Wareham Police Tase, arrest knife-wielding suspect
A knife-wielding suspect had to be subdued with a Taser on Monday, July 2, as Warham Police made four arrests that day.
Officer Christopher Smith responded to a call near Midas Muffler for a report of a man threatening another person with a knife. Upon arrival, Smith found Edward McKenzie, 30, of East Wareham near the pond behind Midas Muffler. McKenzie refused to show his hands and Officers Calib Larue and Ryan Turner arrived for back up.
McKenzie said he was going to force the officers to shoot him despite police efforts to reason with him. Eventually, a Taser was deployed and McKenzie was taken to Tobey Hospital for evaluation. A knife was later located in a bag nearby.
McKenzie is being summoned to Wareham District Court for the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The person McKenzie originally threatened was not injured.
Officer Larue was sent from the scene to 412 Main St. for a vehicle that struck a building. Because all other Wareham cruisers were tied up, Marion police were summoned for assistance.
Officer Larue and Marion Officer Larry Savary determined that the vehicle had fled the scene. A victim reported that the driver of the car had deliberately struck her before hitting the building.
Officers investigated and determined the driver of the car was Doreen Fernandes, 52, of Wareham. She is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, leaving the scene of property damage accident and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.
The victim was transported to Tobey Hospital by Wareham EMS for treatment.
Two other women were also arrested as a result of a disturbance in the area of 166 Main St.
Officers Ryan Turner and Larue arrested Madison Snow, 31, of Wareham and Penny Draper, 54, of East Wareham. The women were charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.