During the morning hours of Sunday, March 25, 2012, officers of the Wareham Police Department conducted an investigation into the report of several motor vehicle break and entering incidents on Rte. 6&28, in which jewelry, electronics, and personal items, were stolen from locked vehicles after the windows were smashed out.
During the investigation by Officer James White, personal property of a suspect was noticed to have been left inside one of the vehicles that had been entered. Further investigation of the personal property led to the residence of a suspect, identified as 19 year old John Hailey of #18 Catherine Court, which is located in a mobile home park just off of Rte 6&28 in the area of Ella’s Restaurant, where three of the motor vehicle breaks had been reported during the previous night.
The investigation involving Mr. Hailey at 18 Catherine Court led to the recovery of property with a total value of over $3000, which had been stolen from at 6 victims that are known at this time. John Hailey was arrested at his residence and charged with 6 counts of B&E into a Motor Vehicle (felony), 6 counts of Destruction of Personal Property Over $250, and 5 counts of Larceny Over $250. Mr. Hailey was also charged with Possession of a Burglarious Instrument when a hammer/hatchet was located at the residence. Mr. Hailey was arraigned on the charges at Wareham Fourth District Court on Monday, March 26, 2012.