On Sunday, February 10, 2019, at approximately, 3:40 p.m., Freetown police responded to East Public Street for a report of an unarmed robbery. The victim told police that he had just parked his vehicle in his driveway when he observed a male walking a dog along the street. The male then walked up to the passenger side door and began to look into the vehicle. The male observed cash on the seat, opened the door, and grabbed the cash. The male punched the victim in the head as the victim attempted to regain control of the cash. Once the male was no longer in the vehicle, the victim locked the doors and called police. The male then began to punch and kick the vehicle.
Patrolmen Christopher Medeiros and Nathan Melo observed the male standing nearby and took him into custody. He was identified as Steven Bernard, age 54, of 7 West Public Street, and was charged with the following crimes:
Assault & Battery
Breaking & Entering a Motor Vehicle
Bernard is scheduled to be arraigned at the Fall River District Court.
Steven E. Abbott, Lieutenant
Public Information Officer
Steven M. Bernard, Age 54, 7 West Public St. Assonet, MA 02702