Police arrest woman for allegedly breaking into vehicle
A New Bedford woman was arrested on for allegedly breaking into a vehicle on July 4.
Dartmouth Police said they were patrolling the Allen Street area at 3:44 a.m. when Officer Brian Parent spotted Cassie Mandeville, 32, of New Bedford, allegedly break into a vehicle.
Officers arrested and charged Mandeville with a felony count of breaking and entering into a vehicle during the nighttime.
According to police, Mandeville also had three outstanding arrest warrants, all related to breaking and entering.
"This arrest is the direct result of the dogged determination of our Patrol Division to prevent crime 24/7,” Police Chief Brian Levesque said. “As it is inherently difficult to catch someone in the act of committing a crime, this arrest is the perfect example of an officer remaining both vigilant and knowledgeable of the area which he or she is responsible for patrolling."
Police said car break-ins have been a continuous and ongoing problem and encourage residents to monitor their security systems and lock their cars.