Four Yarmouth overnight arrests; Two Yarmouth officers recognized; Wareham drug raid; Free rides to jail on the Vineyard

Yarmouth Police Blotter: Overnight Arrests

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department has a released a list of overnight arrests in their town.

  • 15yarmouthpd_patch_14757 hrs (3:57 p.m.) :  Samantha E. Devoe of 27 Gleason Ave, West Yarmouth, charged with Domestic Assault and Battery
  • 1602 hrs (4:02 p.m.):  David S. Labbe of 300 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth, charged with Violation of Protective Order   
  • 2021 hrs (8:21 p.m.):  Alan J Gillespie Jr of 56 Shallow Brook Road, West Yarmouth, charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault and Battery
  • 0140 hrs (1:4o a.m.):  Rodman H. Scace II of 253 Mitchells Way, Hyannis with Felony OUI Liquor 3rd Offense and Operating to Endanger  

Yarmouth Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue recognized for performance relating to the arrest of armed and convicted felon Gerald Lopes Sr.

YARMOUTH - Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue was recognized by the Yarmouth Police Department for his outstanding performance leading to the arrest of Gerald Lopes Sr, an armed and convicted felon.  In a letter Lt. Steven Xiarhos said, "you performed your duties with an outstanding sense of duty, savvy and professionalism."

" performed your duties with an outstanding sense of duty, savvy and professionalism." - Lt. Steven Xiarhos

While conducting a self initiated area patrol check of the American Host Motel complex on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 1620 hours Yarmouth Police Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue encountered several suspicious subjects in a motor vehicle in the parking lot.

The initial encounter helped develop information that directly led to the arrest of an armed and convicted felon, Gerald Lopes Jr., on outstanding felony warrants. Soon after the arrest, Patrol Officer Donahue continued to implement aggressive patrol tactics and conducted a self-initiated follow-up check of the surrounding area that led to the recovery of a loaded Glock 40 caliber pistol hidden by a female acquaintance of Lopes just prior to his arrest.

Due to the self-initiative of Patrol Officer Bradley J. Donahue and the outstanding teamwork of fellow Patrol Officers Cheryl Nugent Gomsey, Paul Mellett, Kevin Antonovitch, and Patrol Sergeant Francis L. Hennessey a major violent criminal and his accomplice, as well as illegal drugs and a loaded semi-automatic pistol, were successfully and safely removed from our community.

The complete recognition:  As the primary Officer involved in this incident, you performed your duties with an outstanding sense of duty, savvy, and professionalism that directly led to the reduction of serious crime in our community and improved the safety of our citizens and visitors as well as your fellow police officers.

Your work is much appreciated and brings great credit to all members of the Yarmouth Police Department.

Yarmouth Patrol Sergeant Patrick S. Carty recognized for performance relating to the arrest of Joshua R. Delancey

YARMOUTH - Patrol Sergeant Patrick S. Carty was recognized bythe Yarmouth Police Department for his outstanding performance leadingto the arrest of Joshua R. Delancey.  Delancey was wanted on three outstanding warrants.

On Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 5:15 AM Yarmouth Police Patrol Sergeant Patrick S. Carty spoke with a male caller on the 911 emergency phone lines who during the conversation admitted that he was the subject of at least two outstanding arrest warrants.

While Patrol Sergeant Carty kept the caller on the line, Yarmouth Police Dispatcher Robert Sullivan traced the caller’s location to the pay phone at the Station Avenue Mobil in South Yarmouth.  Yarmouth Police Patrol Investigator Scott Lundegren and Patrol Officer Justin Haire arrived at the scene and spotted the suspect and stopped his vehicle and confirmed that there were three outstanding warrants for his arrest.

After placing the suspect in custody Patrol Investigator Lundegren conducted an inventory of his vehicle prior to impounding.  During the inventory process items of clothing that matched the description of the clothing worn by the suspect in two earlier armed robberies in Yarmouth were observed as well as a distinctive folding knife. 

The suspect, Joshua R. Delancey, was transported to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and subsequently met with Yarmouth Police Detective Eric H. Nuss and Barnstable Police Department Detective Valerie Hemilla.  Based on information developed during the interview process the suspect was charged with 3 Yarmouth robberies and at least 1 Barnstable robbery.

The complete recognition: For outstanding performance while demonstrating a superior degree of initiative, professionalism, and teamwork that reflects great credit upon law enforcement and the Yarmouth Police Department.

Police raid Wareham home, seize heroin and drug distribution paraphernalia

WAREHAM - Ashley Carlstrom, 24, of 9 Daniel Road was arrested and charged with Possession of a Class A Substance with Intent to Distribute Tuesday evening.  The arrest was the result of a raid on the Daniel Road home at 8:50 p.m. last night.

During the raid, Wareham police and members of the Drug Enforcement Agency Cape Cod Task Force seized 2 grams of heroin and paraphernalia used to distribute and sell drugs including a scale, glassine bags and several unlabeled pills.

Carlstrom was arraigned at Wareham District Court Wednesday morning.

Oak Bluffs offers free jail

OAK BLUFFS - Where are the designated drivers?  VT is sure that you can still get a taxi at any hour, especially after bars close, and yet the OUI seems to be as popular as ever. Oak Bluffs police made three OUI arrests over the weekend. Just after midnight on Saturday, police stopped a vehicle on New York Ave. and arrested Daniel Gardner of North Carolina. This was Mr. Gardner's 5th arrest for OUI - Alcohol. A few hours later, Lucas Landers of Oak Bluffs was arrested for OUI after speeding down Barnes Road. Mr. Lucas is only 20-years-old. Finally, Ricardo Valentim, 27, of Oak Bluffs was taken into custody on Sunday morning for driving under the influence.  (From welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on