From the Wareham Police Department:
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th, while on regular patrol duty, Officer Corner was alerted by members of the Detective division to be on the lookout for Alando Santos, age 47, of East Wareham.
It was reported that Mr. Santos would be in the Onset center area, had a suspended driver’s license, and a warrant for his arrest. At about 4:30 p.m. Officer Corner observed Mr. Santos driving a vehicle in the area of Onset Avenue and East Boulevard, stopped him, and placed him under arrest. He was transported to police headquarters where he was held without bail.
The warrant from Plymouth Superior Court was related to an incident on October 3, 2016 in which a pedestrian was struck and killed in Wareham, and Mr. Santos had been charged with leaving the scene of that accident.
Earlier Tuesday, at about 11:30 a.m., Officer Christopher Corner was working an off-duty detail on Swifts Beach Road. While directing traffic, he observed a vehicle that was possibly involved in an incident the night before in which an item was stolen from a local business. Officer Corner stopped the vehicle and spoke with the operator, who refused to answer any questions and drove off. After he left the area, Officer Corner determined that the male had no driver’s license. A few minutes later the vehicle came back up Swifts Beach Road and was stopped by Officers Corner and Joseph Cardoza. Jacob Finn, age 19, of Plymouth was placed under arrest for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The original incident remains under investigation.