Town Administrator praises high profile police arrests

By Matthew Bernat | May 16, 2017
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Town Administrator Derek Sullivan lauds the efforts of Wareham Police during the Board of Selectmen's Tuesday meeting.

Town Administrator Derek Sullivan on Tuesday highlighted the work of the Wareham Police Department’s detective division by congratulating officers for three arrests.

Sullivan noted that more funds had been diverted into the division recently.

On May 11, two Wareham residents were arrested and charged with dealing heroin. Police seized $30,000 worth of heroin that had been prepared for sale, $19,000 in cash and a car. Sullivan said that bust was possible thanks to a months-long investigation.

Hours before the Selectmen’s Tuesday meeting, Sullivan said an officer with the detective division tracked down a car stolen out of Boston. The officer used the car’s LoJack tracking system to find the car and driver.

Sullivan congratulated the officer, noting that $2,000 worth of “crack cocaine destined for the streets of Wareham” was allegedly found inside the car.

Selectman Alan Slavin echoed Sullivan's sentiment. Slavin said officers have stepped up patrols and encouraged residents who witness suspicious activity to report it.

"If you have an issue, call the police," said Slavin. "They are really working hard on this."

Comments (2)
Posted by: Chaka | May 16, 2017 22:07

Great job police! Great job residents who help them by calling with info. It's not snitching, it's getting this crap out of our town.

Posted by: cranapple | May 17, 2017 06:52

Get this crap out of our town!!! Thank you police & residents. Let's get nip bottles out of these shops next or put in little deposit boxes. We love this town and just want the trash dumped out of it.

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