During the week of September 16 through September 23, 2020, Sandwich police responded to a total of 208 calls, including three ambulance assists and eight car crashes. Officers made two arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, September 16

A caller from Main Street contacted police at 12:11 PM to report that a week prior, someone had yelled a racial slur while driving past a candlelight vigil. The incident was documented.

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Police were called to Freezer Road at 4:44 PM when someone reported that a computer had been stolen from his car. Police said camera surveillance from the area indicated that no one entered the car. The caller said he must have left it somewhere else.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash on Route 130 at 4:53 PM. Police said the crash occurred when David Piver, 56, of South Yarmouth was pulling out of a parking lot and crashed into the passenger side of a car driven by Kevin Fitzpatrick, 54, of Sandwich. No one was injured. Mr. Piver was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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A caller from Holly Ridge Drive contacted police at 11:16 PM to ask if someone could check on why a tractor trailer truck was in the neighborhood. The caller also noted that people were walking around outside with flashlights. Police said the truck and the people were gone when they arrived.

Thursday, September 17

A Grand Oak Road resident contacted police at 8:07 AM to report that it looked as though someone had intentionally placed a dead animal in front of a sign on the resident’s property. Police said the animal was a cat that appeared to have been struck by a vehicle and was not intentionally placed in the resident’s yard.

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A caller from the intersection of Cotuit Road and Buxus Shores Circle contacted police at 10:50 PM to report that a man was walking toward Mashpee in the pitch dark and the caller was concerned about his well-being. Police said that they spoke with the man, who did not want or need police assistance.

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Police were called to Freezer Road at 11:03 PM when someone reported that a couple were arguing in the Sandwich Marina parking lot. Police arrived and spoke to multiple people, who said no such fight had occurred.

Friday, September 18

A Faunce Mountain Road resident contacted police at 12:53 PM to report that the caller’s information had been used to file an unemployment claim. Police said the incident is under investigation.

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A Great Hill Road resident called police at 6:55 PM to report that he had gotten into a verbal argument with a woman while they were both walking their dogs in the conservation area off Popplebottom Road. He said he had stood behind her car as she was backing out in an attempt to prevent her from leaving so that they could continue their disagreement, causing her to bump into him. He was not injured and the woman was not located or identified.

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A caller from Tyler Drive contacted police at 10:19 PM to report loud music in the area. Police spoke to the homeowner, who said the volume would be turned down.

Saturday, September 19

Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Service Road and Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 10:57 AM. Police said the crash occurred when Jane Cunningham, 74, of East Sandwich was exiting the Mid-Cape Highway and crashed into a car driven by John Pereira, 74, of Sandwich. No one was injured. Ms. Cunningham was cited for inattentive driving and failure to grant the right of way.

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A Clayton Street resident contacted police at 12:34 PM to report that the caller’s son was being bullied online. Police said the incident is being investigated.

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Police responded to the scene of a car crash at the intersection of Route 6A and Tupper Road at 12:44 PM. Police said the crash occurred when Doreen Handrinos, 52, of Mashpee, had stopped to take a turn and was rear-ended by a car driven by Joe Cobb, 53, of Sandwich. No one was injured. Mr. Cobb was cited for following too closely.

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A caller from Route 6A contacted police at 7 PM to report that loud music was being played at Off The Grid. Police spoke to the manager, who said the establishment would be closing at 2 AM per the town bylaw.

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Police were called to Windsong Road at 8:07 PM when someone reported loud music in the area. Police said the music was coming from a wedding party. The partygoers agreed to turn the music down.

Sunday, September 20

A caller from Tupper Road contacted police at 12:29 AM to report that she had lost her phone at Scusset Beach earlier that day and that it was now pinging as being in a wooded area in Sandwich. Police advised the woman to contact Bourne Police to report the phone as stolen.

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Police were called to Freedom Road at 5:33 AM when a homeowner reported that an injured turkey was at the caller’s door. Police said the turkey was an uninjured baby bird that was not suffering, nor was it blocking any doorways. Animal Control was advised.

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A Groundcover Lane resident contacted police at 11:25 AM to report that the caller’s information had been used to file an unemployment claim. No suspects have been identified.

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A resident from Magnusson Court called police at 1:02 PM to report that someone had used the caller’s information to file for unemployment insurance. The incident is under investigation.

Monday, September 21

Police were called to Freedom Road at 1:08 PM when a resident reported seeing a suspicious unmarked white van with red ladders. Police said the van belonged to a work crew on site for an appointment at a neighbor’s house.

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Police arrested Danielle M. Cook, 33, of Mattapoisett at the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse Road and Old Farm Lane at 8:53 PM after her car was found pulled off the side of the road. Police said she had attempted to wave the cruiser to pass around her. Police said they could smell alcohol when they approached her car and she was given a series of field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of liquor.

Tuesday, September 22

An employee of the post office on Route 6A contacted police at 4:06 PM to report that a customer had become upset that her mailbox was locked due to lack of payment and had thrown her keys at an employee. Police spoke to the woman, who apologized for losing her temper. The post office was satisfied and said it does not want her to return.

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