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New Bedford man with 33 arraignments and 15 convictions, arrested again while out on bail


Patrol officers have placed a repeat offender under arrest for a car break following a shoplifting investigation.

Shortly after midnight on February 6th, south-end patrol units were assisting Dartmouth police. Dartmouth officers were investigating a shoplifting incident at the Cumberland Farms on Rockdale Ave. and seeking assistance with locating their suspect.

New Bedford officers fanned out into the adjoining neighborhood. While canvassing the area, Officers Juniel Jordan and Cameron Patota were able to locate the suspect, as well as a vehicle that had been broken into and rummaged through near Domino’s Pizza. The owner was on scene and listed the numerous items that had been stolen. These items were then determined to have been taken by the suspect who was identified as Mr. JAVIER MONTALVO, 45, of New Bedford.

MONTALVO was placed under arrest by the New Bedford officers and charged with breaking and entering into a vehicle at night for the purpose of a felony. He was also charged with possession of a knife, the length of which violated city ordinance regulations. Dartmouth police have charged MONTALVO with shoplifting at Cumberland Farms.

At the time of this arrest, MONTALVO had four open cases out of New Bedford District Court for which he was out on bail. He has a lengthy criminal history including 33 arraignments with 15 convictions for a variety of offenses. MONTALVO also has a history of failing to appear for his court dates.

If you have any information you would like to share with the police, you can do so anonymously by visiting our website, newbedfordpd.com, or by calling 508-99-CRIME.

About Michael Silvia

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

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