WAREHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - An 18-year-old man suspected of calling terroristic threats to several businesses was arrested Wednesday after a raid at a home in Wareham, police said.
Officers executing a search warrant at 39 Onset Ave. about 8:15 a.m. had to break down a barricaded door to get into the house, according to Wareham police.
Once inside, officers located Domenic Albanese, 18, and placed him under arrest for allegedly calling terroistic threats into three fast food restaurants in Wareham over the summer.
During the process of breaching one of the doors, police say a detective was injured by a piece of wood that became embedded in his arm. He was later treated and released from Tobey Hospital.
Albanese has a criminal past that includes his involvement in threats, swatting and false 911 calls, court documents showed.
One of the targets of a false 911 call did not want to show her face on camera but says she was relieved to learn Albanese was now behind bars.
“I think we’ll all sleep better,” she said. “My kids will be more comfortable in the house as well.”
Court paperwork shows two investigations involving Albanese included threats against the Wareham School District in 2017. One of the threats reportedly spurred a town-wide evacuation to the YMCA.
Authorities also investigated a threat involving Albanese and Bourne Middle School a few weeks ago.
Albanese also has a GPS monitoring bracelet on his ankle due to an open case involving a 12-year-old girl, according to court documents. He was not allowed to leave his house except for approved appointments.
His mother also has a lengthy court record and recently pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a high-powered gun in 2016.
Albanese is being held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing Monday.
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