Wareham Police respond to false robbery call, make arrest for marijuana and ammunition

Jul 12, 2018

Wareham Police responded to a false robbery call on Wednesday, July 11, which resulted in an arrest for marijuana and illegal possession of ammunition. An additional warrant arrest was made the following day, July 12.

Officer Charles Pillsbury and Sgt. Peter Flannery responded to the alleged armed robbery at Roundhill Blvd. around 9:20 p.m.

At the scene, officers met Vaughn P. White, 19, of Brockton, who claimed he and his friend had been held up at gunpoint by two men. The story the victim told police had multiple inconsistencies, and after an on-scene investigation, officers found a large amount of marijuana and ammunition in White's car.

White was arrested and charged with possession of a class “D” substance with intent to distribute and illegal possession of ammunition.

White was taken to police headquarters to be processed and was scheduled to appear in Wareham District Court on Thursday, July 12. Police say the alleged robbery was not random and that the investigation into this incident is ongoing.

On Thursday, July 12, Officer Christopher Corner observed David Lewis, 59, of Manchester, New Hampshire in a vehicle near the Cumberland Farms on Depot Street around 2:30 a.m.

Corner was aware of four outstanding warrants for Lewis and with the assistance of Sgt. Daniel Henderson, Lewis was placed under arrest.

Lewis is being held without bail at Wareham Police Headquarters pending an appearance in Wareham District Court.


Vaughn White (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
David Lewis (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (8)
Posted by: cranky pants | Jul 12, 2018 16:48

You can't even make this crap up.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2018 18:14

The magnet is especially good at luring people from Brockton.  Even non criminals from Brockton love it here...partly because they can't afford the real Cape and also  because their cars won't make it any further. Hence the other "by the sea" nickname that's forbidden.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 12, 2018 19:41

No You can’t make this crap up ....

Posted by: sadie | Jul 13, 2018 07:30

great job WPD I'm under this new chief it seems they are able to focus on being able to identify the people in town who have warrents. Thank you wareham week for posting all these pictures and address I like to know if any of these people and their friends live close to me or close to any of my friends so I can warn them.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 13, 2018 13:38

It sure seems like there's a house cleaning of some sorts going on here

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Jul 13, 2018 14:10

Swifts - Let's hope for a clean sweep.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 13, 2018 15:09

The way they keep coming "they're gonna need a bigger broom".  As Sheriff Brody would say...


Either it's a mistake or David Lewis looks pretty good for 59.  Usually hard living ages these types, I'd have guessed him to be early 40s.

Posted by: desertsky | Jul 14, 2018 06:18

Yes...very noticeable upswing in warrant arrests..about time cleaning house took place..sometimes it starts at home.

Keep going, acting Chief Walcek!!

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