New Bedford Crime

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  • New Bedford man arrested in machete attack

    Thursday | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    A 51-year-old city man is charged with swinging a machete at a friend and cutting him on the hand during an alcohol-fueled argument Wednesday night in the West End, police said. The suspect, Christopher Rogers of 450 Union St., Apartment 2, is charged with assault with intent to maim and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to Detective Capt.

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  • New Bedford police seize $19,000 in heroin, marijuan...

    Tuesday Feb 2 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Narcotics detectives seized about $19,000 in heroin and marijuana and nearly $8,000 in cash on Saturday and arrested a husband and wife, who were running a drug delivery service out of their apartment, police said. Detective Capt.

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  • New Bedford police find 7-Eleven robbery suspect hid...

    Sunday Jan 31 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    NEW BEDFORD _ A man was charged with unarmed robbery after he took a pack of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash from the 7-Eleven at 1499 Acushnet Ave. early Sunday, according to Detective Capt. Steven Vicente, public information officer for the New Bedford Police Department.

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  • Uxbridge, Westboro, Milford among towns where constr...

    Saturday Jan 30 | via Worcester Telegram & Gazette 

    A New Bedford man with a long history of larceny and fraud who authorities say is responsible for the theft of more than $100,000 in construction equipment throughout the state is being held on more than a dozen warrants for similar crimes. Matthew Medeiros, 35, of 1525 Padanaram Ave., was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Thursday on charges of larceny over $250, concealing leased rented property and larceny over $250 by false pretenses in connection with an alleged scam at a Norfolk business.

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  • New Bedford man arrested in statewide equipment thefts

    Friday Jan 29 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    A New Bedford man with a long history of larceny and fraud who authorities say is responsible for the theft of more than $100,000 in construction equipment throughout the state is being held on more than a dozen active warrants for similar crimes, officials said. Matthew Medeiros, 35, of 1525 Padanaram Ave., New Bedford, was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Thursday on charges of larceny over $250, concealing leased rented property and larceny over $250 by false pretenses.

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  • Bail set at $15,000 cash on Boston man, charged in N...

    Monday Jan 25 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Bail was set Monday at $15,000 cash on a Boston man, charged with striking a 28-year-old man with a hammer and stabbing him in the abdomen last December in New Bedford, prosecutors said. Kevin Hudson, 42, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault and battery for the Dec. 9 attack in front of a store in the 1600-block of Acushnet Avenue, according to Detective Capt.

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  • Man shot twice in New Bedford

    Monday Jan 25 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    A 29-year-old man suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds to the leg and hand on Sunday, police said. The victim, who is not being identified by police, suffered a gunshot wound that went through his right leg and into his left leg, according to Detective Capt.

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  • Former Lakeville nursing home worker gets year in jail

    Friday Jan 22 | via Boston.com 

    A former employee at a Lakeville nursing home was sentenced Friday to serve one year in jail for stealing valuables from nine patients who ranged in age from 66 to 98, prosecutors said. Alisha M. Martin, 37, of New Bedford, pleaded guilty in Wareham District Court to two counts of receiving stolen property over $250, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz's office said in a statement.

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  • Police: Aaron Gant 'innocent bystander' but some of ...

    Tuesday Jan 19 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Police detectives investigating the New Year's Eve murder of a 24-year-old South End man say he was an "innocent bystander" the night he was shot to death while riding in a car with two other individuals. "It's a personal dispute between people in the two cars.

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  • DYS escapes worry experts

    Sunday Jan 17 | via Boston.com 

    More than 270 youths have escaped from Department of Youth Services facilities in the last four years, including a troubled 18-year-old who was charged in November with the murder of a beloved New Bedford cabdriver, a Globe review of agency records has found. Most of the young people who fled DYS facilities were returned to custody within 72 hours, but 10 were not found for more than three months.

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  • Our View: Youth need help with their choices

    Sunday Jan 10 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    We have no authority to judge whether Aaron Gant Jr. was or wasn't improving his life, any more than we can we say that another New Bedford 24-year-old - arrested Saturday and charged as a career criminal for drug possession - was or wasn't devoid of virtue. We can speak in general terms, however, about the opportunities that exist for the youth of New Bedford and the choices they make about them.

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  • Whaling museum gears up for 'Moby-Dick' reading mara...

    Thursday Jan 7 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    The museum will hold its 20th annual nonstop reading of Herman Melville's cla... "Moby-Dick" fans from around the world are getting ready for their own grueling quest - a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic. "Moby-Dick" fans from around the world are getting ready for their own grueling quest - a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic.

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  • Police arrest three for obstructing investigation of...

    Thursday Jan 7 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Police have arrested three individuals in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Aaron Gant Jr. on New Years's Eve. Chad Santos, 25; Kathleen Rivera, 24; and Lorena Rivera, 21, all of New Bedford, on Wednesday evening were each charged with obstruction of justice connected to the state's witness intimidation statue.

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  • Arrests up in Rochester; chief credits detective

    Wednesday Jan 6 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    The year 2015 was a productive one for the Rochester Police Department with an increase in arrests and citations over 2014 that Chief Paul Magee attributes to the department's new detective. According to statistics the department recently released, in 2015 officers filed 104 criminal complaints, up 65 from 2014, and wrote 487 citations, fines and warnings, up 87 from the prior year.

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  • Woman stabbed, robbed in New Bedford's North End

    Jan 4, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    A 26-year-old New Bedford woman was stabbed Sunday night during a robbery in the area of Belleville Avenue and Sawyer Street in the city's North End, police said. Officers interviewed the woman at St. Luke's Hospital, where she was treated for a stab wound to the left forearm, according to Detective Lt.

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  • New Bedford man charged with cocaine trafficking, du...

    Jan 3, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    A New Bedford man on parole for a 2013 stabbing was arrested Saturday on charges of trafficking in cocaine in excess of 200 grams, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, subsequent offense, and violation of the career criminal act, according to New Bedford Police Det. Lt. John Chaves.

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  • Family of shooting victim Aaron Gant Jr. left wonder...

    Jan 2, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Sobbing uncontrollably and wiping her tears with a tissue, Tisa Rosa - the mother of 24-year-old Aaron Gant Jr. - described Saturday the heart-wrenching details about how she learned her son had been killed on New Year's Eve. Sitting in the West End home of her mother, Donna Rosa, surrounded by family and friends, the 43-year-old mother said she heard a knock on the door at the group home where she works and at first thought it was a difficult child, but quickly realized it was a friend at the door.

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  • Victim identified in New Year's Eve homicide

    Jan 1, 2016 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    The victim in Thursday night's shooting south of downtown has been identified as 24-year-old Aaron Gant Jr., of New Bedford, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced Friday afternoon. District Attorney's spokesman Gregg Miliote said the shooting occurred on Grinnell Street, near the intersection with Pleasant Street, at about 7:10 p.m. Thursday.

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  • New Bedford man caught for Dartmouth mail theft

    Dec 30, 2015 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    After a two-week investigation, detectives identified a 25-year-old New Bedford man spotted stealing mail around town, police said. Nicholas Lewis, 25, of Middle Street has been charged with with the theft of mail from several mailboxes in town.

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New Bedford Law

Can a mayor get a dui
I offered my mayor a ride home just asking
Virtually anyone, in the right circumstances, can be charged with a crime.
What should I do?
I have a ri license and was caught w a oui in mass. Received a letter in the mail that my license is suspended in mass for 180 days immediately. My lawyer two weeks later scheduled a disposition two weeks later I received a 24 d program w dae classes for 16 weeks and a 45 day loss of license and now I just received a letter saying I have to serve the 180 days and then the 45 days after how can that be? My lawyer didn't mention anything about having to do the 180 days he only told me I have to serve the 45 days very confused?? Any help on what to do
Unfortunately, the RMV is correct. If you had taken the breathalyzer and failed, your 30-day suspension would expire...
Dui dismissed by the courts my insurance company is telling me to bring a paper from the court stating this to the rmv
dui dismissed by the courts my insurance company is telling me to get a paper from the court stating this and bring it to the rmv to have them remove the dui is this possible or it just more complicated then im being told?
Likely more complicated. Either speak with the attorney who represented you about this, or consult with a new one.
My son received a DUI in 2012 and it still is pending. Is this common to take so long to resolve.
He has had no previous offenses only speeding tickets that are from 2010. He did not take the breathalyzer test either.
A first offense OUI case usually does not take this long to resolve, either by way of trial or plea. There may be...
Auto insurance after a dwi
About 2 1/2 years ago I received a dwi, the out come was probation/ (CWOAF) continued without a finding. I just found out that regardless it was a CWOAF) the RMV/insurance company still sees this as a first offence DWI. Are these above statement accurate. Thank You..
Yes, it is a first offense OUI, without exception. The case was dismissed only because you complied with all the terms...
How do I reinstate my license?
I recently got charged with my first DUI and the court suspended my license for 45 days. They said that the rmv cAn suspend my license for longer. What is the longest the rmv can keep my license? And when I do go to reinstate my license what is the usual costs to reinstate? And what happens at the hearing I have to go to to reinstate my license?
How long the RMV suspends you license will depend on what else besides the OUI is on your driving record. You should...
Breathalyzer test refusal. When can I request a hardship license? Will a CWOF remain on my record? When will it be dismissed?
First offense OUI, breathalyzer refusal, did not know that my license was suspended and was rearrested for driving after suspension and resisting arrest. I was a traveling case manager and lost my job. I need to get a hardship license to work. When am I eligible to request this?
You need to plea and receive a 24 D disposition. Then go to the RMV and request a hardship. If you need help...