On Thursday July 12, at about 3:30 pm, Wareham Police responded to Stop and Shop for a reported shoplifter being detained. At the scene, Officer George Chandler encountered Sarah J. Kearley, 32, of Onset, being detained by loss prevention personnel. It was determined that over $580.00 of merchandise was stolen, and when confronted by Officer Chandler about the items taken, Ms. Kearley began to scream out, “arrest me, arrest me”. The officer noted in his report that this outburst was in the checkout area, which was very crowded at the time with shoppers, including many families. As a result, she was placed under arrest and charged with, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace. Ms. Kearley was transported to Wareham Police headquarters where she was processed pending her arraignment in Wareham District Court.
On Friday morning at about, 6:45 am, Officer Christopher Corner observed Joseph Deluca, 43, as the passenger in a vehicle pulling out of Locust Street onto Onset Avenue. Officer Corner is familiar with Mr. Deluca and was aware of an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The vehicle was stopped in the area of the Stone Bridge and Mr. Deluca was placed under arrest, and transported to police headquarters for processing.
Acting Chief of Police John Walcek praises his officers publicly for their diligence when 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”. He further added, “Wareham is not going to be a haven for those who break the law”.