Two Arrests in Wareham on Thursday

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Christopher Hardiman, age 38, of Fairhaven faces multiple charges connected to an incident in Wareham Thursday afternoon. (WPD booking photo)

From the Wareham Police Department...

Arrest #1

Thursday, September 13th, at about 5:15 p.m. officers were dispatched to the CVS on Main Street for a reported disturbance.

Arriving at the scene Officer Nate Aronson observed a male being pushed back by two other people in the middle of Main Street. The male they were pushing back was waving his arms wildly to a male in the parking lot of CVS.

Many people were in the area observing this disturbance, including small children.

As Officer Aronson approached the trio in the street one male fled but however was found hiding in a shed to the rear of 394 Main Street by Officer Eric Machado.

After that male was brought back for investigation of the incident, he became irate and started yelling loudly. He refused to comply with officers, and was advised he was being placed under arrest.

The male resisted arrest and was handcuffed after a struggle with the two officers.

This male, who was later identified as Christopher Hardiman, age 38, of Fairhaven was charged with, disorderly conduct, subsequent offense, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest.

During the arrest, Cody Tuomala,18, of Wareham, interfered with officers when they were struggling with Hardiman, and refused to back off when ordered to do so.

After Mr. Hardiman was secured, Officer Aronson advised Tuomala he was under arrest, however he fled the area after shouting an expletive at the officer. Wareham Police are seeking a warrant for his arrest at Wareham District Court today. Charges include disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer, and resisting arrest.

Acting Police Chief John Walcek said, “While these charges are considered misdemeanors, it is this type of behavior which ruins the quality of life for our good citizens. The Wareham Police Department remains committed to enforcing the law, especially laws designed to protect people’s safety and peace.”

Arrest #2

At about 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Officer Michael Phinney observed a male looking into vehicles at the lot of Gia Auto Sales, 2888 Cranberry Highway.

Officer James White arrived to assist and approached the male, who started to walk away, but stopped when Officer Phinney pulled in the lot cutting off an avenue of flight.

The subject identified himself as Darryl Green, age 46, of Wareham.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that Mr. Green had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, from Falmouth District Court and was placed in custody. The building and vehicles were found to be secure.

Acting Chief John Walcek said, “This is just another example of our officers’ diligence while on patrol. A wanted person looking in cars, at a closed business, late at night was observed by officers and placed under arrest.” welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on