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Police raid homes, arrest two in drug investigation
As part of an investigation into illegal drug sales, Wareham police raided three homes, and arrested two men on Wednesday, March 25. Police raided homes at 298 Onset Avenue, 353 Onset Avenue, Apartment 2, and 9 Midway Street, resulting in the arrest...
Threatening text message results in arrest of Quincy man
Wareham Police Detectives arrested a 22-year-old Quincy man for extorting someone through a threatening text message. On Monday morning March 23, the victim reported to Wareham Police that they had received a threatening text from an unknown person...
Wareham man arrested for Rose Point murder
Sewing hope: Wareham woman crafts masks for healthcare workers
Playgrounds are closed as six Wareham residents diagnosed with coronavirus
An inside look at the new Onset Bay Center
Grateful Dead bear cheers up Onset
Reader photos: Wareham residents explore nature
Murder suspect held without bail
Loose dogs kill chihuahua
Selectmen vote in favor of delaying real estate tax due date
Pandemic poses problems for town meetings, elections
Drug raids at two locations lead to arrest of Wareham man
Wareham Police Detectives arrested an East Wareham man on Monday afternoon, March 23, after raiding an apartment at The Retreat at Union Pond, and a residence at 2798 Cranberry Highway. During the raids, detectives confiscated suspected cocaine,...
Wareham, Onset Fire Departments close stations to public, adapt to pandemic
As part of the ongoing “social distancing” effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, both the Wareham and Onset Fire Departments have closed their stations to the public. Both departments have also limited fire inspections, and have taken...
Three arrested for breaking and entering, one suspect escapes capture
Wareham police officers arrested three men for breaking and entering a building on Swifts Beach Road on Friday, March 20, while a fourth suspect eluded law enforcement. Officers responded to a breaking and entering in progress at 4:45 p.m. Officer...
First responders find missing nursing home patient
Wareham Police responded to Tremont Nursing Home for an alarm activation and a missing patient on Saturday, March 21 at around 1:25 a.m. Wareham police officers began searching the area for the missing patient with help from the Plymouth County...
Wareham Police Department receives ‘Joy Jar’ from church goers
Members of the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene,
Just Another Friend Missional Community
recently presented a “Joy Jar” to the Wareham Police Department. Linda Lopes and Chelle Montrond presented the jar to Officer Zina Kelsch. The jar has...
Officials hold groundbreaking ceremony at site of new Onset Fire Station
Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new Onset Fire Station on Sand Pond Road on Wednesday afternoon, March 11. “It’s nice to see it coming to fruition,” said Onset Fire Chief Raymond Goodwin. According to Goodwin, the new...
Wareham Police hire two new officers
The Wareham Police Department announced two new hires on March 6: Hannah Salerno and Malik Wilkes. Salerno is a lifelong resident of Onset and a graduate of Wareham High School. She is currently pursuing a degree at Bridgewater State University...
Bail denied for murder suspect
PLYMOUTH — After reviewing evidence captured on a dashboard camera, Judge Brian Davis denied bail for David Robbins, the Onset man arrested for killing Yves Roux Jr. in November, saying that Robbins did not act in self-defense. A Feb. 21 pretrial...
Police respond to 20 overdoses in February, two fatalities
Wareham Police responded to 20 overdoses in February, two of which proved to be fatal. During many of the incidents, communication officers provided life-saving instructions over the phone. Narcan was also used to save lives at many of the incidents...
House fire displaces residents on Puritan Ave.
A fire displaced the residents of the home at 49 Puritan Ave., off Glen Charlie Rd., on Sunday night. Wareham Fire responded to the fire at about 8:31 p.m., as did Wareham EMS and Police and Onset Fire. Although the cause of the fire is still under...
Unknown liquid found non-hazardous at Police Station
The Hazardous Materials team was called to the Wareham Police Station at about 5 p.m. on Sunday after a resident brought a bottle of an unknown liquid to the station. The bottle was found at the resident’s home, and appeared to be distorted from...
Wareham detectives arrest two on drug charges
Wareham Police detectives arrested two on drug charges on Friday morning, Feb. 28. Detectives stopped a vehicle on Glen Charlie Road as part of an investigation into illegal narcotic sales in the Shangri-La area at around 11:20 a.m. Detectives...
Wareham woman arrested for OUI, hitting liquor store with vehicle
Wareham Police Officers arrested a woman on Wednesday night, Feb. 26 for operating under the influence, and hitting a building with her vehicle. Officers responded to Liquor ‘N More, 18 Tobey Road, at 5:29 p.m. for a report of a vehicle, which had...
John Walcek sworn in as Chief of Police
John Walcek, who has served as Acting Chief since May 2018, was named the official Chief of Police at Tuesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to name Walcek chief, a decision that was met with applause...
Police charge three in motor-vehicle-related incidents on Sunday
Wareham Police responded to three motor vehicle-related incidents on Sunday within a few hours on Sunday evening. At about 4:15 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle accident near 300 Onset Ave. and the intersection of Old Onset Rd. A car had...
Drug raid leads to arrest
Wareham Police arrested a man following an investigation into illegal narcotic sales from an apartment in Building C in Cranberry Manor apartments at 2220 Cranberry Highway. Assisted by New Bedford detectives and State Police assigned to the Violent...
Dash-cam video at center of pretrial hearing for alleged murderer
PLYMOUTH — A Feb. 21 pretrial hearing for David Robbins, the Onset man arrested for killing Yves Roux Jr. in November, centered around a video captured by Roux’s dashboard camera. Robbins’ defense attorney John Amabile made a motion for bail, and...
Man arrested for shoplifting hours after alleged OUI
Wareham Police arrested Michael Pina, 34, of no certain address, for shoplifting at Walmart on Tuesday, Feb. 18, less than 24 hours after he was found intoxicated in a motor vehicle, and transported to Tobey Hospital. According to the Wareham Police...
Truck thief found in brush pile
A Brewster man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stealing a truck and hiding in a brush pile. At about 10:45 p.m., Officer James White spotted a pick-up truck pulling a trailer that was dragging a ramp, causing it to spark against the...
Brockton teen killed in rollover accident on Rte. 495 in Wareham
A 19-year-old Brockton man was killed Monday night in a rollover crash on Rte. 495 Northbound in Wareham. State troopers responded to the crash just after 10 p.m., and found that Ajani Mitchell’s car had rolled off the left side of the roadway and...
Driver in Feb. 5 I-195 rollover has died
The driver of the car involved in a rollover accident at about 3 p.m. on I-195 Westbound in Marion on Wednesday, Feb. 5, has died, according to State Police. Brooke Sweet, 20, was a resident of Mattapoisett. Sweet graduated from Old Rochester...
UPDATE: Police cruiser involved in head-on crash on Cranberry Highway
A head-on collision involving a police cruiser at the lights on Cranberry Highway between Stop & Shop and CVS sent at least five people to the hospital late on Saturday morning at about 11:15 a.m. Three cars, including the cruiser, were damaged...
UPDATE: Single-car rollover accident ejects woman on I-195 West
A single-car rollover accident on Route I-195 Westbound ejected a woman from her car at about 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday at mile marker 36.6, just over the line into Marion. The woman, who is 20 years old, was seriously injured, and was brought to Tobey...
Police report 11 overdoses in January, three fatalities
The Wareham Police Department has reported that officers responded to eleven drug overdoses during the month of January 2020, three of which were fatal. According to police, Narcan was used by responding officers to save lives during three of the...
UPDATE: House fire on Depot St., no injuries reported
Wareham Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 6 Depot Street just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday night. No one was injured, but four people — two adults and two children — were displaced, along with several birds. The Red Cross provided aid to...
Women arrested for allegedly assaulting officers
Three women have allegedly assaulted Wareham Police officers in the past week. On Wednesday, January 19, a Wareham woman was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Police received a call about a suspicious woman on Main Street, whom Special Officer Dennis...
Committee kicks off study for new Public Safety Complex
A committee composed of various members of the Wareham Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, and interested citizens met Thursday night to begin work toward a new public safety complex. The group elected Town Moderator Claire Smith as Chair...
‘Combative’ man arrested in Onset after call for mental health evaluation
A call for a mental health evaluation ended in an arrest on Jan. 15, after the subject of the call was combative towards officers and attempted to take an officer’s gun. Two officers responded to the call in Onset at about 10 p.m., and called a...
Juvenile arrested for armed robbery
A juvenile robbed Cape Cod Gas at knife point on Saturday afternoon, according to Wareham Police. At about 5:03 p.m., the boy entered the store, located on Cranberry Highway, with a bandana over his face and armed with a knife, demanding cash and...
Two people arrested in Wareham in connection to New Bedford armed robbery
Two people wanted for an armed robbery in New Bedford were arrested in Wareham early on Friday morning, Jan. 17. Kerstyn Gross, 22, and Luis Santos, 21, were placed into custody at separate locations by Wareham officers on the midnight shift. Gross...
Man arrested for slashing 24 tires at Shenanigans
A man has been arrested after slashing 24 tires at Shenanigans Bar and Grill and shoplifting. As reported by Shenanigans staff , a man with two black eyes and a broken nose entered the restaurant at about 11 p.m. on Thursday night. When the...
Man on bike slashes car tires at Shenanigans
The staff at Shenanigans Bar and Grill on Cranberry Highway are asking for the public’s help following an unusual incident at about 11 p.m. Thursday night. A man with two black eyes and what appeared to be a broken nose arrived by bike to the...
Wareham Fire District announces elections, annual meeting
The Wareham Fire District is preparing for its annual meeting and election. The annual meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13, and the warrant will close on Friday, March 13. The district’s annual election will be held on Saturday, April 18. Two...
Police make 45 arrests in twelve days
Wareham Police arrested or charged 45 people in the first 12 days of the year. On Thursday, Jan. 2, Heather King, 33, of Wareham, was arrested at 2:48 p.m. by Wareham Police Detectives after they observed her in a car on Onset Avenue. The detectives...
Three arrested in marijuana raid
Three people were arrested following a raid at 18 Leisure Lane, during which Wareham Police confiscated a “large quantity” of marijuana found in the home, as one suspect jumped out a window in an attempt to flee the scene. Police raided the property...
Pete’s Master Muffler involved in 3-alarm fire
Pete’s Master Muffler repair shop at 3125 Cranberry Highway was the site of a three-alarm fire on Thursday afternoon, resulting in no injuries but significant damage to the building and several vehicles. At 3:52 p.m., the Onset Fire Department...
Police seek public’s help in search for missing teen girl
Update: Police have identified the teenage boy mentioned in the initial release, and he is helping police with their efforts to find Jones.
The Wareham Police are investigating a report of a missing girl, identified as Sadie Jones...
Fire districts review 2019 by the numbers
Both fire districts in Wareham took a statistical look at 2019. The Wareham Fire Department logged 3,495 calls and wrote 2,594 incident reports. Among those calls, 19 were for marine incidents. The district responded to 32 motor vehicle fires and 35...
Wareham Police Department: a year in review
Wareham Police logged more than 50,000 calls in 2019, as they fulfilled their duties by conducting vehicle stops, responding to 911 calls, and working to stop and solve serious crimes. Police compiled statistics to help the public get a sense of the...
Wareham man falls off Bourne roof
A 31-year-old Wareham man fell off a roof on Head of the Bay Rd. in Bourne on Friday, January 3. When first responders arrived, the man was unconscious, but breathing. He was transported to Mass Maritime Academy by Bourne Rescue, and was later...
Firefighters honor fallen Somerset chief
Firefighters across the South Coast honored Somerset Fire Chief Scott Jepson of Dighton as his funeral procession traveled down Rte. 195 on Sunday. Pictured, Wareham Firefighter Evan Moretti salutes from an overpass.
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