Mattapoisett Copper Thefts
Mattapoisett Police arrest three brothers orginally from Mattapoisett but now living in New Bedford and charged them with stealing copper water pipes and outdoor shower heads from unoccupied, seasonal homes in the Crescent Beach area. Police arrested Glen, Alex and Kevin Bowman after police conducted a surveillance operation Sunday night, after "at least 35 unoccupied homes" were vandalized. Several sheds were also broken into and tools and small outdoor motors were stolen. Chief Mary Lyons says that police stopped a vehicle after seeing two men being dropped off and later picked up.Oofficers found "a substantial amount" of copper pipes and shower heads in the rear passenger compartment. Police are asking residents in the beach community to check their properties and report any thefts to the department.