Amateur Fireworks Keep Island Police Busy Over Fourth
Will Sennott
Amateur fireworks displays were crackling from Edgartown to Aquinnah, keeping Island police busy over the Fourth of July. Police also reported a handful of drunken driving arrests.
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Sgt. William Bishop Earns New Rank
Will Sennott
William Bishop of the Edgartown police department was formally promoted to sergeant in an outdoor ceremony Wednesday at police headquarters.
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Minor Incidents Occupy Police Over Weekend
Will Sennott
Island police responded to car accidents and minor incidents over the weekend. As more people arrive, call volume is picking up, police said.
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Noise Complaints Occupy Police
With the arrival of summer, Island police say they are receiving more calls, including for noise complaints.
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Police Organize Parade for Front Line Workers
Will Sennott

As a gesture to honor medical professionals and grocery store workers on the front lines of the pandemic, Island police, fire and others plan to stage a parade from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven .

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With Domestic Disputes on the Rise, Police, Advocates Work to Foster Awareness
Will Sennott
Stay-at-home orders now in effect Islandwide are posing are new risks for people stuck at home with a physically or emotionally abusive partner.
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Island Police, EMS Take Extra Precautions
Will Sennott
Staggered shifts and scaling back on arrests are among the new protocols that have been adopted by Island police and emergency responders during the pandemic.
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Mashpee Homicide Investigation
The death of a woman in Mashpee Thursday is being investigated as a homicide. The victim had apparently formerly lived in Edgartown.
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Edgartown Man Jailed After Newburyport Plea Deal
Noah Asimow
An Edgartown man was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Friday for a variety of domestic abuse charges in Newbury.
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As Hands-Free Driving Law Takes Effect, Island Police Take Note
Will Sennott
Island police are issuing warnings, as a new state law takes effect that strictly prohibits the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.
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