Three arrested for breaking and entering, one suspect escapes capture

Mar 21, 2020

Wareham police officers arrested three men for breaking and entering a building on Swifts Beach Road on Friday, March 20, while a fourth suspect eluded law enforcement.

Officers responded to a breaking and entering in progress at 4:45 p.m. 

Officer Nate Aronson saw a silver van on Swifts Beach Road and stopped it near the corner of Mather Drive. After stopping briefly, the van then sped off before the officer could make contact with the people inside the van. Officer Aronson pursued the van, with help from Sergeant Steve Soqui. The van turned onto Littleton Drive and abruptly stopped. All four suspects then jumped out and ran. Officer Aronson chased the suspects with help from Officer Joseph Cardoza.

One of the suspects was quickly apprehended behind Cranberry Grove Way. 

Wareham Police requested assistance from the Marion Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department.

A short while later, a second suspect was apprehended on Rock Marsh Road by a State Police K-9 team. A third suspect was apprehended behind a residence on Swifts Beach Road by Wareham Police Officer Eric Machado.

The fourth suspect eluded capture, but he has been identified. Wareham Police will be seeking an arrest warrant for him. 

Andrew Booker, 31, of East Wareham, Trace Cole-Gordon, 21, of Onset, and Guilherme Jalo,18, of West Wareham were arrested for breaking and entering into a building during the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, vandalizing property, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace. As the driver of the van, Booker faces additional charges for failing to stop for police, and operating after suspension. 

In response to the incident, Wareham Police Chief John Walcek said “residents can rest assured that even during this time of a national emergency, your Wareham police officers are still enforcing the law to keep people safe. In this incident the coordination of several officers by Lt. Gerard resulted in three men being taken into custody.” He added, “While one suspect escaped the dragnet, I am confident that he will be captured soon, and there is no threat to the public.”