Wareham Police recover stolen car, deal with combative detainee

Jul 5, 2018

Wareham Police made several arrests for outstanding warrants and recovered a stolen car this week.

On Wednesday, July 4, Officers Eric Machado and Richard Robidoux responded to a call for a stolen car parked at a playground on Hathaway Street. The car was reported stolen on Friday, June 29.

Upon arrival, multiple persons were detained. The driver of the stolen car, Krystopher Lopes-Rattigan, 30, of Wareham was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle. The other parties were released and the vehicle was returned to the owner.

On Tuesday, July 3, Officer Nate Aronson arrested Ashley Lynch, 26, of Weymouth, on Sandwich Road. Lynch had two warrants out for her arrest. She was transported to police headquarters for processing and was held without bail pending her appearance at Wareham District Court.

Later that day, Machado also arrested Eduardo Fernandez III, 37, of Wareham, at the Woods at Wareham complex who was ordered held without bail.

Police said Fernandez became enraged when he learned he was being held without bail and broke a piece of Plexiglas used to cover the inside of the cell door.

The piece was broken in such a way that it could be used as a weapon, prompting Sgt. Daniel Flaherty and Officer Calib Larue to enter the cell. Fernandez had to be physically subdued, police said.

A few minutes later, Fernandez covered the cell light with a blanket, making it impossible for officers to view him by camera. Officers again entered the cell once again and Fernandez became combative. A Taser was used to subdue him and all items were removed from the cell.

In addition to the warrant, Fernandez, is now facing an additional charges for vandalizing property.

On Thursday, July 5, Officer Robert McLain arrested Richard Monteiro, 29 of Wareham in the parking lot of Flagship Cinema on an active warrant.