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Photo from Fairhaven Police Dept.

Possible Scam Sweeping Through Fairhaven

Fairhaven Police are warning of a potential scam that seems to be targeting businesses in the town.

Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says several businesses have reported receiving a phone call from a man who claims their electricity will be shut off within an hour due to unpaid bills with NStar Electric

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Freetown Police
Freetown Police

Freetown Police Identify, Seek Bank Robbery Suspect

An Assonet man is wanted by police in connection with a bank robbery in Freetown.

Freetown Police say they've identified the suspect in Friday's robbery as 24-year-old Michael McLane of Richmond Road in Assonet

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New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival Replaces Long-Running Festival This Weekend

The Whaling City Festival has been significantly downsized, and is now going by a different name.

The New Bedford Police Union stepped in to sponsor what is now the New Bedford Kids Weekend Carnival after the Whaling City Festival Committee was unable to attract enough vendors due to a lack of planning time

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

“Soccer Mom” Minivan Used In New Bedford Heroin Deliveries, Driver Arrested

A Providence man is under arrest in New Bedford after police say he was making heroin deliveries in a minivan.

According to Detective Captain Steve Vicente, police developed information that a 2001 Honda Odyssey was being used to make heroin drops in the South End of New Bedford

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Fatal Heroin Overdoses Dwindling In Southcoast

There's been a noticeable decrease in heroin-related deaths in the Southcoast.

Local law enforcement officials cite several factors that are contributing to the lower number of fatal overdoses.

New Bedford Detective Captain Steve Vicente tells WBSM News putting the anti-overdose drug Narcan into the hands of all first responders with the proper training has certainly helped

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Seekonk Gym-Cam Suspect Speaks Out

A gym member police suspect of putting a video camera in a women's locker room says he meant it as a joke.

Fifty-five-year-old Mark McVay of Bristol, Rhode Island, tells The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro in a phone interview it ``was a prank gone bad

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Officials: Mayan Community Standoffish Despite Outreach Efforts

Protecting Mayan workers from frequent night-time robberies and assaults is frustrating city officials, who aren't seeing as much engagement from people within that Central American community as they had hoped

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Mother Of Dead Newborn Found In New Bedford Charged

, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office announced today:

The mother of the newborn baby discovered outside a home at 1065 County Street on April 11th was charged today in New Bedford District Court with the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute and concealment of the death of a child born out of wedlock

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Public Asked To Help Identify Suspects In New Bedford Break-In

New Bedford Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two men believed to be connected to a housebreak Friday.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says the June 27 housebreak took place during the daytime hours in the area of Matthew and Stackhouse Streets

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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Tell ACLU They Are Private Corporations, Exempt From Public Records Law

The American Civil Liberties Union hit an interesting snag while trying to put together a nation-wide report on SWAT team usage. The Washington Post reports that the ACLU's Massachusetts chapter sent a number of public records requests to various SWAT teams across the state, many of which are run by regional law enforcement councils, and several of those councils responded that they are private corporations and therefore exempt from the public records law

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