Woman Charged with Breaking into Vehicles at Wareham Walmart
WAREHAM — A Carver woman is arrested for breaking into vehicles in the parking lot of the Wareham Walmart, after arriving there in a vehicle stolen from a Middleboro driveway.
On Friday, March 9 at approximately 9 am, Wareham Police patrol officers responded to Walmart when a caller reported noticing a female attempting to enter vehicles in the parking lot by checking for unlocked doors. Officers Blaise Lalli and Charles Pillsbury arrived and confronted the female, who was apparently rummaging through a tool box on the back of a pickup truck. The owner of the truck arrived on scene and confirmed the unknown female had broken into the truck and stolen items before entering the rear tool compartment.
While checking the area, officers noticed a second vehicle parked near the pickup truck had also been entered and had items removed by the female, who was identified as 37-year-old Christine Erickson of 52 Popes Point Road in Carver.
During subsequent investigation by responding officers and Detective Dean Decas, information came to light that Erickson drove to Walmart in a Ford Escape that had been reported stolen from a driveway in Middleboro earlier in the day. The stolen vehicle was recovered in the Walmart parking lot.
Erickson has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering into a motor vehicle, larceny under $250, and receiving stolen property (motor vehicle). She will also face criminal charges from Middleboro Police regarding the stolen Ford Escape.