NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police arrested an 18-year-old city man early Wednesday morning, after he was observed breaking into vehicles.

Police were called to the parking lot of Red J's Colonial Lounge at 24 Clifford Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. A witness reported seeing the man break into vehicles in the parking lot.

Arrested was David April of 154 Collette Street. He was charged with three counts of breaking and entering into a vehicle and carrying a weapon, after he was found to be in possession of a knife larger than the two-and-a-half inches allowed by law.