Police report Martha’s Vineyard was busy and quiet over holiday


The weather was good, lots of visitors came, few incidents required police attention over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, according to Martha’s Vineyard police.

Oak Bluffs lieutenant Tim Williamson described the holiday as a busy one, but uneventful for his department. Oak Bluffs police responded to 94 calls over the weekend, but made only two arrests.

On Friday afternoon, police responded to a car crash on Eastville Avenue. The driver, Michael Sultan, 44, of Edgartown, was taken to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for evaluation. He was later charged with operating under the influence of alcohol.

On Saturday afternoon, police arrested Edmund Willoughby, 28, of Oak Bluffs. He was charged with driving after his license was suspended for operating under the influence.

Tisbury police Chief Dan Hanavan said Tisbury officers made only one arrest, on a charge of drunk driving.

Edgartown Chief Tony Bettencourt also reported a quiet holiday.

“We had no arrests over the weekend, which is unusual,” Chief Bettencourt said. “We had a lot of people.”

It was quiet in Chilmark, police Chief Brian Cioffi reported.