Wareham Police: Grocery store shoplifter demanded to be arrested

Jul 13, 2018

Wareham Police responded to the East Wareham Stop & Shop on Thursday, July 12, after a shoplifter allegedly attempted to leave with over $580 worth of goods. At the scene, the shoplifter reportedly screamed at police to arrest her.

Sarah J. Kearley, 32, of Onset, was being detained by loss prevention personnel at the store when Officer George Chandler arrived around 3:30 p.m.

When confronted by Chandler about the stolen items, Kearley began to scream “arrest me, arrest me" over and over again. Kearley's outburst took place in the checkout area of the store which was crowded with shoppers, many including families, police said.

Kearley was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Kearley was transported to Wareham Police headquarters where she was processed and is pending her arraignment in Wareham District Court.

The following morning at 6:45 am, Officer Christopher Corner observed Joseph Deluca, 43, in the passenger seat of a car pulling out of Locust Street onto Onset Avenue.

Corner is familiar with Deluca and was aware of an outstanding warrant for his arrest, police said. The car was stopped in the area of the Stone Bridge and Deluca was arrested before being transported to police headquarters for processing.

Acting Chief of Police John Walcek praised his officers publicly for their diligence on patrol.

“As a result of aggressive action on the part of our patrol officers and detectives, many scofflaws are being arrested and brought to justice,” Walcek said. “Wareham is not going to be a haven for those who break the law.”