201404.17
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Identity Confirmed of Deceased Male in New Bedford House Fire

April 17, 2014 The State Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the deceased male discovered in a house fire in NewBedford Tuesday morning. Through fingerprint identification, the deceased has been identified as Justin Downey, 29, of 55 Rounds Street. New Bedford Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning around 8:30 to report a…

201404.15
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Death Investigation Underway at Scene of House Fire in New Bedford

April 15, 2014 New Bedford Police and Fire officials, State Police detectives assigned to this office, and prosecutors are currently investigatinga fire-related death which occurred this morning in the city of New Bedford. New Bedford Police received a 911 call this morning around 8:30 to report a fire at a home at 55 Rounds Street….

201404.11
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Grand Jury Indicts Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace on Charges of Murder

April 11, 2014 Late this afternoon, a Bristol County Grand Jury returned separate indictments charging both Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace, both of Bristol, Conn., with murder connected to the June, 2013 homicide of Odin Lloyd in North Attleboro. Both men will be arraigned on the murder charge in the Fall River Justice Center on…

201404.11
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Investigation Into Discovery of Deceased Newborn Ongoing in New Bedford

April 11, 2014 New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to this office and prosecutors are currently investigating the discovery of a deceased newborn baby in the city of New Bedford. New Bedford Police received a 911 call around 6:30 p.m. this evening from a resident who discovered the remains of the deceased infant…

201404.04
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New Bedford Man Convicted in 2008 Fairhaven Murder

April 4, 2014 District Attorney Sam Sutter announced today that Brandon Callender, 24, of New Bedford was convicted of second degree murder in connection to the April, 2008 stabbing death of 30-year-old Joshua Fitzgerald in Fairhaven. Mr. Callender was also convicted by a jury of his peers of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon…

201404.03
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New Bedford Teens Receive Recognition at ‘Violence Transformed’ Art Exhibits in Greater Boston

April 3, 2014 New Bedford teens are being recognized by Violence Transformed, a prominent anti-violence art exhibit in Boston, for their work on prevention posters created at Bristol District Attorney Sam Sutter’s Summer Exploration Program. An annual series of visual and performing arts events, Violence Transformed draws upon artists throughout New England and selects works…

201404.01
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US Attorney’s Office and Bristol County District Attorney’s Office to “Conduct Your Future, Your Decision” for Area Youth

April 1, 2014 The United States Attorney’s Office Massachusetts District, in partnership with Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s Office and the New Bedford Public Schools, are conducting a crime prevention event for 6th grade students at Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway Blvd., New Bedford. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,…

201403.25
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District Attorney Sam Sutter to Offer Free Baseball Clinic for Fall River Youth

March 25, 2014 On Saturday March 29th, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter’s office will conduct a free baseball clinic for Fall River youth. The clinic marks the 65th free youth sports clinic offered by District Attorney Sutter since the program’s launch in 2007. More than 4,500 total youth have been served. Saturday’s free baseball…

201403.20
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District Attorney to Host Small Business Seminar in April

March 20, 2014 Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter today announced plans for an April 15th small and medium sized business seminar aimed at preventing losses and promoting growth. The seminar will feature numerous guest lecturers and will focus on topics such as preventing employee theft, business owners’ responsibilities, shoplifting, armed robbery, financial crimes and…