Man arrested for slashing 24 tires at Shenanigans

Jan 18, 2020

A man has been arrested after slashing 24 tires at Shenanigans Bar and Grill and shoplifting.

As reported by Shenanigans staff, a man with two black eyes and a broken nose entered the restaurant at about 11 p.m. on Thursday night. When the bartender refused to serve him, he left briefly before returning and slashing all the tires on six cars in the parking lot, before fleeing the scene on a bike.

On Friday, Wareham Police received a number of tips and were able to quickly identify the man as James T. Victoria II, 35, of West Wareham.

At about 3 p.m. on Friday, Wareham Police received a call from Target reporting a shoplifter, matching the suspect’s description, who had put several things in his backpack and left the store without paying.

Victoria was arrested, and the items were returned to Target.

Victoria, who is being held on $1,000 bail, has been charged with destruction of property over $1,200 and shoplifting.

“The assistance from the public was instrumental in a suspect being identified and arrested within the same day,” said Acting Chief John Walcek. “We genuinely appreciate the tips given to our department in this felonious crime.”