National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2024

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW) is held annually during the second week of April to honor public safety telecommunicators for their commitment, service, and sacrifice. We recognize 9-1-1 professionals who are frontline responders during crises. We are immensely grateful for and appreciative of their hard work, and we applaud these “first” first responders for…

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Drunk Driving Arrest Leads to Firearm Seizure

    New Bedford, MA — Patrol officers have taken a Providence man into custody following a late-night traffic stop this past weekend. On April 14th, at around 3 AM, officers were investigating the erratic operation of a vehicle that had stopped on Norwell St. The suspect, Mr. ELIEZER MELERO, 27, of Sumster St. in…

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Two Arrests Made Following Attempted Moped Theft

New Bedford, MA — Patrol officers arrested two suspects after attempting to steal a moped in a south-end plaza. On April 7th, at around noon, south-end patrol units responded to a call for two males wearing ski masks involved in an assault in the area of the Seabra parking lot. Upon arrival, it was learned…

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Local Couple Arrested on Fentanyl Trafficking Charges

New Bedford, MA –– New Bedford narcotics detectives have made an arrest following a significant seizure of fentanyl and cash. On April 4th, Detective Jonathan Miranda concluded his investigation into a fentanyl distribution operation, which culminated in a search warrant execution at 164 Richmond St. The targets of the investigation were 40-year-old ANTONIO CONCEPCION-DIAZ and…

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Local Man Arrested with Quarter Kilo of Cocaine

New Bedford, MA — Detectives have placed a man under arrest for trafficking in cocaine following an investigation into his activities. On Monday, April 1, at around 11 p.m., Det. Nathaniel Almeida concluded his investigation into a cocaine distribution service being operated out of 89 Barrett Street.  The target of the investigation was ANDRES GALVAN…

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Suspect Arrested following North-End Shooting

New Bedford, MA – A local man has been placed under arrest following a shooting in the north-end sector. On Monday, April 1, at around 9:30 p.m., patrol units were called to the Earle Street/Ashley Boulevard intersection regarding a hit-and-run accident involving a man with a gun.  It was then reported that shots had been…

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City’s Decade-Long Drop in Crime Continues

2023 Annual Crime Report

New Bedford, MA — In 2023, violent crime continued to decline in New Bedford and is now down 58% over the past decade, with property crime down 55% in the same period. The drops over the last 10 years are reported in the New Bedford Police Department’s (NBPD) 2023 Crime Report, a data-driven annual analysis…

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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…

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NBPD Spotlight — S1 E1: “This is the Place That I Call Home.”

Ofc. Hector Rivera

“My name’s Ofc. Hector Rivera, I’m 28 years old, I’ve been working with the City of New Bedford Police since December of 2022.” “The reason I stopped your vehicle is just because your right brake light is out. That’s the only thing — I’m just letting you know — give me one second, stay in…

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Police Arrest South-End Man for Cocaine Trafficking

New Bedford, MA — Narcotics detectives have seized over 100 grams of cocaine from a south-end apartment. On March 18th, Det. Nathaniel Almeida concluded his investigation into a cocaine distribution operation being conducted out of 12 Roosevelt St., #2. The target of the investigation was JOSE SOTO-TORRES, 46.   A search warrant was executed at the…

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