• New Bedford June 18, 2022 1:15 am

    Child Rape Suspect on the Run From Mass. With His Kids Is Arrested in Conn.

    A “violent fugitive” wanted on child rape and sexual abuse charges who fled New Bedford, Massachusetts, with his children this month has been captured in Connecticut, authorities said Friday. Leon Mejia-Vicente’s children, 17 and 5, were with him and placed into the custody of Connecticut youth services, according to the New Bedford Police Department and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office….

  • New Bedford June 16, 2022 6:35 pm

    New Details Revealed in Search for Child Rape Suspect and His Children

    Investigators are describing a Massachusetts man wanted on child rape charges as a “violent fugitive” and believe he has fled from the New Bedford area with his two children, who are considered endangered. According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, 46-year-old Leon Mejia-Vicente fled after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He faces multiple counts of rape...

  • New Bedford June 16, 2022 2:37 pm

    Man Wanted for Child Rape Sought Along With His 2 Children, Authorities Say

    A man wanted on child rape charges is believed to have fled with his two children from the area of New Bedford, Massachusetts, authorities said Wednesday. According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, investigators believe 46-year-old Leon Mejia-Vicente fled after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Mejia, a citizen of Guatemala, lived until recently in New Bedford...

  • shooting November 29, 2021 3:44 pm

    Seekonk Burglary Suspect Who Died in Shootout With Police Is Identified

    The suspected burglar who was fatally shot by police after opening fire on them with an AK-47 in Seekonk, Massachusetts, on Sunday morning has been identified. New Hampshire resident Jeffrey W. Groulx, 47, was identified as the gunman. He also had ties to Boston, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Monday. Groulx was shot three times, the state medical…

  • seekonk November 29, 2021 12:16 am

    Burglary Suspect Killed in Shootout With Police

    An investigation is underway after a suspect wanted for an early morning break-in at a store in Seekonk died in a gunfight with police.

  • New Bedford July 28, 2021 11:55 am

    Second Person Arrested in Connection With New Bedford Homicide

    A second person was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the stabbing death of an 18-year-old New Bedford man early Tuesday morning. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that a second person — a 16-year-old male — was arrested late Tuesday night in connection to the ongoing investigation into the death of 18-year-old Rayshard Normil-Jerome. Police had already…

  • New Bedford May 15, 2021 5:00 pm

    Man Shot, Killed Outside New Bedford Convenience Store ID'd

    A man shot and killed in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Friday night has been identified by authorities. The victim, 32-year-old Joseph Pauline of New Bedford, was found in the parking lot outside the Richdale Food Market on Brock Avenue, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. Police had initially received a report of shots being fired around 6:45...

  • missing person January 18, 2020 6:28 pm

    Body of Missing Seekonk Man Found: Bristol DA

    A man reported missing in Seekonk on Friday has been found dead, authorities confirmed Saturday. Searchers discovered the body around 3 p.m. Saturday near Gammino Pond and the Seekonk Public Library, in the area of 410 Newman Ave, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said. The Seekonk man was initially reported missing Friday, and the search began around 12:30 p.m….

  • Fatal Stabbing January 11, 2020 6:15 pm

    Fall River Man Dead From Stabbing in Parking Lot

    A man stabbed in a Fall River parking lot Saturday morning has died, authorities said. Police responded to a 911 call outside a housing complex at 2000 Bay Road. First responders found a male victim in the parking lot, where they administered aid and brought him to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. The man, 25-year-old Jorge Vieira of Fall…

  • arrest December 25, 2019 2:30 pm

    23-Year-Old Arrested in Connection to Body Found Behind Fall River Bakery

    A 23-year-old Massachusetts man is facing charges that include murder in connection to the homicide of a 39-year-old man who was found dead in a wooded area on Tuesday. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Fall River police received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday of a man dead behind the Gold Medal Bakery on Bay Street....

  • Massachusetts November 7, 2019 6:44 pm

    Woman Found Shot to Death in Easton Home

    Authorities have identified the woman who was found shot to death Wednesday in an Easton, Massachusetts home. Tamra Davidson, 49, of Plymouth, was found dead when police arrived to a home on Washington Street shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. She was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

  • DRIVER November 3, 2019 12:52 pm

    1 Person Dead After 2 Pedestrians Struck in Seekonk

    One pedestrian has died after two people were struck by a car early Sunday morning. Seekonk police say they received a 911 call around 12:35 a.m. for a report of two pedestrians struck on Oakhill Ave., in the area of Central Ave. Both pedestrians were given medical attention on scene. One person was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and later...

  • Massachusetts October 18, 2019 11:07 am

    Man Implicated in Unsolved 1990s Rapes Held Without Bail as Flight Risk

    A former Massachusetts man who fled the Bay State 16 years ago and was arrested in Maine this summer was ordered held without bail as a flight risk during his arraignment on Friday. Ivan Keith, 61, was arraigned in Fall River after he was indicted on three counts of aggravated rape in connection to brutal sexual assaults that date back...

  • Massachusetts October 2, 2019 2:37 pm

    Body of Missing Boater Recovered After Weekend Incident in Fall River

    The body of a missing Massachusetts boater has been recovered near the site of a fatal incident that happened over the weekend in waters off Fall River, the district attorney said. The State Police Marine Unit recovered the body of 35-year-old Marc Hanoud on Wednesday, Bristol Country District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III said. The Berkley resident was found in...

  • Massachusetts September 29, 2019 7:24 pm

    1 Person Dead, 1 Still Missing After Fall River Boat Accident

    Emergency responders are looking for Marc Hanoud, who has been missing for more than 24 hours following the boat crash.

  • Massachusetts September 29, 2019 8:07 pm

    1 Dead, 1 Missing in Fall River Boating Accident

    The United States Coast Guard is responding to a possible missing person in the water in Fall River, Massachusetts.

  • Attorney September 20, 2019 1:30 pm

    Michelle Carter Denied Parole in Texting Suicide Case

    The Massachusetts Parole Board on Friday said it had denied an early-release request from Michelle Carter, the woman imprisoned for urging her suicidal boyfriend via text messages to take his own life. The board said in a statement that it had denied Carter’s request for release, adding that she “needs to further address her causative factors” that led to her...

  • Massachusetts September 17, 2019 6:51 pm

    Police Seek Vehicle in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Interstate 95 in Attleboro

    A woman is believed to have stopped her SUV after fatally striking a man on Interstate 95 south Monday night in Attleboro, Massachusetts, then driven off, and police need the public’s help locating her. Troopers responded to the scene near exit 1 at about 9:40 p.m. after receiving multiple calls that a pedestrian had been struck, according to the Bristol...

  • Massachusetts September 15, 2019 1:38 pm

    Man Killed Outside Bar in Fall River Has Been Identified

    A man who was shot and killed outside a bar in Fall River Friday has been identified, according to authorities. The homicide victim has been publicly identified as 39-year-old Eric Voshell of Oak Bluffs, Mass., the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said on Sunday.

  • Massachusetts September 15, 2019 1:31 pm

    1 Person Dead After Triple Shooting Outside Fall River Bar

    A shooting at a Massachusetts bar has left one person dead and two others injured. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office says the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Friday at JC’s Cafe in Fall River.

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