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New Bedford Guide’s Top 25 Stories of 2017

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20. Sunday Night Homicide In New Bedford Leads to Quick Arrest; Arraignment Slated for Today

This is the homicide referred to in story #22 – 23-year-old allegedly sliced her ex-boyfriends four car tires, smashed the windows and then reportedly stabbed 45-year-old Juan Roman.

19. Wanted fugitive crashes stolen car, loses arm near Route 18 in New Bedford

A man driving a stolen car drove down the wrong way on Acushnet Avenue near Beetle Street. The car thief was chased by police down Route 18 and then crashed on the Purchase Street exit. Video in the article.

18. Sunday Night Homicide In New Bedford Leads to Quick Arrest; Arraignment Slated for Today

23-year-old Zaishary Gonzalez of New Bedford was arrested during the early morning hours in September in connection to a homicide of her former boyfriend. See story #20 and #22 for more details.

17. Police arrest 15 in prostitution sting in New Bedford’s north end

Unfortunately, prostitution is a way of life in New Bedford, especially in Ward 2 north of Coggeshall Street. The New Bedford Police Department do at least one major “john” sting each year to let you know they are watching.

16. 16-year old crashes into home on Orleans Street while getting driving lesson

A 16 year old male was driving was getting lessons form a 19 year old passenger when they left the parking lot of the Normandin Middle School. The 16 year old accelerated west through the parking lot jumping the curb, taking out a sign post and then colliding into 119 Orleans Street. Video in the article.

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