New Bedford Police Make 10 Arrests at Portuguese Feast
NEW BEDFORD — Police in New Bedford arrested 10 people during the four-day Feast of the Blessed Sacrament this past week, according to police spokesman Lt. Scott Carola.
They were taken into custody for a variety of offenses including disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest, Carola noted.
According to police logs, one New Bedford man was arrested for carrying an illegal firearm just after 11 p.m. on Thursday night, the first day of the feast.
Carola said the man, later identified as Luis Cortes of Collette Street, was approaching the feast grounds when he was stopped by the police security detail.
Officers found him to have a firearm that he had concealed in a fanny pack.
Police logs state that Cortes was taken into custody and charged with multiple firearms offenses related to illegally carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
The weapon in question also had a defaced serial number, according to police logs.
Then on Friday evening, police said a licensed gun owner from Fairhaven was found to be intoxicated and in possession of his firearm, which is illegal.
Police logs show that a man with an address on Sconticut Neck Road was arrested on Friday night and charged with disorderly conduct and carrying a licensed firearm while intoxicated.
After midnight on Saturday morning, a New Bedford man was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, and another New Bedford man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Sunday night.