Bourne police have requested an arrest warrant for a former police officer in the department who is facing a variety of charges.
Thomas J. Spillane, 38, will be charged with breaking and entering during the daytime, larceny under $1,200, trespassing, defrauding a restaurant and two counts of defrauding an innkeeper under $100.
Officers Matthew Wahlers and Ryan Duran were dispatched to the Bridge View Grill on Saturday, September 14, for a report of someone walking out on their bill. They were told by dispatch that it was Mr. Spillane.
According to the police report, Mr. Spillane allegedly told bar patrons that he was a police officer and could be trusted. He was served one alcoholic beverage and told the bartender that he had left his credit card in his vehicle. He left and did not return. The bartender said it was the third time Mr. Spillane had left without paying, according to the report.
On the same day, Officer Francis Dougherty received a report that Mr. Spillane had allegedly broken into and entered someone’s garage. Mr. Spillane will be charged with breaking and entering during the daytime, larceny under $1,200 and trespassing, according to a police report.
On Monday, Detective Daniel Cox responded to the Trading Post Lounge to investigate Mr. Spillane’s allegedly walking out on his bar tab. The bartender at the lounge said that last Wednesday, September 11, Mr. Spillane had consumed three alcoholic beverages before leaving without paying and that he tried to enter the bar last Friday, September 13, but was told to leave.
Mr. Spillane resigned from the Bourne Police Department around October of last year. He is homeless and suffering from substance abuse, according to the police report. His whereabouts are unknown. His pretrial hearing is scheduled for November 1.