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. Officer Ronald Guerin, Officer Paul Hodson and Officer Roberto DaCunha made entrance into the business through a small office window where an air conditioner had been pushed into the business in order to gain entrance. A third male was located hiding inside the business and was arrested.

This case was an excellent example of a citizen willing to report to the police criminal activity, including coming outside and identifying themselves to the police after 1AM; excellent work by our communications staff to quickly get the information out to the officers on the street; and a rapid response by patrol personnel to apprehend the suspects at the scene.