Provincetown Police Blotter: 10/27/14 to 12/08/14

Fifteen arrests, a loose horse and three OUIs (one 2nd & one 3rd)
Provincetown police activity for 10/27/14 to 12/08/14.

During the 6-week period of Monday, October 27, 2014 to Monday, December 8, 2014, the officers of the Provincetown Police Department responded to 2,015 calls for service.

Over the 6 weeks there were 2 assault calls (one arrest), 13 disturbances (1 arrest), 5 disorderly calls and 7 reports of harassment (one by a co-worker). Officered attempted one harassment order service (arrest), 5 summons services, 6 warrant services (3 arrests) and 2 restraining order services. One emergency restraining order was issued.

There were 6 reports of larceny/forgery/fraud, 4 larcenies including a cash bag, an iPhone and money, 2 reports of ID fraud, one report of a firearm theft, one motor vehicle break-in and 5 burglary/break-ins (one arrest). Officers investigated 2 open doors and responded to 10 burglar alarms, 15 fire alarms and 38 general alarms. 

There were 5 property damage reports, 5 reports of trespassing, one report of vandalism, 2 reports of motor vehicle vandalism, 11 reports of suspicious activity and 2 suspicious persons.  There were 2 firearms/weapons calls.

Officers assisted other agencies including DCF, the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard on 10 occasions and other police departments on 2 occasions. Officers also offered assistance/mutual aid on 21 occasions. Citizens were assisted on 18 occasions including one elder at risk call. There was one chimney fire and police conducted 76 park/walk/talks and 11 bar checks. There were 2 instances of overcrowding/crowds and officers were called in to keep the peace on 3 occasions.

There were 94 medical emergencies (one arrest), one Section 12 (mental health), one medical/psychological call, one report of juvenile issues and one sudden death. Officers conducted 9 well-being checks and one reassurance check.

There were 36 complaints including such issues as construction, signage and street performers. There were 4 landlord/tenant complaints, one civil complaint, 2 noise complaints, 4 reports of annoying phone calls and 8 assorted bicycle-related calls. There were 43 animal complaints including a lost cat, 3 dead seals, 2 birds in buildings, a squirrel in the house, a loose dog, a squirrel in the attic, 3 horse calls, one raccoon, one loose horse, one abandoned cat, a bat and a dog bite.

Eighty-three motorists were pulled over and 16 citations were issued. Three people were arrested during motor vehicle stops and there were 3 OUIs. There were 249 motor vehicle-related calls (4 citations). There were 23 motor vehicle complaints (one citation issued and one arrest during an erratic driver complaint). There were 15 parking complaints (one car towed and 6 citations). 

Some of the more notable calls:

  • A drone flying over Lopes Square
  • A suspicious bag found
  • A bag containing white powder found
  • Bullets found
  • A loose horse (and many more animal calls--see below)

There were 15 arrests:

  • On Wednesday, December 3 at 12:35 p.m., Patrick James McLaughlin, 26, of 101 South Orleans Road, Apt. 4 in Orleans, was arrested and charged with OUI-liquor, operating to endanger/negligent operation, failure to stop for police, 2 counts of motor vehicle lights violation, marked lanes violation, license not in possession and possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
  • On Wednesday, December 3 at 12:35 p.m., Tyler J. Tomasek, 41, of 23 Rainbow Way in Harwich, was arrested and charged with trespassing and threat to commit a crime.
  • On Tuesday, December 2 at 11:13 p.m., Bragan Thomas, 45, of 2 Meadow Road, Apt. 1 in Provincetown, was arrested and charged with assault and battery on a person 60+/disabled with injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person 60+ and assault with intent to kill.
  • On Saturday, November 29 at 11:02 p.m., Robert Ciardi, 46, of 29 Alden Street, Apt. 6 in Provincetown, was arrested during a warrant service at that address on a straight warrant.
  • On Monday, November 24 at 4:51 p.m., Chevon Longzo Reid, 24, of 9 Old Colony Way in Provincetown, was arrested during a harassment order service at that address on two straight warrants.
  • On Thursday, November 20 at 1:56 a.m., Whitney K. Hammons, 38, of 256 Bradford Street in Provincetown, was arrested during a burglary/break-in on Commercial Street and charged with unarmed burglary and trespassing.
  • On Monday, November 17 at 2:08 p.m., Scott L. Menangas, 34, of 4 Carver Street, Apt. 3 in Provincetown, was arrested during a warrant service at that address on a straight warrant.
  • On Friday, November 14 at 7:32 a.m,. Thomas J. Czyoski, 64, homeless/Provincetown, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property +$250 (subsequent offense) and larceny over $250.
  • On Monday, November 10 at 7:25 p.m., Whitney Kay Hammons, 38, of 256 Bradford Street in Provincetown, was arrested during a warrant service on Commercial Street on three default warrants.
  • On Saturday, November 8 at 1:43 p.m., Judith A. Jalbert, 63, of 70B Deerfield Lane in Eastham, was arrested during a disturbance call (intoxicated person) on Commercial Street and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
  • On Sunday, November 2 at 5:42 p.m., Thomas Patrick Cusack, 54, of 97 Richards Ave., Apt. 1D in Norwalk, CT, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop/OUI on Commercial Street and charged with OUI liquor, leaving the scene of property damage and motor vehicle lights violation.
  • On Saturday, November 1 at 3:45 p.m., Linsey L. Smith, 33, of 28 Old County Road in Truro, was arrested during a motor vehicle complaint (erratic driver) on Ships Way Road and charged with OUI liquor (3rd offense) and operation of a motor vehicle after revocation or suspension of a license.
  • On Saturday, November 1 at 1:11 p.m., Wayne Dwight Allen, 41, of 12 Cranberry Lane in Truro, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 at High Head and charged with distribution of a Class B substance and possession of cocaine to distribute. (Allen was arrest with Stewart, see below.) See the story here.
  • On Saturday, November 1 at 1:11 p.m., Wayne A. Stewart, 45, of 11 Sunset Road in Truro, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 6 at High Head and charged with conspiracy to violate drug law. (Stewart was arrested with Allen, see above). See the story here.
  • On Tuesday, October 28 at 3 p.m., Joan C. Guerreio, 64, of 7 Holway Ave. in Provincetown, was arrested during a motor vehicle stop and charged with operating to endanger/negligent operation, OUI-drugs, OUI-liquor (2nd offense) and marked lanes violation.

There were 11 motor vehicle accidents and one bicycle accident:

  • Friday, December 5 at 8:16 p.m. at Carver Street and Commercial Street
  • Thursday, December 4 at at 3:14 p.m. on Center Street
  • Monday, November 24 at 12:01 p.m. on Shank Painter Road (hit and run)
  • Saturday, November 22 at 4:21 p.m. on Commercial Street
  • Thursday, November 13 at 2:09 p.m. on Capt. Berties Way
  • Wednesday, November 12 at 3:10 p.m. on Commercial Street
  • Thursday, November 6 at 4:29 p.m. on Commercial Street (hit and run)
  • Thursday, November 6 at 11:12 a.m. on Commercial Street
  • Tuesday, November 4 at 2:11 p.m. on Race Point Road (bicycle accident)
  • Friday, October 31 at 10:05 a.m. on Commercial Street
  • Thursday, October 29 at 10:42 a.m. on Prince Street
  • Tuesday, October 28 at 8:14 a.m. on Commercial Street

All those charged above are innocent until proven guilty.


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