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Provincetown Police Blotter: 4/1/13 to 4/22/13

Eight arrests, medical emergencies, suspicious activity and one odd raccoon
The weekly activity for the Provincetown Police Department.

During the 3-week period of Monday, April 1, 2013 through Monday, April 22, 2013, the officers of the Provincetown Police Department responded to 1212 service calls.

During that time there was one assault reported, four reports of larceny, three threats, one reported suicide threat, two reported B&E/burglaries, seven disturbances, one domestic disturbance, seven reports of suspicious activity and one report each of harassment and property damage.  Only 10 citations were issued during 122 motor vehicle stops.

Officers responded to 50 medical emergencies, one structure fire, three fires and one brush fire.

Folks in Provincetown continue to have a difficult time holding on to their possessions as a variety of items were reported lost and found including sunglasses, glasses, a silk scarf, several wallets, a bunch of keys, a camera, a black purse, an iPad mini and a kayak.

In the animal department, there were 15 animal calls, reports of three loose dogs, three lost dogs, one lost cat, one injured squirrel, a raccoon on a fire escape and a reportedly "odd raccoon". There was also one report of "squirrel vandalism".

Finally, one person reportedly fell, but was gone when police arrived, there was one bicycle accident on Province Lands Road and one suspicious package.

There were 8 arrests made the first two weeks of the period and no arrests the third week:

  • On Saturday, April 13 at 9:10 p.m., 73-year-old Clarence L. Walker, Jr. of 186 Bradford Street in Provincetown was arrested during a motor vehicle stop and charged with OUI liquor, marked lanes violations, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and registration not in possession.  At the same time, 66-year-old Marcene Marcoux of 186 Bradford Street in Provincetown was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and assault and battery on a police officer.
  • On Thursday, April 11 at 7:36 a.m., 41-year-old Greg A.  MacCuish of 35 Alden Street in Provincetown was arrested and charged with intimidating a witness, assault and battery and disorderly conduct.
  • On Wednesday, April 10 at 1:19 a.m., 36-year-old Mark Steven Fitzsimmons of 28 Conant Street Apt. A in Provincetown was arrested during a motor vehicle stop and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked/suspended license and a number plate violation.
  • On Sunday, April 7 at 12:59 a.m., 63-year-old Thomas J. Czyoski of Provincetown was arrested on an open warrant and additionally charged with resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Officers tasered Czyoski during his arrest. He was a suspect in a violent assault and battery earlier in the evening. See the original story here.
  • On Friday, April 5 at 10:33 p.m., 33-year-old Frankie B. Rice of 4 Mulberry Lane in Dennisport, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop and charged with failure to stop/yield, operating a motor vehicle without a license, license revoked as a habitual traffic offender (HTO) and refusing to identify themselves to a police officer.
  • On Thursday, April 4 at 1:32 p.m., 64-year-old Lana Rose Barbaro of 44 Harry Kemp Way #35 in Provincetown was arrested and charged with violation of a harassment prevention order and disorderly conduct.
  • On Wednesday, April 3 at 3:42 p.m., 30-year-old Stephen Rush Styron of 4 Jerome Smith Road Apt. #LL in Provincetown was arrested during a motor vehicle stop and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

There were four motor vehicle accidents, one motor vehicle vs. motorcycle and four reported hit and runs during that period:

  • Tuesday, April 16 at 9:29 a.m. a reported hit and run on West Vine Street
  • Saturday, April 13 at 9:23 a.m. on Commercial Street
  • Friday, April 12 at 1:23 p.m., a reported hit and run on Commercial Street
  • Thursday, April 4 at 12:42 p.m. on Shank Painter Road
  • Thursday, April 4 at 9:38 a.m. on Commercial Street
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 5:15 p.m., a reported hit and run on Commercial Street
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 9:18 a.m. on Conant Street
  • Monday, April 1 at 1:12 p.m., a reported hit and run at Route 6 and Conwell Street
  • Monday, April 1 at 7:56 a.m., motor vehicle vs. motorcycle on Bradford Street

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