During the week of April 20 to April 26, 2022, Sandwich police responded to a total of 124 calls, including four ambulance assists and five motor vehicle crashes. Officers made three arrests. The following are excerpts from their logs.
Wednesday, April 20
A woman from Moon Compass Lane contacted police at 5:20 PM to report her teenage daughter was being harassed online by classmates. Police said the girls made public posts threatening and harassing the girl. The incident was documented.
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Police were called to the intersection of Route 130 and Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 7:29 PM for reports of a two-car crash. Police said the crash occurred when Odirley Rocha, 37, of Hyannis failed to signal while changing lanes on Route 130 approaching the intersection, cutting off Douglas Souza, 31, of Fall River, who struck the left rear side of Mr. Rocha’s vehicle. During the investigation, police learned Mr. Rocha was operating without a license and found him at fault for the crash. He was summoned to Barnstable District Court for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a marked lanes violation. No injuries were reported.
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The manager of Pilot House on Gallo Road contacted police at 8:39 PM to report two suspicious males in the parking lot were approaching customers and making them uncomfortable. Police said the men were having car trouble and needed assistance.
Thursday, April 21
The parents of an 11-year-old boy contacted police at 3:30 PM from their home on Surrey Lane to report their son was missing. Police said the boy, who struggles with mental health, left the home an hour before with his backpack and had not returned. Police tracked the boy’s cellphone and found him at a home on Chipman Road, within walking distance of the residence, and transported him home.
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Police responded to the Speedway gas station on Route 130 at 4:44 PM for reports of a two-car crash in the parking lot. Police said the crash occurred when Shannell Williams, 34, of Wareham pulled out of the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru and struck Michael Curtin, 23, of East Sandwich. Ms. Williams was found at fault for the crash. Mr. Curtin’s vehicle was towed from the scene with moderate damage to the front-right side. No injuries were reported.
Friday, April 22
A caller from Luscombe Lane contacted police at 7:37 PM to report a suspicious vehicle had driven by her home more than six times and parked behind the trees in front of her house. Police said the man was watching turkeys.
Saturday, April 23
A caller from Timber Way contacted police at 12:45 PM to report seeing a large raccoon enter her elderly neighbor’s home. Police said they spoke to the homeowner, who was unaware of the racoon. They were unable to locate it. Animal control was contacted, and the homeowner was referred to a pest company.
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The manager of Meetinghouse Package on Cotuit Road contacted police at 3:19 PM to report someone had stolen an employee’s bike while they were working. Police said they could not locate the bike, and the incident remains under investigation without suspects.
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A 26-year-old New Hampshire man and his 25-year-old passenger were detained in the Sandwich High School parking lot on Quaker Meetinghouse Road at 9:36 PM for intoxication. Police said a truck, operated by Gabriel J. Walker, pulled into the parking lot of the high school and struck a barricade, snapping it in two. Checking on the vehicle, police performed field sobriety tests on Mr. Walker, which he failed. Mr. Walker was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. His passenger was placed in protective custody. Their vehicle was towed.
Monday, April 25
Security at the Oak Ridge School on Quaker Meetinghouse Road contacted police at 2:41 PM to report a man was refusing to leave the property. Police said the man, a white male in his early 30s, was playing basketball during school hours, which is not allowed, and refused to leave when asked. He left before police arrived.
Tuesday, April 26
A caller from West Crossfield Road contacted police at 4:35 PM to report seeing several teenagers on an abandoned lot. Police said the teenagers were playing in the trees.