An East Sandwich man is facing motor vehicle charges and fire citations after two separate incidents this week.
While on patrol on Chase Road at 7:15 PM on Tuesday, January 21, an officer heard a dirt bike approaching. As the dirt bike approached, the officer said it nearly struck his cruiser.
Recognizing the operator of the bike, the officer went to the driver's house. When they arrived, they saw the 34-year-old man trying to push the bike behind his house, according to the police report.
He told the officer that he had to go see a girl and that it was not him driving the dirt bike.
As a result of this incident, he will be summoned to court on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.
The following day at 8:41 AM, police and firefighters were called to the same residence when someone reported seeing smoke in the area and smelling something burning.
Upon arrival, responders found a burning pile of leaves and debris in the front yard. The fire was unattended and there was no water source nearby.
Firefighters extinguished the fire and then found the man sleeping in a chair inside of the house. When they were able to wake him, they advised him that all burning had to be done between 10 AM and 4 PM, had to be attended, and had to have a source of water readily available nearby.
The fire department issued warnings to him for failure to abate dangerous conditions and failure to comply with the conditions of a permit.