Ohio man charged with rape arrested in Wareham

Oct 25, 2017
John Dodd

Police arrested a 45-year-old fugitive from Ohio charged with multiple counts of rape at the Wareham Wal-Mart on Oct. 24.

Vandalia Ohio Municipal Court had issued a warrant for John Dodd, who was charged with 10 counts of rape and 13 counts of gross sexual imposition against one juvenile victim.

According to police, Dodd, who has listed addresses in Ohio and Onset, was seen in the Wal-Mart parking lot at approximately 11:50 a.m.

After a brief search, detectives located then arrested Dodd per the Ohio warrant without incident. He was then taken Wareham District Court. Dodd is also charged with being a fugitive from justice.

The arrest ended an investigation by Wareham Police and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.

Comments (20)
Posted by: cranky pants | Oct 26, 2017 07:13

Ohio to Wareham, wow.

Thank God they caught this THUG !

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Oct 26, 2017 07:37

So glad they caught this thug.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 26, 2017 08:21

So does anyone still not believe me that the Magnet is real?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 26, 2017 08:43

The magnet is real.  But for these hardcore situations it seems more appropriate to envision all sewer pipes leading here.  When fugitives on the run end up here it really makes me wonder.  These types are unfortunately among us.  Scares me to think that my wife and children could have parked right next to him.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 26, 2017 13:49

WBTS , you seem to know the Swifts area pretty well .. That beach has been an area for fugitives for years . Some of greater Bostons Best have hid there for years . No Names No Names but lots of you folks would be in shock

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 26, 2017 14:35

I have heard a few rumors...

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 26, 2017 19:06

Oh WBTS , those weren't rumors .

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Oct 27, 2017 12:04

Swifts,  et al. - If you are aware of known fugitives living in an area of Wareham, the Wareham Police Department offers an online anonymous tip line:




If link does not work, do an online search for Wareham Police Department, place cursor on "report a crime" then click on Web Tip.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Oct 27, 2017 18:54

Thanks Andrea,  I am not aware of any currently living around here.  The one I knew of was caught. No names but he was a well known one...like a celebrity.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 27, 2017 21:22

Andrea , ha you are very funny ... You're kidding right ?

Posted by: cranky pants | Oct 28, 2017 05:57

You can always count on Andrea to bring the links..

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 28, 2017 08:14

Andrea why waste 5 minutes of your sending a tip when they don't do a damn thing about it .

Posted by: 181mph | Oct 28, 2017 14:47

hey swifts_sheriff i'm interested in renting a place in swifts beach, how bout you spring some of those names you withholding

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 28, 2017 21:40

181 ... Dude I am a City guy ... Loose Lips Sink Ships .

Posted by: 181mph | Oct 29, 2017 11:51

yeah, and overloading them with bullcrap also sinks 'em

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Oct 29, 2017 11:53

Swift's - Spending 5 minutes of your time to send an anonymous online tip report regarding the location of known fugitives living in Wareham, isn't a waste of time. It's doing the right thing. Five minutes is 1/288 of a 24 hour day. Or to put it differently, it's a tiny fraction of the time you spend posting anonymous comments on Wareham Week.


Regarding your "Loose Lips Sink Ships" response (excuse) to 181, the irony in that response may have escaped you but it hasn't escaped me and probably hasn't escaped a lot of those who are familiar with the freedom, frequency, and tone of many of your anonymous comments on Wareham Week.


All of which reminds me, regarding your anonymous accusation that "they (Wareham Police) won't do a damn thing about it (an anonymous tip). That may be your opinion, as in, "a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge." But as for me, I disagree with you 100 percent.


Above quoted definition of "opinion" can be found by doing Bing online search for "opinion definition."


Be assured 181 I attempted to copy and paste a direct link. Unfortunately the copied link posted with so many characters it ran off the page space allotted.



Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 29, 2017 13:38

Smitty,   How do you know I haven't? I have actually have , I have actually used my real name to report a local drug operation run by a local squirrel who's connected . I actually had a scum bag open the front door of my house come in and started walking around my house asking for this squirrel. Here in the city that's called a home invasion. The scum bag was very lucky he high tailed it out pretty quick .

This local amateur pharmaceutical engineer is still in Business down there and nothing's been ever done to him and his associates.  So yes Smitty it's a waste of  time .. And when it come to certain things loose lips sink ships


Posted by: cranky pants | Oct 30, 2017 07:32

I see some people are really exercising that Funk and Wagnalls education now.

Posted by: 181mph | Oct 30, 2017 13:56

thanks for digging up the links Andrea, but i don't need them, i know how well the Wareham police work, they do not ignore calls, and @swifts_sheriff, if i had a strange so called drug dealer come into my house he would go out feet 1st, so i reckon if you can't produce some names, this is just another bullcrap story much like most the stuff you post on here

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Oct 31, 2017 10:07

Ha Ha you're funny

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