Wareham police identify victim and driver in Tuesday pedestrian fatality; Wareham police catch B&E suspect red-handed; Stealing steel; Raid leads to coke arrest

Wareham police identify the victim and driver in Tuesday pedestrian fatality


   A State Police trooper and a Wareham officer examine the sneaker of a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck Tuesday night in Wareham. David G. Curran photo.

WAREHAM - The Wareham police have released the name of both the driver and victim of a pedestrian fatality Tuesday.  53-year-old Charles Raymond of Wareham was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday night near 3214 Cranberry Highway at the intersection of Onset Ave. around 8:30 p.m. Mr. Raymond was Medflighted to a Boston area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Raymond is 38-year-old Christopher Delsie of Buzzards Bay, according to police. Wareham police cited Delsie for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver's license.

Wareham police are investigating the accident.

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Source: Wareham Police Department.

B&E Suspect caught red-handed existing Wareham restaurant Tuesday

WAREHAM - At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Wareham Patrol Officer Bryan Whalen responded to an alarm at the Cranberry Cottage Restaurant at 246 Marion Road, according to a Wareham police release. While checking the building, Officer Whalen saw a man exiting the restaurant through a basement window and ordered the man to the ground. Officer Jennifer Braley arrived on the scene and the man, identified as Sandy Joseph Little, 34, of 16 Holt Road in Buzzards Bay, was placed under arrest.

Little was transported to the Wareham Police Station where he was processed and charged with breaking and entering in the night time. He was held overnight and arraigned in Wareham District Court on Wednesday.

According to court records, Little has a lengthy record of breaking and entering as well as two prior robbery convictions. He is currently on probation in Superior Court for armed robbery. Bail was set Tuesday at $10,000.

Source: Wareham Police Department.

Erratic driver caught stealing steel in Wareham Wednesday

WAREHAM - Early Wednesday, around 4 a.m., Wareham Patrol Officer Kevin Reilly stopped the driver of a truck on Glen Charlie Road in East Wareham for failure to stay within marked lanes, according to a Wareham police release. As he approached the cab of the truck, Officer Reilly noticed several metal items in the back of the truck.  The driver of the truck was identified as James W. Moran Jr., 23, of Pine Street in Holbrook, MA. Moran was driving with a suspended license and had an active default warrant from Brockton District Court, police said.

Upon further investigation, Officer Reilly confirmed the ownership of the items in the truck, including pallet jacks and an aluminum cart from Wal-Mart and plow blades, a man-hole cover and brake rotors from Pro Team Oil Change.

According to police, Moran was placed under arrest and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stay within marked lanes and two counts of receiving stolen property over $250.

Moran was held overnight and will be arraigned Thursday morning, police said.

Source: Wareham Police Department.

Shangri La raid leads to drug arrest Wednesday

WAREHAM - At 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, Wareham detectives, patrol officers and K9 units, as well as a Barnstable County Sheriff's Office K9 unit, executed a search warrant at 16 Plymouth Ave. in the Shangri La section of East Wareham, according to a Wareham police release. Police have targeted the home for ongoing illegal drug activity, police said.

During the raid, police seized two grams of cocaine contained in four clear glassine baggies, a digital scale, additional baggies and over $900 in cash.  A resident of the home, identified as 33-year-old Courtney Jones, was arrested and charged with possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and possession of a Class B substance. 

Jones was booked at the police station, then transported to Wareham District Court for his arraignment, police said.

Source: Wareham Police Department.

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