Suspect in New Bedford Kidnap and Rape Added to Most Wanted List

Other warrants open from Lynn, Lawrence, Framingham and Plymouth District Courts
State Police "Most Wanted" poster for Carlos M. Vizcaino

From Massachusetts State Police:

The Massachusetts State Police today added to our list of Most Wanted fugitives a man who kidnapped and raped a woman at knifepoint, over several hours, in New Bedford last year. Troopers assigned to the MSP’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and New Bedford Police are working around the clock to locate CARLOS M. VIZCAINO, 33, who has used numerous aliases and is actively trying to evade law enforcement.

In the early morning hours of May 31, 2018, New Bedford Police responded to a report of an unclothed female running from a vehicle. Responding officers discovered the victim with obvious injuries and got her to a local hospital. Subsequent investigation by New Bedford detectives suggests that VIZCAINO held the victim against her will at knifepoint for several hours and sexually and physically assaulted. The victim, who is in her mid-20s, forced her escape from his vehicle, where the assaults had occurred, and ran toward a stranger’s car. VIZCAINO fled in his vehicle and the occupant of the other car called police.

VIZCAINO, whom is reported to be a native of the Dominican Republic but has previously claimed to be from Puerto Rico, has used numerous aliases in the past, including the names LUIS CASTRO, ANGEL MAYSONET, LUIS LINARES, and CARLOS VIZCANO (no i). He has used various dates of birth and Social Security numbers with his aliases.

VIZCAINO is about 5’7” and 185 lbs., is white Hispanic, and has black hair and brown eyes (Most Wanted poster and supplemental poster attached). He has tattoos on his upper left arm and right shoulder, and scars on his forehead. He has ties to Lynn and Lawrence as well as to New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

Police obtained a warrant from New Bedford District Court charging VIZCAINO with the following offenses: armed kidnapping with sexual assault; rape with threat of bodily injury; and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He additionally has four other Massachusetts warrants for various motor vehicle violations issued out of the Lynn, Lawrence, Framingham and Plymouth District Courts, and has another warrant, under the name ANGEL MAYSONET, for motor vehicle offenses out of a court in Salem, N.H. 

Evidence suggests VIZCAINO has used a New Hampshire license under the name ANGEL MAYSONET during an prior interaction with police in Salem, N.H., as well as a Rhode Island license under the name LUIS CASTRO and other identification under the name LUIS MATEO CASTRO LINARES during a previous interaction with law enforcement in East Providence.

Anyone who sees VIZCAINO or has information about him or his whereabouts is urged to call 911 or the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).


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