On Friday, December 25 at 2:23 am Officer Lenira Lima and Officer Brett Osetkowski were dispatched to Mechanic Street for a reported water leak. While investigating the source of the water leak that originated from a cut pipe in the sprinkler system located at 12 Mechanic Street, the officers could hear a faint alarm coming from the inside of 12 Water Street. The officers determined the alarm to be a carbon monoxide alarm and immediately notified dispatch requesting the fire department to respond. The officers banged on the doors and windows in an attempt to wake up the residents. After a short period of time, homeowner John Sinnott awoke. Upon entering the residence, it was discovered that the sounding carbon monoxide alarm showed a reading of 80 parts per million on the meter. The five family members were immediately evacuated from the home. The fire department arrived on scene and ventilated the house. It was determined that the carbon monoxide was coming from the newly-installed gas fireplace. Fortunately, no one was injured or required transportation to the hospital. The quick action on behalf of Officers Lima and Osetkowski prevented a potential family tragedy.
On Sunday, December 27, Officer Lenira Lima working in Dispatch received a telephone call from a resident of Wildwood Terrace who reported a suspicious motor vehicle going in and out of yards on Wildwood Terrace. Officer Lima dispatched Officer Brett Osetkowski and Officer Nicholas Lorenco to the area of Wildwood Terrace and Route 6 where it was reported that the truck was exiting Wildwood Terrace, turning right onto Route 6 and heading west. Officer Osetkowski observed the suspect truck ahead of him on Route 6. He reported the Vermont registration plate number to dispatch and stopped the truck by Mattapoisett Neck Road. The male operator was the only person in the truck. During conversation, the operator advised Officer Osetkowski that he did not have a driver’s license.
Dispatch Officer Lima advised Officers Osetkowski and Lorenco that the Vermont registered truck was reported stolen from Barre, Vermont on December 22, 2015. The operator of the truck, Joseph Braley, 25, listing an address of 14 Center Street in Barre, Vermont, was arrested for receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
As a result of inventory search of the vehicle, stolen property taken from Mill Road in Marion, Jane Lane, Marion Road, and Wildwood Terrace in Mattapoisett, was recovered.
Joseph Braley was charged with receiving stolen property, motor vehicle; two counts of receiving stolen property greater than $250; two counts of receiving stolen property less than $250; unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; failure to signal; marked lanes violation; speeding; no license in possession; providing a false name to police; and possession of class E drug. He was held on $10,000 cash bail. Braley was arraigned in Wareham District Court on Monday, December 28.
Mattapoisett Police Department Press Release