NEW BEDFORD (WPRI) – Police arrest a suspected car thief.
Just after 10pm Wednesday night, a New Bedford police officer conducted a routine query on a vehicle traveling in front of her. The 2001 Toyota Avalon was reported stolen overnight from a resident’s home in South Dartmouth.
The driver, Brandon Edgerly of New Bedford, was pulled over and taken into custody. During the arrest, officers also found a folding knife, prescription medications and four credit cards that were not in his name.
Edgerly was arraigned in New Bedford District Court on charges including receiving a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a substance and carrying a dangerous weapon.