Suspects of armed robberies arrested by Mattapoisett police
Mattapoisett — On Friday, Sept. 30 at around 2:30 a.m. Mattapoisett Police Officer Nicholas Lorenco pulled a car over on 195 westbound for a broken taillight. When he approached the passenger side door and asked for license and registration, he saw a firearm in the glove compartment.
Lorenco ordered the passenger, Nazario Garate, 34, of Hyannis, and driver Jessica Walton, 27, of Hyannis, out of the car.
Trooper Katie Lorenco then notified Nicholas Lorenco that two gas stations in Bourne had been robbed by a male wearing a mask and carrying a handgun. Garate and Walton fit the descriptions given and were arrested.
Garate was charged with not wearing a seatbelt, possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine. Walton was charged with driving with a suspended license, driving with a defective taillight, possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine.
Both were arraigned in Wareham District Court on Sept. 30. It is expected that Bourne Police will seek charges related to the two armed robberies in Barnstable District Court.