Wareham man arrested for making violent workplace threats

Feb 23, 2018
Courtesy of: Yarmouth Police Department Rogelio Lopez Jr.

A 51-year-old Wareham man was arrested on Thursday for "threatening extreme violence" against coworkers at Republic Waste Services.

According to the Yarmouth Police Department, Rogelio Lopez Jr. made threats over the phone against his fellow workers.

He was suspended last week and terminated from his job at Republic Waste Services in Yarmouth. He had previous incidents at work and no prior criminal record in Massachusetts.

Yarmouth Police Detectives teamed up with the Wareham Police Department to arrest Lopez in his home.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | Feb 23, 2018 13:46

So glad they apprehended this thug

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Feb 23, 2018 15:44

Instead of making an inappropriate comment about Mr. Lopez's ethnicity and legality of his citizenship (that certainly would be deemed profiling) or childishly commenting that he has a bat in the cave, I've chosen something much more positive.


I'm going to use his mug and article in a Powerpoint presentation on workplace violence at work on Monday.  February happens to be Workplace Violence Month at my place of employment. Ain't that a coincidence!  Thanks Rogelio!


Over the summer I had to do a presentation on Active Shooter in the Workplace.  I was fortunate then too because I was able to share the memorable Wareham School events that brought a SWAT team and a hundred officers to town.


My coworkers are all going to want to move to Wareham!

Posted by: Brennan McKiernan | Feb 23, 2018 23:24

I can't say I approve of any threats but I'm not surprised.  I heard that job is trash.  :)

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