CAPTURED: YPD “Wanted Wednesday” seeks man wanted on multiple warrants for violent offenses

Cajun L. Burdick

YARMOUTHUDPATE: Yarmouth Police report that Cajun Burdick turned himself in to the Court Wednesday afternoon when he realized he was featured on YPD’s Wanted Wednesday. The Court reviewed the matter, cleared the warrant, and released him. He is back out in public–no longer wanted–and due back in court on March 27, 2018.

PREVIOUS STORY: In this week’s YPD “Wanted Wednesday” police are seeking a man wanted on multiple warrants for violent offense:

Cajun L. Burdick is wanted on several outstanding warrants for violent crimes by the Yarmouth Police Department.

Burdick is a convicted violent Felon and has a wide ranging criminal record with a total of 55 prior criminal charges on his record in Massachusetts (23 adult and 33 juvenile).

Burdick is currently out on bail after being arrested for assaulting and injuring a Yarmouth Police Officer on December 1, 2017 (see related story here).

Citizens with information about Burdick are urged to use caution and immediately contact the Yarmouth Police Department at 508.775.0445 extension 0 or Yarmouth Police Detective Division Commander Lieutenant Michael A. Bryant at 508.775.0445 extension 2122 or email us at

Burdick is described as a white male, 33 years old who is 6 foot 1 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He as brown hair and blue eyes.

The warrants charge Burdick with
Assault and Battery on a Yarmouth Police Officer
Felony Intimidation of a Government Witness
Felony Assault and Battery
Resisting Arrest
Disorderly Conduct
Felony Assault and Battery

Background: Yarmouth Police report that on Friday, December 1st, 2017, at approximately 8:00 PM, YPD Communications dispatched Police Officers to 2 Constance Avenue in West Yarmouth for a report of an intoxicated male breaking things in the residence.

Yarmouth Polices Officers arrived and observed a male in the house through the large picture window throwing items around the front room and kitchen area.

While approaching the house from the left side, officers a young boy emerged from the backyard on a cell phone. The young boy was barefoot and did not have a shirt on. The outside temperature at the time was approximately 45 degrees. The young boy stated that he had called 911 seeking help.

Police officers went inside the home and found a male and female. As officers attempted to speak with the two subjects, the male became irate and made several threats towards the officers.

The male was found to be intoxicated from alcohol abuse and during the encounter quickly spun around, grabbed the chain of the neck badge and began trying to strangle an officer while charging and pushing him backwards into the house.

Fellow officers assisted the officer as the male subject continued to resist and fight. officers deployed a Taser device to stop the subject. He continued to fight and a Taser was used a second time which immediately gained the subjects compliance and his attack was overcome and he was placed into handcuffs.

The subject, identified as Cajun L. Burdick, 33, of West Yarmouth, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery on a police officer, intimidating a government witness, and obstruction of justice. Burdick was transported to YPD Headquarters and continued to be belligerent, rude, vulgar, and threatening during the transport and booking processes.

At the completion of the booking process, YPD filed an emergency 51A Neglect Report with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.

One police officer sustained a shoulder injury and is unable to work facing potential surgery.

Bail was set at $3,040.00 and the subject was held in Yarmouth Police Custody and was transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment Monday.
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