From the Wareham Police Department:
On Sunday, October 13, at 8:21 p.m., Wareham Police responded to Marion Road near the Wareham Country Market for a report of a male who had been robbed by two other males. Further information provided was that the suspects were now in the area of the Shaw’s Supermarket.
Sgt. Daniel Flaherty, responding on the call located the suspects near Shaw’s and ordered the males to the ground. Marion Police Sgt. Jeff Habicht assisted in securing the suspects, and Wareham Officers Michael Phinney and James White investigated the robbery. A victim was located on Marion Road, who reported that he had been punched, strangled and kicked by one of the males, while the other male reached into his pocket and stole cash before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported by EMS to Tobey Hospital for treatment of injuries.
While investigating the incident one of the suspects was found to have cash and suspected heroin in his possession. Both men were placed under arrest.
Alexander Tratzinski, 38, of West Wareham, is charged with unarmed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation, and possession of a Class “A” drug.
Michael Martinez, 30, of East Wareham, is charged with unarmed robbery.
Acting Chief John Walcek said, “This is not a random incident, and thanks to the rapid response of patrol officers, the suspects were quickly apprehended.”