From the Wareham Police Department:
From Wareham Police: On Thursday February 14, at about 10:30 p.m. Wareham Police received a call from Stop and Shop about a shoplifter that fled the store and was headed toward the area of the Liquor Locker. Officer Michael Phinney located the suspect in the liquor store and found the stolen groceries next to the building. It contained over $75.00 in items, and Officer Phinney placed the male in custody. After being placed under arrest, the suspect attempted to escape from the cruiser by kicking at the rear door and protective bars. His escape attempt was thwarted when Officer Blaise Lalli ordered him to stop, or he would face additional charges. The suspect now began to berate the officers for not dealing with more serious crimes in town. Eric Bedard, 40, of East Wareham was arrested and charged with shoplifting and it appears there was no damage to the cruiser’s interior.
On Friday, February 15, at 9:00 p.m. Officers Calib Larue and Zachary Bowden responded to the area of Hathaway Street for the report of vehicle “all over the road” according to the caller, an out of town police officer. Moments later the officers observed the vehicle on Marion Road near Hathaway Street crossing over the yellow line forcing oncoming vehicles to swerve to avoid a collision. The officers pulled the vehicle over and arrested Michael Thompson, 63, of Mattapoisett,for reckless operation of a motor vehicle and operating an unregistered automobile.
A short while later, at 10:15 p.m., Wareham Police responded to El Mariachi’s restaurant on Main Street for a fight in progress. At the scene officers determined that some of the males involved in the fight had gone out back, however Officer Nate Aronson asked Officer Calib Larue to detain a male inside. This male was yelling and swearing and Officer Larue asked him to calm down, however the male refused and was placed under arrest. While being walked out to the cruiser the male hurled expletives at the officer and yelled that his civil rights were being violated. Forrest Stevens, 24, of Brockton, is being charged with disorderly conduct. The other males involved in the altercation were cooperative and left the area upon request of the officers.
Later at midnight, officers responded to the Water’s Edge Trailer Park for a reported disturbance. This was the second time in less than an hour that officers had responded to the area for a disturbance. Upon arrival officers attempted to speak to the same male who had earlier been given a verbal warning, however this time he was immediately confrontational and uncooperative. The male accused officers of harassing him and when he was told he was being placed in custody flailed his arms in a violent manner, resisting officers. Eric Bedard, 40, of East Wareham was arrested for disorderly conduct by Officers Nate Aronson and Ryan Turner. This is the same male who had been arrested for shoplifting the day before.
On Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. Officers Richard Robidoux and Jon Verhaegen arrested Christopher Anderson, 33, of 11 Atlantic Avenue, Wareham, at his residence on warrant issued by the Plymouth County Superior Court Probation Department. The officers were advised of the warrant by Sergeant Herb Noble and Mr. Anderson was placed into custody without incident.
On Monday, February 18, at 4:15 a.m., Officer Larue observed tire marks going off of the roadway in the area of 505 Main Street, the offices of Wareham Community Television. In addition he observed some damage to the building and adjacent telephone pole. Sgt. Herb Noble arrived on location and observed tire tracks in the snow where the suspect vehicle had fled the scene. Sgt. Noble directed Officer Jennifer Braley to follow the tracks which led down Main Street onto Fearing Hill Road, into Rochester. Officer Braley met with Rochester Police Officer Aly Rego and determined the vehicle could be located at an address on Bowens Lane in Rochester. At the address they spoke with Thomas Caplain, 21, of Wareham, who admitted to being in the accident. As a result Mr. Caplain will be summoned to court for, leaving the scene of a property damage accident.