Fall River man arrested for breaking and entering

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Westport Police received a call just after 8:30 p.m. on June 22 from a Blossom Road resident claiming her house was broken into. The resident told police on scene that several rooms had been rummaged through and approximately $4,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen.

On the same day, Fall River Police contacted Westport Police regarding a stolen moped that was reported to have been ditched in the area of Whites of Westport after being used in a series of home break-ins by 58-year-old Raymond Bertrand.

During the course of an investigation, police located the moped as well as property and prescription pill bottle stolen from the Blossom Road home.

Bertrand, who has three previous convictions on breaking and entering charges, was taken into custody by Massachusetts State Police on June 23 for violating his curfew.

He was found in possession of a bag of jewelry matching the description of the stolen items.

Bertrand is being held at the Bristol County House of Corrections as a parole violator.

Police are seeking any information regarding other criminal activity by Bertrand.

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