. Police said that the workers were given permission to park there.
Thursday, February 4
Police were contacted by a Schumacher Way resident at 4:42 PM who wanted to report that their information had been used as part of an unemployment scam. No suspects have been identified.
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A Sarah Lawrence Road resident contacted police at 8:12 PM to report that a drone had been flying over his house. Police said that the device was not in the area when they arrived.
Friday, February 5
Police were contacted by a Turtle Cove Road resident at 9:04 AM when they discovered that a digital camera and some jewelry were missing from their home. The incident is under investigation.
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A FedEx driver on Piccadilly Road contacted police at 3:46 PM to report that a resident had confronted him about parking on his lawn, had pushed him, and was now following him. Police spoke to the resident and advised him to stop following the FedEx driver. He agreed to this and the driver was satisfied with the resolution.
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A caller from Tupper Avenue contacted police at 5:11 PM to report that they had heard a loud crash in the area. Police said that they did not find anything in the area.
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Police arrested John E. Hemphill, 58, of Sandwich at 8:23 PM following a traffic stop on Route 6A. Police said that when the officer asked Mr. Hemphill to roll his window down, he struggled to find the correct button to do so. Additionally, several empty beer cans were plainly observed in the front passenger seat, police said. Mr. Hemphill was give a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor for a second offense, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and failure to signal.
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A Deer Hollow Road resident contacted police at 9:54 PM to report that she had received threatening private messages on Instagram after she commented about the January 6 Capitol Riots on a post by comedienne Kathy Griffin. Police said that the messages were upsetting, but not threatening and that the incident was documented.
Saturday, February 6
Police were called to Captain Teach Road at 12:15 AM when a resident reported that a loud party was happening in the area. Police said that they spoke to the partiers and the event was brought indoors for the night.
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A FedEx driver contacted police from Woodridge Road at 10:59 AM to report that they were being followed again by the resident who had followed them earlier in the week. Police said that they spoke to the resident again and advised him to stop following FedEx drivers.
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Police arrested Steven D. Romano, 43, of East Sandwich, following a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 6A and Crowell Lane at 7:06 PM. Police said that he was stopped for speeding. Officers made observations of Mr. Romano that made them think he may have been drinking, and, according to police, Mr. Romano confirmed that he had consumed alcohol with dinner. He was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said. Mr. Romano was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding.
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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 130 and Greenville Drive at 10:09 PM, a 19-year-old Mashpee man will be summoned to court on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a lights violation.
Sunday, February 7
Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Route 130 at 1:20 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when William Thicke, 56, of Colchester, Connecticut, was slowing in traffic and was rear-ended by a car driven by Justin Barber, 26, of Plymouth. No one was injured or cited in the crash.
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Police were called to the intersection of Tupper Road and Route 6A at 4:52 PM when someone reported that a car had crashed off the side of the roadway near the Bourne town line. Police said that the vehicle was unoccupied when they arrived and that the driver was found at their residence nearby. No one was injured or cited.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Country Farm Road and Robinwood Circle at 5:46 PM. Police said that Joseph Meehan, 62, of Mashpee had contacted them to let them know he had struck a downed tree and left his vehicle there because trees were continuing to fall in the area. He was not injured or cited and the crash was blamed on inclement weather.
Monday, February 8
At 2:05 PM, someone walked into the police station to report that their tools had been stolen out of a customer’s garage on West Meetinghouse Road. The incident is under investigation.
Tuesday, February 9
Police were called to Snake Pond Road at 4:59 PM when someone reported being concerned about children walking on the pond. Police said that no one was there when they arrived.