Dartmouth police nab parolee after high-speed chase

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DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth Detective Matthew Correia apprehended Joshua Bishop, a 29-year-old New Bedford resident, after a high-speed pursuit on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at around 4:25 p.m.

Detective Correia, who was aware that Bishop was wanted by the Massachusetts Parole Board, spotted him driving a 2021 Jeep Compass on State Road.

When Correia attempted to pull Bishop over, Bishop accelerated and attempted to flee the scene.

Due to Correia’s swift communication, multiple officers converged on the area.

Bishop’s attempt to escape came to an end in the Stop and Shop parking lot on Faunce Corner Road, where he was taken into custody.

Bishop faces several charges, including speeding, reckless operation, and failure to stop for police, in addition to an existing warrant for larceny.

Following his booking at Dartmouth Police Headquarters, Bishop was handed over to the Massachusetts Parole Board.

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