“On Saturday, September 30, 2023 at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the Dartmouth Police Department responded to the Capri Motel in an attempt to arrest Willie VINNIE, 45, of John Street, Fall River, on an outstanding probation warrant.
While attempting to take VINNIE into custody, he barricaded himself inside of his room.
After several unsuccessful attempts were made to have VINNIE exit the room, both negotiators and S.W.A.T. team members from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council were requested.
After negotiations with VINNIE proved to be ineffective, the decision was made for S.W.A.T. team members to enter the room.
After VINNIE was taken into custody, he was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he still remains under evaluation.
The entire incident lasted approximately three and a half hours.
In addition to the warrant, VINNIE was also charged with resisting arrest.
According the Dartmouth Chief of Police, Brian P. LEVESQUE, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of this incident, as none of the involved officers were injured as a result of this man’s reckless and dangerous actions.” ”