CRIME & SAFETY
Deadly daytime shooting in Wareham under investigation
Authorities say a man was killed in a shooting that is not believed to be a random act of violence.
New Bedford gang member sentenced to life in prison for 2017 murder
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — The New Bedford gang member convicted of the 2017 murder of 18-year-old Brad Lourenco at Roberto Clemente Park was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. 26-year-old Ivan Fontanez was sentenced to life in prison, withholding eligibility for parole for 20 years, on charges...
19-year-old man, 24 and 28-year-old women seriously injured in crash on Route 24
Massachusetts State police are investigating after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 24 this morning injured multiple people. According to Trooper Brandon Doherty, MSP responded to a report of a three-vehicle crash on Route 24 Southbound near exit 35B in Avon just before 1:30 a.m. Troopers located 3 people seriously injured.
Massachusetts Man Missing for 2 Months Found Dead Deep in a Well on His Property, Police Say
The body of a Massachusetts man last seen in September has been found in a well, authorities said.
Berkley detective saves life with quick response to overdose
BERKLEY — A routine call turned life-saving for Detective Dan Meadows as his rapid response and decisive actions rescued an individual from a potentially fatal overdose on Nov. 26. Responding to an emergency call, Meadows arrived at the scene to find an unresponsive person seated in the front seat...
Weekly Safety Report: Car Fire and Assault Incident Raise Concerns in Middleborough, Massachusetts
This week in Middleborough, Massachusetts, two incidents occurred that are of concern for the community's safety. The first incident involved a car fire on Interstate 495, resulting in the closure of the highway. Fortunately, all occupants of the vehicle were able to exit safely. The second incident involved the arrest of a school adjustment counselor who allegedly assaulted a 10-year-old student with an intellectual disability at a specialized school. The counselor has been charged with assault and battery on a child with injury, among other charges.
Acushnet Schools Evacuated, Bomb Threat Later Deemed a Hoax
ACUSHNET (WBSM) — Acushnet’s two schools were swept by police after the school district received an emailed bomb threat over the weekend. It was later determined that the bomb threat was a hoax. Acushnet Superintendent of Schools Paula Bailey received an emailed bomb threat on Saturday afternoon, which...
Weekly Safety Report: Motorcycle and Vehicle Collisions in Lakeville
This week in Lakeville, Massachusetts, there were three incidents that required the response of the Fire Department. The first incident involved a motorcycle crash on Howland Road and Sears Island, resulting in the rider being transported to Saint Luke's Hospital. The second incident occurred in front of St. Martha & Mary Church on Bedford Street, where two vehicles collided before mass, sending two individuals to the hospital. The third incident involved a car colliding with a bus on Highland Road, with four people evaluated for injuries but not requiring hospitalization. Alcohol was not a factor in any of the incidents.
Good samaritan catches alleged thief that stole bike from New Bedford small business
On Sunday night, we shared Yesteryear Cyclery’s story about a Grinch who decided that he wanted a free bicycle for Christmas and walked out of the store with a gorgeous Eastern Reaper. You can see photos and the discussion of the story here. Yesteryear posted this statement along with...
Weekly Safety Report: Shots Fired and Drunk Driver Crash in Wareham, Massachusetts
Two incidents occurred in Wareham, Massachusetts this week. The first incident involved reports of shots fired at Swifts Beach, resulting in the arrest of two brothers on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. Bullet casings were found in the area along with two bullet holes in an unoccupied residence. The second incident involved an alleged drunk driver who crashed and flipped her car into a cranberry bog on Thanksgiving morning. The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and was assisted by a Good Samaritan.
Man in custody, woman hospitalized after daylight shooting in Brockton
Emergency Medical Services transported the 39-year-old woman to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Team Identifies 1985 Homicide Victim and Suspect
In April 1985, the remains of an unidentified individual were located in Fairhaven, Massachusetts along Route 195. The Fairhaven Police responded to the scene and determined that the remains were that of an adult male, estimated to be 5’9” tall and likely in his 30s or 40s at the time of his death. Investigators believed that the man had died 1 to 3 years prior to the discovery of his remains. Along with the man’s remains, investigators recovered spent projectiles and the remnants of clothing. The evidence the scene supported homicide as the manner of death for the unknown man.
Fall River Fire Displaces Tenants and Leaves Apartment Damage
FALL RIVER (WBSM) — A Fall River fire that occurred early Sunday morning at an apartment displaced four tenants. The Fall River Fire Department was dispatched to a two-family apartment at 1543 Slade Street at approximately 4 a.m. According to reports, the fire was extinguished at 4:45 a.m. with...
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Shots Fired, Abuse Allegations, and Bomb Threat in Plymouth County, Massachusetts
This week in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, several incidents occurred that required police intervention. These incidents include a stabbing in Rockland, shots fired in the Swifts Beach area leading to arrests, a former pediatrician accused of abuse, and a bomb threat made to a synagogue in Hingham.
Alleged drunken driver arrested after car overturns in cranberry bog
The driver was helped out of her car by two bystanders. The post Alleged drunken driver arrested after car overturns in cranberry bog first appeared on Law & Crime.
Dartmouth Police Detain Individual on Outstanding Warrant, Uncover Drug Possession
DARTMOUTH, MA - According to a press release issued by the Dartmouth Police Department on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in an operation conducted by detectives from the Dartmouth Police Department Community Impact Unit on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at around 2:30 p.m., Crystal Ervin, 36, residing on Coggeshall Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts, was apprehended on an outstanding warrant related to drug offenses.
Massachusetts community steps in to protect black bear “Pumpkin” from facing euthanasia after livestock incidents
A black bear known as “Pumpkin” has become the center of controversy in Hanson, Massachusetts, as the police department is considering euthanizing the animal following a series of livestock attacks. Pumpkin, affectionately named so by residents for its fondness for eating gourds, recently breached a resident’s secured barn,...
Death investigation underway after body found in well in Avon
AVON, MASS. (WHDH) - Authorities have launched a death investigation after a body was found in a well in Avon on Saturday, officials said. The body of a man was retrieved from the well in the East High Street area and emergency responders noted no obvious signs of trauma to the body, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office.
17-year-old female injured, driver cited, in Fall River vehicle versus pedestrian crash
A teenager was injured after a pedestrian crash this past weekend in Fall River. According to Det. Sergeant Moses Pereira, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the intersection of Bradford Avenue and Broadway for an accident involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle. A 17-year-old female was...