During the week of March 4 to March 11, 2020, Sandwich police responded to a total of 175 calls including 32 ambulance assists, five car crashes, two overdoses, and one drug-related incident. Officers made eight arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, March 4
A Freeman Avenue resident contacted police at 12:10 PM when they saw a woman approach their house on their doorbell camera. Police checked the home and found everything in order.
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Police were called to the Stop & Shop parking lot on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 6:16 PM when someone reported that a child was left unattended in a vehicle. Police were able to locate the child’s mother and informed her that the child needed to go into the store with her. No charges were filed.
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Police arrested Peter R. Garrahan, 54, of Taunton following a traffic stop on Main Street at 9:43 PM. During the stop, police found that Mr. Garrahan had a default warrant out of Wareham District Court for unpaid motor vehicle offenses. He was arrested and charged with the outstanding warrant.
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Police responded to the scene of a suspected heroin overdose at 10:43 PM in East Sandwich. A 31-year-old man was given a dose of Narcan and transported to Cape Cod Hospital.
Thursday, March 5
At 11:32 AM a man walked into the police station to report that damage had been done to a property he used to own. He told police that he lost his home on Jack Kelly Road due to foreclosure, but that the real estate agent gave him permission to check on the property’s koi pond. While there, he found that plastic basement window coverings and a statue were missing. Police spoke to the real estate agent who said that the man did not have permission to be there. The man was asked to stop visiting the property.
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Police arrested Malcolm W. Hughes, 21, of Sandwich at 5:20 PM after an officer who knew he had outstanding warrants spotted him walking along Cotuit Road. Mr. Hughes had three outstanding warrants from Barnstable District Court for assault and battery, violating a restraining order, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant charge.
Friday, March 6
As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Service Road and Glacier Path at 1:36 PM, a 21-year-old Centerville man will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Saturday, March 7
Police responded to the scene of a suspected heroin overdose in Sandwich at 6:42 PM. The caller told police that a 27-year-old man was not breathing and that CPR was not working. Police arrived and administered a dose of Narcan. The man regained consciousness and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.
Sunday, March 8
As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Old Farm Lane at 10:25 AM, a 63-year-old Sandwich woman will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and speeding (56 miles per hour in a 40-mph-zone).
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A Queens Way resident contacted police at 1:20 PM to report that an outdoor water faucet burst on a seasonal resident’s home. The fire department was able to shut the water off.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cobblestone Way at 7:07 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Brandon Smith, 37, of East Sandwich was backing out of his driveway and struck a car driven by Jacob Healy, 22, of East Sandwich. No one was injured, Mr. Healy’s car was towed, and Mr. Smith was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
Monday, March 9
A Nicholas Lane resident contacted police at 2:15 PM to report finding a broken arrow in their back yard. Police said that the rear of the property abuts multiple acres of conservation land and that they have not determined how the arrow came to be on the property.
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A Tyler Drive resident walked into the police station at 6:04 PM to report that another woman had been sending threatening text messages to her. Police said that no threats of bodily harm were made, but that the other woman did threaten to call the recipient’s employer and claim that she is a racist. The woman sending the messages was advised to stop.
Tuesday, March 10
At 5:54 PM two men walked into the lobby of the police station to talk with a police officer regarding harassment occurring between the two men. One of the men stated that the other was having an affair with his wife, which the other man denied. The other man was accused of sending multiple emails to the wife’s work email, which police said were not harassing in nature. Police advised the men on the procedure to obtain an anti-harassment order.
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A Church Street woman called police at 7 PM on the advice of her mother to report that she had been bitten on the ankle by a dog on Liberty Street while out for a run. She said she had spoken to the dog’s owner after the incident but wanted to confirm that the dog was up-to-date on its rabies vaccine. Police were able to verify that the dog was up-to-date on all of its shots.