Dartmouth man arrested following standoff with police

May 22, 2022

A Dartmouth man was arrested after an extended standoff with police on Sunday, May 22, according to Dartmouth Police.

The man, Derrick Paine, 40, of 1 Fenton St., reportedly barricaded himself in his house with a firearm following an altercation in which he brandished the weapon.

Police were called to the scene just after 5 a.m. in response to “several males fighting,” finding Paine locked in his home upon arrival.

When Paine refused to exit the building several times, Dartmouth Police called in the SWAT team from the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council.

After “extended negotiations,” Paine eventually exited the residence without incident and was subsequently arrested.

He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a firearm without a license. He also had an outstanding warrant for “motor vehicle offenses.”

“I am extremely pleased that there were no injuries as a result of this man’s foolish and careless actions,” said Dartmouth Chief of Police Brian Levesque. “I applaud the actions of every officer involved in this incident, as it could have ended much differently."

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.