Truro Police Blotter: 11/18/13 to 1/12/14

Texting while driving, a loose horse and a lost nail gun
Truro police activity from November 18, 2013 through January 12, 2014.

During the 8-week period of November 18, 2013 through January 12, 2014, the officers of the Truro Police Department responded to 631 calls for service.

Over the course of the holiday months, Truro police officers served 2 restraining orders and issued one arrest warrant. There were two reported larcenies, one report of vandalism/malicious destruction of property, two reports of trespassing, three domestic disturbances and one missing person.

There were 20 reports of suspicious activity, 11 suspicious vehicles and 3 suspicious persons reported. One report of annoying text messages as made, as well as one report of annoying phone calls.

There were 36 fire/rescue calls, one medical/mental health call and one reported dog bite.

Officer assisted with one fire structure, one unauthorized burn, one electrical fire and 7 other fire calls.

There were 12 animal complaints including one report of a loose horse.  One nail gun was reported lost and gunshots were reported on one occasion. On January 1, extra patrols were conducted in the Moses Way neighborhood.

Officers pulled over 134 motorists and issued 28 citations. Three arrests were made during motor vehicle stops and one car was towed.

Forty-two sounding alarms were investigated.

There were 8 arrests:

  • Friday, January 10 at 11:28 a.m., Robert Charles Brown, Jr., 41, of 29 Abbington Ave. in Holbrook, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and texting while driving.
  • On Friday, December 27 at 4:13 p.m., Lawrence Leonard Pandolfo, 51, and Susan King Pandolfo, 52, both of 371 Nahant Street in Norwood, were arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 at Standish Way. Officer Steven Raneo, believing Lawrence Pandolfo was speeding, pulled him over and in the course of the stop, determined Pandolfo's car was not legally registered or insured. Officers also reportedly discovered open containers of alcohol and illegal narcotics. Lawrence Pandolfo was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, attaching registration plates, speeding, possession of a Class D, C & B substance with intent to distribute and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Susan Pandolfo was charged with possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and possession of a Class D, C & B substance with intent to distribute. See the original story here.
  • On Wednesday, December 25 at 12:42 a.m., Charles Henry Ireland Foltz, 52, of 25 Meetinghouse Road in Truro, was arrested during a domestic disturbance at that address and charged with assault and battery.
  • On Tuesday, December 17 at 8:57 p.m., Heather Joan Collins, 50, of 466 Shore Road in Truro, was arrested during a traffic complaint call on Route 6 and charged with refusing to identify herself to police, marked lanes violation, OUI-liquor-2nd offense, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of property damage. Collins was reportedly driving the wrong way on Route 6. See the original story here.
  • On Monday, December 16 at 7:02 p.m., Jeffrey R. Baker, 58, of 9 Peters Pond Road in Truro, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 and charged with marked lanes violation, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
  • On Tuesday, December 10 at 6:14 a.m., Ian M. Gasunas, 25, of 83 South Pamet Road in Truro, was arrested during at warrant service at that address on an open warrant. (See arrest below.)
  • On Wednesday, November 27 at 8:56 p.m., Ian M. Gasunas, 35, of 83 South Pamet Road in Truro, was arrested during a trespassing call on Alden Lane and charged with entering at night for felony while armed and placing a person in fear, assault and battery on a police officer, trespassing and malicious destruction of property over $250.

There were 6 motor vehicle accidents:

  • Friday, December 20 at 11:44 a.m. on Truro Center Road
  • Tuesday, December 17 at 4:19 p.m. on Route 6
  • Saturday, December 14 at 6:45 p.m. on Route 6
  • Tuesday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at Route 6 and Stott's Crossing
  • Saturday, November 23 at 11:37 a.m. on Route 6
  • Monday, November 18 at 2:43 p.m. on Highland Road

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