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Man arrested for attempted arson in Wareham


On Sunday, at 2:25 p.m., Wareham police officers Steve Joy and Sergeant Paul Somers responded to an address in Onset for a report of a male that had doused several items in his residence with gasoline.

Upon the arrival of officers, it was determined that he had fled the scene, however, the suspect was located several hours later in Bourne. He was placed under arrest by Officer Pillsbury after being stopped by Bourne Police.

Ben Baum, 23, of Onset, is charged with attempted arson of a dwelling house.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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  1. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? I know him personally. He’s 100% not guilty. Smh

    • Ridiculous. Reading comprehension is fundamental.

      Nowhere in the article does it say or imply he is guilty. You imagined it. Only facts were given. For example, he was arrested you can see the mug shot. He was charged with arson – you can ask the police for confirmation, even ask him since you know him.

      Knowing him and knowing or not whether he did it are two different things. You have confused what you WANT to be true and what is true and that latter will be determined.

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