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Police warn of Snapchat banking scam

New Bedford Police are warning the public about a scam that is targeting banking customers through social media. Targets of the scam are contacted through Snapchat and are offered money in exchange for opening a bank account. Customers are then asked to provide their ATM card and PIN number, which the scammers then use to…

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NBPD honors 2017 retirees

Our retirees are all special to us. On Wednesday, Aug. 9, we held a ceremony at police headquarters to honor our 2017 retirees. They received plaques and our best wishes for a long, happy, healthy retirement. Far left, Deputy Chief Paul Oliveira, and far right, Chief Joseph Cordeiro, congratulated the retirees. From left, Officer Elvin…

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Officers help locate missing man with medical issues

Sometimes the smallest task leads to big results. That’s the case of Officers Bryan dosAnjos, left in photo, and Paul Pires who were headed to gas up their vehicle Monday, Aug. 7 when, with the help of a city employee, they found a man, disoriented and wandering in Oak Grove Cemetery. After investigation, the officers…

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Narcotics, gang units arrest 13, take two guns off streets

New Bedford Police narcotics and gang detectives made 13 arrests Thursday and took two guns, marijuana and crack cocaine off the street Thursday as part of a citywide sweep targeting narcotics use and other illegal activity. As part of the sweep, police executed a search warrant at 15 Warren St. Apt. 3 as part of…

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Parade route posted, safety urged at feast

One of New Bedford’s premiere events, The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, returns for the 103rd time this weekend, Aug. 3-6, at the feast grounds. One of the highlights of the festival is the parade, which will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The parade begins at Brooklawn Park and proceeds south on Acushnet…

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No parking signs posted for Thursday night street cleanings

From now through Nov. 1, certain streets will be cleaned overnight Thursday into Friday. This begins overnight July 27 into Friday July 28. No parking signs for this time period have already been posted along these routes in the North and South Ends of the city: -Acushnet Avenue from Coggeshall Street to Nash Road -North…

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NBPD seek public’s help in finding bomb threat suspect

Police are looking for the public’s help in locating Heather Perkins, 37, who is being sought in connection with bomb threats and threats of violence in New Bedford and throughout the state. Perkins is 5’4’’, about 147 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She has no current address but previously lived at 199 East…

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North End street sweeping set July 5 and 6

In a continuing effort to beautify the city, The Department of Public Infrastructure will conduct a major street sweeping in the North End of the city on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6. Streets between Coggeshall Street north to Deane Street, and Ashley Boulevard east to Belleville Avenue, will be cleaned between the hours…

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Operation Dry Water promotes sober boating

Drinking and boating can be a fatal mix. The port security division of the New Bedford Police Department joins law enforcement from across the country the weekend of July 1 and 2 in Operation Dry Water, which aims to reduce the incidences of drinking while boating.   Operation Dry Water is held every year around…

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Two new officers sworn into NBPD family

The New Bedford Police Department welcomed two new officers Thursday, June 29, at City Council chambers at City Hall, 133 William St.   Mark Conley and James Marinelli were sworn in as New Bedford Police officers by City Clerk Dennis Farias.   Officer Mark Conley, who attended New Bedford High School, has worked in a…

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