Firearm Arrests


On Monday August 15th 2011, the New Bedford Police Gang Unit attempted to stop a motor vehicle for a motor vehicle infraction. The vehicle failed to stop for a couple of blocks, but was eventually stopped on Lloyd Street in the northend of the city. While taking the operator of the vehicle into custody, a […] Read more »

Attempted Murder Arrest


On 07/22/11 at approximately 7:50pm Headquarters and South End officers responded to a shooting at 153 Acushnet Avenue. A victim, along with a firearm were located outside of 236 Purchase Street. The victim was suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported directly to a Rhode Island hospital for treatment. A second firearm […] Read more »

3 Males Arrested for Break into Local Business


On Tuesday, 7/19/11 at approximately 0112 hours New Bedford Police received a report of a break in progress at J.R. Weigel & Son located at 282 Nash Road. Several north end units responded to the scene and Officer Lorenzo Gonzalez was able to detain two males he saw in the parking lot of the business. […] Read more »

Kerry M. Castello Arrested


On June 13, 2010, officers from the New Bedford Police Department were dispatched to an armed robbery. The assailant robbed a convenience store while holding the clerk at gunpoint. Over the next several days, New Bedford Police were sent to similar robberies. Dartmouth Police were also investigating an armed robbery in their town. Detectives later […] Read more »

New Chief and Deputy Chief Sworn in


A new Police Chief and Deputy Chief were sworn in Friday, April 29, 2011 at City Hall. Chief David Provencher was sworn in as the New Bedford Police Chief, while David Lizotte took over as the new Deputy Chief of the 250 member department. The ceremony highlighted Chief Provenchers 32 year career. After being sworn […] Read more »