Wareham Police make 4 warrant arrests, respond to hit and run

Jul 07, 2018

Wareham Police had a busy day on Friday, July 6, with officers making a total of two warrant arrests and responding to a hit and run on Main Street. Two additional warrant arrests were made on Saturday, July 7.

Officers were dispatched to the center area of Main Street for a reported hit and run accident around 1:40 p.m. on July 6. According to police, one car had allegedly struck another before continuing on towards Gibbs Avenue.

Sgt. Walter Correia found the car in question moments after arrival, parked against the curb in the opposite lane near 532 Main St. After investigation, Douglas Alves, 64, of Onset, was taken to Tobey Hospital for evaluation.

Alves is being summoned for operating under the influence of drugs (4th offense), operating to endanger and a marked lanes violation.

Earlier, at about 12:30 a.m., Officer Christopher Corner and Officer James White arrested Gordon Howell, 40, of Medford, on two outstanding warrants. The arrest was made following a car stop on Depot Street.

At about 9:50 p.m., Officer Joseph Cardoza and Special Officer Eric Kanavos arrested Michael Murnaghan, 39, of Dennis Port in the area of 194 Main St. for an outstanding warrant.

On July 7, at 6:30 a.m., Officer Corner and Officer Ryan Turner arrested David Hill, 21, of Wareham from his home for an outstanding warrant.

A half hour later, Brian Townley, 31, of Onset was arrested by Officer Turner as the result of a motor vehicle stop on Cranberry Highway. Townley was driving with a suspended license.

David Hill (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Gordon Howell (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Michael Murnaghan (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Brian Townley (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (7)
Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jul 07, 2018 19:10

So glad they caught these thugs.



Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 08, 2018 08:25

It’s like caching fish in a bucket!



Posted by: Andrea Smith | Jul 08, 2018 10:53

Congratulations to Acting Police Chief Walcek and Wareham's police officers. So many warrant arrests lately!  Keep up the good work; the message it's sending is bound to make a difference.



Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 08, 2018 19:25

I’ve seen culprit #2  before up in the City .. wonder what he’s up to down here ? No Good



Posted by: Uptohere | Jul 09, 2018 10:57

Where's Alves picture? And why after a 3rd offense was he not arrested? Fine he's at the hospital but he could have been under arrest there? And a summons? Really? How many chances does this menus get to seriously hurt or kill someone?



Posted by: Curiouscat | Jul 09, 2018 19:40

I would like to see Alves picture too since this wing nut barreled by me while I was taking my elder mother to a doctor appointment.  The weather was horrendous enough and I can't believe this ended without some serious ramifications.  Lock his sorry butt up and throw away the key.



Posted by: desertsky | Jul 10, 2018 07:08

Four down and hundreds more to go..keep up the good work  WPD!!



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