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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Armed Robbery at the Wrentham Village Outlets

Armed Robbery Suspect
black male in his 20's
believed to be less than 6 feet tall and
of medium to heavy build.

Wrentham Outlet Mall Guess Store Armed Robbery

On December 20, 2011 at about 9:20 p.m., Wrentham Police responded to an armed robbery at the Wrentham Outlet Mall.

The suspect, a black male in his twenties, average height and build, wearing a baseball cap and dark clothes, forced four employees at gunpoint into a fitting room. 

After using duct tape to cover the employee’s mouths and bind their legs, the suspect forced one employee to empty cash drawers and then bound that employee with duct tape, placing him in the fitting room with the others. One employee sustained minor injuries and was transported to Norwood Hospital.

The suspect fled the store with a substantial, undetermined amount of cash, the exact figure being calculated by the Guess Store.

The investigation is continuing with efforts to retrieve videos, analysis of evidence collected from the scene, interviewing witnesses and other follow up. Mass State Police is assisting with crime scene services and a composite artist is working with the victims.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Lieutenant Detective Bill McGrath at 508-384-6950 or 508-384-6915. E-mail .

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Michael J. Meade of Easton, Mass

Meade is being charged with 2 counts possession & Uttering of a Counterfeit note ($20.00). The incident began when Meade passed a fake twenty dollar bill as payment for food delivery on November 18, 2011 and has resulted in Meade’s association with a person currently under investigation by the Secret Service for similar counterfeiting activities. Officer Barry R. McGrath investigating with the assistance of Officer David Halloway.

Monday, November 14, 2011


An email similar to this one (below) has been circulating.  Please be aware that this is a scam and this type of email has been circulating for years in various forms.

Please let your loved ones know, especially those who are not as "Internet savvy."  Email fraud is serious and every year unwitting individuals pay large sums of money to these scam artists.

Subject: Someone you call a friend wants you Dead
GOOD DAY......

I am very sorry for you. It is a pity that this is how your life is going to end as soon as you don't comply. As you can see there is no need of introducing myself to you because I don't have any business with you, my duty as I am mailing you now is just to KILL you and I have to do it as I have already been paid for that.
Someone you call a friend wants you Dead by all means, and the person have spent a lot of money on this, the person also came to us and told me that he wanted you dead and he provided us with your name ,picture and other necessary information's we needed about you. So I sent my boys to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation needed for the operation on you, and they have done that but I told them not to kill you that I will like to contact you and see if your life is Important to you or not since their findings shows that you are innocent.

I called my client back and ask her of your email address which I didn't tell her what I wanted to do with it and he gave it to me and I am using it to contact you now. As I am writing to you now my men are monitoring you and they are telling me everything about you.

Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? As someone has paid us to kill you, Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your life, $15,000 is all you need to spend You will first of all pay $2,000 then I will send a tape to you which i recorded every discussion I had with the person who wanted you dead and as soon as you get the tape, you will pay the remaining $13,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will carry on with my job straight-up.



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Drug Arrest Leads to Recovery of Stolen Merchandise

Brett Frigon
New Emerald Lane
Wrentham, MA

Alleged Stolen Items Recovered
From Brett Frigon's Room
 On October 11th, 2011, Sgt. George Labonte and Off. Barry McGrath were working the overnight shift.  Sgt. Labonte, assisted by Off. McGrath, stopped a car for a traffic violation and saw a 4 foot marijuana plant in the car along with other equipment related to cultivating marijuana.  Brett Frigon was arrested for several violations of the controlled substance laws (posession, cultivation-distribution etc).

A subsequent consent search of Frigon's room on New Emerald Lane resulted in the recovery of several thousand dollars worth of what the Wrentham Police believe are stolen goods.  Frigon was charged with receiving stolen property.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Changes are in the wind!!!

The old Wrentham Police Website is being taken down.  Don't panic!!!  This new site will provide you with relevant and up to date information that the old website could not. 

After a long discussion, it was determined that the best way to disseminate information to the public is through the Facebook, Twitter and Blog pages.  It is far too difficult to maintain a website without having a fulltime employee devoted to the task of keeping it up to date.  Blogs, Facebook and Twitter, on the other hand, can be easily updated by cell phone if necessary.

So it only makes sense for the Wrentham Police to support the pages we believe can help the public the most with the limited resources we must work with.

Over the next days and weeks, I will add links to this page that will allow users to download forms, crash reports and other documents directly rather than have to come to the station to get them.  I will keep you all updated when new resources become available.

Please bear with me over the weeks and months ahead... I am learning as I go!

If you have any concerns or comments, feel free to email

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Overturned Tractor Trailer Crash Wampum Corner

Wrentham Police
Press Release

Early Wednesday morning (10-12-2011), a tractor trailer unit overturned at Wampum Corner on
South Street
in Wrentham.  The vehicle is owned by Webster Trucking and was being operated by Julio Lora.  Sgt. George Labonte is the investigating officer.
The crash damaged a utility pole and curbing in front of Wampum Corner Liquors.  The overturned trailer spilled frozen food onto the roadway and into the parking lot where it finally came to rest.
Trooper Paul Powell of the MSP Truck Team informed Sgt. Labonte that the truck appeared to be in working order before the accident occurred.  Sgt Labonte made the determination that the truck was traveling at a speed greater than the posted 20 MPH and failed to stay within marked lanes.  The operator, Mr. Lora, was issued a citation for the violations.
Debris clearing and utility work caused traffic delays until roughly 4:00pm on
South Street

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A few of our recent arrests...

Laura DiTomasso

DiTomasso is being charged with breaking and entering a home on Madison Street in August of 2011, with intent to commit a misdemeanor.  DiTomasso's whereabouts are unknown and there is a warrant for her arrest on this charge.  She is believed to be in the Taunton, MA area.

Beau Thibeault
428 West Street
Wrentham, MA
 Mr. Thibeault was arrested on 9-4-2011 on two default warrants.  He was arrested at his residence.

Christopher King
147 Arnold Street
Wrentham, MA
Christopher King is being charged with breaking and entering into the appartment of his tenant and subsequently killing his cat.  He is being charged with 'killing an animal' which is a felony in Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Watterman
Arbor Inn Rt 1
Wrentham, MA
 Arrested on 9-26-2011 on outstanding warrants.

Jonathan Staubin
Arbor Inn Rt.1
Wrentham, MA

Arrested at the Arbor Inn on 8-26-2011 for outstanding warrants.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Services Offered to Town Residents - Please Read

August 30, 2011 – Hurricane Irene Information

·        Power is not expected to be restored in the short term. Please plan accordingly.


·        Trash will not be delayed. It will be picked up on your regular day.

·        If you have already had your trash picked up, but did not yet clean out your refrigerator and/or freezer, you will be allowed to bring one (1) bag to the Department of Public Works for disposal. You will have to check in with the office staff and provide your name and address.

·        One extra container (33 gallons) of trash will be allowed this week for disposal of refrigerator and freezer waste. No need for purple bags.

Brush Dump Open

·        Wednesday, Aug. 31st and Thursday, Sept. 1st
·        Saturday, September 3rd


·        Water is available at both Fire Stations. Bring your own bottles.

Cell Phones

·        You may charge your cell phones at the Public Safety Building (Fire Department).

Shower Facilities

·        The YMCA’s in Franklin and North Attleboro are allowing anyone without power to use their shower facilities.

Food Services

·        On Tuesday, August 30th from to , the King Philip Middle School will be hosting a free spaghetti and pizza dinner. Use of their shower facilities will also be allowed, including charging of cell phones.

·        If power is not restored on Wednesday, August 31st, the King Philip Middle School will again by providing dinner and use of shower facilities from to

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Storm Photos 2

Here are a few more photos taken around Wrentham...

Forest Grove Avenue @ Shears Street

Cumberland Road @ West Street

The old Sheldonville Nursing Home (West Street)

- Posted away from my desk via iPhone.

Storm Photos

We have no Internet working so I'll resort to the trusty iPhone blog app!

Thought you all might be interested in some pics of storm damage while you are hunkered down in your homes (hopefully).

Franklin Street

Franklin Street near Elysium Street.

Town Common

- Posted away from my desk via iPhone.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hurricane Irene Preparedness

The Town of Wrentham, including the Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Fire Department and Department of Public Works have begun to prepare for the eventual arrival of Hurricane Irene which is currently projected to hit the Massachusetts area sometime this Sunday, August 28, 2011.
Possible Trajectory of Irene

Meteorologists are calling this hurricane one of the most significant weather events to hit the east coast of the United States in decades. They are recommending that people begin taking action immediately to prepare for significant damage caused by high wind and flooding rain.
The Wrentham Police Department encourages residents to begin taking steps immediately to prepare for a significant weather event. Flooding has the potential to have aggravated effects if residents lose power for a length of time and/or have to leave their homes. The loss of power may prevent residents from operating pumps and other electrical items in their home.
Residents should ensure that they have the following items at a minimum:
      1.  Battery operated flashlights
2. Battery operated radio
3. Extra batteries
4. Fresh drinking water (water bottles)
5. Cell phones charged
6. A “Go Bag” prepared with necessary items (clean clothes, medicine, water, etc) in the event you have to quickly leave your residence.
7. Vehicle filled with gasoline
8. If you have a generator or pump, make sure it is in working order.

2.      Unless evacuated, please stay in your homes for safety reasons.

3.      Additionally, residents should begin taking in outdoor furniture, umbrellas and any other items that may be damaged by the storm.
In the event of an emergency during the storm, residents should call 9-1-1. For all other inquiries or to report property damage, please contact the Police Department at 508-384-2121 to speak with a police dispatcher.
Updates will be sent via this service as more information becomes available. All residents are urged to track the movements of this storm via weather and news outlets and to take precautions as needed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

$4000.00 Watch Stolen From the Movado Store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

We are looking for any information that could lead to the identification of a suspect wanted in the theft of a $4000.00 watch from the Movado Store at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  The theft occurred today (08-17-2011).

Information now is limited, but based upon the surveillance video, the suspect appears to be a lighter skinned male with a thin build and short dark hair.

If you have any information that could lead to the identification of this person, please contact the Wrentham Police Department at 508-384-2121 or email

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wrentham Outlet Mall Robbery Suspects Arrested

On July 24, 2011, Wrentham Police responded to a robbery at the Wrentham Mall. Employees of the Reebok Store and Rockport Store were on the way to a local bank with deposits when the employee carrying both bank deposits was assaulted by a male suspect who knocked him to the ground and struck him several times until he released the deposit bag. The assailant then fled with an accomplice to a getaway car that was driven by a third suspect.

Sgt. Mayhew, Officer Hearon, Officer Coliflores and Det. Lt. McGrath arrived at the scene and conducted investigation that led to recovery of key evidence.

On July 25, 2011, Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath executed a search warrant on a suspect vehicle in Cumberland RI after the vehicle was seized by Officer Shanna Loveless of Cumberland P.D. Additional evidence was recovered as a result of the search. Officer Hearon and Det. Lt. McGrath developed information on possible suspects and proceeded to Providence RI where additional information was gathered for the investigation.  

On July 29, 2011, the investigation continued in Milford MA where one suspect was located, identified and subsequently arrested. Matthew J. Brodeur, age 24, of 21 Lee St., Milford was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Unarmed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; Larceny Over $250.00; and Assault & Battery.

On July 30, 2011, Det. Lt. McGrath and Providence Police Detectives, with arrest warrants in hand, searched locations in Providence that led to the arrest of two additional suspects.
Marcus Appiah, age 24, of
192 Lester St
, Providence RI
Michael Appiah, age 24, of
100 Vinton St
, Providence RI
Both suspects were charged with Conspiracy to Commit Unarmed Robbery; Unarmed Robbery; and Larceny Over $250.00.

All three suspects were arraigned on August 1, 2011 at the Wrentham District Court.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Typical Week in Wrentham...

House Break on Burnt Swamp Road

On May 12, 2011, Officer Halloway and Officer Hearon responded to a daytime breaking and entering on Burnt Swamp Road. The front door of a residence was kicked in, causing considerable damage to the frame. Several rooms were ransacked and a variety of property was stolen, including jewelry. Detective Lt. McGrath is investigating. Anyone having information helpful to the investigation is asked to contact Wrentham Police at 508-384-2121.

Wrentham Mall Motor Vehicle Broken Into, Purchases Stolen.

On May 15, 2011 at about 5:30 p.m., Officer Barry McGrath responded to Wrentham Outlets for a breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, a 2010 Ford Explorer. The owner, Lucas Vargas reported that he left several shopping bags in the rear of his vehicle and returned to the mall to continue shopping. When Mr. Vargas came back to his vehicle, he discovered the break and that the shopping bags were gone. The victim estimated there was approximately $1500.00 worth of goods stolen. The incident is under investigation.

Wrentham Mall DKNY Store Shoplifting

On May 15, 2011 at about 3:20 p.m., Wrentham Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Wrentham Outlet Mall, DKNY store.  The caller reported a black male in his late 40's with a brown leather jacket, camouflage hat and camouflage pants stole a sweater valued at $89.00. The male suspect was with a black female and the two were last seen in front of the Sony store. Wrentham police officers searched the area to no avail.

Wrentham Mall Gymboree Shoplifting

On May 13, 2011 at about 4:30 p.m., Officer Coliflores responded to the Wrentham Mall Gymboree store for a reported shoplifting. Store employees described three suspects, two females and a male who are known as frequent visitors to the Wrentham Mall and have been suspected of stealing, though not caught. Officer Coliflores and Officer Halloway tracked down one of the suspects, a pregnant female, identified as Christy Thompson, age 31 of Pawtucket, RI. Ms. Thompson was at the Bebe store where she was carrying an Abercrombie Fitch bag, though there is no such store at the Wrentham Mall. The bag contained stolen clothing from the Gymboree store. Thompson was charged with larceny under $250.00.

Wrentham Mall True Religion Store Attempted Theft

On May 13, 2011, employees of True Religion reported three males in their store attempting to steal. The employees recognized the three suspects because they are known as regulars at the store and the mall. The suspects typically enter the store and separate to distract and divide employees while one or more of the suspects attempt to cut inventory control tags from store merchandise which can then pass by the sensors at the door. When police arrived, the suspects had left the store and were not located.

Shoplifting at Wrentham Mall Coach Store

On May 11 2011 at 5:26 p.m., Officer Schwalbe and Officer Halloway responded to the Wrentham Mall Coach Store for a reported shoplifting. Employees informed police the suspect was observed on camera stealing merchandise. The suspect was located and identified as Samanta Beauharnais, age 20, of Lambert Rd., Randolph, MA. Ms. Beauharnais denied stealing anything and demanded to see video. Police searched her shopping bag and recovered the stolen goods at which time the suspect was placed under arrest for shoplifting and transported to Wrentham P.D. for booking.

Disturbance Call Leads to Warrant Arrest

On May 13, 2011 at 6:43 p.m., Officer Coliflores responded to 142 Lakeside Avenue for a disturbance involving a father and son. While sorting out the details police determined there was an outstanding warrant for the son, Robert Delaney Jr., age 29, of 16 Myrtle St., Wrentham. The warrant was for a probation violation. Mr. Delaney was arrested and transported to Wrentham Police Headquarters where he remained for the weekend until his appearance at Wrentham District Court on May 16, 2011.

Car Stop at Wrentham Mall Leads to Arrest of Possible Illegal Alien

On May 15, 2011 at 5:55 p.m. Detective Lt. McGrath stopped a vehicle with five occupants after a routine check of the registration plate revealed the owner had no license. The operator, identified as Edy Santos, age 24, of 42 Roosevelt St., New Bedford, MA was determined to be a native of Guatemala and a person of interest to United States Homeland Security who promptly issued a detainer on the suspect. Mr. Santos was arrested and charged for operating without a license. He was transported to police headquarters where he was booked and held until the following morning when he appeared at Wrentham District Court to be arraigned on local charges and processed by federal authorities for immigration issues.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Midnight Shift Officers Arrest Thief

Catalytic Convertor Thief Arrested

Wrentham Police Sgt. George Labonte and Patrolman Scott Ellis arrested Jeffrey M. Waterman, age 38, of 900 Washington Street, Wrentham, MA for the attempted theft of catalytic converters from Turnpike Truck located on Route 1, Wrentham, MA.

Sgt. Labonte and Officer Ellis were both working the midnight to eight shift and decided to set up surveillance on Turnpike Truck and Helping Hands of America, two businesses where catalytic converter theft has been an on-going problem. In the course of the surveillance, Officer Ellis observed flashlight beams and notified Sgt. Labonte. The two officers set up a perimeter and then moved in to apprehend Waterman who was hiding on the property. Waterman was dressed in dark clothing, wearing a knit hat and gloves, was carrying a flashlight and had numerous sawzall blades in his possession. Also recovered were a cordless sawzall and a catalytic converter that had been cut from a vehicle.

Wrentham along with other communities has experienced increased incidents of catalytic converter thefts from local garages, car dealers and from the Wrentham Outlet Mall. The catalytic converter is an emission-controlling device that is a part of the exhaust system of many automobiles and trucks. The platinum on the converter makes it a valuable device at scrap yards where thieves turn them in for cash. The units are generally removed very quickly with a sawzall tool, hacksaw or pipe cutter.

Waterman was placed under arrest and taken the Wrentham police station for booking. Wrentham, Norfolk and State Police K9 searched the area for additional suspects to no avail. The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Motor Vehicle Crash on Taunton Street

4/19/2011 10:10:16 PM

Wrentham Police Department

Press Release

Motor Vehicle Crash on
Taunton Street
// Fatality

On 4/19/2011 at or around 4:00 PM, Officer Jon Coliflores, Officer David Halloway and Sergeant James Barrett responded to a head-on motor vehicle crash on Taunton Street in Wrentham about ½ mile from the Plainville town line.

Officer Coliflores, Officer Halloway and Sergeant Barrett secured the scene and administered first aid to those involved until members of the Wrentham Fire Department arrived.  Members of the Wrentham Police administration, Chief James Anderson, Lieutenant Detective William McGrath and Lieutenant Robillard also responded directly to provide additional support.

Wrentham Police and Fire personnel were assisted by personnel from the Norfolk, Plainville and Foxborough Police and Fire Departments.

The collision involved a car and a mini-van.  The driver of the car was alone and is deceased.  His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

There were two adults and five children in the mini-van.  All occupants were transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.  The names of these individuals are also being withheld pending further investigation.

The accident is being investigated by Officer Jon Coliflores and Officer David Halloway with support from Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction.

More information will be made available as the investigation continues.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Father/Son Duo Caught Red Handed

Robert Fontarosa
Franklin, MA
Michael Fontarosa
Franklin, MA

     A 39 year old man and his 18 year old son were arrested early Friday morning for attempting to steal car parts from motor vehicles parked at a local gas station/automotive repair shop.  Rob Fortenarosa and his son, Michael Fonterarosa, both of 16 Standford Rd Franklin were arrested around 2:00am.

     Sgt. George Labonte was conducting building checks of local businesses when he came across the two.  Officer Scott Ellis was soon on scene to assist.  Sgt. Labonte had checked the gas station about thirty minutes prior and noted Fontenarosa’s vehicle had not been on the property.  Upon further investigation, Sgt. Labonte observed the two males coming from behind the building where several vehicles were parked.

    On the ground behind the building were a socket wrench and socket set.  Fontenarosa first denied ownership of the sockets and wrench until identical sockets were observed in his vehicle.  Also recovered from the vehicle were several hacksaws and a battery powered sawzall.  Michael later made admissions indicating he and his father planned on stealing car parts; however Sgt. Labonte interrupted the crime.

     The Fortentarosa’s were both charged with Attempt to Commit a Crime, Larceny; Possession of Burglarious Tools; Conspiracy to Commit a Crime; and Motor Vehicle Trespass.  They were arraigned at Wrentham District Court Friday morning.

     This arrest comes just a couple months after another man was arrested for stealing catalytic converters from a Wrentham car dealership.  In that case, Officer Scott Ellis observed a man under a car cutting the catalytic converter off.  To read about the last similar case click HERE

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Arrests Made For Fradulent Traveler's Checks Used At Wrentham Village Outlets

Kannisha Brooks
Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07014

Alisha Fraser
80th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11236
On February 11, 2011 police were called to the Wrentham Mall for a report of a woman attempting to pass fraudulent travelers checks.

Sgt. Barrett and Officer Ellis located and arrested Kannisha Brooks, age 27, of
108 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, NJ
. The suspect was first spotted by an alert store employee who recognized her from a previous incident in 2010 when she committed the same offense. At the time of her arrest, police received information about a second suspect who apparently witnessed the arrest and fled the area in a Toyota.

After Ms. Brooks was transported to the Wrentham Police station and bail was set, Ms. Brooks made a telephone call for bail money at which time police waited to see if the second suspect was the person Ms. Brooks called. Within a short time, a Toyota with New York registration plates arrived at the Wrentham Police station. The operator, Alisha Fraser, age 24, of
758 80th Street, Brooklyn, NY
, was placed under arrest by Lt. Detective McGrath. Twelve shopping bags filled with merchandise purchased with fraudulent travelers checks were recovered from the vehicle, along with fraudulent travelers checks, U.S. currency and a laptop computer.

In addition to the Wrentham arrest, Kannisha Brooks was arrested by the Linden New Jersey Police Department on January 21, 2011. She was charged with forgery, theft by deception, tampering with evidence and possession of marijuana. Ms. Brooks allegedly tried to pay for $439.00 worth of goods at a Walmart, using five suspected counterfeit $100.00 bills. She was arrested during a foot chase during which she attempted to tear up the counterfeit cash. Ms. Brooks was held on $57,500.00 bail.

Ms. Brooks was charged in Wrentham with Uttering a False Instrument. Ms. Fraser was also charged with Uttering and driving on a suspended license.

Both suspects were arraigned on February 14, 2011 at the Wrentham District Court.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Domestic Assault and Battery Leads to Fight With Police

Patrick Brown
Washington Street, Wrentham, MA

In the early morning hours of February 8, 2011, Officers Joe Galvao and Steve Saulnier were dispatched to the Arbor Inn on Rt. 1 for a report of domestic violence.  Officers spoke with a female victim upon their arrival.

The interview led officers to one of the motel rooms.  Officers Saulnier and Galvao spoke with the suspect, Brown, and told him he was under arrest for domestic assault and battery.  Brown began to fight with the officers, punching one of them in the face.

Brown is being charged with Assault and Battery, Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest.

Brown was arraigned on the charges at Wrentham District Court.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Shoplifting Arrest at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Bernell Sumrall
Washington Street
Norwood, MA
This afternoon (2-5-2011), Sgt. Richard Mayhew, Officers Stephen Hearon and Jon Coliflores responded to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets for a reported shoplifting at the Cosmetic Store.  When officers arrived,  Officer Hearon responded to the victim store, while Sgt. Mayhew and Officer Coliflores responded to the Converse Store where the suspect was allegedly hiding.

Off. Hearon observed the video surveillance footage and responded to assist Sgt. Mayhew and Off. Coliflores, who was detaining the suspect.  The suspect was the same as seen by Off. Hearon in the video at the Cosmetic Store.  Sumrall was arrested for shoplifting and taken to the Wrentham Police Station where he was booked and processed.  Sumrall was released on personal recognizance and will appear at the Wrentham District Court in the morning.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Drunk Driver Arrested

Daphne Obeid
Dean Street
Norwood, MA

At or around 9:00 on January 31, 2011, a motorist notified the Wrentham Police Department that a vehicle was "all over the road," in the area of Rt. 140.

Sgt. James Barrett intercepted the suspicious vehicle on Rt. 140 (Franklin Street), headed toward Franklin, MA.  Based on his observations of the operation of the vehicle, he stopped the car and identified the operator as Daphne Obeid.

After a brief roadside investigation, Sgt. Barrett arrested Obeid for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.  She was also charged with several other offenses.

Obeid was transported by a mutual aid Franklin Police Officer to the Wrentham Police Station.  She was booked and processed and released later on personal recognizance.  Obeid was arraigned at Wrentham District Court this morning.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Car Run Off The Road On West Street

Scott Mandeville
Bellingham, MA
On January 24th, 2011, an off-duty Walpole police officer called Wrentham Police to report that he watched a Ford dump truck run a car off the road on West Street.  The off-duty officer continued to follow the suspect vehicle until a Wrentham officer was able to stop him at the end of Beach Street near Taunton Street.

Officer Barry McGrath made the stop of the truck in question and was assisted by Officer Julie Barrett of Plainville Police.  Sgt. James Barrett arrived next and assisted.  Officer McGrath arrested Mandeville for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor.

Mandeville was transported to the police station where he was booked and processed.  He was later released on personal recognizance and will appear in the morning at the Wrentham District Court.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Shoplifting Arrest At Outlet Mall Leads To Drug Charges

Hakeem Renelique
Acton, MA

Jonathon Lopes
Boston, MA
-possession of marijuana with intent to distribute-

On January 17th, 2011, Officer Barry McGrath and Sgt. Jeffrey Smith detained three shoplifting suspects at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  A brief investigation led to the recovery of $200.00 worth of stolen items from the Polo Store. 

During a search of the car that the stolen items were hidden in, Off. Todd Schwalbe identified a sophisticated drug "hide" behind the glove box of the car.  Inside, Officer Schwalbe recovered 30 packages of marijuana.

Lopes, the owner of the car, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute same.  Renelique was charged with with the theft of the Polo Store property.  Both men will be summoned to appear at Wrentham District Court.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What We've Been Doing For You!

My apologies for the lack of updates over the last few weeks.  It has been busy, to say the least!  Unfortunately, I am having some trouble with importing photos to the blog.  This post will be a run down of the arrest dates, names and offenses of the people we've dealt with since the Christmas holiday.

12-26-2011 FISCHBECK, Anthony (Franklin, MA) - Arrested by Officer Robert O'Connell for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.

01-01-2011 CARR, Christine (Norfolk, MA) - Arrested for trespassing by Officer Barry McGrath, Intermittent Officer Fitzgerald and Sgt. James Barrett.

01-02-2011 MCDONALD, Matthew (Mashpee, MA) // MOORE, Isiah (Attleboro, MA) // HUNT, Ashley (Franklin, MA)// WALLS, Jessica (Bellingham, MA)// CAMPBELL, Olivia (Franklin, MA)// MURPHY, Marie (Franklin, MA)// NICKOLA, Felicia (Milford, MA) - All arrested for underage drinking at the Arbor Inn on Rt. 1 by Officer Robert O'Connell.

01-03-2011 DOBACHESKY, Michael (Wrentham, MA) - OUI Alcohol, OUI Drugs by Officer Robert O'Connell.

Murray, Alan
Wrentham, MA

01-04-2011 MURRAY, Alan - Arrested by Sgt. George Labonte for outstanding warrants.

01-07-2011 MORGAN, Kristen (Franklin, MA) - Arrested for multiple offenses including a subsequent offense of driving on a suspended license.  Arrest made by Intermittent Officer Leary.

01-10-2011 HORAN, Seth (Wrentham, MA) - Arrested on a warrant for assault and battery by Officers Todd Schwalbe and Barry McGrath.

01-17-2011 WHALEN, Thomas (Attleboro, MA) - Arrested for assault and battery by Officer Scott Ellis and Sgt. George Labonte at the Arbor Inn.

01-17-2011 BELIN, Macarthur (Attleboro, MA) - Arrested for multiple default warrants at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets by Officer Barry McGrath.

I hope to be back to more regular updates and apologise again for the delay in getting this information out to you!  Have a safe and happy new year!

Sgt. Barrett - on behalf of the Wrentham Police