Wareham Police Seek Help Locating Suspect
WAREHAM — The Wareham Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 24-year-old Anthony J. Vieira of no certain address.
Police say Vieira was arrested on November 4 by Wareham Police officers on a warrant following a foot pursuit. The warrant was obtained as he is suspected for the break and entering into two Wareham jewelry stores.
On November 5, the Plymouth County District Attorney's office requested he be held on $10,000 bail; however, that was rejected by Judge Edward Sharkansky, who reduced that amount to $3,500. In early December, Vieira was released from jail after making bail. He was due to return to court on January 29 and has defaulted, therefore resulting in arrest warrants being issued for him.
In addition, he has an active arrest warrant from Fall River District Court for an incident that occurred in that city on January 22.
“The officers of the Wareham Police Department work very hard to keep the town of Wareham a safe place. They accomplish this through diligent patrols, community interaction, and by arresting people who commit crimes," Acting Wareham Police Chief John Walcek said. “On a chilly Sunday morning in November, several officers pursued Mr. Vieira, who aggressively tried to escape their dragnet and now here we are again looking for this man who is already a convicted felon. Although the DA's office requested a high bail, a judge rejected that and my concern is not only for the safety of my officers but the safety of the public.”
Police say that if you know where Vieira is, do not approach him and call 911.