Two men arrested following incident that triggered amber alert

Dec 2, 2022

Dartmouth Police arrested two Fall River men on Thursday, Dec. 1 following an incident that triggered an amber alert, police said.

The police first responded to 1143 Tucker Road at 11:22 a.m. on Thursday, after receiving a call about several people arguing.

Upon arrival, Officer Craig Cote was advised by a man involved in the incident that he had been threatened with a knife and had his cell phone stolen by Jeremias Cabral, 21, of Fall River. The man further stated that Cabral had forced a woman and her infant child into a vehicle operated by a third man, Michael Abrantes, 28, also of Fall River.

The vehicle had already fled when Cote arrived on the scene.

Believing that the woman and child could be in danger, police issued an amber alert for the suspects and their vehicle.

After a short search by Dartmouth, Fall River, and Massachusetts State Police, the woman and child were found unharmed in Fall River along with the two suspects, who were taken into custody.

Upon being interviewed by detectives, the woman attested that she had not been abducted and left willingly without being threatened.

As a result of the incident, Cabral was charged with larceny and assault by means of a dangerous weapon and Abrantes was charged with possession of class A and B drugs.

“I am extremely pleased that there were no injuries as a result of this incident, and I would also like to acknowledge the exemplary teamwork put forward by all of the involved agencies,” Dartmouth Chief of Police, Brian Levesque said in response to the incident.