Wareham Police: robbery suspect arrested after hiding in basement

Jul 23, 2018
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Kealynd Schalet

A Roslindale man is facing charges after barricading himself in the basement of a Wareham residence he is accused of breaking into on Saturday, July 21.

Kealynd Schalet, 23, has been charged with breaking and entering, larceny and other charges. Police responded to Ryder Street just before 8 p.m. after receiving a report of a man who broke into a shed.

Neighbors then provided a description of the suspect. While officers searched the area they heard a woman scream from an adjacent house that a man was inside. Officers James White and Michael Phinney determined the suspect had gone inside. White went into the home and kicked open the door of a room in the basement where the suspect was hiding.

After officers arrested Schalet, police determined he had stolen items from the shed before breaking into the neighboring home, in an attempt to hide.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek praised the cooperation and alertness of neighbors that assisted, as well as the quick action of responding officers resulting in an arrest with no injuries. The investigation is ongoing as to why Schalet came to Ryder Street in the first place, police said.


Comments (10)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 23, 2018 16:50

Neighbors did have difficulty describing him.  They had a hard time picking a  distinct feature.


Why is the Mr. Heat Miser song playing in my head?


Can't make this stuff up...

Posted by: thkng60@yahoo.com | Jul 24, 2018 05:51


Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jul 24, 2018 07:49

So glad they caught this

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 24, 2018 08:56

The Magnet went into overload to get this Gem all the way up in Rozzi..... why why why wonder what the reason is

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 24, 2018 09:37

He was here on vacation with his parents and needed money for ice cream.

Posted by: kevinc687 | Jul 24, 2018 11:13

He got lost after falling in the cotton candy machine at the carnival

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 24, 2018 12:51

WBTS , you could be Right .... Have ya seen the prices on Perry’s trucks ?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 24, 2018 13:25

Swifts- oh yea.  I remember getting those red, white, and blue bomb pops for 50 cents from the truck.  Now they are like 5 bucks!  We used to just find change and be able to chase down the truck.  Ahhh...the good ole days!

Posted by: WWareham resident | Jul 24, 2018 19:30

I was going to take a few days off from commenting but this broke me and WBTS omg I'm dying laughing from your comment. I needed that. Thank you !!!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jul 24, 2018 23:24

I thought the kid got lost from  a carnival... Come on doesn’t he look like a Carny ?

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