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Dartmouth Standoff Suspect Back In District Court

A Dartmouth man accused of making threats against his former law school, and then staging an eight hour standoff with police was back in New Bedford District court on Thursday. 

Thirty-six year old Kevin Pacheco is charged with one count of extortion by threat of personal injury, and one count of threat causing evacuation of a school

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Criminal Charges Against Former Library Manager To Be Dismissed

Larceny charges against the former branch manager of the Casa Da Saudade Llibrary will be dropped once she makes a charitable donation, and returns books still missing from the library. 

Judith Downey was charged last October with removing 290 books from the library system, and not returning them

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Second Man Charged In Patrick Alves Murder

A second man has been charged in connection with the January 16th murder of Patrick Alves in New Bedford.

Nineteen year old Gerron Harper of Brockton was charged with being an accessory after the fact

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Photo:  Thomas Scott from New Bedford Police
Photo: Thomas Scott from New Bedford Police

Cop Shooting Suspect Found Dangerous

A Boston-area man has been found to be a danger to the community and is being held without bail.

Thomas Scott of Mattapan was found "dangerous" during a hearing Thursday in New Bedford District Court

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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Fairhaven Man Charged With Drug Store Robberies In Two States

 

Police have charged a Fairhaven man with robbing drug stories in Fairhaven, New Bedford and in Rhode Island. 

Twenty-three  year old Sean Fynn of Laurel Street was arrested on Fiday.  I

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Photo from New Bedford Police Dept.

Murder Suspect Ordered Held Without Bail

 

A New Bedford man charged with murder is being held without bail for the November 23rd shooting of Sharone Stafford in the city's South End. 

 

Twenty-five year old Hailton DaCosta appeared Wednesday in District Court on charges of murder, armed robbery and possession of an illegal firearm.  His ca

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New Bedford Man Faces Murder Charges

 

District Attorney Sam Sutter and Police Cheif David Provencher say a New Bedford man has been arrested and charged with murder in the weekend shooting of 31 year old Sharone Stafford in the city's South End.

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Update: Suspects In Shooting Appear In District Court

 

Two men arrested in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in New Bedford's South End were arraigned Monday in New Bedford District Court.

The Bristol County District Attorney's office said in a statement that 21-year-old Elito Mendes is charged with armed robbery and weapons counts; while 27-year-old Samir Baptista is charged as an accomplice.

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Joshua Silva Indicted For Murder Of Retired Fairhaven Teacher

 

The man held in connection with the murder of a Fairhaven woman last month has been indicted by a Grand Jury.

The Bristol County D-A's office says 36-year-old Joshua Silva of New Bedford is now formally charged with the murder of 69-year-old Joyce Howland on October 14th.

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Photo from New Bedford Police Dept.

Standoff Ends Peacefully In New Bedford

 

A brief standoff Tuesday morning in New Bedford ends with the suspect surrendering to police.  The incident happened at 17 Austin Court, just before 9am. 

Police were called to the scene by the suspect's girlfriend, who said the man had threatened and shoved her.  W

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