Police makes three vehicle-related arrests

May 2, 2019

Over the course of three days, officers got an illegal vehicle off the road, arrested a Marion man with OUI, and apprehended an East Wareham woman for vandalism by a crowbar.

On Saturday, April 27, Detective Sergeant Michael Smith observed a pick-up truck in the area of Tobey Road and Cranberry Highway, which Smith knew had a stolen license plate on it. The detective stopped the vehicle and told the operator, Daniel O’Connor III, 56, of Wareham, that he would be summoned to court for operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle, and receiving stolen property under $1,200. The truck was towed from the scene.

Later that day, at 10:20 p.m. Detective Sergeant Smith and Officer Kyle Gomes were on Marion Road when they observed a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction with chunks of rubber coming off of a front tire and sparks flying. After pulling the vehicle over and conducting an investigation, officers placed the driver, Thomas Bartholomew, 42, of Marion, under arrest. He was charged with operating under the influence, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

On Tuesday, April 30, at 2:45 p.m., officers responded to 3160 Cranberry Highway, for a report of vandalism to a vehicle. At the scene, Officer Zina Kelsch arrested Amelia Finnegan, 52, of East Wareham, charging her with vandalizing property. Finnegan is suspected of arming herself with a crowbar and smashing the windshield of a truck that was parked in the area, police said. The incident appeared to be the result of an earlier dispute.