Arrest follows theft from Mass Coastal Railway

Aug 20, 2019

An East Wareham man was arrested early on the morning of Monday, August 19, after an hours-long search.

At about 1:10 a.m., Officer Ryan Turner and Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste responded to the Mass Coastal Railroad office on Cranberry Highway for an alarm.

When they arrived at the scene, the officers found a window open and a door that had been pried, which indicated that someone had broken into the building.

Sergeant Daniel Henderson and a K9 Deputy from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department arrived to assist in the search.

After an unsuccessful search of the area, detectives began to investigate.

They identified the suspect as Brendin Akusis, 23, of East Wareham.

Wareham officers were told to be on the lookout for Akusis.

At about 5:40 p.m., Akusis was arrested near the Tractor Supply store on Cranberry Highway by Officers Michael Phinney and James White. 

Akusis is charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and vandalizing property.