Arrests for theft, methamphetamines
Police arrested several people for charges related to theft and methamphetamines this week.
On Friday, June 14, at 2:15 p.m., Wareham Police Officer Steven Joy arrested Corey Bell, 19, of Wareham, at Home Depot. Bell is accused of stealing over $2,600 worth of cash from the registers while he worked at the store. He is being charged with larceny over $1,200.
At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, Officers Charles Pillsbury and Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste responded to Olympia Sports after receiving a report of a shoplifter. When the officers arrived, the suspect attempted to hide under a clothing rack. Officer Pillsbury told her to come out and began an investigation. After a few minutes, the officers determined that the suspect had concealed over $200 worth of items. Balen Mattos, 28, of Buzzards Bay, was placed under arrest for shoplifting.
On Wednesday night, June 19, at about 8:45 p.m. Wareham Police Officer Nate Aronson and Reserve Officer Erik Kanavos responded to Walmart for suspicious activity involving two individuals in a car in the parking lot. The officers discovered suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle along with over $300 in cash and a digital scale. Justin Blier, 35, and Heather Zaniewski, 38, both of Wareham, were placed under arrest and charged with possession of a Class “B” drug. Blier was also charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class “B” drug.