Man mugged by two assailants on Marion Road Sunday night

Oct 16, 2019

Two men were arrested Sunday night for assaulting a man and stealing his cash, police said.

At about 8:20 p.m., police responded to Marion Road following a call reporting the incident, along with the information that the suspects were near Shaw’s Supermarket.

Sgt. Daniel Flaherty located the suspects and ordered them to get on the ground. Marion Police Sgt. Jeff Habicht assisted in securing the suspects, and Wareham Officers Michael Phinney and James White investigated the robbery.         

The victim was located on Marion Road. He said he had been punched, strangled, and kicked by one of the men while the other stole cash out of his pocket before running away.

The victim was brought to Tobey Hospital for treatment.

Both assailants were arrested. Michael Martinez, 30, of East Wareham, was charged with unarmed robbery. 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, as police found suspected heroin in his possession.

“This is not a random incident, and thanks to the rapid response of patrol officers, the suspects were quickly apprehended,” Acting Chief John Walcek said.