Wareham Police Association hosts annual stuff a cruiser toy drive
Members of the Wareham Police Department set up shop outside both Walmart and Target on Saturday, Dec. 11, to collect police cruisers full of toys for Turning Point.
The annual “Stuff A Cruiser” event went from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s an event the department has hosted for at least 10 years, and officer Calib LaRue said that people typically continue making donations even after officers stopped gathering toys at the stores.
“It’s always a great turnout,” he said. “Even after this closes, people will still be coming to the station to drop off toys.”
Any toys brought to the station after the Stuff a Cruiser event will also be delivered to Turning Point, LaRue said.
Police Chief Walter Correia said the event was a staple for the department.
“It’s always well-attended,” he said. “People are always very generous.”
By 12:30 p.m. the officers at the Wareham Crossing Target said the Department of Natural Resources had already come by multiple times with its big trailer to empty the cruisers and take the ever-growing piles of toys to Turning Point.