WAREHAM — Wareham Police arrested a woman they say was wielding an ax and allegedly tried to attack a man with it.

On Friday, February 5 at about 2:23 p.m., Wareham Police responded to an address on Cromesett Road for a report of a female brandishing an ax and attempting to hit a person with it. While responding, officers were updated that the female had left the scene in a vehicle, which was soon spotted by Officer Jennifer Braley in the area of Marion Road and Gibbs Avenue. She stopped the vehicle, assisted by Lt. Walter Correia and Officer Zina Kelsch.

Sgt. Paul Somers responded to the original call location, and determined that the female suspect had allegedly caused damage to the house and a vehicle parked in the driveway. In addition, she reportedly punched a male in the face before arming herself with the ax.

Police say the victim stated that the female lifted the ax in the air and tried to strike him. The male said he was able to grab the ax, and the female suspect fled the area.

According to police, this was not a random incident as the victim and suspect are known to each other.

Charlene Marino, 53, of Wareham, was arrested and charged with two counts of vandalizing property, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and battery.