The newly created Martha’s Vineyard Tactical Response Team was dispatched for the first time on Saturday to assist West Tisbury police with a warrant arrest of a man with a history of violent crime.
On Friday police were notified by the Barnstable superior court probation department of a probation warrant for William F. Campbell, who lives on Great Pond Road. Police said that Mr. Campbell had violated probation by not keeping his personal tracking unit on; his whereabouts were unknown.
Due to Mr. Campbell’s extensive criminal past — including violence and the potential for a violent reaction to police — the tactical response team was called in.
West Tisbury police chief Beth Toomey said the arrest was made under the command of Edgartown officer James Craig, safely and without incident.
In other police news, West Tisbury police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance on Oak Knoll Road around 7:30 a.m. on Friday and arrested Milo Dantonio, 39, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, police were called to a loud party on Long View Road where a number of underage people were allegedly drinking.
After talking with the owner of the house and observing several minors consuming alcoholic beverages, police charged Margaret Pettison, 61, of West Tisbury, with furnishing a place for persons under 21 to drink and keeping a disorderly house. She was also cited for violating the town noise bylaw.
Chief Toomey said the gathering may have been a high school graduation party.
Just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to a call of a loud party on Oak Lane, but dispersed the crowd with no arrests.
Around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, police responded to a noise complaint from a graduation party on Indian Hill Road. Chief Toomey said the homeowners had previously alerted police of the party and no citations were issued.
Oak Bluffs police received a call at 12:45 a.m. on Friday from the manager of the Surfside Hotel about an unruly guest who may have had too much to drink. Police arrived and removed the man, who was placed into protective custody and later released.
Police also received a call on Friday around 10:30 p.m. of four young males in white T-shirts involved in a fight near the intersection of Dukes County and Vineyard avenues. By the time police arrived, the brawlers had disbanded into the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, and could not be found.