New Bedford man takes police for a ride on 4th of July after allegedly stealing U-Haul

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Around 7:30 pm on July 4, New Bedford police received a call for a stolen U-Haul truck. Officers located the vehicle shortly after, but report that the driver refused to stop and drove recklessly.

Officers eventually got the driver to stop the truck on the 300-block of Brook Street. Police report that the driver resisted arrest, but was eventually placed under arrest. A small amount of suspected crack cocaine was allegedly found on his possession.

32-year old Christopher Bartolomey of New Bedford was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended/revoked license, leaving the scene of property damage, failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, larceny of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of a Class B drug, and two warrant arrests.

About Michael Silvia

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

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