The Wareham Local Emergency Planning Committee would like to remind residents that the Multi-Service Center located at 48 Marion Road is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Center can be used to cool off during the period of excessive heat. The elderly, infants, children, and people with chronic medical conditions are most prone to heat stress. Air-conditioning is the best defense against heat related illness, so it is recommended you stay in locations with air-conditioning, such as a shopping center or other public location. Remember to drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and to increase fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.
On Thursday, July 11, 2013 at approximately 5:30 pm, officers and detectives of the Wareham Police Department investigated a reported armed robbery incident, when an officer was flagged down by two juvenile (teen age) males at the intersection of Marion Road and Swifts Beach Road. The two males reported being robbed of personal items at gunpoint by a male in the area of Sullivan’s Liquors, located less than a quarter of a mile west on Marion Road.
The victims reported they had a brief conversation with the male suspect, during which time the suspect pointed what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun at them and demanded personal property, including cell phones. The suspect then fled from the area on foot. After receiving information from the victims pertaining to a description of the suspect, along with information provided by detectives, a motor vehicle was stopped in the lot of Sullivan’s Liquors, at which time a male passenger matching the given description of the suspect was noticed inside the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle stated she picked up the male passenger a short distance away from the scene and transported him to the store parking lot.
Through further investigative efforts and positive identification of the suspect by the victims, the vehicle passenger, 31-year-old Toure Perry of Wareham, was placed under arrest and charged with Armed Robbery. Items of evidentiary value were recovered in the immediate area of the incident, as well as in the area traveled by the suspect while running from the initial scene, although the described weapon has not been recovered.
Toure Perry is scheduled for arraignment at Wareham Fourth District Court after being held overnight at the Wareham Police Department. Continued investigation of the incident is being conducted by the Wareham Police Department Detective Division.
On Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at approximately 9:15 pm, officers and detectives of the Wareham Police Department and Barnstable Police Department conducted a motor vehicle stop on the eastbound bypass of Cranberry Highway as a result of an investigation into the distribution of heroin in the Cape Cod area.
During the motor vehicle stop, Carl F. Koopman, age 33, of Cummaquid, MA was found to be in possession of approximately 55 grams of heroin, which was contained inside individual packaging for distribution purposes. The seized heroin has an approximate street value of $4,500.
Carl Koopman was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Wareham Police Department, where bail was imposed in the amount of $10,000. Mr. Koopman was arraigned on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Wareham Fourth District Court on the charge of Trafficking a Class A Substance (Heroin).
On Monday, July 8, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm, Wareham Police Department, Onset Fire Department, Wareham EMS, and Wareham Harbormaster Department personnel responded to Muddy Cove off North Blvd. in the Onset section of town regarding a reported person drowning. Upon arrival at the scene, Wareham Police Department and Onset Fire Department personnel entered the water and met with two females, who were attempting to hold up an adult male in approximatley 5 feet of water. The male victim, identified as 51-year-old Dennis Maxim of Wareham, MA, was unresponsive when reached by emergency response personnel, who brought him to shore, where further life-saving measures were taken by arriving Wareham and Bourne EMS personnel.
After treatment at the scene, Mr. Maxim was transported by ambulance to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, then transported by a Med-Flight helicopter to a Boston hospital for further treatment. Mr. Maxim’s condition is critical at this time.