During the week of September 8 through September 14, 2021, Sandwich police responded to a total of 205 calls including eight ambulance assists and six car crashes. Officers made six arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.

Wednesday, September 8

A 49-year-old Pocasset man was summoned to court after being stopped and cited on Route 6A at 11:32 AM for operating with a suspended license.

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Police were called to the intersection of Piccadilly and Cotuit roads at 6:36 PM for reports of a two-car crash. The crash occurred when Carol Warren, 75, of East Sandwich pulled out of Toms Way and struck Kayleigh Cronin, 30, of East Sandwich, who was traveling north on Cotuit Road, police said. Ms. Warren was found at fault, and police issued a verbal warning for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. There were no injuries.

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While patrolling Quaker Meetinghouse Road, police observed a vehicle speeding at 6:36 PM and stopped the operator, identified as Jason C. Ripley, 29, of Andersen Avenue. Police said Mr. Ripley was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed, and placed him under arrest and cited him for operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, license not in possession while operating a motor vehicle and speeding at a rate exceeding the posted limit.

Friday, September 10

Police responded to the intersection of Quaker Meetinghouse and Service roads at 12:13 PM for reports of a three-car crash. According to police, the crash occurred when Colleen Gomes, 33, of Norfolk, Virginia, was traveling east on the Service Road and failed to yield to oncoming traffic, colliding with James Hayes, 70, of East Sandwich, who was traveling north on Quaker Meetinghouse Road. The impact of the collision caused Ms. Gomes’ vehicle to rotate and crash into a vehicle driven by Mark Linkewicz, 42, of Sandwich, who was traveling west along the Service Road. All three vehicles were towed, and Ms. Gomes was transported to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries. Police said no citations were issued but Ms. Gomes was found at fault for failing to yield to oncoming traffic when entering an intersection.

Saturday, September 11

A North Shore Boulevard resident contacted police at 1:28 AM after observing a group of people around a fire pit near the beach. The group was gone when officers arrived.

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A caller contacted police at 9:58 AM after observing the letters on the Heritage Theaters sign along Route 130 were rearranged to spell out a profanity.

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A 61-year-old Forestdale man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 12:31 PM for criminal harassment after an ongoing neighborhood dispute on Jeannes Way resulted in continued harassment claims. According to the victim, the man continuously played his stereo loudly and pointed the speakers directly at his house. On one occasion, the man put his speakers outside on the property line. The victim told police the man regularly shouts profanity and vulgarity at him.

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After receiving reports of a man slumped over his steering wheel on Harlow Road at 3:03 PM, police summoned a 60-year-old East Harwich man to Barnstable District Court for operating under the influence. When police arrived, they found the man unconscious. After waking him, they observed an odor of alcohol, and the man admitted to drinking too much, police said. Officers said they observed an open container of Fireball in the vehicle, and prescription medication. He was cited and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, his second offense, possession of an open container of alcohol in the motor vehicle and Class E drug possession.

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A concerned Tabor Road resident contacted police at 6:53 PM to report their neighbor was growing marijuana. During the investigation, police determined the plants were within the state’s growing guidelines.

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Police were called to North Shore Boulevard at 8:59 PM for reports of juveniles playing with fire. When police arrived, they observed two 13-year-olds around a small fire on the beach. The kids were driven home and the situation was handled by their parents.

Monday, September 13

Junelle C. Jones-Saunders, 28, was arrested on a warrant from her home on Race Lane at 8:55 AM after she violated probation.

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During a traffic stop on Route 130 at 6:14 PM, police arrested Kelly M. Sullivan, 24, of Route 130 in Forestdale for an active warrant from Falmouth District Court for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Police were called to Rolling Ridge Lane at 11:35 PM for a social media issue involving a juvenile. Police are working with the juvenile’s parents.

Tuesday, September 14

A West Crossfield Road resident contacted police at 9:36 AM to report they had paid a contractor for supplies but never received the supplies, or their money back. Police spoke with the contractor and determined everyone was paid and all was in order.

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A 69-year-old Sandwich man was summoned to Barnstable District Court at 3:12 PM after reporting he had crashed his vehicle the night before. The man told police he could not remember where he crashed, or why, but he walked home after the accident. The vehicle was found in the woods across on Cotuit Road, across from Farmersville Road. He was charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and the car was towed.

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Sandwich police and fire were called to Boardwalk Road at 5:30 PM for reports of a young boy caught in the current. According to fire rescue, the boy was having trouble getting back to the boardwalk and was clinging to a float by the oyster beds. A paddle boarder helped the boy get back to the boardwalk and he was uninjured.

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