Several residents of State Road in Tisbury contacted police early Sunday morning to report a disruptive argument between two men that quickly escalated into a physical altercation. Police were alerted to the fracas near the entrance of the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road around 3:20 a.m., and arrived to find two men yelling at each other and one with a bloody nose.

The brawl had slowed traffic and disrupted neighbors, but when police arrived the two men separated and said they were friends. Both said they did not wish to press charges.

Tisbury police chief Dan Hanavan said officers were prepared to allow the pair to continue on their way; but one of the men, Trevor Bouchens, 30, of Tisbury, was belligerent and uncooperative. After a brief struggle, Mr. Bouchens was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police said alcohol was likely a factor.


Chilmark police on Tuesday received a complaint about a man yelling at one of his neighbors at 22 Quitsa Lane. When police arrived they found 25 marijuana plants growing in the back yard of Josh Sperling, 27, of Chilmark. Mr. Sperling was charged with disturbing the peace and cultivation of marijuana.


Aquinnah police on Tuesday received a trespassing complaint from a private property along Moshup Trail. When police arrived they spoke to a security guard who said he found a man on the beach and asked him to leave several times. Police talked to Michael Underwood of Worcester, who said he had been sleeping on the beach for several days.

Mr. Underwood was arrested and charged with simple trespass.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday Aquinnah police responded to a burglar alarm at a residence on Lighthouse Road, but determined the alarm had mistakenly been triggered by a cleaning person.

Just before midnight Friday police responded to a noise complaint on Ox Cart Lane, and arrived to find a party with a live band. Police asked the people at the house to keep the noise down and left the scene without further incident. There were no more complaints that night, although police were called back to the same house around 11 a.m. the next morning for a report of two arguing about a cell phone.

On Saturday around 11:20 a.m. police received a call of a stolen Zodiac inflatable boat from Red Beach along Menemsha Pond. Police contacted the harbor masters in Aquinnah and Chilmark; the investigation is ongoing.

West Tisbury

West Tisbury police responded to 60 calls for service over the past week. Last Monday police cited Cleonice DaSilva, of Edgartown, for operating a motor vehicle without a proper license.

On Tuesday police were alerted that a speed bump sign on Oak Lane had been stolen. The investigation is ongoing. Later that day police issued a summons to Daniel Hadlock of Washington for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Around 1 p.m. on Friday police were called to the youth hostel on Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.

One of the guests claimed that a $100 bill had been stolen from her purse, and subsequently was unable to pay her lodging bill. The investigation is ongoing. Also on Friday, police arrested Dale L. Walker of Tisbury for operating a motor vehicle after suspension and a marked lanes violation.

On Saturday police were called to a residence on Halcyon Way for a report of a domestic disturbance. After speaking with both parties, police arrested Lillian Silveria, 46, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.

Later that day, police received a call of suspicious activity at a State Road residence. The caller told police that two people were staying in a tent in his backyard, and they were running around brandishing handguns. When police arrived they found no people and no guns. Also on Sunday police responded to a noise complaint on Pine Lane involving dirt bikes.