Arrests Galore in Wareham Recently

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Rori Thomas, age 37, of Fall River was arrested for assault and battery with a deadly weapon. (WPD booking photo)

From the Wareham Police Department:

On Tuesday, March 19, Wareham Police officers made multiple arrests.

9:40 a.m. - A juvenile male was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon after threatening to stab another person with a pen.

1:15 p.m. - An off-duty Wareham Police Officer observed a woman being punched on High Street by a man. The man was placed under arrest. However, no further information regarding these cases can be publicly released.

3:45 p.m. - Andrew Darby, 29, of Bourne, was arrested by detectives. Darby was charged with breaking and entering into a building in the night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and vandalizing property in connection with a B&E into “Wreckless Hobbies” shop, 3086 Cranberry Highway, in February. (See related content link below for full story on Mr. Darby's case)

He is also facing multiple charges in both Bourne and Foxborough, police said. He was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail following arraignment Wednesday in Wareham District Court. He is due back in court on April 18 for a pre-trial hearing.

5 p.m. - Shane Johnson, 30, of no certain address, was arrested by Officers Charles Pillsbury and Lorenzo Grosso at the Rosewood Motel. The officers had developed information that he would be there and knew of an active warrant for his arrest. He was placed in custody without incident.

7:10 p.m. – Jamal Guinyard, 33, of East Wareham was arrested by Officers Pillsbury and Grosso at his residence. Guinyard was taken into custody without incident as the result of an active warrant.

7:44 p.m. – Officers Nate Aronson, Eric Kanavos, and Eric Machado responded to the Church of the Nazarene on Rogers Avenue for a reported disturbance. This is the location of a shelter for homeless individuals. Upon arrival, officers observed three parties yelling at staff inside the building. As a result of the incident four subjects were placed under arrest. They were transported to police headquarters for processing. At the station one of the arrested parties, Tiffany Sylvia, became very combative. During the process she grabbed an officer, and then attempted to bite other officers. While being escorted to a holding cell she began to fight again, causing Officer George Dionne to fall and strike his head on the floor. She then charged at the officer and a Taser was deployed to bring her under control. All four were held and were expected in Wareham District Court Wednesday morning.


Caitlin Williams, 28, of Wareham, was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

Tiffany Sylvia, 29, of Onset, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer (2 counts), disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and trespassing. She was ordered held on $250 cash following arraignment in Wareham District Court, where she is due back on April 17.

Stephen Parece, 33, of no certain address, was charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

Richard Paulino, 49, of no certain address, was charged with trespassing.

8 p.m. – Officers were alerted to a disturbance in the front parking lot of the police station. An individual came into the station saying that the person they were riding with had slammed their head on the floor of a car during an argument. Officers Pillsbury and Grosso went out front and placed Rori Thomas, 37, of Fall River under arrest for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

11:25 p.m. – Officers Pillsbury and Grosso arrested Kevin McAuliffe, 55, of East Wareham, at Tobey Hospital following a disturbance call there. He is charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. 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