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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Suspect in kidnap attempt arrested in Maryland

  • Jeremiah Wareham, age 28, was apprehended Friday, June 22 in Elkton, Maryland by the Cecil County Sheriff’s Department and the Elkton Police Department at a WaWa Convenience store.


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  • Jeremiah Wareham, age 28, was apprehended Friday, June 22 in Elkton, Maryland by the Cecil County Sheriff’s Department and the Elkton Police Department at a WaWa Convenience store.
    Wareham was armed with a loaded, cocked .45 pistol.  Wareham had been charged with numerous felonies related to an incident in Waymart Borough, Wayne County, on June 13, 2012.
    According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in the case, Wareham had attempted to lure three female children into his vehicle.  After his failure to get the children in his vehicle Wareham fled the scene.  He later abandoned his vehicle and ran into the woods armed with a handgun.  A subsequent search failed to locate Wareham.
    Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards complimented Waymart Borough Police Sergeant Keith Rynearson for his work in locating Wareham in Maryland.  Edwards also thanked the law enforcement authorities in Maryland for their excellent police work in apprehending Wareham.
    Weapons related charges are expected to be filed in Maryland against Wareham.
    District Attorney Edwards stated that a detainer has been lodged against Wareham in Maryland and he will be extradited back to Pennsylvania in due course to answer the charges pending against him here.
     
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