During the week of November 18 through November 25, 2020, Sandwich police responded to a total of 181 calls including four ambulance assists, three cases of unemployment fraud, and six car crashes. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, November 18

Police were called to the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home on Route 6A at 3:34 PM when an employee reported seeing movement outside the back window while she was working on a client’s hair. Police discovered that the movement was from some teenagers who had parked in the funeral home parking lot to walk over to the pizza restaurant next door.

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Police were called to the scene of a car crash on Route 6A at 5:41 PM. Police said the crash occurred when a deer ran in front of a car driven by Maureen Floyd, 64, of West Barnstable. Ms. Floyd was not injured, although her car sustained extensive damage to the front fender. The deer ran into the woods following the crash.

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An officer driving through the Route 6A Stop & Shop parking lot at 7:42 PM reported seeing something thrown into the grass from a parked vehicle. Upon investigating the refuse, the officer found that two 17-year-old boys from Sandwich were drinking White Claw hard seltzers in the car. Police said that the boys were apologetic and their parents were notified. As a result of the incident, both boys will be summoned to court on charges of underage possession of liquor.

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A Great Hill Road resident contacted police at 7:55 PM to report that someone had applied for a small business loan in their name. The loan was slated to be deposited into his own bank account, but he was able to stop the transaction. The incident was documented.

Thursday, November 19

An employee from a bank in Wareham contacted police at 11:20 AM to report that a man had tried to cash a check at their bank without identification and when that failed, he said he was going to go to the Sandwich branch to cash the check. Police said that the man never showed up.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Osprey Lane at 4:50 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Tucker Laffey, 29, of Forestdale struck a deer that had run into the roadway. Mr. Laffey was not injured and police did not know the fate of the deer.

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A caller from Route 6A contacted police at 7:30 PM to report seeing a suspicious white sedan parked near Scorton Creek every night. Police said that the car was not in the area when they arrived.

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A Westwind Circle resident contacted police at 9:26 PM to report hearing noises in the house, despite being home alone. Police said that the back door was swinging in the wind, causing the noise.

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Police were called to Lambeth Circle at 10:50 PM after a woman reported that she had accidentally driven onto someone else’s lawn. Police said that the woman and the homeowner exchanged information and resolved the situation.

Friday, November 20

A caller from Jarves Street contacted police at 11:10 AM to report that she had lost a diamond tennis bracelet, valued at $9,500, while helping with a fundraiser at Seaside Boutique. The bracelet was found by someone at The Brown Jug and was returned to its owner.

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Police were called to School Street at 2:23 PM when a resident reported seeing two men digging for artifacts in the area. Police said that the men were on town-owned land using a metal detector and that no crime was committed.

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An officer in the area of Water Street reported coming across a young swan in the roadway at 4:11 PM. The officer said that they were able to move the swan closer to the bandstand, but advised that it had been separated from a group of swans and would likely attempt to cross the busy roadway again. Animal Control was advised.

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A woman walked into the police station at 4:25 PM to request help in surrendering firearms that her late husband had owned. Assistance was provided.

Saturday, November 21

Police were called to Windsor Road at 11:24 AM when a resident reported that their car had been stolen. Police said that they believe the car had been repossessed and are working to confirm.

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A Popes Meadow resident contacted police at 12:39 PM to report that plants and stones had been going missing from his yard for years. The incident was documented.

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Police were called to Water Street at 1:45 PM when someone reported seeing a group of protesters holding signs. Police said that all four protesters were peaceful and friendly.

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A Farmersville Road resident returned home at 3:30 PM to find that a strange vehicle was parked in their driveway. Police said that the vehicle was mistakenly towed to that address and that the tow company returned to bring the vehicle to the correct address.

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Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Route 130 and Exit 2 at 4:09 PM for being driven nearly 20 miles per hour over the speed limit. As a result of the stop, a 25-year-old Forestdale man will be summoned to court on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding. The man’s employer, a 36-year-old Cotuit man, will be summoned to court on a charge of employing an unlicensed operator.

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A caller from the Stop & Shop on Quaker Meetinghouse Road contacted police at 5:40 PM to report hearing cars honking in the parking lot for the past 15 minutes. The area was quiet when police arrived.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit Road and Asa Meiggs Road at 8:34 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Marylou Welch, 63, of Mashpee lost control of her vehicle and it crashed into a tree. She was not injured. But police said she had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, so was given field sobriety tests. She did not pass the tests, police said, and was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and a marked lanes violation.

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A Piccadilly Road resident contacted police at 8:48 PM to report that they had heard a loud bang minutes earlier. Police said that the noise appeared to be wind related.

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Police were called to Route 130 at 9:34 PM when someone reported seeing two possibly intoxicated people yelling at each other while traveling in a car and that the car had nearly struck a fence. The vehicle was found in the middle of the roadway on Campbell Street. Police said that the responding officer was “overwhelmed” by the odor of alcohol emanating from the passenger’s window. The driver, identified as Samuel M. Solworth, 33, of Somerville, said that he had consumed two beers and was driving his drunk friend home. He was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, police said. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor. His passenger, Nathanial T. Rowland, 34, of East Falmouth, was found to have two outstanding warrants from Falmouth District Court for motor vehicle charges and was arrested on the warrant charges.

Monday, November 23

A caller from Captain Crocker Road contacted police at 8:03 AM to report seeing a neighbor’s door open even though no one was home. Police checked the home, found all in order, and secured the residence.

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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 6A and Hammond Road at 11:12 PM, a 43-year-old Centerville man will be summoned to court on charges of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a motor vehicle lights violation.

Tuesday, November 24

Police were called to Sandwich High School on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 2:26 PM when someone reported two teenagers having an argument. The incident is being handled by the school resource officer.

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Police were called to the Stop & Shop on Route 6A at 5:37 PM when an employee reported that her vehicle had been struck in the parking lot at some point during her shift. The incident is under investigation.

Wednesday, November 25

A caller from Route 130 contacted police at 6:33 AM to report seeing a fire in the area while they were out for a run. Police determined that the fire was being used for cooking purposes.

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