Police identify Wareham man shot twice on Nicholas Drive

Mar 02, 2017
Police are investigating a shooting on Nicholas Drive that injured a Wareham man Thursday night.

Police have identified the Wareham man who was shot on Nicholas Drive Thursday night as 33-year-old Christopher Turner, who has been arrested twice in the past five years.

Turner was shot twice around 8 p.m. in the area of 30-35 Nicholas Drive and taken to Tobey Hospital by car before first responders arrived.

According to police, Turner, who remains in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital, did not answer officer’s questions regarding the incident. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Detective Division at 508-295- 1206, or to use the anonymous “Text-A-Tip” application found online at: www.warehampolice.com.

According to Wareham Week archives, Turner was arrested in 2011 charged with marijuana possession. In 2013, Turner was found not guilty of three charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) and one charge of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The charges stemmed from a daylight knife fight on Onset Avenue in 2012.

The brawl with Trayce Crew, also of Onset, resulted in injuries to both men, Crew being airlifted to a Boston hospital, and police filing attempted murder charges against Turner.

The attempted murder charges were dropped by the Plymouth County District attorney’s office and Turner successfully argued that his actions were in self-defense.

Turner sustained a wound to his head that required nine staples according to court reports. Turner also had wounds on his hands that were consistent with his claim that he acted in self-defense.

According to reports, when police arrived the men were approximately 100 feet away from each other, and both needed medical attention.

Crew was charged with assault and battery, and his case was continued without a finding.

The police found $1,240 in cash on Turner, and approximately three ounces of marijuana in his home during a subsequent search, according to the police report.


Wareham Police cordon off a section of Nicholas Drive following a shooting on Thursday night.
Comments (39)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 02, 2017 23:51

I guess I spoke too soon earlier today when I mentioned that we hadn't had any bad stuff happen in a while.  This one makes up for the lull.  We tend to have Warehamy crime involving baseball bats & machetes.  This time it's the real deal! 


Nicholas Drive is a nice little neighborhood build alongside the Cromessett ranch house development.  Nice newer family homes packed in there.  Tons of kids.  What a shame that they had to hear and see all the commotion of a shooting in their neighborhood in the early evening.  Not something parents want their kids exposed to.  I sure wouldn't want mine to go through that. 


What's going on?  This is a residential neighborhood not the inner city.  It just keeps getting worse.             

Posted by: cranapple | Mar 03, 2017 04:55

Come on Wareham by the sea! People are people shots that ring out happen everywhere. What we haven't heard is the motive. It may have been a dispute. Please we hear gunshots all the time from hunters during hunting season. We need more details. Whoever wrote up this article couldn't wait to publish this. I want to know where this person was shot, the foot, chest, hand? There are simply not enough details. Shootings happen everywhere some towns do a better job covering it up. Very sure they were white and not from Wareham.  Tell me about Avon CT and many other suburban towns where people actually get shot and killed. This person is in stable condition and knew enough not to be cooperative. Quite obvious it could have been an angry girlfriend or some cheating. We really don't know. It would be nice if you commented on the good things that happen too. You mostly comment on negative posts. I do like most points you make. But this one...we don't have any details. The reporters were happy to have some drama to publish.

Posted by: cranapple | Mar 03, 2017 05:32

Wareham By The Sea just want to be clear that I am not attacking you, I enjoy your posts :-D most of the time.

Posted by: gottahaveit | Mar 03, 2017 07:20

Actually WBTS (who has something to say about everything) that whole neighborhood is section 8.

Posted by: cranky pants | Mar 03, 2017 07:23

The victim was uncooperative...

That in turn should have rendered the police and medical personnel uncooperative.

The police sure were busy last night. They had to tend to this call, a call at the beloved Woods at Wareham for a domestic disturbance that resulted in one going for a ride to the station, and with a third scenario unfolding on Restful lane where someone kicked in a door to a residence and individuals were fighting inside.

All within 15 minutes of each other. I'm not sure what was causing all the crazies to act out at once, but I certainly unpacked the Mossberg and assigned it to be our door guard.

Posted by: barnstorm | Mar 03, 2017 07:32

Drugs are everywhere and so are the people connected to them.....no matter where you may go and live. Protect yourself and your family. Take a gun course and get your license to carry before it becomes next to impossible to do so in Massachusetts.

Posted by: 508Buzzbay | Mar 03, 2017 10:10

Actually, gottohavit you are wrong.

The whole neiborhood is not Sec 8.  10% are 40b which is not sec8. The other  90 percent are full market price homes. At the time the development was built the housing market dropped. So 3 houses that weren't sold, were sectioned8 by the builders to keep his pocket happy.

So hardly all section 8...

Posted by: Uptohere | Mar 03, 2017 10:46

Do we really need to refer to the (unfortunately) common bad things that happen in Wareham as Warehamy?  These kind of occurrences happen everywhere. And some places a lot more often then here. But I will say it won't get better if the town or state keeps encouraging outsider undesirables to move here.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Mar 03, 2017 13:29

Uptohere - "Warehamy" a term coined and repeated Ad nauseum by Wareham by the Sea...is a reflection of Wareham by the Sea's habit and admitted enjoyment of tossing out words to get a reaction. To quote Wareham by the Sea, as posted in a comment on Wareham Week January 4, 2017, "I find that certain words are like fishing lures. Fishing can be fun.  I like casting out various lures to see who bites and gets hooked."


Some would say such behavior is Troll- like as indicated in the following first two classic characteristics of an Internet Troll:


1) Posts inflammatory comments, not to engage in serious conversation, but to "grief" or annoy an online community.

(2) An obvious glee and elated satisfaction is aroused in them when people join the fight and reply to their deliberately disruptive comments.


The most effective way to deal with  a Troll is to ignore them.


To see the above referenced January 4, 2017,  comment by Wareham Week in its entirety see:




To see the 14 classic characteristics of an Internet troll see:






Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 03, 2017 15:14

Geeze Andrea, I thought you told me that you weren't going to read my comments anymore.  It looks like the only one that I hooked was you!  Now your trying to get others on your bandwagon.  I have never said anything negative to you or about you.  I've actually been reading you for years and respect you and feel that you are a very intelligent well written person.  I don't always agree with you but I don't launch critical attacks against you.  There are plenty of others on here that deserve to be chastised.  Why don't you go after them?


Warehamy is a word that I will continue to use.  What's wrong with it? A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is chocolaty.  A day with a lot of rain is rainy.  The undesirables that Uptohere speaks of are Warehamy.  Likewise it doesn't always need to be used for negatives.  A summer day in the boat fishing and enjoying the beautiful coastline of this great town could be called a Warehamy day.   



Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 03, 2017 15:50

Cranapple, no worries.  I never took it that way.  Thanks for reading.  I enjoy reading and posting on here but I keep in perspective that its just a small-town blog in a free newspaper.   I don't feel that gunshots should ever be taken lightly or accepted as something that happens everywhere.  It doesn't.  8PM in a tight neighborhood is not to be associated with hunting because it was after dark and it isn't hunting season.  I don't care what color they were or why it happened.  Its wrong and concerning.  True, I tend to comment on the negatives.  That's mainly because I love this town and all the crap that happens here disturbs me.       

Posted by: Knocked for six | Mar 03, 2017 17:42

Just another drug deal gone bad!

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Mar 03, 2017 19:33

I've never felt that Wareham by the Sea was unwilling to engage in serious conversation about any topic appearing on Wareham Week.  Many of us might be guilty of using inflammatory terms.  (Believe it or not, I've been accused of such myself.)


I enjoy reading posts from both WBTS and Andrea, but it would not be good for any of us to be trapped in an elevator with another.  WBTS is simply too wrong about the nail factory.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 03, 2017 21:02

Thanks Society!  Thanks for stating that.  We'd be fine in the elevator but I'd be afraid to be trapped in there with Andrea.  She's beat me up on here a bunch of times and it's hard not take it personally.  I feel bullied.  It reminds me of getting yelled at by the nuns at CCD when I was a kid!


Let's agree to disagree on the old factory that used to make nails for now. I plan to attend the thing on the 9th.  Maybe after hearing both sides I may bend a little.  I gotta be careful there...wouldn't want anyone to figure out who I am :)

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Mar 03, 2017 23:00

Agree to disagree?  But that's not like me.  I intend to cajole and browbeat until you come around to my way of thinking.


Thing is, I grew up in a part of the country that was being explored by Lewis and Clark at the same time a few guys in buckle shoes were putting the THIRD roof on the house I now live in.  I used to live within a stone's throw of the Oregon Trail.  I now live on a road that was an Indian trail from Patuxet to Rhode Island BEFORE the original Pilgrims even landed.  (There's even an odd rock formation in my back yard.  I throw a tobacco offering on it for Granny Squannit every time I pass--just in case.)


So when I tour the nail factory grounds, I sense the spirit of those who rebuilt after the British attack.  Hell, for a guy whose sense of world history used to date to 1805, I treasure my current connection to a part of Plymouth Colony sold by the son of Massasoit, in 1666 as I recall, to a group of Plymouth land speculators.


Yeah, the nail factory is a white elephant.  But get this:


"The Nimrod then dispatched barges carrying 225 soldiers up the Wareham River, and they landed where the Narrows Bridge (pictured above) is now, near Tobey Hospital. Risking gunfire from both sides of the river, they came ashore and invaded Wareham.

"They sent sentries to inhabit the high ground, and then fired a Cosgreve rocket (a British incendiary weapon, known for it's songworthy Red Glare) into a cotton factory that had been built by a consortium of 60 Boston businesses. The locals managed to put the fire out, but much damage was done."




Somehow 60 Bostonians were eventually driven out of Wareham.  THAT is worth commemorating!

Posted by: noseyrich | Mar 04, 2017 11:11

I love reading ya'll railing on each other. Makes my day start off with a grin! DO we have an $80,000,000.00 school budget? Was that a misprint?

22,000 residents??? WHERE DO THE BUCKS COME FROM???

Keep railing, and I will:

"Keep Smilin"!

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Mar 04, 2017 15:34

Noseyrich - For the school budget see the link below and then look under section titled "Education"




For most recent U.S. census population statistics (2010) regarding Wareham see link below:




If you would like to pursue the possible availability of more recent population statistics the phone number for the Town Clerk's office is, 508-291-3140





Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 05, 2017 08:39

We've steered the comments away from the shooting and onto the Nail Factory.  I guess that's a good thing because it's the lesser of two evils. The senseless crime atypical to a beautiful seaside community is sad and embarrassing.  Many respond by stating that "it happens everywhere".  It does to an extent but not so frequently and not so Warehamlike (I tried, but Warehamy paints a better picture...sorry, it just does). Enough about that dead horse, now onto the another.


Society, what you wrote is quite interesting and I can sense your passion. The history is amazing but the white elephant (your words, not mine) is my concern.  I certainly see and appreciate the history but I cannot get past the fact that it will require a massive undertaking to do anything with it.  The dam and the polluted ground alone.


Speaking of history, I do get it even though it may sound like I don't. Locally The Boston Harbor islands down the riviera to Plymouth and Wareham have always interested me.  George's Island is one of my favorites.  Not as local, last week I just I visited St. Augustine.  The fort, the Fountain of youth, etc...interesting stuff.


I would love to see a way to make the Nail factory work but I don't think that it is realistically  possible.  Prove me wrong.



Posted by: Uptohere | Mar 05, 2017 12:24

I disagree with the term Warehamy. It's degrading. It takes away from any good that happens by casting a nasty shadow over it all. And unfortunately crime is everywhere and being by the sea isn't going to change that.

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 05, 2017 12:47

Thank goodness for WPD, beyond that these comments are out of control.

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Mar 05, 2017 13:55

I apologize for derailing the comments.  I got carried away.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 05, 2017 13:55

Uptohere, you used the term "outsider undesirables ". That's not exactly speaking highly of it either.  Thing is, you are 100% correct and there is nothing wrong with speaking the truth.  Sugarcoating words amongst a few dozen frequent commenters on this won't make a difference.  We all know that it is what it is.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 05, 2017 20:43

Brownie,  what comments are out of control?  "Out of control" implies that something is really bad.  I skimmed back and only see that someone found fault with one word.  Other than that its just a bunch of comments...some are even positive and some not even relevant to the shooting. Where's the problem? We're all free to say what we want within reason.  That is what this is here for.

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 05, 2017 20:51

Off topic and not relevant. My opinion. In your words. "We're all free to say what we want within reason.  That is what this is here for". I concur :)

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 05, 2017 21:15

You are right.  The comments do that sometimes.

Posted by: baron1701@yahoo.com | Mar 06, 2017 11:09

Thank you to the WPD - I can't imagine dealing with this all the time. Trying to help people who wont reciprocate. Help me Help you.

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 06, 2017 15:34

I understand...Brockton by the sea i've done it too.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 06, 2017 16:19

Shhhhhhhh, you can't say that on here!  My moniker has nothing to do with that.  I derived it from Manchester by the Sea.  A beautiful town on the ocean just like Wareham. 

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 06, 2017 16:41

oooohhhh lol. Slip of the tongue. Yes i'm sure Manchester is where you got it from. :)

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 06, 2017 16:58

Seriously with all kidding and facetiousness aside, Wareham is a beautiful town!  The best times and memories of my life are full of family times, warm beaches, boating, fishing, camping, and enjoying all that awesome stuff about this town. 

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 06, 2017 17:14

I understand your love for this town, it's cute. I feel the same about my hometown.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 06, 2017 17:32

It's not my hometown.  I chose to move here knowing full well about the dichotomy.  I grew up on the Irish Riviera...South shore...Not too far away but...

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 06, 2017 17:44

I stand corrected ;) look at this WBTS we're becoming besties right here on Wareham week. I wannabe where everyone knows my name.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 06, 2017 17:57

I'm only being nice because I'm looking for recruits for my cult.  Once I get enough we are going to make Wareham a better place.  Who's in?

Posted by: Hairy Buttz | Mar 06, 2017 18:09

I'm in just as long as I can be VP.  Love a good cult.

Posted by: TROLL BY THE SEA | Mar 10, 2017 12:47

Great idea WBTS...according to this article in psychology today, you actually do share many of the characteristics of a cult leader. Here's just a small sample of a much larger list...

  1. He has a grandiose idea of who he is and what he can achieve.
  2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, or brilliance.
  3. Requires excessive admiration from followers and outsiders.
  4. Has a sense of entitlement - expecting to be treated special at all times.
  5. Is arrogant and haughty in his behavior or attitude.
  6. Has an exaggerated sense of power
  7. Is hypersensitive to how he is seen or perceived by others.
  8. Publicly devalues others as being inferior, incapable, or not worthy.

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Mar 10, 2017 16:10

Huh.  Sounds like a student activist.

Posted by: Knocked for six | Mar 10, 2017 17:35

Hey.... That's me!!!!!!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 10, 2017 18:34

Regarding my tongue-in-cheek use of the word cult.

According to the Merriam-Webster Student Dictionary

Main Entry: tongue-in-cheek
Function: adjective
: not meant to be taken seriously

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