Police Arrest Wareham Housebreak Suspects Following Foot Chase
Wareham Police on Friday afternoon caught three suspects following a housebreak on Swifts Beach Road after multiple officers gave chase on foot throughout the dense residential neighborhood.
According to a statement from Wareham Police Chief John Walcek, units were dispatched to the area around 4:45 p.m. for reports of a breaking and entering in progress. Officers were soon advised that suspects had fled the scene in a silver van after entering a home and stealing items.
Police quickly spotted a silver van on Swifts Beach Road and stopped it near the corner of Mather Drive. The van reportedly sped off before officers could speak with the occupants. Police pursued the van as it turned onto Littleton Drive. They say the van abruptly stopped and four occupants jumped out and ran away.
Officers gave chase on foot and one man was apprehended behind Cranberry Grove Way, the statement said.
Assistance soon arrived from the Marion Police Department, Massachusetts State Police, and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department. Wareham Lt. John Gerard took charge as units set up a wide perimeter.
A second suspect was apprehended by a state police K-9 team on Rock Marsh Road. A third was nabbed by Wareham police behind a home on Swifts Beach Road. A fourth suspect managed to get away, but Wareham Police say he has been identified and that they will seek a warrant for his arrest.
Guilherme Jalo, 18, of 79B Papermill Road in West Wareham was booked on charges of breaking and entering into a building during the daytime with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, vandalizing property, disorderly conduct, and disturbing the peace.
Trace Cole-Gordon, 21, of 14 East Central Avenue in Onset faces identical charges.
Andrew Booker, 31, of 6 Bartlett Lane in East Wareham, was booked with the above charges as well as additional counts of failure to stop for a police officer and operating under suspension.
“Residents can rest assured that even during this time of a national emergency, your Wareham police officers are still enforcing the law to keep people safe,” Chief Walcek said. "In this incident, the coordination of several officers by Lt. Gerard resulted in three men being taken into custody.”