As Hurricane Sandy continues to move closer to New England and make landfall in the northeast, Verizon continues to take aggressive measures to prepare our network. We have been in contact with state emergency services and other utilities gathering information and coordinating preliminary crisis response. Verizon will continue to monitor the path of Sandy and stand ready to restore service to all customers who may be impacted by this storm. The following helpful information and Verizon contact numbers will help residents and your municipality deal with telecommunications related issues due to the storm. Verizon’s toll free number 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966) and website www.Verizon.com/support may be posted to your Municipal website and public access channels.
The Wareham storm shelter, located at #48 Marion Road, became operational at 8:00 am this morning. All Wareham residents, especially those who reside in low lying, flood prone areas, are advised that shelter is now available. There have been no evacuation orders issued or suggested at this time. This press release has been issued as a notification that shelter services are offered. Residents are reminded of the following shelter information:
- Bring blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags.
- Bring all medications you may need.
- Bring personal hygiene items.
- Bring baby formula, diapers, etc…
- Bring contact lens solution.
- Bring anything else that you may need to sustain your health.
No pets are allowed at the shelter.
As Hurricane Sandy approaches our area, emergency services personnel in Wareham have been meeting to monitor the weather forecasts and evaluate appropriate and necessary actions. The Wareham Police Department is actively monitoring the situation and will relay information to residents when necessary.
At this time, high winds and minor to moderate coastal flooding issues are forecasted beginning Sunday night, with increased wind and rain occurring from Monday into Tuesday night. Emergency information regarding the hurricane may be obtained by dialing “211.” At this time, there have been no evacuation orders issued for any area in Wareham. In the event that shelter is needed, The Wareham Mulit-Service Center will open as a shelter at 8:00 am on Monday, October 29th.
Residents are reminded that the shelter does not accept pets. In the event that flooding, or any other reason necessitates shelter, evacuation notice will be given and all affected residents will be advised.
If shelter is required before 8:00 am on Monday morning, the American Red Cross has activated regional shelters across the Commonwealth. The nearest shelters prior to 8:00 am on Monday are located at BMC Durfee High School, #360 Elsbree St. Fall River, MA, and Weymouth High School, #1 Wildcat Way, Weymouth, MA. Further information may be obtained by dialing “211.”
Residents of Wareham are advised that all schools have been closed for Monday, October 29th. Town Meeting has also been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for a later date and time.
Please know that this weather situation is being closely monitored and changes can occur at a moment’s notice. Although the Wareham Police Department will provide all necessary information to those who contact our department, we urge the public to use the emergency 911 system for emergencies only, so that that priority situations are handled in the appropriate manner and speed. During this storm, the Wareham Police Department urges citizens to take great care, and to travel on the roadways only when necessary for safety reasons.
Further press releases concerning this weather situation will be released as necessary.
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at approximately 5:00 pm, the Wareham Police Department Detective Division executed a search warrant at unit # 3 in the Silver Lake Mobile Park, listed as #3024 Cranberry Hwy. in Wareham. Detectives obtained a search warrant as part of an investigation pertaining to illegal drugs being sold and used at the residence.
After gaining entry without incident, detectives secured three males and a female inside, all of whom are current residents in the unit. Present at the time of entry was 31 year old Stephen Morin, 26 year old Neal Morrissette, and 24 year old Jared Sherman, all of whom were placed under arrest and charged with various drug charges as a result of the search for illegal drugs at the residence.
During the search of the residence, detectives located cocaine, heroin, various items of drug paraphernalia, along with a loaded .45 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number. A small amount of heroin was located in the bedroom of Stephen Morin, while two plastic baggies containing approximately 10 grams of cocaine, 65 Oxycodone pills, scales, and corner cut baggies were found in the bedroom of Neal Morrissette, along with the unregistered handgun with an obliterated serial number, and mace. In the bedroom of Jared Sherman, detectives located Suboxone and Oxycodone pills. Drug paraphernalia items were located in each of the bedrooms and other areas of the mobile home.
The three males were transported to the Wareham Police Department and are to be arraigned today at the Wareham Fourth District Court on the following charges:
- Neal Morrissette:
Possession of a Firearm with Defaced Serial Number
Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Oxycodone)
Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class B Substance (Cocaine)
Possession of Ammunition without an FID card
Possession of Mace without an FID card
- Jared Sherman:
Possession Class B Substance (Oxycodone)
Possession of Class B Substance (Suboxone)
Possession of Class E Substance (Viagra)
- Stephen Morin: Possession Class A Substance (Heroin)