New Bedford Man Charged in Two Freetown Break-Ins Minutes Apart
FREETOWN (WBSM) — A New Bedford man was arrested for two breaking and entering incidents within minutes of each other by Freetown Police on Tuesday.
According to police, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Freetown VFW on Middleboro Road at about 10:30 a.m. today. Police arrived to find a man inside the closed establishment, who they say was later identified as Brandon Gomes, 38, of New Bedford.
Police said Gomes was “found wandering inside the bar, consuming beer from a bottle” and alleged that he “was not lawfully present.” They said he was taken into custody after a brief struggle and the use of a Taser.
At about 10:45 a.m., police received a 911 call to report a break-in at a residence on Braley Road that had occurred several minutes earlier. Police said the investigation linked Gomes to that incident as well.
“Upon being brought to the police station for processing, Gomes continued his disruptive behavior, causing damage to the department's detainee holding area,” police said in a release.
Gomes will be arraigned in Fall River District Court Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felony, larceny from a building, assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and malicious destruction of property under $1,200.