Police: Nearly $2,500 worth of stolen property being returned to owners, suspect charged

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WAREHAM, Mass. (WLNE) – Wareham Police have charged a suspect after an investigation into nearly $2,500 worth of stolen property.

Just after midnight on Wednesday, police responded to a home in East Wareham for a report of stolen items.

Police say the suspect was quickly identified, before being apprehended on Depot Street.  The suspect had more stolen items, and brought officers to a wooded area on Minot Avenue, where he had a bucket of stolen tools.

Further investigation shows that several cars had been broken into on Minot Avenue, Great Neck Road, and Penny Lane.  The cars all had property stolen out of them.

Wareham Police Chief John Walcek said the suspect is a 25-year-old man, who is believed to be homeless.

Police say since the investigation is ongoing, and more potential charges are pending, the suspect will not yet be identified.

The suspect is being charged with five counts of receiving stolen property under $1,000, and one count of receiving stolen property over $1,200.

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