During the week of October 28 through November 3, the Sandwich Police Department responded to a total of 170 calls, including one ambulance assist, seven car crashes and two overdoses. Officers made seven arrests. Seventeen incidents of identity theft were also reported to police. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, October 28
A caller asked police if they could check on his 34-year-old son at a home on Woodvue Circle. The caller said his son has a drug habit and he was worried about him. Police went to the home at 10:27 AM, found the son and arrested him on two outstanding warrants.
No one was hurt when two cars collided on Water Street in front of the former Henry T. Wing School at 11:05 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Anita Bangs, 77, was traveling north on the road when her car was struck from behind by a car driven by Yolanda Richards, 29, of Wareham. Police said Ms. Richards appeared to be following too closely at the time of the crash. No citations were issued. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Thursday, October 29
At 8:02 AM, a resident of the Shawme Heights senior housing complex on Leverage Lane reported that a 66-year-old woman living at the complex has continued to harass her neighbors even though police have warned her to stop. Police confirmed the woman has a harassment prevention order filed against her.
At 8:35 AM, a caller reported a sick-looking coyote on Christina Lane. The animal was gone by the time police arrived.
Sandwich detectives accompanied Bourne police and members of the Cape Cod Drug Task Force to serve a search warrant at a home on Lois Avenue in Sagamore at 10:42 AM. At the scene, police arrested Sofia L. Andrade, 33, and her boyfriend, Justin A. Niles, 32. The pair were charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the drug control law.
Saturday, October 31 — Halloween
A caller reported a dead coyote was in the middle Route 6A, near Tyler Drive, at 4:25 AM. When police arrived, they found the coyote, which was still breathing. It had apparently been struck by a passing car. The officer shot the animal dead and dragged it to the side of the road.
A passerby spotted two totes filled with fishing bait in the middle of Route 6A, near Tupper Road, at 6:17 AM. The Sandwich Department of Public Works was asked to remove the items, but before the crew arrived, the fisherman who had dropped the bait arrived at the scene and cleaned up his mess.
An off-duty Sandwich police officer called the station at 11:04 AM to report an aggressive coyote on Ploughed Neck Road, near Roberts Way. The animal was gone by the time police arrived.
Police responded to the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club for a report of a damaged golf cart at 3:46 PM. An employee at the club told police that two men had paid for a round of golf and rented a cart, but the employee said the men drive off in their car without returning the cart. The worker went to investigate and discovered the damaged cart up against a tree about halfway down the fairway of hole 6. Police were able to track down one of the men, a 24-year-old from South Dennis, and cite him with malicious destruction of property valued at less than $1,200.
Police cited a 32-year-old Sandwich man with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle after seeing him driving the 1997 Lincoln Town Car on Harbor Street. The man said he was a mechanic and had just purchased the vehicle and was taking it out for a test drive.
Sunday, November 1
Police responded to a home on Main Street, near Oyster Hill, at 12:49 AM for a report of a motor vehicle crash. When they arrived, they found a gray Toyota Tundra up against a tree in the front yard of a home. The truck crashed through a white fence on its way to the tree. Two men were standing by the truck, police said. While speaking with driver, police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol and said the man was unsteady on his feet. He was identified as John J. Ferguson, 22, of Telegraph Hill Road. Following a series of field sobriety tests, police arrested Mr. Ferguson and charged him with drunk driving, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stay within marked lanes.
A large bucket truck struck and killed a deer on Route 130, near Sandwich Car Wash, at 2:29 AM.
Monday, November 2
A caller reported seeing two pigs running lose along Route 6A in East Sandwich, near Scorton Creek, at 10:34 AM. Police contacted Animal Control.
While on patrol near Sandwich’s skate park at 7:35 PM, police spotted two parked vehicle in the lot. The park closes at sundown. Police ran the license plates of the two cars and discovered on of them was unregistered and uninsured. Police cited the owner, a 25-year-old Mashpee woman, for the violations.
Tuesday, November 3
Police were called to Shawme Heights on Leverage Lane at 10:18 AM for another report of ongoing harassment problems with one of the residents. It involved the same 66-year-old woman as the complaint on October 29. According to the police report, the woman was aggressive with police and was shouting insults at her neighbors. Police cited the woman with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer.