New Bedford Police Take Stolen Gun off Street, Arrest Three
NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police took a stolen firearm off the street and arrested three people Wednesday, including one with a lengthy criminal record, in the parking lot of Wonder Bowl after a report of possible drug activity.
Police responded to the lot of the bowling alley at 66 Hathaway Road, where two cars that had been observed in suspicious activity pulled in. They were seen parked near each other, with occupants engaged in suspicious behavior.
Upon further investigation, police located crack cocaine, a Smith and Wesson 9mm firearm with rounds in the magazine, and more than $2,000 in cash in one of the vehicles. The serial number of the firearm had been damaged, and the firearm was reported to be stolen.
Police charged 34-year-old Randy Perez-Rodriguez of 18 Myrtle St. Apt. 1, New Bedford, with possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number; carrying a firearm without a license; possession of cocaine; possession of cocaine with intent to distribute; conspiracy to violate drug laws; unlawful possession of ammunition; and receiving stolen property over $250.
Perez-Rodriguez has a lengthy criminal record, with 31 adult arraignments. He was twice sentenced to serve 18 months in the House of Correction in 2013 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He also was sentenced to serve six months in the House of Correction in 2011 for threats.
He is being held without bail and is scheduled for a dangerousness hearing next week.
The driver of the second vehicle, 25-year-old Sarah Nicole Guy, 58 Fourth St. Apt. 1, Fall River, was charged with carrying a weapon; conspiracy to violate drug laws; and on a warrant arrest. She was found in possession of a knife larger than allowed by city ordinances.
The driver of the first vehicle, 48-year-old Karl Matthew Beaudoin, 13 Suffolk Ave., Apt. 1, Dartmouth, was charged with possession of cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
--New Bedford Police