Fall River Homicide; Public’s Assistance Sought

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit Prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in the City of Fall River this afternoon. Police received a 911 call regarding a man stabbed outside of 477 Third Street, shortly after 3 p.m. today. Upon arrival at the scene, first…


Investigation Into Police-Involved Shooting in Dartmouth Concluded

On October 23, 2014, Dartmouth Police officers were involved in the fatal police-involved shooting of Luis Roman, 25, of New Bedford. As a result, this office immediately began investigating the shooting to determine whether it was justifiable homicide or a criminal act. The investigation into the incident was led by Assistant District Attorney Stephen C….


Taunton Man Convicted of First Degree Murder of His Father In-Law

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced that a jury of his peers today convicted Richard Carreiro-Forbes of First Degree Murder, connected to the August 2010 slaying of his father-in-law, 59-year-old Douglas Carreiro in Taunton. Mr. Carreiro Forbes, 33, of Taunton, was sentenced this afternoon by Fall River Superior Court Judge Rene Dupuis to serve…


Narcotics Trafficking Ring Dismantled in Taunton

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn today announced the culmination of a 10-month long multi-agency investigation into the international distribution of narcotics which resulted in the arrest of three Taunton men, along with the seizure of four kilograms of cocaine and vehicles. The investigation was led by District Attorney Quinn’s State Police Drug Task Force,…


District Attorney Quinn to Conduct Free Seminar for Area Businesses

District Attorney Quinn to Conduct Free Seminar for Area Businesses What Employers Need to Know: Understanding How Domestic Violence Affects Your Workplace and Your Legal Responsibilities as an Employer Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn’s office is partnering with Employers Against Domestic Violence to conduct a free seminar for area employers, business owners, supervisors, and…


New Bedford Man to Serve a Decade in Prison for Child Rape

District Attorney Tom Quinn today announced the conviction of a 37-year-old New Bedford man, who had been accused of sexually abusing a young girl during the course of a five year period. Chad Mandeville, of 88 Willis Street, New Bedford, will serve 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty in April to charges of…