Three Arrested for Stolen and Counterfeit Credit Cards and ID’s at the
Wrentham Village Outlets
On December 30th,
2013, around 1:00PM, the Wrentham Police responded to the Burberry store at the
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. Store
employees were reporting three individuals inside the store attempting to make
a purchase valued at more than $8000.00 with stolen or counterfeit credit cards
O’Connell arrived to the scene first and witnessed the transaction taking
place. When he confronted two of the
suspects, they fled from the store on foot to a rented 2013 Mercedes E350,
parked nearby. Officer Jon Coliflores
and Sgt. James Barrett assisted Officer O’Connell in apprehending the three
suspects before they were able to escape.
investigation, including suspect interviews and several search warrants,
revealed the three had spent thousands of dollars throughout Massachusetts,
specifically Newbury Street
using stolen or counterfeit credit and debit cards and id’s.
is ongoing with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, but it
appears these three suspects may be involved in similar crimes in other eastern
The three arrested
are Justin Worthington, 24 years old from Oxon
Hill, Maryland; Alexus Jackson, 20 years old
from parts unknown and Christian Johnson, 23 years old from Landover, Maryland.
All three were
held on $10,000.00 cash bail until court on the following day where they were
arraigned. Johnson is being held on a
felony warrant for carjacking out of Prince George’s
National AMBER Alert
Awareness Day, January 13th, 2014, is set aside and memorialized in
honor of Amber Hagerman and the establishment of a national AMBER Alert Program
by the U.S. Department of Justice. This
is an appropriate time to notify the public of an important achievement by the
Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (Metro LEC). Metro LEC is a consortium of cities, towns
and sheriff departments from Massachusetts
with the goal of sharing resources among its member agencies in order to
provide the best possible police services to the community.
On July 23rd and
24th, 2013, Metro LEC conducted a “mock” child abduction drill in
the Town of Norwood. Officers from member agencies of the Metro
LEC organization mobilized and responded to Norwood to investigate a report of a missing
child. Assessors from the AMBER Program
evaluated the Metro LEC Child Abduction Response Team (Metro CART), a specialized
unit within Metro LEC. They assessed protocols
and the effectiveness of the drill, to meet standards set forth by the U.S.
Department of Justice. After completion
of the drill, Metro CART has received notification from the AMBER Program that
we have successfully met these necessary standards and will become the 19th
nationally certified CART team, and only the second northeastern state team to
receive the honor.
On February 18th,
2014, Metro LEC will be presented an award by the Department of Justice for the
national certification. This award will
be presented by Phil Keith, Program Director of the AMBER Alert Training and
Technical Assistance Program. More
information will follow regarding the award ceremony.
The Wrentham Police Department is currently seeking
applicants for Police Officer Lateral Transfers.
The Wrentham Police Department seeks motivated, dependable,
and community oriented police officers for lateral transfer to this department.
The applicant must be currently employed by a civil service police department
and be eligible for transfer.
The applicant will have successfully completed a MPTC
full-time police academy, must possess Massachusetts motor vehicle operators
license, Massachusetts license to carry firearms, successfully complete a
comprehensive pre-employment background investigation, physical, drug and
psychological testing, possess problem solving ability, believes in a community
policing model, and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Located mid way between Boston
Wrentham is approximately 23 sq. miles with a population of more than 11, 000. Wrentham is home of the Wrentham Premium Village
Outlet Mall which full time officers regularly work paid details for purposes
of traffic enforcement and crime prevention.
The Wrentham Police Department offers the Quinn Bill M.G.L.
Chapter 41 Section 108L benefit to all new hires who, at the time of their hire
are approved by the State to receive such benefits under Chapter 41 Section
There are three lakes in Wrentham including Lake Pearl which
is a 212 acre body of water which is patrolled by officers in the Wrentham
Police Department’s 17’ Boston Whaler Police Boat.
During the summer, full time officers patrol the WrenthamStateForest,
covering 1,027 acres and 23 miles of trails, utilizing state of the art police
mountain bikes and ATV patrol.
Special assignments include; Motorcycle Patrol, School
Resource Officer, Elder Affairs Officer, Community Relations Officer,
Detective/Patrolman and Dare Officers.
The Wrentham Police Department offers a competitive salary
and benefits package. Candidates will be subjected to an extensive background
check, medical evaluation, drug testing and psychological screening.
The Town of Wrentham
is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates must submit a current
resume, letter of interest, and all police certifications to:
Wrentham man pled guilty to 12 indictments of possessing child pornography in
Norfolk Superior Court August 7, 2013 and was sentenced to a year and a half
incarceration, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W.
admitted to having more than a thousand images and videos of children, some
still toddlers, being sexually abused,” District Attorney Morrissey said after
the plea. “The maximum penalty for the crime is 5 years state prison. We
requested a 4 to 5 year sentence, followed by 10 years of probation with sex
offender treatment, GPS tracking of his movements, no internet use and no
unsupervised contact with children under 18 when he is
Morrissey praised the investigation by the Wrentham Police Department, the
Department of Homeland Security and the Computer Crimes Unit of the Metropolitan
Law Enforcement Council, saying “there was a tremendous amount of work necessary
to process and develop this much evidence, and Assistant District Attorney Anne
Yas did good work bringing this to a successful
Judge Kenneth C. Fishman sentenced Bourget, 49, of Blackberry Hill Road in
Wrentham, to 2 ½ years in a house of correction, 18 months to serve, followed by
6 years of probation with conditions that he undergo sex offender treatment, be
subject to GPS monitoring, submit a DNA sample, possess no adult or child
pornography and have no internet access - enforced by a firewall to monitored by
it possession, creation or distribution, any involvement with child pornography
encourages and abets the criminal violation of children and the damaging of
young lives,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “Society needs to stand against
this at every turn. I cannot thank the Wrentham police and their partners enough
for their work here.”
From September 2011 until January 2012, Bourget used the screen name “MWMfromMA”
to communicate with a party he did not know was an undercover U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement Task Force agent. That communication began when Bourget
answered a posting offering sex with an underage girl in Florida. Probable cause
was developed to obtain a search warrant for Bourget’s residence stemming from
On July 1st, 2013, Officers Derick Cassidy and Jon Coliflores responded to a residence on Archer Street for a reported housebreak. The homeowners left in the morning, only to come home to find their door kicked in and property stolen.
Following an investigation, Detective Sergeant Barrett has filed charges against two Wrentham teens; one being a juvenile.
On July 5th, 2013, Officer Derick Cassidy took a report for stolen property from residents of Summer Street. A subsequent investigation by Detective Sergeant James Barrett led to the arrest of two men, Ephraim Hunter of Millis and Jason Dunston of Medway.
Several items have been recovered, further linking the suspects to the crime. Both men are charged with receiving stolen property with a value greater than $250.00.