On Friday, July 31st, at approximately 8:30 pm, WPD officers were alerted to be on the lookout for a blue SUV that struck parked vehicle in the area of 364 Onset Avenue, then sped off towards Onset Center.
Immediately upon hearing the radio transmission, Seasonal Officer Greg Hutson reported the suspect vehicle was parked in Onset Center in the area of the Onset Village Market and occupied by the operator, later identified as 39 year old Wareham resident Aaron Monteiro. Upon noticing the officer, Monteiro exited the vehicle, dropped a glass containing alcohol, then ran from the scene as other WPD units arrived. Officer Hutson pursued Monteiro on foot and brought him to the ground a short distance away on Onset Avenue, where Monteiro aggressively resisted being arrested, until a Taser was utilized to gain his compliance and he was placed in custody.
After transport to the station, a white substance believed to be cocaine was found on the back seat of the cruiser where Mr. Monteiro sat and constantly moved about. A further search of the cruiser led to the discovery of a plastic baggie containing suspected cocaine, which was located on the back floor of the cruiser. During the booking process, officers located a plastic baggie containing cocaine in Mr. Monteiro’s waistband.
As a result of this incident, Aaron Monteiro has been charged with the following:
- Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUI)
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Leaving the Scene of MV Accident
- Disorderly Conduct
- Disturbing the Peace
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of Class B Substance (Cocaine)
- Operating With a Suspended License for Previous OUI Incident
Aaron Monteiro was scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at Wareham District Court on Monday, August 3, 2015.
Chief Kevin D. Walsh praised the alert actions of all the officers involved, in particular those of Seasonal Officer Greg Hutson, who noticed the suspect vehicle and apprehended Monteiro, who aggressively resisted being arrested, but was ultimately placed in custody and taken off the streets of Wareham.