WAREHAM — On Wednesday at about 2:00 a.m., Wareham Police officers responded to an address on Main Street for a reported disturbance coming from a second floor apartment. Upon the arrival of officers they found it to be quiet, however at that time two individuals came into the police station reporting they had just been attacked at the same Main Street location.

One of the victims reported that he had been choked unconscious by an attacker, while his female companion was pushed back and $800 was stolen from her pocket. The female victim reported that she was pushed with such extreme force that she came out of her sneakers. The attacker fled the scene and the male victim regained consciousness, before going to the police station.

Wareham EMS was summoned however, the victims refused medical assistance. Officers were able to identify the attacker as Jason Denwood, 39, of New Bedford. Multiple locations were checked for him, however midnight shift officers not able to locate Denwood and a warrant for his arrest was applied for.

Later, at about 10:45 a.m., Wareham Police detectives located Denwood in the Woods at Wareham complex and he was placed under arrest without incident. Jason Denwood is charged as follows:

· Unarmed Robbery
· Assault and Battery
· Strangulation

Denwood was processed at Police Headquarters and transported to the Wareham District Court for arraignment.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek said, “This was not a random assault and robbery. As a result of the cooperative efforts of both patrol officers and detectives the suspect was placed under arrest.”

--Wareham Police Department