Fall River Police Arrest Masked, Arm Men Outside Gas Station
FALL RIVER — On January 21st, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division were dispatched to Shell Gas Station at 372 Plymouth Avenue on a report of two masked men outside of the business. The complainant added that they observed one of the males drop a dark-colored handgun, and the other male had a large knife on him.
Sgt. James Machado was first to arrive on scene, stating he had two masked males in sight standing outside the Shell Station. Officers Amy Robinson and Paul McGuire arrived on scene. Both males were detained, and they were identified as 35-year-old William L. Fernandes, and 20-year-old Dillon James Noble.
A search was performed on Fernandes by Officer Robinson, resulting in the officer locating a BB gun concealed in his pants leg, as well a switchblade knife and a double-edged knife. A search of Nobles turned up an eight-inch knife. Both males were wearing multiple layers of clothing.
Both men were arrested. Fernandes was charged with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon; attempt to commit a crime (armed robbery); conspiracy; and disturbing the peace. Nobles was charged with attempt to commit a crime (armed robbery); conspiracy; and disturbing the peace while armed.
--Fall River Police