Few Issues Reported By New Bedford Police at Portuguese Feast
New Bedford Police saw very few issues this past weekend at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament. Police Spokesman Lt. Amos Melo tells WBSM News over the four-day event, only six people were arrested, with two more being placed into protective custody.
Melo says the most serious arrest stemmed from an incident inside the Panthers Athletic and Social Club on Madeira Avenue Saturday night, when patrons reported a man with a knife was getting into a fight with another man. When nearby detail officers responded, they found several people holding the man down. Police ordered him to drop the knife, and tased him when he refused to comply.
The man, 61-year-old Walter Caballero of Taunton, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lt. Melo says Caballero was able to cut through the shirt of another man, grazing him with his knife.