New Bedford man arrested for larceny after search

Sep 6, 2021

A New Bedford man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly fled Dartmouth Police by running into the Lowe’s on Faunce Corner Road.

According to police, Jesus Torres, 28, of New Bedford had seven outstanding warrants, all of which are related to larceny and robbery.

At approximately 1:20 p.m., officers responded to the Dartmouth Mall after getting a call from someone who spotted the larceny suspect.

Upon arrival, the officers were notified that Torres was last seen walking toward the Stop & Shop Plaza across the street.

Police said after officer Brian Parent attempted to contact the suspect, Torres refused to stop and ran into the nearby Lowe’s, sending the store into lockdown.

Officers found the suspect hiding behind some boxes inside of the store and quickly placed him under arrest.

Torres was charged with larceny over $1,200, three counts of shoplifting, and resisting arrest.