Wareham Police arrest 3 alleged shoplifters after pursuit

By Tyler A. McNeil | Jun 15, 2018

Three people were arrested on Friday after allegedly stealing merchandise from Walmart in Wareham and leading police on a chase into Rochester.

Officers from Rochester, State, and Wareham Police chased a brown Toyota Corrolla down Route 195 onto North Street in Mattapoisett. The suspects then ran separate ways into a forested area off Pine Street in Rochester.

Initial emergency reports suggested the suspects included two men and a woman. The men were reported to be in their 20s

According to Rochester Police, it took three hours to apprehend all the suspects. They were arrested in Rochester and then brought to the Wareham Police Department for processing.

The case is still under investigation.

Comments (13)
Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 15, 2018 17:49

*edited* I removed my comment because Andrea has a point.  I do listen to you Andrea.


Journalism is tough.  There's a lot of know-it-alls that will give you a hard time.  It will make you stronger my friend.  It's best to learn from the beatings in your career.  That's how I learned my job.

Posted by: totellthetruth | Jun 15, 2018 20:36

Sounds like a narrative  from someone of a somewhat younger age.  "bailing"?   BTW, WBTS   1998 IS 2 decades ago.  DUH!  LOL

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jun 16, 2018 06:16

So glad they caught these thugs

Posted by: yourmonkeysuncle | Jun 16, 2018 07:44

The comments suggest a need for article proof reading before publishing. Not only is it proper but lends credibility and accuracy to the publication.


Posted by: cranky pants | Jun 16, 2018 07:54

At least they went back and fixed it. The original story was like one of those old pick-a-path books where you got some of the info but it was up to the reader to interject details and assumptions.

Posted by: Onset_mom | Jun 16, 2018 08:13

I bet Rolf could have scented them out faster.... just sayin'

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 16, 2018 08:47


Posted by: Andrea Smith | Jun 16, 2018 09:09

WBTS, et al. - This is likely a new person just starting out, possibly an intern, maybe even a local high school student with peers (bullies?)  who will read your comments. Ultimate responsibility for what is published in the newspaper belongs to the editorial staff, which should provide guidance and oversight especially when someone new is just beginning to publish articles in the newspaper. Suggest in the future, should similar circumstances occur you direct your concerns to the editorial staff. (See "Contact Us" in black bar at bottom of this page.)


WBTS - Beatings (public floggings?) in your career may in your opinion have had a positive impact upon your life, maybe they even explain why so many of your comments on Wareham Week reflect disdain for those you consider to be beneath you. But "beatings," especially public ones early in a career can be devastating to some people.

Posted by: David Ricci | Jun 16, 2018 09:20

WBTS... why not example how it should have been written? I am positive that you could give a constructive example to the writer. I cannot write to save my life or I would.

Posted by: Rosebud | Jun 16, 2018 09:54

Andrea is write!  (Pun intended.)   It is the piblication’s responsibility to make certain the article is free of errors, just as a restaurant needs to make certain it’s employees serve food that has been cooked properly.  That being said, I read many articles from various sources on my iPhone.  The errors I see make me cringe.  However, I’ve seen a lot more errors from the readers of this publication in their comments than I have in seen in the published articles themselves.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 16, 2018 16:39

Andrea-if you didn't already notice, I removed my comment because I know what you were saying.  It did sound a little mean when I went back and re-read it. Tone is hard to convey in writing and I only intended it to be good healthy ribbing.   I've been on both ends of it myself over the years at work so it has nothing to do with those beneath me.


When I was green as Kermit, I was cutting lumber one time for carpenters framing a house.  I cut a bunch of studs too short.  It was a rookie mistake that cost money and time.  One of the carpenters got angry and yelled.  He told me to go down to the truck and and get the board stretcher.  He was messing with me. I had no idea what I was looking for so I asked another guy.  Then they all started laughing at me.  It was humiliating but kinda funny.  I lived.  It taught me to measure twice and cut once!

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Jun 16, 2018 20:18

WBTS - Cute story, but an apples to oranges comparison. There's a huge difference between co-workers (in your case fellow carpenters) handling a new hire's mistake, and a sentence by sentence pick-apart critique of written material being broadcast across the internet to everyone who reads Wareham Week online.


Thank you for editing your original comment.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jun 17, 2018 07:44

The Magnet is getting an early season warm up ....

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