- Department of Fire Services
Media Contact for Man Arrested for New Bedford Arson
Jennifer Mieth, Public Information Officer
STOW — Last night, New Bedford Police arrested Xavier Betancourt-Echev, 25, of 330 North Front St. Apt. 3S, New Bedford for setting a fire in a 5-family home at the same address. The one-alarm fire started at 11:50 a.m. on February 28, 2018.
Members of the New Bedford Fire and Police Departments and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal jointly investigated the fire. They determined the fire was intentionally-set. The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office will handle the prosecution.