East Wareham man arrested for car break-in, resisting arrest

Sep 10, 2019

Brendin Akusis, 24, of East Wareham was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly breaking into a car in the Master Mufflers parking lot on Cranberry Highway.

According to police, at about 9:30 p.m. on September 7, Special Officer Malik Wilkes observed a suspicious man in the parking lot of Master Mufflers on Cranberry Highway. 

Officer Wilkes witnessed the man pulling on door handles of cars parked in the lot and called for backup. Lt. Walter Correia, Officer James White, and Officer Michael Phinney responded and positioned themselves to survey the lot. 

Within a minute, Officer Phinney saw the man get into the passenger side of a car and reach for something on the driver’s side.

Police stated that as Officer Phinney approached, the man attempted to flee, and a scuffle ensued.

Officer Phinney managed to place the man ⁠— later identified as Akusis ⁠— under arrest with the help of Officer White.

Akusis is charged with breaking and entering in a vehicle with intent to commit a felony and resisting arrest.

This is the second time in less than a month that Akusis has been arrested by Wareham Police.

On August 19, he was arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Mass Coast Railroad office.

Acting Chief John Walcek said, “I am proud of Officer Wilkes, one of our seasonal officers, for his keen observations which resulted in this arrest by members of the evening shift.”