Recent arrests

May 14, 2019

On Monday, May 6, at about 6:00 p.m. Officers Nate Aronson and Charles Pillsbury arrested William Walsh, 40, of East Wareham, following a disturbance in the emergency room of Tobey Hospital. Police charged Walsh with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, intimidation of a witness and threats to commit a crime. During the arrest, Walsh told Officer Aronson that he was going to take his gun and shoot him. According to police, he then clenched his fists “appearing to the officer that a physical attack was imminent.” Walsh was removed from the hospital and brought to police headquarters for processing.

On Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. Officer Stephen Harrison, observed a vehicle going over a speed limit on Cranberry Highway near Red Brook Road. Officer further observed the vehicle strike an embankment near the Star Light Motel and go airborne, crossing the highway and crashing down on two wheels. Officer thought the car was going to flip over, however, it continued on and finally pulled into a nearby parking lot. The driver, Brian Smith, 41, of Pocasset was placed under arrest and charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operation of a vehicle, speeding and a marked lanes violation.

Later at 7:30 p.m. Officer Joseph Cardoza arrested Sean Kelly, 37, of Wareham on an active warrant following a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway near the Dollar Tree store.

On Thursday, May 9, at 7:30 a.m. Samantha Bergeron, 25, of Wareham was arrested for shoplifting by Officer Ryan Turner at Cumberland Farms of Depot Street. Later at about 5:30 p.m. Officer, Christopher Corner arrested David Roberts, 41, of West Wareham on an active warrant.

At about 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Officer Nate Aronson observed a vehicle that had a license plate on it that he knew belonged to another car on Cranberry Highway. The vehicle pulled into 5 Star Gateway Gas Station and after a brief investigation determined that the operator, Briana Raponi, 32, of Wareham, had given a false name and had warrants for her arrest. Raponi was arrested and charged with, attaching license plates, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, giving a false name to a police officer and three active warrants.

A short while later, at about 7:30 p.m. officers Karl Baptiste and Joseph Cardoza responded to Thirteenth Street in Onset, for a report of a male who had exposed himself to a female. Jack Ikkela, 54, of Onset was placed under arrest and charged with open and gross lewdness as a result of the incident.