Wareham Police: Shoplifting, noise complaint ends with arrests

Oct 8, 2018

Wareham Police arrested multiple people over the weekend, including an alleged shoplifter and a man who was chopping wood and playing loud music.

On Oct. 6 at about 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Second Avenue for a report of a man chopping wood, playing loud music and causing a general disturbance at his home. Officers found Aaron Whipp-Pacheco, 24, of 6 Second Avenue. Police said Whipp-Pacheco told officers that he was on his property and police could not tell him what to do.

Police said he then began flailing his arms saying: “Just try and arrest me.”

After being told he was being placed under arrest, police said Whipp-Pacheco yelled an expletive and attempted to run to an open bulkhead. However, officers stopped and arrested him. Whipp-Pacheco is charged with, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and intimidation of a witness after threatening an individual at the scene.

On Oct 4 at 7:10 a.m., Sandra Jean Mahler, 43, of East Wareham, was arrested by Officer Stephen Harrison following a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway. She was charged with, operating after suspension, fourth offense, and also had two active default warrants.

On Oct. 5 at 6:45 a.m., David Murphy, 34, of Wareham  was arrested at his residence, due to an outstanding warrant.

Later on Oct. 5, at about 2 p.m., Darren Pina, 46, of Wareham, was arrested by Officers Richard Robidoux and Christopher Smith after a shoplifting incident at Walmart. Police said Pina fled the store prior to officers arrival, but was spotted in a car on Main Street by Smith. Pina was alleged to have opened a package of box cutters, removed one and proceed to go around the store using the box cutter to open packages, then concealing items, including several pairs of tee shirts, underwear, socks, and a package of headlight bulbs. He is charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise.

On Sunday, at about 9:15 a.m., Officer Charles Pillsbury arrested Greg Donahue, 35, of Buzzards Bay following a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway. He is charged with operating after suspension.

Multiple other people were taken into custody over these days including several for protective custody due to alcohol intoxication and domestic related issues.