Arson, assualt and battery, shoplifting highlight latest Wareham arrests

George Leach III

WAREHAMFrom Wareham Police: At about midnight on Friday, June 7, Wareham Police responded to Penikese Street in West Wareham for a reported past fight. After an investigation, Officers Peter Sylvia and Matthew Donovan arrested George Leach III, 40, of West Wareham. Mr. Leach is charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, and vandalizing property. A second individual, Shaun Bruneau, 41, of 5 Weepecket Lane is being summoned to court for assault and battery with a deadly weapon and assault and battery.

On Saturday morning shortly before 1:00 a.m., Wareham Police Officers Ryan Turner and Garrett Smith responded to the Cranberry Plaza for the report of a suicidal male armed with a box cutter and also threatening to jump in front of a moving vehicle. Upon arrival the male had a cell phone in one hand and the other hand in his pocket. The officers demanded to see his hand; however the male refused and instead began to berate the officers by shouting obscenities at them. Both officers attempted to restrain him; however he pulled away and began to run. As the male was running he was screaming that he was going to do bodily harm to the officers. The male then jammed his hands into his waistband, refusing to comply with the officers. Sgt. Daniel Henderson arrived on the scene and utilized a Taser to subdue the man. He was then placed in custody and taken to Tobey Hospital for an evaluation.

(l-r) Shauna Ramos, John Lyons

On Sunday, at about 11:00 a.m., Detective Dean Decas and Officer Steve Joy arrested Shauna Ramos, 37, and John Lyons, 43, both of Buzzards Bay, at Stop and Shop on Cranberry Highway. The two are suspected of taking over $400.00 worth of items out of the store without paying for them.

Nicole Coe

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Officer Charles Pillsbury arrested Nicole Coe, 38, of Taunton on Glen Charlie Road. She was placed in custody for operating after suspension following a motor vehicle stop.

Ben Baum

Later at 2:25 p.m., Officer Steve Joy and Sergeant Paul Somers responded to an address in Onset for a report of a male that had doused several items in his residence with gasoline. Upon arrival of officers it was determined that he had fled the scene, however was located several hours later in Bourne. He was placed under arrest by Officer Pillsbury after being stopped by Bourne Police. Ben Baum, 23, of Onset, is charged with attempted arson of a dwelling house.

Christopher Dudley

On Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. Christopher Dudley, 27, of New Bedford was arrested by Officer Robert McLain on Blackmore Pond Way because of an active warrant.
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