Onset woman arrested following SWAT search

Nov 10, 2016

An Onset woman was arrested Thursday on weapons charges after police found two loaded, high-capacity handguns and two stun guns in her home, Wareham Police said.

Lori Albanese, 57, was arrested on Main Street in Buzzards Bay without incident at 2 p.m. She was charged with illegally possessing firearms, improperly storing a large capacity weapon near a minor and reckless endangerment of a child.

The arrest followed the execution of a search warrant obtained for her home at 39 Onset Ave. on Nov. 7 by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team and Wareham Police.

According to police, social media posts made by a teenager living in the home came to the attention of school resource officers assigned to Bourne and Wareham schools. Police did not disclose the content of the posts. The teenager’s name will not be released.

Police said the teenager was not home during the search, but was located and arrested at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 in Plymouth. Police said Albanese was in the house when the warrant was executed; however, she was not arrested at that time.

Police said a loaded .30-caliber, 9-inch handgun and a loaded 9 mm handgun were found, along with two stun guns, during the search. Both handguns were high capacity weapons, able to be loaded with 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

Albanese was jailed at the Wareham Police Department then taken to Wareham District Court for arraignment Thursday afternoon.

Albanese’s arraignment status is unknown at this time as court had closed for the day when Wareham Week learned of the arrest.

Albanese was charged with: possession of a large capacity firearm, two counts; possession of firearms without a firearm identification card; improper storage of a firearm, two counts; possession of a stun gun, two counts; improper storage of a large capacity near a minor, two counts; reckless endangerment of a child.