Man Arrested After Shots Fired in Onset

Allegedly fired a gun during an argument...
Twenty-one-year-old Zachary Blondheim faces multiple charges after he allegedly fired a gun during an argument in Onset. (WPD booking photo)

From the Wareham Police Department:

A Middleboro man was arrested by Wareham Police after he allegedly fired a gun during an argument near West Boulevard in Onset on Oct. 14.

Zachary Blondheim, age 21, was arrested later that night and faces multiple weapon-related charges. 

Wareham Police officers responded to the area of Eighth Street and West Boulevard around 10:15 p.m. for a report of a shooting. No one was shot or injured, police said.

Reportedly there was an argument between several people and the suspect fired a gun from a car before fleeing. Following an investigation, detectives identified the shooter and went to the suspect’s home accompanied by Middleboro Police. 

Mr. Blondheim was held on $10,000 cash bail. He faces the following charges:

  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling
  • Carrying a firearm while loaded without a license
  • Possession of ammunition without an FID card.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek praised officers following the incident, “As the result of good police work, the suspected shooter was identified and placed in custody less than two hours of the initial incident. “While the primary suspect was arrested, this remains an active and open investigation.” 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