During the week of May 13 through May 20, 2020, the Sandwich Police responded to a total of 161 calls, including four ambulance assists, six car crashes and one drug-related incident. Officers made two arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, May 13
A caller from Holly Ridge Road contacted police at 9:29 AM to report receiving a $60,000 annuity check that the caller did not authorize. The bank was able to reverse the withdrawal and there was no financial harm to the resident.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cotuit Road at 3:57 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Maximilian Hauck, 27, of Sandwich was leaving the Speedway gas station and did not see a bike ridden by Nancy Kovac, 58, of East Sandwich, who was crossing the station’s driveway. Both operators attempted to stop in time to avoid the collision, but they could not and Ms. Kovac crashed into the front bumper of Mr. Hauck’s car. No one was injured, but Ms. Kovac’s bike was damaged. Both operators were found to be at fault, but no one was cited.
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Police were called to Service Road at 8:57 PM when someone reported striking a deer. The deer was gone when police arrived.
Thursday, May 14
A caller from Leveridge Lane contacted police at 2:13 PM to report that two residents of the Shawme Heights apartment complex were having a loud argument. Police spoke to the two residents and advised them to stay away from each other and contact the apartment manager with any further issues.
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Massachusetts Coastal Railroad contacted police at 5:52 PM to report that a man was jumping in front of oncoming trains on Jarves Street. Police checked the area, but the man was gone.
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Police were called to the Boardwalk at 9:48 PM when someone reported that two groups of people were arguing. Police determined that no physical fight occurred. No charges were filed.
Friday, May 15
A caller from Grand Oak Drive contacted police at 7:59 AM to report that her dog had bitten her arm. Animal Control was advised.
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Police were called to Water Street at 4:50 PM when someone reported that two teenagers were harassing a father and son. Police spoke to the teenagers, who admitted that they had been inappropriate. Police spoke to their parents and there were no further issues.
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An Artisan Way resident contacted police at 7:10 PM to report that he had been attacked by turkeys. Police spoke with the resident and advised him to contact Animal Control.
Saturday, May 16
A caller from Scorton Creek contacted police at 1:32 PM to report that she had heard gunshots in the area and that a bullet had whizzed past her head. Police arrived on scene to find the area crowded with people, none of whom seemed alarmed by the reported gunshots. Several people said that they had heard the shots, but that they sounded as though they were coming from a distance. The woman who called was eventually found and stuck by her story of a bullet flying past her head. Police said that they are aware of a private shooting range on a nearby property, but that the angle of the range would make it impossible for a bullet to go where the woman claimed it had. Nothing further came of this call.
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Police were called to Shakerhouse Road at 4:33 PM when someone reported that their tan kayak had been stolen from their boating dock. There are no suspects at this time.
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A caller from Pimlico Pond Road contacted police at 4:34 PM to report seeing a possibly drunk man who was wet from falling into the pond. The caller said the man had left the area in a white Toyota. Police searched the area but did not find the man or the vehicle.
Sunday, May 17
A Tupper Road resident contacted police at 11:25 AM to report that the taillight on the resident’s car had been damaged. No one in the area heard or saw anything unusual. There are no suspects at this time.
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Police were called to Shakerhouse Road at 4:08 PM when a resident reported that a man in a green pickup truck had stolen a kayak from his yard. A witness confirmed the resident’s story. Police were unable to find the truck. Later in the evening the resident called back to report that the kayak had been returned, but he did not know who had returned it.
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Police arrested Michael A. Liquori, 30, of East Falmouth at 7:06 PM after a traffic stop on Route 130. An officer in the area of Sandwich Car Wash saw a vehicle drive past the officer at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic top and identified Mr. Liquori as the driver. The officer made some observations of Mr. Liquori’s driving and physical appearance and decided to administer a series of field sobriety tests, which police said he failed. Mr. Liquori was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding.
Tuesday, May 19
Police were called to Dillingham Avenue at 12:51 AM when someone reported loud music being played in the area. Police spoke to the homeowners and advised them of the town’s noise bylaw. The music was turned down.
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A caller from Oakcrest Cove on Quaker Meetinghouse Road contacted police at 4:55 PM to report that cabins in the area had been vandalized. Police said rocks had been thrown through windows, walls had been spray-painted, and doors had been damaged. There are no suspects.