The Fairhaven Police Department reports that a 55-year-old New Bedford man was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a license and additional charges on Friday, 2/2/24
Carlos Brito, age 55, of New Bedford, was arrested and charged with:
• Carrying a Firearm Without a License
• Receiving Stolen Property Under $1,200
• Number Plate Violation To Conceal Identity of Vehicle
• Possession of Ammunition Without an FID
• Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device
On Friday, Feb. 2, at approximately 9 a.m., the Fairhaven Police Department was called to the area of Green and Cedar streets for a report of a suspicious person who was wearing rubber gloves and placing pantyhose over his head.
Officers responded and located that individual, later identified as Bsrito, in a parked Honda Accord that had stolen registration plates.
An on-scene investigation located a loaded, 9mm handgun under the driver’s seat of the Accord, and zip ties, duct tape, latex gloves, plastic bags, and a pillow elsewhere in the vehicle.
Brito, who does not have a firearms license, was arrested at the scene.
Brito was arraigned Friday in New Bedford District Court, where he was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing that is scheduled for this week.
Fairhaven Police ask that anyone with information about this incident call detectives at 508-997-7421.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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