National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The New Bedford Police Department has joined up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to conduct a fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at New Bedford Police Department, 871 Rockdale Ave, New Bedford, MA to provide a venue for city residents and others […] Read more »

Four Firearms Seized


On 9/26 at approximately 10:00pm Officers Andrew Ryder and George Lozado were dispatched to the area of 320 Coffin Avenue, which is an abandoned house, concerning a group trying to enter the premises. Upon arrival, they did not see anyone around the front of the house, but exited their vehicle and began checking out the […] Read more »

Another Firearm Arrest


On August 22, 2011, at approximately 6:00pm, members of the New Bedford Police Department Gang Unit were checking the area of Brickenwood Housing for a large group of gang members. They observed the group congregating in the area of Walker St. As they approached, the group began to run. Two males were observed grasping at […] Read more »

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 »