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Dartmouth man arrested for impersonating a police officer and attempted burglary


On Wednesday, November 20, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Dartmouth Police responded to Avis Street, after receiving a 9-1-1 call from a homeowner reporting that a male was attempting to break into their house.

Upon arrival, Officer Joseph Hilchey observed a male suspect flee into a wooded area abutting the house. During an interview with the homeowner, it was learned that the male suspect, who was allegedly holding a metal pipe during the incident, knocked loudly on the door, then announced “This is the police! I have a warrant! Open the door!” It was at this point that the homeowner called 9-1-1 for assistance.

The homeowner further stated that after calling 9-1-1, and before the suspect fled into the woods, he attempted to gain entry into the house by kicking both the front and back door.

At approximately 3:57 a.m., Officer Hilchey observed a male matching the description of the suspect walking in the area of the attempted burglary.

After identifying the male as 20-year old Joshua Correia of Dartmouth who was arrested and charged with vandalizing property, impersonating a police officer, and attempted burglary.

Subsequent to being booked at Dartmouth Police Headquarters, Correia was transported to New Bedford District Court to be arraigned.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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  1. Homeboy just wanted some percs let him go my nigga

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