A suspect has been arrested in a shoplifting case in Wareham on September 13th.  During that incident, a 76 year old Walmart employee was injured.  Acting Police Chief John Walcek says media reports helped generate tips that led to an arrest.  Here's the release from Wareham Police:


The Wareham Police Department is pleased to announce an arrest in conjunction with the shoplifting incident at Walmart on Thursday, September 13, in which a 76 year old employee was dragged several feet by the suspects before fleeing the scene.

As a result of an intensive investigation by Wareham police detectives, David V. Pasquale, 25, of 50 Seabury Street Providence, was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force on Friday. On Tuesday, two Wareham police officers went to Rhode Island, taking Mr. Pasquale into custody from authorities there. The arrest of this man is a direct result of the public becoming actively involved, providing valuable tips. Wareham detectives working with the Providence Police and the Rhode Island State Police were able to take this information and build a case resulting in a warrant being issued and an arrest being made. Mr. Pasquale is charged with shoplifting and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60.

After being processed at the Wareham Police Station, the suspect was taken to Wareham District Court for arraignment. This remains an active investigation and more arrests are expected. Acting Police Chief John Walcek said, “We are very grateful to our partners in the media and the public for assisting with this case. We would not have had a successful conclusion without their help.”


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