Police: Springfield man arrested after driving 100 mph in a 10 mph zone

Police make several arrests over weekend
Jul 16, 2018
Photo by: Andrew W. Griffith

A motorcycle driving 100 mph in 10 mph, a stolen pint of ice cream and a disturbance at Tobey Hospital this past weekend ended with Wareham officers making several arrests this past weekend.

Maureen Sylvia, 54, of East Wareham, was arrested for possession of class A drug, marked lanes violation, and operating without headlights.

On Friday, July 13, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a member of the Wareham Police Detective Division pulled over Sylvia’s car on Cranberry Highway near Depot Street, for a minor motor vehicle infraction. Police said the detective located a small baggie containing what appeared to be heroin.

Sylvia was transported to police headquarters for processing and is scheduled to be arraigned in Wareham District Court.

Later that day, at 10:45 p.m., Officer Karl Baptiste arrested Heather Tripp, 43, of Middleborough, following a disturbance at Tobey Hospital. Police said he was yelling profane and racial comments and then spit in the face of a security officer. She was transported to police headquarters for processing and is scheduled to appear in Wareham District Court for assault and battery.

On Saturday, July 14, at about 1:30 a.m., David Rolfe, 36 of Wareham, was arrested by Officers Peter Silvia and Ryan Gomes at his residence. Rolfe was arrested as the result of a warrant issued by Falmouth District Court.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Carron Adams, 28 of Wareham was arrested by Officers Ryan Turner and Calib Larue on Gibbs Avenue for an outstanding warrant.

On Sunday, July 15, at about noon, Charles Stewart, 31, of Onset, was arrested by a member of the detective division and Officer Calib Larue charged with shoplifting at Walmart. Stewart was reported to have shoplifted a pint of ice cream and was stopped by the officers and arrested.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Albert Marino, 29, of Wareham was arrested by Officer Calib Larue on Sandwich Road for an outstanding warrant.

Later at about 8:20 p.m., Officer Charles Pillsbury observed a motorcycle fail to stop at a red light, on the traffic signal at Depot Street and Cranberry Highway. Pillsbury attempted to stop the motorcycle, however it sped up Maple Springs Road. Police estimated the motorcycle was moving more than 100 miles per hour in a 10 mph zone.

Pillsbury backed off the pursuit due to the dangerous speeds, police said. However, he continued down Maple Springs Road, where he found the driver stopped at the dead end. Pillsbury, with the assistance of Officer Nate Aronson, then arrested Brandon Brower, 31, of Springfield. Brower was charged with a multitude of offenses including: failure to stop for police, operating to endanger, operating with a suspended license, marked lanes violation, speeding, operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and fail to stop at a traffic signal. Brower was transported to police headquarters for processing and is due to appear in Wareham District Court.

David Rolfe (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Maureen Sylvia (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Charles Stewart (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Heather Tripp (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Albert Marino (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Brandon Brower (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Carron Adams (Photo by: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (15)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 16, 2018 15:27

Wow...I need time to think.  I'm at a loss for words.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Jul 16, 2018 16:51

So appreciative of and proud of Wareham's police force. Keep the reports and pictures coming. It's good for the community to better understand the challenges the department faces on a daily basis. As for the pictures, whether or not their publication has any impact upon those arrested is debatable. But for those of us who see the faces, there's always the possibility that committed to memory, the pictures might sometime in the future forewarn us of potential danger.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 16, 2018 21:17

This Looks Like Roll Call on Methadone Mile in Boston...

A Pint Of Ice Cream ? Good Lord Lad I Would have bought ya one from one of Perry's Trucks.

Nice Job Officer Larue, Had the pleasure of meeting him, a fine young man .

Posted by: Brennan McKiernan | Jul 16, 2018 23:09

I don't have anything against motorcycle riders but rarely a day goes by that I don't see some yahoo flying through traffic, clearly going at least double the speed limit. Im amazed there aren't more accidents.

As for posting pictures,  I'm torn.  If someone is getting new charges,  they're fair game.  I do feel bad for someone picked up on just a warrant (depending on what it's for). People make mistakes and they could have a default warrant for missing a court date or some other relatively small infraction. It sucks for them to get lumped in with other more serious offenders,  but "luckily" for them,  there seems to be a fresh crop replacing them every few days,  so their embarrassment is brief.  (Kudos to Wareham PD for their recent efforts. ) I hope that ALL our brave men and women in uniform stay safe and make it home to their families.


Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jul 17, 2018 06:12

So glad they caught these thugs. Looks like a scene out a People of Walmart video.

Posted by: cranberry bog | Jul 17, 2018 06:13

I’m appreciative of the work and commitment of the Wareham  PD. I think it’s smart to keep the local community aware of their efforts and the results. I saw two officers riding through our neighborhood on bicycles yesterday. It sends a reassuring message.

Posted by: desertsky | Jul 17, 2018 06:34

The lineups keep getting better!  Again, kudos to WPD for cleaning up the trash in our town. A warrant is a warrant and most of these dopes know the drill and it's not their first rodeo. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: TOOTTOOT1 | Jul 17, 2018 09:44

Can't we just put a gate up to keep these creeps out of our town

Good work by the PD, but the "stuff" they round up is sicking.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 17, 2018 10:21

I'd just like to echo Andrea's comment and the others that are commending the WPD.  It makes me feel safer knowing how good they are at herding up these people. Two things continually come to mind whenever I see these sweeps: First, it amazes me how many there are.  Second, it concerns me that most get a slap on the wrist and are right back at stinking up our town.


Although they all deserve it, I don't have the time or energy to comment on each one of them today.  One of them stands out. Heather Trip with a cross around her neck,  spitting in the face of the Toby guard.   How repulsive!  A hospital security guard is already a low paying, thankless job.  It just isn't worth it when something like that happens.  With all the diseases of today!  She should be tested, at her cost, for every possible disease transmittable via saliva.  Then she should pay for any preventive measures that he may need.  Is spitting in someone's face considered as a special kind of assault?  If not, it should be. What a nasty filthy woman!

Posted by: Linda | Jul 17, 2018 12:05

WPD has been outstanding for a long time, but the stories were tiny blocks in the Standard-Times or Courier.  A lot of these I hear on the scanner or bits and pieces, but usually no specifics.  We heard Pillsbury call off his chase and then the arrest a bit later.  Good job, nobody hurt.  I wouldn't have been a good cop...……….I'd smack him/her across the back of the head and maybe a good ass-whooping.  How stupid can they be?  Also, a yes on the pictures!  I doubt the criminal is embarrassed, maybe the family is.  Oh well.

Posted by: Phredzzz | Jul 17, 2018 13:30

Excellent Job Wareham PD. Now; we just need the Judicial Arm of our Justice System to get onboard with some HARSH Sentencing. Our current Slap on the wrist and Turn Criminals Loose on Society is NOT working, so the only Sane thing to do is change it and try something different.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 17, 2018 14:11

Brennan, A Warrant is A Warrant. Forgetting a COURT DAY isn't a mistake. A mistake is when my kids forget to brush their teeth. Round'em up Ladies and Gentlemen . Rid Wareham of the trash …..

Posted by: Randall Stephens | Jul 18, 2018 04:55

Is there a position at WPD for full time photographer ? With a weekly set of new " MUG SHOTS" it seems like that could be new full time job !!

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jul 18, 2018 12:21

There is a decided uptick in cleaning the streets, i.e.picking up "wanted on warrants" since the new chief-in-residence took over and I'm all for it! Bravo!

Posted by: OnsetTogether | Jul 23, 2018 16:23

FYI: Maureen Sylvia owns 3 Dowd Ave where there was a major drug bust in December.


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