On April 12, 2012, at approximately 9:30 am, officers of the Wareham Police Department responded to 9 Maple Ave. in the Onset section of town for a reported B&E in progress. Responding officers were informed that the homeowner had confronted an unknown male attempting to gain entry into the home, at which time the male suspect ran from the property. The suspect was described as a white male in his early twenties, wearing a black hooded top and tan shorts.
Officers then searched the surrounding area and were able to view the suspect on several occasions, as he ran through neighborhood properties and attempted to hide from the searching officers. The suspect was eventually apprehended after being spotted hiding in the area of St. Mary’s Church by Detective William deSilva and Parole Officer Nathan Mendes. The suspect was placed under arrest after attempting to flee from the area of the church.
The suspect, identified as 20 year old Thomas Godbout of #13 Gray St. in Onset, was charged with Attempted to Commit a Crime, B&E Daytime, and Malicious Destruction of Personal Property over $250. Mr. Godbout was arraigned at Wareham Fourth District Court during the late afternoon of Thursday, April 12, 2012.
Chief Richard Stanley praised the actions of all officers involved with the capture of Thomas Godbout, who is well known to the Wareham Police Department, due to similar past criminal offenses. The arrest of Mr. Godbout was the result of a cooperative effort between citizens and police officers who will not tolerate the criminal element from threatening their personal safety and property.