Wareham Police Charge Two with Disturbing the Police

Male subject allegedly started screaming obscenities at officers...
Edwin Benitiz-Figueroa, age 36, of Wareham (WPD booking photo)

Wareham Police report that they arrested and charged a man and a woman with disorderly conduct on Thursday.

Edwin Benitiz-Figueroa, age 36, of Wareham, and Melissa Gaudette, age 33, of East Wareham, both face charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.   

Around 7 p.m., Officer Charles Pillsbury reportedly spoke with a man who said he was driving on Onset Avenue when Benitiz-Figueroa slapped his car. The driver said he stopped and gave $20 to Benitiz-Figueroa, explaining that he felt sorry for him. The driver then called police.

Officers Charles Pillsbury and Joseph Cardoza later located Benitiz-Figueroa, who was now with Gaudette.

While being questioned, police say Benitiz-Figueroa began to scream obscenities at the officers, while throwing his arms in the air. Gaudette was reportedly arrested for allegedly attempting to get inside the police car where Benitiz-Figueroa was placed.


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