Contact Us
Make My Homepage

New Bedford Man Arrested After Office Theft

New Bedford Police

A New Bedford man faces several charges after allegedly stealing a purse from a downtown office building.

Police say the suspect had no business in the offices at South 2nd and Elm Streets Friday afternoon, but snuck in anyway, taking several items from a purse hidden under a desk, and then fleeing the scene.

Witnesses gave police a description of the man, who was soon spotted by a security guard at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center on Purchase Street, entering the building and hiding in a bathroom.

Police found the man, identified as 52-year-old David Mendes of South 6th Street, with a wallet, cash, and cigarettes reported missing. Police also found a folding knife on his person.

Mendes faces arraignment Monday in New Bedford District Court, on charges of larceny and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Best of WBSM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.