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Fall River Man Arrested After Police Find Gun, Knives During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop turned into an arrest for multiple gun and drug charges after Tiverton Police stopped his car for a non-functioning headlight on Dec. 12.

A 33-year-old Fall River man is facing two felony weapons charges after police found a gun, marijuana and three large knives during a Dec. 12 traffic stop.

Tiverton police stopped Dean C. Hillman's vehicle on Stafford Road just before 5 p.m. because of a non-functioning headlight. As police approached the car they noticed his inspection was expired and allegedly detected a smell of marijuana coming from the car. Police requested Hillman exit the vehicle so police could conduct a search.

As Hillman, of 16 Margaret Court, Fall River, exited the car, he informed police he was carrying a loaded Glock 26 9mm pistol. The gun was concealed in a belt. 

A further search revealed:

  • Three knives with blades over three inches.
  • Five grams of marijuana.
  • Five Rhode Island license plates.
  • A Glock magazine containing nine rounds.
  • One .223 assault rifle round.
  • Metal grinder.


Hillman was arrested, held overnight and arraigned the next day in Second Division District Court. He was released on $5,000 bail with surety

RU Serious? December 19, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Personally I find the story about the girl embezzling money from viti to be a much more interesting story.
fasted054 December 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Tiverton Dad, Who gives you the right to judge someone by a picture ? maybe you should post a picture to be judged.
Tiverton Dad December 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Why do you think I was judging him by his appearance? In fact, I cited the two felony charges and a drug possession charge as reasons to judge him. Nowhere did I reference his appearance. However, just below this post, Joe Sousa does reference his appearance and then defends his right to possess a gun. Go figure.
RU Serious? December 19, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Ah there is the pompous ass himself. Was waiting for him to chime in on this. So what you're telling us is everyone that has a piercing is a scumbag? Really, please tell me more of how you view the world from that high pedestal. I guess sitting in the VIP club drinking your life away is so much better than everyone around you. You're a real piece of work joe. Luckily every thinks that you are as big a d-bag as I do. I can't wait for you to get a DUI so I can throw poop at you the same way you do to everyone that gets arrested here in our lovely town.
Rachel December 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
I have meet him before at his place of buisness and he is always very nice! I'm sure there is more to this story but with the recent tragedies people are jumping off the handle alittle too quickly.
b kcaj December 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM
There's an old saying "Ru Serious", which fits Joe Sousa to a "T": A leopard never changes it's spots.
RU Serious? December 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM
So true so true. Can't wait for his long fall from grace to happen to him, so he knows how it feels to see his ugly mug up there. Having been victim myself before, I'll be laugh my ass off for sure.
Joe Sousa. December 19, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Rhode Island NRA ILA Institute for Legislative Action Gun Laws Updated as of Tuesday, November 01, 2011. STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Article 1, Section 22. Important/Relevant Gun Laws RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS HANDGUNS Permit to Purchase No* No** Registration of Firearms No No Licensing of Owners No No Permit to Carry No Yes Hand guns require a permit to carry
fasted054 December 19, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Tiverton Dad , It was a comment to the statement you made " another fine citizen with a gun" . So it's safe to say every fine citizen has a gun ?
RU Serious? December 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Oh this is rich!! Please tell me that His Holiness, the High and Mighty Joe Sousa, goes scrapping like us mere mortals!! And spelling check, it's wear, not where. I guess I should state that even tho I find you to be insufferable, I still did vote for you. Dunno why, but I did. Guess I'm not as smart as I pretend to be either.
Renee Cwiek December 20, 2012 at 12:19 PM
It's though, not tho. If you're going to pick on someone's spelling, at least get your own right.
b kcaj December 20, 2012 at 01:02 PM
"RU Serious"-While you appear to be an intelligent individual, you actually voted for Joe Sousa? Please tell us you forgot to take your glasses into the voting booth, were intoxicated when you went to vote, or something of that nature. Fortunately you have seen the error of your ways, and even more fortunately, Joe Sousa lost the election, and the town is a better place because of it.
RU Serious? December 20, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Tho is an abbreviation, not a complete swing and a miss at getting something right. I'm sure Ms Renee has never taken the short way home ever in her life. And yeah, if I had realized they were one in the same, I may not have been hoodwinked into casting a misguided vote. Luckily everyone else had my back, as the kids say, and my vote didn't matter (once again).
b kcaj December 20, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Well said "RU Serious", well said.
RU Serious? December 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Thanks b. You're no slouch either.
Tiverton Dad December 20, 2012 at 05:44 PM
sar·casm /ˈsärˌkazəm/ Noun 1.The use of irony to mock or convey contempt. 2.The use of a word or phrase to imply an opposite meaning. Specifically, the sarcasm was placed on the words "fine citizen." In other words, I don't believe this person is a fine citizen at all.
Renee Cwiek December 20, 2012 at 05:48 PM
I guess you could consider it slang. Although if you're going to correct someone, I would correct them without it. I really don't care if you have a go at Joe. It just made your argument look silly. And I frequently take the short cut home. I don't like to waste gas.
RU Serious? December 20, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Tiverton dad likes to believe that all the worlds problems are solved by hugs. I doubt he has had any experience with a world outside of his home and a comfy office. Probably never had someone try and rob him at work or on his way to and from his little safe haven either. It's a scary world out there dude. Hugs don't always cut it.
b kcaj December 20, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Wow Joe-What a comeback. Did you think that up all by yourself? By the way, it's a miracle you spelled "butt" correctly, as you usually have quite a bit of trouble with homonyms such as butt and but, where and wear, their, there, and they're, etc. Also, as much as Superintendant Rearick is a great educator and leader, he gets an "F" for granting you that GED Joe.
Tiverton Dad December 20, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Sorry to disappoint you RU Serious, but I'm not a hugger. Maybe you should give Joe a call.
RU Serious? December 21, 2012 at 12:24 PM
It took him 4 hours to come up with that comeback, so I'm guessing he needed some help making sure it was just right. Guess he didn't realize that the 'b' in butt didn't need to be capitalized. I think I'm going to get little jojo a tutor for Christmas to try and save us from another year of the miserable conjugation, spelling, grammatical errors and redundant faux pas that he calls his posts.
fasted054 December 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Tiverton Dad, after that rant on words you had , I almost expected you to say " just saying" after all, that is the mentality these days. (ain't it)
Nicole December 31, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Rearick is a Middletown High School cast-off who had several elicit affairs with women teachers while married, flaunting it within the confines of the school...he's a loser and a cheat. Perfect for Tiverton, if you ask me.
Renee Cwiek December 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Keep your Middletown gossip in Middletown. Thanks.
Nicole December 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM
That's funny, Renee, but I don't live in Middletown. Why shouldn't where he came from matter? I live here, so get off your high horse, miss bitchypants.
Renee Cwiek December 31, 2012 at 11:16 PM
I enjoy the view from my high horse.
Joe Sousa. December 31, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Is it a rocking horse Happy New Year !
Renee Cwiek December 31, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It is Joe! Happy New year to you!
RU Serious? January 04, 2013 at 10:54 PM
Hope you both got DUIs.
Don Kieballs January 13, 2013 at 04:32 PM
i think the only mistake that this man made was not waiting till he got home to smoke. I have done buisness with him and he is a nice man and good at what he does. i also know that he has cooperated with the police on many occasions to keep his buisness legit. Also would like to say the removing of peoples comments are getting a little bit out of hand and are making following peoples comments impossible. Isnt to read peoples comments the reason we all come to this site?

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