During the week of July 10 through July 17, 2019, Sandwich oolice responded to a total of 266 calls including 45 ambulance assists and nine car crashes. Officers made four arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Police were called to a Great Hill Road residence at 11:07 PM when someone reported that there was a loud outdoor party in the area. Police spoke with the homeowners and advised them of the town bylaw. The party was moved inside for the night.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
As the result of a traffic stop on Route 6A at 6:27 AM, a 60-year-old Bourne man will be summoned to court on charges of operating an uninsured motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, and having no inspection sticker.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at 8:44 AM on Route 6A. Police said that the crash occurred when Brendan Herbert, 52, of Barnstable was slowing for traffic and his vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by a 17-year-old Bourne man. Mr. Herbert was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries, his car was towed, and the teenager was given a warning for following too closely.
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An officer on patrol along Route 6A at 1:51 PM stopped a vehicle that was reportedly speeding. Police identified the operator as an unlicensed 37-year-old woman from Sandwich. The woman told police that her friend, a 38-year-old woman from Hyannis, had allowed her to use the car. Police contacted the car’s owner and informed her that she would be cited for allowing the improper operation of a motor vehicle. The operator will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license.
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A caller from the Sandwich Marina contacted police at 6:28 PM to report a possible shark sighting 50 yards from shore. Police responded, but did not see any signs of the shark in the water.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Police were called to a Dillingham Avenue residence at 2:07 AM when the resident reported hearing someone walking around outside their house. Police did not find anyone outside of the home.
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Police were called to the Anchor Hardware store on Cotuit Road at 1:52 PM when two men got into an altercation in the parking lot. Police said that one of the men had been backing out of a parking space and had almost hit the other man and his girlfriend as they were walking through the parking lot. The man who said he was almost hit then tried to block the car from leaving the scene, believing that the driver may be intoxicated. Police said that no charges were filed and that the misunderstanding between the two men was documented.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit and Farmersville roads at 5:25 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Debbie DeCarlo, 63, of Riverside, Rhode Island, was stopped in traffic and her vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by a 17-year-old Forestdale man. No one was injured or cited.
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A caller from Boardwalk Road contacted police at 11:05 PM to report that someone in a black truck was harassing him. Police spoke with everyone involved and determined it was a misunderstanding between strangers.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Police were called to a boat docked at the Sandwich Marina at 9:39 AM when its owner reported that the vessel had been broken into and three fishing poles worth a total of $1,500 had been stolen. There are no suspects at this time.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of James and Pleasant streets at 11:57 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Timothy Murphy, 62, of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, was attempting to move his motor home to the side of the road to allow another car to pass, and sideswiped a parked sedan. No one was injured or cited in the crash.
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A caller from Meiggs-Backus Road contacted police at 12:57 PM to report seeing multiple cars parked on the side of the road with multiple people walking into the woods. Police checked the area and found one person walking along the walking trails in the area.
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Police were called to the Speedway gas station at 6:30 PM when someone reported that a vehicle had struck a pole on the property and that the vehicle’s operator had left the scene on foot. Police found a man and a woman who matched the description that witnesses had given and as a result of the incident, a 19-year-old Taunton man will be summoned to court on a charge of leaving the scene of property damage.
Monday, July 15, 2019
A caller from Freezer Road contacted police at 8:43 AM to report that a man was lying on his stomach at the Cape Cod Canal and they wanted an officer to check on him. Police spoke with the man who said that he was fishing and had decided to take a short nap.
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Police were called to a house on North Shore Boulevard at 9:58 PM when the person renting the house reported that three fishing poles worth a total of $300 had been stolen. The poles had been leaning against the house and would have been visible from the beach. There are no suspects.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Route 130 and Quaker Meetinghouse Road. Police said the crash occurred when Neil Whorf, 66, of Mashpee was slowing down for traffic and his vehicle was rear-ended by a car driven by Claire Custodio, 85, of Sandwich. No one was injured, and Ms. Custodio was cited for following too closely.
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Police were called to the scene of a car crash on Merchant Road at 9:56 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Samantha Souke, 20, of East Sandwich was pulling out of a parking lot and crashed into a car driven by Heather McCarthy, 42, of Sandwich. No one was injured, Ms. McCarthy’s car was towed, and Ms. Souke received a warning for failure to stop.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A Pine Cone Drive resident contacted police at 12:10 PM to report that three of the family’s boats had been stolen. The boats were described as a dingy worthy $500, a 10-foot-long yellow kayak worth $250, and a 14-foot red kayak worth $300. Police canvassed the area, but did not find anything suspicious. There are no suspects.
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A caller from the intersection of Dewey Avenue and Route 6A contacted police at 6:44 PM to report finding a cormorant that had fishing line wrapped around its neck and appeared to be in distress. Police contacted Sandwich Animal Control.
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Police were called to Gully Lane at 7:20 PM when a resident reported that contents from a package delivered to their door had been stolen. The contents were valued at $60. There are no suspects.
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A Salt Marsh Road resident contacted police at 8:56 PM to report seeing a camper in their driveway through their home surveillance camera and that people appeared to be hanging out around the vehicle. The resident said they were currently away from home and asked for police assistance in removing the vehicle. Police spoke with the neighbors, who had friends staying over, and advised them that they needed to move the camper.
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Police were called to a Scorton Marsh Road residence at 10:35 PM when a resident reported hearing a loud bang at their front door and then saw someone run off wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt. Police checked the area and did not find anyone matching the description.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
A caller from the intersection of Service Road and Winnie’s Way contacted police at 7:30 AM to report finding two shell casings along the side of the road. Police were unable to determine where the shell casings came from.