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Westport Police took part in the 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westport Woods Conservation Park. The event was at...
12/03/2021

Westport Police took part in the 3rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Westport Woods Conservation Park. The event was attended by over 200 people who received a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Clause. Officers took part and decorated their cruisers and passed out stuffed animals.

We wish everyone a truly wonderful holiday season.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

11/22/2021
The Holidays are approaching! Unfortunately domestic violence incidents typically increase around these times. A lot of ...
11/16/2021

The Holidays are approaching! Unfortunately domestic violence incidents typically increase around these times. A lot of women and their children find themselves celebrating these holidays in shelters like the Women’s Center in New Bedford. Attached is a flyer with a list of supplies the shelter is in need of around the holidays.

Please note for any clothing donations they must be brand new per Department of Public Health and the current state of the pandemic. Gift cards to places like Market Basket, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Visa gift cards are always helpful for purchasing basic needs and household items.

A small amount goes a long way, anything helps! Donations are also accepted at the Westport Police Department until November 30!

The Holidays are approaching! Unfortunately domestic violence incidents typically increase around these times. A lot of women and their children find themselves celebrating these holidays in shelters like the Women’s Center in New Bedford. Attached is a flyer with a list of supplies the shelter is in need of around the holidays.

Please note for any clothing donations they must be brand new per Department of Public Health and the current state of the pandemic. Gift cards to places like Market Basket, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Visa gift cards are always helpful for purchasing basic needs and household items.

A small amount goes a long way, anything helps! Donations are also accepted at the Westport Police Department until November 30!

On Tuesday, November 9th, we took part in “Coats4Vets” which was located at Gillette Stadium.  The event was sponsored b...
11/11/2021

On Tuesday, November 9th, we took part in “Coats4Vets” which was located at Gillette Stadium. The event was sponsored by the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation who partnered up with Massachusetts police departments to help distribute coats to veterans in need, with a focus on those who are homeless. This foundation has distributed more than 40,000 coats to veterans since 2016.

Today members of our Honor Guard took part in the Veteran’s Day Ceremony which took place at Beech Grove Cemetery.

Westport Police would like to say thank you to all of our veterans.

Happy Halloween 🎃
10/31/2021

Happy Halloween 🎃

Happy Halloween 🎃

On Friday afternoon several members of the police department passed out Halloween bags filled with candy, glow sticks an...
10/29/2021

On Friday afternoon several members of the police department passed out Halloween bags filled with candy, glow sticks and more to students at the Macomber School, Elementary School and Middle School. During the event, officers were able to spend time with the 4th grade class, playing football, soccer and basketball. We hope everyone has a safe and fun filled Halloween.

On Monday October 18, 2021 police responded to a residence on American Legion Highway to take a report of stolen money. ...
10/27/2021

On Monday October 18, 2021 police responded to a residence on American Legion Highway to take a report of stolen money. The reporting party stated approximately $7,000.00 was taken from the house sometime over the weekend.

On Tuesdays detectives spoke with the complainant and followed up on leads provided to police. Detectives obtained surveillance footage from local establishments and were able to positively identify Brian Harer, with a date of birth of 01-11-1989, in possession of a large sum of money. Detectives eventually were able to locate Harer who first told them, “it’s stimulus money.” Detectives continued to question Harer who eventually confessed to stealing the money. Harer is being summons to Fall River District Court for Larceny Over $1200.00, which is a felony in Massachusetts. The money which was recovered was returned to the owner.

On Monday October 18, 2021 police responded to a residence on American Legion Highway to take a report of stolen money. The reporting party stated approximately $7,000.00 was taken from the house sometime over the weekend.

On Tuesdays detectives spoke with the complainant and followed up on leads provided to police. Detectives obtained surveillance footage from local establishments and were able to positively identify Brian Harer, with a date of birth of 01-11-1989, in possession of a large sum of money. Detectives eventually were able to locate Harer who first told them, “it’s stimulus money.” Detectives continued to question Harer who eventually confessed to stealing the money. Harer is being summons to Fall River District Court for Larceny Over $1200.00, which is a felony in Massachusetts. The money which was recovered was returned to the owner.

10/21/2021
If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help...
10/20/2021

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help...
10/14/2021

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

-Boys who witnessed domestic violence are 2 times as likely to abuse their own partners or children when they become adults.

-Girls who witnessed domestic violence are 80% more likely to accept an abusive spouse as an adult.

If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

-Boys who witnessed domestic violence are 2 times as likely to abuse their own partners or children when they become adults.

-Girls who witnessed domestic violence are 80% more likely to accept an abusive spouse as an adult.

Saturday 10/23 at the Westport Police Substation, located next to the Cumberland Farms on Rte 6! If you have any unused ...
10/12/2021

Saturday 10/23 at the Westport Police Substation, located next to the Cumberland Farms on Rte 6! If you have any unused or expired medications they can be turned in for safe disposal!

Saturday 10/23 at the Westport Police Substation, located next to the Cumberland Farms on Rte 6! If you have any unused or expired medications they can be turned in for safe disposal!

A Police Officer was shot in Brockton a short time ago. The officer has been transported to Boston Medical Center. Keep ...
10/07/2021

A Police Officer was shot in Brockton a short time ago. The officer has been transported to Boston Medical Center. Keep this officer in your prayers.

A Police Officer was shot in Brockton a short time ago. The officer has been transported to Boston Medical Center. Keep this officer in your prayers.

Westport Police would like to remind you that October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." During the Covid-19 pandem...
10/05/2021

Westport Police would like to remind you that October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

During the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic violence has become a pandemic within a pandemic, with many victims facing the added pressures of increased economic insecurity, increased time in isolation with their abusers, and limited contact with their support networks. This has made it even more difficult for victims to access the lifesaving services and support they need. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

Westport Police would like to remind you that October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month."

During the Covid-19 pandemic, domestic violence has become a pandemic within a pandemic, with many victims facing the added pressures of increased economic insecurity, increased time in isolation with their abusers, and limited contact with their support networks. This has made it even more difficult for victims to access the lifesaving services and support they need. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or know someone who is, please help and call your local police department. Help is available 24/7!

09/18/2021
Photos from Westport Police Department's post
09/18/2021

Photos from Westport Police Department's post

09/09/2021

Labor Day Weekend Police Make 5 Arrests

On Friday night at 10:00 pm police observed a vehicle traveling on State Road with the front passenger head light out. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as John Kazen of Westport. A records check revealed his right to operate was suspended. He was asked to exit the vehicle and while being pat frisked, police located a hypodermic needle in his pocket. After a further search, police located pink wax baggies containing he**in, located in his shoes. Kazen was placed under arrest and charged with Operating After Suspension and Possession of He**in.

On Saturday morning at 2:30 am police observed a vehicle stopped on State Road with the passenger door open. Police learned the front passenger was sick. The operator was identified as Joshua Souza of Fall River. A license check revealed a warrant out of Fall River District Court and he was placed under arrest.

At 3:30 am police observed a vehicle traveling on Route 88 near the intersection of Charlotte White Road. This vehicle crossed the center line into the opposite lane of travel. Police stopped the vehicle and the operator was identified as Michelle Mello of New Bedford. After a further investigation, she was placed under arrest for OUI, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and a Marked Lanes Violation.

At 6:40 pm police observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign located at the intersection of Briggs and Gifford Road. The vehicle went through the sign at 20 miles per hour with a pedestrian waiting to cross the street. Police stopped the vehicle being operated by Christopher Andrade of New Bedford, who fumbled through his wallet and provided police with his debit card rather than his driver’s license. After a further investigation, he was placed under arrest for OUI and Failing to Stop.

At 9:45 pm police were running radar on Route 88 and observed a vehicle traveling 64 in a posted 50 zone. The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as Michael Andrade of Dartmouth. Police detected an odor of alcohol on his breath and he had slurred speech. After a further investigation he was placed under arrest for OUI, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Speeding.

08/31/2021

On August 19, 2021 police received a complaint in the area of 300 Old County Road of a young male who exposed himself to a 59 year-old woman. Police responded and spoke with the victim who detailed the event in which had just occurred. She told police she was walking down the road and saw a white Lexus driving slow in her direction. The vehicle pulled into her driveway and stopped with the passenger window down. She asked the male if he needed help and he pointed in the direction of his lap where she observed him exposing himself to her and playing with his genitalia.

While shocked, the female attempted to photograph the male who fled the area, striking a stonewall in the yard. A license plate was provided to the police who investigated the allegation.

A criminal summons was issued to a juvenile male for charges of Accosting, Open and Gross Lewdness and Leaving the Scene of Property Damage.

East Beach Road is closed due to storm conditions. Please seek alternate route if you need to be on the roads. Stay safe...
08/22/2021

East Beach Road is closed due to storm conditions. Please seek alternate route if you need to be on the roads. Stay safe everyone!

East Beach Road is closed due to storm conditions. Please seek alternate route if you need to be on the roads. Stay safe everyone!

Please stay off the roads all day and night Sunday.And possibly Monday as the storm passes and give crews time to clear ...
08/20/2021

Please stay off the roads all day and night Sunday.
And possibly Monday as the storm passes and give crews time to clear roads.

Thank you

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Please stay off the roads all day and night Sunday.
And possibly Monday as the storm passes and give crews time to clear roads.

Thank you

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

B&E LARCENY SUSPECTWestport Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help with the identification of the male pictured...
08/18/2021

B&E LARCENY SUSPECT

Westport Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help with the identification of the male pictured below, who is a suspect in a recent car break on Monique Drive early Sunday morning. Several items were stolen from the vehicle, including credit cards used at Home Depot. Also pictured is a Green Dodge minivan, possibly being operated by this male.

If you have any information, please call the Westport Police Department Detective Division at (508) 636-1122.

Thank you in advance

08/18/2021

On August 16, 2021 at 1:16 PM Westport Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area of 158 American Legion Highway. An accident investigation revealed, a stake body truck being operated by a female from Johnston, RI was traveling west bound when she struck the guardrail and then knocked down a utility pole holding a transformer and power lines. Prior to police arrival, an ABC trash truck attempted to pass the crash and was caught in the downed lines.

While police and fire were clearing the accident scene, Detective Turner Ryan observed a Ford Mustang drive off the road and crash into the trees along American Legion Highway near Robert Street. The vehicle was being operated by a female who was unconscious behind the wheel. After a medical evaluation by Officer Kyle Fernandes and Detective Ryan, it was determined the female had overdosed. She was administered two doses of Narcan by police and later transported to a local hospital by Westport Fire.

Traffic in this area was affected for several hours with police and utility workers who were replacing the downed pole. Traffic returned to normal at 11:30 PM. The original crash was investigated by Officer Todd Oliver and the second was investigated by Officer Kyle Fernandes who issued a summons to the operator for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs, Negligent Operation and Failure to Stay in Marked Lanes.

Received a nice thank you today! Bentley brought by a nice pick me up for the officers! Many thanks to you, Bentley, for...
08/16/2021

Received a nice thank you today! Bentley brought by a nice pick me up for the officers! Many thanks to you, Bentley, for your thoughtful gift!

Received a nice thank you today! Bentley brought by a nice pick me up for the officers! Many thanks to you, Bentley, for your thoughtful gift!

08/05/2021

On August 5, 2021, at approximately 9:30 AM, Westport Police
received a report of a Red Chrysler Sebring driving erratically
on Route 88. Officer Kyle Fernandes observed this vehicle as it
passed through the intersection of Route 88 and Hix Bridge Road.
The vehicle was traveling 60 MPH in the break down lane.
Officer Fernandes attempted to stop the vehicle using lights and
siren. The vehicle failed to stop and continued south on Route
88 and eventually onto Gooseberry Island.
Officers Todd Oliver and Scott Davis pursued the vehicle onto
Gooseberry Island. With nowhere to go, the vehicle turned
around and headed back towards Route 88, almost striking Officer
Davis’s cruiser. Officer Fernandes deployed Stop Sticks on East
Beach Road, deflating all four tires, which caused the vehicle
to come to rest.
The operator, identified as Tracy Furtado of Fall River, was
placed under arrest. She was booked and transported to Fall
River Justice Center where she was arraigned on Negligent
Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Failure to Stop for Police, Use
Motor Vehicle Without Authority, Unlicensed Operation and
Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

08/04/2021

On Tuesday, July 27th Westport Police received information from Chicago Police that a Westport resident, Thomas Baldwin was active on web site titled, Sammy “The Bull” Gravano. On this site Baldwin referenced a 2013 Westport case where he was a suspect in the breaking and entering of Saint John The Baptist Church located on Main Road. Baldwin posted, “They raided my house and said I robbed the church. The priest agreed. I never killed a human being. I will now. Watch them die in front of me would be rather joyful.” Police investigated the post and sought an arrest warrant for Baldwin. On July 28th at 2:00 PM police went to his residence and placed him under arrest. He was transported to Fall River District Court and arraigned on the charge of, Threats to Commit a Crime.
On Friday police investigated a motor vehicle accident in the area of 187 Adamsville Road and a car fire on American Legion Highway.
On Saturday police investigated a disturbance on Gooseberry Island. At 9:20 PM police observed a male operating a moped at the Hampton Inn located on Old Bedford Road. The moped did not a valid license plate, nor a registration sticker. The operator identified as Argel Miquel Rasario Caraballo of Dartmouth, was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Fall River District Court for Unlicensed Operation.
On Sunday at 2:00 AM police observed two vehicles drag racing on Route 6 at speeds in excess of 85 MPH. They were able to stop one vehicle operated by Tyler Schwartz of Fall River, who was summons to court on charges of Speeding, Operating After License Suspension and Drag Racing. At 10:00 AM police observed a white Mercedes Benz operated by Richard Janson of New Bedford. Following a motor vehicle stop, Jansen was placed under arrest for a warrant out of Fall River Court for Violation of an Abuse Prevention Order.
On Monday police completed an embezzlement investigation at the Westport Transfer Station located on Hix Bridge Road. As a result of this investigation, Frederick Ponte of Westport was summons to court on two counts of Larceny by Embezzlement under $1200.00 The Westport Detective Division is looking to speak to anyone who paid cash at the landfill in the last 6 months.

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Westport Police would like to announce they have identified the operator of the silver sedan involved in the hit and run accident which took place last Sunday. Westport Detective Division followed up on several tips which eventually led them to identify the operator, as 20-year-old Tyler Velho of Fall River. Detectives attempted to locate Velho’s 2012 Chevy Malibu at his residence on Thursday night, but were unable to locate the vehicle. A BOLO was sent out Friday morning to surrounding communities requesting a “Stop and Hold” if Velho or his vehicle was located. Fall River Police observed Velho standing in front of his residence, Westport Detectives responded and received a confession from Velho, who told detectives the vehicle was located at a body shop where it was going to be repaired. The vehicle was located prior to any repairs. Velho is being charged with Operating to Endanger, Leaving the Scene of Property Damage and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Personal Injury. Westport Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this investigation
Thank You so much to the Westport Police Officer that paid for my order at the Dunkin drive thru just a little while ago! That was so kind! Thank You For Your Service! Stay Safe!
Westport lost dog. Please click on the link and share: https://www.facebook.com/Westport.Lost.Pets/posts/3605861396189288
Hello, our dog Faith has gone missing on 3/2. She has been spotted around Gifford Rd as of this morning. She is shy and should not be chased, please call the owner ASAP if seen. Any help with sharing the post is appreciated.
Shout out to Westport PD for pulling over to help me find my missing car antler today! After all that searching, it had landed right in the backseat! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Merry Christmas and Thank you for keeping your community safe and decorated! 🦌 🎄 🎅🏻
What happened on rt 88 today multiple state and Westport police also a helicopter??
Scam? Jut received a VM from a Jordan (female voice) from CVS headquarters and they need me to call them to straighten out some information.. Any way the contact number given was 888-565-6078 at extension 6809. Just thought you might want to check it out and if ist phishing, let folks here in Westport know.
just want to give a big THANK YOU to the Westport Police Department! a young man got into a little trouble today at Gooseberry Island..had a little too much to drink and was passed out in a car next to me. The driver was not drinking-he was the designated driver. The Westport police and ambulance who responded were polite, friendly and professional! So nice to see and I just want people to know that the VAST MAJORITY of police are good decent people who do a very difficult job everyday!! Please know that people support and appreciate all you do!!
Kudos to The Westport P.D. I was involved in an accident today on State Road at the Supreme Gas Station , and the Westport P.D. were there in a matter of a couple of minutes. The Officer was respectful and very Courteous in helping us with our paper work and sent us off in a timely manner. Thank you Westport P.D.!
My husband was choking this morning and I called 911. Even through he was ok the Westport police showed to check in on him. Just wanted to thank the office that came to make sure everything was ok.
Thank You guy’s for all you do. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving 👏👏👏😊
Shout out to the Westport Police officers for coming out into the neighborhoods and passing out candy to the kids! 😁