During the week of October 7 through October 14, 2020, Sandwich police responded to a total of 171 calls, including two ambulance assists, eight car crashes and one drug-related incident. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, October 7

As the result of a traffic stop on Route 130 at 11:47 AM, a 39-year-old Bourne man will be summoned to court on a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

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Police were called to Torrey Beach at the end of Torrey Road at 1:28 PM when a resident there reported that someone had attempted to break into the resident’s car. Police said the attempt was unsuccessful and nothing was stolen. No suspects have been identified at this time.

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Police stopped a car on Cotuit Road at 6:13 PM. As a result of the stop, a 27-year-old Marstons Mills woman will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker.

Thursday, October 8

A Stonefield Drive resident contacted police at 8:58 AM to report that someone had used the resident’s information to file an unemployment claim. No suspects have been identified.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Water Street at 10:49 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Robert Ray, 57, of Palm Harbor, Florida, was pulling onto Beale Avenue and drove into a car driven by Paul Carroll, 65, of Sandwich. Mr. Carroll was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. Mr. Ray was cited for failure to yield right of way.

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As the result of a traffic stop at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Kensington Drive at 11:05 AM, a 39-year-old Hyannis woman will be summoned to court on a charge of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

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A Dogwood Drive resident contacted police at 12:34 PM to report that someone had used the resident’s information to file an unemployment claim. No suspects have been identified.

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Police were contacted by an East Crossfield Road resident at 12:48 PM for a report of a fraudulent unemployment claim. The incident is under investigation.

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A Westwind Circle resident contacted police at 5:18 PM to report that the resident’s information had been used to file an unemployment claim. No suspects have been identified.

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Police were called to the skatepark on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:17 PM when someone reported that people were using the facility after dark. The people were sent on their way.

Friday, October 9

A caller from Wellfield Road contacted police at 10:59 AM to report that a group of teenagers were filming themselves playing ding dong ditch and were planning to blur out the faces of the “victims” and post the videos to their YouTube channel. Police said that their parents were informed and left to deal with their children.

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Police were contacted by a Marshview Circle resident at 2:22 PM for a report of personal information being used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. The incident is under investigation.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 6:57 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Stephanie Thompson, 37, of Pinkham Road struck a deer. Ms. Thompson was not injured and the deer was gone when police arrived.

Saturday, October 10

Police were called to Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 11:05 AM when a construction company reported seeing someone jump the fence on its surveillance cameras. Police said the person was gone when they arrived.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Cotuit Road and Westerly Drive at 1:49 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Marina Ricciardi, 20, rear-ended a car driven by Christopher Carroll, 38, of Hyannis. No one was injured or cited.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Osprey Lane at 6:21 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Amanda Coleman, 35, crashed into a light pole, knocking it over. She was not injured or cited.

Sunday, October 11

A Sconset Circle resident contacted police at 12:57 PM to report that she had been scammed. Police said the woman made a $3,060 deposit on a Falmouth apartment she was hoping to rent, only to find that the ad for the apartment was fake. Police said no suspects have been identified.

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A Crosshill Road resident contacted police at 2:37 PM to request that an officer check the resident’s house because the resident believed that someone was snooping around the property. Police said nothing suspicious was found.

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Police were called to Town Neck Beach at 4:28 PM when someone reported that a woman was walking around and screaming. Police said they found the woman leaning against a telephone pole, stating that she had struck her head on the pole. The woman refused medical treatment and was transported home.

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A caller from Cotuit Road contacted police at 4:28 PM to report that loud music and screaming were coming from Peter’s Pond Park. Police said the noise was coming from the bar on the property and that it would be shutting down for the night.

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Police were called to Water Street at 7:37 PM when someone reported that a swan was seriously injured in the roadway. Animal Control arrived and removed the animal from the road.

Monday, October 12

Police were called to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Route 6A and Route 130 at 6:51 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Matthew Anderson, 39, of Sandwich struck a deer. Police said Mr. Anderson was not injured or cited, but the deer died at the scene.

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A Pine Tree Circle resident contacted police at 7:42 AM to report a series of peculiar happenings at her home since she moved in. She said she felt that her food was being tampered with as her coffee did not taste right in the morning, her newly installed door locks were being unlocked overnight, and wooden planks she had placed in her windows to prevent them from being opened were found on the floor in the morning. The caller believed that someone was breaking into the home every night to commit the acts. Police said that there is no evidence of forced entry into the home.

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Police were called to the intersection of Merchant Road and Route 6A at 10:47 AM when someone reported that a man had shouted vulgar language at a group of people protesting President Donald J. Trump. Police said that they spoke to the 39-year-old Sandwich man, who said he would not do it again.

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A Wolf Hill resident contacted police at 11:28 AM to report that the resident’s information had been used to file an unemployment claim. No suspects have been identified.

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A caller from Yarmouth Road contacted police at 11:28 AM to report that a car had been idling outside for about 40 minutes. The caller called back a short time later to report that the vehicle had left.

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A caller from Groundcover Lane contacted police at 12:27 PM to report that someone had used the caller’s information to file a false unemployment claim. The incident is under investigation.

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A Meetinghouse Circle resident contacted police at 3:45 PM to report that someone had been banging on his kitchen window early in the morning and he suspected that it was related to him having yelled at a man who was speeding in the neighborhood several months ago. The incident was documented.

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An officer traveling on Route 130 at 4:13 PM ran the license plate of the car in front of her and found that the driver, Matthew R. Bennett, 29, of New Bedford, had a default warrant out of New Bedford District Court for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant charge.

Tuesday, October 13

A Cotuit Road resident contacted police at 9:06 AM to report that a fraudulent unemployment claim was filed using the caller’s information. The incident is under investigation.

Wednesday, October 14

Police were called to Route 130 at 9:12 AM when someone reported that a goose was blocking traffic. Police arrived and found a swan waddling in the roadway. The officer managed to convince the swan to leave the roadway.

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