SWAT staff surrounds dwelling in Wareham as convicted assassin Gino Gaillardetz, needed for latest crime in Boston, hid in attic
Several law enforcement agencies surrounded a house in Wareham Tuesday night when a convicted murderer wanted in connection with a recent Boston incident was hiding from police in an attic.
Local and state police, as well as the SWAT team from Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, the Plymouth County’s Sheriff’s Department, and a command unit from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council secured a house in which 56-year-old Gino Gaillardetz from Chelsea was on a Hid the attic, the police said.
Gaillardetz was on parole for murder and is currently under investigation for a recent crime in the Boston area, police said.
The Massachusetts probation officers first asked the Wareham Police Department for help around 8:40 p.m. When the officers entered the house, they found that Gaillardetz had secured himself in an attic and the police could not safely reach him, the authorities said.
Soon after, several law enforcement agencies responded and asked neighbors to vacate their homes, authorities said.
Several off-duty Wareham officials also responded after the request for assistance was sent, police said.
Shortly before 10 p.m. Gaillardetz began to hit the roof fan to flee, the police said. Wareham Police Chief John Walcek instructed him through a cruiser loudspeaker to surrender and get out of the house. The suspect appeared in the kitchen within minutes and was taken into custody without incident, authorities said.
The SWAT team conducted a security screening of the house to ensure there were no other suspects or weapons in the residence, police said.
“This potentially dangerous situation with a convicted murderer has been safely resolved through the professionalism and cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies,” Walcek said in a statement. “This has been a team effort, and our off duty lieutenants, sergeants, officers, detectives, and teenage detectives who responded from home to help are typical of the WPD staff. In addition, our excellent communications officers not only coordinated incoming resources, but also handled regular shift calls. “