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Firefighters extinguish Onset house fire
The Onset Fire Department knocked down a significant fire at 14 North Boulevard early Sunday afternoon which displaced three residents and resulted in serious damage to the home. Two firefighters were injured on the scene, and have since been...
No injuries, arrests after shooting incident
No arrests or known injuries stemmed from a nighttime disturbance involving firearms on Saturday, September 12. The incident seemed to be an altercation between two groups of people, and included numerous shots fired on Old Onset Road near Midway...
Pickleball players put new courts to use
Soft as a Grape opens Wareham store
Firefighters extinguish Onset house fire
Donna Lee Westgate Smith, 58
Francis R. “Buddy” Alley, 93
Nip ban, school name to be voted on at Town Meeting
South Coast athletes protest postponed season
Arthur “Bob” Santos Celebration of Life
Carol A. Perry, 81
Teachers’ return to classroom depends on good air quality
Wareham Fire puts new rescue truck into service
The Wareham Fire District has expanded its fleet, and officially put its newest truck into service on September 13. The new vehicle is a heavy-duty rescue truck, which the district will use primarily in its responses to car accidents. Chief Matt...
Three Wareham men arrested for armed robbery
MATTAPOISETT - Three men from Wareham have been arrested and charged with armed robbery following a car chase through two South Coast towns on Sept. 1. Spencer Ellenwood, 22, Enrique Gomes, 28, and Saveion Brandon, 22 — all of Wareham — were taken...
Police chase man by car, on foot
A man led police on a chase by car and on foot on Thursday following a fight. Wareham Police responded to Bodfish Avenue at about 11 p.m. on Thursday night following reports of a fight. When they arrived, they discovered that one of the vehicles of...
Driver faces charges following July Swifts Beach accident
A young woman is facing charges after a July 24 Swifts Beach car crash that left her mother dead. The head-on crash occurred at about 11:50 a.m. on Swifts Beach Road near Marion Road. Shalese White, 21, was driving with her mother, Kristi Garner, 56...
Man caught red-handed allegedly stealing copper pipes
Wareham Police caught a man red-handed attempting to steal copper pipes from a home on Parker Drive. Just before 4 p.m. on Friday, August 14, police received a report of a breaking and entering at the home. When they arrived on the scene, Officers...
Onset Fire receives FEMA grant
The Onset Fire Department recently received a $69,856 grant to replace aging equipment vital to making sure firefighters have clean air to breathe while on the scene. The funds came from the 2019 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant, and will be...
Three arrested for impaired driving, including man who drove into building
The driver who drove his car inside a building on Main Street on Tuesday has been arrested for operating under the influence of liquor. The man, John P. Lopes, 71, of Marion, appeared to have driven down the hill on Chapel Street, blown through the...
Woman summonsed for leaving child unattended in car
Wareham Police have summoned a Maine woman to court following an incident in which a child and dog were left unattended in a running vehicle with the air conditioner on for more than 30 minutes on Thursday, July 30. Police responded to the Ocean...
Recent arrests: OUI, shoplifting
Wareham Police made several arrests on Tuesday and Wednesday for offenses like operating under the influence and shoplifting. At about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, officers responded to a car accident on Little Harbor Road. The driver of the car,...
Dirt bike rider charged for role in Glen Charlie Rd. accident
A dirt bike rider has now been charged for his role in an accident on July 21. Nicholas Cranmer, 27, of East Wareham, was injured while riding a dirt bike after colliding head-on with a vehicle on Glen Charlie Road. Cranmer is now being summoned to...
Recent arrests: Assault with a bottle, OUI
Wareham Police made several arrests over the weekend for offenses including operating under the influence and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Officers arrested Lisa Silva, 36, of East Wareham, around 10 p.m. on Friday, July 24, for...
Three sent to hospital after Swifts Beach Rd. crash
Three people were sent to the hospital for serious injuries after a car accident on Swifts Beach Road late Friday morning. At around 11:50 a.m., Wareham Police responded to the accident on Swifts Beach Road near Marion Road. CPR was performed on one...
Recent arrests: reports of Fentanyl possession, car break-in, disturbance
Wareham police arrested several people over the last few days on charges including possession of fentanyl, breaking and entering, and disturbing the peace. Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, a Wareham Police Officer saw a car that had struck...
Wareham man pleads ‘not guilty’ to murdering wife
Danny Sherman, the Wareham man accused of fatally stabbing his wife, Mardiette Deboyes, in their Rose Point home in late March, pleaded “not guilty” to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday morning. In May, Bridgewater...
UPDATE: Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle on Rte. 25
A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle on Friday, July 10 at about 9 p.m. on Route 25 East at the 495 North interchange. At 9:45 p.m., there was still a heavy State Police presence at the scene, and the rightmost lane of traffic was closed...
Man arrested after allegedly waving fake gun while riding scooter
A 68-year-old Wareham man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, July 8, after he allegedly waved around a fake gun while riding a scooter. At around 3:30 p.m., an off duty Wareham Police Officer saw a man riding a scooter on Main Street, brandishing...
Police say driver who failed to stop at red light caused crash with fire truck
A crash involving a Wareham fire truck and two cars sent several people to the hospital, and temporarily shut down Rte 28 at the 195 overpass around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. After investigating, Wareham Police have now determined what likely...
Wareham woman arrested three times in three days
A Wareham woman was arrested three times in three days for charges including operating under the influence, disorderly conduct, and breaking and entering. At about 1:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, a Wareham Police Officer was blocking a portion of...
Police have made several arrests recently. On July 2, officers responded to a report of a disturbance at about 8:40 p.m. at the corner of Maple Spring Road and Agawam Lake Shore Drives. They arrested Joseph Paul, 27, of Carver, for disturbing the...
Porta-pottie pests sought by Department of Natural Resources
The Wareham Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in locating vandals they have dubbed the “Blue Goo Bandits.” This dastardly group has knocked over the porta-potties at Swifts Neck and Beach four times this week, spilling...
Arrests made in connection to stolen vehicle, suspected drug deal
Wareham Police arrested one person for possession of stolen property, and three others in connection to a suspected drug deal on Monday, June 29. At around 2 p.m., detectives saw what appeared to be a drug deal at the Cranberry Plaza. Detectives...
Man arrested after shooting at police
On the afternoon of June 26, police responded to a report of a trespasser who allegedly shot at them. At about 1:35 p.m. Officers Aaron Pacheco and Christopher Corner responded to County Road Recycling for a reported male trespasser. They were...
Arrest made in alleged BB gun shooting
A 62-year-old Wareham man was arrested on Saturday night, June 20, after allegedly shooting another man in the face with a BB gun. Police responded to the reported BB gun shooting on Swifts Beach Road just before 11 p.m. The suspect reportedly left...
Police arrest three wanted men
Wareham Police have identified and arrested several men wanted for various crimes. On June 18, police arrested Marcellino Alves, 62, of New Bedford, for breaking and entering into two cars in the Target parking lot on May 24 and June 10. Police had...
Man leads police on car chase through Wareham, Marion
A Wareham man was arrested on Tuesday night, June 16, after reportedly leading officers on a car chase through Wareham and Marion. At about 10 p.m. Wareham Lt John Gerard attempted to pull someone over on Cranberry Highway near Route 195 for failing...
Two arrested after alleged incident involving baseball bat, pepper spray
Two Wareham men were arrested on June 16 after a reported altercation with another group of men on Station Street near the conservation area. According to police, a vehicle was damaged by a baseball bat in the incident, and one man was pepper...
First responders tackle rollover crash and two boating emergencies in three hours
Wareham’s first responders have had a hectic day, responding to a rollover car accident near Wareham Crossing just after 10 a.m., followed by a boat accident at around 10:45 a.m. and another boat that capsized at about 12:45 p.m. The first incident...
Man arrested after threatening group with knife
A man was arrested for threatening people with a knife on May 30. At about 5:42 p.m., police responded to Onset Beach. The man, Cody P. Lowe, 27, of Hanson, had asked a group of young people if he could play football with them. The group agreed, but...
Wareham man seriously injured after jumping from ‘The Ledge’ in Freetown
FREETOWN — A 19-year-old Wareham man was seriously injured and Medflighted to Rhode Island Hospital on Sunday afternoon, June 14, after jumping off of “The Ledge” in the Fall River Freetown State Forest. According to Freetown Fire Department Lt...
Body of missing Onset man found
The body of a missing Onset man was found in a wooded area in Wareham on Friday, June 12, according to Police Chief John Walcek. Daniel Smith, 47, was last seen on Monday, June 8, at about 2 p.m. near the Onset Pier. Wareham Police conducted an all-...
UPDATE: Police still searching for missing Onset man
The Wareham Police Department is seeking help in locating a missing Onset man. Daniel Smith, a 47-year-old Onset Center resident, was last seen on Monday, June 8, at about 2 p.m. near the Onset Pier. As of 11a.m. on Thursday, June 11, police did not...
Onset Fire District reelects incumbents
The Onset Fire District held its annual election on Tuesday night, and 94 voters chose to reelect incumbent candidates. David Halberstadt, a newcomer who was unopposed, was elected to a three year term as Water Commissioner with 81 votes. Robert...
Police seek help locating a missing person
The Wareham Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing person. Daniel Smith, a 47-year-old Onset Center resident, was last seen on Monday, June 8, at about 2 p.m. near the Onset Pier. Smith is unshaven with some facial stubble and...
Police offer online reporting option for non-emergencies
The Wareham Police Department is now offering an online option for reporting non-emergency incidents. According to the department’s Facebook page an example of a non-emergency incident would be “a relatively minor crime that did not just occur and a...
Police seek help in identifying vehicle
Wareham Police are seeking help in identifying a vehicle and its driver in response to a breaking and entering incident on Sunday, May 24. According to police, another vehicle was broken into on the early evening of that day, and items were stolen...
Police report two arrests
Police arrested two men recently for various offenses. On Tuesday, May 26, David Murphy, 36, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. at Tobey Hospital as the result of a disturbance. He was charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and resisting...
Wareham man arrested for OUI after swerving lanes, crashing
Wareham Police officers arrested a 22-year-old Wareham man on Memorial Day for operating under the influence, after he allegedly struck a curb and guardrail with his vehicle, and even forced an ambulance to swerve out of the way to avoid a head on...
Wareham officers rescue fox from storm drain grate
A young fox found itself in a sticky situation on Wednesday morning, May 20. Luckily, Wareham Natural Resource officers were able to set it free with the help of some common household items. According to a Facebook post from the Wareham Department...
Wareham man arrested for Syracuse shooting
Andrew Booker, 31, of East Wareham, was arrested on Sunday in Syracuse, New York, following the shooting of two men in the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center, a train and bus station. At about 2:07 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to...
Trailer fire displaces couple, dog
A fire destroyed a mobile home in the Silver Lake Mobile Home Park, displacing a couple and their dog and causing a section of Cranberry Highway to be closed for about an hour. The fire engulfed much of the trailer at about 4:15 p.m., causing plumes...
Police support businesses, give back with gift cards
Members of the Wareham Police Department are supporting local businesses and families by purchasing $50 gift cards from every restaurant and grocery store in Wareham. The department members plan to distribute the gift cards to families in need...
Wareham Fire District pushes meeting, election to June
The Wareham Fire District Annual Meeting has been recessed to June 10, and the District Election has been postponed to June 20. The meeting was originally scheduled for April 13, and was first recessed to May 12 due to safety risks posed by the...
Man on off-road vehicle punches house, breaks window
A man driving an off-road vehicle was arrested after punching a house and smashing a window on Saturday morning. At about 1 a.m., police responded to Plymouth Ave. where they were told a man had driven a “Gator” off-road vehicle onto the property...
Dangerous dog hearing delayed by tech issues
The Board of Selectmen had a dangerous dog hearing scheduled for their Tuesday night meeting, but due to technical difficulties, two of the members were unable to hear some of the testimony and the vote was delayed. Selectmen Patrick Tropeano, Peter...
Long-time firefighter honored with 58-vehicle birthday parade
David Wahlstrom, a long-time Wareham Firefighter who is battling brain cancer, was greeted by a long procession of old colleagues, friends and family members outside of his Megansett Drive home for his 57th birthday on Tuesday, April 21. Counting...
Woman arrested for trafficking fentanyl
A Wareham woman has been arrested for trafficking in Fentanyl, among other drug offenses. Wareham Police, along with Sandwich Police and Drug Enforcement Administration agents, executed two search warrants: one on the suspect’s car and one on her...
Bull’s night out – with video!
Officers from the Wareham Department of Natural Resources, Wareham Police, and police officers from Marion and Rochester worked overnight to round up a pair of fugitives that were running wild through the backyards and woods near County Road. The...
High-speed chase traverses Wareham, Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — Mattapoisett Police officers helped state troopers to end a high-speed chase by setting up tire spikes on Route 195 near exit 19A around 2:05 a.m. on April 15. William Mitchell, 24 of Providence Rhode Island, had led a State Police...
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SOLD! Swifts Beach Cottage
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