Provincetown Police Blotter: 10/21-11/18/13

Eleven arrests, a loose boat and an injured cormorant
Provincetown police activity from 10/21-11/18/13.

During the four-week period of October 21, 2013 through November 18, 2013, the officers of the Provincetown Police Department responded to 1,686 calls for service.

Officers responded to a wide range of calls over the four weeks including one motor vehicle larceny, three reports of trespassing, three reports of vandalism, four larcenies, one stolen boat, one attempted breaking and entering/burglary and one actual breaking and entering/burglary.

There were eight reports of suspicious activity, ten disturbances, two assaults, one assault committed in the past, three reports of disorderly behavior and one report of disorderly/bullying.

In addition to holding on to their belongings (various and sundry articles including keys, IDs, glasses, phones and wallets went missing and were found), folks had some trouble getting along. There were two neighbor disputes, one landlord/tenant dispute, two reports of threats made, one employer complaint, one restraining order service, seven reports of harassment and two harassment order violations.

One person was reported missing and police were called when someone's daughter was overdue. There was one homeless complaint, one mental health transport to the hospital and 90 medical emergencies.

Officers pulled over 81 drivers and issued five citations. One person was arrested when pulled over and two cars were towed.

Residents complained about noise on seven occasions, plus one report of a "strange" noise heard at 2:43 a.m. on November 26.

Animal calls were again abundant. There were four generic animal calls, one found dog, four loose dogs, two found cats, two lost cats, one lost dog, one found dog, one dog tied to a tree, three dogs in motor vehicles, an injured cat, an injured bird, a "sea mammal" on the beach and  a report of a "gimpy" cormorant.

Someone was reportedly seen walking on the highway, swearing on Sunday, November 17 and lights were seen offshore on Wednesday, November 13.

Most disturbing, someone actually thought it would be good use of police time to report dog feces on their Pilgrim Heights Road lawn on November 17.

There were 11 arrests in four weeks (no arrests the week of 11/11 to 11/18/13):

  • On Sunday, November 10 at 1:06 p.m., Juan Boria, 27, of 85 Bradford Street in Provincetown, was placed under arrest on four default warrants.
  • On Friday, November 8 at 6:07 p.m., Christopher Charles Stewart, 25, of 20 Herring Pond Way in Eastham, was placed under arrest on a default warrant.
  • On Monday, November 4 at 8:25 p.m., Peter Landreth Neel, 39, of 90 Shankpainter Road, Apt. #406 in Provincetown, was placed under arrest on a straight warrant.
  • On Friday, November 1 at 11:31 a.m., Charles R. Tourney, 44, of 5064 Conwart Street in Murrells Inlet, SC, was placed under arrest on a straight warrant for two counts of larceny by check, two counts of uttering a false check, two counts of forgery of a check and one count of credit card fraud.
  • On Friday, November 1 at 11:28 a.m., Thomas J. Czyoski, homeless of Provincetown, was placed under arrest on a default warrant.
  • On Friday, November 1 at 10:34 a.m., James (Kevin) K. Stinson, 55, of 90 Shankpainter Road in Provincetown, was placed under arrest under a warrant of apprehension for five counts of arson of a dwelling and one count of arson of a building. Stinson's arrest was connected to a series of arson fires set six years ago in Provincetown.
  • On Thursday, October 31 at 12:51 p.m., James Michael Weare, 32, of 3952 Val Way in Hahira, GA, was placed under arrest and charged with domestic assault and battery. Weare also had one default warrant and two straight warrants.
  • On Monday, October 28 at 4:32 p.m., Joshua Alan Bitzer-Wardwell, 24, of 140 Diane Ave. in South Yarmouth, was placed under arrest on a default warrant.
  • On Friday, October 25 at 1:45 a.m., Erik William Codacovi, 43, of 163 Scofield Road in Lake Luzerne, NY, was placed under arrest and charged with distribution of a Class D substance and possession of a Class E substance.
  • On Thursday, October 24 at 9:49 a.m., Lana Rose Barbaro, 65, of 44 Harry Kemp Way, Apt. #35 in Provincetown, was placed under arrest and charged with violating a harassment prevention order.
  • On Monday, October 21 at 8:05 p.m., Eve Archer, 66, of 6 Upper Miller Hill Road in Provincetown, was placed under arrest on a default warrant.

There were 12 motor vehicle accidents:

  • Sunday, November 17 at 1:25 a.m. on Bradford Street (motor vehicle past hit and run)
  • Saturday, November 16 at 6:01 p.m. at Ryder Street and Commercial Street
  • Sunday, November 10 at 2:40 p.m. on Commercial Street
  • Saturday, November 9 at 7:47 a.m. on Route 6 (motor vehicle vs. deer)
  • Friday, November 8 at 1:34 p.m. on Winslow Street
  • Monday, November 4 at 1:25 p.m. on Commercial Street
  • Thursday, October 31 at 4:06 p.m. Atkins Mayo Road
  • Wednesday, October 30 at 2:24 p.m. on Commercial Street (MVA minor)
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 4:55 p.m. at Howland Street and Bradford Street (one person transported to hospital)
  • Friday, October 25 at 2:49 p.m. on Commercial Street
  • Friday, October 25 at 1:36 p.m. on Standish Street (motor vehicle hit and run)
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