Shortly after 2:00 am on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, Wareham Police Department Officer George Chandler, assisted by Officer Kevin Reilly, conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mayflower Liquors on Rte. 6&28, after noticing the vehicle operating with defective equipment. During the initial stages of the motor vehicle stop, the driver acted in a suspicious manner and made furtive movements, leading officers to investigate the incident further. Upon further investigation and conversation with the vehicle operator, officers noticed Marijuana paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
A further search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Marijuana and a plastic bag containing 92 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills. 19 year old Andrew Cavanaugh of #83 Miller St. in Middleboro, MA was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Wareham Police Department, then to the Wareham District court in the morning, at which time he was arraigned on the criminal charge of Possession of a Class B Substance (Oxycodone) with Intent to Distribute. Mr. Cavanaugh was also issued a Town By-law citation for possession of under one ounce of marijuana and defective motor vehicle equipment.
Chief Richard Stanley praised the alertness of the officers in this case, which resulted in the removal of a large amount of prescription drugs that could have potentially reached the streets of Wareham at some point in time.
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On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the Wareham Police Department and Target will team up to present the third annual National Night Out, which will begin with a parade of public safety vehicles from the Onset Pier to Lopes Field at 6:00 pm. There will be free food, drinks, and fun activities for children of all ages at Lopes Field until 9:00 pm. Music will be provided throughout the night by Stephen Lombard of Starlight DJ’s.
National Night Out is a nationwide celebration to promote neighborhood spirit and public safety community partnerships in the fight for a safer nation. Last year, over 15,000 communities from all 50 states presented National Night Out events, with participation of over 37,000,000 people. The Wareham Police Department is proud to continue partnerships with public safety organizations, businesses, and volunteers to present our highly anticipated version of National Night Out. Planned events include:
* WPD K-9 Demonstration
* Child ID / Fingerprinting
* Emergency Vehicle Exhibit
* Waterslide and Moonwalk
* Face Painting
* Special guest, Smokey the Bear
* Wareham Police Quad Ride
* Special exhibition by the Onset Fire Department
Please join us for National Night Out and celebrate community partnerships that continue to promote safety and prevent the spread of crime and illegal drug activity throughout Wareham.