Oak Bluffs police report busy weekend with incidents including capsized kayakers, hit and run

1 min read

OAK BLUFFS — Oak Bluffs Police Department reported a hectic weekend with 36 incidents from May 17 to May 19, including emergencies, accidents, and arrests.

On Friday at 10:56 a.m., police, fire, EMS, and Shellfish Department personnel rushed to State Beach near the Little Bridge where two kayakers had capsized and were in distress.

One individual was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for treatment.

Later that day at 12:13 p.m., officers recorded a hit-and-run accident on Vineyard Avenue involving a parked vehicle.

The evening concluded with a 10:11 p.m. call about two males attempting to break into an occupied guest room at a local motel.

The suspects were not present when officers arrived.

Saturday’s incidents included a civil matter between a landlord and tenant at 5:20 p.m., and at 7:58 p.m., two intoxicated men on Lake Avenue and Oak Bluffs Avenue, with one taken into protective custody.

At 8:35 p.m., a two-car accident on County Road led to one driver being charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The night escalated when, at 11:12 p.m., an operator crashed into a lamppost at Ocean Park and fled.

The suspect was later apprehended and admitted to drinking prior to the accident.

Charges included operating under the influence, negligent operation, and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Sunday saw 10 further incidents, including emergency calls and a motor vehicle stop, capping off the eventful weekend for local law enforcement.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.