Two Fall River Men Arrested in Connection to Amber Alert
DARTMOUTH — Two men from Fall River have been arrested and charged in connection to an incident in which authorities believed a woman and her infant had possibly been abducted in Dartmouth Thursday morning.
The incident led to an Amber Alert being issued, although police later learned the incident was not, in fact, an abduction.
Dartmouth police say officers were called to 1143 Tucker Rd. at around 11:22 a.m. Thursday for a report of several people arguing.
A man involved in the altercation told police that another man, later identified as 21-year-old Jeremias Cabral, threatened him with a knife and stole his cell phone before forcing a woman and her baby into a car.
The car, a Mitsubishi Lancer, left the scene driven by another man, later identified by police as 28-year-old Michael Abrantes.
Authorities believed the well-being of both the woman and her six-month-old infant were in danger and issued an Amber Alert, Dartmouth police stated.
According to police, the woman and baby were found unharmed in Fall River a short time later due to "the collective effort" between Dartmouth police, Massachusetts State Police, and Fall River police.
She told police that she and the child had not been abducted or threatened, but had left willingly.
Both Cabral and Abrantes were found and taken into custody.
Cabral is charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon and larceny, and Abrantes is charged with possessing both a class A and class B drug.
Dartmouth Police Chief Brian Levesque said, "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."