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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shoplifters Captured At WVPO After Stealing Close To $5000.00 Worth Of Merchandise

Glanisha Crump
Columbia Road, South Boston, MA

Kamilah Fuller-Givens
Alpha Road, Dorchester (Boston), MA

Chandra Ann Wilkerson
Sutton Street, Mattapan, MA
These three Boston residents were apprehended after being suspected of stealing merchandise from the True Religion outlet at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets. 

Store employees became suspicious of the three when they began handling several pairs of jeans.  Employees of True Religion discovered cut sensor tags on the floor in the area and were unable to locate the jeans the three were handling.  When employees began watching the three more closely, they became openly agitated and intimidating.  At one point, it is alleged that one of the suspects directly insulted an employee.

Detective Lieutenant McGrath happened to be in the area and was made aware of the incident by the manager at True Religion.   Lt. McGrath identified the three suspects and also identified a van in the parking lot  they were using to store their stolen haul.

When the three began to drive out of the parking lot, Lt. McGrath called for marked cruisers to assist in stopping the vehicle.  Officers Hearon and O'Connell arrived and assisted with the stop and the subsequent arrest of the three.

The three women were  taken to the Wrentham Police station where they were booked and processed.  They were all later released on bail and recognizance and appeared for arraignment at the Wrentham District Court the following morning.

All three were charged with more than a dozen offenses.  Good police work recovered almost $5000.00 of stolen merchandise.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lengthy Investigation Leads to Criminal Charges

Cindy Harris
Woonsocket, RI
In late October, 2010, Pond Home administration contacted the Wrentham Police Department to report that several residents were reporting jewelry and cash missing.  This initial report led to the investigation of Cindy Harris, a newly hired CNA (certified nursing assistant) from Woonsocket, RI.

Detective Barry R. McGrath conducted a series of victim and suspect interviews, narrowing the police focus onto Harris.  After an extensive investigation and interviewing Harris, Det. McGrath decided that enough probable cause existed to file a criminal complaint against her for multiple charges of larceny.

The total amount of valuables taken are in excess of $10,000.00 in jewelry and at least $500.00 cash.

The Pond Home is an assisted living community and nursing home in Wrentham that caters to senior citizens.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Crash Leads to Drunk Driving Arrest

Jose Pinheiro
20 Dover Street,
Pawtucket, RI
On Monday, December 13th, shortly after 4:00PM, the Wrentham Police responded to a motor vehicle crash on West Street near the Cumberland, R.I. line.

Officer Barry McGrath and Sgt. James Barrett were the first at the scene.  One pickup truck was stopped, about to take a left turn onto Ray Road when a red pickup, operated by Jose Pinheiro, crashed into the rear of the stopped truck.  Intermittent Officer William Leary arrived and assisted at the scene.

The operators of both vehicles were transported to the hospital by Wrentham Fire EMS.  Jose Pinheiro is being charged with a 4th offense OUI (operating under the influence), operating on a suspended license and attaching wrong motor vehicle plates.  Pinheiro also had a warrant for his arrest from North Attleboro.

Drunk Driving Arrest

David Potter
311 Pain Road
Attleboro, MA
In the early morning hours of December 12th, 2010, Sgt. Labonte encountered a running vehicle, pulled to the side of the road on Taunton Street near the Wrentham State Forest.  Sgt. Labonte identified the operator of the vehicle as David Potter from Attleboro.

After a brief interaction, Sgt. Labonte arrested Potter for drunk driving.  He was taken to the police station where he was booked and processed.  Potter was arraigned later in the day at the Wrentham District Court on a charge of drunk driving, third offense.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

Steven D. Walter
45 Bungay Road
North Attleborough, MA
On Sunday, December 5th, Officer Barry McGrath came upon Steven Walter, stopped in his running vehicle on Shears Street in the area of Rt. 140.  Officer McGrath spoke briefly with Walter, who said he was making a cell phone call then proceeded to pull closer to the curbing.

Officer McGrath investigated further and made the determination that Walter was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of liquor.

Officer McGrath was assisted at the scene by Detective Lt. William McGrath.  Steven Walter was arrested and taken to the Wrentham Police Station where he was booked and processed.  He was released later on personal recognizance.

Walter was arraigned at Wrentham District Court on Monday, December 6th.

Two Adults and Two Juveniles Arrested

Adam C. Mullaley
6 New Emerald Lane
Wrentham, MA
Dillon Todd Barbato
192 East Street
Foxborough, MA
On Sunday, December 5th, Sgt. Jeffrey Smith was patrolling through New Emerald Lane Apartments after residents reported alcohol and drug activity in the parking lot recently.

Sgt. Smith happened upon a car full of young looking occupants parked, and moving about inside the vehicle suspiciously.  Sgt. Smith approached the vehicle and identified Barbato, Mullaley and two juveniles.  The four were in possession of alcohol and all appeared to be drinking.

Sgt. Smith was assisted at the scene by Officer Barry McGrath and Lieutenants Michael Robillard and William McGrath.

The four were taken into custody and transported to the Wrentham Police Station where they were processed.  The juveniles were released to their parents and the two adults, Mullaley and Barbato, were released later on personal recognizance. 

Please report all illegal activity to the Wrentham Police Department for investigation.  You can call 508-384-2121 or email at .  Please be as detailed as you can over the phone and in email correspondence.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wrentham Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

Eugene Handscom
Sleepy Hollow, Wrentham
On 12-03-2010 at, or around, 6:00PM, Foxborough Police contacted the Wrentham Police Department with information about an erratic driver heading into Wrentham.  Foxborough was unable to stop the driver, but Wrentham Police Officer Barry McGrath stopped the suspect vehicle on Sleepy Hollow.

The vehicle was operated by Eugene Handscom of Sleepy Hollow, Wrentham.  Handscom was subsequently arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Sgt. James Barrett and Intermittent Officer William Leary assisted Off. McGrath with the arrest.  Handscom was transported to the Wrentham Police Department where he was booked and processed.  He will be arraigned at the Wrentham District Court on Monday morning (12-06-2010).

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Drunk Driving Arrest

John Fay of Wrentham, MA
In the early evening on 11-26-2010, the Wrentham Police received a 911 call from a motorist reporting that a car had struck a telephone pole and continued to drive away.  The suspect car allegedly drove to Dunkin' Donuts in Wrentham center before driving off once again.

Police identified John Fay as the operator of the vehicle in question.  Fay was taken into custody by Officer William Leary for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.  He was booked and processed at the Wrentham Police station and later released on personal recognizance.  He will be arraigned on Monday morning at the Wrentham District Court.

Domestic Assault and Battery Arrest

Ronald Petta of Franklin, MA
During the early evening hours of 11-26-2010, Ronald Petta was arrested by Officer Barry McGrath in the area of Creek Street, Wrentham, for assault and battery.  Petta was transported to the Wrentham Police Station where he was booked and processed.  He was released later that evening on personal recognizance.  He will be arraigned at Wrentham District Court on Monday morning.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

House Breaks in Wrentham on the Rise

Please be aware that house breaks are increasing in frequency in Wrentham.  The Wrentham Police are currently investigating four that occurred most recently.  Surrounding communities are seeing an increase as well.  The Wrentham Police are currently investigating breaks on Tilting Rock Rd, Dedham Street and King James Way.

Foxborough Police have identified similar breaks with a similar mode of entry used.  Whether or not the breaks are directly related is under investigation.

The Wrentham Police are taking proactive steps;  increasing traffic enforcement and being a  more visible presence in the neighborhoods.

Residents are encouraged to contact the police if they see any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.  Information is the lifeblood of policing and the more you share with us, the better we can serve you and apprehend criminals.

If you have any helpful information regarding these breaks, please email the Wrentham Police at TIPS or call us at 508-384-2121 or 911 in case of an emergency.

Catalytic Converter Thefts Discovered and Charges Filed

Catalytic converters contain metals that can be extracted and then sold for cash.

Press Release November 24, 2010

The Wrentham Police Department with the assistance from Norfolk Police and Plainville Police charged two men in the early morning hours on November 23rd for stealing car parts from a car dealership in the center of town.

Patrolman Scott Ellis was on patrol during the 12am to 8am shift and discovered a man under a Honda Acura SUV at Central Auto Sales,
30 Franklin Street
with a cordless
saw –zall. When approached the man ducked between several cars in the lot and Officer called for backup. Within minutes Sergeant George Labonte arrived and it was noted the catalytic converter and exhaust pipe had been removed.

Shortly thereafter, Norfolk Police Officer Eric Van Ness and Plainville Police Officer Mathew Webber assisted the Wrentham Officers in a search for the suspect. The Officers located the car man, identified as Scott Nichols, age 32 of Chepachet, R.I. with bolt cutters, a floor jack and two stolen catalytic converters which were taken from cars at Regional Service Center. Nichols was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Burglarious Instrument and Conspiracy.

The second suspect was located on
South Street
and identified as Joshua Bernier, age 21 of Woonsocket, R.I. and he was charged with Larceny, Possession of Burglarious Instrument, Destruction of Property, and Conspiracy.

Both suspects were arraigned at Wrentham District Court.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Foreign National Arrested for Felony Larceny at Wrentham Village Outlets

Jean Brodeur
 On 11-21-2010 Jean Brodeur, of Canada, was arrested by Lt. William McGrath for several counts of felony larceny and criminal trespass. 

Lt. McGrath, while on a detail at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, was directed to the Sunglass Hut store for a reported shoplifting.  After reviewing the security video at the store, Lt. McGrath recognized the thief as the same he had caught the previous day for a similar crime.  Brodeur was not arrested on 11-20-2010, but was told he would have to appear in court to answer for his crime.  Brodeur was issued a formal trespass notification by the mall and was told that he would be charged with criminal trespass if he returned.

Brodeur did indeed return, and continued his shoplifting.  He was again caught by Lt. McGrath and faces further charges of felony larceny and criminal trespass.  He was held on $1500.00 bail and will appear at Wrentham District Court on Monday morning.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wrentham Man Arrested for Drunk Driving

Paul Rautenberg
10 Gilmore Road, Wrentham, MA
Paul Rautenberg of 10 Gilmore Road, Wrentham, was arrested on Saturday (11-20-2010) at or around 11:30 AM.  Sgt. Jeffrey Smith stopped Rautenberg for stopping suddenly in the road causing vehicles to lock up their brakes to avoid hitting him.

Rautenberg was arrested by Sgt. Smith for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  He was taken to the Wrentham Police Station where he was booked and processed.  He was later released and will be arraigned at Wrentham District Court on Monday morning.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Arrest at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

On 11-19-2010, Officer Hearon and Officer O'Connell were dispatched to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets for a reported shoplifting at the Sunglass Hut store.  When they arrived, they identified the suspect in the parking lot and detained him temporarily to observe the surveillance video.

Off. Hearon positively identified the suspect as Adolfo Betancur of 164 Mendon Avenue in Pawtucket, RI.  The man stole one pair of sunglasses valued at close to $200.00.  There was another man seen in the video who appeared to be involved but police lacked enough evidence to charge the man.

Betancur was arrested and taken to the police station where he was booked and arraigned later at Wrentham District Court.

New Officer Hired

On Tuesday, November 16th, David Halloway was appointed as a full time police officer for the Town of Wrentham.  Officer Halloway started the Municipal Police Academy this month and is expected to graduate and begin working regular shifts with newly hired Officer Coliflores.

In attendance at the swearing in ceremony at Wrentham's Town Hall was Chief James Anderson and other members of the police force.  Officer Halloway had his badge pinned on by his girlfriend.

Although the Wrentham Police Department is still significantly understaffed with officers based on national public safety standards, these new hires will  begin to fill the gap left by the economy driven personnel shrink.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Theft from Burberry at the Premium Outlets leads to arrest

Brenda Correa-Guzman
Queens, NY
This evening, undercover Wrentham Police Officer Ed Fitzgerald arrested Correa-Guzman for stealing more than $1800.00 worth of merchandise from the Burberry store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  The officer observed Correa-Guzman holding a lined 'booster bag' while the man she was with stuffed the bag with merchandise. 

The classic 'booster bags' police are seeing at the Premium Outlets are shopping bags lined with a metallic tape.  These bags are made by thieves to defeat the magnetic door alarms that are triggered by tagged merchandise.

The undercover officer was able to apprehend Correa-Guzman but the male suspect fled from the scene.  Wrentham Officers from both the day shift (8am-4pm) and the incoming evening shift (4pm-12am) searched the mall area, but were unable to find the man.  It is believed the two came from New York with the intent to steal from the outlet mall.

Correa-Guzman was taken to the police station where she was booked and processed.  ICE was contacted as well.  Correa-Guzman was released on personal recognizance and must appear at the Wrentham District Court in the morning.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One Arrested, Two Others Charged / Premium Outlets


Kimberly Curry
Attleboro, MA
 This evening Kimberly Curry of Attleboro was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value more than $250.00 (making it a felony).  What began as a call for a shoplifter in the Cracker Barrel Store / Restaurant, turned in to a pursuit of a gold colored minivan on Rt 1A ending on Green Street.

Officer Steve Saulnier was first to respond to the Cracker Barrel and observed the suspect vehicle leaving the mall property and turning onto Rt. 1A toward Plainville.  Sgt. James Barrett arrived at the intersection of the mall entrance and Rt. 1A, just as Off. Saulnier turned onto the main roadway.

Officer Steve Saulnier and Sgt. James Barrett stopped the minivan and discovered almost $700.00 worth of Yankee Candles in trash bags and boxes in the back seat area.  Curry was arrested for receiving stolen property.  The male driver and female passenger were allowed to drive away from the scene as their two small children were in the minivan with them.  The two will be charged with receiving stolen property over $250.00 also and possibly other charges.

After Curry was taken to the station, police believe the Cracker Barrel security cam images of the minivan a woman to be both the vehicle stopped tonight and Curry.

Curry was released on personal recognizance and will be arraigned in the morning.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nanny Steals From Family

Vanessa Jollimore
Norton, MA

Vanessa Jollimore (of Norton, MA) who advertised on popular daycare service and social websites (care, sittercity and Facebook), was hired by a Wrentham family in February 2010.  From February until September, Jollimore stole jewelry, clothing, electronics and DVD's from the family whose children she was caring for.

The family contacted the police when Jollimore failed to show up for work in September.  Shortly thereafter, they began to discover property missing and filed a report after first trying to handle the situation on their own.

Sgt. James Barrett began an investigation that ultimately led to a confession by Jollimore to the theft of the victim's property.  He was assisted by Detective Barry McGrath and together, the two were able to obtain a confession, identify the jewelers and pawn shops Jollimore was selling the stolen items at, and recover some of the stolen property.

Although little was recovered,  Jollimore has been charged with larceny by the Wrentham Police.  Several former employers that Jollimore was using as references were notified of the charges being filed against her.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Two Arrested at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Michael Demedeiros
Providence, RI

Juliana Lorenzana
Providence, RI

At close to 7:30 PM tonight (11/04/2010), the True Religion Jeans store reported a shoplifting.  Sgt. James Barrett arrived first at the scene and identified one female, Juliana Lorenzana of Providence, RI, holding merchandise from the store.  A male suspect, Michael Demedeiros of Providence, RI, was detained by Sgt. George Labonte and later arrested by Sgt. Barrett for larceny over $250.00.

A subsequent consent search of Lorenzana's car produced more than $1000.00 worth of stolen merchandise from various stores at the outlet mall, as well as surrounding retail stores in other communities.  Sgt. Barrett also arrested Lorenzana and charged her with larceny over $250.00 and receiving stolen property over $250.00.

Officer Steve Saulnier and Lt. Detective William McGrath assisted at the scene.

Both will be arraigned in the morning at Wrentham District Court.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

One officer promoted and one hired...

Officer Jon Coliflores and Sergeant George Labonte wait to take their oaths of office.

Tonight Officer George Labonte was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  Officer Labonte has been an officer with the Town of Wrentham for more than five years and becomes the fourth sergeant on the Wrentham Police Department.  His promotion will bring a supervisor to the over night shift; a position left vacant for the last several years due to severe budget constraints.

Permanent Intermittent Officer Jon Coliflores is also being appointed as a full time police officer with the Town of Wrentham.  Officer Coliflores will replace the vacancy created by Officer Carreiro, who was re-hired by Fall River Police.  Officer Coliflores will attend the Municipal Police Academy this November.

A full crowd of onlookers cheered as the officers were sworn in.  Sergeant Labonte's badge was pinned by his father.  Officer Coliflores's badge was pinned by his wife with his young daughter looking on.

House Break on Hawes Street

This afternoon a house on Hawes Street was broken into.  Access was gained by apparently forcing a locked door, shattering the bolts and locks.  The perpetrator did not take any valuable electronics or other pieces of pricey technology, but rather made his/her way directly to the master bedroom.  The thief made off with several jewelry boxes containing valuable pieces of jewelry.

The case is under investigation and appears similar to a break in Norfolk also reported today.

Man run over by truck on Clark Road

Today, a man was run over by his work truck on Clark Road.  Witnesses believe he placed the truck in reverse and realized he forgot to close a tool box.  He got out of the truck and was run over.

Wrentham Police and Fire/EMS responded to the scene and treated the injured man.  He was taken to King Philip Regional High School where Med Flight treated and transported him due to the seriousness of his injuries.

No further information is available.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Tips and Treats!!

Remember to 'think safety' this Halloween. Whether you are out with the little ones, or on the roads, please remember to be careful.

Here is a link to some helpful safety tips to remember for Halloween <<Halloween Tips>>

Make sure to come and visit the Public Safety Building this Halloween and have a wonderful time with the kids!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Feedback email address goes live!!!

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Drunk Driving Arrest on 10-27-2010

Jeffrey Potenza
Arrested 10/27/2010

At 2:00am this morning, Jeffrey Potenza of Mattapan, MA, was stopped for speeding by Officer George Labonte.  Potenza was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.  He was taken to the station where he was booked and processed.  Potenza was later bailed and appeared in court later in the morning.

Officer Labonte was assisted by Off. Joe Galvao.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Beware of Schemes Exploiting Senior Citizens and Users of Facebook!

Less than six months ago, I received an 'instant message' via Facebook from a close friend telling me that he and his wife were the victims of a mugging in London.  I had no idea that my friend was traveling abroad, so naturally I was immediately concerned.  The dialogue went something like this...

"Hi James, <blank> and I are in serious trouble!  We were mugged last night in downtown London and all of our cash and credit cards were stolen!  We are going to miss our flight if we can't come up with $1500.00 immediately!  Can you help?"

Naturally, I wanted to help, but was very suspicious of the message.  Keep in mind... this was happening in 'real time' and was being sent to me as I sat in front of my computer.  They continued...

"James are you there?  We need the money sent Western Union ASAP!  Can you help us?"

I picked up my cell phone and called my friend in need.  He answered and told me that he was at work and his wife was at home.  I told him his Facebook account had been compromised (hacked) and that he should contact Facebook ASAP before someone is swindled out of money.

Sadly, my friend's niece sent $1500.00 and then another $1000.00 by debit card via Western Union before he managed to shut the account down.  She is only 21 years old and lost most of her savings.

Recently, Wrentham seniors have reported being swindled out of thousands of dollars by a similar scheme over the telephone.  I share my story because, even as a police officer for over 15 years, I felt compelled to do something to help my friends.  I was genuinely concerned!  Thankfully I had the presence of mind to make one simple phone call to check the story, or I too would have been swindled.

These types of thieves are incredibly sophisticated and resourceful.  Before you send anyone any money, PLEASE take the time to verify the information you are being given.  Call a friend or family member to help you figure out if the story is true or is just a scheme. 

Senior citizens are frequently targets of schemes like this.  Please let your loved ones and friends know before their life savings are stolen.

Sgt. Jim Barrett

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spread the Word to Facebook Friends

Please help the Wrentham Police get the word out!  If you follow this blog on Facebook, click the link in the picture and send a request along to your friends who may be interested in Wrentham Police activity.

"Suggest to Friends" will allow you to ask your friends to follow our updates via Facebook.  Simply click on the friends to invite.  Give it a try!  We thank you, and your friends may too!

Civil Violations for Marijuana Possession to be Posted Online

The Wrentham Police are exploring the possibility of posting the names of people issued civil citations for marijuana possession.  Of course, juvenile information will not be published, but those people 17 or older will. 

Right now there are some conflicting reports on whether or not these citations are matters of public record.  If they are, then violators can expect to see their names on the Wrentham Police blog.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wrentham Resident Arrested for Drunk Driving

Robert Hopkins of Wrentham
Mr. Hopkins of Wrentham was arrested on October 17th, 2010 for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol (OUI-Alcohol) on South Street at around 11:00pm.  The police were contacted by witnesses who claimed Hopkins was driving, "all over the road."  Thankfully, this gentleman was taken into custody before he, or anyone else, was hurt or killed.

Officer Labonte was the arresting officer with Officers Saulnier and Coliflores assisting.

Police Chase and Struggle With Outlet Mall Thief

Parris H. Phillips
Roxbury, MA
39 years old
On October 17th, 2010 at or around 3:30PM, Officer Leary (on a police detail at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets) saw two women chasing a man toward the parking lot at the Wrentham Village mall.  They pointed at him and screamed to Officer Leary that he had stolen from the store they worked in.  The two work at True Religion Jeans.

Officer Leary gave chase and after a brief struggle in the parking lot, managed to apprehend the suspect who was subsequently identified as PHILLIPS, Parris of Roxbury, MA. No one was insured in the scuffle.

An anonymous bystander provided information that PHILLIPS may have been one of four involved in criminal activity at the mall.  He stated that he saw PHILLIPS and the other men placing items into a car.  The car was identified and subsequent search revealed hundreds of dollars of stolen merchandise from the Timberland Store.

A second suspect was identified by Sgt. Smith and Officer Schwalbe immediately after the arrest of PHILLIPS, but victims were unable to positively identify him at the time.  Later video tape review at the stores confirmed this person's involvement in the criminal behavior.

PHILLIPS and the second suspect, identified as SILCOTT, Tyrone of Boston, MA, are charged with larceny over $250.00 a felony in Massachusetts.  Although these were the only two suspects identified, the police believe there were four men involved.  Property was recovered and returned to True Religion Jeans and Timberland.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tanker Truck Crash on Rt. 1A Injures Driver

On October 13, 2010 at about 3:30 p.m., a tanker truck carrying liquid asphalt rolled over as it failed to make the turn at the bottom of the Rt. 495 north off ramp to Rt. 1A south. Wrentham Police and Fire responded along with Mass State Police.

In spite of heavy traffic, no other vehicles were struck as the truck careened across four lanes, sheared a utility pole in half and came to rest upside down off the shoulder of the road. The driver of the JP Noonan truck was rescued by passing motorists who stopped to assist, kicking in the windshield and pulling him to safety.

The accident is under investigation by Officer Stephen Saulnier of the Wrentham Police and Trooper Chan of the Mass State Police Truck Team. Fuel and other spills associated with this crash were addressed by the Mass Department of Environment Protection and Clean Harbors. Plainville Fire Department and Police Department assisted as well.  

The driver of truck, identified as Richard Panepinto, was transported to Rhode Island Trauma Center with multiple injuries.  He is expected to survive.

Fingerprint Found at House Break Leads Police to Suspect

On June 8, 2010, Wrentham Police responded to a house break on
Taunton Street
after the resident reported the back door had been kicked in. Detective Labonte processed the scene and lifted two fingerprints from an iron gate located behind the house.

The lifted prints along with other items were submitted to the State Lab for processing as is the routine for most house breaks. On August 19, 2010, State Police notified Detective Labonte that the two prints lifted from the gate were matched to a suspect identified as Paul Miguel, date of birth 11/23/1970.  Further investigation revealed Mr. Miguel was in jail for other offenses.

 Detective Labonte paid him a visit to conduct an interview. Information and evidence compiled during the investigation proved sufficient to secure a warrant for Mr. Miguel, charging him with Breaking and Entering, Destruction of Property and Larceny Over $250.00.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shoplifting at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets Leads to an Arrest

 Yesterday afternoon (10-02-2010), Jacqueline Marie Evans from Springfield, MA, was arrested for shoplifting at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.

Officer Stephen Saulnier arrested Evans for shoplifting from the Burberry Outlet. She is believed to have stolen more than $800.00 worth of merchandise.  Evans also had an arrest warrant.

Evans is being charged with larceny over $250.00 (which makes it a felony in Massachusetts) as well as giving a false name (false identification) to a police officer.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Robbery at Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

    On 9/28/10 at 7:55 p.m., Wrentham Officer Saulnier, Officer Labonte and Sgt. Smith responded to a 911 call from the Burberry Store at the Wrentham Mall. When police arrived, they were informed by employees that a gang of two black males and a Hispanic male entered the store wearing sunglasses, wool caps and hooded sweatshirts, obviously attempting to conceal their identity.

    The suspects began grabbing merchandise at which time an employee approached one of them and told him they had to leave the store. The suspect shoved her away and warned her not to call police. Employees stated one of the suspects has been in the store in the past carrying a bag lined with material to defeat the inventory control system at the door. When an employee called 911, the suspects left the store and fled in a newer model silver Chrysler.

    Merchandise stolen totaled approximately $20,000.00 The Hispanic male was described as 6’3”, very muscular build, clean shaven, early thirties. A black male suspect was described as 5’10”, muscular build, unshaven. The third black male was described as 5’10”, muscular build, clean shaven. The incident is being investigated by Lt. Detective McGrath.

Officer Ends Pursuit With Tackle

      On 9/27/10 at approximately 2:10 a.m., a police pursuit of a motorcycle that began in North Attleboro, continued to Franklin and then to Wrentham, ended when the suspect was momentarily boxed in by police cruisers and then tackled off of his motorcycle as he attempted to flee. Officer Barry McGrath and Officer Joseph Galvao joined the pursuit in Wrentham and assisted other pursuing officers with the stop on 
South Street.

      When police exited their cruisers, the suspect turned his motorcycle toward officers, began revving the engine and lunging the bike in their direction. The suspect then accelerated quickly toward the officers at which point Officer McGrath tackled him, knocking both the suspect and the motorcycle to the ground.

      The suspect was identified as Brett Shuebruk, 73 Crescent Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760, date of birth 11/12/1966. Mr. Shuebruk was charged with operating under the influence of liquor (third offense); operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license; operating to endanger; failure to stop for a police officer; marked lanes violations; use of a motor vehicle without authority; assault with a dangerous weapon to wit a motorcycle; and resisting arrest.

Bail was set at $1040.00 and the suspect was arraigned on 9/28/10.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Watch for Regular Updates!

If there is enough interest in the Wrentham Police Department's online resources (WPD Facebook Page and Twitter Feed ), I will begin to add important information that our residents and other followers will find interesting and, above all, useful.

Please let your friends know that we are now up and running.  I hope to be posting updates regularly.  My next update will include two email addresses.  The first will be a TIP email address.  The second will be a FEEDBACK email address.

Specifics on how these will be used will be posted soon.

Until then, keep spreading the word and invite friends to follow us!

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Wrentham Police Blog is Online

The Wrentham Police are proud to join the online community!  We will update this blog with information and news that we hope you will find useful.  More than just news, we intend to use this powerful tool, along with Facebook and Twitter to keep you informed about what we are doing and what is going on in Wrentham.

Facebook users! We encourage you to use the link at the top left side of the screen to 'Like' the Wrentham Police Department Facebook page.  Information posted on this blog will be linked to our Facebook page and our Twitter feed. 

Twitter users!  You can follow our timeline at: Click Here for Twitter timeline! .

Updates here will be shared and cross-linked across Facebook and Twitter so you can be informed.