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Woman Accused of Stealing Item From Sgt. Gannon Fundraiser

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    Item Stolen From Auction Honoring Fallen Officer

    Witnesses told responding officers that one of the items from the silent auction had gone missing: a decorative blue box containing golf balls, baseball hats and various shirts.

    (Published Sunday, June 24, 2018)

    A Hyannis, Massachusetts woman is facing charges for allegedly stealing an item from a fundraiser held on behalf of the late Yarmouth K-9 Sgt. Sean Gannon.

    Maureen Wiggin, 56, is due in court on Monday for larceny of property under $1,200.

    Barnstable Police responded to a call at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, where the fundraiser, complete with raffles and a live auction, was being held. Witnesses told officers that one of the items from the silent auction had gone missing: a decorative blue box containing golf balls, baseball hats and various shirts.

    Upon viewing a security video, police determined that a woman had taken the box from a table and left the venue. This led authorities to Wiggin's home, where the item was recovered in the trunk of her car after Wiggin was initially uncooperative with authorities.

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    (Published Monday, June 4, 2018)

    Tickets were $25 to the event; there's no record of Wiggin having purchased one. The stolen item was ultimately returned to its rightful winner.

    Gannon, 32, was killed in the line of duty while executing a search warrant in Barnstable in April. The man accused of killing him, 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich, is being held without bail on murder charges.

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