New Bedford Police Make Arrest In Shawmut Ave Home Invasion
A 46 year old New Bedford woman says she was awaken this morning by the sound of an intruder in her home on Shawmut Ave. She called police when she went downstairs and saw an open window with a chair up against it outside. After police arrived, they found a cell phone on the grass outside. They went though the contacts list and traced the phone to the suspect, 26 year old Felix Luis Valentin of New Bedford, who was picked up less than a block away. Valentin denied that the phone was his, but his mother's contact info was listed.
Valentin was found with a pocket knife, which is in violation of a city ordinance prohibiting the carrying of pocket knives unless engaged in hunting, fishing, or needed for employment. He's been charged with armed burglary and carrying a dangerous weapon.