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City Man Treated For Accidental Gunshot Wound

 

New Bedford Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the leg on Thursday while cleaning his derringer.

Det. Capt. Steven Vicente says the incident happened around noon-time in the 300-block of Bedford Street. 

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New Bedford Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva (center) stands with Westwood Interim Police Chief Jeffrey Roy (left), and Selectmen Patrick Ahearn, Nancy Hyde, and Philip Shapiro.
WICKED LOCAL STAFF PHOTO/MAX BOWEN New Bedford Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva (center) stands with Westwood Interim Police Chief Jeffrey Roy (left), and Selectmen Patrick Ahearn, Nancy Hyde, and Philip Shapiro.

New Bedford Police Lt. Takes Out-of-City Job

A New Bedford Police Leiutenant has been significantly promoted, but not within the city's department.

Lt. Jeff Silva has accepted an offer from the town of Westwood to become the new Chief of Police

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New Bedford Mayor Calls Cops After Being Threatened

Mayor Jon Mitchell did this week what he hopes all residents of the city will do when they encounter a problem in their neighborhood --- call the police. 

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Police Investigate Two Breaks Into North End Stores

New Bedford Police are investigating two break-ins into businesses in the city's North End. 

According to Det. Capt. Steve Vicente, officers responded just after midnight to an alarm at Advanced Auto Parts on Mount Pleasant Street

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Dorchester Woman Charged In New Bedford Housebreak

 

New Bedford Police have arrested a Dorchester woman and charged her with breaking into a home of Jenny Lind Street. 

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Stolen SSI Cash Returned To City Woman

 

A lucky New Bedford woman is getting her Social Security money back after all. 

The woman had last Friday mistakenly left the cash in an envelope on the counter of a local conveinence store. 

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Police Arrest Juvenile For Making Bomb Threats

New Bedford Police say a 14 year old alternative high school student will be arraigned Thursday on charges of disturbing a school assembly and making threats. 

Police say the student sent an e-mail to authorities Wednesday morning, saying bombs had been placed at both New Bedford High School and the Whaling City Alternative School on County Street

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Fall River Man To Be Charged With New Bedford Robbery

A Fall River man will be charged with an armed robbery in New Bedford. 

Det. Capt. Steve Vicente tells WBSM News, 19 year old Glenn Ortiz was arrested this week in Fall River for two robberies there

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Robbery Suspect Arrested In New York

A Fall River man wanted for numerous robberies in Fall River and New Bedford, was arrested this week in New York. 

Police say 32 year old John Munoz was arrested in the Bronx on an unrelated charge

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Verizon Employee Helps Police Capture Suspected Copper Wire Thief

An Acushnet man has been charged with stealing copper wire from a business on Shawmut Avenue in New Bedford. 

According to Police, a Verizon employee saw the suspect put the copper wire inside the trunk of his car Thursday morning, then followed him to Route 140 while calling police

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