During the week of September 11 through September 18, 2019, Sandwich police responded to a total of 245 calls including 32 ambulance assists and three car crashes. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Police were called to a Westerly Drive residence at 10:22 AM when an Eversource employee reported that a woman had assaulted him when he arrived to shut off the meter. The man said that when he knocked on the door, the woman who answered was in an agitated state. After discussing why he was there, the woman rammed her shoulder into his body, he said. As a result of the incident, the woman will be summoned to court on an assault and battery charge.
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As the result of a traffic stop on Route 6A at 11:50 AM, a 50-year-old Mashpee woman will be summoned to court on charges of attaching plates, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker.
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A Kensington Drive resident contacted police at 2:06 PM to report finding a GPS device in her car. She said that her husband did not know anything about the device and that she could not think of anyone else who may have put it there. The woman bought the car from a used car dealership. Police suspect that the device could have been left inside of the car if it once belonged to a fleet of commercial vehicles.
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Police stopped a vehicle at the intersection of River Street and Tupper Road at 2:17 PM after running the registration and finding that the registration had been suspended. As a result of the stop, a 21-year-old Taunton man will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
A North Shore Boulevard resident contacted police at 1:42 PM when she saw two people approaching her home on her surveillance camera. The people left the home when she began speaking to them through the camera’s intercom. Police found the people nearby on the beach. They said that they were checking out the property with the intention of renting it. They were advised to alert the homeowner the next time they wanted to inspect the property.
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A Green Acres resident contacted police at 2:15 PM to report that two children had trespassed in the neighborhood and stolen a private property sign. The resident said that the suspect children did not play well with her own child and she had previously spoken to the school resource officer about the issue. Officer Christa Cabral was advised of the incident and followed up the children’s parents and the incident was documented.
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Police were called to the STEM Academy and Sandwich High School on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 3:54 PM when a student was returned to the school by their bus driver when no one was at the child’s bus stop to pick him up. Police said that the child has special needs. An administrator informed police that this was the second time in the past few weeks that no one was at the bus stop. The school resource officer was advised of the incident.
Friday, September 13, 2019
A caller from Route 130 contacted police at 12:34 AM to report hearing a man yelling for help in the area. Police found the man and determined that it was a medical issue. He was provided with assistance.
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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Cotuit Road at 12:32 PM. Police said that the crash occurred when Mikaela Strazzullo, 38, of Forestdale stopped in traffic and was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Sandra Vandergrift, 56, of Sandwich. No one was injured or cited in the crash.
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A Sandwich man is facing a drunk driving charge after a traffic stop on Route 130. According to police, an officer driving along Route 130 at 11:30 PM saw a vehicle turn at a stop sign onto Route 130 without stopping and then proceed through a red traffic signal at Jan Sebastian Drive. The officer conducted the stop near the Shawme Fish and Game Club. When the officer approached the car, the driver already had his license ready. He was identified as Douglas W. Allen, 61, of Sandwich. The officer reported seeing a container of Chinese food open in the center console of the car. They also noted that Mr. Allen’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy and his speech was slurred. He was given a series of field sobriety tests, which police said he failed. Mr. Allen was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, operating to endanger, and failure to stop for a traffic signal.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Police were called to a Turtle Cove Road address at 8:08 PM when a resident reported hearing loud music in the area. Police said that the area was quiet when they arrived.
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As the result of a traffic stop on Route 6A at 8:31 PM, a 22-year-old Bourne woman will be summoned to court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
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Police were called to Peter’s Pond on Cotuit Road at 9:42 PM when someone reported that loud music was being played at the campground. Police said that a band had been permitted to play in the bandstand until 10 PM.
Monday, September 16, 2019
A caller from Highview Drive contacted police at 12:04 PM to report that they may have given personal information to a scammer. Police said that the person had only given their name and no other information and that no money had been exchanged.
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Police were called to Osprey Lane at 5:21 PM when someone reported that an argument had taken place between two residents. Police said that both residents were advised of their harassment prevention rights.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
An Artisan Way resident contacted police at 1:11 PM to report that his truck had been broken into overnight and that his wallet had been stolen. There are currently no suspects, but police said that two fingerprints were taken from the truck’s window.