Fall River Police Department

  • Agency: Fall River Police Department
  • Address: 685 Pleasant St., Fall River, 02721 MA
  • Chief: John Souza (Chief of Police)
Phone: 508-676-8511
Fax: (508)324-2809

Fall River Police Department is located at 685 Pleasant St., Fall River, 02721 MA. The Chief of Police of the department is John Souza. The Fall River Police Department phone number is 508-676-8511.

Fall River Police Department News

STABBING INVESTIGATION: At approximately 2:45am on Saturday November 3, 2018, Fall River Police Responded to the area of 227 Tuttle Street for a report of a male with possible stab wounds. Officers found a 68 year old victim with a stab wound to his left chest area and back of one of his legs. Immediate aid was rendered by the Officers and he was transported Rhode Island Hospital and is reported as being in fair condition. The injuries were non life threatening and he will make a full recovery. After interviewing the victim, he provided a very vague description of the suspects stating it was “three white guys with dark clothing” the victim also stated that he was robbed of $3000.00. The victim has no connection to the Tuttle Street address and does not live in that area. After officers canvassed the scene and spoke with witnesses they could not confirm the victim’s story. Officers did locate video surveillance footage and are awaiting retrieving it from the property owner. The victim’s vehicle was also towed because it was believed to contain further evidence regarding the investigation. At this time we are considering this matter highly suspicious given the vague information provided by the victim and lack of witnesses who could confirm what transpired. There clearly is more to this incident and we are asking if anyone has any further information please contact Officer Jason Fournier of the Uniform Division @ 508-675-8511. Anonymous Tips are also accepted through the Tip Line @ 508-672-TIPS

Pursuit and Shooting Update:On Wednesday October 31, 2018 at approximately 4:30PM, Detectives from the Major Crimes Division observed a gray 2018 Subaru Legacy Sedan with Tennessee Registration Plates in the south end of Fall River. It is a vehicle of interest regarding the shooting which occurred on Monday October 29, 2018. This vehicle was originally captured on a nearby video surveillance camera moments after the shooting occurred. Detectives were in a full out effort to locate this vehicle as they believed the individuals in it were suspects in the shooting. After spotting the vehicle, Major Crimes Division Detectives briefly engaged in a pursuit of the vehicle when it failed to stop for them once they activated their emergency lights. Due to the time of day, heavy traffic and Halloween activities that were beginning, Fall River Police called off the pursuit and the vehicle information was broadcasted to all surrounding police agencies including the Massachusetts State Police and Freetown Police Department to be on the lookout. Shortly after broadcasting this information the vehicle was seen by Freetown Police and they began pursuit, the vehicle then was briefly chased through Freetown. Ultimately, the vehicle changed direction and re-entered the highway travelling south back toward Fall River. Massachusetts State Police continued pursuing the vehicle as it made its way through Fall River. Fall River Police saturated the south end of the city in an effort to locate the vehicle of interest. The vehicle was found abandoned near the Italian Progressive Club on Slade Street in Fall River. Two individuals were seen exiting the vehicle and began fleeing on foot. It is believed that the two individuals were males. They were seen fleeing in opposite directions. One was last seen wearing jeans and a red hooded sweatshirt, the other male was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Massachusetts State Police Airwing was deployed in the area in an effort to locate both of the individuals that had been in the vehicle. Fall River Police K9 Unit was also deployed in attempt to track the suspects. Unfortunately all efforts were exhausted in trying to locate these males. Fall River Police seized the abandoned vehicle and it was towed to the Police Department for further investigation. An around the clock effort continues regarding this shooting lead by Detective Luis Vertentes and Dwaine Cabeceiras. Anyone that may have information regarding this incident are asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes or Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras of the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are also accepted using the TIP Line @ 508-672-TIPS(8477). Facebook Messages are also accepted.

UPDATE ON SHOOTING FROM MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2018: The 23-year old victim who suffered one single gunshot wound has been upgraded to stable condition and is recovering at Rhode Island Hospital. The Major Crimes Division has been working tirelessly on this investigation. At this time, Detectives have several persons of interest and are working on several leads regarding this shooting. It has been determined that this event was a targeted act of violence amongst otherwise known individuals. A post impact crime team has been deployed in the Flint Neighborhood comprised of both uniform and plain clothes officers from the Special Operations Division. Due to the severity of this incident and to preserve evidence in the investigation, the Fall River Police Department is not releasing any suspect information at this time. The victim will also remain unidentified at this time out of respect for his privacy and safety. Anyone that may have information regarding this incident are asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes of the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are also accepted using the TIP Line @ 508-672-TIPS(8477).

At approximately 10:00AM, Fall River Police responded to the area of Pleasant Street and Thomas Street for a report a shooting. Officers located a 23-year old male victim who was suffering from an apparent a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers began immediately rendering aid to the victim and also used a tourniquet to aid in stabilizing the victim. He was then transported by Fall River Fire Department EMS to Rhode Island Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The identity of the victim will not be released at this time due to the nature of the incident and the ongoing investigation. The initial investigation led the Fall River Police Department to believe there were possibly two suspects involved, who fled in a motor vehicle. A description of the vehicle and suspects is not available at this time. The Fall River Police Major Crimes Division is actively investigating to clarify additional details regarding the suspect(s) and suspect vehicle. More information will follow later today. Anyone that may have information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are also accepted using the TIP Line @ 508-672-TIPS(8477).

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Det. John Robinson PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Top Ten Apprehension DATE: October 19th, 2018 The Fall River Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Jessica L. Schoener Jessica L. Schoener age 31 LKA 25 Myrtle Street #302 Taunton, who was wanted on Charges of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Endangerment of a Child, and Indecent Assault and battery on a Child under 14 was located and arrested in Raynham on October 16th, 2018 Anyone with information on the whereabouts of anyone listed in the TOP TEN is asked to call the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511 or leave your tips anonymously at 508-672-TIPS (8477)

Smith and Levesque were apprehended in New York and returned to Massachusetts last night. On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 pm, Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers were dispatched to 204 Rock Street. A 39-year-old Fall River resident was placed in an ambulance and transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital and then transferred to a Rhode Island Hospital for more advanced treatment. Shannon Smith age 36 with a last known address of 204 Rock Street Fall River and Adam Levesque age 38 with a last known address of 1114 North Main Street Fall River were wanted in connection with this incident. The FRPD would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating these two individuals. This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Fall River Police Depart at 508-676-8511, Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras or MSP Trooper Christopher Dumont at 508-324-2796. You can also call the anonymous TIPS line at 508-672-8477 and leave information anonymously.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Burglary and Possession of Stolen Firearms DATE: October 17th, 2018 On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers Timothy Magan, Paul McGuire, Nicholas Pliess, and Kevin Lopes responded to 220 Johnson Street in response to a residential house break complaint. On arrival, the 27-year-old female complainant stated that a neighbor called her earlier and told her that her 'ex' was breaking into her apartment through the bathroom window. Officers entered and checked the building, locating an open bathroom window but not the ex-boyfriend. The Complainant told Officers her Vizio television, Playstation 4 console, various games and controllers, and her bedroom set were some of the larger items taken. The complainant also told the Officers that her 'ex' rides a dark-colored peddle bicycle equipped with a motor. While canvassing the area, Officers Pliess and McGuire located a dark-colored bicycle equipped with a motor. The bike was leaning against an open basement entry several buildings away from where the complainant was. There was an extension cord leading from the hallway to the basement. Believing their suspect was inside, the officers entered the basement and located a Vizio Television, PlayStation 4 console, various games and controllers, and a bed. The cord they observed supplied electricity to the television and game system. While looking for additional items the complainant stated were missing, Officers located a backpack. Inside the backpack were additional video games and 2 firearms, one an unloaded revolver, the other a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic weapon. As Officers continued to canvass the area, Officer Lopes located the ‘ex’ in front of the laundry building where he was taken into custody by Officer Magan. The ‘ex’ is identified as Isaac Allende Jr, age 26 with a last known address of 7 Old Colony Street #107, was taken into custody on charges of Unarmed Burglary, Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime for Felony, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition without an FID card, larceny over $1200, and Receiving Stolen Property. One of the firearms was reported stolen from North Carolina.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Kidnapping & Armed Robbery DATE: October 17th, 2018 On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers Nicholas Hoar, Kevin Lopes, Joseph Kubicek, Paul McGuire, and Nicholas Pliess were dispatched to an Alden Street address in response to an armed robbery complaint. On arrival, the 53-year-old male complainant stated that he met up with two females and a male around 2:30 a.m. and they all agreed to go to the complainants' apartment to drink beer. After a short while, the male told the complainant to have sex with his women and pay him $100 for each one or he was going to stab him. The male then pulled out a folding knife and extended the blade. The complainant stated he ran into the bathroom. The complainant stated that the females locked him in the bathroom where he stayed for about 30 minutes. The complainant stated he yelled for help until a neighbor arrived. As the neighbor arrived, the male and two females fled the apartment carrying the complainants' laptop, cell phone, and prescription medication. While Officers were canvassing the area, the complainant contacted Officer Hoar and informed him that the people who robbed him were at 286 Flint Street. Officers Hoar, Pliess, McGuire, and Kubicek responded to that location. After making entry, Officers located a male and female matching the descriptions provided by the victim. Also located on a table inside the apartment where the laptop, cell phone, and medication bottle with the complainants' name on it. The male, identified as Jonathan Belton age 44 – currently homeless, and the female, identified as Kathleen Snitzer age 32 – 7 Division Street #3 Fall River, were taken into custody on charges of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping. This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information on the second female is urged to contact Officer Nicholas Hoar at 508-676-8511. You can also call the anonymous TIPS line at 508-672-8477 and leave tips anonymously.

Guns for Groceries Campaign 2018: Please join us on November 17, 2018 between 9:00AM and 2:00PM at the Blessed Trinity Church,1340 Plymouth Avenue, Fall River, MA. In Memory of Rev. Dr. Robert Lawrence help us get unwanted guns off the street. Gift Certificates for groceries will be given in exchange for any guns that are turned in. No Questions Asked! https://vimeo.com/295597813

PRESS RELEASE Reuben Street Assault on an Elderly Female On Saturday, October 13th, at approximately 6pm, Uniformed Officers of the Fall River Police Department responded to an assault complaint in the area of Reuben Street. On arrival Officer Derek Oagles spoke to a 64-year-old female city resident who stated she confronted a male for doing drugs. The male became agitated and shoved her back causing her to fall and strike her head on the ground. An ambulance was requested and on arrival transported the Victim to a local hospital. At the hospital, after the victim received treatment, Officer Oagles asked for more details about the attack. The victim described her attacker as a black male, approximately 6 foot tall. The victim added that while on the ground, the male attempted to strangle her. When questioned for a better description of her attacker, the victim became uncooperative and refused to answer any more questions. This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511 or Detective Derek Beaulieu at 508-324-2796. You can also call the anonymous TIPS line at 508-672-8477 and leave tips anonymously.

On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 pm, Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers were dispatched to 204 Rock Street. A 39-year-old Fall River resident was placed in an ambulance and transported to Charlton Memorial Hospital and then transferred to a Rhode Island Hospital for more advanced treatment. The Fall River Police Departments Major Crimes Division, The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office and The Massachusetts State Police responded, conducted an investigation and as a result of that investigation are looking for: Shannon Smith age 36 with a last known address of 204 Rock Street Fall River and Adam Levesque age 38 with a last known address of 1114 North Main Street Fall River. Warrants have been issued for their arrest on charges of: Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon. This is still an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this incident or the location of Smith and/or Levesque are urged to contact the Fall River Police Depart at 508-676-8511, Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras or MSP Trooper Christopher Dumont at 508-324-2796. You can also call the anonymous TIPS line at 508-672-8477 and leave tips anonymously.

The Fall River Police is issuing an alert to members of our community who live in the vicinity Elsbree and Langley Streets. It has been reported that a suspicious tan colored van has been seen in the area with two Hispanic males. The males look to be in their mid to late 30s and approximately 5'8" tall, thin build. These males are using a ruse to attempt to distract residents while another male enters the home to steal items. One male during an incident walked in the backyard of a residence and was confronted. The male had a heavy Hispanic accent and began explaining he worked for a tree removal company. This male was communicating with the other male in the truck via a two-way radio. This male then lead the victims to the farthest point away from their home allowing the second male to enter the home and steal thousands of dollars of goods. The victims realized that the male's story was not making sense and returned to the home to discover a large amount of items missing. The males had already left the scene before they discovered the larceny. Fall River Police is asking if you see suspicious activity similar to this please report it immediately. If you ever had a question about door to door solicitors or feel behavior is suspicious please do not hesitate to contact us at 508-676-8511.

The company Aftermath who are specialists in the trauma cleaning and biohazard disposal business are looking to award a total of $16,500 in grants that can be used to further established K9 units or to create brand new ones. Communities nationwide will determine the top eight award recipients through popular vote. The Fall River Police is asking for the public's assistance in nominating our department to be eligible in this contest. Please follow this link: https://www.aftermath.com/k9-grant and follow the instructions to complete the nomination. After nominations close on October 16th, popular voting will begin on October 18th and conclude on November 2nd. Anyone in the community – whether you are a student, a local business, or a fellow officer – can vote to support their favorite K9 unit! Individuals may vote ONCE every 12 hours online and ONCE on Instagram (follow @AftermathK9Grant for instructions). Please vote responsibly.

The Fall River Police Department sends our condolences to our friends at the Taunton Police Department and the family of Officer Christopher Defortis. Officer Defortis passed away after a brief illness. He was only 46 years old and was an 18-year veteran of the Taunton Police Department. Please put the members of the Taunton PD and the family of Officer Defortis in your thoughts and prayers.

Armed Assault Incident: On Tuesday September 25, 2018 at approximately 3:26PM, Fall River Police responded to 42 Tecumseh Street for a report of shots fired. The caller stated that a male had been shot in the face with a flare gun. Officers responded and identified the victim as Joshua Oliver (d.o.b. 09-10-1995). He had suffered a single wound to the forehead and was conscious. Mr. Oliver was immediately transported to Rhode Island Hospital for further treatment. He remains there in stable but serious condition. Officers Keith Pires and Keith Custadio of the Uniform Division lead the investigation assisted by Detectives from the Major Crimes Division. After speaking with witnesses, it was determined there was an argument between Mr. Oliver and a male identified as Rajheem Chardonette (d.o.b. 06-18-1994) possibly regarding their gang affiliations. During the argument, Chardonette pointed a flare gun at Mr. Oliver and discharged a single flare round striking him in the forehead. Chardonette was later located and taken into custody. The investigation continues to determine a better understanding of the events that unfolded this evening. Chardonette was initially booked on the charge of "Armed Assault with Intent to Murder" he will be arraigned on Wednesday.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER DATE: September 25th, 2018 On September 24th, 2018, at approximately 6:00 pm, Fall River Police Departments Special Operations Division Gang Unit Officers Matt Mendes and Kevin Bshara were on patrol in street clothes and operating an unmarked police cruiser traveling west on Palmer Street toward South Main Street. The Officers observed a red Ford Focus stopped approximately twenty-five feet away from the South Main Street stop sign. The Officers pulled up behind the vehicle and observed the operator and passenger so involved in matters unrelated to operating a motor vehicle that they were unaware the vehicles in front of them drove away leaving the Focus twenty-five feet from the intersection threshold and stop sign. The Focus suddenly drove off, failing to stop at the stop sign and made a right turn followed by another right turn onto Peckham Street and nearly sideswiped the vehicles parked on Peckham Street. The Focus drifted to the left side of the road, into oncoming traffic then attempted to enter a driveway on Peckham Street. Officers activated the cruiser emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. Officer Bshara recognized the operator as Kristopher Moss and remarked that he did not have a license to operate a motor vehicle. Mr. Moss made several movements including turning his back to the officers, placing his hands between his legs, and reaching under his buttocks. After repeated request to stop his movements and for his failure to comply, the officer removed Mr. Moss from the vehicle for their safety. As they did the officers observed a large quantity of suspected cocaine packaged for street-level sales in the seat. The total quantity of cocaine seized amounted to 80 grams. Kristopher Moss age 28 of 124 Grinnell Street was taken into custody on charges of Trafficking Cocaine (a Class B Substance), Operating a Motor Vehicle After Suspension of License, Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign, and Failure to Use Care.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Unarmed Robbery / Arrest Fall River Municipal Credit Union 1110 Robeson Street On September 21st, 2018 at approximately 01:05 pm Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division responded to Fall River Municipal Credit Union 1110 Robeson Street on a report of an unarmed robbery. Upon arrival, Officer Nicholas Soule was informed that a male had entered the bank and approached the counter. The suspect slipped a note to a teller. The note read ‘I want all the money, don’t do anything stupid, I know where you live’. The teller surrendered the cash and the male fled the bank. The teller described the suspect as: male carrying a large bag, wearing a stuffed animal hat, glasses and a jacket with large stripes on it. Officers and Major Crimes Detectives were able to collect information and evidence which led them to the area of North High and Weetamoe Streets. While in the area they observed a male exiting a 1994 Suburban parked on North High Street. This male was carrying a large duffle bag and entered 72 Weetamoe Street. Officers were able to surround the house. Entry was made and the suspect detained. Inside the apartment, Officers located a large bag with a single $100 dollar bill inside and a large trash bag containing a large amount of cash. The suspect was Identified as Thomas Halpen age 56 of 72 Weetamoe Street and he is charged with Unarmed Robbery and Witness Intimidation.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Armed Robbery / Arrest Saint Anne’s Credit Union South Main Street DATE: September 21st, 2018 On September 20th, 2018 at approximately 03:50 pm Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division responded to Saint Anne’s Credit Union 2031 South Main Street on a report of an unarmed robbery. Upon arrival, Officer William Pavao was informed that a male had entered the bank and approached the counter. The suspect unfolded a note and handed it to a teller. The note directed the teller to give all the big bills. Upon receiving the cash the suspect, described as a white male with a bushy beard, wearing a black ball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, and jeans, fled from the bank headed north. Officers canvassed the area. During that canvass, Officers Frederick Mello and Jonathan Estrella located a witness who observed the suspect run past. The witnesses identified the suspect as a kid he knew from the neighborhood named Kalvin. The witness went on to say the suspect ran by without saying hi. Officers Estrella and Mello performed a social media search and located a Kalvin Boule with a picture. A surveillance photo was obtained from the Saint Anne’s Credit Union Surveillance system for comparison and found to be a match. Officers Estrella and Mello went to St. Anne’s Credit Union and presented their findings to lead Detective Dwaine Cabeceiras and Officer Pavao. Past addresses were checked and that revealed that Boule was the male in the surveillance photo and had just left a King Phillip Street address on foot heading for an appointment in the north end. Local taxicab services were checked and one was found to have picked up a male on South Main Street heading for South Coast Marketplace on Canning Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to South Coast Marketplace and on their arrival observed a taxi with a lone male occupant. As the officers approached, the male fled the cab but was quickly captured by Officers Guy Furtado, Daniel Mello, and State Trooper Brian Kilfoyle. Kalvin M. Boule age 25 of 184 Globe Street Fall River was taken into custody and charged with Unarmed Robbery.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit –Search Warrant DATE: Thursday, September 20th, 2018 On Friday, September 7th, 2018, at approximately 03:30 pm, Detectives of Fall River Police Departments Vice and Intelligence Unit were armed with a search warrant for Victoria Travassos age 35 and her 2004 Hyundai Sonata. Lead Detective Matthew Gauvin was assisted by Lead Detective Magan was assisted by Detectives Luis Duarte, Bryan Custadio, James Elumba, Athan Parousis, Brian Cabral, and Detective Sergeant Greg Wiley. Upon stopping the Hyundai, Travassos was detained and the search warrant executed. Located in the seat occupied by Travassos were numerous blue glassine baggies containing suspected Heroin, a digital scale, and an assorted amount of U.S. Currency. Located on Travassos in the upper portion of her waist was a clear plastic baggie containing numerous blue glassine bags of suspected heroin. In all 250 bags of suspected Heroin were confiscated. Victoria Travassos age 35 of 578 Osborn Street Fall River, was taken into custody on a charge of: Possess to Distribute a Class A Substance

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Top Ten Update DATE: September 18th, 2018 The Fall River Police Department has added two fugitives to the “Top Ten Most Wanted.” Rebecca Nater Payne age 39 LKA 386 Locust Street #3 Fall River, Ma. Is wanted for Possession of Class E Drug, and Possess to Distribute a Class B Drug – subsequent offense Mark A. Avery age 43 LKA 552 Buffington Street Fall River, Ma. Is wanted for Possess to Distribute Class A Drug, Possess to Distribute Class B Drug, and 3 counts Possess to Distribute Class E Drug http://www.frpd.org/topten_fugitives.html Anyone with information on the whereabouts of anyone listed in the TOP TEN is asked to call the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511 or leave your tips anonymously at 508-672-TIPS (8477)

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: FALL RIVER – Armed Robbery / Arrest Bay Coast Bank Robeson Street DATE: September 19th, 2018 On September 15th, 2018 at approximately 12:40 pm Officers of the Fall River Police Departments Uniform Division responded to Bay Coast Bank 490 Robeson Street on a report of an unarmed robbery. Upon arrival, Officer Amy Robinson was informed that a male had entered the bank, approached the counter and called a teller over. The suspect threw a crumpled piece of paper at the teller that directed the teller to give all the big bills. Upon receiving a small sum of cash, the suspect, described as a white male, wearing a red and white hat, a red sweatshirt, and wearing clear plastic gloves on his hands, fled from the bank headed north on Robeson Street. Uniformed officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division were notified and responded. Crime Scene Unit Detectives processed the scene and collected physical evidence which included the note and surveillance photos. Detective Derek Beaulieu of the Major Crimes Division was assigned the case and obtained the full surveillance video from Bay Coast Bank. With that as a base, wanted posters were created and circulated to Law Enforcement Agencies. Shortly after the photos were circulated Det. Beaulieu received a tip identifying the male in the photo as Joshua R. Infantino age 30. Det. Beaulieu with the assistance of Detectives Dwaine Cabeceiras, Matt Rezendes, Moses Pereira, and Luis Vertentes gathered information about Infantino which lead to a basement apartment at 722 North Main Street Fall River. Detectives Dwaine Cabeceiras, Matt Rezendes, Moses Pereira, and Luis Vertentes were able to locate and take Joshua R. Infantino into custody without incident. Joshua R. Infantino age 30 with a last known address of 722 North Main Street Fall River was placed under arrest on a charge of Unarmed Robbery. Infantino is due to appear in Second District Court 186 South Main Street today.

PRESS RELEASE SUBJECT: Tele-Marketer Scam DATE: September 18th, 2018 The Fall River Police Department has been notified by the Fall River Fire Department (FRFD) that Telemarketers are calling individuals claiming they represent the FRFD and are collecting donations. Fire Chief John Lynch stated that the FRFD is NOT soliciting funds and categorically states no such fundraising is taking place. This is a phone scam. Numbers appearing on some caller ID’s are 978-908-2395 and 508-418-0979. If you have further questions regarding donations to the Fall River Fire Department, please contact the Fall River Fire Department at 508-324-2743. If you feel you are the victim of a scam please contact the Fall River Police Department at 508-676-8511.

“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” - President George W. Bush (photo by Susan Candelario 2015)

MISSING PERSON LOCATED: Richard Fitts who was reported missing on August 8, 2018 has been located safe in Boston, MA on September 3, 2018