During the week of October 2 to October 9, 2019, the Sandwich police responded to a total of 263 calls including 42 ambulance assists and four car crashes. Officers made four arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Snake Pond Road and Route 130 at 1:38 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Mary Lunn, 37, of Mashpee did not stop for a red light and crashed into a car driven by Michael Farman, 44, of Forestdale. Mr. Farman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and Ms. Lunn was cited for failure to stop at a red light.
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Police were called to the town offices on Main Street at 3:28 PM when it was reported that a resident was threatening the town treasurer. Police said that the threats could not be confirmed and that the man will speak to the town through his attorney in the future.
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A Snake Pond Road resident contacted police at 6:46 PM to complain about someone making a lot of noise in the area. Police said that the area was quiet when they arrived.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
A Cranberry Trail resident contacted police at 7:56 PM to report seeing flashlights outside and thought it was suspicious. The caller then called back to say that they did not want police to respond, but they did anyway and found that everything was okay.
Friday, October 4, 2019
At 10:02 AM someone called police to report that they had left their wallet on the roof of their car on Route 130, had driven off, and now could not find the wallet. Police searched the area, found the wallet, and returned it to its owner.
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A 38-year-old Plymouth woman was struck by a car at the intersection of Kiah’s Way and Mill Road at 4:32 PM. Police said that the woman had cuts and scrapes and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. As a result of the crash, a 75-year-old East Sandwich man will be summoned to court on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Police were called to Old County Road at 1:05 PM when someone reported seeing a man lying on the railroad tracks. Police spoke with the person and found that he was not lying on the tracks, but had been fishing near the tracks.
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A caller from Woodridge Road contacted police at 1:58 PM to report that he had been bitten by a dog while trying to break up a fight between two dogs. The man received wounds to his arm. The incident is under investigation by Animal Control.
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Two East Sandwich residents were arrested following a traffic stop on Osprey Lane at 6:04 PM. An officer traveling behind a car ran the registration and found that the owner of the car had a suspended license and an active warrant out of New Bedford District Court. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as the owner, Susan J. Headley, 49. The passenger, Chris Degrace Jr., 27, was also found to have an active warrant out of Barnstable District Court. Both were arrested on the warrants, and Ms. Headley was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
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A caller from the intersection of Farmersville Road and Stowe Road contacted police at 7:29 PM to report seeing a hiker stumbling along the roadway. Police found the person and determined that they were fine and gave them a courtesy ride to their campsite in Shawme State Forest.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
A Greenville Drive resident walked into the police station at 3 PM to report that they had given money to a person over the phone who claimed to be from a police organization and after doing so became concerned that the call was not legitimate. Police determined that the organization was a real one, but the resident cancelled their credit card anyway, out of an abundance of caution.
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A Quiet Street resident contacted police at 9:54 PM to report that they heard noises in their yard and looked out to see a man trying to steal a ladder. When the suspect saw the resident, he dropped the ladder and fled. There are no suspects.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Pimlico Pond Road and Route 130 at 3:26 AM. Police said that the crash occurred when Dennis Strock, 38, of Forestdale lost control of his motorcycle and it crashed off the roadway. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with a leg injury.
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A Nottingham Drive resident contacted police at 10:53 AM to report returning home to find that their house had been broken into and that jewelry had been stolen from their bedroom. Police said that the incident is under investigation.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
A Dogwood Drive resident contacted police at 3:22 PM to report that a suspicious vehicle had been parked in her driveway. The vehicle had since left and the homeowner did not get a license plate, but showed police a picture of the vehicle that she had taken. Police have not located the vehicle or its owner.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
A head-on crash on Great Hill Road sent two drivers to the hospital. Police were called to the scene of the crash at 6:45 AM. They said the crash occurred when a 17-year-old East Sandwich man lost control of his vehicle, first swerving off the right side of roadway and then into the opposite lane when he overcorrected his steering. When he passed into the other lane, he struck a car head-on that was driven by Kirsten Ermi, 58, of Marstons Mills. Both drivers were taken to Cape Cod Hospital for evaluation. The teenager was cited for a marked lanes violation and for driving at a speed greater than reasonable.