Threatening text message results in arrest of Quincy man

Mar 25, 2020

Wareham Police Detectives arrested a 22-year-old Quincy man for extorting someone through a threatening text message. 

On Monday morning March 23, the victim reported to Wareham Police that they had received a threatening text from an unknown person. The sender of the text told the victim that they were going to release various information about them if his demands were not met. 

Detectives started investigating right away, and arrested the suspect, Ricardo Deleon, at 5:30 p.m. the next day. 

Deleon was charged with extortion by threat of injury. According to police, there was an active warrant for Deleon’s arrest as well.

As a result of the Wareham Police investigation, two other victims were identified, and the relevant police agencies were notified.