Truro Police Blotter: 06/30/14 to 8/10/14

Twenty-three arrests, four OUIs and a noise complaint leads to underage drinking charges
Truro police activity for 06/30/14 to 08/10/14.

During the 6 week period of Monday, June 30, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014, the officers of the Truro Police Department responded to 940 calls for service.

Over the course of the six weeks, there were two domestic disturbances, one of which resulted in arrest. There was one reported assault and battery, one assault and three general disturbances. There were 13 summons-related calls and eight warrant related-calls (5 arrests and one warrant issued in error).

There were reports of 8 suspicious vehicles, 29 suspicious activity reports and 10 suspicious person calls (one resulting in protective custody). There were two reports of trespassing and three reports of vandalism/malicious destruction. There was one bylaw violation, three reports of fraud, one report of internet crimes, one report of annoying phone calls, one tenant issue (civil matter) and one bad check. Officers also responded to 16 burglar alarms.

There were 11 noise complaints including one which resulted in the arrest of seven youths on a variety of charges including underage drinking (see arrests below).

Officers assisted other police departments on 24 occasions, other agencies on 31 occasions (including DCF once, the National Park Service 6 times and the US Coast Guard 2 times). The assisted the fire department 128 times and assisted citizens 46 times.

There were five medical calls and 2 medical/mental calls. On 7/9 a child was found wandering alone on Head of the Meadow Road and on 7/15 a baby was reportedly locked in a car. Thirteen well-being checks (one transport to the hospital) were conducted along with 2 reassurance checks. There was a search for one missing person and four calls about incapacitated persons (two taken into protective custody). 

In addition to 32 animal calls, there was one reported dog bite, one lost cat, two lost dogs and three found dogs. Officers assisted with three brush fires and one hazmat situation.

Three hundred and one motorists were pulled over. Sixty-six citations were issued and two cars were towed. There were also several arrests made (see below). There were 82 miscellaneous motor vehicle-related calls for which 28 violations were issued. There were to arrests. There were 10 parking complaints and 29 traffic complaints, two of which resulted in arrest.

There were 23 arrests:

  • On Wednesday, August 6 at 12:32 a.m., Rasa Schiffenhaus, 35, of 10 Shore Road in Truro, was arrested during a traffic complaint at Shore Road and South Hollow Road and charged with OUI-liquor, failure to stop for police and marked lanes violation.
  • On Monday, August 4 at 10:34 p.m., William s. Treese Jr., 31, of 25 Chokeberry Drive in Eastham, was arrested during a traffic complaint on Route 6 and charged with OUI-liquor, marked lanes violation and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
  • On Monday, August 4 at 12:39 a.m., Justin Knight Biggs, 39, of 9293 North Header Drive in Castle Rock, CO, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with OUI-liquor, failure to stop/yield and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
  • On Saturday, August 2 at 10:33 p.m., Vincent F. Gumatay, 51, of 150 Dorchester Ave., Apt. 407 in South Boston, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with OUI-liquor, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, possession of a Class C substance and possession of a Class D substance.
  • On Tuesday, July 29 at 5:05 p.m., Brian J. Lamarco, 32, of 16 Peters Pond Road, Apt. A in Truro, was arrested during a warrant service on Peters Pond Road.
  • On Saturday, July 26 at 12:13 a.m., seven people were arrested during what appears to have been an underage drinking party on Kinnikinnick Road following a noise complaint. Roberts Harrison Lynch, 20, of 63 Ridgewood Drive in Brewster, was arrested and charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer. Thomas M. Wescott, 18, of 30 Kris Lane in Eastham, was arrested and charged with person under 21 in possession fo liquor, interference with a police officer and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over. Zachary Robert Frazier, 18, of  30 Way 94, Apt. 94 in Wellfleet, was charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor. An unidentified juvenile, 17, was charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor. Michael p. Fitzgerald, 20, was charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor and false/misuse of a liquor ID card/license. Lucas Milton Karlsson, 18, of 1200 Bound Brook Road in Wellfleet, was charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor. Declan Mahedy-Carter, 19, of 25 Ira Freeman Lane in Wellfleet, was charged with person under 21 in possession of liquor, false/misuse of a liquor ID card/license and possession of marijuana (one ounce or less).
  • On Saturday, July 19 at 3:58 a.m., John Robert Karsay, 35, of 743 Harvard Street in East Bridgewater, was arrested during a domestic disturbance on Shore Road and charged with disorderly conduct.
  • On Sunday, July 13 at 10:05 a.m., Brent J. Barrett, 46, of 928 Atwood Ave. in Johnston, RI, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.
  • On Wednesday, July 9 at 2:20 p.m., Evan W. Phillips, 35, of 80 Knowles Road in Eastham, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
  • On Wednesday, July 9 at 9:02 a.m., Robert K. Bullard, 57, of 70 East Street in South Salem, NY, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and speeding.
  • On Saturday, July 5 at 10:30 p.m., Timothy M. Brown, 53, of 34 Twin Turn Drive in Brewster, was arrested during an assault and battery call on Abby Lane and charged with assault and battery.
  • On Friday, July 4 at 5:25 p.m., Jackie S. Bassett, 46, of 39 Sunnyside Farm, Apt. A in Wellfleet, was arrested during a warrant service at the Wellfleet Police Station and charged with attempted murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
  • On Friday, July 4 at 12:29 a.m., Simonia Mendonca Souza, 32, of 2455 Main Street, Apt. 1FLR in Bridgeport, CT, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and miscellaneous motor vehicle equipment violation.
  • On Thursday, July 3 at 9:54 a.m., Lewis Fox, 63, of 216 Route 28, Apt. 15 in Harwich, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle operator refusing to identify self, failure to wear a seat belt, operating a motor vehicle with no inspection sticker and resisting arrest.
  • On Thursday, July 3 at 3:02 a.m., Kevin Kilroy Jones, 31, of 77 Winter Street in Hyannis was arrested during a warrant service at Lopes Square in Provincetown.
  • On Wednesday, July 2 at 8:56 p.m., Katherine D. Pullo,  46, of 77 Winter Street in Hyannis, was arrested during a warrant service on Priscilla Alden Road in Provincetown.
  • On Tuesday, July 1 at 7:08 a.m., Ian Michael Gasunas, 35, of 83 South Pamet Road in Truro was arrested during a warrant service at that address.

There were 13 motor vehicle accidents:

  • Sunday, August 10 at 5:03 p.m. on Route 6
  • Thursday, August 7 at 11:59 a.m. on Highland Road
  • Monday, August 4 at 3:11 p.m. on Town Dump Road
  • Thursday, July 31 at 9:22 a.m. on Route 6
  • Thursday, July 31 at 9:19 a.m. on Shore Road
  • Sunday, July 27 at 5:21 p.m. on Route 6
  • Saturday, July 26 at 3:42 p.m. on Route 6
  • Friday, July 25 at 3 p.m. on South Pamet Road
  • Tuesday, July 8 at 3:45 p.m. on Route 6
  • Tuesday, July 8 at 9:06 a.m. on Long Nook Road
  • Sunday, July 6 at 5:40 p.m. on Sandpiper Road
  • Saturday, July 5 at 7:05 p.m. on Head of the Meadow Road
  • Wednesday, July 2 at 5:34 p.m. on Long Nook Road

All those charged above are innocent until proven guilty.


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