Man Sought For New Break-In After Being Released Without Bail
NEW BEDFORD — Hours after being released without bail despite allegedly breaking into four businesses in less than three weeks, a suspect is believed to have broken into yet another business Monday night.
Adrian Lablue, 23, no known address, was released without bail Monday, Jan. 7 by Judge Edward Sharkansky at Third District Court, despite facing 12 charges in connection with four break-ins into businesses in the city's South End and not having a mailing address.
Judge Sharkansky released Lablue without bail, denying a request by the District Attorney’s office that he be held on $10,000 bail in light of the severity of the charges he faced, having no mailing address and having defaulted court twice.
Lablue faced 12 charges in connections with four separate break-ins. Those charges were: four counts of wanton destruction of property over $1,200; four counts of larceny from a building; and four counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony.
Those breaks were:
--Dec. 18, Jimmy's Pizza, 757 Brock Avenue. Lablue allegedly broke a glass window valued at $1,200 and stole a cash register valued at $400 and $200 in cash.
--Jan. 1, a second break at Jimmy's Pizza, 757 Brock Avenue. According to police, Lablue broke a glass window, requiring $400 to fix, and stole a new cash register valued at $650, which replaced the register he previously destroyed.
--Jan. 4, Inner Bay restaurant, 1339 Cove Road, Lablue allegedly stole $250 in cash from the register and damaged a specialty window that cost $1,500 to replace.
--Jan. 5, a second break at Inner Bay, Lablue reportedly broke glass and took $250 cash from the register.
A warrant has been issued for Lablue on new charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, vandalizing property and larceny from a building after police responded to a break at Seabra Supermarket, 41 Rockdale Ave. at about 11:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7.
Police say he broke a panel of the wall and stole nearly $600 worth of items.
Lablue is being charged with felony breaking and entering in the nighttime, vandalizing property and larceny from a building.
"I am very disappointed in this decision as it has impacted our community,'' New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro said in a statement. "I share our officers' frustrations when they do their due diligence, and in many cases put their well-being in jeopardy to apprehend individuals and prevent further victimization, only to see criminals being released to continue violating our residents."
--Information provided by New Bedford Police