Two arrested for Dartmouth vehicle theft

Jan 27, 2020

Dartmouth police officers arrested two people near TJ Maxx in North Dartmouth on Sunday, January 26 on suspicion of stealing a vehicle.

Jacqueline Morris, 36, of New Bedford, and Steven Vieira, 42, of Charlestown were arrested after a vehicle was stolen from a residence in Dartmouth.

Police received a call just before 6 p.m. on Sunday with information about a vehicle that had been stolen earlier that day.

Following the tip, Officer Timothy Riley found both the vehicle and the witness in the area of the Dartmouth Towne Center.

The witness told Officer Riley that both suspects fled towards TJ Maxx. 

More police officers came to help search the area and found the two suspects near the store.

Police charged Morris with two counts of leaving the scene of a crash, larceny of a motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Vieira was charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.