Yarmouth Police, Wednesday morning, arrested a man who had threatened another man while holding what appeared to be a handgun.
Police were called to the Westerly Winds motel in West Yarmouth for a report of a domestic disturbance. That couple was identified, the argument deemed to be verbal only, and the male was placed in protective custody due to his level of intoxication.
During the investigation police learned that during the couple’s argument, another male came out of the next room and threatened the man with an apparent handgun.
Yarmouth officers were eventually able to get that man out of his room and place him under arrest. He was identified as Joshua Joaquim, a convicted felon with 49 priors, including violent crimes, weapons, and drugs. He was taken to Yarmouth Police Headquarters and a search of his room turned up a replica pellet handgun designed to look like an actual handgun.
Joaquim will be arraigned in Barnstable District Court today.