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New Bedford Police arrest city man in connection with Monday night’s hit & run, shooting


“New Bedford, MA – A local man has been placed under arrest following a shooting in the north-end sector.

On Monday, April 1, at around 9:30 p.m., patrol units were called to the Earle Street/Ashley Boulevard intersection regarding a hit-and-run accident involving a man with a gun. It was then reported that shots had been fired.

Sgt. Andy Simmons was conducting surveillance in the area at the time and observed one of the vehicles leaving before hearing shots ring out. He kept watch over the vehicle as it sped north on Acushnet Avenue. Fortunately, Sgt. Jonathan Lagoa, along with detectives Matthew Sylvia and Emily Pacheco, stopped the vehicle at Acushnet Avenue and Shaw Street.

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The operator was removed from the car and identified as JOSE RIVERA SANCHEZ, 32, of 329 Highland Street. A search of the vehicle revealed him to be in possession of a loaded Polymer 80 firearm with a 10-round magazine, for which SANCHEZ had no license. The bullets in the magazine matched the brand of the shell casings located at the scene of the accident and subsequent shooting.

SANCHEZ was taken into custody and charged with a variety of offenses, including carrying a loaded, high-capacity firearm and ammunition without a license and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building. He is currently being held pending a dangerous hearing scheduled for later in the week.

If you have any information you would like to share with the police, you can do so anonymously by leaving a tip on our website or by calling 508-99-CRIME.”-City of New Bedford Police Department.


Un hombre de la zona ha sido detenido tras un tiroteo en el sector norte.

El 1 de abril, alrededor de las 9:30 p. m., se llamó a unidades de patrulla a Earle St./Ashley Blvd. intersección en relación con un accidente de atropello y fuga que involucró a un hombre con un arma. Luego se informó que se habían producido disparos.
Sargento. Andy Simmons estaba vigilando el área en ese momento y observó que uno de los vehículos se alejaba antes de escuchar disparos. Mantuvo vigilado el vehículo mientras aceleraba hacia el norte por Acushnet Ave. Afortunadamente, el sargento. Jonathan Lagoa, junto con los detectives Matthew Sylvia y Emily Pacheco, detuvieron el vehículo en Acushnet Ave. y Shaw St.

El operador fue retirado del automóvil e identificado como JOSÉ RIVERA SÁNCHEZ, 32, de 329 Highland St. Una búsqueda del vehículo reveló que estaba en posesión de un arma de fuego Polymer 80 cargada con un cargador de 10 balas, para la cual SÁNCHEZ no tenía licencia. Las balas del cargador coincidían con la marca de los casquillos localizados en el lugar del accidente y posterior tiroteo.

SÁNCHEZ fue detenido y acusado de diversos delitos, incluido portar un arma de fuego cargada de alta capacidad y municiones sin licencia y disparar un arma de fuego a menos de 500 pies de un edificio. Actualmente se encuentra detenido en espera de una audiencia peligrosa programada para más adelante esta semana.

Si tiene alguna información que le gustaría compartir con la policía, puede hacerlo de forma anónima enviando un aviso en nuestro sitio web o llamando al 508-99-CRIME.”-City of New Bedford Police Department.

About Michael Silvia

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

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