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Wareham: Quincy Man Arrested On Extortion Charges

Credit: Wareham Police Dept.

Credit: Wareham Police Dept.

A Quincy man is facing extortion charges after allegedly sending threatening text messages.

Wareham Police say the victim contacted them to say they received a threatening text from an unknown individual.

The person sending the texts told the victim that they were going to release information about them unless his demands were met.

Police say they began an investigation which resulted in the arrest of 22-year-old Ricardo Deleon on a charge of extortion by threat of injury.

There was also an active arrest warrant for Deleon, who was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two other victims were also identified as a result of the investigation and the relevant police agencies were notified.


About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.