It was a busy week for Chilmark police


Chilmark Police have been unusually busy, including two motor vehicle accidents and the arrest of a young man for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

On Monday, August 15, shortly before 3 am, police and EMTs responded to Turtle Cove Road for a report of a young man at a party struck in the head with a vodka bottle.

According to a police report, following earlier altercations, Desmond Pinkham, 18, of Vineyard Haven struck Cody Chandler of Edgartown, knocking him unconscious. Mr. Chandler was transported to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with a three-inch laceration in the back of his head.

Later that morning, Chilmark Police arrested Mr. Pinkham in Tisbury, on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Later Monday, just before noon, police handled a head-on collision between two vehicles on South Road, at Tilton Cove Road.

Meghan Athearn was driving a Subaru Outback station wagon with her two children in the back when she drifted over the dividing line and collided with a Dodge Caravan driven by Jonathan Scott, police report.

Ms. Athearn and her two children, ages 3 and 5, were transported to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital by ambulance with bruises and neck pain, according to the police report. Mr. Scott was unhurt.

Police issued a citation for a marked lanes violation to Ms. Athearn.

Late Sunday evening, police arrested Isaac Margulis of New York City, after the car he was driving skidded off State Road near Chocker’s Lane, struck a 30-mile-per-hour speed limit sign, and landed atop a five-foot embankment.

Mr. Marguilis and two passengers were unhurt.

Police cited Mr. Margulis for operating under the influence of alcohol, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speed too fast for conditions.