As Chief of Police, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Wareham Police Department website.

The Mission of the Wareham Police Department is to provide the citizens of this community with the highest quality of law enforcement, emergency services, and general assistance possible. We pledge to respect and protect the individual rights, lives, and property of all people. We will work to reduce the fear of crime, to improve the quality of life, and to faithfully enforce the laws. We will also establish a partnership with our citizens, schools, and businesses through community policing initiatives. Professionalism and integrity by each and every member of this department is of the utmost importance and will underlay all of our efforts.

The department would like to remind you not to give out any personal information over the phone. Review our informative handout on Identity Theft that outlines steps on how to prevent your identity from being stolen, and what to do if it happens.

Chief Kevin D. Walsh


Wareham Police Donates to Breast Cancer Research

2018-01-31 05:54:40 edjohnson



 On Friday, January 23rd, Wareham Police Department Chief Kevin Walsh and School Resource Officer Karl Baptiste presented a check in the amount of $3000 to Southcoast Health Breast Center in Dartmouth, MA as a donation from the result of proceeds derived from the sale of pink Wareham PD patches during the month of October.   

During October 2017, the Wareham Police Department participated in a nationwide initiative titled “Pink Patch Project”, involving the sale of police and other emergency response agency patches, which were individually designed and colored pink with the intention of bringing awareness to the prevention of breast cancer and overall breast health in women and men. 

Chief Walsh praised the overall initiative, which was brought to his attention by Officer Baptiste, who organized the participation of Wareham PD in the project. “We were so proud to make this donation to the Southcoast Health Breast Center on behalf of the citizens who purchased the pink patches and the entire Wareham Police Department.”

The check was presented to Dr. Maureen Chung and Bridget Flynn, Director of Major Giving & Capital Campaigns during a tour of the Southcoast Health Breast Center on Friday, January 23, 2018.   

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Wareham Police is Requesting Assistance Identifting this Female

2018-01-23 20:15:53 edjohnson

The Wareham Police Department is looking for assistance from the public making identification of the female pictured above. If anyone knows this woman or has information about the identity of this female. Please call Wareham Police @ 508-295-1212 , email to dispatch@warehampolice.com or using the anonymous tip line @ 508-291-2300.  Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help.  

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Female Treated in Boston Hospital after Aggravated Rape.

2018-01-22 17:26:07 edjohnson


As the result of an investigation conducted by Wareham Police Department detectives concerning a sexual assault incident reported by a female receiving medical treatment in a Boston hospital, a 39 year old male and a 30 year female have been charged with Aggravated Rape, Drugging a Person for Sexual Intercourse, and Selling Liquor to a person Under 21.



The investigation was initiated when the female victim was found unresponsive in a vehicle parked in Morton Park in Plymouth MA on the morning of Monday, January 8th and transported to a Boston area hospital, where she recovered and reported being sexually assaulted while drugged at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham by a couple she met online.

According to the victim, she met the couple at the Plymouth park and was transported to Wareham, where events transpired in the motel room, including drinking and drug use that affected her control of the situation and led to the sexual assault committed by the couple. In an unconscious state, the female victim was transported back to Plymouth and placed into her vehicle during the frigid temperatures until she was discovered by Plymouth PD in an unresponsive state.

Investigation of the matter by Wareham detectives, assisted by the Plymouth Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Mass. State Police VFAS Unit, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department led to further information and arrest warrants obtained for 39 year old Michael Botelho of Plymouth, MA and 30 year old Stephania Cyr of Hull, MA.  Mr. Botelho was arrested on January 19th at a food court in Kingston Collections, while Ms. Cyr was arrested in Hull, MA on January 18th.  

Both are currently being held in custody after being arraigned at Wareham District Court.

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