Wareham Police charge Plymouth woman for not paying $130 in cab fare

Several others arrested over 3-day span
Sep 10, 2018

Police said a woman who owed a taxi driver $130 gave officers a fake name after fleeing into the woods before being arrested on Friday, Sept. 7. The woman, Sandra Aycock, 33, of Plymouth, was one of several people arrested over three days, including many for warrants and one charged with shoplifting more than $700 worth of merchandise.

Aycock was charged with evading taxi fare after officers responded to Rockland Trust on Cranberry Highway at approximately 5 p.m. for a call regarding an argument between a man and a woman. Officers said they found Aycock hiding in the woods from a cab driver. Originally, she identified herself as Sandra Amaker. However, officers determined that she was lying and her name was actually Sandra Aycock. In addition to owing the taxi driver $130 for fare, police said Aycock had two outstanding warrants. Officers Nate Aronson and Eric Machado arrested Aycock. She was held at the Wareham police station pending an appearance in Wareham District Court. 

Earlier that day, Officers Machado and Steven Joy arrested Ronald Cappola Jr., 24, of Wareham at about 9 a.m. at the Gatehouse Apartments. Cappola was arrested after officers became aware of an active warrant and learned he was at the apartment complex.

At about 11:30 a.m., Teena Hill, 46, of Wareham was arrested by Machado on the railroad tracks behind Water Wizz. Police said Machado was aware of an active warrant for Hill and spotted her while on patrol. Since June, this is the third time that Hill has been arrested on warrants by Wareham Police.

At about 3 p.m. Officer George Dionne arrested Matthew O’Donnell, 32, of Bourne, at Walmart for an active warrant.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, at about 11:45 p.m., Aronson arrested Michael J. Gratis, 35, of Cotuit for an active warrant. Aronson spotted Gratis on Cranberry Highway near Red Brook Road. He was held without bail pending an appearance in Wareham District Court.

On Sunday at about 7:45 p.m., Officer Charles Pillsbury responded to Ocean State Job Lot for a past shoplifting case. The alleged shoplifter left before police arrived. Pillsbury investigated the incident and as a result of the follow-up summoned Jimmy Archer, 26, of Stoughton to court for shoplifting, fourth offense. Police reported the total amount of the items stolen was $709.73.

On Monday, at about 4:30 a.m., Acting Sergeant Kevin Reilly and Officers Calib Larue and Stephen Harrison arrested Mark Gomes, 53, of Wareham at his home on Fifth Street in Onset. Police said Gomes had two active warrants for his arrest and is being held pending an appearance in Wareham District Court.