Stabbing Incident Investigated

callananAt approximately 5:00 am on Friday, September 6, 2013, officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to Tobey Hospital in Wareham regarding a female who had reportedly been stabbed and transported to the Emergency Room. At the hospital, officers learned that a 25 year old female resident of Bourne, MA had been stabbed during an altercation with another female in Wareham, then transported to the hospital by friends who were present during the incident. The female, who will not be identified at this time, suffered stab wounds to her back, arm, and face areas that were stated to be non-life-threatening at this time.

The female suspect in the assault incident, 21 year old Karis Callanan of Plymouth, MA,  was present in the hospital parking lot, having been transported to the hospital with the victim, although she was not injured during the altercation with the victim, who is well known to her. As a result of preliminary investigation of the incident, Ms. Callanan was placed under arrest, charged with Attempted Murder, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (knife), and Assault to Murder. The knife used during the assault was recovered in the vehicle used to transport the victim to the hospital.

While investigating the incident at Tobey Hospital, officers placed two subjects under arrest who had arrived and caused a disturbance related to the reported stabbing incident. Marie Ditalia, age 51, of Bourne, MA, was placed under arrest after physically assaulting a male in the presence of officers in the hospital parking lot. As a result of her actions, Marie Ditalia has been charged with Assault & Battery and Disorderly Conduct.

As the arrest of Ms. Ditalia was taking place, 52 year old John Ditalia of Bourne MA charged at officers  and committed an assault before being brought under control and placed under arrest. As a result of his actions, Mr. Ditalia has been charged with Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Disturbing the Peace, and Disorderly Conduct.

Investigation of the stabbing incident is ongoing. The arrested parties are scheduled to be arraigned at the Wareham District Court on Friday, September 6, 2013.