On Saturday, July 4th at approximately 6:30 pm, officers assigned to the fireworks event encountered three males walking on Onset Avenue into the Onset Center area, after receiving information that one of the males was possibly carrying a handgun.
During conversation with the males, 20 year old Dominick Alves of Wareham was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun, as he made several movements toward his waistband. Mr. Alves was placed under arrest without incident. Further investigation showed the weapon was reported stolen from the Cape Cod area.
Another male, 18 year old Markiese Tomkinson of Onset, MA was found to be in possession of a bottle of liquor and was placed under arrest and charged with Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
Both males were to be arraigned on the criminal charges on Monday, July 06, 2015 at Wareham District Court.
Chief Kevin Walsh praised the alert and diligent actions of the WPD officers, who may have prevented a dangerous incident from occurring during a family celebration event attended by thousands.