Wareham Police make 4 warrant arrests, respond to hit and run

Jul 7, 2018

Wareham Police had a busy day on Friday, July 6, with officers making a total of two warrant arrests and responding to a hit and run on Main Street. Two additional warrant arrests were made on Saturday, July 7.

Officers were dispatched to the center area of Main Street for a reported hit and run accident around 1:40 p.m. on July 6. According to police, one car had allegedly struck another before continuing on towards Gibbs Avenue.

Sgt. Walter Correia found the car in question moments after arrival, parked against the curb in the opposite lane near 532 Main St. After investigation, Douglas Alves, 64, of Onset, was taken to Tobey Hospital for evaluation.

Alves is being summoned for operating under the influence of drugs (4th offense), operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation.

Earlier, at about 12:30 a.m., Officer Christopher Corner and Officer James White arrested Gordon Howell, 40, of Medford, on two outstanding warrants. The arrest was made following a car stop on Depot Street.

At about 9:50 p.m., Officer Joseph Cardoza and Special Officer Eric Kanavos arrested Michael Murnaghan, 39, of Dennis Port in the area of 194 Main St. for an outstanding warrant.

On July 7, at 6:30 a.m., Officer Corner and Officer Ryan Turner arrested David Hill, 21, of Wareham from his home for an outstanding warrant.

A half hour later, Brian Townley, 31, of Onset was arrested by Officer Turner as the result of a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway. Townley was driving with a suspended license.