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New Bedford Guide’s Top 10 Stories of the Week – 5th Edition

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A man robbed Tedeschi’s this week with a skeleton mask.

Here are New Bedford Guide’s top stories this week from our website or Facebook page. Click on the bold title to read the original story.

  1. New Bedford police seek public’s assistance in identity thief case – NBPD are looking for a woman who used a debit card to purchase $900 worth of Visa prepaid cards at a Kings Highway business. It is believed she has obtained the victims information and created a new card which she used at the store.
  2. Two men shot in New Bedford drive by shooting – On Monday afternoon there was a drive by shooting that took place in the area of Cottage St. and Robeson St. Two men were shot and transported to Rhode Island Hospital and listed in serious condition.The police now have a suspect. Noel Pizarro Carrion, 21, of 297 Coffin Avenue. If you see him call 911. Photo here.
  3. New Bedford police recover defaced semi-automatic handgun – The New Bedford police executed a search warrant last night at a 236 Hemlock Street apartment and recovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic Beretta handgun with the serial numbers defaced and 5 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. Neither party possesses a license to carry firearms.
  4. Man Arrested in Georgia on Charges Related to Suspicious Fire and Death in New Bedford – A suspect connected to the April 15th death of Justin Downey in New Bedford has been apprehended in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Sayeed Coggins, 36, of Providence, RI, was arrested during the overnight hours Tuesday into Wednesday by U.S. Marshalls
  5. Man with black skeleton mask robs Tedeschi’s – A robbery occurred this week at Tedeschi’s market located at 450 Ashley Boulevard. The suspect was not armed, but was wearing a skeleton mask.
  6. New New Bedford Resident: Musings of a Southern Transplant – Jennifer Hollie Bowles shared her experience about moving from Knoxville, Tennessee to Taunton and eventually to New Bedford.
  7. Fairhaven Police respond to man ordering young boy into truck – A man ordered a young boy into his truck in Fairhaven. The community came together and made the article viral on Facebook.
  8. New Bedford Police Department Records First Nasal Narcan Save – One of New Bedford’s police officers used Nasal Narcan to save a 37-year old man from a fatal overdose yesterday on Hillman Street. It’s the first recorded save since New Bedford Police were trained and equipped with the life saving drug.
  9. New Bedford on eBay – We built a page to showcase some nice New Bedford items on eBay.
  10. Local Death Metal Giants at Club XS – The Metal scene is making a resurgence in New Bedford. This week, four of the most talented bands in the area converged on XS Night Club Friday night.

About Michael Silvia

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

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