Police pursuit ends in Wareham man's arrest

May 03, 2018
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Ron Goodrich

A police pursuit on May 3 that involved the use of a Taser ended with a Wareham's man arrest and a slew of charges.

Ron Goodrich, of 8 Swifts Beach Road #3, was arrested for failing to stop for police after committing a traffic violation at the corner of High St. by the Multi-Service Center at approximately 1:35 a.m., police said.

Police said Sgt. Daniel Henderson turned on his blue lights after witnessing the violation, but Goodrich failed to stop and sped up, committing multiple violations during the chase.

Henderson followed the car to Swifts Beach Road where it turned into a mobile home park. The car pulled alongside a trailer and a man exited, acting erratically, according to police. Henderson ordered him to the ground, but the suspect refused to comply. Because Henderson could not see the man's hands, a taser was used. Police said the Taser had no effect and the suspect made it inside the trailer with the help of two men who were inside.

The men pulled Goodrich into the trailer then locked the door. Henderson attempted to get inside and the men then opened the door. However, the suspect fled out of a back door. Other officers arrived at the scene and Goodrich was found with the assistance of K-9 Rolf nearby.

Goodrich has been charged with the following: failure to stop for police, speeding, failure to stay within marked lanes, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and operating an uninsured motor vehicle on a public way.

Police said charges are forthcoming for the two men who allegedly aided Goodrich.

Comments (9)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 03, 2018 21:38

No shirt, stupid expression,  just like on  that show "Cops". What an idiot!


His face kinda says, "sorry mom & dad, I know you raised me better".


Don't tase me, bro!


Oh, yes...and an unfortunate common denominator happens to be a trailer. I really feel bad for all the good people living in nice mobile homes.  This is just one more reason why there's a trailer park trash stigma.  He was either headed for a trailer or he could have gone a little further down Swifts Beach Road to the Woods of Wareham...same difference.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | May 04, 2018 07:24

So glad they apprehended this thug. Tasers only work if there is more than a acorns worth of brain matter.  BF Goodrich= Brain Free Goodrich

Posted by: WWareham resident | May 04, 2018 07:59

When is Live PD coming to Wareham ?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | May 04, 2018 14:41

Boy just like weather we went from cold to hot in am instant.... # MAGNET OVERLOAD

Posted by: sweetie | May 06, 2018 09:15

Wow, taser-proof.   Who knew!!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 07, 2018 11:53



What a shameful fall from glory for this young man!  What the heck?


Wareham teen fixes up playground for Eagle Scout project


Recently minted Eagle Scout Ron Goodrich is the type of person who comes to mind when one hears the phrase, "part of the solution."

For his Eagle Scout project, the Wareham resident raised funds and worked hard to build a new playground at his church, the Tabernacle of Praise.

Addressing his fellow scouts at his Eagle Scout ceremony at the church on March 23, Goodrich said: "It took a lot, but I finally made it. You guys should too, so don't quit."

Goodrich knows how tempting it can be to quit, and says that his road to earning the highest rank in Boy Scouts -- and, along with it, letters of congratulations from President Obama and the Pope -- was not without stumbling blocks.

"It was a rough road for me," he said.

He began the project in his sophomore year of high school. Goodrich, now a senior in the electrical program at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, raised money by collecting donations and holding a car wash.

"Everything that's in that playground is the result of the scouts, volunteers, and hard labor," said Scoutmaster Al Barthe during the ceremony.

Goodrich's English teacher, Lisa Martin, spoke affectionately about a young man who came into her classroom with a warning from others.

"He was described to me as a potential challenge," she said.

However, as time went on, she watched him grow into what she described as an insightful, inquisitive, and inventive person.

"You are a compassionate young man. … I've seen you, even when you struggle, stick to your plan," she said.

Goodrich also works at the Wareham Fire Department through a work study program, and plans to attend Cape Cod Community College next year.

His mother, Nancy Goodrich,  said that there were distractions along the way, especially when he started high school.

"You don't want people to know. The cool kids don't think it's cool," she said.

Being an Eagle Scout gives a young man a leg up in college admissions and the military, and makes him part of a lifelong brotherhood.

"To say 'I was almost an Eagle Scout' gets nothing," Goodrich pointed out.

Posted by: Steve Holmes | May 07, 2018 13:56

That's sad how this young man got turned around. I hope this incident will be what he needs to turn himself back around, given the proper help. Its such a waste to see these young people get turned down the wrong road.

Posted by: Curiouscat | May 07, 2018 20:44

According to another news article, his mother passed away two months ago at the age of 62.  Not making excuses for his behavior but hoping he can turn his life around again.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 07, 2018 23:54

In my earlier comment I said “His face kinda says, "sorry mom & dad, I know you raised me better".  I was serious. What he did was stupid and I’m not making excuses either, but he doesn’t look like a hardened criminal. He looks shameful...he looks like he knows that many will be disappointed in him.  That’s somewhat of a good thing. Many of the mugs on here have no remorse in their blank faces, where this kid does.  Hopefully this wakes him up. Hopefully he gets his stuff together.

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