YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Monday at 7:03 PM Proactive Anti-Crime Unit (PACU) Officer Nicholas Ambrosini and his partner K-9 Gauge observed a male and female standing and acting suspicious outside of the passenger side of an older model brown mini-van in the Bass River motel parking lot on Route 28. The van was not parked in a parking space and it was believed everyone present may have been involved in illegal drug distribution.
Yarmouth Police Patrol Officers Gordon Gibbons and Melissa Alden arrived as back up. The male and female pedestrians both gave false names to Police Officers.
Upon determining their true identity, it was discovered that they both had numerous outstanding arrest warrants.
Catherine L. Beckwith, 45, of Yarmouth (left) was charged with:
Warrant: Fall River District Court for shoplifting, Warrant: Fall River District Court for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, Warrant: Barnstable District Court for failure to return leased property, and Warrant: Falmouth District Court for operating after license suspended.
Lonnie A. Lewis, 35, of Fall River, MA (right) was charged with:
Warrant: Barnstable District Court for suspended driver’s license, Warrant: Falmouth District Court for possession of a Class E substance, credit card fraud (4 counts) and receiving stolen property
Both suspects were placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters, booked and held overnight for arraignment in Barnstable District Court Tuesday morning.
Media release and mugshots furnished by Yarmouth Police