WAREHAM — It was a busy weekend for Wareham Police, who responded to several disturbances Saturday and Sunday that resulted in arrests.

Saturday at about 4 p.m., Officer Blaise Lalli and Detective Dean Decas responded to the area of Plymouth Avenue for a report of a fight. At the scene, it was determined that 43-year-old Shawn Raymond of East Wareham had been involved in an altercation with another male. During the scuffle, Raymond was alleged to have struck the other male with his hands, kicked him, and threw a rock at his back. Wareham EMS was summoned to the scene; however, no one was transported to the hospital. Raymond was arrested and charged with assault and battery, and two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

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Sunday morning at about 1:50 a.m., Wareham Police received a call about a suspicious car on Glen Charlie Road with a male occupant possibly passed out. Officers Stephen Harrison and Christopher Corner responded and located the male, identified as 26-year-old Ellery Willis III of East Wareham, sitting on the side of the road. There was no vehicle. As the officers spoke to him, he began to yell, slurring his words, and then struck Officer Corner in the face.

A violent struggle ensued, and Willis began wildly throwing his elbows back toward the officers, kicking his feet, and swinging his body back and forth in an attempt to escape. A Taser was deployed and Willis was subdued, although when being brought to the police car, dropped to his knees, forcing the officers to carry him.

Officer Harrison noted in his report that traffic in the area was forced to stop or go into the oncoming lane because of the struggle. Willis was transported to police headquarters for processing was due to appear in Wareham District Court on Monday. Neither officer was injured. Willis was charged with disorderly conduct; disturbing the peace; assault and battery on a police officer; and resisting arrest.

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Then at about 6 a.m., Officers Calib LaRue and Ryan Turner responded to Tobey Hospital's emergency room for a reported disturbance. Arriving on location, they observed 40-year-old Christopher J. Vanbeeck of Buzzards Bay yelling, swearing, and refusing to calm down at the request of the officers. Vanbeeck was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.

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Later at about 9:50 a.m., officers were dispatched for a reported disturbance on Parker Drive involving a machete. While responding to the call, officers received updated information that a vehicle had fled the scene. Officer John Iacobucci noticed the vehicle at the corner of Cromesett Road and Marion Road, and spoke to the occupants. As a result of the investigation, one of the passengers, 26-year-old Terrence Jacintho of Wareham was related on an unrelated arrest warrant. Sgt. Walter Correia assisted in the arrest. The original call about the machete remains under investigation.

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Finally at about 10:15 p.m., Officers Nate Aronson, Charles Pillsbury and Blaise Lalli responded to the area of Fearing Street on a report of two males yelling at each other. At the scene, officers encountered a male who was argumentative and flailing his arms around in a violent manner. The male, identified as 27-year-old Jeremy McKay of East Wareham, began scuffling with officers and was placed under arrest. After arriving at the station, McKay again became unruly before being placed in the holding cell. McKay is charged with disorderly conduct; disturbing the peace; interfering with a police officer; and resisting arrest.

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