Assassin on parole arrested after hiding in attic
Wareham police arrested a man who was on parole for murder and under investigation for another crime in Onset.
At around 8:40 p.m., police learned that 56-year-old Gino Gaillardetz from Chelsea had been living in a house on Mason Street ext.
He allegedly commented that he “would not go back to prison”.
Gaillardetz was suspended for a murder he committed in 1986. According to public parole records, Gaillardetz was drinking and drinking cocaine in Hyannis when he was about to rob Francis Gray on the knife date. Gray grabbed him and Gaillardetz stabbed him three times in the chest.
Gaillardetz was also convicted of obtaining stolen property, breaking and trampling on, theft of a motor vehicle, and theft.
According to the police:
Wareham Police escorted probation officers to the house, where they learned that Gaillardetz was hiding in the attic in a location that officers could not safely access.
Police surrounded the house and a number of other Wareham police officers responded along with the SWAT team from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and a command unit from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council.
Police secured the area and evacuated neighboring houses.
Shortly before 10 p.m., the police discovered Gaillardetz trying to break out through the attic fan.
Chief John Walcek used a cruiser speaker to tell him to surrender and get out of the house.
Within a few minutes Gaillardetz came into the kitchen and was safely taken into custody.
The SWAT team searched the house to make sure no other suspects or weapons were present.
During this incident, a neighbor refused to evacuate and came in front of his house with a gun. The police told him to go back inside, but he was later discovered in his doorway again, gun in hand.
The man had a lawful gun license, but the police confiscated his license and gun pending further investigation.