Local Man Arrested for Firearm Possession


New Bedford, MA – Patrol officers have arrested a man in the north-end sector for unlawfully carrying a gun.

On March 25th, at around 10 a.m., a call was received regarding a man with a pistol in his waistband walking on County Street in the area of Coggeshall Street.  Shortly thereafter, Ofc. Michael Dane located a male who matched the description provided.  Ofc. Dane approached the male and conducted a search, soon discovering that he was carrying a firearm in his front waistband.

The male was identified as JONATAS MENDES, 40, of Hazard Court. MENDES did not have a license to possess the gun which was a .38 caliber revolver.  He was taken into custody and charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

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