Arrest made after vehicle was stolen from Swifts Beach driveway

Dec 21, 2020

A New Bedford man was arrested in Wareham and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property in excess of $1,200 after Wareham Police recovered car that had been reported stolen from a person’s driveway in Swifts Beach on Friday, Dec. 18.

On Friday morning at about 9:20 a.m., Wareham Police responded to a Swifts Beach address for a report of a vehicle that had been stolen from a person’s driveway, according to a police department press release.

Officer Malik Wilkes spoke to the person who reported the car stolen. The person said that they had their car on while it was unlocked and running so it could warm up in the driveway. However, within a few minutes of the person going back inside the house, they noticed the car had been stolen. A report about the stolen vehicle was filed and all officers were advised to be on the lookout for the vehicle, according to the press release. 

Wilkes saw the stolen vehicle west bound on Marion Road around four hours later, at about 1:30 p.m. Wilkes stopped the car near the corner of Cromesset Road. 

Three men were detained and, after a brief investigation, Cory Reid, 36, was arrested. Reid was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property in excess of $1,200. He was processed at the Wareham Police Department before being transported to Wareham District Court, according to the press release. 

Sergeant Paul Somers, officer Jon Verhaegen and Police Chief John Walcek assisted Wilkes during the arrest.