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New Bedford Man Arraigned for October Murder in Fairhaven

  District Attorney Sam Sutter announced today that the 36-year-old New Bedford man indicted last month for the October 14th murder of 69-year-old Joyce Howland in Fairhaven, has now been arraigned in Fall River Superior Court. Joshua Silva, 36, of 26 Oak Street, New Bedford, is charged with murder and …

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Suspicious Homicide in Taunton

Taunton Police, State Police detectives assigned to this office and homicide unit prosecutors are currently investigating a homicide, which occurred in the City of Taunton late Monday night. Police received a call Monday night around 11:40 p.m. regarding a man being struck by a CSX transportation train in the area …

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New Bedford Mayor Receives Labor Honor

At a meeting of the Painters and Allied Trades Union in Downtown New Bedford, Mayor Jon Mitchell and Wind Energy Center Director Matthew Morrissey were each presented with the George W. Ripley II Memorial Award in recognition of their contributions to building “working relations between labor and management” and for …

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Third Arrest Made in Weekend New Bedford Homicide

District Attorney Sam Sutter and New Bedford Police Chief David Provencher announced tonight that a 25-year-old New Bedford man has been arrested and charged with the weekend slaying of 31-year-old Sharone Stafford. Police tonight apprehended Hailton DaCosta, 25, of 85 Mosher Street. Mr. DaCosta was arrested without incident at a …

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Two Men Arrested For Saturday Night Shooting Death

Two men arrested during the overnight hours in connection to the late Saturday night homicide of 31-year-old Sharone Stafford in New Bedford. Both men were arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Monday, November 25th. Elito Mendes is charged with carrying an illegal firearm, armed robbery, and the obstruction of justice portion …

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New Bedford Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking Program 2013

In an effort to encourage everyone to do their holiday shopping in New Bedford, the City is offering a special Holiday Parking Program. Effective Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014, the City of New Bedford will offer FREE 2-hour parking at metered spaces in both the …

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IRS Scam Hits New Bedford

Recently, a New Bedford resident received a call from a person claiming to be from the IRS. He was told that if he didn’t pay an outstanding debt, the New Bedford Police were in possession of a warrant for his arrest and would come get him. Shortly thereafter, he received …

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Domestic Dispute Results in 4 Illegal Firearms Recovered

This account is from the New Bedford Police Department. This morning at approximately 8:40am a female went to her boyfriend’s house to retrieve some clothing. He verbally threatened and shoved her. She then called police for assistance. Upon arrival at address on Austin Ct., officers learned that the male half …

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