Wareham Police arrest 4 over 3 days on variety of charges

Jun 25, 2018

Wareham Police were busy over a three-day period, logging multiple arrests for a variety of charges including: OUI, disturbing the peace and assault and battery on a police officer.

On Saturday, June 23, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Officers Calib Larue and Stephen Harrison responded to a report of a car which struck a telephone pole near Cranberry Plaza. Officers found the car nearby with the front passenger side tire missing and determined it was in another crash.

No injuries were reported, however, the driver, Joseph Brooks, 35, of Yarmouth Port was arrested and charged with OUI, second offense, and operating with a suspended license.

On Sunday, June 24, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Officer Steven Soqui arrested Anthony Bullock, 48, of Onset for disturbing the peace. Bullock was arrested after a disturbance near Stephen’s Lounge where several men fled the area. Police said Bullock was uncooperative after the disturbance. While being booked, police said they found what they believed to be cocaine on Bullock and also charged him with possession of a class B substance.

Later that day, at approximately 1:15 a.m., police again responded to Onset where they found Joel Michelsen, 29, of Onset walking while waving his arms and yelling obscenities. Police said Michelsen became more aggressive when approached and officers struggled during the arrest.

While being placed into the cruiser, Michelsen tried to break free and kicked Officer Steven Soqui. At the police station, police said Michelsen remained unruly and hostile. He has been charged with: assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

On Monday, June 25, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Sgt. Daniel Henderson saw a car pulling out of the cranberry bogs on Hathaway Street. Henderson stopped the car on Dinah’s Way because the bog is posted, no trespassing. As a result of the stop, Matthew Whitney, 29, of Carver was arrested for operating after suspension of a driver’s license and two active default warrants.

Joseph Brooks (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Anthony Bullock (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Joel Michelsen (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Matthew Whitney (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (7)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 25, 2018 16:23

I'm running out of things to say.  There's a never-ending supply!


One thing that has become apparent is that dangerous criminals are all around us everywhere.  Scares me that we have this high concentration of bad people here.

Posted by: Bluebell3333 | Jun 26, 2018 07:18

Out of the four cases above only one involved violence. OUI seems to be the 'big crime' here.

This isn't exactly what I would call an example of 'bad people' as you suggest.

People will drink. It's summer in a coastal community. When they have an extra beer or two their judgment is off and they drive. This makes them a bad decision maker not a bad person.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 26, 2018 08:32

Blue- it's not based on just these 4.  Over the recent past, starting with the guy that set the house on fire attempting to kill the woman.  I also said dangerous, drunk drivers are indisputably dangerous.  And these ain't one beer over the limit at Uncle Joe's summer cookout type cases.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jun 26, 2018 11:24

So glad they caught these thugs

Posted by: Phredzzz | Jun 26, 2018 11:36

Here we go again!   (Arrest them, Slap on the wrist, Let them loose,) - (Arrest them, Slap on the wrist, Let them loose,) - (Arrest them, Slap on the wrist, Let them loose,). When will we demand a stop to this Lunacy and put mandatory and equivalent Jail-Time in place for these thugs. As long as we continue to turn them loose on the streets, they will laugh at us and continue committing crimes. Is this not the most pure and complete definition of INSANITY  ??

Posted by: kevinc687 | Jun 26, 2018 14:50

If they are driving with a suspended license already they aren’t going to stop now. Confiscate  the car and auction it off. Start costing them more money and inconvenience. If it’s their mothers car then they might catch holy hell. Courts and fines don’t bother them.

Posted by: Bluebell3333 | Jun 27, 2018 07:28

We live in Wareham. It's not like this town is known for high class residents. We are the type of town that is attractive to these kinds of people.

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