Holiday Online Safety- "Check your devices" – Before starting your hunt for the best deal, make sure your devices are up-to-date and all of your accounts have strong passwords. If you purchase an internet connected device or toy, change the default password and check the devices’ privacy and security settings to make sure you’re not sharing more information than you want. "Shop through trusted retailers" – Before making a purchase and providing any personal or financial information, make sure you’re using a reputable, established vendor. Similarly, if you’re planning to make a charitable donation, be sure to research who or where your donation is going, to ensure it’s a legitimate organization. "Using safe methods for purchases" – If you can, use a credit card or other forms of digital payments opposed to a debit card as credit cards often have better fraud protections. More information... www.cisa.gov/shop-safely... See MoreSee Less
The holiday season is a prime time for hackers, scammers, and online thieves. While millions of Americans will be online looking for the best gifts and Cyber Monday deals, hackers will be looking to t...
8th Annual Stuff a Cruiser Drive - The Falmouth Police Department is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 8th Annual Stuff a Cruiser Drive to benefit the Falmouth Service Center on Saturday, December 5th from 11 am to 2 pm outside of Wal-Mart (137 Teaticket Hwy). Officers will be collecting gift cards in $25 increments purchased from Wal-Mart, Olympia Sports, Target, and TJ Maxx. (The Eight Cousins need has been met at this time.) If you are not able to make it on the above date, we will also be accepting the gift cards in the lobby of the Falmouth Police Department from now until Sunday, December 6th any time day or night. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
At approximately 2:55 pm Monday afternoon, the Falmouth Police Department responded to a bank robbery at the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank on Palmer Avenue in Falmouth. Witnesses stated that a lone male suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
While searching the surrounding vicinity, Officer Thomas Maguire saw a man emerging from the woods near Depot Ave. Officer Maguire encountered the man and identified him as Michael McLane, a 31-year-old man from Assonet, MA. Officer Maguire discovered that McLane had an outstanding arrest warrant and placed him under arrest. McLane struggled with Officer Maguire, but the Officer was able to restrain him without injuring him until other Officers arrived to assist. Once McLane was placed into handcuffs and brought to his feet, he suddenly struck Officer Maguire with a head-butt.
Subsequent to the arrest, the continuing investigation uncovered evidence that linked McLane to the bank robbery.
Michael McLane has been charged with the following offenses: Unarmed Robbery, Larceny, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.
The Falmouth Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, The Massachusetts State Police, and the FBI.
The incident remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.
Nice pinch. Even under these extraordinary times & all the concerns associated with public contacts , it is the fundamental action to perform the job of protecting the public which show our community how fortunate we all are to have men such as Officer Thomas Macguire. Thank you Officer Macguire for your brave service And decisive actions.
Nice job Falmouth Police. You are our true heroes! Outstanding work from Officer Maguire. Lock that pos up and throw away the key!
Lets hope he stays in prison this time!
Great job FPD!
This former banker LOVES the FPD
Well done Officer Tom Maguire!
Great job indeed!!!!
Nice work FPD
Fantastic job, Officer Maquire! I hope you're feeling better; Thank U for your dedication to the Falmouth community. Stay safe & Happy Holidays! 😊
Fantastic job Officer Maguire!
Great Job Falmouth PD! I hope that Officer Maguire is ok!
Outstanding work again FPD!
Well done all you LEOs. God Bless and stay safe out there
Great job, Tom!!!!👍🏻
As a bank teller right now I want to say thank you guy 🙏🏽 for that speedy work
Thank you FPD!
Great job, stay safe!
I love you babe. You’re an idiot. But I love you ♥️🧩🐻
Public Safety Communications (Dispatch Center) is currently experiencing issues with our telephone lines. Callers may receive a busy signal when attempting to contact us. Our staff is actively working on resolving the issue. If you are having difficulty reaching us and have an emergency, please call 911. ... See MoreSee Less
Update (3:20 pm): Thomas B. Landers Rd. is now open.
Falmouth Police Department Press Release
Subject: UPDATED TRAFFIC ADVISORY ALERT- #710 Thomas B. Landers Road-MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020 06:46 hrs. The FPD is highly recommending and encouraging the public to seek alternate routes within the town which would allow them to clearly negotiate around this traffic obstacle and they should take into consideration the extra time to do so. Please review the following Summary:
On Monday, October 19, 2020 04:22 hrs Officers of the Falmouth Police Department responded to the area of 710 THOMAS B LANDERS RD @ 25 RESEARCH RD for the report of a single motor vehicle crash. A 2012 Chevy Cruze left the roadway and impacted a Utility Pole. The crash resulted in the pole being sheared off at the base and along with multiple power lines landed in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel. A DPW detour road package (signs & barricades) has been deployed to divert traffic around the roadway blockage utilizing Research Road and Technology Park Drive Roadways located within Falmouth Tech Park Industrial Zone and next to Falmouth Ice Arena. Eversource Trouble Shooter has assessed the scene and is making arrangements for work crews to be dispatched, however have not arrived at this time. This effectively created a power outage to the local residences and businesses.
EVERSOURCE. An estimated time for road opening to traffic is unknown. Please monitor the Falmouth Police Department Face Book page for further updates pertaining to work completion and/or extensions. School Officials are aware of the road closure and buses will be rerouted around the closure. ### ... See MoreSee Less
I live on Turner rd. People start speeding as soon as they come off Sandwich rd. It ridiculous. I ve had crashes in front of my house. Want a tip, put cops about 1/4 mile before Landers/Turner intersection at 6-7am. You’ll catch many speeders
That's a tough curve. Hope all is well.
Had a audi vs pole is Hanson... Are poles just magnetized atm?
Right now in bourne , a woman versus Pole, last night in Mashpee a truck snapped a pole what is it with people slow down
Could have really hurt somebody
Way to many accidents on this road.
Possibly Black Ice 🧊
And he didn't even have a license
Maybe they can fixe the other one down the street while they are at it
Shouldn't it be Monday the 19th not Wednesday
That's what made my power flicker early this morning.
The Falmouth Police Department want to thank Papa Gino's / D'Angelo's for their support during these unsettling times. It's gestures like this that remind the men and women of law enforcement of why they entered public service. Community is not just a catch phrase in the FPD Mission Statement, it is the way we do business in Falmouth. Two of our newest officers (K. Kester on left and E. Garrison on right) receiving the donation form their representative, Patrick. ... See MoreSee Less
Car Hits Utility Pole, Lands in Ditch- At about 12:02 am Wednesday morning a car drove off Sippewissett Rd, entered a ditch and struck a utility pole. No injuries were reported. The roadway was closed for over an hour while power lines were removed by Eversource and the car was removed from the ditch by a heavy-duty tow truck. ... See MoreSee Less