MATTAPOISETT (WBSM) — Mattapoisett Police recently arrested a New Bedford man with an illegal firearm who was also a fugitive from justice in New York.

According to a police Facebook post, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 6 on Friday, December 22 at about 9:32 p.m.

A registration check of the vehicle, a 2009 Acura MDX, indicated the vehicle had an expired inspection sticker, and police said the registered owner, Derrick Costa, 36, of New Bedford, had an active arrest warrant.

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Police searched the vehicle and discovered a .38-caliber revolver pistol. Police said it was later learned that Costa also had an active warrant for his arrest out of New York for criminal possession of a firearm.

Costa was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm without a license to carry and being a fugitive from justice.

He was arraigned in Wareham Fourth District Court on Tuesday, December 26.

Crime Rate Statistics in Southcoast Towns

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Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes.

The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded.

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