During the week of July 31 to August 7, 2019, Sandwich police responded to a total of 313 calls, including 43 ambulance assists and eight car crashes. Officers made five arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Police were called to Tupper Road at 7:37 PM when two residents got into a verbal argument over a parking issue. No charges were filed.

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A caller from Route 130 contacted police at 9:09 PM to report hearing gunfire in the area. Police said that there was training happening at the military base.

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Police were called to Salt Marsh Road at 9:15 PM when a resident reported seeing a box truck in the driveway of a neighbor who was not home. Police determined that the truck belonged to a builder who had permission to be at the home.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

As the result of a traffic stop on Route 130 at 1:08 AM, a 29-year-old Falmouth man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and speeding.

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Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Braddock Circle at 8:16 AM. As a result of the stop, a 47-year-old Brewster man will be summoned to court on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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After running the registration of a car being drive along Main Street at 11:08 AM, police stopped the car. As a result of the stop, the driver—a 22-year-old Sandwich woman—will be summoned to court on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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Police were called to Anchor Drive at 12:35 PM when someone reported seeing a man walking around homes in the area and looking into windows. Police spoke with the man, who was from National Grid and conducting meter checks.

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At 12:51 PM a 911 caller reported that they had clipped another vehicle while driving along Main Street. The other driver never reported being hit and no charges were filed.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Route 130 at 1:43 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when William Greene, 55, of East Falmouth slowed for traffic and was rear-ended by a car driven by Logan Williams, 27, of Vergennes, Vermont. No one was injured, both cars were towed, and Mr. Williams was cited for following too closely.

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A Moody Drive resident contacted police at 2:19 PM to report that some jewelry and credit cards had gone missing and she believed that they had been stolen. She provided police with a list of contractors who may have been in the home over the past few weeks. While investigating the case, the resident contacted police again to report that she had found the items.

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Police were called to the Scorton Creek Gallery on Route 6A at 3:37 PM when the owner reported that several items had been stolen from outside the shop during the past year. Reported stolen are a sign, a watering can and a bird feeder. There are no suspects.

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A caller from East Road contacted police at 6:04 PM to report that there were people on a boat who were playing loud music. The boat owner was spoken to and said that the music volume would be turned down.

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A Jack Kelly Road resident contacted police at 6:53 PM to report that their neighbor had stolen their portable fire pit. Police spoke to the neighbor who said that someone else at the neighbor’s home had given them the pit. This turned out to be a misunderstanding, police said, and the pit was returned. No charges were filed.

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Police were called to Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:02 PM when someone reported seeing a group of people drinking alcohol inside a vehicle in the area. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

Friday, August 2, 2019

A caller from Oakcrest Cove contacted police at 3:21 PM to report seeing several people pouring alcohol into Gatorade bottles. Police spoke with the people who said that they would put the alcohol away.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Police responded to Café Chew on Merchant Road at 12:50 AM when the resident living in the apartment above the restaurant thought they heard people downstairs. No one was in the restaurant when police arrived.

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As the result of a traffic stop on Route 130 at 1:38 AM, police charged Morgan T. Burgess, 19, of Bourne with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker.

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A police officer driving along Route 130 at 2:49 PM saw that utility wires in the area had been knocked down. The Sandwich Fire Department and Eversource were called to the scene to repair the wires. A short time later, a man called police to say that he thought his truck may have hit the wires. As a result of the incident, a 61-year-old Sandwich man will be summoned to court on a charge of leaving the scene of property damage.

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Police were called to the scene of a car crash on Route 6A at 6:43 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Harry Silverman, 76, of Sandwich accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake and crashed into a fence while attempting to turn onto the street. He was not injured or cited.

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A caller from Freezer Road contacted police at 8:35 PM to report seeing three vans in the parking lot of Fisherman’s View and they thought this was suspicious. The vans were gone when police arrived.

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Police were called to Nottingham Drive at 10:11 PM when someone reported hearing loud music coming from a neighbor’s house. Police said that they spoke with the homeowner, but that all was quiet when they arrived.

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A caller from Snake Pond Road contacted police at 10:14 PM to report that a man was walking along the street and he appeared to be carrying a pistol. Police found the man and determined that he was carrying a flashlight.

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A Ridgewood Drive resident contacted police at 10:48 PM to report that a loud party was happening in the area. Police said that the neighborhood was quiet when they arrived.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

An East Road resident contacted police at 12:17 PM to report that people on a boat were playing music loudly. Police said that the Department of Natural Resources said that they were going to handle the call.

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Police were called to the intersection of Route 6A and Ploughed Neck Road at 12:21 PM when someone reported that a man had been standing around at the intersection for more than an hour. The man was gone when police arrived.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Police were called to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit and Farmersville roads at 6:47 AM. Police said that the crash occurred when Mark VenLeeuwen, 52, of Marstons Mills was stopped at a traffic sign and was rear-ended by a car driven by Carolyn Gent, 64, of Marstons Mills. No one was injured and Ms. Gent was cited for following too closely.

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A caller from Blackthorn Path contacted police at 8:38 AM to report that a car horn had been sounding in the area for hours. Police were able to shut off the car horn.

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Police arrested Amy E. Slowey, 41, of East Sandwich at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Kensington Drive at 9:06 AM. Her car was stopped for speeding and after talking with the operator, it was discovered that Ms. Slowey had an active warrant out of Barnstable District Court on motor vehicle charges.

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A caller from Gallo Road contacted police at 11:05 AM to report that an employee was intoxicated. Police responded and requested that paramedics come to the scene, as well. The employee refused to be transported to the hospital and no charges were filed.

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A North Shore Boulevard resident contacted police at 1:13 PM to report that multiple cars were parked on the wrong side of the street. Citations were issued to the owners of those cars.

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A caller from Dana Road contacted police at 5:54 PM to report that there was a truck parked at their neighbor’s house, but they thought that the neighbor was out of town. Police found that it was company that had been hired to do roofing work.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Police were called to East Road at 1:32 PM when someone again complained about loud music being played on a boat in Peters Pond. Police said that the Department of Natural Resources handled the call.

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