Wareham Police charge 2 with larceny, possession of counterfeit bills

Mar 08, 2018

Wareham Police said they stopped two men who attempted to steal a television and dispose $1,000 worth of counterfeit bills in the Wareham River.

Ryan Hanscome, 22, of East Wareham and Xavier Hernandez, 18, of Wareham, were arrested on Thursday near the Narrows, charged with larceny over $250 and possession of counterfeit bills.

Police said Officer Chris Smith noticed the two men carrying a large item covered with a blanket near the intersection of Sandwich Road and Main Street. After spotting Smith, the men quickly hid behind a building.

The item, a large television, was recently stolen from a nearby home, said police.

Smith, assisted by Officer George Chandler, then found Hanscome and Hernandez hiding behind a nearby building. Upon finding the suspects, officers said they noticed currency floating in the water nearby. Police said 10 counterfeit $100 bills were fished out of the water.


Comments (7)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | Mar 08, 2018 17:03

So glad they apprehended these thugs.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 08, 2018 18:13

I need to start a scrapbook.  You can't make this stuff up!  They shouldn't have been caught, they had a blanket over it!  What special kind of stupid pair of morons walks down a main road carrying a big stolen TV?  And don't they know that bluecrabs prefer chicken as bait over fake money.


Wareham Week, have you considered a dumbest criminal section?  Every December there can be a winner and a recap of each month's runner ups.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Mar 08, 2018 20:57

Dumb and Dumber.... there are some Dumb people and then there are Some dumb people.....

Posted by: cranky pants | Mar 08, 2018 21:56

They almost got away with it too, the old magic blanket trick generally is foolproof. They should have known to just stand reeeaaallly still and nobody would have seen them. Then again had they just closed their eyes real tight nobody would have spotted them either so meh, I guess they deserved to be caught.

Posted by: thkng60@yahoo.com | Mar 09, 2018 06:06

Crack house needed a new telly.

Posted by: kevinc687 | Mar 09, 2018 09:52

They thought they had the Harry Potter cloaking blanket but they had the wrong one. It was next to that blanket on the pile but they couldn’t see it.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Mar 09, 2018 11:50

Was the blanket also stolen from the house?  It could be worth more than the TV at this point.  I hope they don't try to return the TV to the owners.  I wouldn't want it back after these two dragged it all over and shook it all up.


Speaking of Beavis and Butthead.  There actually was an episode where they did steal a TV from the school.  Who remembers?  They eventually rolled it down a flight of stairs as Principal Mc. Vicker watched.




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