Police arrests for operating under the influence
Wareham Police made three OUI-related arrests over the weekend.
On Thursday, May 30, at about 8:45 p.m., police responded to the Cumberland Farms on Depot Street following a report of a suspicious man. Officer Nate Aronson arrived and found the man standing next to a car in the parking lot. Aronson determined that the man seemed to be under the influence of alcohol and had driven to the store and shoplifted items.
Edward F. Slaman Jr., 64, of Onset, was placed under arrest for shoplifting, subsequent offense, operating under the influence of alcohol, 9th offense, operating after suspension, and resisting arrest.
According to police, Slaman was belligerent during the arrest, kicking the cruiser door, and yelling profanities at the officers during his booking.
Walter Nee, 51, of Wareham, was arrested at about 10 p.m. on Friday, May 31, by Aronson for operating under the influence, second offense, and being an operator and refusing to identify himself. He had been on Cranberry Highway.
At about 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, Officers Aronson and Jennifer Braley responded to Cumberland Farms on Main Street for the report of a possible intoxicated operator in the area. When the officers arrived, they found a woman sitting in a car. After speaking with the woman for a few minutes, police say she began to berate the officers by yelling profanities at them and flail her arms wildly. She was then placed under arrest but she resisted the two officers. The female spat at both officers and was transported to the station where her outburst continued.
At the station, Officer Lorenzo Grosso and Sergeant Daniel Henderson processed her as she continued to be disruptive and uncooperative. After being placed in the female holding area, she began to kick the cell door so hard that she damaged it to the point of requiring emergency repairs.
Briana Tobin, 29, of Wareham is charged with operating under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, 2 counts of assault and battery on a police officer, and vandalizing property.