Wareham Police: Wanted suspect arrested after ‘violent struggle’ with officers

Feb 8, 2019

24-year-old Anthony J. Vieira was arrested by Wareham Police this morning following a “violent struggle with officers” according to Acting Police Chief John Walcek.

Officers began their search for Vieira on Tuesday, Jan. 29, after he failed to appear in Wareham District Court. In that time, Police said Vieira committed several new felonies in both Wareham and in Fall River.

Police did not disclose what these felonies were, but stated that Vieira already had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Fall River.

Vieira is suspected of breaking and entering into two Wareham jewelry stores back in October of 2018, allegedly stealing over $1,200 worth of property alongside 21 year-old Erin Pardi of Wareham. 

Vieira was first arrested in connection to the jewelry store robberies on Nov. 4 after he allegedly lead police on a foot chase near the Woods of Wareham housing complex.

A day later on Nov. 5, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office requested Vieira be held on $10,000 bail.

This amount was rejected by Judge Edward Sharkansky, who reduced Vieira’s bail to $3,500. Police said Vieira then made bail in early December and was released.

No additional information about Vieira’s arrest is available at this time.